Excerpt: Sony Ericsson's højt anset P-serie smartphones har længe været udstyret valg for mange søger en all-in-one løsning til kontoret, især dem, der ikke leder efter en Windows Mobile-enhed. Sony Ericsson P1i er den seneste tilføjelse til rækken. I dagens samfund at eje en mobiltelefon er ikke kun nødvendigt, men også obligatorisk, da næsten alle har til at ty til mobiltelefoner for at nå dig.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson P1i is a nice upgrade to its predecessor and offers an alternative to today's Windows Mobile and Palm smartphones, but we're ultimately disappointed by the kludgey interface and lack of 3G.
Pros: The Sony Ericsson P1i features a beautiful touch screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The Symbian smartphone also offers robust e-mail capabilities, productivity apps for the mobile professional, and good call quality.
Cons: The P1i doesn't support U.S. 3G networks and performance is sluggish at times. The interface can also be overcomplicated, and you're limited to Sony's proprietary headset and expansion cards.
Review: Sony Ericsson P1i - part 1: design and hardware
All About Symbian
2 June 2008
Excerpt: The P1i is Sony Ericsson’s new flagship smartphone product. Running the touchscreen variant of UIQ 3.0 on Symbian OS 9.1, with WCDMA, GSM and Wi-Fi connectivity, a QWERTY keyboard or handwriting recognition for text input and a 3.2 megapixel camera, it is well specified and a powerful smartphone. The P1i uses the same UIQ 3 software platform as the P990 and there are relatively few software differences between the two phones.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson P1i continues the P series which started with the P800 model 5 years ago, in 2002. That's a very long time and I personally would've expected to see more P models available on the market � but maybe less but better is more appropriate for SE's marketing strategy. It seems that P1i suddenly became the chain link between the P series and M series, in terms of design, as well as performance.
Pros: The first thing that catches your attention is the stylish design of the phone, and this is what I liked most. Music sound, pictures and battery are again some of the strong points of the smartphone. I should also mention that the device is 3G-enabled which will surely fasten you data transfer speeds. There's also a more "virtually" good thing that I should mention here: the fact that Sony Ericsson managed to join the office part and the multimedia part in one smartph...
Cons: The software of the handset and the "not working" WiFi need serious improvements. In addition, usability is somewhat low with such a tricky interface (UIQ3). Smartphone experiences too many freezes and lockups, partly from the buggy software and too low power CPU.
Conclusion: Verdict The P1i feels like a zenith of sorts for the P-series smartphone range. It's a culmination of the work Sony Ericsson has put into its smartphone series, which has resulted in a more realised device with superior multimedia weaponry. The Sony Ericsson P1i is definitely a contender for smartphone of the year.
Summary: This phone has a lot going for it, and more features than some Nokia devices we have tried, aimed at the same market. It's a clumsy package, though, but one that users could easily learn to love.
Summary: On the whole, then, the Sony Ericsson P1i is a so-so business handset. Connectivity is plenty fast enough thanks to the 3G provision and there are more than enough distractions, but we wouldn’t honestly choose this phone over any number of solid Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphones (some of which can also work with BlackBerry Connect) or, indeed, either the latest Curve or Pearl BlackBerry handsets.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the P1i is a stylish PDA and if you are using it to organise your personal life you’ll probably love it, if it’s coming to work with you youmight find it a little more challenging.
Summary: The volume of the 40-chord ringer is quite sufficient– it doesn’t deliver any problems, making sure that the device sounds loud enough to be heard in most cases. The silent alert is average strength-wise, but thanks to the casing’s thickness, there is no problem with feeling the vibration. It seemed to me that the volume level of the earpiece is lower that the Sony Ericsson M600i, in noisy environments it might prove sub-standard.