Compare XPERIA X1 black Deals
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 slider smartphone in dramatic black does everything but make you tea: the debate is whether it is a jack of all trades but master of none. The bright high resolution screen consists of a panel display which you can adjust to suit your style, choosing between Web,multimedia and applications
Manufactured by HTC, the phone is solidly built with a metal shell except for the front buttons that are brittle plastic. The display is high resolution (800 x 480 pixels) packed into a 2.8-inch screen.
It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 plus, with 3G giving it fast internet browsing, supported by Wi-fi and Bluetooth as necessary, though Sony has added its own homegrown graphical interface called the X-Panel.
We associate Sony Ericsson phones with excellent audio and now, finally, the penny has dropped in how we can enjoy it: the Xperia has a standard 3.5 mm headphone/earphone jack so you can choose your own set.
The media player features large icons and buttons that work well without a stylus. From the screen, you can watch movies, listen to music, view photos or even bring up your contacts list to make a call. The 3.2 megapixel camera has a sensor that takes clear photos and uses the touchscreen taps to autofocus on a specific object.
Battery life is rated at up to 10 hours’ talk time and 833 hours on standby from a full charge.
- 3G or UMTS
- Full keyboard
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
- T9 Predictive Text
- Touch sensitive