It does some things really well, like web browsing and messaging, but some of its high-tech goodies, like its display, actually seem to make the device harder to use, not easier.

- Michael Oryl , MobileBurn 

Specs summary

Screen
3"

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1's screen is 3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
528MHz

There is a 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G).


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One of the best-equipped Windows Mobile devices to ever set foot on the market

from GSMArena ( )

Looking back at Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 we think there's one major question to answer. Now, no need to get defensive - the X1 sure is impressive. It goes even further to outperform its main rival - the HTC Touch Pro - in a number of areas and even offers slightly larger display and higher resolution... More

Looking back at Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 we think there's one major question to answer. Now, no need to get defensive - the X1 sure is impressive. It goes even further to outperform its main rival - the HTC Touch Pro - in a number of areas and even offers slightly larger display and higher resolution.

However since the QWERTY keyboard is one of the key selling point and the Touch Pro has such great advantage there the choice between the two is really hard. And with the two month advantage that the HTC had we are quite confident that most users have already sealed a deal.

Still the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is a really good device, the purchase of which you are unlikely to regret. It is unable to solve all the usability issues of the underlying Windows OS but if modding and tweaking is your thing, you can achieve quite good results.

And the thumb-optimized X-Panels are quite a treat adding the essential fun element to the XPERIA user experience. We wouldn't by any means strongly recommend the X1 to non-Windows fans but they might still check it out - steps in the right direction are being taken.

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It is a true road warrior device

from MobileBurn ( )

In the end, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 comes across as a niche product. It does some things really well, like web browsing and messaging, but some of its high-tech goodies, like its display, actually seem to make the device harder to use, not easier. The X1 is not a real speed demon, though it is a... More

In the end, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 comes across as a niche product. It does some things really well, like web browsing and messaging, but some of its high-tech goodies, like its display, actually seem to make the device harder to use, not easier. The X1 is not a real speed demon, though it is acceptably quick for most tasks.

When the hits and misses are tallied up, though, the Xperia X1 is still a good phone. It won't suit everyone, but it will suit some folks exceedingly well. It is a true road warrior device. Even though its highly touted panels system fails to impress us, we still give the X1 a solid "Recommended" rating.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the new flagship smartphone for the electronics giant

from Gizmodo ( )

The Xperia X1 is kind of a mixed bag. For every good thing the phone does, there seems to be something detracting from it as well. From a hardware standpoint, this is a well built phone that feels extremely solid in the hand. But at the same time, it's not exactly the lightest or slimmest phone avai... More

The Xperia X1 is kind of a mixed bag. For every good thing the phone does, there seems to be something detracting from it as well. From a hardware standpoint, this is a well built phone that feels extremely solid in the hand. But at the same time, it's not exactly the lightest or slimmest phone available (even for a slider). The 528MHz Processor and 256MB RAM also give the X1 enough horsepower to run smoothly...most of the time.

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XPERIA X1 shines

from Engadget ( )

No need to beat around the bush -- the very thing that caught everyone's attention when this beauty was originally unveiled was its magnificent body. From end to end, top to bottom, the XPERIA X1 is drop-dead gorgeous. Yeah, you could probably credit HTC for that, but either way, there's no denying... More

No need to beat around the bush -- the very thing that caught everyone's attention when this beauty was originally unveiled was its magnificent body. From end to end, top to bottom, the XPERIA X1 is drop-dead gorgeous. Yeah, you could probably credit HTC for that, but either way, there's no denying just how striking this piece is in the hand. Sure, it's a bit bulkier than some of the fashionphones we've seen lately, but it's hardly "thick" for a WinMo powerhouse. In fact, we actually admired the heft and felt that it was just thick / heavy enough to feel "solid" without bleeding into the undesirable realm of "chunky."

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Full featured yet surprisingly sturdy

from Wired ( )

We've been waiting since CTIA to get our mitts on a fully baked X1. As the full-featured flagship of Sony Ericsson's multimedia phones we had high hopes for the device. The spec sheet reads like a recipe for excellence: multiple high speed data options, customizable menus, YouTube support, with musi... More

We've been waiting since CTIA to get our mitts on a fully baked X1. As the full-featured flagship of Sony Ericsson's multimedia phones we had high hopes for the device. The spec sheet reads like a recipe for excellence: multiple high speed data options, customizable menus, YouTube support, with music and video apps bursting out the no-no place. But seven months later?

Meh.

This powerful phone may have gown fat with goodies, but here's the skinny — even when the X1 swings at full speed, it never truly knocks one out of the park.

There's still a lot to be admired. At just over five ounces it has a dense yet satisfying heft, and its brushed aluminum chassis stylishly frames a bright 3-inch touchscreen. The exterior also houses two softkeys, an "optical joypad" (really, it looks like a nipple), a D-pad and two recessed banks of shortcut keys. Sliding the screen horizontally reveals a QWERTY keyboard and a recessed stylus hidden in the body of the phone. There are two input modes available — we chose a touchscreen/QWERTY/D-pad combo — but at the very least the whole package is elegantly appointed.

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6/10

What is really impressive about the Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia is the fact that this phone excels in so many different areas

from Dial-a-Phone ( )

When the Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia was first previewed at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of this year, it really got attention from people for being so different from anything released from Sony Ericsson in the past. This phone is based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System which means it... More

When the Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia was first previewed at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of this year, it really got attention from people for being so different from anything released from Sony Ericsson in the past. This phone is based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System which means it has a full suite of applications to offer to the user. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is promoted by the company as offering a convergence of communication features and entertainment features; this convergence is exactly what people are seeking from a smartphone in today’s highly mobile world and allows this new lineup of phones to compete in the global marketplace

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Rogers Sony Xperia X1 Big Disappointment

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No wonder X1 was rapidly thrown out of the market. I would like to be very fair so you can judge it. Before you start reading it: Do not buy it or sign a contract for it. $0 is expensive 1. The touch screen is not as resonsive as other devices. Even though is manufactured by HTC. I guess Sony or Eri... More

No wonder X1 was rapidly thrown out of the market. I would like to be very fair so you can judge it. Before you start reading it: Do not buy it or sign a contract for it. $0 is expensive 1. The touch screen is not as resonsive as other devices. Even though is manufactured by HTC. I guess Sony or Ericsson asked for the wrong specs. It is 1/3 of BB Storm II 2. Screen is not flashed with the frame. Therefore, it is difficult to operate the far right icons and bars on the touch screen. As a result you must use the stylus. 3. Keypad is badly designed. You will not be able to type properly. You will discover this within the first two minutes of use 4. Windows icons on trhe phone are extremely small. then use if stylus is a must which defeats the purpose of touch screen. 5. I like the Tri-band for data. 6. Telenav is not available. The "Wayfinder seems nice but not accurate or up todate"

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4.7/10

Xperia X1 wrong design big failure

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Last year, X1 was one of the most coveted devices in the market. the pictures in the Rogers website looked wonderful and the capabilities appeared to be awesome. It is a bubble like the US housing: 1. Screen - It is not flash so using your finger on the right/ left panels is very difficult. use of t... More

Last year, X1 was one of the most coveted devices in the market. the pictures in the Rogers website looked wonderful and the capabilities appeared to be awesome. It is a bubble like the US housing: 1. Screen - It is not flash so using your finger on the right/ left panels is very difficult. use of the stylus is a must and that takes away the appeal of a touch phone. - As it is a Windows Mobile device, the menus are very tiny. Hopefully, you have thin finger tips. - The screen is responsive though, in the places where you can touch it. - Screen becomes smaller than my HTC diamond. - Resolution is high but you have to press on the screen to bring it up. in normal mode, it appears as if one have not taken the protective plastic off. 2. Connectivity Wi-fi: It does not support N- routers. b/g only. you may not be able to use it at home. (Especially when browing stream media) Bluetooth: Cannot recognise Jawbone and others. Do not Buy. not even $0 for a dreaded three year contract

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4/10