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
It is the phone I had the most problems with. NEVER AGAIN will I use a Sony phone.
Every time I want to make a call, read a sms, or want to do anything on the phone I need to remove the battery and start the phone up all over again. I had the phone for 2 years. Battery displays 80% power left in the Battery, next moment phone turns off because the battery is empty. and that is at about 10 o clock in the morning. I remove the phone from the charger every day at 7 am. I am REALLY Disappointed in Sony. NEVER AGAIN...
AnonD-485270, 07 Jan 2016hi... i got dis phone 1 year, but i have a problem.. november 2015 started to shutdown, i thou... moreyou have to unlock the phone using software like DC unlocker and put a master reset, with new sim.
3+ years working still with no issues. Has locked up a handful of times - that's all.
hi... i got dis phone 1 year, but i have a problem.. november 2015 started to shutdown, i thought it was a battery, but wen i give dis phone to the shop to repair my phone they said it is grounded.. so i cant open it, der is no respond.. i press the switch off but der is no respond. any logo of sony it never appear. so i started to worry my phone.. please i need ur respond, wat am i going to do about dis phone.?
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2015Is this phone good for games?No you can't play big games
After using nearly two years without any problem suddenly my phone started troubling. It gets off when I switch on data (even though fully charged).
Is it a problem with the phone or battery?
I used this phone more than 1 year & this is the worst smart phone that i had ever used. battery life is so bad & the cheap front camera. i wasted my money for this rubbish & nobody wants to buy it from me.
Aji, 18 Sep 2014I am getting mad on this phone after updated to 4.3. Till that time it was superb. now it is g... moreYup. I got that issue. And a lot, I mean A LOT of xperia V andT users got that random freeze/reboot/shut off problem after updating the os. DO NOT UPDATE your xperia V/T os. This causes the "battery protection circuit" inside the battery to malfunction. And then you get that random shutoff/reboot. There is only one way to fix this. Buy a new battery and put that in. And remember, Do not update the phone. Every xperia V/T user is at risk when they update the phone