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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JamieLeeWV, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. JamieLeeWV

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    Hi guys.

    I use to own the x10 mini i really liked it only the battery was abysmal and it was a bit too small:p

    i've read a few reviews which slate the x8 so i'm wondering whether its worth a purchase for a budget smartphone handset?

    I'm not fussed about it only having android 2.1 and not being able to handle too many games as i don't really play games on my device and i only use a few apps such as ones for checking sports scores.

    So basically i only use my mobile for calling, texting, web browsing and using a few apps (not a lot) so would i be ok with this?, i have considered the bigger x10 but obviosuly that its
     

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    I have no experience with other phones but I have had no problems with my x8 when it cmes to any of those things.
     
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    ok thanks. one thing i failed to mention was camera, it seems pretty poor on paper only 3.2 megapixels with no flash :(?
     
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    Yea, but with sport mode I think the photos are quite focused and nice ;) Really this device is only for daily use, so you cant expect anything special ;)
     
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    3.2mp, no flash and no auto focus. It's still pretty decent.
     
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    So would you say its better than the x10 mini?
     
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    My sister has that and I have only used it for like 10 minutes but I did prefer the X8.
     
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    battery is not the best - lasts about a day and a half with moderate use - facebook and twitter feeds on.

    Lasts about 48 hours without facebook and twitter and moderate use
     
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    Apart from the camera which I use no more than once a month, the X8 is identical hardware wise to the smaller girlier X10. :p
    I d choose the bigger screen anyday!
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    ok think i'm going to go with the x8. What colour has everyone got?, black or white?, i quite like the look of the white one
     
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    I have the white. I would of got black but it wasn't out in black when I got it.
    The white looks fine tho.
     
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    I have the white with the interchangeable multi coloured backs... this week I am sporting the pink but work my way through them all and change my wallpaper to match. That said, the plain white is probably still my favorite.
     
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    Heya,
    I have a white X8, The battery is good unless u are on the web (or navigation/gameing). Maybe 2hrs of "screen on" and "heavy data traffic". I dont call people so not sure about Call Time of the Battery.

    It's actually pritty good for web surfing, NO double touch option can cause havic, If you goto Sony Ericsson Help's Live chat, then u can't zoom in on the chat window, the zoom buttons displayed are for the web page, and the chat portal has higher priority. That's the only time I have had trouble, Ironicly haha.
    Phone is good for banking and web e-mail, all that stuff.

    WARRNING: You can NOT use the phone to connect your pc/laptop to the internet. - I have just rooted mine in order to try to find a way, this makes my phone void of warrenty so SHAME ON SONY ERICSSON for this. I have still NOT been able to do this. You can get a tether APP on market that replicates this, but it's not the same thing, cost's extra, IT IS A RIGHT IF YOU OWN YOUR PHONE TO USE IT!

    Leaves my HTC for dust, i only use the X8 now. My mate has a X10 mini, very simmiler with a bigger screen and harder to loose lol
     

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