1 year since my last comment, and I was the last person to comment here. One my last trip to Japan I noticed a lady still using this phone. The phone is still actually usable in 2017, though app compatibility is getting worse for android 4.1.
This era of this phone is coming to an end. While the size and convience, and superior one handed use will never go out of date - the battery, camera and android version are pushing this phone to irrelavancy. Modern apps which can still run on Android 4.1 are getting heavier - and while they still run ok - they drain the battery faster than ever. While the phone is definitly not dead yet. I think its probably in its last year of usefulness now. Though carefull planning, rooting, selective app use , maybe longer.
Felas pls confirm that the infrared port can be used with dedicated apk as a TV remote. Has anyone ever checked that?
Help me find a shop where I can buy this handset for less then 300Â€? Where did you get yours from?
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2015i love it too! How can you root the SX? Is ist possible to get cyanogenmod for it?You can root it, no problem - just need to use a bit of google translate on some japanese sites, and you should find the download link for the rootkit fairly easily. Cyanogenmod is not possible - though Android 4.1 is not bad, still very usable and compatible in 2015/2016
Amazingly small and light, but still packs enough punch to be useable even today. It's a shame the smartphone industry seems to be running in the complete opposite direction, with oversized, heavy phablets dominating the top end, and cheap junk with garbage specs populating the lower end.
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2015Its funny that after 3years this is still the best small phone you can buy with decent specs, ... moreThank you very much for your info about the phone!!
I am coming from a wildfire S, and i want a phone with good camera, smooth (Wildfire s is very slow and cant cope with many actual apps), and with a short lenght, and this Xperia SX is the best I have found. Whats about the battery duration?? did u find any solution??
greetings and thank youuu!!!
i love it too!
How can you root the SX?
Is ist possible to get cyanogenmod for it?
Its funny that after 3years this is still the best small phone you can buy with decent specs, only the iphone4/5 come close but they are still bigger and heavier. I'm still using this as my daily driver. i tried a Z1 compact to replace this, but it feels giant compared to the SX. Battery life on the SX is pretty bad and you really have to modify the stock Android os with rooting and exposed framework to make it run smooth, but its worth it.
Thanks for your answer about the usage in germany!
what does "DD" "using it for >1 year as DD" mean?
Does it HSDA HSUPA in 3G ?
Yes it works in Germany; but it needs to be unlocked by Docomo. Data is limited to 3G since it only has antennas for the Japanese LTE band.
AFAIK there is no update available aside from the Docomo ROMs (Android 4.1.2). Upside: the phone is still reasonably fast. Been using it for >1 year as DD, I still like it.
will this phone work in germany?
and what is the latest android version which will work on it?
Thanks for your answers
Pero, 14 Dec 2014How do i unlock this phone to be able to use it in Nigeria? i love the phone, but its not work... moreHow do i unlock this phone to be able to use it in Nigeria? i love the phone, but its not working with our network...give me unlock pin
How do i unlock this phone to be able to use it in Nigeria? i love the phone, but its not working with our network...
aegis71, 26 Jan 2014Hi im from El Salvador, i have one SX SO-05D unlocked, its very fast, fully function in gsm 85... moreAre you sure this phone is hsdpa 850? Says on this site it isn't. This is crucial information for Australians thinking about this phone.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 07 Jun 2014can i used it here in the philippines? Yes