Just recently got it and been using it with a Rogers' SIM here in Canada. Everything works except for the Japanese apps (as expected). This is one little compacted tank.
By the way, one final comment.
I say it's the perfect phone only because bluetooth 4 currently available (as of octorber30 2012) still isn't working properly on most phones its offered in. (which are mostly samsung phones). They are having serious issues with the Bluetooth LE DualMode features available on the S3 and i would bet that the same issues are on the Note2 as well.
Once bluetooth 5 is out and those issues in the next upcoming phones are fixed then my opinion on the best phone out might change depending on overall design.
Still this is the only android phone out with good enough looks and has infrared. If you have the money (700+ USD) in my humble opinion this is the phone to get.
This would be the perfect phone if it had a barometer.
This phone basically has everything except for POGO docking which i could live without because of touchstone mods.
Bar+IRDA = *rough temperature readings*.
Bar = altitude = +1 position assist = *faster gps lock*.
BAR = pressure reading = rain warnings.
There are more i'm not going to go into. (You get the idea)
It is amazing what the lack of a single sensor can make or break a phone.
Larek, 23 Oct 2012I have this phone and baught it mainly for the design and weight. I really like smaller smartp... morehave you ever thought about the roaming? in what country are you using the phone?
Larek, 23 Oct 2012I have this phone and baught it mainly for the design and weight. I really like smaller smartp... morein the phone cant you disable some of the running backround apps that are usually running for no reason, i have the sony arc and there was so many backround apps running that drained my battery so i disabled them but when i disabled them they dissapear from my homescreen ... ?
Larek, 23 Oct 2012I have this phone and baught it mainly for the design and weight. I really like smaller smartp... moreThe same thing happened with my xperia x10 mini pro, the true was that the battery was killed not by the apps, but by specific apps updatating process, that worked in background and i couldn't neither see nor stop them... If in 2-4 days the problem disappear post it...
I need phone with similar form factor, but with Windows Phone 8. Sony, please, make it! :)
I have this phone and baught it mainly for the design and weight. I really like smaller smartphones.
It is pretty easy to use but they really lie on the battery.
I believe this is mainly because of apps running in the background and "advanced task killer" app don't seem to kill them so they are always running and killing the battery.
If anybody has tip/app to make the battery better, please let me know
Worth the import from Japan, used alot of phones this one is above all the other on the market.Light, fast,good battery, excellent interface, my guess is Sony will bring out another similar model for outside of Japan but like i said worth importing this one...
Hi, I read here that this device can work in italy with italian sim. But even if it can work correctly, I think japanese HSDPA frequences are different from italians one... so can this cause stress on the phone and be deleterious for battery life?
Thank you in advance
great phone...better than galaxy s2.....but bad luck not sold outside japan...sony must create better than these but the same gpu,cpu,s4 chipset and faster dualcore processor but the same screen size...for amid range phone
Does anybody know is there a notification light indicator like on Xperia U?
I want this badboy so bad. I have been wating to get a smart phone, as i don´t really need one. My "old" SE zylo still treats me well.
The SX has the best phone design I my opinion, only second to the iphone 5. My guess is, that sony is afraid to release this to the rest of the world because it´s very similar in design to the iphone5.
For me this is the ideal size and spec. It´s sad that well speced phones usually have 4,3 inch or higher displays. That is such a plus point in the sx. Power, quality, in a compact size.
My dream phone
It's a pity that it's only for Japan
I hope Samsung releases similar specs in a compact case.