facebook - same as any other android as it uses the android FB app
no front camera - as 3g phone it can receive video call but your caller cant see you
2.1 - expected late November
Battery - not the best, can expect 2 days use max, it has a small battery as the phone itself is so small.
Software - runs perfect, generally no lag at all even for 600mhz and only 128mb ram. However slows with too many app open, hence need task killer.
I chose X8 over galaxy 3 for a very important reason. Galaxy only has a QVGA resolution screen which looks terrible for android where as X8 has standard HVGA. Ofcourse galaxy 3 will get 2.1 sooner if not already and may get 2.2 whereas X8 is still on 1.6. HOWEVER, non of that matters if you have a low resolution screen which you need to look at in disappointment everyday. Nokia X8 is hardware wise a better phone and I'm pretty sure its also more expensive. however, it doesn't have android, the symbian OS cant even match android 1.6. These days, Symbian is just old technology. Android/WP7/iOS is the only way to go.
Arun ace, 23 Oct 2010well i found out a lot about the phone ... as everyone is waiting for the update for the andro... moreyup its 3g phone but minus the video call function...still i think it the not so great feature of it.still i fall in love with n already bought it...still expecting more from this line...
well i found out a lot about the phone ... as everyone is waiting for the update for the android ... even i am ... but another question i has i dat i dont see any front cam ... as in secondary cam is not there... therefore it does not support video calls...am i right ??? but i know its a 3G phone ... so plz do let me know :)
is the sound quality very good????
Im a musicfreak and gonna buy this soon yet still doubt about its sound quality
please anyone reply..pls pls =C
jasdeep, 23 Oct 2010that person wud b really stupid who says that he/she wud buy galaxy with 2.1.knowing that x8 b... moreThx for the reply. R u sure the update is coming to 2.1?? cuz i asked sony ericsson site and got a reply from der that they will not upgrade to 2.1. But wat about the battery life of this phone?? I listen to music, my calling is heavy, i take pix also. Plz help me out.
monikaa, 22 Oct 2010this phone has android 1.6 and priced at 14000, whereas galaxy 3 has android 2.1 priced at 125... morethat person wud b really stupid who says that he/she wud buy galaxy with 2.1.knowing that x8 beats galaxy in every department. even if x8 will get 2.1 in cuming days.
hi does anyone know when the 2.1 software will be good to go for this handset???also has any1 used facebook on it?whats it like?feel free to reply to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
sanchitd2, 22 Oct 2010hey star, its price is below 15000 and most prob. it is rs.14000thanks... dear....
awesome mobile it is nice than nokia 5800 and speed was nice it suports live stream
A, 22 Oct 2010It's easy to write SMS on this phone. I bought it last week and it's quite. :) Vivaz or X8? We... morewell, thats good news, but seriously, i do have to type with 2 hands right, thats a downside, as for vivaz, it has an alphanumeric keyboard, tnx for your rep :)
you're right, lousy symbian.. But atleast i know im buyin an SE and not nokia, symbian in nokia are poorly customized.
monikaa, 22 Oct 2010this phone has android 1.6 and priced at 14000, whereas galaxy 3 has android 2.1 priced at 125... morefrm nxt mth galaxy 3 and x8 will both run 2.1 and x8 has an advantage with berterr loks and hvga screen
and its 13.2k here not 14000
amani_curious, 22 Oct 2010hi Praveen,
i'm thinking to buy this fone. But heard that this is not a 3G fone, means no sec... moreits a 3g phone mate read the specs
but no front cam
but it has hsdpa and hsupa
Marty D, 22 Oct 2010I have had the X8 for a week now and absolutly love the phone, great peice of kit. Just one th... moreto transfer files downlaod an application in the android market called bluetooth ftp
or else w8 for the android 2.1 update which will strt nxt month for the x8