i used this phone for 7 years and its being used by my dad its a durable phone but not that much reliable the OS lags alot I had to get a custom rom for it to work properly the GPS takes 1 hour to work and thats a design flaw in all of Sony's mobile phones until the Sony Z2 came out
the buttons stopped working in the 6 year but got fixed easily
dissembling and fixing is easy on this phone
its audio quality is literly shit
I found the camera to be amazing really
the sides and body are scratched easily but the screen got never scratched in the entire 7 years
Time to change phone I used to used this phone it keeps giving me problem low ram, the battery won't last, touchscreen issue when charging etc.. The reason I bought it is because of its water resistant capability but due to the material they use it became shitty. Also, normally mid rage phone will last 2 years max and high end up to 4 years.
Zraa, 29 Dec 2017I have been using my ST27i since 2013. Suddenly it cannot download the new Whatsapp version. P... moreif you have android 2.3.7 the latest supported of whatsapp for that version of android is 2.17.253.
after that there is no update.
(my information is based on that i have this version and there is no update for me in google play after this version of whatsapp)
However if your android is 4.0.1 or 4.1 probably you can update more.
There is update if you want to upgrade your phone
You can find updates in xda forum.
However i didn't updated because i saw in somewhere that those updates have more lags because of low ram of device.
Also i checked whatsapp site and they wrote that they support android gingerbread until 2020 and after that whatsapp won't work on this version of android.
I have been using my ST27i since 2013. Suddenly it cannot download the new Whatsapp version. Please advise if the phone is still compatible.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2017Bought this phone in 2013 and still actively using it. Main usage is texting, photographing, ... moreHi, You can get replacement usb/charger covers from ebay for a couple of £'s.
Dont update to the latest version. (4.something) it causes the device to lag. If you've already upgraded to it then you can downgrade it which is pretty simple. I did it without any previous skill or try and the phone still works fine. Just Google: Sony st27i downgrade.
Bought this phone in 2013 and still actively using it. Main usage is texting, photographing, taking notes for reminders, and listening to music. In 2016, the phone's cover for the charger broke off due to excessive opening and closing, but the phone is still going strong. Only considering another phone now because I need a front facing camera too.
I bought it 2013 still working
I change digital Screen bcz it broked
It still good phone
Sony has a super connector
small size, easy to carry, easy to root, pretty good battery life, Walkman app is kinda nice (so obviously mine is now a dumbphone turned portable MP3 player)
WAY too much bloatware, microSD card slot is recessed too far (need a stir-stick to push the card in, and tweezers to remove it)
My Sony Xperia go serves me well. But the thing is the USB and 3.5mm jack covers are easily got damage after a year. One thing i love about this phone is that you can put it inside your pocket whilst working out.
vixenJoburgSA, 03 Oct 2016best phone, bought it in 2012 and m still using it, its affordable and manageable. and it has ... moreI too got my Xperia Go in 2012 and am still using it. I love the size and the ease of use. Other than a newer Sony, which I cannot afford, there is no other phone that I want. Although there is no front camera (I know what I look like so why do I want a photo??) it is the best camera I have come across. Few new phones have specifications good to warrant my ditching my wonderful Sony.
best phone, bought it in 2012 and m still using it, its affordable and manageable. and it has water proof yay!!!!
anynomous, 19 May 2016why is this phone still running on os gingerbread, my own never updated and all the apps are o... moreYou need to install the new software version in you phone with xperia-companion. This may help you:
Australia: Presently plan is with Optus - bad customer "service" want to change carriers- but will changing SIM mean that my stored phone numbers and calendar dates disappear ?
its a really good phone, m still using the phone since 2012-16, sound software quality is still better than any of the new high end devices
trekkan, 27 Aug 2016That is exactly my situation as well. What date did you get it in 2012?November 2012 if i'm not mistaken, battery also is an issue due to its easily drained when used in data. Wifi connectivity is good and dropped a dozen time but its durability is good.