Pros Very nice looking, well built, small, light... it's a Sony
Cons Applications crash constantly,
Battery life is the worst I have experienced with any phone,
It's easier to walk to the moon than to synchronize Outlook outside an exchange environment.
Summary After 3 weeks of daily use...
Any phone that has 100% battery at 11 pm and is down to 30% at 7:00 am is USELESS. You must charge it as often as possible. I'm always carring the USB cable in my jacket just in case.
There is no automatic way to sync with Outlook just by plugging the phone to the computer, everything is done through the web, and this is also a very difficult and manual process using Google Apps Migration Tool. The calendar has a very limited view, contacts that were imported and that have an extension number are dialed improperly, etc. etc. etc.
Crashes all the time.
If I get a call while using GPS navigation, the screen locks, so you have to take the hands off the wheel to unlock it.
I'm calling my carrier to see if they can exchange it for ANYTHING else, I'll take a Big Mac and pass the SIM to my Samsung Jack or HTC Jack anytime. This is a nice looking toy, not a business phone.
Pros I was impressed by its ease of use and very reliable keyboard unlike so many qwerty keyboards today which are frequently difficult to press sometimes.
Cons Screen on the small side but I am sick of too large cumbersome phones.
Summary The screen although smaller than the bigger Xperia brother, is actually versatile and very ok for most situations. I was shown Nokia and Motorola versions in the same shopping mall. This model was consistently easier to use and keyboard was superior. Touchscreen was easy too. No false touches and simply does it's job so competently. This model is also terrific for carrying it around and well build too.I find it absurd why anyone would complained about their phone screen being too small as most android phones and even i-phones screens are never as pleasant as compared to a notebook or a desktop. if I wanted to view the web to get the full experience, I would always resort to a proper notebook, in my case its a 16 inch laptop. But for emails and basic news material, the android phones is realistically practical sized and no worries about lugging around something too large when walking in busy places.
Updated on Oct 5, 2010
"The anti-brick"on by DNATH-E46
Pros Great scale. Full QWERTY kb. Android OS. Intuitive interface. Makes you look less-****** when in use.
Cons HW feels loose when closed. No Android updates available (big deal...)
Summary The best phone I've ever owned, and I am a hetero, 6'1" 188lbs male(for those of you that don't want to read any further)
I've really grown tired of this trend in the increasing scale of the "mobile" phone. My last smartphone was an MPX220. I've also used a Blackberry Pearl and Curve for the office, but the MPX220 was my personal device. Bought it new when it came out. Sure, it had its' quirks, but the device was waaay ahead of its' time at the time, and really delivered a great mobile experience. Given the way things are going, we'll all be using bricks again soon enough! I've been through other phones since, and have basically been waiting for a smartphone to arrive without being this giant clunky device.
First off, my personal management of expectations of what I expect from a phone are throroughly in check. I'm not expecting to replicate the experience I get from my desktop/laptop computer, so I look for the important things first, then everything else on top is just a bonus. With that said, I've really been waiting for someone to step up and deliver a smartphone that provides all of the modern day functionality (e.g. web access, navigation, touchscreen, email, etc...) without the bulky clunky packaging of your standard "smartphone". This device definitely does that without comprimise, in my opinion. Kudos to Sony Ericsson for making this, and I hope Sony will continue with the line. Other manufacturers should pay attention and follow suit, there are others out there that prefer not to have a notbook computer in our pockets.
Not really going to get much into the tech spces, there's tons of info on that out there. But I can say that this is a great device for anyone looking for a phone that is compact, and wanting to benefit from the technologies on offer from the current generation of mobile operating systems. I think this phone is very comfortable in the hand, and have never felt that the screen size was inadequate. I'd definitely buy another if I ever needed to.
The one inital negative that I noticed is that the phone feels loose when closed. The two halves that slide don't feel quite 'locked' when the phone is closed, and you can feel a slight wobbly/semi-opening/disconnected separation of the two parts at times. Other than that, solid device.
Pros Very sleek and small enough to fit inside small handbags. This attracted me and a lot of friends to it in the first place.
Cons Fatigue sets in after 10 minutes of surfing due to it's ultra smallish screen. It is exacerbated by it's low resolution screen! Hangs almost daily since receiving it.
Summary Pathetic touch screen messaging. It is really so bad that the mini-keyboard remains the only reliable option. Games looks like a joke on this mediocre screen. Do not bother you-tubing as the videos will turned out washed out. If you want to use the phone for normal calls, then this phone is good and clear to hear but for surfing and games, this is my worst ever phone!
Pros the keyboard, very handy, I need to answer emails for work fast, and it no problem with this little lady.
Cons when sitting in the light, and the keyboard lights up, some of the letters are difficult to read, (I have a white version)
Summary very fine product for it's category/ price/ size...if you're looking for a smart-phone, without it being a computer or too big, this is a very nice choice!