your review was very helpful to me!! :D
i'm looking for a cellphone with a good camera, mp3 player, memory card slot and long battery time.
i had decided to buy a v3i because it's very thin and it has airplane mode, but now i'm not so sure if it is as good as i think.
is this panasonic much bigger than v3? and is it as personalizeble (i don't know the right word :P) as v3??
It can change cover to black / blue etc but can you get rid og the white back ?
i just got this phone a couple weeks ago. battery life is on the short side, but liveable for me as i am always around a charging source, either my car or home charger.
To answer some questions:
-bluetooth issue: when pairing a device (such as a headset), pairing does not necessarily mean connecting. after you PAIR your headset with your phone, you must connect to it with the x800, it does not automatically connect once you pair the two.
-ringtones: with the included software, i was able to transfer 30 second song clips (it takes about 30 seconds for a call to be sent to my voicemail) to the SD card in the phone via the included USB cable. the catch is, they're WAV files, but still work fine, the included software converts the bit rate and format for you. and yes you can assign different ringtones to different caller groups.
-camera: yes it's a 640x480 vga camera, but WAYYY better than my razr's camera.
-service provider issue: i have both cingular and t-mobile (work and personal phones), but with either sim card in the panasonic x800, it says CINGULAR as the provider. i called t-mobile and they say that they share towers with cingular and the tower with the strongest signal will be displayed on this particular phone, which in my area (san francisco), is 95% of the time, cingular...sometimes it says "AT&T".
-user interface: menus are nice, user interface is straight forward, although color themes can take a while to load.
-ring profiles: about 5 of them, all can be customized, 4 can be renamed ("general" cannot be renamed). when vibration is enabled, vibration does not pulse, it is a constant vibration until each sound file ends...so if you have a 30 second long ringtone, it will vibrate the entire 30 seconds or until you answer the phone.
-screen: main screen is very vibrant, better than my razr, outside lcd screen is color, and does show a picture of the person calling (if you assign any pictures to phone contacts).
-push button: the auto-open button is indeed useful, and fortunately, you can turn off "auto answer when open"
-earpiece: earpiece can be a tad louder, but it is indeed loud enough, more treble than other phones, but this does add clarity.
Battery life: 6/10
Camera: 8/10 (would get the full 10 if it was a megapixel camera)
erm... Im ab0ut 2 buy dis ph0ne. Can any0ne tell mii if its a g00d investment. thanks
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I have been using this phone for one year. All the other feathers are good but the battery. Seems like the battery died very fast (less than 24h in standby mode). Is it the battery's problem?
The phone is very cool physically! However, the software is very bad, and the battery life is very short:(
i've been using this phone for more than a year now, all i can say is that the cool factor is there with its auto opening one push button as whenever there's a call, u just take it out and with one touch on the silver button, pop goes the weasel lol...its long i must say but the phone looks real slick and smooth when u held it to ya ears, the cover of the phones can be changed to varieas color, mine is smooth black as i'm in the business world so no fancy stuff for me, there's white and red, and some textile covers as well...battery is a downer as it last only half day max if u use it more than 2hours to talk and a few text lets say around 10 to 15. button is real good and symbian is nice. if u hold on to the menu button longer than a sec, u will see all the unclosed programs that u've accessed before so its good to know if some one has tempered wit ya phone and check through ya stuff...not many ppl would know these function though as they dont really teach u in the manual book. screen is good and camera is so so cant complain much since its vga. set back would be some times it hangs and restarts itself, its like a pc, it needs to reboot itself for smoother operation lol....memory card is good as its mini sd, but the damn phone cant play no mp3 unless thrid party software lol....big time disappointment on tat...outside display will some times set to difault as it shows either mono time or digi time...beside numbers the rest of them dont glow in the dark so beware texting in dark to ya love ones lol.... games are not bad buti doubt anyone there would bother playing with it...real video player to watch ya mp4...voice recorder not bad, speaker phone good as well...so far the phone hasnt really let me down tat much am using it still...so try it out for that cool factor of auto push opening...aye..no phone has such a kicker...lol..heads would turn and they would ask to see it them selves lol....ho ho ho
Could someone who has this phone please tell me if it seems uncomfortably big in your hand when its open. The specs say it is about 20 cm from top to bottom when open. Would you recomend getting this phone???
Thanks - Please reply
HI i got this cell phone today and when i switch it ON it was showing system error what is the meaning of this error, then i try to go to contacts when the screens comes up it was showing no contacts and go back to home screen after 2 seconds, and the last problem which i m facing is when i go to settings and then again settings it is showing me error of APPLICATION CLOSE gp what is this error i dont know what is wrong with this cell phone please anybody help me to solve these problems THANK YOU
Here are some answers for those worried about the mp3 ringtone/player for the X800. Get the WMA1.2 Player for the X800 so that you can set mp3's as your ringtones.
Mp3's can only be transfered via a SD Card Reader. This because the onboard memory of the X800 is too small to handle large sized files. Sometimes those small mp3 clips of sounds and songs that you get from the Internet may not work as the phone only accepts the ISO standard of a mp3.
I got my phone used and unlocked last week and I love for its look, programs, ok looks. I have tmobile and when I put my sim card in the phone, my provider saids cingular. So I've manually searched for tmobile but to no aveil, I've called panasonic and yeah you know how the majority of customer service waiting is. Bluetooth, I love it, the first phone I had with it and I've connected to other phones ( sony ericsson, and motorola) but don't know why I can't change where I want a transfered file or media to go to, meaning if I want a file to go to my sd card instead of my phone's internal memory. I got a bluetooth headset (BTH-V8) and it is paired but I don't hear anything through it, I've checked my accesories under settings and the first tab that saids accessory in use, mine is headset. I don't understand if I have my cord headset disconnected and have my bluetooth headset paired, why this problem still continues. Yes my phone is used but where is the reset button or a return to default button, I have a sidekick 2 and a nokia 6101, those phones are great on their own right but it seems lik unlocked phones have the most problems I've faced, so far. I'm really worried about why I can't get connected to my provider instead of being on another because my signal, jumps from none to full every few seconds. My battery yes it is weak but I don't have my phone going all day like my sidekick (internet junkie, for now), so its fine with me as long as I charge everynight, which I do anyway. If there is anyone that knows what I can do about my provider problem, that'l be great, in the mean time, cheers
About PanaX800 USB cabe.
maybe you dont' know this way!!!
when you connec USB cabe with your PC, you must goto connectivity on your phone, then USB to active the usb of phone. I think it's a safe way to protect the phone! it's really good? and bluetooth connec also has 3 levels to transfer data!! it's better than 7610 and 3230?? i think so. i had my phone for 8 month, and i can talk that it's program is verry good, no dead, no freezer when working as 7610(I also had before). i think X800 more interligen than we hope! with low price!!
i have the desktop charger for the panasonic models, and the phone is currently dead i have the usb cable,is there any way to charge the phone>?
I had x800 for about 6 month and it went dead on me. the phone shuts down often while talking and I put the battery back in and turn it on it comes back but now it did not respond and all my data is gone.panasonic tried to change the screen but still not working.I really loved the design of this phone but I will get different phone.
- because x800 use symbian OS so it may be attack by virus. you can download antivirus program to kill them in http://www.mobilefan.net/Symbian.nsf/Download-Free-Software.
- if your x800 still not work normally maybe some of program files has been deleted when you use it. but you don't know when or why! you should re-istall progam at the service supply.
- Panasonic always make phone with batery life so sort! about 24h if you use it normal!
-i think x800 is the same with Nokia 6260. screen with more fresh and clear color. more office software. direct print... x800 look nice, thin and only 99g. but sound is bad! batery bad!
thank you for attention!
>>>>BLANK WHITE SCREEN PROBLEM
Did you find how to fix your problem with the screen?
I had the exact same problem with my Nokia phone ( except the battery wasn't getting overheated , but it all started happening sometimes, and now it's blank white all the time) which uses the same operating system and i know another person who again had the same problem with his phone - they all have a symbian s60 OS - so i think this would be a software glitch or maybe a virus that is spreading via Bluetooth ( i know the first mobile viruses is written for S60 OS)
if anybody has more info about screens turning blank (white) after a while with any symbian (S60) OS please email me : email@example.com
Can anyone help? i've had mine for about 2 months and occasionally, the battery seems to overheat or something and my screen will just turn solid white. usually i can just take out the battery and put it back in and then everything will be fine except the loss of about half my battery's life. However, today the same thing happened, and now even if i try to take the battery out and put it back in, its still all white screened. Anyone know what to do?