Siemens SX1 Review
The Siemens SX1 is a Series 60 smartphone with a unique design. In
order to minimise the size of the device, Siemens have moved the numeric
keypad to the edges of the phone, with the screen filling the centre
of the device. Whilst this has the benefit of making the SX1 compact,
it seriously undermines the usability of the device as a phone, making
dialling and texting into a chore. Single-handed use is impossible for
Putting that aside, the SX1 offers pretty much everything you'd expect
from a Series 60 smartphone, and benefits from the wide range of software
available for this platform.
There are a few extra features in the SX1 that are worthy of comment.
First, although output via the speakerphone is mono, plug in the headset
supplied and you can listen to stereo MP3 and the integrated FM radio.
With the option of plugging in additional memory cards, this makes the
SX1 into a decent music player - many of its rivals miss out in this
respect. MMC cards can be hot-swapped, which is another benefit. Built-in
memory is limited however, at just 4 Mbytes of user memory. That isn't
a lot of space for storing applications.
Another positive feature is the low weight of the device. At just 116g,
the SX1 is one of the lightest smartphones available, and its size and
weight make it much more of a mainstream device than many series 60
phones. As already remarked however, the compact size comes at the expense
of poor keypad design.
Connectivity is excellent with a choice of wireless Bluetooth
connection, USB, infra-red and a built-in fax modem. One thing missing
is high-speed data transfer.
The battery life of the SX1 is rather poor and most users will need
to recharge every day or so. In this respect it doesn't compare well
with its rival smartphones.
Still, taking all things into account, the Siemens SX1 is a good phone
with excellent music capabilities, and it would have been an outstanding
phone all round if it were not for the silly keypad layout and relatively
poor battery life.
Features of the Siemens SX1 include:
- Display: 65k colour TFT screen, 176 x 220 pixels
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) plus camcorder (176 x 144 pixels,
- Video playback and video streaming
- Digital voice recorder
- MP3 player
- FM radio
- Stereo headset supplied
- Messaging: SMS (with T9 support), MMS, email
- Voice dialling
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Java games
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Screensaver & wallpaper
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, IrDa, fax modem
- Synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook
- Memory: MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot
- Programmable softkeys
- Vibration alert
- Clock, calendar, alarm, reminder, calculator, currency converter
- Address book
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Size: 109 x 56 x 19 mm
- Weight: 116g
- Talktime: up to 4 hours
- Battery standby: up to 200 hours
Siemens SX1 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by ivan from rus on 8th Jan 2012
now after passed years we can say that it`s really mean smart,though
its design is pretty (sx1 tend for pull off OMAP chip from second cardboard
under the influence of mechanical pressure on buttons) you can find
lot of inf about it.also sx1 has heap of bugs(slow cpu,few mem,weak
battery,etc)sx1 is`t worth even 1$(hawever happily siemens mobile company
now is dead(it`s real user`s estimation semens`s appliances) i pity
that i bought it once in 2007( very not recommend ps. now i have nokia
n95-2 it`s really best smart)
Reviewed by mahnush from iran on 3rd Mar 2007
bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
Reviewed by Leo from philippines on 12th Feb 2007
i like the fone so much that i bought right then and there...though
the keypad is a bit of a hassle but i got use to it....the quality is
amazing tho n im planning to buy a 1gig mmc for it.. down side, its
hard to get accessories for it..it freezes when you least expect it,
but it reboots it self automatically anyways..it has an "OK" night vision
for its camera but it has NO night vision when you use the video..
Reviewed by Vegemite from Australia on 27th Jan
Nice phone , perfect , have had no problems , have had about 12 phones
over the last 7 years and this one take a lot of punishment , I would
have to say its the best phone I have had:)
Reviewed by debra from australia on 9th Dec 2006
my husband has one of these phones and it is great . l am writing this
because so many have said that they are bad .l do think siemems after
service is no good ,the (friendly staff ha ha )do not help thank you
Reviewed by me from philippines on 5th Sep 2006
i bought the sx1 coz of one thing, it's unique key pad. i just thought
of experimenting over the new mobile phones so i bought. after a couple
of months, it just shuts off and unfortunately, didn't want to turn
on again. so, i brought it to the siemens center near my place. horror
just came to my face, they told me that they can't fix my phone!!! goodness...
and they told me to bring it to their main office which is miles and
miles away from my place. but, i loved the phone so much so i chose
to travel a couple of miles just to get my phone fixed. it took them
a couple of weeks before i could get it again. hardly after 24 hours,
system error comes on my way. there's nothing i can do but to bring
back the phone. they found out that the phone jst got a virus. and they
told me that it was my fault and they didn't want to fix it under a
warranty service. goodness. they brought a virus to my phone and they
tell me that it is my fault??? and they say, it would take quite expensive
expenses for them to fix it. what did i do? i didn't have them fixed.
i just told them that siemens are not worth buying. i just told them
that right to their face.
Reviewed by mike from romania on 12th Jul 2006
is a good phone.i have it for 2 months and i just had a problem with
the operating sistem but i turn it off by taking out the battery.Anyway
i'm satisfaid whit this phone.At this time the only promblem i have
is that i don't have the headset for radio.in my country i can't have
from where to buy it.can enybody help me?my e-mail adress is email@example.com.
Reviewed by Johan from Thailand on 12th Jun 2006
I bought my SX1 second hand with no trouble at all. The price was almost
half of its competitor, the Nokia 3230 (alos second hand), and the SX1
has more features! After using and abusing it, I got a few anoying but
not serious system errors and the phone hung a few times after which
it rebooted automatically to recover successfully. The left and right
softkeys tend to be non responsive on the first press at times. This
phone has the great advantage of accomodating Symbian 6 as well as S60
software, together with unique Siemens functions. Unlike Nokia, Siemens
offers the firmware upgrade and applications and games for free and
downloadable from their website. With firmware version 15, the camera
has an excelent night mode. The SX1 is definitely worth buying
Reviewed by maleky from UAE on 3rd Apr 2006
SX1 problems go on!!!!!!! Last night when I was trying to detect network
suddenly my phone started to show me the siemens mobile logo. Then none
of the keys worked. I've turned the phone off by removing the battery.
Then restarted the phone and guess what, the logo again, nothing else.
The keys are not working, the phone does not boot!!!! Can anyone help
me!!! please send help to mail :firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by William from Canada on 1st Jan 2006
Wow, other than the unorthodox keypad, this phone by far is the best
phone out of the 20 phones I have here, I put a 1 Gig MMC card in the
phone, I beat any mp3 player on the market, I have about 5 movies on
the phone using Smart Movie Converter. The only thing Siemens could
of done better on this phone is the Camera quality, other than that,
this phone is amazing, there are just so many applications/games for
this phone to keep you buisy for a year. For people who dont like it
yes you are entitled to you own opinion, but please take this phone
and play with it for an hour you will see what I mean. SX1 friends Enjoy
this fine piece of product.
Reviewed by chris settle from england on 27th
i got two of these phones when they came out in 2004, i got the mclaren
special editions, the one broke within 2 months, so i sent it to be
repaired, when i got it back with new upgrade it worked for about a
month before i started having problems with it, the other phone just
froze altogether, but the thing that really makes me angry is that siemens
after sales is absolute rubbish, so much so that i will never buy a
siemens again, they make it so difficult to get in touch with them,
its not worth bothering, and when you finally get thru they cant or
wont help you, steer clear of all siemens phones because if you get
a problem your stuffed
Reviewed by cem from london on 26th Dec 2005
this phones width is really wide dont buy it
Reviewed by Anthony from England on 17th Dec 2005
Got the phone as an upgrade and wished I'd kept my old brick! The battery
life is less than 3 days, even without using the phone, so don't leave
your charger at work. Texting is a nightmare, due to the placement of
the buttons. Do yourself a favour and steer well clear of this one.
Reviewed by David from UK on 5th Dec 2005
It just keeps on crashing. I presently have system error and cannot
use it. I wish I had never bought it.
Reviewed by Sir Stanley Bowles from England on
15th Nov 2005
Hello All, I have owned the SX 1 for well over 18 months and what a
superb phone it does exactly what I need it to do and a big fat well
done to siemens who once again are the clear leaders of mobile design
and enginuity ....FANTASTIC, REGARDS Sir Stan
Reviewed by tiffany collar from rrainy old england on
9th Nov 2005
ugly ugly and guess wot ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by donald from netherlands on 16th Sep
From the begining nothing but trouble, no connection, speaker defects,
microphone defects, blocking keys etc... It maybe coincidence but it
didnot work for one day as it should, so for me never Siemens again.
The Siemens "service" department realy sucks, theres no service at all,
just telling me its my own fault. And i could not call for one minute
with my new Siemens SX1 cellphone.
Reviewed by Gunawan from Indonesia on 10th Sep
No the words which i can say ; SX-1 IS THE BEST DESIGN, FEATURE, PERFORMANCE.
NOKIA 6600 IS BAD. ====GUNAWAN_96ERS@YAHOO.COM========
Reviewed by Lander from Belgium on 6th Sep 2005
Perfect! Now I can play N-gage games on my phone!
Reviewed by Sangeeth Suseel.P from India on 30th
!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT !!!!!!!
Reviewed by MEGAN from ENGLAND on 8th Aug 2005
I LOVE this phone to bits it tells you all you need to no in the news
so do yourslf a great deal and BUY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by ToraToraTora from Australia on 25th
Hi Phone is really good, heaps of programs and games available and keypad,
once you get used to it, is suprisingly easy to use. Firware updates
are handy and I had no problems synching contacts/events with outlook.
I would give Siemens service, however, half a star. Had a problem early
on with the phone, and only just resolving it now...4 months later.
Buy the phone, but be wary of Siemens ;-)
Reviewed by Rupert Gale from england on 20th Jul
this is a great fone i dont have it but my bro dose if you need a fone
with a lot of thing to do then get this one but i dot have enough mony
to get it but if you have alot of mony then get this fone it is great.
Reviewed by sufyan from india on 11th Jul 2005
i must say that those who are giving negative reviews for this phone
,actually they dont have it, its the best phone bcos it contains every
thing we need,it should come in india, the siemens should name it all
in one and not sx1.
Reviewed by Hossein from Persia on 9th Jul 2005
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!! that's it. i got it. YEAH!! beautiful, nice, smart
,applicable, FRESH!! device... i can't understand how somebody tells
nonsence about this... about its keypad. (this keypad is the best for
sms!)... its only fault is that it WARMs soon after 5-10 minutes of
use. :( and a little about battery ! anyway THIS WAS THE BEST I COULD
BUY. SX1 SX1 SX1 SX1 ----------------- before this i was going to buy
a 6670. but now i am surely satisfied.
Reviewed by Agrass from canada on 8th Jul 2005
whooo!!! this is som kick ass fone, i recently got mine and so far everything
is goin well with it. no problems with it. it quite a good fone, i mean
with mp3 player, camcorder, and a smashing display. this fone as its
faults both u got 2 admit no fone is perfect!!! low battery, could be
slow somtimes and the camcorder is not the best both certainly not the
worst. so i say u go out there and get ur self <<<<<>>>>>>
Reviewed by Robbie from Scotland on 3rd Jul 2005
Just to say this phone is AWSOME!!! I have had it for a year and I'm
not even going to bother with an upgrade. Siemens were well ahead of
the game bringing this phone out with all the features over a year ago.The
camera quality is great with the extra large screen and the mp3 player
worked perfectly with no problems.This phone is far supperior to your
samsung d500 and your nokia 6680. it's just a shame that all siemens
fallow phones are rubbish like the sf65.I would recommend this phone
Reviewed by Paul Hilton from UK on 21st Jun 2005
Like anyone wud be, i was really pleased with the phone until the bugs
kicked in. Ive had it for around 6 months and it's broken twice and
O2 don't really care about it, they said i'll have to wait till it breaks
3 times bfore they'll change it for another phone, so im HOPING it will
break again. The Symbian operating system is just un-stable. The first
time it broke the phone wouldn't start up, the second time it wouldn't
let me access my txt messages as a message saying "System error" kept
appearing. Any potential buyers should think twice before buying this
fone. The Specs are really good for a phone (in early 2002) but by today's
standards the same specs can be found in smaller fones. Overall a good
phone IF they ironed out the problems with the phones operating system.
Reviewed by Laura from United Kingdom on 15th
I have had this phone for 6 onths and nothing disapoints me i may only
be 13years old but being a teenager don't it mean i'm in with the new
style and trying to be better then my friends. And i tell you what i
have beat them because i have the Siemens SX1!!!! Sure if your older
you may not appreciate or understand some of the features of this phone
but i do and especially with a MP3 player this phone has all of the
best features you need for a phone and is the best phone i've had. If
any parents are trying to buy their awkward teenagers a mobile this
is the one for them!!!! ;)
Reviewed by yazan from jordan on 26th May 2005
this phone is excellent one people talks about battary life ok lets
start with nokia absoulotly u must recharge ot daily cause u have camera
video mp3 player fm radio & u don't wanna to recharge it daily u r really
idiot people this is the best phone
Reviewed by Amir Shawky from Egypt on 18th May
to all the ones who wanna buy dat fone here's ur summery, disadv: 1-
poor batt (it makes 24h with me !) 2- there's no night mode in the cam
3-video recording is very dark 4-un stable system (specially version15)
hanging (not all the day) and alot of bugs 5-there's a bug in the call
timer!!!!! 6-no auto key lock (how!??!?!?!?!) 7-u recieve any message
on ur phone mem and u cannot move it to ur mmc card unless u open it!
8-warranty sucks!! 9-the body is not well finished 10-the pc program
is realy very very poor compared with others, bugs is every where ,
they bite!!!! 11-the joystick slips(it's not a joke!!) that's what i
had remembered about the limitations of sx1 but i think that there's
alot that i'll know i wanted to tell also that the phone is with me
from about 10 days only !!!! if u r astonished with it's features (auhhh
it have every thing mum!~!!!!!!!) please think 100000000000000 times
try to think about another phones like(nokia and samsung and imate).
to be continued.......
Reviewed by Mohamed Kino from Egypt on 28th Apr
SX1 is a good phone but MMS not working in Symbian v7.0 and there many
bugs in software. The authorized dealer in Egypt has no solutions to
solve my problems. if any one can help me please send email to email@example.com
my notes: 1. SX1 donot receive or send MMS 2. No automatice phone lock
3. Backup phone memory to PC not responding 4. Some features not responding
untill i switch the phone off and restart
Reviewed by John from Germany on 3rd Apr 2005
Before buying this phone I was just going through reviews given in this
forum. I was wanna say this phone rocks. MP3 player is the best and
the reception is too good. I gave it a 4 star because the phone sometimes
behaves in a unpredictable way and there are no good ringtones and alarm
tones and some bugs too..
Reviewed by Advicer from Jordan on 30th Mar 2005
Well I'm just write a Correction that the Mobile phone SX! does not
produce that much of SAR like Bajtalan Hunor from Romania said you can
go to the siemns homepage and goto SX1 and go to technical data and
View SAR Information and the real one is 0,52W/kg while is the ointernational
is 2 W/KG and here is the link ( http://communications.siemens.com/cds/mp/product/sar_popup/
Reviewed by Thoma from England on 25th Mar 2005
I like dis fone it's looks real good but it did cost alot and it only
has 30 seconds recording time, the pictures and mp3 player come out
great but I think this fone can have a little extra 2 make it better.
Reviewed by s singh from england on 9th Mar 2005
very high qualty phone from a big company quality built
Reviewed by Bajtalan Hunor from Romania on 8th
People if you have heard about SAR value and you take care of your life
then don't buy this phone it's SAR is 2w/kg which is very very high
a normal phone or another siemens phone is under 1w/kg for example Siemens
S65 SAR value is 0.40 w/kg. And even it has a silly keypad!
Reviewed by Salman from Pakistan on 2nd Mar 2005
i have been using this phone since last 10 months or so.it is a good
phone but the side key pad and short battery time has restricted its
useage.due to these two bad points it has lost all its beauty otherwise
it would have been an excllent phone.MP3 player and FM radio is very
Reviewed by shell from uk on 1st Mar 2005
This phone is absolutely terrible, I've had it only 4 days and have
had to return it! Its battery life is really poor, and I had to charge
it everyday. The functions of the phone are quite impressive especially
considering the price of it.. However I wonder why its not available
anywhere!!!! Trying to text is a complete nightmare, with the keys placed
up the side of the phone, I'm usually pretty quick but this was a joke!!
The phone also liked switching itself off from time to time with no
apparent reason!! And also it would just freeze when in the middle of
doing something. The only positive thing I can say is the game, MOZZIES!
Its brilliant. Anyway like I said I have returned this and am not sure
which one I will go for instead. But whatever it is I will make sure
the keys are where they should be!
Reviewed by matheus from England on 26th Feb 2005
i have just bought this phone and it is great!!! i would recommend it
to anyone who wants to have a phone that has just about anything. at
first i wasn't sure abut getting the phone beacause of the keypad. but
i have been using it for a day and am getting used to it. the only roblem
i've had is that i deleted some applications that i downloaded but the
icons are still on screen!! but apart from that great!! if anyone can
help me with the problem please reply. THE GOOD FAR OUTWEIGHS THE BAD!!!
Reviewed by Tim from South Africa on 14th Feb
Had 3 in a year, 2 earpiece speakers blew or intermittent, one corrupt
software issue, and 4 firmware upgrades, still no luck. Siemens' service
leaves much to be desired. Managed to use the phone 9 months of the
year because the other 3 months was how long it took to repair or replace
the other phones. Otherwise features are good but 4 megs of memery on
a phone with this symbian OS, is not nearly enough. Phone becomes slow.
Reviewed by Martin from England on 10th Feb 2005
Interesting views on this phone, most people have picked up on the negatives,
ie short battery life different keyboard layout. At the end of the day
this is a phone, call performance and clarity are outstanding. The Symbian
OS actually works and the application and variety of games is endless.
The radio and MP3 player work well, it's well constructed and yet still
very light. This phone knocks most Nokias into a cocked hat. My advice
is use the phone and once you are used to it you will enjoy!!!
Reviewed by Ashkan from Persia on 1st Feb 2005
a wise choice! siemens has solved a big problem in its phones. now SX1
is a real smartphone with a full bag of features. since it has a new
unique design with good materials as its cover and buttons and feels
Strong in hand, it couldn't be recognized as a cellphone, specially
the black version (which i'm using). upgrading the firmware of this
phone adds a good ability to improve this device as well as getting
better results in external equipments such as louder ringtones. in the
other hand, combining the most user-friendly features such as radio,
mp3 player with stereo output, a good variety of symbian applications,
reasonable camera and camcorder, vivid LCD, easy to use data suit with
the ability to exchange data with microsoft outlook, ability to hot
swap memory card and so on brings this phone to the top of the list.
at the end, i didn't find any disadvantage in this phone. some people
wrote about its short battery lifetime, but remember that it is a smartphone
with a big display. compare its LCD size with nokia phones (3650/6600)
and also its weight. nokia smartphones are heavier than SX1 (specially
the unbelievable 3650 that is like a rock in our hands!!) and that is
because of the weight of the battery. good to mention that my SX1 lasts
for atleast 2 days with bluetooth on (because of the wireless headset
- a very well designed bluetooth HS provided by siemens) and something
about 30min of talk per day and sometimes listening to radio (not with
loudspeaker) and that's good for such device. the only drawback of this
phone that prevents me to give it 5 stars is its charging time (more
than 2h). but it's not very important cuz its charger disconnects automatically
when the battery is fully charged, so you can connect your device at
night and start a new day with a full battery!
Reviewed by Jack from Ireland on 27th Jan 2005
Brilliant phone. The pros of the phone are: the brilliant mp3 player,
use my phone as my mp3 player whereever wherever I want and got a 256
mb card for €20! Symbian is another thing. Theres so much apps
out there you can get for free and most ( if not all ) apps and games
for the 6600 work for it so theres loads for it even though its very
new. The camera is great quality for VGA and you can soom up to the
picture 400% once taken. The video is 2 minutes with sound and UNLIMITED
without sound ( until space runs out ) but with symbian you can get
apps that allow unlimited recording with sound. It syncs fine with outlook
( calendar, contacts, notes, tasks etc.)I'm very used to Nokia phones
but thats no problem because its Nokias symbian and easy to use. Converters
great and I use it as a tv remote and a radio. You get a USB cable with
it The cons are: The joystick is a little bit slippy but supprisingly
you geet used to it after a while. The same applies to the keyboard.
No problem getting used to it just takes about 1 or 2 weeks if that
bothers you. It isnt a 3g phone and as a VGA camera. If your looking
for an even better phone than this I recomend the Motorolla E1000 with
its UMTS,1.2 mpixel cam GPS and video calling and I think its got symbian
7 but im not so sure. There are so many things the SX1 an do like GPS
navigation with a bluetooth GPS receiver and hundres of apps and games,that
I cant list all its features. If your thinking of buying it I recomend
it because its one of the best phones around even compared to the 3g
phones wich cost alot more.
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 25th Jan 2005
I got this as it was the only decent looking phone O2 would give me
on a free upgrade. It does have a lot of features i will give it that
much but after a week I just had to send it back as personally I just
could not get along with it. Firstly the key pad drives me insane. It
took me a good 5 minutes to write a decent sized message as I spend
all the time looking for the damn buttons... THEN when I am able to
write it I either have to do it 2 handed or I cover the screen. The
alarm... if you have the phone set to silent dont expect to hear the
alarm sound! It has no real shortcut to write a new message which I
can deal with however when in menu, whatever sub menu you are in, unless
you exit back fully it remembers where you are. i.e. you go to the sent
messages section and exit right back to the main screen with the red
button... if you go back to messages you are still at the sent messages
meaning you need to exit back again if you want to write a new one.
The battery kife is dire and due to the location of the on off button,
the phone is prone to accidental on`s and off`s... particularly ons
when on a plane! The chap that seemed to think UK reviewers were scared
of german phones doing well... I suspect you think far too highly of
yourself. If we dont like it we dont like it. country of origin is wholely
Reviewed by Justin Phillips from UK on 25th Jan
This phone came highly recommended by an o2 sales rep. However I find
it massively frustrating to use. To write a text requires more hands
than I have and the buttons are tiny. The phone is a third larger than
my current Sony phone and has no additional features worth mentioning.
Finally the operating system is over complex leading to a time lag between
pressing the (tiny) buttons and the action actually happening. If I
could give it 0 stars I would. I have now sent the phone back
Reviewed by ashk from iran on 15th Jan 2005
my sx1 is very good. i love it
Reviewed by Ashkan from Iran on 7th Jan 2005
SX1 is the best cellular phone but if you can please say me how can
I unlock it? What is my phone code....?:(:( My email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by internal_me from thailand on 22nd
SX1 is the best-ever phone in the world. Since Siemens is not a bad
brand, SX1 is the best in term of quality. Previously, I used P800,
P900 and Nokia 6600. Of the three phones, I found P900 is the best in
term of screen and sound quality. P900 offers more functionalities (a
PDA like-function). Howerver, P900 seem too big for me. So, I sold it
6 moths ago. And 6600 is also a good phone and pocketable but its sound
system is bad, I am really very disappointed with its sound system.
However, It's more affordable. It is now USD285 in my country. For the
above reason, I sold it to my friend. Recently, I have bought SX1. Now
I am using it and I think it is the best phone, it's small, light and
rich in functionalities, especially mp3 player and FM radio offer an
excellent sound. I have all the functions from Symbian v6.1 plus a built-in
mp3 player and stereo FM radio. In my opinion, SX1 equips with a complete
entertainment system. I like it very much. But now I want to sell it
and buy motorola E680 as it offers somthing more.
Reviewed by Hurricane from Pakistan on 17th Dec
Dont go on to the negative remarks the Britishers have abt the phone,
theyre a daunted rival to Germans. This one is really great just go
and buy if you can afford it and youll be astonished with the performance.
Reviewed by mahmut from canada on 15th Dec 2004
i love the siemens and nokia phones but siemens sx1 is very interesting
phone style is very fantastic
Reviewed by lukas from czech republic on 10th
very good fone buy it you dont be angry
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 26th Nov 2004
great phone apart from a short battery life and sometimes some of the
keys get stuck and dont want to work. But apart from that is great phone
lots of memory and features
Reviewed by joost from netherlands on 18th Nov
This phone, although rich in features, is a grotesque comedy of errors
and inconsistencies. I am willing to overlook lack of functions such
as switching off the backlight (which accounts for slightly more than
90% of total power consumption) or the 2 minute maximum lenght of a
voice recording (wonder why I bought that 256MB MMC). Or the presence
of two relatively useless side buttons, which have been utilised so
much better in earlier models. However, there are severe shortcomings,
which make use of this device most annoying at times. I have never,
ever, seen a mobile phone without automatic key lock. Nor one, that
on pressing a particular combination of keys, while been switched off
(is this some new Nokia tradition?), is going to format its memory,
thereby erasing all possible records. Nor have I ever seen such a mess
in sound profiles and signals. The list goes on, and is rather lengthly.
In retrospect, I certainly hope this is the very last time Siemens uses
Nokia software in one of its phones. It has transformed a nice piece
of hardware into something slightly better than a useless piece of junk.
Oh, and hope they don't turn to Microsoft next time (-smirk-).
Reviewed by Tom Meneses from Philippines on 16th
I HAVE an SX1 and mine has been nothing but a nightmare. I got my phone
from my cellular provider and was excited with all the features it had.
(I had become a Siemens fanatic ever since I bought the S57 model -
the build quality of Siemens in second to none - so I thought that this
would be the phone of my dreams. It was for about 3 weeks. First it
started hanging. I thought that was acceptable at times. Then when I
went to the US, the unthinkable happened: System Error: Unable to open
Messages This happened to ALL the phone's functions. Camera, MP3 player,
you name it. I returned to Manila and tried to have it replaces but
the company said that they could only repair it. They upgraded the firmware.
It worked for a while. Then system errors started popping up AGAIN!
I sent it to the Siemens Concept Shop in SM North Edsa - they replaced
the Installation Board. It works again, but still hangs on occasion
(when making calls, when sending/receiving sms, when recording video...).
Also, the phone re-starts when I try to send things to my Palm Zire
71 via infrared. I still love Siemens phones - I'm planning on getting
the S65, but because of certain software bugs, I'm afraid to do so.
Please read this review and beware of the SX1 - I can't even sell the
damn thing here. Any info on the S65 would be great too. Email me at
Reviewed by biggie from egypt on 2nd Nov 2004
just got the sx1 after breaking my tanger e100 last week.... and i like
it.... i'm a big guy so as u can emagin i have really big hands and
fingers....the phone is nicely balanced.. weighs just right... i like
the dimensions of the phone and the position of the camera.... i was
surprised how easy it was for me to get acustomed to the keypad. i can
easily reach all the keys with my thumb. i like the screen its bright
and clear.. however i really havent seen any screen better that that
used on the tanger e100....menue is easy to navigate.. and the bundled
software is a nice tough.... i give the phone a 4 simply because it
isnt as versitile as the microsoft powered smartphones... bit then again,
my expectations towards phones changed since using a the tanger,,, too
many options in a phone is a bad thing.. hehehe
Reviewed by eskandaloso from Philippines on 29th
*note to readers... ignore the negative reviews, these people don't
even own the phone* For those morons who doesn't even have the phone,
SHUT UP! This page are for REVIEWS, not IMPRESSIONS. DESIGN - FYI, keypad
layout is not a problem (atleast not for me), only took me less than
two weeks to adjust to it. There is, however, one design flaw that was
preventing me from giving the sx1 a perfect score - joystick. Chrome
surface is too slippery and hard to navigate. (especially when playing
games :)) FEATURES - I can't believe some people thought that the 6600
is a better phone. I doubt if these people actually use the Symbian
7 improvements other than theme support. With mp3 (STEREO), radio, hot
swappable mmc, and BETTER BLUETOOTH FUNCTIONALITY - can share pc internet
connection easily (NOW TRY THAT WITH YOUR 6600, MORONS!!!), SX1 is surely
one of the best phones of its time.
Reviewed by leon from uK on 28th Oct 2004
man!!! the hell with this phone is it nokia 6600 or what?!?!?! come
Reviewed by honey from Canada on 25th Oct 2004
I have an advice for some of the people writing negative reviews about
Siemens SX1: MAKE SURE REALLY OWN ONE AND ACTUALLY USE THE PHONE BEFORE
YOU SHOOT IT DOWN! If you can get past the wacky keyboard layout, this
phone is outstanding. I got used to the keypad layout and it's fun to
use. Everything works solid on this phone and this will probably the
only phone I will have for a very long time. Great job Siemens!
Reviewed by KiRC from Philippines on 21st Oct
The phone is loaded with features. Everything is absolutely nice, except
for its keypad. Its the epitome of absurdity. How are yuo supposed to
text with your palm covering the screen?The functions keys (OK, NO,
C) are placed at the center, and they consume sucha large amount of
space. Sometimes, its nice to innovate, but make sure the innovations
not absurd. Such a big loss for Siemens.
Reviewed by eduardo from portugal on 15th Oct
it's mine and i love it!
Reviewed by ali from south africa on 15th Oct
i was one day being wanting a phone.So i is being going to vodashop
and asking what is being the best phone.The man is being saying to me
the new siemens sx1 is being the best so i is being saying can i see
it,and when i is seeing it i is being loving it. So i say it is the
best phone even though i cant afford it. Thanking you.
Reviewed by salman khan from pakistan on 5th Oct
i think the siemens company hav done an outstanding job 2 release a
phone which has an odd shape cuz those r the type tht really stand out
these days i love thephone4 me it is definitely tht or the k500i or
of course the 6600 but i think siemens shud take out more phones like
this one its gr8!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ted from Philippines on 16th Sep 2004
Its got a bigger screen than Nokia's 60 series mobile phones. The Symbian
OS assures this phone many 3rd part applications. It looks cool but
tell me, can you really text with this thing with just ONE HAND?? I
can see a bunch of these sold in Greenhills as second-hand which were
traded-in for a Nokia 6600. A promising but failed concept from Siemens.
Reviewed by Glen from England on 4th Aug 2004
I absolutely love this phone! Great looks, great ease of use - yes the
buttons are crazy but they are real easy to pick up. Sound quality is
spot on for the MP3 player and radio, my most used application - and
if you dont like the way it operates... just find some new software
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 26th Jul 2004
Its the best phone ever!!!!!!
Reviewed by Onyeoguzoro John from 144 oba akran av. Ikeja,
Lagos Nigeria on 22nd Jul 2004
I find this phone amazingly beautiful, compact and sophisticated. The
Features and benefits are unique and peculiar to Siemens. As a phone
freak myself, i will confess that it is in a class of its own. My friends
here in Nigeria are looking forward to saving enough funds towards procuring
a master-piece like the siemens sx1. Please keep it up.
Reviewed by Peter from on 3rd Jul 2004
At first i thought what a nice design until I saw it in a shop, It Was
H-u-g-e! and cheap looking. besides it uses the crappy symbian 6.1 OS
and not the new 7.0s
Reviewed by Alex from Portugal on 2nd Jul 2004
Needed to upgrade from a Siemens ME45 and got the Sharp GX20... man...
I was probably drunk. Apart from pictures and colour screen it was actually
a downgrade. I had to pay an extra 130, to convince some SX1 owner to
exchange ot for the GX20 and YES!!! Now I have the SX1. I didn't know
a mobile could be this good. I really like it, you can customize it
a lot. Bad points: I guess battery does not last that long, but I heard
the Nokia 6600 is a lot worse. And the keypad takes a bit to get used
to, doesn't it?! But hey, it's GREAT!
Reviewed by john from ENGLAND on 23rd May 2004
u just cant stpo using this its jyst too good.
Reviewed by Kweku from Ghana on 21st May 2004
i think this phone is a break through for siemens i am really fascinated
by the radio and the fact that it comsumes less battery power. its really
Reviewed by blade from uk on 5th May 2004
hi i think all you people are mad buying the siemens sx1 and not the
nokia 6600 its the best it kicks siemens ass and at least it was out
on time but i was thinking of buying the sx1 but phoned up siemens and
asked if they would send me a brochure and im still waiting!
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 9th Apr 2004
The video time is only 60 seconds with sound, you can go on until the
memory has run out with no sound. Firmware 7 will improve the phone
Reviewed by dear john from uk on 26th Mar 2004
mike:- video clip time is on the sx1 ?? 60sec
Reviewed by dear john from uk on 22nd Mar 2004
mp3 great ,the phone that makes the 6600 look like a toy. got a 256mb
mmc card for just Ģ44, lots and lots music and hundreds of pictures
.Plus it's nice and slim ,so can fit in your back pocket even if you
have a big bum(arsenal).
Reviewed by mike from uk on 10th Mar 2004
looking at an SX1 instead of a sharp gx20 does anyone know what the
video clip time is on the sx1 ?? (nokia 6600 is 9 secs, gx20 is 20 secs)
Reviewed by Tom from England on 10th Mar 2004
well i aint actually seen the phone in real life but ill tell ya summit
it looks class. Its different from all the other phones the way it looks
etc,size.......who cares about it all that matters is what the phone
is capeable of doin. I have got a sagem my-x6 not a bad phone when i
got it bout a week after release but now its the sort of phone what
everyone has. If you wnt to be differnet from the croud i would recomend
Reviewed by faisal shafi from pakistan on 27th
this phone is really massive.it is really best for those who want to
look different from others and sx1 has all which you want it is really
dream phone i am really fell my my self full of fun having this great
Reviewed by jim from England on 18th Jan 2004
oh my God!!!!!and to think, i postponed my suicide for this turkey...
Reviewed by HINT from ENGLAMD on 6th Jan 2004
GOT IT!!! finally, cost a bundle but well worth it, works like 6600
but its a siemens, you think its a nokia, thank god it isnt. SX1 probably
the best phone ive ever had, camera quality is good, bit disapointed
with the mp3 player but other then that no qualms.
Reviewed by matt from England on 3rd Jan 2004
i have been waiting for this phone forever!!!! i almost bought a 6600
today but the sx1 better be worth the wait! i need new phone cos i got
Reviewed by simps from uk on 3rd Jan 2004
Finally arrived this morning . Impressive so far but picture quality
dissapointing. Not as easy to lock as Sl45. Keys take a bit of getting
used to. Overall very good, nice replacement for sl45.Mp3 not noted
in manual but does exist!
Reviewed by lol from uk on 1st Dec 2003
out all net works from 10/01/2004
Reviewed by p1$$ed 0ff from - on 29th Dec 2003
out jan 10th on 02 in UK ,so should grt one by june LOL LOL LOL
Reviewed by Atilio from Italy on 27th Dec 2003
The only drawback this phone has its the strange keypad arangement.It
takes a while to get used to it.I tested a prototype and it took me
1 week to get used to.The features were great.Sometimes it crashed but
its normal cause mine was a prototype.A great phone.I wonder when will
they "really" take it out this time.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 18th Dec 2003
I've just phoned Siemens (08705334411) and their telling me the the
phone will be released in January. I agree with what the majority are
saying - Hurry up Siemens, you're losing value business.
Reviewed by Axl from Italy on 13th Dec 2003
After 5 glorious siemens phones I've changed to a umts NEC e606....great
mistake!!!!!! I want this SX1, it is the phone I would ever had, it
has everything I want!!!!
Reviewed by Henrik from Sweden on 5th Dec 2003
If they canīt get out the phone before Feb i rather buy Nokias 6230
that has mp3, video, camera, radio and mutch more
Reviewed by Tim Chisholm from United Kingdom on
4th Dec 2003
i have waited too long for this phone now, im just gonna go for the
Sony Ericsson p900. sorry siemens should have brought it out on time.
Reviewed by will from uk on 4th Dec 2003
Dam!!!!!!!!! just phoned Siemens UK and got told feb 1st shouldbe in
Reviewed by Hemunt Ladwa from England on 26th
Mad phone, as a co reporter stated, siemens are taking the P$$$ with
the launch of it. im ready to switch networks for it, but knowing O2
direct are backing out of selling it instead going for the 6600 is disapointing.
Still i seen live model just have to wait and see
Reviewed by Tim Chisholm from United Kingdom on
24th Nov 2003
THE GERMANS ARE THE MOST EFFICENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD(along with the
Japanese), but they have failed for the first time ever, they haven't
managed to bring this phone out by the time they said it would be. this
is the best phone in the world, i am just waiting for it to come out,
so i can run down to the shop and buy it!! come on you germans, dont
lose your reputation!
Reviewed by Djimmy Sagnount from South Africa on
23rd Nov 2003
amzing phone, i can not belive howe gud it iz. but this phone its really
rood, it haz evrythng. itz realy eazy to yuze azwell. grate phone!
Reviewed by Stewart Edmonson from United Kindom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland on 23rd Nov 2003
BEST PHONE EVER!!!
Reviewed by Tom Edson from U.K on 23rd Nov 2003
I love this phone and it is the best phone in the world ever, i cant
think of a better phone coming out ever, amazing, nothing wrong with
it or anything and the functions are amazing, BUY!
Reviewed by Tim Chisholm from United Kindom on
21st Nov 2003
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS PURELY ABOUT THE RELEASE DATE, NOT ABOUT THE PHONE
ITSELF. I am getting a bit sick and tired of siemens, they keep postponing
this phone, i have all my money ready and want to buy this phone tomorrow.
I am raring to go and get it, everytime i read up about it, i want it
more, BUT because it is taking so long for siemens to bring it out,
i am starting to consider the Nokia 6600. ACT fast Siemens or you will
lose a lot of customers. IF THIS PHONE IS NOT OUT BY THE 15th DECEMBER,
I WILL BUY THE NOKIA 6600. HURRY UP, AND BRING IT OUT!!!! (this review
was nothing to do with the phone, this phone on the other hand is amazing,
that is why i havent given it a poor rating, the service from siemens
on the other hand IS poor) Thanks for listening. <> <> <> <> <> <> **END**
Reviewed by Alfredo from USA on 16th Nov 2003
Well, sure the phone may have 5 stars but, as already noted by another
reviewer, Siemens needs to hurry up and do something about the release
date; in fact it is sufficient to go look at the new phones that Motorola,
Sony, and Sendo (beside the already famous Nokia 6600)are coming out
with. In particular the Motorolas that have not been released yet are
truly cool and full of features just like the SX1 such as 65000 TFT
display, camera, camcorder, memory, MMC card slots, MMS email, wap quadruple
bands ( not on SX1 )etc etc etc. I feel there is an awful lot of people
that is in love with SX1 but there a whole lot of "new kids on the block"
that people is noticing and Siemens risks of "missing the bus" this
time. I personally give it till the end of December, than I'll chose
between N6600 and a new Motorola.
Reviewed by Faisal from Kuwait on 13th Nov 2003
2 words..... VAPOR WARE
Reviewed by David Beck from UAE on 21st Oct 2003
I just saw the Siemens SX-1 at the GITEX 2003 in Dubai, UAE. I was amazed
by its build quality, out-of-this-world looks & superb functionality.
I was tempted to compare the SX-1 to the also-new Nokia 6600. After
a lot of debating.. I was soon convinced that the SX-1 offers much more
to gadget-freaks than the Nokia 6600. The piece which I used was a demonstration
model, and the operating system was quite stable. It did crash though
after a few minutes of man-handling by me. I was told that the SX-1
will be available for sale around the first week of December 2003, for
approximately $500. This information is from a Siemens sales engineer,
so you can consider it as pretty reliable. When asked about the crash
of the OS, he said that since they still have a few bugs to sort out
the OS cannot be considered completely stable. The features which I
really liked about the Siemens SX-1 are - a. Highly responsive (& fast)
OS b. 4x digital zoom on camera c. MMC card support (external bay, unlike
the 6600) d. FM Radio player & MP3 Player e. Alien like looks f. Screen
quality & size Overall.. this phone is a must buy for phone/gadget freaks,
though some might consider it as a large phone, but with the punches
this baby packs.. it sure looks tiny.
Reviewed by John Scully from UK on 1st Oct 2003
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The Germans have pulled an English! [pun intended: "under-delivering
a product", in this case, not at all] This phone is vapour-ware. Where
is it? They were flouting that it would be released last March (2003)
and everything went quiet on the western front. Then they mentioned
it again, this time for August more likely September. It's now October
for crissakes. Get on with it! Did somebody on the factory floor forget
to ring the bell that says "start selling it!" - ? Talk about european
complacency... I'll wait for the Japanese version. You've got me really