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.
MarcioReis, 11 Aug 2017Like many comments i've read and came across, this also was my first ever smartphone. It was n... moreAnd yet again from the nexus 5 i jumped to the oneplus 5. I still have a little space in my heart for the xperia x8, lasted me 5 years and still works today, while the nexus 5 already malfunctioned leaving me no choice other than upgrading...
Like many comments i've read and came across, this also was my first ever smartphone. It was nice, it was a gift. Even tho it was cheap it had all the functionalities.
The problem lied on it's processor, Ram, internal storage and unable to move apps to the SD card. So ye, i was happy overall with it, it did the job but it took it's time xD
When technology evolved I had too. 3 years later i bought a Nexus 5 in 2014.
Now that is a phone, still using it today.
Back to the X8, it had a good camera back then, but with so many issues coming. The screen was scratched, the battery was garbage after 3 years, browing the internet was a pain in the A$$, 3G partially worked. Overall i was happy with it
But i'm glad i changed to my nexus 5, what a jump.
This phone is a true survivor - had it for 6 years before I changed it to a newer model, and only because some important banking apps required 5.0+ Android. However, 2.1 Eclair just didn't cut it... so I rooted it, installed FroyoPro, and eventually ditched Google apps because they were hogging the storage and memory. Formatted the SD card so it had an ext2 partition, installed link2sd, and the phone worked like a boss. At times I had almost a week of battery uptime with light usage, I'm not kidding. Tbh, I would've kept it as it was if not for the necessary software update, as it was incredibly reliable and could run all of the needed apps, even GPS. And realistically - what more would you even need from a phone?
Whatsapp unsupported. whatsapp is unfair company and software. i have tried install wechat to my old symbian phone. it still work fine. wechat still leave version for older phone and still fine. whatsapp is unfair because pushing user to update the lastest version and reject older smartphone user. i really hates whatsapp
despite it's 15 millimeter thickness, and a body, which is not considered as permium, I was still comfortable with testing such an old phone. It still worked perfectly fine. I did not even notice the missing premium design and thickness, because phones are built for practical functionality originally.
There has to be at least one brand, that does not sacrifice anything for design.
I tried that device today. Despite having Android 2.1 with a highly crippled notification center without function toggles, that device still worked very smoothly and it was pretty comfortable to work with it.
Somehow, I am a fan of retrocomputing. Why? New technology does not physically change old one. It does not get worse, except Apple messed up the iPhone 4s from 2009 using iOS9, which intentionally crippled the general performance and experience of the device.
Excellent phone using since 2010 extreamly satisfied with the performance, I want to know that know that this phone is supporting 3G network also as it is written in above specs ?
My first smartphone. Bought operator locked in 2010 and unlocked two years later. Learned to hate Sony for their contemptuous lack of support for this small but great phone. Installed a cooked Android 2.3 and kept it up to 2014, then, to my present regret, sold it away.
This phone is undestructible! It still works after 5 yrs... The speaker is awesome. The lens still takes good pictures and the phone doesn't lag even tho upgrading to custom Android 2.3
Still using right now. using shakira custom rom. Installing cyanogenmod hehe. Nice display tho
best SE phone i have used with any flaws
still using it today, although i have nexus 5x also
this SE phone works good even today, call recording also done (unlike many smartphone today do not support it)
sad it was not updated (SE phones were never updated even the costlier ones)
Smallest Android phone i ever owned and it still works after 6 years!
The battery and buttons are still good and the lens takes sharp pictures.
I put the Super User and Link2SD hack on it and formatted the SD card half Windows half Linux so I could move apps from the internal storage to the memory card. If Android Market or Web browser don't work it's probably because the date and times are set wrong on your phone (If it's getting it from the SIM and the SIM is disabled set the time manually).