"May be I was lucky, but I think it's VERY good!"4.5 starson by blaxand
Pros: Decent camera, gps, well designed menu, common sense logic, necessary software already in, short response time for GPS, not shock resistant, but still very reliable. Looks elegant, but really very utilitarian.
Cons: Slippery body, easy to drop, difficult to open with one hand when it's new or without cover.
Much better with protective cover on. No wi-fi.
Summary: Use this phone for two years. Before I had Nokia, LG, Moto Razr 3, that was classics, of course, but my next one will be Sony Ericsson. Recently somehow paint on the top chipped out after sitting a few hours under the sun, the phone itself works fine. When it was new it was kind of difficult to open it with one hand, it's too slim to push finger between, also my hands are not big.
Got much better after I bough a cover. I am always in the car, all the time put it to the pocket,
then pull it out, usually while driving, a few times drop it, a few times to the rain puddles.
It's still alive. I am not very cruel to it, but don't care too much. Speaker is loud enough to hear even with car windows opened, although I use bluetooth quite often. In my opinion build-in GPS is VERY fast. At least if to compare to my last Tomtom. The only think I didin't like, if you didn't start GPS, you might need to quit Google maps for to turn GPS on, as assisted GPS takes minute or two to find current position. Would be good to have wi-fi, as it makes no sense to use SIP settings for to save
air time by using air time! May be depend on options in your current plan.
No problem with java software or games. And I practically don't use authentic software,
just Windows Explorer. I like this phone. It looks kinda cool, but it's very utilitarian, don't let appearance to full you. It's work horse in silk dress:-)
Now I want better camera, this one just 3 (!) MP, and I want wi-fi. Other then that I would use this one for couple more years.