My phone was delivered safely on time. Though the packaging was not sophisticated, it was safe and water proof. I will shop again at flipkart with confidence.
The phone is quite good, one of the best android phones in the market. So far so good, haven't experienced the dreaded rebooting problem yet (but then its just been more than a week since i started using).
The phone's touchscreen is quite responsive and smooth. I don't like the back button. One of the reasons for buying a touchscreen phone is, well, the convenience of a gentle touch to accomplish things. Not only is the back button a physical button, its not that responsive either. And most of the time the search function gets activated (back and search share the same button, kind of like 2 ends to the same button). Its pretty frustrating. I used to loathe the designer of the button a lot, but nowadays have got used to living with it. And what a mess, the call history/dialler piece of software is. On both these fronts, my previous X6 was way too good.
The images are sharp and bright. Usability in sunlight is bad, but then yet to see that affecting me, rarely do i have to use it in full sunlight.
Sense is pretty neat. Also downloaded quite a few apps from the Android marketplace.
The phone is super fast. Web pages load in a flash and there is no noticeable lag when it comes to routine use. X6 wasn't that way. Even getting to applications would take some time, surfing was slower too.
I am yet to upgrade to 2.2 and root it. But that can wait. Overall, a satisfying buy.
I don't know if it will hurt my phone, but it seems to be working fine so far (been 2 days).
Delivery was on time as usual from flipkart. I saved quite a bit of time (hunting for this from one shop to another). Thanks flipkart.
And this is true Sony, unlike some Panasonic lookalikes we see in circulation these days.