Hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Sony Ericsson has been bringing Symbian smartphones to the market for years, along with their own brand of multimedia devices, but the Xperia X1 is their first foray into the Windows Mobile realm.  The side-sliding X1 features WinMo 6.1, but more importantly sports a new panel interface developed by SE.  Like HTC's TouchFLO 3D, the panel interface is designed to make the Windows experience easier for the user, but is not as encompasing as TF3D.  Images and videos look downright wonderful on the 3", WVGA display.

The X1 is a quad-band GSM device with market-specific 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS.  Despite the full QWERTY and larger display, the device is only slightly larger than HTC's Touch Diamond.  It's metal casing adds to the hefty but solid feel, and the keyboard slide mechanism feels fantastic.  The slide is actually rounded, meaning the keyboard is slightly concave and the screen is facing you at an upwards angle.  This is a great design touch and we are impressed with the keyboard's usability.  Other features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, 528HMz processor with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM with a hardware 3D graphics accelerator.

Look for our full review on the Xperia X1 soon!

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12 Comments

1. unregistered

1st haha it looks cool, it seems like Phonearena only reviews and do "hands on" stuff with like HTC smartphones now and not regular phones. just sayin.

9. unregistered

maybe you want hands on for LG 300g... this will be sooo cooool "oh we've got another brick in our hands!"

2. JC unregistered

Looks really nice!... If only it weren't so darned expensive, I'd consider getting one myself... ha!

3. jrcrow unregistered

hmm..keyboard looks harder to use than lets say my Samsung Rant which is hell easy to type on..

4. DeeBee unregistered

LOL, compared to the Touch Pro, X1 looks like a brick...

5. KE4QPF unregistered

I find it funny that the XPERIA X1 has full signal, I'm guessing on at&t, but that Sprint Touch Pro has none. Way to go Sprint! You just got shown up again.

6. unregistered

haha good observation!

11. unregistered

you find it funny... but the phone is off... the x next to the signal bar means the phone is off, but the device is still on... keep trying...

7. unregistered

I would have bought the X1 if it was like $300. But $700 is just a ridiculous price for USA.

8. unregistered

boooring hands on... give us some feeling... we've been waiting for X1 for ages

10. Jyakotu unregistered

AT&T needs to carry this phone! It would be great competition for the Blackberry Storm. ;D

12. unregistered

AT&T already has 3g iphone plus eternity..its got plenty of competition

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