I cant believe that I sold mine for $10 so i can buy alcohol as a teenage feelsbadman i miss this phone
I have this phone until now. It is still in working condition, have some minor scratch. The battery have not replaced before. Now I keep it in my cabinet. I still remember, my mainly used phone (iPhone 4s) is stolen. I use back my old X8 as my main phone for about 6 months until I am gifted a Samsung Galaxy S3. That time, as a student is not a problem at all for sms and call. This phone become one part of my youth memory. The overall disadvantage of this phone is lack of multi-touch support.
Sony Ericsson xperia X8 reminds me of my 1st vivid memories n experience of a smartphone.. It was way ahead of its time... Esp Design wise, usability. N just consumer appeal... The Timescape mode was the best of the very best..
I have it for 9 years, have been a backup phone since it can no longer support latest apps. If any of my expensive smartphone going down i'm using this phone for basic call and sms. This phone tough like tank and amazingly the battery still runs excellent and havemore power stamina than todays smartphone.
Nicknam, 17 Oct 2018OLD, BUT GOLD. It was the best phone that I had. It was compact and full of features. T... moreYou were so lucky with your X8, my X8 couldn't be bootloader-unlocked so I was stuck on 2.3.7
OLD, BUT GOLD.
It was the best phone that I had. It was compact and full of features. There was a lot of support on XDA-developers for this device, so many custom ROMs, kernels and mods.
I remember, when I got my first smartphone (Xperia X8). I was amazed by its features (GPS, WiFi, Android apps...). Then I realised that java2me phones became useless. I couldn't go back to non-Android devices any more.
It lost usability, when its stock Android 2.1 became unsupported by many apps. Then, I decided to revive it, so I installed custom ROM Cyanogenmod 9 (ICS) with custom kernel. I used to overclock it, play games, install system mods, tweak software, customize it... Only thing I didn't like is armv6 CPU, which can't support newer apps.
Once it was accidentally laundered in washing machine, but I revived it later. It is in pretty good condition now, except some stains inside display.
I still have it today, but it is outdated device, so it isn't in use.
I had my first android experience with this phone, very exited about performance very good.Worth having on 2018 for calls and browsing.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2018My first Android phone... I have here with me working fine, good memories when I use it.Yeaaa i still use it. as extra phone, for calls. and alarm. like it!
My first Android phone... I have here with me working fine, good memories when I use it.
AnonD-714578, 09 Nov 2017This was, as it is the case with many other users, my first Android phone. I have very fond me... moreBelieve it or not, but I'm using that exact same Phone with the original 2 GB memory card.
That's because it was my first Android phone as well and my "normal" phone broke a while ago. Surprisingly this phone is still usable as daily driver, but it's a shame that some Apps like the "Market" App (before Google Play), YouTube and WhatsApp aren't supported anymore.
AnonD-700665, 15 Sep 2017still the best ever smartphoneYeah, you're right. For it's time it was a very good phone...
This was, as it is the case with many other users, my first Android phone. I have very fond memories of the day I bought it; I was so happy I was able to switch from my old Symbian! (It was a long time ago and the store I bought it from doesn't exist anymore)
I kept this device as my daily driver for only one year, but it is one of the most robust phones I have ever owned. Back then specs weren't really important, so it didn't matter if it had only ~200MB of RAM or a (pretty slow) 600Mhz processor.
I fortunately never sold my X8, and it still is on my desk as of this day, as a reminder of the simpler times of Android 1.6.