@ bi g...First of all I apologize for confusing ppl about lithium-ion battery life. 100% agree with you...no need to drain as with today's battery technology, one can charge as many times without the need to drain. Read so many posts in here about w810i not having enough battery life, I had to convince ppl it's not true!! Again, sorry mate ;o)
@ Auz...with Xilisoft I am no expert but I have managed to sort the aspect ratio of a 16:9 Widescreen video file, by 'Cropping' and 'Panning' the original files in the video panel section. By trial and error, for a 16:9 file, use 10 or 20 in both Crop & Pan in the Top & Bottom section only. This way will give a perfect result for a 16:9 Widescreen 3GP file on your mobile. I have cropped n panned '10' T&B and there are no stretches or squeezed frames. BTW what version u got a 2.1.50 or 3.1.50? Hope this helped. If yes, you're welcomed, if not, shoot me, lol ;o)
@ Carbonize...just a quick note, did you by any chance updated your firmware again? I did'nt bother to check.
I do a lot of work online and check here about once a day unless I'm arguing in which case I visit more frequently.
With the phone switched off the battery will last for years. If you switch on on in music mode I suspect it would last 30 hours if not more.
If you go through my past posts you will find the exact url for the update software or just goto www.sonyericsson.com
can any1 give me sites for the upgrades of the se w810i software?
W800i has up to 30h playback if the phone is switched off.
Can W810i has up to 30h playback if the phone is switched off?
Please somebody tell me about it.
Thank you to jojokulit and bi g for their intelligent posts as they are a rare thing in here.
One feature I do like is that I can take my card out and pop it in my PSP to view the photos on a larger screen. Just a shame that the PSP does not recognise the music folder.
So you used xilisoft. gud. what aspect ratio do your 3gp files have? widescreen 16:9 or normal 3:4.? i got trouble in playing 3gp files with 16:9 aspect ratio in k700i. They all get stretched. so i can only play files with 4:3 aspect ratio in k700i. Do w810i can play the files with 16:9 aspect ratio as such without stretching?
which of the following has the best sound quality k750,w810,w900.i am planning to buy w810 but worried about its sound quality.anybody plz give me a solution and which phone to buy?thanks in advance for the advice
Why are so many people saying 'drain you battery before re-charging'. I haven't even bothered to check the specs but something tells me this phone does not use a NiMh or Ni-Cad battery (and we are not still living in 1991).
Li-Ion batteries can be charged whenever you want - don't waste your day checking if your phone is out of charge before giving it some juice cause it don't make a difference.
My old k700 [Li-Ion] has as good a battery life now as it did the day it came out of the box. My old aged nok3210 [NiMh]does not as i didn't bother running it flat before charging.
Commment on Nokia 3250 vs SE W810i
( viperkid vs arj ):
Well, W810i is not a smartphone so it's not accurate to compare the two phones. W810i's competitor would be the upcoming Nokia 6233 (you can check out the W810i review on mobile-review.com). Here in the Philippines, W810i is more expensive than 3250. W810 is currently selling at P20,000.00 while 3250 is at P17,000.00. But it doesnt mean that W810i is a better phone. Why?Here's the reason :
Nokia N70 is selling at P20k so it's not appropriate for Nokia to sell 3250 at that price range. Who would buy 3250 at P20k when u can buy an N70 w/ d same price?N70 has the same features with 3250 but with a 3G support. Next, W800i is selling at P16k (from P25k last December 2005). Who would buy W800i if Sony Ericsson would sell W810i at that price range?So they had to sell W810i at a higher selling price so not kill the sales of W800i. Now, since W810i and the highly rated nokia N70 are selling at almost the same price, who do u thing will win?Your guess is as good at mine. An smartphone with 3G support makes the difference. Sales of W810i is very slow at this moment because of a higher price range.
So that's it, I previously had W500i/K750i and i'm sure W810i has better music quality than 3250. No argument about that. Its camera would be the same case, it should be better than 3250. However, 3250 is a smartphone and u can put 3rd party applications which makes it more "classy". Design wise, i still go for W810. But with the price range right now of both phones, Nokia 3250 is a wise choice to buy.
What is it with people asking questions that are answered on the Specifications page? they to stupid to read the specs or to lazy to bother looking?
As it CLEARLY SAYS IN THE SPECIFICATIONS 'MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player'
Why SE WALKMAN mobiles having software problems?
Why W810i having too low volume?
Can W810i play MPEG4 files?
Please somebody tell me about it.
my software version is cx1250316 r4ce012 000000 . Is this the latest software for the phone? If any update is available plz give me the site address. I tried sonyericsson site but they say phone has latest version.?
The sound volume is too low
OK! OK! Also had d'loaded thro' cable, hundreds of real cool 'animated' themes. Fo all those interested try this site: www.zedge.net all for free!!! Great 'Walkman' animated themes in there and hundreds more!!! 1 final point...with the money I spent on this outa-this-world phone...I managed to save more money. If I bought a 2MP camera, an mp3 player, a voice recorder, and a good quadband phone, etc., I would have spent more than twice the money I did on this W810i!!!
Me again...I just had to post this. FACT: battery icon is empty and still playing my 6th video music file at 100% brightness and at level 4(8) volume!!! Ain't that an achievement in battery life?!?? Well? Got you all tongue-tied? Hmmm just had a 2nd low-battery warning and the phone just switched itself off. Wow! Can't believe the battery strength! Now since it's totally drained...back to re-charging it, for more entertainment! And now thanks to Xilisoft video convertor I packed not 100mps files @high bit rate, but 102 VIDEO 3GP files at AAC sound quality!!!! BEAT THAT! :o)
Had this phone for almost a month now (13th May) and didn't let go of it yet...it got me hooked! :o) For those who are complaining about the battery life, make sure you drain it totally before re-charging it again. This will extend your battery life for good! I only charged it 3 times for the past month and playing constant mp3 and video files just can't seem to drain the battery!!! Playing the videos with 100% brightness on!!! As for the camera, it has a a glass cover, so a lint free cloth will clean all dust and smudges. I will post some pics later on, from a 'Sting' concert and they came out smashing!!! yay! SE you made my life simpler! Thank you!
look, i've had many phones that havnt got lens protection.. never have any of them gotten scratched.. please be more generous on your comments on why u deliberately hate this phone
jacqueline: Press the w button and it will show the standby time and icons if u have missed calls or sms.
I just got this phone yesterday, and when its in standby it is just a blank screen but the book says is should show the time. Its doing my head in that I can't see if I've missed a call or txt without pushing a button - can you tell me how to change the standby - can't seem to work it out !!