Mobile War: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, HTC Touch Diamond & Apple 3G iPhone picture scoop

We all know that the mobile phone war is heating up for 2008 especially when the fight looms on between the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, HTC Touch Diamond & Apple 3G iPhone, choices have to make but will the right choices be made?

The pictures below show these three mobile phones side by side and of course on top of each other which is a nice site indeed, maybe someone should combine all three phones and see what happens, ok maybe not it would be a pretty big handset if they did that. Seems like 2008 is going to be a nightmare to choose between these mobile phones, to me they are not even phones they are gadgets/little computers really. CNET Asia decided it was time to put these images together and must say they are looking good. Please answer our question which is below the specs plus take a look at all the photos.

Below are the full specs of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and the HTC Touch Diamond just in case you have forgotten —

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Specs include GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – 2G Network, HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700 – 3G Network, 3 Inch TFT touchscreen with 65K colours/800 x 480 pixels, Full QWERTY keyboard & Optical joystick navigation, Vibration, MP3 & Polyphonic (72 channels) Ringtones, Photo call & 1000 x 20 fields (Phonebook), 30 received, 30 missed & 30 dialed calls, 400 MB built in memory plus microSD (TransFlash) Card Slot, EDGE, WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps, USB v2.0, 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps, WAP 2.0/HTML (IE) Browser, RSS reader, 3.15 MP Camera – 2048×1536 pixels, video, autofocus and flash plus Secondary video call camera, Built-in GPS receiver plus A-GPS function, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional OS, MMS, SMS, Instant Messaging & Email, Games, MP3, AAC & MPEG4 player, TrackID music recognition, Motion sensor with UI auto-rotate, Organiser, Picture editor/blogging, Built-in handsfree & Voice memo/dial, FM radio with RDS, Java MIDP 2.0, 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm and weighs 145 grams.

HTC Touch Diamond Specs include General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 for Europe/Asia, GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 for Americas, 3G Network HSDPA 2100 / 900 for Europe/Asia, HSDPA 850 / 1900 for Americas, 2.8 Inch TFT Touchscreen Display – 480 x 640 pixels, Touch-sensitive navigation control, Handwriting recognition, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation, Near enough unlimited Call records, Near enough unlimited entries and fields plus Photocall (Phonebook), MP3, WAV, WMA & Polyphonic Ringtones, 4 GB Built in Memory, Vibration, 192 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB ROM, Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz processor, GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps, EDGE Class 10 236.8 kbps, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS, WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, miniUSB, WAP 2.0/xHTML & HTML Browser, 3.1 meagapixel camera – 2048×1536 pixels, video & autofocus plus secondary VGA videocall camera, SMS, MMS, Email & Instant Messaging, Built-in GPS with A-GPS, Games, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF viewer), Voice memo, Java MIDP 2.0, Standby Time Up to 285 hours, Talk time Up to 5 hours 30 minutes, Built-in handsfree, MP3 player, 102 x 51 x 11.5 mm and weighs 110 grams.

So come on, what phone will you be buying and why?

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12 thoughts on “Mobile War: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, HTC Touch Diamond & Apple 3G iPhone picture scoop”

  1. K Fire says:

    @ first two comments: I thought you were supposed to state why you think a particular phone is the best choice?!

    Please include iphone specs and do a tabular comparison before we continue making comments.

  2. Miguel says:

    Without a doubt it’s the Xperia x1.

    The kick-ass 800×480 screen in combination with an actual physical keyboard will make for an awesome messaging and internet browsing device. Think about it: with the 3G and high resolution screen you can literally stream DVD quality h264 videos.

    The lack of physical keyboards on the other two devices cripple them in my opinion. It’s so much more efficient to type (particularly punctuation) with a physical qwerty keyboard. I’ve been drooling over the idea of the X1 for months now and can hardly wait to see it released, hoping it is as good as I dream.

  3. josh says:

    Hey Miguel, even i think that Xperia X1 is the best out of all these, but if you really want a physical querty keyboard then you shoud also consider HTC Touch Pro. It has the same design as the Xperia X1.

  4. Sam says:

    you gus said the Xperia has windows mobile 6.0 pro its been confirmed it has wm 6.1!

    Xperia X1 with no hesitation, im an I-hater and looking at some videos of the just released diamonds in europe show that its slow as a wet week n pretty buggy too!

    go the Xperia

  5. COPYRIGHT says:

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has the best spec by a mile and then some, but is a little chubby because of the slideout qwerty keyboard.

    HTC Diamond has a maxed out 4GB memory capacity with no expandable memory slot.

    iPhone 3G is slightly better than the original iphone, has a beautiful screen, but lacks too many major features that are standard on even the most basic of phones these days.

    No handwriting recognition on the iPhone?
    virtual keyboards are crap!

  6. Mike says:

    The real power to me, means useful applications (not stupid monkey games) like gps autoroute guidance, then iphone is too new and too poor that way. Other example you need to make adjust in exel or word document to send it by email wile you’re on the road iphone can’t. Iphone great music player can be a hazzard in the street because the distingible earbuds gives a reason to steal it. Some times I need discret wireless headphones who can control even by voice some funtions on my device like a voice dial. Non a capability on closed iphone.

  7. simon says:

    Without doubt the x1. It kills the competition and the Win Mobile Op Sys means full customisation. Lets not start on the Spec or this will get lengthy. I for one will have the X1 high on my priority list!

  8. i loved the Xperia, and have been waiting for it. . . but i have been waiting since february! and back then sony told us it was going to released in q2 of 2008, then it was q3 then sept 30 then that was cancelled now its q1 of 2009, got sick of waiting and being told that it was still coming, my HTC Touch Pro is ordered and coming to me in 10days! sony ahs lost atleast 1 customer because of there stupidity

  9. simon says:

    Good point – Sony have a ridiculously bad record when is comes to the release dates of their products (think PS2 PSP PS3). They really need to sort that out but at least you know it will be fully functional not like other companies who release things without fully testing them and with known issues when they hit the shelves – no names mentioned! 🙂

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