Summary: "I find the Xperia very frustrating. The main problem is getting and keeping a signal. I don't know whether the receiver is poor quality or what but my phone (and I've had two after I complained about the first one) keeps losing the signal and often the only way to get it back is to switch off and...
Summary: I have owned Ericsson phones all the way back to the R380 World Phone. I absolutely love the P990i. Unfortunetly it is no longer available. (If someone knows where I can get a new one, please let me know). I purchased two of these Xperia phones for my wife and I and I am sadly disappointed.
Excerpt: I can start with this: Don't have this device anymore, returned it after several issues:First: The famous crack. The quality of the plastic used in this phone is rubbish really. Got a crack after a few weeks on the side right next to the battery. Returned it to the store and got a new one.
Pros: Despite the quality, the hardware performance is good.
Summary: I was really looking forward to buying this phone but when I did I was horridly dissapointed. It may have a lot of nifty functions but it miserably fails with the basics that a phone should have.
Summary: My Sony X1a continued to lock up and become unresponsive after one week. I returned it for repair and was told it had moisture damage and the warranty was voided .No one pays that much money for a phone and allow it to get wet.
Summary: The phone is nothing special. No battery life on the screen; the volume is low and the interface of the key pad for phone call is just not user freindly. The phone will go off for no reason. I am very unhappy with this phone. I won't get it even if it is $200, and I paid for 700!
Summary: Always losing connection with bluetooth, or static when using bluetooth headset. Constantly losing connecting tethering using bluetooth. Activesync suddenly doesn't work and has errors without explanation. Low volume probably due to tiny speaker. Slow when switching between sliding modes.
Summary: After hours of Internet research + calls to Sony-Ericsson support and T-Mobile support, I have to return it. T-Mobile said flatly that NO PHONE OTHER THAN THEIRS WOULD WORK ON THEIR 3G OUT OF THE BOX, due to the frequency 1700 that no other phone handles.
Summary: Easy to Google for benchmarks and details, as with the Tilt, this is another HTC/Qualcomm device with well-documented, inferior multimedia capabilities compared to other (Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Apple, Nokia) devices.