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Using a 2010 smartphone in 2016/17 - Is it plausible?

My Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, running Android 4.0
A while back, I stumbled across a 2010 android smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. I decided to get one, and one was shortly acquired for the extravagant price of 11.00, free shipping, unused in original box. In order to excuse my frivolous spending on this obsolete gadget, I challenged myself to get it to a point where I could use it as a 'daily driver', and have all the features I use daily on my current phone (an iPhone 4S).

  First of all, here's a quick spec list (Borrowed from Wikipedia):
Screen: 3.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, 320×480 CPU: 600 MHz ARMv6 processorRAM: 175 MB Storage: 128 MB Android 1.6 (Donut), Android 2.1 (Eclair) A few notes about memory: Most modern 2016 smartphones have about 2-4 GB of ram, 175MB is about 4% of that. Built-in memory is also minuscule, 128 MB is about 0.8% of 16GB, the standard low option storage amount for modern smartphones. Yikes!
That's what I've got to work with! Now,…
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