well , i got my experia x8 and well ive had it about 5-6 months you get quite bored of it though brilliant phone though still could be improved on camera and on speed but tid recommed it for your first smartphone because its easy enough to use great considering tat your getting wat ur payin 4. 80 eur is not dear 4 a smart phone id prefer th experia play over it but great forthat price recommend it to teens :)
""the battery life of this fone is soo poor. it can only stand for 5 hours when you're using it""
that's the average of almost any mid-end android phone.. if you're constantly using it 5 -7 hours battery life is normal even galaxy s2 last up to 6 - 8 hours if you keep playing with it.
the ram only 168 MB but if u know how to root, change rom, flash kernel, etc you can add swap memory (maybe around 32MB or more) and you will be able to play games and resume apps without having to start all over again (example: browsing then switch to market then switch again to browser then your data will stay intact) that's my experience using swap memory.
Swap shorten life of memory card, but memory card is cheap these days i wouldn't mind buying class 6 micro sd every one or 2 years.
not bad if u're looking for secondary phone..
Rico, 12 Dec 2011Great looking phone and for the price seems a deal, thinking of buying this for xmas as a trea... moreuse link2sd on android market.. partition your sd card create ex3 using minitool partition wizard you will never running out storage.
Poor handphone.. Camera Cant take picture without sd card.. No zooming.. Android 2.1 always lagging.. :'-(
X8 user, 11 Dec 2011Well it may be something wrong with your battery. Mine lasts 2-3 days of constant usage. Im us... morebro 2.2.3 ginger is can install on x8....or can u tel mn plz whch touch is better x10mini or x8 plz rep me m watin
Great looking phone and for the price seems a deal, thinking of buying this for xmas as a treat for myself lol.
Does the UPDATE Android platform 2.1 solve the issue of storing App's on EXTERNAL Memory?
Mobilemaster, 15 Jun 2010No Led flash, no good pictures at night!is there a night mode in pictures? in rating 1-5 what's the rating for the pics. at day and at night?
..., 10 Dec 2011the battery life of this fone is soo poor. it can only stand for 5 hours when you're using itWell it may be something wrong with your battery. Mine lasts 2-3 days of constant usage. Im using 2.3.7 android os called GingerDX :)
Why SONY ERICSSON dun give the gingerbread update for this handset? Even the LG's Optimus One with same spec got 2.3.3 Gingerbread with same 600Ghz CPU, same GPU...Is it becoz of its low RAM and not receive official gingerbread??
alex, 09 Dec 2011Hi , is sony ericsson xperia x8 can get upgrade to android 2.3 ? Please tell me if you know ab... moreNo official 2.3 gingerbread update from Sony ericsson for this phone.however you can install 2.3 via custom rom after rooting your phone
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2011does x8 have front camera?can I use skype on this phone?Can I use external memory for my appli... moreNo it doesn't have a front facing camera.
yes you can use Skype by simply downloading it from the android market.
yes and no for installing apps to external memory. Yes if you root the phone and no if you did not root it. Most of my apps are installed on SD after I rooted and installed custom ROM
after rooting this device, you gonna love it, it will not be "xperia in the middle,," ^^ as it can do the newer xperia line up do,,
hey dont buy a samsung its a simple phone but xperia is a full of entertainment
Hi there. I agree that some of the finer points of XPERIA X8 should've been revised and improved,but from my personal experience I can't say,that is a bad phone.
On the contrary,the phone's design is quite impressive. The lack of a newer version of Android OS (such as Gingerbread in its decendent XPERIA MINI),is almost neglegibile. However, I agree that the processor,which is Qualcomm Adreno 600 MHz, could've been a lot faster. Maybe even up to 1 GHz. But this is something that I can overlook.
The bigger problem presents the physical RAM ammount of approxmailly 200 MB.
This is quite enough for some smaller programs like maybe Quickoffice,Adobe Reader and so on. But the fact remains that for better games you need bigger memory space and quite frankly this might be somewhat dissapointing for some users.
I'm not trying to put blame here on anyone. This is my honest opinion about this particular device.
For those users who say that X8 can't be upgraded further than Android 2.1,I can say that they're mistaken. An upgrade to Gingerbread is possible, even for non-rooted phones. However you have to back-up your files in order to initiate the upgrade process.