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 Jun 2015How 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, 15 Sep 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.
email@example.com, 10 Jun 2014can i used it here in the philippines? Yes
if only it is available in philippines.. i love to have sony xperia sx so-50d.. hope it will be available to the market not just in japan but in the whole world.. hope it will be on android kitkat.. ^_^
tahrey, 22 May 2014Anyone know what the highest version of Android that this supports is? And if the battery is r... moreLatest version of support is 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Back cover pops open for access to battery/sd card/simcard.
Battery is the Sony BA700 can find lots of them on Amazon/Ebay.
1.5 years using this little gem and still quick and better spec wise than average phones out there.
I really recommend buying from KyoEx.
Anyone know what the highest version of Android that this supports is? And if the battery is replaceable? Given the size and specifications I'd be quite interested to have a go at importing one of these so long as it's not going to be stuck running an obsolete version of the OS with a ruined and irreplaceable battery...
17 months on.. and still... Dame perfect phone if there is such a thing! I dropped it and there is a little dent on the frame, which really frustrates and upsets me... I would love to get it exchanged with a new SX. Looks a really professional device.
This is the phone that Sony forgot to release internationally. I would of purchased it the first day it went to market if it had the correct bands for Australia. I would still buy it today if it was released. this phone with KitKat would fill a huge hole in the market for a small but powerful phone. Wake up Sony! your new "compact" is too big.
GSM Arena, may you please review this phone, people craving about it, even 1,5 year after release.
Hi im from El Salvador, i have one SX SO-05D unlocked, its very fast, fully function in gsm 850 and hsdpa 850 bands.