USB internet? - what are dumb or something? - all phones can do that man... like more than 10 years now.. shizzz..!! :(
I have this phone for almost two months..
in that time it has been replace once. Firmware upgraded in the second phone because of hanging. At the moment the phone is in the service depot, as it hangs, or it goes off and switches back on its own.
Phone owned for approx 60 days. In that time it is with the service depot for 45 days. It is still with them as of now.
This phone does have firmware issues. Since its launch i think this is 6th or 7th firmware upgrade. latest being R1ED001.
Lastly although SE Has got a software upgrade facility, it never works. It always tells you that you have the latest software. Which is incorrect. For an upgrade you need to go to the service depot.
Hi again, drsilverworm here. I have noticed people complaining about firmware issues. I don't see these problems in my phone, I only have an occasional freeze when using a version of a certain program which was not made for my phone, which is expected. Overall I am very happy with the firmware.
Mp3s can be saved to the phone, any length full mp3s, which can be accessed from either the mp3 player or the file manager. Any MP3 can be set to a specific contact to be an individual ringtone. They play the MP3 from the beginning when the person is calling you. As far as I know, you can do this for an unlimited number of contacts.
Keith: I said I find the sound quality of the speaker to be as good or better than the w800i. The headphones that come with the phone are definetly worse than those that come with the w800i. I would reccomend purchasing the HPM-70 headphones from sony ericsson, or an off-brand converter for your own headphones, which can be found online very cheap (HPM-70, while great headphones, are rather expensive). Be aware when buying a headphone cable that the cable acts as a radio fm reciever, and not all 3rd party cables act as an FM reciever. Look for that detail.
OY: Flash cannot be used as a flashlight, being a xenon light, it would take to much battery. However, when you focus a picture, a red LED shines briefly. Someone has created an application that uses this red LED as a torch, and it works excellently. The same person created a light application that turns screen and keypad on full brightness to create a very powerful white light. Email me if you want these applications, I will send you the link. Very useful.
Sankalp: I haven't tried putting an AVI video on my phone yet, but the phone DOES support full screen video.
sfx: The sound quality of the internal speaker is my one and only gripe about this phone, it could be better. I would reccomend using the speaker, or a bluetooth earpiece. The bluetooth features are very easy to use.
However, the internal speaker is still functional, and I use it for most of my calls.
Ikhanr: All sony ericsson phones that I know of support the "internet" feature, at least my old w800i did. Mind you though, GPRS is very slow for a laptop internet. Probably not a useful feature unless you have 3G or a decent EDGE connection (T-Mobile USA's EDGE connection is pitiful).
SFX: K790 does not have videocall, the K800 does.
Hi Guys, have you noticed that this phone comes with a feature called "USB Internet". It's lovely. You connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable and boom.... you will be able to use the Internet on your computer through GPRS or EDGE.
Does anybody know if any other SE or Nokia phone having the same feature?
Can someone please tell me how is the soound quality of the K790i? Do i buy a W850 or this? I like music but i also like photography. Therefore please inform me about the sound quality. Thanks!!!!!1
somebody plz tell me abt the loudness of its speaker as well is it as loud as nokia n73 is or better.i want to buy this phone. i m really interested in it.
plz tell me can this phone supports avi file or not and can is play vedio files in full screen mode.
Hail Sony Ericsson!
Well the firmware for K790i is pathetic. It gives all sorts of problems. Try going to the service depot and upgrade the software.
You will be lucky if you can upgrade it immediately, most of the time its down. Try upgrading it yourself at home, it will tell you, that you have the latest software.
Wake up Sony Ericsson or Perish. Its not only a question of making great phones, it goes along with great service too.
Drsilverworm...Thanks took forever for someone to answer my question about the headphones and handsfree jack. Much appreciated. I listen to music from my phone while I work out and run and I am concerned about comfort. Do you actually find the sound quality better? And do you find them more comfortable compared to the W800i?
I have the Nokia n90 and when I transfer actual mp3 songs and save them to the gallery, I can set them as ringtones for different callers. Does the k790(i)(a) allow this? I have to say that is one aspect I love about phones, being able to customize how you want them, so if I cannot do this to the SE k790, it will be a real kicker.
Been using the K790i for about a month.
Updated the software twice. It still hangs or behaves eratically. Stay away from this phone until the software problems are solved.
Its a pain. To update software you need to go to the service depot. if you use the built in software update, it will say no updates available, where as if you check a new software update is available. .......
Being a happy owner of this phone, i will try to answer some questions and comments.
Headphones are not the same as w800 headphones. They are stereo earbuds, similar to ipod headphones, not like the rubber ones that came with w800i. They standard headphones do not have a 3.5mm jack.
My k790i is sitting face down now, and I very much enjoy the way the back of the phone looks, and it impresses everyone else as well, every aesthetic aspect of the phone.
K790i is capable of sending any file (contacts, songs, movies, games, whatever) via bluetooth or IR to other sony ericsson phones very easily, I send back and forth with my dad's p990i all the time. I have not tried sending files with non-sony ericsson phones.
Music player is better than that of w800i.
Features of this phone are outstanding. Highly reccomended.
I totally agree with Allen that the back of the camera is ugly. The quality of the video recording is also bad (177x144). I would buy this phone if this phone does not have this problems.
Great phone but I prefer samsung d900, similar properties but d900 has a better look and thinner . . .
@pervaiz - k800i is 3G but k790 is not.. thats their difference, not just the model name ! lol
i jst lov every, every single thing of K790i xcpt the back design of the phone! man i hav never seen this wierd kinda camera lense cover in my life! damn! i wishd SE would hav been beter in makin lense cover design dat would look more attractive..jst like k750i..:(
The 750i which i am using now, does not allow one to sent pictures after the picture is shot, to be sent via IR or BT.
ie., take a picture. close the camera. go to menu & select camera icon. It will say "Open the lens cover". On the top right it has an view option menu. On clicking that it will display the picture taken. Now select send.
It will open phone list menu to send via MMS.
It does not allow the picture to be send via IR or bluetooth.
The picture ,saved in memory card does not show in pictures folder or in any folder. So how can one send this picture via IR or BT ?
Again does smiliar problem exist in 790i/800i too ?