Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604
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Don't waste your money.....
DD "DD", Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: This phone was great for the first month. Now it freezes, lags and doesn't work properly only 5 months later. It rings when I have it set to vibrate only, and it doesn't ring at all when I have the ringer on! HORRIBLE phone! It will be used as a frisbee very VERY soon!
Summary: Phone is ok (as expected for the price) but I have not been able to use any of my headphones with it. You connect the headphones and the speaker of the phone keeps on playing: it does not detect the headphones (I have read been plenty of complaints about this on the internet). I would not recommend this phone if you intend to use it as a music player.
Summary: Pros: * Compact size * Soft-touch plastic back is relatively non-slip * Low price point * No problems with audio quality or call connectivity Cons: * Not enough storage for apps * Inadequate processing power and/or insufficient RAM (slow) * Camera is borderline useless * Low screen resolution * Sony "Xperia" value-add is underwhelming This was my first smartphone purchase and I wanted something compact, unlocked, and relatively inexpensive.
Bought two: one worked, other failed, Sony refused to repair it
RS232 port, Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: First off: it's cheap, unlocked, and runs something newer than Android 2.3. (4.1 to be exact) However, it's slow, text doesn't look sharp at all, and you don't want to use it for much. The camera is nearly worthless. It's OK if you have some patience and need something basic and unlocked, but I suggest spending the extra for a Moto G instead. I've occasionally had to pull the battery upon it freezing or going berserk, though that's not very often.
Summary: Perhaps my expectations were too high when I bought this phone. It's okay if you don't plan to add Apps and have too many contacts. In my case when I synchronized with my Outlook contacts, which is big, the phone froze, so I had to delete it all. Together with this phone I received a Sony SmartWatch2, however this phone only accepts a few of the Apps developed for this watch. If you plan to use this dual SIM Card phone, just as a plain phone, go ahead, it will be okay.
Summary: Considering other positive reviews, perhaps I'm doing something wrong. If that's so, then I encourage the positive reviews to offer some suggestions. As it stands, this phone is so laggy that I've already decided to replace it. Honestly, if anyone has some suggestions for how to make this phone work better, I'd love to hear them, since I've already spent my money and I won't be getting it back.
Pros: Dual SIM, unlocked, affordable. But considering how slow and laggy this phone is compared to Apple and Samsung phones that folks I know are using, the positives don't count for much.
Cons: REALLY SLOW, to the point that often when I receive an incoming call, the phone is so slow that no matter what I do it won't respond quickly enough to connect. My current US provider is Tmobile, which generally sucks for coverage; nevertheless, I don't think my problems are entirely related to bad reception.
Summary: You get what you pay for, I know. For a $150 unlocked smart phone, it does everything you could expect. It's got decent battery life, runs a little slow, and is small and lightweight. My only real complaint is that the phone I received has a fixed focus camera, which is essentially useless. The description clearly states that the camera has auto focus, so I feel misled. Unfortunately I didn't notice this false advertising until after my return window had closed.