We have seen PocketNow’s impressions of the Xperia X1 being presented in dribs and drabs over the last week, but they have now finally put up a comprehensive review of the device.
I wont recount the 4 page review, but their conclusions were as follows:
This is the best Windows Mobile device that has ever passed my desk. Period. Sony Ericsson was right by declaring it a “game changer” – this has raised the bar, and if the Panel interface takes off and we see a lot of neat Panels, the X1 could become a benchmark mobile device.
Not only is the X1 refined from top to bottom, but it brings a new interface paradigm that challenges our idea of what a Windows Mobile Today screen should be. I was super impressed by its high performance and excellent battery life, and was refreshed by the sensitivity and clarity of the high-resolution touchscreen. If you’re big on one-handed use, this device is not for you. But for everyone else who desire a powerhouse of a device, this is definitely it.
Panel interface is interesting and holds potential
Outstanding battery life
Crisp and bright WVGA screen with high touch sensitivity
Near instant screen rotation
Has a 3.5mm headphone jack
Includes optical D-Pad plus standard D-Pad
Auto-configures for major carriers (AT&T & T-Mobile in the US included)
Innovative four-way LED notification system
Great build quality with use of real metal
Poor one-handed usability
Choice of Panels is currently scarce
Recessed screen traps debris
No case/screen protector included
No voice recognition software
microSD slot is under battery cover
Ease of Use
Read the full PocketNow review here.