How are you all liking your XS?General

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  1. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    How are you all liking your XS now that you've had it for a bit?
    Happy you made that choice? Regrets?

  2. Del1701

    Del1701 Well-Known Member

    I'm loving my sxs, great screen and camera, the only draw back for me would be the battery life especially if your stuck on UK generic .67 but a simple flash of the firmware solves it :)
  3. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty happy with my battery life actually, last till the end of the day, camera is amazing
  4. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    Now that I eventually have an XS with NO yellow tint I am really enjoying it. The thing I like most is that beautiful screen and secondly the look of the device.

    I have no regrets, even though there are some other good phones out there.
  5. Del1701

    Del1701 Well-Known Member

    Yep the camera is great, and the screen is gorgeous, at the moment I'm well happy with the sxs I don't think that there is another device that I would trade it in for at the moment.

    And I think once we have ics this will be one great device.
  6. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    My only real gripe is the locked bootloader as after having my X10 for 2 years and rooting it within days of the devs on xda cracking it I feel like this phone is only reaching half of its true potential... Meh...
  7. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree with that. I'd certainly like to root my phone in order to get more control over it.

    I'm also disappointed that Sony's customer services lived down to my expectations when dealing with my yellow blotched screen, though this was eventually corrected satisfactorily.
  8. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    I am able to root my phone, but tbh I don't really feel the need to which can't be said for my old ohinr, the Desire.

    The UI is pretty basic, unlike my Desire that had Sense, I don't run out of space for applications unlike my Desire.
    Battery lasts me the full day and to the night so all in all, I don't feel the need to root.
  9. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    For me rooting will let me use the six axis app that will allow me to plug the phone into the TV via hdmi and play some of the great games on this phone, and use things like systyl config and sd booster plus it allows avast security to do all the stuff that protects scum bags so called civil right...
  10. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member

    As for me, I would like to be able to do things like
    * activate / deactivate GPS via Tasker
    * Maximise the amount of data that can be backed up with My Backup Pro
    * run an ad blocker
    * etc...

    ... which can all only be done with root.

    I'd also like a customised recovery that will enable nandroid backups.

    I'm not yet sure whether I'd want to run custom ROMs, though will be interested to see what CM9 offers over and above Sony's ICS offering (when that eventually materialises).
  11. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

    All of the above....,

    To be honest my X10 was rooted for 2 years and I've forgotten most of what required root to work but the phone just feels locked up... :(
  12. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    You can't activate gps via Tasker? I've not tried but I thought you could.
  13. BlakeySFC

    BlakeySFC Active Member

    Does anyone know if I buy this in July whether it would come with ICS pre-installed or whether I'd still have to upgrade the firmware myself?
  14. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    You would have to update yourself I'd imagine
  15. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member

    No, with unrooted Gingerbread, Tasker can only take you to the location settings screen if you set an action to toggle GPS.
  16. jaseuk

    jaseuk Well-Known Member

    I'm still enjoying my XS, after a swapping it out (mine had yellow screen tinge + had stopped running) with Sony direct and buying a very nice Imak case I am very happy still, yeah sure the SGS3 is out now but I've not encountered or expect to a app/game that requires that much power, I'm waiting expectantly for ICS, maybe that's what Sony are announcing next week?
  17. JB60

    JB60 New Member

    After having iPhones for the last 3yrs I moved to the awesome specs of the SXS.
    No regrets, love everything!! (After a few days converting to Android OS):D
  18. aldredd

    aldredd Well-Known Member

    I've just got my XS to replace my (stolen) Desire S running CM9 (ICS).

    Picked this device in part for its distinctive stand out appearance (much the same reason I did for the Tablet S). It does feel s little clunky in the hand, though sure I'll get use to it - but build quality feels way over & above the S3.

    Thought I would miss ICS more than I do - though looking forward to getting it back in next few weeks hopefully!

    Bit annoyed with the level of un-uninstallable pre-installed apps - managed to get rid of a few of them like the sat nav software - but can't get rid of officesuite viewer - even though i've installed OfficeSuite Pro!

    Overall though - very happy so far.
  19. heavensenttom

    heavensenttom Well-Known Member

    Its got boring quickly. No support from Sony whatsoever. I want a galaxy S3.
  20. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    What didn't you like?
  21. heavensenttom

    heavensenttom Well-Known Member

    The way the camera decides not to focus for no apparent reason. The way the facebook app won't show the picture you click on. The amount of bloatware. The way GoLauncher (to avoid the bloatware) constantly freezes and/or goes back to the home screen for no reason. I'm sure there's more I've forgotten right now.

    And like I said, the way Sony doesn't seem even slightly bothered in supporting it. I don't care about the Xperia U/P, I just want ICS for the
  22. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member

  23. heavensenttom

    heavensenttom Well-Known Member

    Yep, it only does it when I'm typing a text using GoMessenger. At any other time, it's fine.
  24. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    The only actual Sony issue there is there is the camera focusing and tbh for me, that's rare
  25. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member


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