Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia offers a unique "Panel" navigation system, a unique sliding qwerty keyboard design, and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, yet the device is far from perfect, keep reading our review to learn more about the X1's ups and downs.
Summary: There's no way that I would have ever spent $1,000 on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 when it was first released and even now that it's been out for a few months and the price has come down, it's still difficult to recommend this phone over several other suitable alternatives.
Pros: Full QWERTY keyboard slides out the side, Unique Sony Ericsson Panels user interface, Plenty of built-in features, including camera and FM radio, Phone feels very solid in hands
Cons: Keyboard doesn't offer enough key travel, has awkward layout, Camera takes pictures with blue tinge, Resistive touchscreen can be frustrating to use, Still Windows Mobile 6.1
Conclusion: We're very impressed with the device, after initially doubting it could bring enough to the table to compete with the more affordable Sprint HTC Touch Pro and HTC Fuze on AT&T. The hardware is impeccable, the panels are both fascinating and useful, and of course there's no carrier bloatware!
Pros: Fantastic, extremely high resolution display. Excellent touch enhancements, though you'll still need the stylus at times (this is Windows Mobile, after all). We love the panels and don't find the time it takes to load and unload them unreasonable. The device is beautifully crafted, looks exquisit...
Cons: Expensive! Keyboard could have more travel and tactile feedback.
Was this hotly anticipated smartphone worth the year-long wait?
Good Gear Guide.au
19 December 2008
Conclusion: After almost a year of waiting, the XPERIA X1 has finally arrived. It's not the game changing handset that it looked like it would be when it was first announced, but the panel system has its merits and the display and design are first class.
Pros: Build quality and design, excellent display, QWERTY keyboard, range of the latest features
Cons: Lag, preloaded panels aren’t great, little internal memory, still need to use stylus, high price
Conclusion: So where does that leave you overall? If you need a Windows Mobile device, this is among the more user-friendly versions, but doesn’t quite go as far as some of the HTC models. However, the quality feel in the hand will leave an impression.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 : Le premier smartphone sous Windows Mobile chez Sony Ericsson
15 September 2009
Excerpt: Ce smartphone, tournant sous Windows Mobile 6.1 professionnel, profite d’ un processeur Qualcomm MSM7201A, cadencé à 528 Mhz. Il est couplé à une mémoire Ram de 256 Mo qui assure une navigation fluide dans les menus et une exécution rapide des programmes.