Editors Liked

  • Attractive design
  • Beautiful screen
  • Responsive performance
  • Sony's UI overlay adds rather than detracts
  • Thin, tall and narrow chassis makes it more comfortable to use than other bigscreen Androids
  • Camera with good lowlight capabilities and native Panorama options
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Reality Display holds up valiantly against Retina and Super AMOLED

Editors Didn't Like

  • Middling processor
  • Poor battery life
  • Must pull the battery to swap memory cards
  • Still no front-facing camera
  • Minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Small and impractical physical buttons
  • Text input still not as good as default Gingerbread keyboard