Posted by Mike on 12th Oct 2012
Phone arrived & all was as expected, although the phone says it has Android 4.0.3, but its definitely only 2.3.x. Maybe its a custom ROM ?Its a Sony Experia Arc lookalike.
Occasional 'lag' when scrolling but hey, what do you expect for under 100 GBP.
Pity that the back cover cracked the first time I took it off to insert the battery.
Definitely worth the money, especially if using it as a 'reserve' phone.
thank you for taking the time to post a review, its well appreciated
Posted by Unknown on 24th Sep 2012
Does this come with ICS if I choose the Root firmware option ?
Posted by eliam on 10th Sep 2012
I have a few question? 1. Does skype work on it? 2. Does it have TV? 3. Does it have Android app market? 4. Is it fast enogh? No big cpu or ram Thanks
ANSWER: 1. yes 2. yes 3.yes 4.IT does not have the biggest CPU or RAM but it does what it was designed to do very well, thanks
Posted by Marcelo Massad on 10th Sep 2012
Has it been updated to ICS? Is there any site (forum) that supports it? thanks!
ANSWER: It has not been updated to ICS the best forum for those phone is chinamobiles.org, thanks
Posted by LittleDave on 10th Sep 2012
Came with ICS 4.0.1 :) which seems to allow front camera to take 8MP (3264x2448) pictures rather than 3.2MP listed? Installed all my regular apps and it is running ok with my work Telecom XT (in GSM slot) and personal 2 Degrees SIM (in WCDMA slot). Have to change 3G from XT to 2 Degrees SIM to get 3G data on 2 Degrees and this disables XT network but I don't run data on 2 Degrees. Nice clear & responsive screen. Not 500MB RAM as originally stated on website, now corrected on website down to actual 256MB. Would have preferred touch Return, Home and Menu buttons rather than awkward physical buttons. Recommend getting Soft Silicone Cover Case for equivalent sized SONY ERICSSON Xperia Arc S as slick plastic back on X18i. Headphones a lot better than expected. Great phone for price.
ANSWER: thank you for taking the time to post a review on the unit its well appreciated its been a pleasure serving you, thanks
Posted by NICK on 10th Sep 2012
Phone looks amazing. Totally worth the money spent. Only thing is that it doesnt have Greek language although I ordered one with Greek language. Can I install it somehow? Thanks again
ANSWER: thank you for taking the time to post a review on the unit, I'm checking as we speak, to see if the Greek language ROM can be added for this phone please email us at email@example.com, so we have a reference# and follow up with you on that thank you
Posted by Lam on 10th Sep 2012
please tell me if the phone 1) supports the greek language 2)is it dual core or is it a mistake 3)have a voice dial via bluetooth 4)is in stock thanks
ANSWER: 1. yes 2. dual core platform 3.no 4. yes thanks
Posted by Shots on 10th Sep 2012
For the price this phone looks like it's the best available; I have one question: Is this phone compatible with standard headsets with inline mics (Similar to iPhone and many others)?
ANSWER: If you are referring to 3.5mm jack than the answer is yes, thanks
Posted by Mr. Gadget on 10th Sep 2012
I can't believe mine came in with Ice Cream Sandwich. This seller delivered more than what was stated. Way better than my Iphone and Sony Mini Pro. Now it's just the beginning of fun stuff. Get this Phone Guys, it's worth the money!!!!
ANSWER: thank you for taking the time to post a review on the unit, it comes with Android 2.3.4, but yes for the price it is more than well worth it for what you get, thanks
Posted by Unknown on 10th Sep 2012
Hi, this phone looks awesome. I do have a couple of questions though: 1) Would this have ICS on it? If so, when? How do I set it up for it? 2) Is the dual SIM also dual activated? 3) Is it in stock? If not, when will it be? Thanks!
ANSWER: 1) not sure if they will update it 2)meaning gettting calls on both at the same time or are you refering to one using the 3G internet and one using calls...? 3) yes in stock, thanks
Posted by James McMullan on 10th Sep 2012
Hi there, does this phone come with a wall charger? Is FULL android market up and running?
ANSWER: Yes it comes with a wall charger and also with android market, thanks
Posted by Meg on 10th Sep 2012
I just got this phone and it seems to be working very well. I just have a question about using Skype. I am using this phone with 2G network for calls, and wi-fi for internet access. I downloaded Skype from Market and installed it. Skype warned me that the device is not certified, but I was able to install it. I cannot, however, sign in. I just get signed out automatically. Is there any way to get Skype to work on this phone? Or any other Video Chat app that can work via Wi-Fi?
ANSWER: Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the unit, frankly I did not try skype on it yet, but now I will do some reasearch for you, the fact that its not skype certified does not matter as most phones are not skype certified, I will have to search on android forums to try to find out, there must be a way or a firmware as this phone is very popuplar, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, this way we can open a ticket for you and check it out, thanks
Posted by Franck GLOBET on 10th Sep 2012
Is it wifi hot spot? On mobile, the power jack is mini USB or micro USB or 'other? The phone is available in French? The manual is in englsih? Thank you
ANSWER: Yes can be used as hotsot minu usb yes french available manual in english, thanks
Posted by Vyacheslav on 10th Sep 2012
Just received mine. First thought - omg, look at that, it's awesome! Light weight, accurately assembled, nice looking. It was a little bit hard to understand how to open the battery cover, (I don't wished to brake it, so I found a video on Youtube). Battery is really 2000mha, and there are two, not one as specified. UI working fast. Google Maps, Mail, and other programs are just flying. Now the cons... Don't be scary, it's not a Cons - just a things I wished to see :) The power button is small, it's little hard to press it, especially if you have a big fingers. The Home, Back and Menu buttons are hard to press - it's can be difficult to press it, holding the phone in the same hand. The USB socket (and the power charger socket at the same time) is tight covered by decor plug, you need to pull it harder, to plug the cord to the base. After all, I want to buy two more phones to my friends - so, the cons not a problem at all.
ANSWER: Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the unit, agreed , the power button is small, apart from that though its a great bang for the buck , good android smartphone, thanks
Posted by Panos Kappos on 10th Sep 2012
I want to know if there is any built in GPS chipset, if you can load Greek map on it and if you can load Greek language as an OS language, or just at the keeboard?
ANSWER: It supports AGPS, if you can get the right software and maps than yes its possible, thanks
Posted by Loránd Józsa on 10th Sep 2012
This phone is available in Hungarian language menu as well?
ANSWER: It does not have hungarian langauge, sorry
Posted by Alan Pinto on 10th Sep 2012
Is it really 3G? Or just EDGE and GPRS? Thank you
ANSWER: 3G, thanks
Posted by Jheck21 on 10th Sep 2012
The power button is somewhat difficult to press. You need to press it hard and for more than five seconds before you can wake the phone. The USB cover is a little bit tacky too. It is not flushed to the casing of the phone.
ANSWER: thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the unit, to wake up the unit when its on sleep mode you can press any other button aswell, that can be activated in the phone menu, thank you and happy holidays to you and your family, thanks
Posted by Ronnie on 10th Sep 2012
Is the front camera really 2.0MP or 0.2MP? Do you have any demo video for this phone? thanks
ANSWER: Front is 0.3, rear is 3.2MP, thanks
Posted by Nikolay Malitskiy on 10th Sep 2012
Is RAM realy 512 Mb? In other source i see only 256 Mb? And battery realy 2000 mA? Thanks!
ANSWER: Yes this is the manufacturers specs, thanks
Posted by Gustavo Velasquez on 10th Sep 2012
Hello. I have several questions to ask. Does the X18i works in Colombia? NDrive Can properly installed with maps of Colombia and the United States? Are there any customs fees? Shipping is really free? So, what would the final cost? Thanks
Yest it work sin Colombian, Ndrive I have not tested it, please email us at email@example.com regarding shipping fees, thanks