Product Type: Sony Ericsson Smartphone
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My Sony x8 Review
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Member Name: crazyearner
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Advantages: Simple to use, many features and easy access to them, Lost of free aps on market, Clear sound.
Disadvantages: Low battery life,
I purchased my Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 around 2 years ago when it was on offer, I wanted the next model up but the price was a little too high for me so I went about getting the X8.
Been a Sony Ericsson fan fro mthe old cybershots and still have them as a spare handset I needed an upgrade so made the move to buying this one.
The feel of it is good it is a good weight too not too heavey and full of features I use day to day.
After loading many apps to it from the android market I see why this phone was on offer. Simply becasue when you got more apps on it the phone slows down to a point where it can restart and crash. So I took it back asked what could the problem be and said too many apps on phone you need to mvoe them to sd card. Once he shown me how to do this I got my speed back. but that was not enough I wanted more out of such a phone and it was not giving it.
I then spent some time online looking around different websites and then found a forum where they inport the software firmware and roms from other phones.
This I will warn anyone that you can brick your phone if you do this wrong.
I spent a few hours fiddling around and manged to put a custom rom on it and a custom kernal on it.
Now am a lot more happy becasue things run a lot smoother, faster and has options in it for when you are about to install an app it gives you the option to install on phone or on SD card making it a really good option and makes things a lot more simple to do.
The only thing I do not like on it is the cam due to low quility recording. But for a 3mp cam on it you cant complain if its a nice day or so then you can get good pictures. No back light for nights and no flash on it to take pictures in dark places.
An added option is getting a bigger sd card as I had a 8GB come with it however upgraded to 16GB and boy oh boy Its an all in one can addd my media to it listen to music even watch films on it for long travals.
With having a custom rom on it making calls and even options to record them too comes in very handy for when you get un wanted calls such as marketers and sales calls.
One of the best free aps am using on this is route finder and google mapas with built in sat nav. Voices are a little hard to understand at times but apart from that it is perfect.
Battery on standbay lasts a long time, however if i am using the phone a lot I will be lucky toget maybe 2 to 3 hours out of it before having to charge up.
Apparently you can assign a tone to each contact, i am yet to find this feature and believe me i have tried! Same goes for having a picture for a contact, unless they are in my facebook friends (it automatically syncs contacts to include thei profile pictures (this is optional)) i just cannot find how to do it!
All in all this phone is pritty good for the money I spent on it and have just got a 2nd one due to some of the apps I use on the other handset as can earn points and rewards so might as well make more with 2 handsets.
My rating for this phone is a 6 out of 10.
Summary: One of the best android phones I am yet to buy. If you looking for a good phone this is you phone
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