G65 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review
Daniel takes a look at the beautiful and solid-built Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, Sony Ericcson’s first non-UIQ smartphone, and given the developement lately, certainly not the last. But is the phone all about design? Well, yes and no.

In summary, there are 3 aspects of the phone that Sony Ericsson appears to have focused on: The design, which is very beautiful, but does have its flaws, The Xpanel, which after the review, appears to not be what they claimed to be, and the built-in panels are just helping to make that more obvious, but surely better than a standard windows mobile UI. Lastly is the power of the phone, which is no doubt quite powerful.

  • PJ

    Hmm… i don’t really like the side of the phone where u can see the keyboard keys through a tiny gap, that makes it seems like a cheap device(only from this angle).

    Next is the miniUSB slot. They could have made the edges of the slot using rubber so that over time it doesn’t get scratched very much and leaves some ugly marks.

    The shutter button could be an initial design fault(as SonyEricsson(SE) occasionally commits, most notably the broken keypads of S500i/W580i).

    The black finish looks really svelte and professional, comparable to the likes of HTC Touch Diamond/Pro.

    I thought SE cracked the WinMo Holy Grail, as i was looking forward and considered upgrading to one next Feb, guess i will wait for the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic, another phone that i am seriously interested in

    By the way, the Cybershot K850i was the FIRST from SE to use MicroSD and M2, perhaps it should be the first SE SMARTPHONE that uses microSD

  • I guess for the USB port, having rubber at the edge is a bit too much to ask, don’t you think? 😛 Do you know any other phones that do that?

    Oh, and thanks for the correction! Too bad it’s video… I had no idea they switched to SD even before this! That’s awesome news!! I actually was thinking maybe it’s cos it’s a windows mobile phone…

  • PJ

    hmm maybe they should make it recessed? coz i am worried that since the metal part of the miniUSB sticks out, after some time u will definitely get ugly dents, so maybe just apply a rubber ring-like material to protect against wear and tear, if you know what i mean haha

  • PJ

    By The Way, it’s a great review, i needed to know more on the UI especially the Panels, and there you got it well described =)

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