A few comments after trying the phone.
1) The photos are strangely red-tinted and off colour, though the detail is okay. Might be a prototype issue.
2) QVGA video :( though the video's sound quality was very good.
3) Camera button is extremely hard to press.
4) Wifi reciever seems weak.
The phone itself is quite heavy but I think nice looking.
Hi everyone! I just haven't seen for a while any (+ / -) rewiev for this phone. So I decided to meke one ;). First of all, have to say that noone can be 100% objective. Some peple like Nokia, others SE, etc. I'm a proud owner of Nokia now, but I'm changing bact to SE as soon as posible! lol
It is funny how some people fancy Nokias alltoug thay don't use more than 30% op its abillities. Same goes of SE and Samsung.
And people, don't force others to agree with u and like the same tinghs as you just becouse u say so... Every brand has its advantages and disadvantages to other brands. Fore exsample - i like my Nokia, but I just hate that it has only one alarm seting (becouse I work difrent time every day).
And now - the rewiev; wich is based on reading about this phone for a whie, and expirience with SE k800, k850, w910 phones
1st - it is a SonyEricsson phone, so it probable that quality is top
2nd - 8 mpix camera is awsome if you judge camera by mpix ;)
3rd - xsenon flash, autofocus, smatr pic...
4th - it has WiFi wireless, wich I thing a phone of this class has to have
5th - GPS navi system, also a gret thing that could come in handy
1th - 256k screen, I actually don't think that's a bug minus, alltough I really like 16m clr Nokia screens
2nd - OS, think it would be a bit better if it had something like symbian...
it's not such a big deal if it has no 16m clr screen becouse this way it saves bettery (for 3G, xenon...)
I couldn't decide if 2.4inch screen if good or bad - don't love touchscreen phones couse screen dets greasy all the time, but wondering if 2.4 is enough for GPS
Symbian is a gret thing but SE has such great looking menu, fun tu use an simple
And alltough i putted 8 mpix cam as a good feature, i still needs to be tested and compared to other phones. Couse if the colours are not true, and the phosot turn out too dark or too light or foggy, what good is 8.1 mpix...
I plan to buy this phone and I'd like it to have a 16m screen but I wouldnt trade it for 20% of battery. Any I'm sure if it had some slightly changes like Nokia, it would be much more expencive - and that would be a poblem :)
It's gonna be a great phone, a great camera, top end gadget for a decent price
Is this phone running on Symbian at all? This looks very similar to Samsung latest phone.
Okay...seriously...to everyone complaining about the absence of a 16 million color screen.
I bet anything that if I put purple and magenta in front of you..you would not be able to tell the difference. 256 is more than enough and is a boon for battery life too. Just because Nokia puts 16 million colors in their phones that give marginally better screen quality with terrible battery life doesn't mean every phone company should do the same. Some companies believe that giving people more battery life is more important that making sure the flower in a picture is magenta and not purple. SE has fans because SE brings quality products with great design, ergonomics, and in tune with users. If you want a brick with loaded features...by all means run to your Nokia's. I mean just compare the symbian s40 operating system to the A200 and there is no comparision...SE is about appeal and easy to use...Nokia is all about throwing things together and hoping they have their reliable Nokia users to come back to them. I completely respect Nokia though...SE fans are just not looking for those kind of phones.
Direwolf_65, 20 Aug 2008For example, does AT&T, or T-Mobile plan on having the phone? Or, I maybe wrong, I am not sur... moreright sorry undertand now.. All the networks in the uk will have this on monday 20th october vodafone o2 the first to get it orange and t-mobile will have middle of november and start of december for 3 network hope this helps
lol, 20 Aug 2008almost perfect, except this phone doest have a ram!As both SRAM and DRAM are volatile, other forms of computer storage, such as disks and magnetic tapes, have been used as "permanent" storage in traditional computers. Many newer products instead rely on flash memory to maintain data between sessions of use: examples include PDAs, small music players, mobile phones, synthesizers, advanced calculators, industrial instrumentation and robotics, and many other types of products; even certain categories of personal computers.
Does anybody know another name for this 'Flash Memory'?
lee, 19 Aug 2008wot ya mean with carriers? For example, does AT&T, or T-Mobile plan on having the phone?
Or, I maybe wrong, I am not sure which carriers you have where you are from.
Dee, 19 Aug 2008I have to say im totally gutted by the 8mp handest race, ive a k850i and keen to upgrade soon.... morec905 will b lot better camera than innov8 due to c905 having xenon flash plus i never yet seen a good camera on any samsung phone
Direwolf_65, 19 Aug 2008Lee, Do you know if any carriers are going to 'carry' this phone?wot ya mean with carriers?
Dee, 19 Aug 2008I have to say im totally gutted by the 8mp handest race, ive a k850i and keen to upgrade soon.... moreNone Of them Perfect...
just like the 5MP Race.
K850i - Xenon Flash
N95 - LED
Samsung G600 - LED
the 3MP Race was better
K800i - Xenon Flash
N73 - LED
D900 - LED
SONY always puts Xenon Flash, for Video recording i find SE's QVGA usable as in its just good
its not what people say it is SE's QVGA Recording is good
its perfect for what it is
i think out of the new 8MP's id pick the C905, Nokia hasnt made one yet lol...
sooo just stick with C905
I'd like to ask dee, what makes you think that nokia is in an awkward position of releasing n96 at c905's release?
I have to say im totally gutted by the 8mp handest race, ive a k850i and keen to upgrade soon. I want an 8mp cameraphone with xenon flash and higher video quality then whats available in the 5mp market at the minute but NOONE has this going on! Sony have always produced quality cameraphones but why is the video always a letdown? Putting that to the side it will be months before the C905 is out & the Samsung iNNOV8 will have a grip on the market by then. The iNNOV8 would surely be the market leader for the rest of this year but they forgot the xenon flash, DOH!!! As for Nokia? Well N96 wont even be released til about the same time as the C905, why even bother releasing it? They better have something major hidden in the pipeline to surprise everyone with as they seem to be well behind at the minute! Wake up lol
the looks is breathe taking.
so good looking phone.
looking forward for that 10 mpx phone.
Shayn, 19 Aug 2008by the time sony releases this. it will be no big deal. Nokia have got 4 new phones lined for ... moreThat would be nice, cause we will know who will really have a better camera but pity for those companies who will not have 8mp like ********
but just my opinion XD