Like another reviewer, this was my first Android device. My husband has the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman and I had played about on there a bit, but not enough to really be familiar with how it works.
I am not, like so many other reviewers, an avid outdoor sports person. I am simply a nerdy housewife, and what drew me to this phone was the fact it was waterproof and I am constantly dropping phones into the bath/toilet/sink, and I must say, it hasn't been a disappointment.
This phone simply does not care if you take it for a bath with you, drop it on concrete, or if your one year old pickpockets you and you realise a few hours later that he thinks it's for teething on. It just toughs it out and gets on with things, and that's exactly what I needed in a phone.
It's gorgeous too, I mean, look at the colour scheme! I've never been a fan of orange, but this device pulls it off with such suave, I may consider painting the front of my house in a black-orange-silver-white ensemble to express my love for it. Maybe not that far, but hey, it's pretty.
My gadget-geeky husband nabbed the liveview watch pretty much as soon as I opened the box, and he uses it with his SE all the time. It has broke a little, but he managed to fix it, and it was only one of the bars that fixed it to the watch strap, so it's nothing that affects the technological functionality of it.
My one gripe is that there isn't much internal memory, so after a month or so of having it, you'll get messages telling you that space for apps is running low (and that's with all the apps I can moved to the SD card), but it's a small problem and I usually just realise I have a few minor apps that I don't use anymore on there.
Brilliant phone, don't think that just because you're not a master cyclist or rock climber that it's not for you. I'm a mom and I adore it!