This deal, on the face of it, is not particularly impressive - but dig under the surface and you find gems. Firstly, the contract supplies you with all the minutes most people will require during a typical month. Next, the handset is free but you only have to commit to an 18 month term - normally, you'd be looking to commit to a 24 month contract for a free X1. Also, the contract adds a discount to the line rental - a real rarity.
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SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1 - BRIEF REVIEW
Look and feel
The Xperia X1 is larger and heavier than your average handset, but the body and QWERTY keyboard each benefit from a classy brushed metal finish.
One of the most innovative phones of the year, with its customisable panel-style touch-screen user interface, tilt (arc) display and large slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Ease of use
As a Windows powered mobile, the Xperia offers Outlook for email, calendar and contacts, as well as push email with an Exchange server.
The touch-screen is not particularly finger friendly.
With a talktime of up to 600 mins and a standby time of of 833 hours the Xperia X1 has a marathon battery.
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