I bought mine in 2012 and is still working well, with original battery - 1-2days. It fell a few times, but only scratched it and the 13MP camera is still showing it's uniqueness. Still the best Xperia in my books. Before this one I had the C901 sony ericsson - kept me for 4 years.
I should add these, it does ever goes to 46.5 C once when I used it to intensive gaming if the ram is overused (idk the technical name, but the free ram ever goes to 0 and the running apps still computing on the setting until it force closed), and need to charged twice per day for it. But after I moved my games to other phone and used this phone mainly as daily need only (like LINE, WhatsApp, etc) it's battery usage is good again (2 days no charge on full standby). About recording, yea it got heated up and stopped only because the internal memory is full.
Serves me well on these 3 years, surprisingly the battery is still considered good (2 days on full standby and maybe even more a bit since I'm not a heavy user) so I never changed it even once, though perhaps I should change it. The lid on charging port came off but that's that. I'm a clumsy one, so it fell down quite often but still fine without a scratch on the screen. The silver paint job on the sides are off a little, but since the plastic color is black, I scratch the remaining paint off intentionally and still looks good.
I'm still using this phone xperia v as my phone mainly music player and entertainment while im away from home or at school or travel. I use cm12.1 by WhiteNeo and planning to switch to cm13 if it goes to beta I still can play casual games on this phone since it's overclocked
I have been using xperia v for more than 2 yrs, its just perfect till now. The camera quality was great and takes really close macro. Its running on custom rom,poison V2. I have to charge my phone twice a day, i have used other phone like lenovo, redmi, Samsung, but still i love sony. 😍😎
I used this phone for 3 years as a daily driver and just recently decided to convert it to a music player. Still survived with a screen replacement and a not working power and volume buttons all these years. planning to replace the battery for longer playback. this phone has served me well. Thank you sony!
Served me well for two years..
Best Sony model out there..
Z1, to z5 all have issues.
If not xperia v, don't buy any other Sony
I'm using this phone for 2 years.It's great.I've problems with battery but it wasn't so important.It's the great phone of the sony(I used the M,L,C and Z series)
It's in a beautiful shape with a curved behind.
I really love it and I don't want to change it.
I offer that Sony company should continue this series.
Great phone, rubbish screen. Changed screens twice in two months, still rubbish screen. One crack and whole screen become utter nonsense. Shame on sony, no more
The problem only battery and core. But everything is fine. I use this phone from 2014 to now
This phone awesome on body only but so hard in wireless sometime lost connected....
Would NOT recommend buying this in 2016. But i was happy with it in 2013.
This phone has been my primary phone for about 3 years so far. I really liked this phone but it has gotten increasingly slow over the years. The battery life in pretty bad, but i still use the original battery and it gets me through the day most of the time, but just in case a carry a backup battery and a charger almost everywhere. The back camera is very good for its age, so is the screen. The water protection charging flap turn off eventualy , i didn't bother replacing it. They held pretty good , for about 2 years of constant opening and closing, and it did its job since i took this phone to the shower on more then one occasion.
13 mp camera
hi ppi screen (with ok angles for sony phones of same age)
BAD for 2016:
I am not disappointed in sony, but will try samsung next.
I droped my phone on the wall and screen is broken. But it's not working, if I switch off and then on is everything okay but the screen is just not working. What should I do?
if i turn no the phone and the Sony comes anything will not come again the Sony will stay on the screen what's problem