Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Hardware Tour

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In this video, we cover the hardware of the XPERIA X1.

To start, it’s great to see a mixed use of metal and plastic, which gives the X1 a high quality feel. The unit that I’m using is the X1i, which means that it’s quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and quadband UMTS (850/900/1900/2100). I was able to insert my AT&T SIM card and get HSDPA cellular data.

The X1 has an optical joystick for scrolling, and a traditional D-Pad surrounding the optical area should you prefer to use that. The button panel on the front of the device is lacking a Start menu key, which would help hugely with one-handed usability.

The device uses miniUSB for syncing and charging, and 3.5mm audio to output to headphones. The microSD slot is under the metal battery cover.

The keyboard isn’t as generous as the Touch Pro in terms of number of keys, but it seems reasonably easy to type on.

More coming soon!

See also:

Unboxing video

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.