JC Hong Kong wrote:The thing i’m attracted to is the battery life. my tytn 2 (after a year) drains the battery when i use email and surf the net. i surf a lot on my phone. the battery level goes down pretty fast.
my understanding that the sony x1 has a more long-lasting battery. a phone can have the best applications but if the battery doesn’t last long enough, then what’s the point?
Last Monday (3rd Nov) Wilson in Shatin had 5 Xperias available for purchase. Am not sure if they still have any available, but I guess you can try calling them on 2692 1800 for availability.
They had a demo model for me to play around with. I have been wondering over the past weeks if I would consider swapping my Touch Pro for the Xperia. My justification was I liked the idea of having a touchpad mouse, slimmer phone, the larger resolution screen….and yet another gadget to play with 🙂
In the end I left with my Touch Pro still in hand. They are both good phones and I think if you are in the market for either of these, it’s a matter of which one you fall for first.
I have some thoughts I want to share though:
1. Both keyboards are just as good/bad. I can make mistakes while typing on both keyboards just as easily. It’s nice that the Touch Pro has it’s own number keys, but I does make it more crowded as well. There are no cursor arrows or control key on the Xperia. I do use these keys on the Touch Pro.
2. I like the touch pad mouse on the Xperia. The pad on the Touch Pro is also touch sensitive. Does anyone know if it can be implemented on the Pro as well?
3. The Xperia screen looks very narrow. It may be just an impression because it has that extra bit of length. I also found that because the edge of the screen is not flushed dragging my finger about the screen is not so easy along the extremities. I think the extra screen width in landscape would be quite nice to view documents and web pages with. Wide screen video should fit quite nicely as well.
4. I have really grown to like the solid LCD screen on the Touch Pro because it feels less fragile and it makes dragging your fingers around the screen so much easier. The Xperia still has a softer LCD screen like on the Kaiser and I feel it adds a little resistence when you drag your fingers around the screen. I really think that finger flicking and dragging around the screen is the way to go with these new touch sensitive pdas.
5. The stylus on the Xperia is on the top left hand side. Feels kind of strange when you try to get the stylus out. Having said that it took me a while to get used to pulling the stylus from the bottom right at one stage, so I guess you will get used to it.
6. The soft reset button is under the battery cover. I don’t want to admit having to use this, but alas I do use it on occasion. I would find it a hassle to have to take off the battery cover whenever I need to do this. I know there is software available to do a soft reset for you, but when your phone hangs you need that button.
7. I like the fact that the Xperia has a few more hardware buttons. Even better if you can reconfigure those buttons for your own shortcuts.
8. I think having the miniUSB on the side of the Xperia rather than at the bottom was a good decision especially if you have the keyboard pulled out while charging. The miniUSB makes holding the Touch Pro a little awkward while trying to use the keyboard.
9. There is no accelerometer on the Xperia. I like the way the Touch Pro auto-rotates without having to pull the keyboard out. I have even used the accelerometer as a spirit level when I DIYed some shelves and have a cool G-force prgram to measure my Gs when sharp turning in my car:) … ok I’m starting to get silly…
@ JC Hong Kong : Have you got your X1 yet? 🙂 The battery for the X1 is 1500mah, while the HTC Touch Pro is 1340mah so hopefully you will get more life out of the Xperia.
There is a review from Hardware zone that I think you might be interested in as they do mention about battery life. They did a few tests comparing the battery life between the X1, Omnia and Touch Pro. They came up with some interesting results. What I have found with these phones is that their battery life improves with each rom upgrade, so hope this is still the case. Maybe a new battery for your TyTNII?