Sony Ericsson W890 - user opinions and reviews

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Design
7.5
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7.3
Performance
7.4
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After 9 months of usage, these are the major issues plaguing the phone
- Photos are very prone to shaking, where even slight movement makes the photos blurry, thus rendering it almost useless.
- Frequent errors at certain memory points used to store SMS messages. Deleting these messages in bulk results in instant reboot, or complete crash with a red light (recovery by removing battery)
- Occasional crashes on answering calls.
- Music skips or stalls while playing halfway.

I don't recommend this phone unless you like the slim look and feel, which was what caught my attention in the first place.

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  • 2009-07-09 10:17
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i had a long desire to use sonyericsson and my first set is this.my i m now bored to use this set. it hangs several times in a day. i personally discourage the user to use this set.

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  • 2009-07-05 19:01
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I personally would tell anybody to take this phone, its a very good phone, if it give software problems. They give you a new one. And there's not much with problems.. Sony ericsson rule.

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  • 2009-07-05 14:48
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> In reply to jamia punat @ 2009-06-29 15:08 from uH$x - click to readI olso use this phone. speaker is really sux. .so slow and easily exploded.

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  • 2009-07-05 11:46
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> In reply to jamia punat @ 2009-06-29 15:08 from uH$x - click to readit is a good phone the speaker could be louder its a very tidy phone id give it 7 out of 10

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  • 2009-07-03 11:57
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The phone looks great but it is crap - I have had so many problems with it. STAY AWAY

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  • 2009-07-02 13:20
  • mc2v
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can someone tell me,is this a gud phone???
i heard tat the phone speaker is sux....is xit true

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  • 2009-06-29 15:08
  • uH$x
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its a good fone bt it cant compare with the w810i

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  • 2009-06-26 18:32
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it's a great slim paper weight phone.. very cool too have.... but my w890i has a problem... it slows other phone functions during playback... sometimes it even restarts and sets theme and ringtones to default... hope sony ericsson gets a soltion to this problem...

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  • 2009-06-25 22:36
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I had this phone
Loved it appearance and stylish design, but was an embarassment as it kept restarting

Software can't be upgraded
STAY AWAT

Makes nice paper-weight though

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  • 2009-06-25 10:04
  • NH}r
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-06-24 18:39 from 2@f@ - click to readthanks for the comments, but i am sure my phone is a regular SE phone.
the Vodafone icon is there only because it had the Vodafone firmware for some reason.
when newer firmware was flashed, it was gone (but unfortunately so did some of the languages).

the question is how the fimrware language is added?
maybe it is a different file that the store can add to the latest firmware which they do have...

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  • 2009-06-25 07:28
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> In reply to Slash @ 2009-06-23 20:24 from pqEc - click to readi am sure your phone is not normal sony phone.it hv some thing to do with other brands tht's y those icons and all .

i will suggest tht if u want best performance than nerver use sony phones in which software hv been changed by other companies in some way.

in those phones in which sony sofware hv been altered by other companies usually suffer from poor sound

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  • 2009-06-24 18:39
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> In reply to Slash @ 2009-06-23 20:24 from pqEc - click to readi think no new firmware is avaliable for your bcoz your hv some thing to do with vodaphone tht's y it hv tht logo. normal sony phones dont hv tht.


some firmware r those which r linked to some companies like orange etc

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  • 2009-06-24 18:34
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firmware update - HELP !!!

i am having problems updating my firmware.
i have the phone about a year now and did not manage to do it even once.
SE SW update service constantly says my phone is having latest firmware.
i do not have latest firmware!!!
i have 1200-9164 R1FA030 080504
i know new firmwares link R1FA035 and R1FA037 are available.

i suffer from bugs that are resolved for a long time now - e.g.
low speaker volume and bad sound quality
phone hang occasionally and do not respond for many seconds

few more details about my phone:
1. i basically bought it SIM FREE unlocked in a shop.
2. i have a "Vodafone live" icon on the menu
(not sure if this means the phone is BRANDED or not)
3. i have HEBREW (my mother tongue) language installed in the phone.

more efforts that i made:
i went to the store and they downloaded latest firmware from SE flashing my phone.
after it was flashed with newer firmwares the Vodafone icon was gone but so did the HEBREW.
they said the newer firmwares does not support HEBREW so they moved me back to my original firmware.

why can't i have the bugs fixed and still have my language?
please help, i love this phone but suffer from severe bugs that are fixed for ages.

i was also happy to know more about my fimrware:
is it BRANDED?
whay does all the figures in the firmware name state?

thanks, Slash.

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  • 2009-06-23 20:24
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plz...help! i am using a w890i how to down load mms picture.

how can i download the mms picture if they send it to me if i used this...

menu > settings > (toolbar) setup wizard > setting dowload > (the msgs like this No settings available.

pls. give me option how to download the mms picture.

tnx..


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  • 2009-06-22 16:06
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is that phone louder than nokia5310 xpressmusic?

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  • 2009-06-20 16:03
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> In reply to Arjun @ 2009-05-10 07:41 from w9Le - click to readThis phone has poor reception and at times it gets stuck.. u need to pull out battery and switch on again..

Music is good and camera is also decent..

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  • 2009-06-14 18:14
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-06-10 21:22 from 0dwp - click to readR u mad

SONY walkman sounds much much better than ipod ,i mean any ipod .i want music player for quality of sound and sony is much better than ipod in sound quality!!!!

as far as media go is concerned if u dont lik it dont use it . i never use any software to tranfer my music to my walkman phone or walkman

just drag and drop in phone memory card!!! so easy!!!!

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  • 2009-06-14 04:58
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-06-10 21:22 from 0dwp - click to readR u mad

SONY walkman sounds much much better than ipod ,i mean any ipod .i want music player for quality of sound and sony is much better than ipod in sound quality!!!!

as far as media go is concerned if u dont lik it dont use it . i never use any software to tranfer my music to my walkman phone or walkman

just drag and drop in phone memory card!!! so easy!!!!

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  • 2009-06-14 04:58
  • 2@fx
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SE just released Sony Media Go 1.1 as their media software.

It's slightly better than the previous media software but it still sucks compared to iTunes!

Can't just drag n drop songs into Media Go and have software create playlists like iTunes which is iTunes greatest and easiest feature!

Also, can't drag n drop playlists into phone's media card like iTunes to the iPod.

Transferring files take a L... O... N... G... time and sometimes slows down the PC (NO KIDDING!)

Avoid SE's W Walkman phones and stick with the Picture phones!!

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  • 2009-06-10 21:22
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