BTW GSMArena, your Yahoo ad kept on dropping down whenever my mouse hovers above it. I keep on closing it and sometimes impossible to do since the ct-miami.com ad is blocking the Close button. It gets annoying sometimes you know.
This is my 4th Sony Ericcson phone. I'm a big SE fan.
C901 was an upgrade, and here's what I was expecting:
A good display.
A nice music player and loudspeaker.
A good camera for still photos and videos.
A good battery.
Better build quality.
And good call quality/signal reception.
And here's what i get:
Yellowish display. Blues are pale and lackluster. Whites always have this yellow tinge. I was kind of expecting it before i bought the phone but actually seeing it is a different story. I guess it all boils down to personal taste. Others find the display good.
The battery is good. Or maybe I just didn't notice that it isn't since C510's isn't that spectacular either.
The build quality is a mixed bag. Not sure whether the screen is scrath-resistant or not. But I believe it's not. The phone feels solid and no creaks but scratches easily, particularly the battery cover, and again the paintwork on the sides. Do SE have to paint their phones? As a small consolation, they use a black plastic this time unlike C510 where it's white.
No regrets on the call quality. No problems there. Only the 3G signal that drops off suddenly.
The music player is nice. But the loudsdpeaker is a disappointment. C510 loudspeaker is way better than C901's. Hardware-wise, C901 got a bigger speaker but why the poor sound confuses me.
And lastly the camera. No doubt the phone really produces nice still photos. But the skintones a bit off on portrait shots. It looked too smooth and has this "photoshopped" look. And 4 of 5 pics I took at night (with xenon) have this white circles/orbs that simply ruins the picture. I hope updates will fixed this. But the biggest surprise was the video recording. It's bad. No good. Too much artifacts and reminded me of the outdated 3GP format videos. What's SE trying to prove here? It looked like it's being compressed to the smallest possible file size. Saving memory space should be out of the question.
Sometimes a person just got fed up with SE's way of differentiating their products. It's confusing and doesn't follow any logic. Dropping the video-call camera is acceptable, but poor video recording and loudspeaker? It's very exasperating knowing full well C901 could do better.
My main concern right now is the loudspeaker. Anyone can help me? Google was not very helpful. :-)
i really like the features of this phone and having read the reviews here it's really tempting me to buy this phone. but i am actually looking for a SE phone around $250 that would offer a fair camera and sound quality,fast browsing on the net,easy functioning, document viewer(office and pdf mainly). can anybody suggest me any models? though this phone doesn't offer office document viewing, is it possible to view documents using a third party software on this phone?
Is there any way to change the conversation and create message color? It is very boring.
Soner will not be survive on challange ... cause they've never put 3,5mm jack on the phone.
c'mon soner open ur mind and give 3,5mm for the all next phone
I have had this cell phone since July 2009.
I have made some videos so you can check them.
General Review, Video test and camera features
why is this phone so difficult to find? Any major problems? I heard some rumors
Are you deleting songs when your in MEDIA? Try to delete songs not in MEDIA but on the FILE MANAGER> it wiLL be more faster.
Found a bug:
I can't delete a song on the playlist i created.
I was able to delete a few songs but after the fourth or fifth song, deleting no longer works.
Any one have the same problem?
Do this to know what i'm talking about:
Create a playlist from an entire folder.
Then try deleting some of the listed tracks. After around the fifth song, you can't delete anymore.
YES the XENON light (not the LED) during video mode can be used as a torch, its not as bright as the LED, but its still pretty damn bright though.
Yea, this phone is amazing. Small package, big punch.
Plzz Tell me about C901 problems and all? Its good or not? iwant to buy this
Any idea to improve the loudspeaker? It s*cks. Just want it to sound as good as C510.
What's the latest FW version for C901 APAC ANZ? Mine's R1GA028.
Please reply guys. I'm kind of desperate here.
I hate the display and now the loudspeaker. And the build quality is not as good as reviewed. No creaks alright but scratches easily. Typical SE.
Can the LED 'flash' be used as a torch as it can be on other SE models?
NOT the Xenon flash as i know it has 2 'flashes'
Audi, 10 Apr 2010hi chicago typewritter where did u get ur name? Resident evil 4? hehehe--- Yep. Hehehe... coz that's the first nickname that entered my mind. :D
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2010I lost my K800i which I've had for 3 years, and it's noy available anymore in stores, I've bee... morebought my phone tru ebay coz im in the province,but the seller has a shop in greenhills
Good day. To all C901 owners in Southeast Asia, can you please post here your CDA number here? You can view it by pressing:
> * < < * < *
> is the right key of the d-pad, and
< obviously, is the left key.
Then select Service Info, then Software Info.
Scroll down to Customisation. The info there is the CDA.
I really need it guys. I'll be waiting. Thanks