Summary: I really like the physical phone and its features! That said, I do not like the inadequate 512 MB RAM. I pursued a Sony Xperia product because they use a high speed processor - which this product has - however without adequate RAM it is best used as a music player and paper weight. Unrelated to the phone itself, I am unable to download group text conversations and picture messages. I have called both parties (Straight Talk and SONY) and they blame the other.
Summary: I bought this phone primarily because it was advertised as being waterproof and drop-proof. Unfortunately, I can tell you that the phone is not waterproof. My cat decided to take a partial dump on the phone and I ran it under a slow stream of water to wash it clean but it ruined the call volume such that I can't understand callers unless the room provides complete silence. If the phone can't deliver the primary points of sell, i.e.
Summary: I really loved my first Sony phone - the W810i, which is like the Windows Millennium Edition of phones. It was the only model at the time that didn't have A2DP Bluetooth Streaming Audio, but I liked everything else about it, so I kept it. Fast forward four years and I finally upgraded to another Sony - the Xperia Mini Pro. It was great for about three months then the keyboard died.
Summary: Initially pleased until dropped on the floor, then disappointed by significant damage resulting from a three foot fall as well as Sony customer service. Like the idea of a nice looking rugged phone but this phone definitely does not live up to expectations. Would not recommend.
Summary: I chose this phone due to its price, android platform and also due to the fact that it's water resist. Since I work around water equipment and irrigation it's a great convenience to have. Even for those days at the beach. Don't have to hide it in a towel!! The issue I have with it is that it doesn't pack a very powerful processor and not very much RAM so it can get very sluggish after you've started to run a few apps.
Summary: First the positive the battery life is good, when it works! The design of the port for recharging is appalling and the phone has been dogged with charging issues from beginning. Been back to Sony and it is there at the moment as I write this review. Screen build quality is appalling and it scratches incredibly easily It will sometimes take a day to send and receive texts (not a network issue) and just feels low quality.
Summary: Problems experienced from the start, with this BRAND NEW phone switching itself off, and display a little hard to read occasionally, maybe due to water damage, because the idiot delivery driver left it in the garden, in the pouring rain. The only real criticism I have is the charge socket and lead, because a teenager had this phone it is now damaged beyond repair, as the "plug" on the charge lead is a different shape to the actual socket and it's unclear which side up it...
Summary: Having bought the phone we were forced to ditch it as it was extremely difficult hear conversations on it. Whether it is the aerial (we live in a poorish reception area) or just the phone itself was not clear.
Summary: As I said above, the phone can be very slow, and certain things it does drive me nuts, such as the fact that every time I exit Facebook, the phone will open the camera app, then if I press the back button, the phone opens Google Chrome, so I press the back button again, and it opens the camera app, and it results in this cycle many times. I have to press the home button to get out of it. Also, it is fantastically prone to freezing.
Pros: It is actually waterproof. I accidentally dropped it into a (clean, luckily) toilet, and I've dropped it into a river, and it works still.
Cons: It can be incredibly slow at times, especially opening the camera app and Google Chrome.