I got the phone on upgrade as i am a big fan of sony ericsson and the phone is very stylish and quite sexy. The lure of the HD and the 8 mp camera attracted me to it and the weight of the phone was the cherry on top.
BUT This is one of the most non user friendly phones ever. After looking for the best part of an hour to change ym ringtone, i had to phone sony ericsson and ask them how to do it! And it was still a complicated little setup to say the least.
I then tried to send a txt off my phone, and again i had to them again to ask how to change a letter when its on predictive txt. Everytime i pressed the 9 button to put a X at the end of my txt it came up with W, which it usually does so you pre4ss the * key, but it wouldnt change from a W and kept asking me to spell the letter!!
I phoned sony and the girl said i should just spell all the letters! can you imagine!! it seems to have rectified itself now though. There are also NO emoticons on this phone, so if you want to express yourself with a smiley face, you cant, you have to use : and ) to do so :) which i find quite annoying.
the camera doesnt seem as clear at first but after messing with the settings you change it from like 6mp to 8 mp.
The battery life is shocking! but i guess thats because the picture is crystale clear on the menus and very vibrant, and i will yield and say HD, for the menus.
Another thing is on previous sony ericsson phones, it always saved a list of the last people you txt so you could just select them. On this one you have to manually go into the phone book each time and select them, rather than just a quick access list. You can create groups and press the groups icon when sending a txt which makes it easier, but why should we have to do that?
But it is an easy system to send a txt to multiple people.
If you want to send a video to someone, like a clip, make sure that the quality is not to high a resolution as it will not let you send it because its too big.
When you lock your phone, you can still access the camera by holding down the camera button, which i found quite annoying as when i had my phone in my pocket and i took it out, it had taken pictures of the inside of my pocket.
After playing about with my phone, i have found a way to make this phone user friendly to me, from my front screen i can access the facebook app, bnlue tooth, media, inbox, and create a message, but it takes a while to figure out how to do that, and i only stumbled across it by mistake. lol.
When you are accessing the internet and your rpess a link, it sometimes zooms in without pressing the zoom button, and i still havnt figured out why it does it or HOW i did it!!
the BBC iPlayer app is a good gimmick, but when i streamed a show, it was not very clear.
it is a beautiful phone though, the facebook app is good, once you get over the fact you cant use predictive txt when your updating your status, and its very lightweight.
it would have gotten 5 stars if it wasnt for the fact of me having to nearly tear my hair out trying to change a ringtone or message tone, and the fact that it doesnt have emoticons.
In the box you get your charger, which is a plug and a usb cable so it can connect to the computer as well as the plug socket, and also there is a usb dongle, and a screen protector, but that was in my box, so im not sure about this one.
you can connect to the net via WiFi
I have not tried to upload a video straight to YouTube yet, so im not sure what the deal is with it, if its easy or what the quality will be like.
If your into stylish sexy phones, then this is for you, if you want something thats easy to use straight away, then i wouldnt go for this.