Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The Sony Ericsson P1's screen is 2.4 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
208 MHz

There is a ARM9 208 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian 9.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1120mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1120 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G), 0 minutes (3G).


Reviews


MobileBurn

There are just too many devices on the market that have fewer problems

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The Sony Ericsson P1 has tortured me. I wanted to like it. I expected to like it. It has a great spec sheet, it is good looking, and it fits ever so easily into even the smallest of pockets. Yet, I do not like the P1. I've had too many problems with the device. WiFi has been a constant issue and the lack of EDGE support makes that all the worse. The disappearing inboxes are vexing, and the Exchange ActiveSync support is not quite up to snuff. Worst for me, perhaps, is that the menus and applications are simply too difficult to navigate without using a stylus. The scroll-wheel has proven itself inadequate, and the deep set on-screen softkeys are inconvenient - at best...

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The Sony Ericsson P1 has tortured me. I wanted to like it. I expected to like it. It has a great spec sheet, it is good looking, and it fits ever so easily into even the smallest of pockets. Yet, I do not like the P1. I've had too many problems with the device. WiFi has been a constant issue and the lack of EDGE support makes that all the worse. The disappearing inboxes are vexing, and the Exchange ActiveSync support is not quite up to snuff. Worst for me, perhaps, is that the menus and applications are simply too difficult to navigate without using a stylus. The scroll-wheel has proven itself inadequate, and the deep set on-screen softkeys are inconvenient - at best.

The end result is that I cannot recommend the P1. There are just too many devices on the market that are faster, easier to use, and have fewer problems. Few devices can offer the combination of an auto-focus camera and a QWERTY keyboard, but unless that combination is the only thing that will satisfy you, there are many devices that do messaging, multimedia, and mobile web browsing better than the P1.

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GSMArena

Positive changes in system performance and in the hardware equipment

Summing it up, the Sony Ericsson P1 offers more than every other Sony Ericsson smartphone before. Positive changes are noticeable both in system performance and in the hardware equipment. In terms of software, the handset is identical to the previous UIQ 3 handsets and when compared to Nokia S60 smartphones it does lose only on Internet calls capabilities, which are much more developed in the latest S60 mobiles. Apart from that, the Sony Ericsson P1 could have put up a very good fight with every competing messenger device currently on the market if it were not for the inconvenient keyboard solution...

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Summing it up, the Sony Ericsson P1 offers more than every other Sony Ericsson smartphone before. Positive changes are noticeable both in system performance and in the hardware equipment. In terms of software, the handset is identical to the previous UIQ 3 handsets and when compared to Nokia S60 smartphones it does lose only on Internet calls capabilities, which are much more developed in the latest S60 mobiles. Apart from that, the Sony Ericsson P1 could have put up a very good fight with every competing messenger device currently on the market if it were not for the inconvenient keyboard solution.

Whether you should choose UIQ for your next smartphone is a matter of discussion and according to us the most controversial point of argument should be the touchscreen functionality. We feel that the toll it takes on navigation usability is greater than the added benefit of handwriting recognition, which is the only feature that really can justify the use of a stylus. Somehow, the smartphone platform cannot really use the stylus efficiently as much as PocketPC does and it turns into more of a deterrent since you have to use both your hands to do things you could have easily done with a simple joystick or a D-pad if one was available.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 8, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian 9.1

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Processor ARM9 208 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.56 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1120 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 600 minutes
3G Talk Time No
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm (4.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 127 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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