Nice little low end phones from SE here. Probably good for teenagers and those that don't want to spend much money. Please remember, not everyone is looking for a high end, and expensive, super-duper 5+megapixel camera, GPS, Ipod replacement and WiFi enabled Pocket PC combo. And, these little gems are just right for those people.
You're saying oh they're for lower end markets (Defending SE) but when Nokia released their low end market ones, you go in there and bash them!? I kinda like the W380 if it wasn't as bad as it is. N95 8GB is thee king, everyone knows, it's not like I can compare it to these though, I'd have to compare the low end ones, come on people use your head when debating these things. I used to love Motorola, my first phone was a nokia, i loved it, then got the razr then v3i, v3x, ming, rokr e6, rizr z8... the z8 was soooo bad i got an n73 then n95 8gb (eur), e51, now waiting on n95 8gb (nam). Not super impressed by any of sony's though, they don't have much to the eye and always with the tri-band... I like the look of the K630 though.
Anyway please, I'm not hating on you SE fans, just saying look at other phones. I always do, I mean I found a few SE I like.
The gesture control of the w380 is very good but a problem I can see is if your phone is ringing you might put your hand over the camera by mistake and reject your call.
The K750i was a Super Mobile by Sony Ericsson but going down in the Quality an Relibilty again Why?have such a promising company not bothered about the phones they produce in Europe as you see in Hong kong or China they produce top quality mobles,Nokias singing to them now days "Simply the Best Better than All the Rest" so Sony Ericsson get your produces in the office an tell them to buck there ideas up or you lost it now days
what's the point reviewing this phone?
people who buy this low end phone really don't care about the features whatsoever.
i doubt they even read the internet.
i think you guys are missing the point...
high end phones are expensive...parts for high end phones are expensive
what more can you add to a low end phone without raising it's price? well...not much
and if i'm right...about 70% of the sold phones are low end...normal people don't need a phone that's complicated to use,they just need a phone to talk...so why spend money on something that's not usefull to them?
======== and now...let's face the facts...
s.e. are cloning themselves??(whell...I'm not gonna lie...they are)...and to the guy with too many parts made 2 years ago...i think you are right
motorola??think again...each released phone has a less or more expensive brother(that has almost the same functions,and the same s**tty menu),or 2,or 3...maby even more..."V3" line for instance...damn me if i can remember how many
nokia...might say same s**t...different phone...design??yeah right...that department is dead for ages
samsung??you gotta be joking...they release a lot of phones...
and when i look...those damn phones have the same stupid functions...just different design
lg??i think this company would have been better if they stayed at makin' plasma tv's,and house items (they probably think how to
build a fridge in a phone ... actually that would be a damn good ideea actually ... cold beer in your phone :D)
========other brands?? in my country other brands are a rarity...so i'm not gonna act smart by talking about phones i havn't used
let's face it...no corporation can make a good phone with cheap parts...all low end phones are rubbish,that's why high end phones are expensive...and high end phones are rubbish too(with a few exceptions)
and can somebody please kill those n00bs posting "me first!me first!"???
I agree with SE_h8er. I own a SE phone, and when I got my k750i it was hot shit and top of the market. These days - a full 3 years later might I add - SE is releasing phones of LOWER quality! What the hell are they doing?
The last 12 phones SE has released have been to "reach the low end" markets. How many times do they need to do it over and over? Perhaps putting some NICE features in a low end phone would help them sell, not just repackaging the same thing over and over. I honestly think SE must have built too many components for their phones 2 years ago, so now they're trying to use them all up or something. Pathetic.
Unless I see something nice Feb 10th, I'm going Nokia.
Suck my N82 you know you wanna!!! We all know it your just jealous!!! You're such a JOKE!!!
SE has brought out affordable phones but does it reach the masses. we'll soon see!!! Wouldn't surprise me if the take ages to mass release, as SE normally do..... WEAK!
I think some of you just miss the point here.
SE is just trying to reach all market level available out there.
Jeez, all other manufacturer does it as well.
I used to be Nokia fans. But I think its designs are just boring. Samsung? I had it once, but then it just hang for no particular reason. Never again I will go back there.
Motorola has pretty cool design - but GSMArena got it right - its user interface has never been updated, it is sickening. Like having a Lexus with a Toyota engine... Oh, wait, it is Toyota engine... Maybe a Ferrari with a Kia engine. Well, you know what I mean.
Anyway, SE Rocks! Starting all the way from SE T68i, Nokia 8210, 8910, 7210, 3650, 6100, 6800, N-gage, 6820, 6260, 6630, 9300, 6680, then finally N90 (I remember it was huge!), Stupid Samsung, Some SE, And after W800i, there is no turning back.
yawn. bring out a good high end phone now or I switch to the dark side. N95 8gb seems to truly have no rivals (apart from htc and lg ks20)
I find it very odd that SE went back to using their "old style" fonts (from K750/W800/W810) on these new handsets. SE already has updated fonts for the 176x220 resolution on phones like the K550i and Z710i, so I don't see why they would take a step backwards.
Nokia fans are just adoring SE in here...becuaase there the BEST !
im in Love with the W350i
WEEEEEEAK And you all go and bash everyone else's phones.. Nice 1.3mp lineup s.e. Oh how dated in 2004 that is. Somehow I think sony and their previous phone cloning just wont stop.
Bwahahah..ok lol cant stop laughing.. so s.e kids..happy now tht they did s.e review...they tookcare of u with all these phones for once..now stop blabing tht "another nokia review"!
Ugly and no functional! Yes, we love FM Radio, but NOT only the FM radio.. so bad displays and no average functionality.. what a shame! Soon and VGA ultra high class phone to be seen from SE, otherwise they will fall more and more in their sells.
"me first,me first!" grow up already .... the w380 looks great .... i think it would be neat if they made a high end version like that .... and i'm diggin' the unlok key,it's like my p990's unlock key... and even if it's a low entry phone, i don't think a better display can add too much to the price ... jeez ... we're in 2008 .... modern technology time :D