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Cheap Android phone is cheap
on 17 June 2012
I had one of these last year, it was, let's just say, cheap for a reason. It was slow, stuck on an old version of Android, and the Sony Ericsson software just made the experience even worse. Typing on it was difficult due to the small screen and it just wasn't good at much. That said, if you want a basic Android phone it will do alright. I only had one for only a month or so but during that time there were no major faults, it just wasn't enough for me really.
There are better budget Android phones out there though. Personally I've found the best way to get a cheap Android phone is to buy last year's high end model second hand. I've snagged HTCs with an RRP of £300 for £150 used and they're far superior to anything which was built specifically to be a budget phone. If you absolutely must get something brand new, look at ZTE and Huawei - not big brands but you get good value for your money. Phones like the HTC ChaCha are also worth a look, I got a brand new one off Amazon and it's quite good, and certainly of better quality than this X8, but again don't expect anything special.