January 10th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Xperia mini vs the old X8?
Hi! I'm thinking of buying either an X8 or the new Xperia Mini...could you give me some advice? Where I live the Mini is slightly more expensive, so I'm not sure which one is better because I need a compromise between budget and convenience. I will be using the phone for at least 3 years.
Both these phones have the same resolution but the Mini is better in other respects like camera and CPU..I'm not too concerned about the camera but what might the higher cpu speed mean in terms of performance of apps in the future? Will normal apps (not games) lag with a speed like 600 Mhz of the X8 in the future? Another thing is OS updates...SE is planning to release an update for ICS for Mini but do you think there will be updates after that...Jelly Bean and beyond? I'll have to depend on custom ROMs for the X8 so I'm wondering what if developer interest in the X8 stops in the next year or so because it's an old(ish)
phone, and if apps won't be compatible with froyo, gingerbread (or even ICS?) by the end of 2013...
Sorry if I sound picky and slightly paranoid