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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review
Voice quality was excellent on both sides of the call. Callers rated us at a 9.25, saying that there was a slight cavernous quality but overall our voice came through strong and clear. On our end they sounded just as good, and we were even able to tell they were in a large, empty room by the echo. When they moved into a smaller room it went away. The X1 is one of the better sounding phones we have ever tested.

Battery life is equally excellent. It is rated at an astounding 10 hours of talk time, with 13 days of standby. The battery can even handle 3.1 hours of video calling, which we were sadly unable to test here in the States.

We compared our SPB Benchmark results with the ones of the HTC Touch Diamond and Samsung OMNIA.


All in all we have to give the Xperia X1 high marks, especially for Sony Ericsson’s first attempt at a Windows Mobile device. Having HTC by your side definitely helps, but we like Sony’s innovative panel interface even if it isn’t quite as good as TouchFLO 3D. The screen is downright gorgeous, and the keyboard one of the better ones we’ve used. There is room for improvement though, and we eagerly await the X2.

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  • Sexy design, solid construction
  • Large, high resolution display
  • Panel interface is useful
  • We liked the keyboard, but those with big fingers may disagree
  • Snappy performance within Windows environment


  • Some might find it a bit heavy, but others will like the weight
  • We would have liked to see a dedicated Back key
  • Video player needs a bit of work
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display3.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (311 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
528 MHz
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.35 x 2.07 x 0.66 inches
(110.5 x 52.6 x 17 mm)
5.11 oz  (145 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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