I've been using this since when I was highschool in 2012 and still works properly until now. I liked to do some things like using custom rom and flashing, until I bricked this phone once and I bring it to Sony center. I was worried and I'm scared that I can't use this phone anymore. After 1 month, Sony repaired it and thank God this phone still working so smooth, even I lost the home button. Lol.
Kat, 28 Jul 2014Owned this one for about 2 years now. Still works absolutely fine although slow since I update... morei bougt it 2nd hand with Transcend microsdhc 16GB Class 6, then i change to Sandisk android microsdhc 16GB (red&grey)-had alot troble ,so i changed back to Transcend an works perfectly even card is almost full...GREAT DEVICE-LOVE ITS SIZE...unfortunately now broke down-unable to swith on, when i put in charger it only repeatedly shows "sony ericsson" which slowly disappear, i tried hardware buttons reset - power+volume up - didnt help - any suggestion??...i gonna buy another 2nd hand....IT HAS VERY LOW SAR
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2014one year ago i tried to start my phone but it didn't start any more... no one could repair it ... moreWell I have this phone since the begging 2011,and it still works perfectly. I dropped this phone so many times ,(sometimes really bad )and the only thing that was happening to the phone when I was dropping it again and again, it was asking to restat it because it didn't recognize the SIM, so people absolutely buy Sony products :)
I am using this phone for 3 yrs..bought on 2011......its working well..no problems at all... limitations are its low phone memory of only 400 MB and 512 MB RAM..hence while playing some games phone becomes slow...but it has awesome video quality and sound quality...can record HD videos and supported all kinds of HD videos..its one of the best ,fast qwerty display smart phone..it also supports 32 GB memory card .I am using sandisk 32 GB card...another one is its awesome quality 5 MP Camera..and 1 Ghz processor..
Owned this one for about 2 years now. Still works absolutely fine although slow since I updated the OS to v4.0. Recently I tried upgrading the SD card to a 32GB Samsung SDHC Class 10 as I had a regular SanDisk 8GB slotted in the phone. However after I made the transfer, the phone had trouble loading the files (eg. music, images) and they wouldn't appear at all or would tell me that the SD card was not available or unmounted. The apps that I moved to the SD card wouldn't load properly as well. I've since transferred back to using the 8GB SanDisk. I'm not sure why it couldn't load properly. Maybe the SD card type was too high class, powerful or large for the phone? I might try a 16GB when I get my hands on one.
Sandra, 03 Jul 2014How did you root the phone? I have this phone as well and I'm in love with it, but it's get... moreTo root your phone use "eroot" software. you can get this from 4shared.com simply install it in your Computer and click on -root after it detects you mobile. But first PC companion must be installed in ur Computer. You can also unroot it by clicking again on "root". After rooting, you can install "Roehsoft Ram expander" to expand your ram. Better use a class10 memory card slot
Sandeep Goud, 12 Jun 2014Bought in September 2011.. as soon as it was released.
- Upgraded to ICS
- Rooted the phon... moreHow did you root the phone?
I have this phone as well and I'm in love with it, but it's getting super slow + the internal memory is too small to install all my favorite apps. Do you have any tips/tricks or a website you can refer to?
I'd love to keep using this phone if possible.
I bought my wife an iPhone 5C to replace one of these so I could have hers to replace the DesireZ I got wet on my mountain bike.
She now wants the MiniPro back because she can't do without the excellent keyboard. I'm gutted...
mrityunjoy, 21 Jun 2014Soon i buying this phone. 2nd Hand amount approx 2k. And anyone plz tell me maximum upgread ve... moreBeen owning this phone for a year and upgraded it to Icecream sandwhich.
Some people claim it gets slower with the newest updates, and sometimes it does.
What I dont like is the 512 RAM part but I really dont use much apps and I have it mostly for SMS/calls and some Facebook.
The screen can appear a little small, but that's what you get with such small phone.
I absolutely love the physical home button, it's been saving my time to quit apps a lot.
Absolutely worth it and the best qwerty from Sony in my opinion.
If you have a chance to get it, do it.
Soon i buying this phone. 2nd Hand amount approx 2k. And anyone plz tell me maximum upgread version of this phone and it's good or not
I miss this kind of phones. Nowadays all phone in the market is coming with no slide out qwerty keyboard and all the phone are slabs. I hope to see a successor of this phone soon.
one year ago i tried to start my phone but it didn't start any more... no one could repair it until now. don't buy sony!!!
Bought in September 2011.. as soon as it was released.
- Upgraded to ICS
- Rooted the phone
- With rootcapabilities uninstalled lots of unnecessary system apps.. gaining lots of free internal memory.
- Apps like 'Titanium backup' & 'ROM toolbox kit' can move every app to sd-card. (root required)
- Can almost customize anything.. changed system fonts to 'comic sans. This feels totally fresh.
No problems this far. In love with this beauty.
Awesom compact size, QWERTY keyboard, fits perfect into hands & pockets & capable of almost everything a new high end phone is.
P.S - for those who have bricked their phone, use flashtool & it gets fixed in hardly 2 mins. You only need to download it once. All the best.
I have it it is awesome phone except when upgraded to newer OS some things wont work properly and it will take a lot of you phone memory so I recommend not to upgrade. Overall, if you like something different, special, interesting and small this is a phone for you.
I have the same but there some problem to hear ring tone and music any body knows advise
Is this phone still on the market, if so please let me know where i can get one.... please.
udhay, 17 May 2014I want to buy this mobile. Is this still exist in market? If so, let me know please.i have bought this in 2014 april and with great diffculty if u find it
congrats u got best phone for u