This phone is amazing. The camera's great, with just as many functions as a regular Cybershot. I've composed some pros and cons below.
Beautiful user-interface, like all SE phones IMO.
Camera's great! 8.1MP of pure greatness.
Wi-fi works decently, but nothing like your own computer.
Motion sensor can auto-rotate your images and videos
Great for techies and people who buy "prettier" phones alike.
No front-facing camera for video calls
Don't drop it (like I did). With the hyper-sensitive camera bits inside, if you drop it too many times or too roughly, the insides will get messed up, and so will your phone.
Don't play with the sliding feature. It gets loose after too many slides (like all slide phones I suppose)
The weight, size, thickness are all bulky. Although it isn't too much of a big deal to me.
Not for texters. Avid button-pressing will mess up the phone.
The cover for the camera lens is flimsy and scratches up easily.
I've had the preceding model, a K850, which was one of the first 5MP camera phones from SE. Nothing but trouble, software grashes, new touch pad, freezing up etc. Vodaphone have decided it's water damage so have voided warranty, even though I'm still using it after another re-flash at local phone shop!!!
I would be very careful about buying another SE phone, which is why I'm on here checking out people's experiences....
has any one eles found the battery to be good for only about 2 day
great phone in other wasy
but hey come on
Joey, 14 Jan 2009Mine sealed! It's brand new! I unboxed at the shop n everything works perfectly,after 2 days m... morehave u ever knocked sony ericsson customer care on telepnone. if not please do. Also there is consumer court available on every street of every country.
I understand its a headache but then if you r paying for the product then u shuld demand complete support from the company.
I assume there is some problem in one lot of stock sony has produced.
Because in most asian countries most of the parts of UK are satisfied with this product.
One more thing for most of SE fans there are people who r trying to put false comments so please do not go by hearsay.
though gsmarena is one of the only site providing technical details abt mobile phones; there r other forums as well (search on google)which can help you in ur phone research.
To those who's not happy why people are arguing about the video call function.It's simple.This is a thick n expensive phone with video call function n there should be a front camera.It's not a matter of who use it or not.It's about having the option to use it.It's a million times better if se scrape off the video call function to save them the embarrassment.But the main problem is many people still assume there's a front cam as they thought the dot on top of screen is but actually it's the light sensor!!!And naturally people assume there's a front cam as this phone has video call function.So i hope that people will know the truth before they buy it.
Sammy, 14 Jan 2009I dont understand one thing about users complaining about the handset broken. Cant these us... moreMine sealed! It's brand new! I unboxed at the shop n everything works perfectly,after 2 days my screen goes blank! Now? I'm dissapointed..i'm confused..maybe bad luck? But why there's a lot complain about se faulty fone..it's not cheap fone,it's not china toys fone,it's se..japanese-sweden cooperation..but manufacturing quality? W302,g900,c902,k850,w910,s302,w580..they are latest se fone with a lot of problem! K750,w800,k800,t610 was best from se family
Dani, 14 Jan 2009Why dont you just wait for a Firmware Upgrade!Thanx for your advice..restart, hangs or soft problems maybe can be reduced by software upgrade,,i'll wait,,but hardware faulty? SE customer service told me "replace main screen n flexible polymide=i have to pay the new lcd! They avoid my warranty!!" it's not my fault! It's manufacturing problem!
I dont understand one thing about users complaining about the handset broken.
Cant these users check in the shop itself if the handset received is in proper condition.
Customer is King everywhere.........
If you find any physical fault in the handset u can cancel the deal there n there itself .....
It is waist of time and energy to bring unsealed package from shop and open at home.
U should always be concerned abt the product before you start using it.
I am using C905 without any problems.
yes technical aspects Samsung INNOV8 is really better then C905
that dosent mean Sony cannot produce better handsets.
Also I would like to say that all slider phones from any Company has problem of slider getting loose.
Most of them seem to say phone software crashing I think this is a problem which should concern Sony.
Also Sony software update is going to release in mnth of Feb for C905 that may resolve most of prblms.
People cribbing about the phone should replace with other handset and be happy.
sE, 14 Jan 2009so whats the problem ab0ut SE products? Give me reas0n.. U are just p0sting with n0ne sense wi... moreThe reason is..se fails to keep their product quality! Hangs! restart! Problematic slider! Poor signal! Or blank screen like mine..that's the problem! I always se fan but after "wasted" my money for xpensive c905 i'm very2 dissapointed! It's hi-end phone with low end quality! I also browse to se g900, c902 (latest se product) n find much2 complain about se product! T610,k700,K750,w800 n k800still d best from se! Their latest product like china toys
so whats the problem ab0ut SE products? Give me reas0n.. U are just p0sting with n0ne sense without reas0n..
my lcd spoilt within 1 month. this is my first SE phone and i may not buy se next time
I hav never see so bad phone before sur i will change my phone anytime and I got a little interest to Samsung Innov8 the function is really very amazing.
This phone is really either look from external and internal nothing say about SE bad product
SE fool us only produce this type of low quality phone C905 even C902 also better a little than C905 but both also bullshit nothing one is good buy Nokia is worth. Even Samsung is climbing at a faster rate like Innov8 and Pixon. Nokia and Samsung is the best choice. I will only use back SE when got improve but i think it wont be happen forever i wont miss SE at all buy K800i also bad K850i even worse and buy C905 even the worst waste my money I would rather use back my N93
I wanna buy dis fone,but the shopkeeper told me that there's a lot problem with dis sexy fone, a lot of user complaining dis fone,,
Joey, 14 Jan 2009My screen is blank!! After slide up the fone! While it's just 2 days! It's brand new n expensi... moreYeah,i agree..i'm also wasted my money..after a day i must send it to se service center..my camera didn't working,after they fix it, i can use my cam,but it looks terible!! n restarting frequently...now i'm very happy with my old lady samsung d900
My screen is blank!! After slide up the fone! While it's just 2 days! It's brand new n expensive, why?? I'll go back to my k750 n return my c905 "death body",,just wasted my money!
All u are right better I wake up now and not use SE anymore waste my money I better change back to Nokia N Series since Nokia phone is so good quality and drop on the floor also no problem and I can use the phone since Nokia can stand for many years and have user friendly functions