The good thing with it being a usb mass storage device, is the fact that you can just copy/paste or drag/drop the music files to the phone! This is what I do with the w800, it saves messing around with any software :)
The track id, do you have to pay to use the service?
I've had the w850i for a couple of weeks now, and I love it.
The build is solid, and easy to use and handle. The interface is very easy to use (even though I have never used a SE before).
Very nice phone.
Only problems are: Voice volume could do with being a little louder.
Music player interface clumsy to create playlists.
Can't view filesizes within phone.
Very slow PC to phone transfer speeds.
Phone has to be turned into an inopperative mode to transfer files (It becomes a usb mass storage device and no longer a phone, until you unplug it).
But these issues are all very minor. I am very very happy with this phone!
2 Phones in 2 days!!! the memory cards seem to be corrupt and freeze the phone when trying to scroll through photos.... Going back tomorrow to get phone number 3!!!!!
Has anybody else had this problem?????
who can tell me is this phone jus only black color?Does it got white color?thanks..
hi, can you guys please tell me the video recording of this decvice. What is the maximum resolution for the video? thank you in advance. Sony always have 177x144 resolution for the video, which is so retarded.
The whole look and feel of this phone is quality, I love the design of the battery cover and back of the slide with the indented circles.
As far as functionality goes, I haven't seen a phone with better features, TrackID and Facewarp, 2 incredibly fun and useful apps as all the other lovely software features SonyEricsson cram into their phones.
The light effects are also better than what I've seen on any, the way it lights up when you slide it open, the light sensitive brightness adjustment and the way it glows orange when using the walkman really does make the phone look like a classy piece of kit.
Ok the camera isn't anywhere near as good as the K800, and the battery does get killed a bit if you use the walkman and talk/text a lot but apart from that there's absolutely nothing I dislike about this phone. For a 3G phone as well, this really is the best thing around.
I've used most of the new and best phones out and none of them are a sniff on this baby. Even though the M600 and K800 are amazing pieces of kit as well, the all-round quality, functionality, look, feel and slickness of this phone really make it a bit special, there's no phone out there I'd rather have.
The w850 is an amasing phone but i am wodering about the differences between it and the w830???
so how's that battery life?
and remember: the camera is crap, but @ 800x600 is still fine -> Dear owners, can confirm it?
When converting your music use AAC format @ 128 kbps, it sounds just as good as a 190+kbps Mp3, but is half the size, which means you can store more music! ;)
What was your last phone?
Good for you steve, im on the same contract and pay £30 a month :)
nice one mate.
Still lpaying with phone and loving it, my new SIM working so time for some hardcore mobile action lol.
Will keep you all updated best i can.
I'm with O2 and pay £15 a month for 200 anytime mins and 100 texts. My 12 month contract is up next month, so I phoned O2 yesterday and asked if I could have the same £15 deal for another 12 month, they said yes :)
I then went on to say can I have the W850 as an upgrade, they again said yes :) BUT I would have to pay £50 for it, as it's a new phone.
£50 isn't bad for a new phone! I can sell it for that in 12 months time :)
If you are due to renew your contract, ask them for what you want, if they don't let you have it then say you are going to cancell at the end of the 12 months!
They then put you through to someone else that has a wider range of phones and tariff's to offer you, this is how I got the £15 deal last year ;) Plus for the 1st 6 months I had double texts and minutes.
You should exit the 3g network somehow as I've read and that increases the battery life.
I'd also like to hear more impressions about the battery life, with avarage usage (2h mp3/day when going to work, few calls, couple of sms, some photos)
BTW photos: still looking fine @ 800x600 but not above!
There are too many variables to give acurate opinions about battery life.
From reports I've read you can play the walkman for over 24 hours solid still make and recieve calls take pictures etc... which I think is good but others may disagree.
is the battery life really that low? why is there conflicting reporst about the battery life? i read on a separate forum that the battery life is good and now there's a post here that says the battery life is poor?
Ok I now have this gorgeous little phone. I cant fully review as ive never had a 3g phone so my SIM needs to activated taking 48 hours :(
Anyway initial impressions are excellent. Although phone is plastic it may not have the same appeal as the chrome look of say the n91 but it IS sturdy and good quality. The slider feels secure and the buttons responsive. To be honest the model in the o2 shop did have a slightly loose slider but when you consider how much of a battering that display has taken from people in the opening week its not actually that suprising.
Walkman wise player is organised and easy to uuse, although only 1 speaker compared to w550i's 4 the music is still excellent. Very loud and good clarity.
Obviously 1gb card in the bundle is a beauty and after swapping it with the 2gb card from my sony psp means loads of music for me :)
Will try to answer more functionality questions once my new SIM has activated. Please feel free to contact me for answers I will try to help.
Prices for all from UK o2 are:
CONTRACT - up to £20 -----> £130
£25-£35 -------> £50
handset only --> £240
Great phone,it got all the features i wanted.great sound,and very stylish(IMO)i got the white one btw.the only disadvantages i found are
-the camera seems to be a bit dark(or is it just me?)
-and quite low battery life...
other than that,i think it's just the perfect phone for me.