Hello all, for those considering this phone, buyer beware!! I purchased 2 of these one in black, one in silver when they first came out, paid $1195.00 total for both. We were dissapointed with the phone but nonetheless kept them for the great camera. Bought blackberry bold when they came out and just used our c905's for the camera, how is this relevant you might ask, well we used the phones for a total of 2 months before buying the blackberries, i just recently bought to iphone 3GS's and sold both of the sonys, well both of them have to be sent in to repair because one of them the earpiece stopped working you can only hear who your talking to when you put it on speaker. The other stopped scrolling upward, and the option button is not working. I feel like an @ss because the people i sold them to are out of phones now until they come back for repair. This is a shame, the phone had so much potential, and they dropped the ball. I love sony products so im going to have to chalk it up to the "ericsson" for all of the un sony like problems. Never again will i buy se, and i was a 7 year loyal customer, who stood by them despite the downward spiral that has been developing throughout the past 3 years.
Reem, 24 Aug 2009Hi, i went to the the showroom today ,i asked them in detail about the phone ,they said most o... moreGreat phone, simply outstanding. I'm a professional photographer and own a range of professional DSLR cameras. This is by far the best cam phone I've ever used, with features which even some digital cams don't have.
A must-buy if u lookin for a great cam. Good audio and great build quality as well.
Direwolf_65, 22 Aug 2009Reem, Like I said, if you go to other web sights you will see what I mean about the complaint... moreHi, i went to the the showroom today ,i asked them in detail about the phone ,they said most of the girls r going like crazy after pink version and its selling very fast,only few of them reported earpiece problem and they said if i want to replace it i have to give it for repair i cant exchange it,so again confused,he showed me w995 do u think its better than c905 pl suggest ,reply soon,thnks
I have had the 905 for 8 months now. I have hd enough of it. I have owned Sony's for over 6 years and this has got to be the worst phone I have ever had the missfortune of owning!!!
List of faults ( so far )
Earpiece blown 3 times.
Lost all info stored.
None of the buttons would work.
Would not turn on.
Battery is rubbish when using the gps, It did not even last enough time to navigate my 50 miles from a full charge.
Picture quality in low light is very very poor, and yes I have altered the settings, and it didn't make much difference.
I have now found the perfect use for the c905. It makes a great paperweight!!!!
I got fed up of it and went and got a Nokia n86, which ( fingers crossed ) seems to do everything that the c905 claims to, but 10 times better, and it's cheaper.
All negative comments are true true and true! the phone sucks and useless and a real waste of money!!!!! I hate everything about c905!!!!! SE customer service also sucks a lot especially at the Mall of Asia Philippines and memoxpress shop
yari, 21 Aug 2009this phone SUCKSSSSSSS!!!!battery is very poor,keypads are vey poor and SE cutomer service are... morei guess u are not fit to get dat phone dats y the phone giving u problem. Go and get a BASIC phone and i guess it will last more than 10 yrs. Trust me.. U dun deserve a good phone. U jus need a very "BASIC" phone which can guarantee it wont have an issue
....i was kinda disappointed with the "negative" comments about this phone.... but on my own point of view, the phone's durability will depend on the person using it... let's face it, even people are not perfect... so as with mechanical devices... these devices are made to stand time but of course, the user must learn how to handle it CAREFULLY.... i have one of this phone & i've been using it for more than 6months, but I NEVER encountered any problems with it.... i read a comment regarding the camera as to being blurry... sometimes u just have to LEARN how to change the camera's setting. or if u are really into photography, why not grab a camera designed for photography perse... i don't usually make comments like this... i just hope people are open-minded... taking into considerations not just their own perspective about the phone but others as well... anyway.... the posts i've read are from different people... different attitudes... different works... and a lot of indifferences... LEARN TO TAKE CARE< LOVE AND HANDLE YOUR PHONE AS WHAT YOU DO TO YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES....
This is off topic, but has anyone had major issues trying to cancel their '3' contract when the time has come to do so??
I have one month left, and today rang to cancel and go to O2, i was then subjected to intense aggresive sales pitch by the telesalesperson for 65 minutes insiting i stay with '3' or pass my sontract on to a friend!! OR just atay with them as O2 are rubbish!
I find this totally out of order and wish to know if anyones else has been through this experience? - i was livid by the end of the call, i'm thinking of reporting them to trading standards or offcom.
elnaz, 23 Aug 2009i like the designe and camera,i wanted to buy it but with these opinions i'm really confused,e... moreLike I said before,'Just make sure your carrier will allow you to trade the phone in for a different one if you do have problems'. If they will what do you have to worry about? If they don't get something else.
i like the designe and camera,i wanted to buy it but with these opinions i'm really confused,everyone's use of the phone is different,i dont know what to do or which opinion i consider...
I had been reading and researching this phone for close to 6 months and finally decided to go for it instead of waiting for the Aino. I had read every complaint, looked up every reported failure, and made sure that I understood exactly what I was getting myself into.
After 1 week, I'm sending it back to be repaired.
I dismissed most people's concerns because I thought that locked handsets presented more problems. Buying an unlocked version, I was sure that the handset wouldn't have nearly as many issues as were being reported on this forum and others.
I was wrong.
To be clear, I loved the phone. I absolutely loved the phone. My girlfriend had just gotten a W995 a few weeks before, so I didn't have a "brand new" honeymoon phase with this handset like I do with most new tech. I've had a Sony Ericsson T300, T610, and K750, so the SE UI wasn't anything new. As usual with SE, it was slow, deliberate, simple, fully functional, and a joy to use...then the issues started creeping in.
First, the number pad was a problem. The "3" button and "#" button were both way too tight. Pressing them offered little to no response, making T9 text input very frustrating. It often resulted in me backspacing to correct my texts because I had put too many or not enough spaces in my messages.
The other issue was the navigation keys. The buttons on the C905 were, in fact, a little too close together for my taste. After playing with the W995 whose buttons were spaced plentifully, the soft keys being so close to the "send" and "end" keys was a little bit of a pain. While on a call, using the right soft keys to access call features resulted in me hanging up on my calls a few times. On top of that, the left soft key was sometimes unresponsive. The first 2 seconds after the left soft key's function changed (usually after changing screens) pressing it resulted in the desired action. But after being on that screen for a moment, the left soft key took a very hard intentional press to activate it.
The battery was disappointing as well. I could get 3 full days of regular use out of my K750 with 1 full charge. I know that the screen is bigger, there are more features, and a better camera, but the C905 offered about 1.5 days of regular use with 1 full charge.
I was willing to live with these issues though. It was until the screen died that I knew that all of the criticism was deserved. I opened the slider, the wallpaper froze, I shut the phone down, and the screen never came back on.
Again, my recommendation on the C905 is that it is SE's best phone to date. I say that because of the features and design (I didn't mind the thickness or weight at all, by the way. I actually preferred it). But with the inconsistency in the build of this phone, it is EXTREMELY hard to recommend it. My advice would be to wait for the Aino (September) or Satio (December).
if i dont use my phone is lasts 12 days. Just learn to charge it properly dont use it when you charge let it go dead before you charge 50 procent brighness bluetooth off gprs off 3g off and then you will see that it help on batterylife unless you have ruined the battery already
poor mobile, requst u to dont buy this mobile. bad performance... per month once it get repaired.....
Laila, 21 Aug 2009had this phone since january n have absolut no problems with it.If you know how to charge the ... moreyou probably leave it lying around for the battery to last that long.
This phone is the worst se i ever had. been using it for a month and the earpiece alreasy got defected, so did the keypad.
reem, 21 Aug 2009thanks so much for ur advice,the price has come down recently so i am able to buy it ,i sold m... moreReem,
Like I said, if you go to other web sights you will see what I mean about the complaints, compared to this web sight. I know there are phones in every maker that are 'Bad', but that is a chance that you take with anything, and any phone that you get. Phones are like people, they are all different, and it depends on the person if they like it or not. Just make sure your carrier will allow you to trade the phone in if you do have problems, or you dislike it for some reason. My carrier will let me get another phone of my choice, if I have problems with the phone. That way you will not be 'stuck' with it, if you dont like it, or if it has problems, that way you will have little to worry about. I look forward to hearing about the phone from you. Take Care!!
Direwolf_65, 21 Aug 2009If you would go to web sights and read peoples opinions THAT USE THE PHONE, you don't hear non... morethanks so much for ur advice,the price has come down recently so i am able to buy it ,i sold my n73 which ive been using after reading ur opinion and will buy c905 very soon hope it works well ,thnks again would u help selecting colour thnks