Got my Elm yesterday :)
Like the features offered by Elm, considering its price (got it for 150 USD including microSD - price converted from Malaysia Ringgit). Upgraded from SE K800i.
User interface is smooth and fast, and will be familiar to SE users. Seem to be detecting wifi without problems. Nice keypad! Just nice for one-handed operation, and being able to text without looking at the phone is one of the advantages of the alphanumeric keys. Light and pocket-friendly.
Some issues users may have:
-automatic brightness adjustment can be distracting
-camera button on my set is very stiff... not sure if it's general or just the set I have. Some pics I took are blurred due to the sheer strength required to press the button. Otherwise, the camera is pretty good!
After exhaustive surveys, this is one of the best handsets with alphanumeric keypad around in its price range.
ashy, 11 Jul 2011Please help with elm's loud earphones acoustics.. or is there any other way to increase sound... moreKindly mode your elm. .You should use aino acoutics to have a louder bass and music,no beep in calling. .
You need to download 1'st , far manager to be able to modify your phone..
I find the Sony Ericsson Elm J10i2 to be an very good handset , almost excellent for a Java based handset.
I bought the SE Elm as a replacement for my (still operational) SE K750i which was my very first multimedia mobile phone - I haven't been disappointed with my choice!
The Sony Ericsson Elm shines in terms of:
- camera quality
- connectivity (WiFi)
- autonomy (up to 10 days without recharge in good signal areas)
- smooth game play (only Java support)
- a decent amount of internal memory (over 280MB after You delete the handsets "Manual" that is located on the internal memory)
- ... and surely many other little things and features that will make You like this handset.
This comment wouldn't be appropriate without mentioning some (minor) downsides , which are as follows:
- the displays auto-dimming is MOST annoying it keeps changing the displays background lightning continuously
- the display is practically unreadable under direct sunlight (but this is a problem most handsets have)
- the SE Elm seems to power down its network receiver resulting in huge signal strength variations , BUT it does not lose its network connection. In bad signal strength areas the SE Elm will drain its battery within 2 days without being used (pure standby - no calls, SMS or multimedia usage!)
- although the SE Elm supports hot swap , it is quite annoying that the memory card slot is located under the battery cover
- the MP3 player is not as good as it could have been (the SE K750i is superior to the SE Elm in terms of MP3 playback) and the supplied headphones (button-earphones)are terrible to use , so I suggest You to get Yourself Sony Ericsson Walkman-plug-headphones (HPM-70)
To conclude , even though Android based handsets currently seem to take over and dominate the mobile world I have absolutely no reason nor intention to change my current phone!
The Sony Ericsson Elm is an excellent choice for users with low and medium requirements , users with high demands might be disappointed by the SE Elm and as such rather steer clear from it.
NOTE: I tried using a handset equipped with a touchscreen without a keypad - I didn't like it , needless to say that I love the fact that the SE Elm sports an alpha-numeric keypad and lacks the oh so glorified touchscreen!
I also want to point out that I never made a software update , my Elm seems to run perfectly fine for the last 1.5 years - I have no intention to jeopardize that with a (to me) pointless software update.
Good luck with Your Sony Ericsson Elm , may You be as satisfied with Yours as I am with mine!
Hi to All,
i want to ask all of you about limit of duration sms ringtone and call ringtone at SE Elm.
And format ringtone for both.
if i have mp3 ringtone which have 3 minutes, does that ringtone always ringing until 3 minutes when have incoming calls and incoming message??
please your advice
Bob, 29 Jan 2012My Elm's own software is working fine, but installing and using software for connecting the ph... moreThough I have not experience this handset but I can share my own experience of J105 Naite'. Media Go is not required instead you can switch off the handset and then use the device as data storage. For connecting it to internet, if you are not able to connect through PC suite then try connecting it directly using Connect to a network wizard. Just follow simple steps for Dial-up connection. Still if there's any problem connecting to internet then go to properties of the modem--> advanced settings and there will be a code required which you can easily aquire with the help of internet based on your service provider. Hope this clarifies your doubt.
AnonD-24293, 10 Dec 2011if only this phone had a qwerty keypad..... oh Sony designers why art thou so heartless?? :( ... moreWho needs an alphanumeric keyboard nowadays? I do... and surely many others. Try texting on a touchscreen or physical full qwerty, on the move, without looking down... with one hand full of whatever stuff you're holding. Alphanumeric keypad (and may I add - without predictive text, yes, I live in the dinosaur age) is still the best input for texting one-handed, without looking...
rd, 27 Jan 2012some one tell me sony ericsson phones are facing softwear trouble that is a true ?My Elm's own software is working fine, but installing and using software for connecting the phone with PC is quite a task: MediaGo is huge file, about 200 Mbit, and after lenghty downloading the installing failed altogether, the program provides no information about what's wrong. Somehow the windows doesn't recognize the pictures in the phone, I had to send them via bluetooth to other phone, after that I could open them on my PC. Bear in mind though that I am an inexperienced Sony Ericsson user, it's possible that I messed up somewhere.
And after all, Elm does take great pictures when light conditions are fine.
some one tell me sony ericsson phones are facing softwear trouble that is a true ?
i think this is very nice and it gave more features for low prize.net it super but sound is no good
srinivas, 23 Jan 2012Is this a nice piece or not.I had red some comments.Is this work for minimum 1 (or) 2 years.I ... moreya,this is a nice phone,i am using since frm 2 years..nice phone,gud features n quality
srinivas, 23 Jan 2012Is this a nice piece or not.I had red some comments.Is this work for minimum 1 (or) 2 years.I ... moreYes this phone isvery good, i am using it it has been an year and so long no problems for this phone.... its worth for the money...
Its very nice phone dude..
Sure it will work for atlleast 2 years without any malfunctionality..
i bought this one last january. For one year not even a single problem..
Only disadvntge is "Sound is very less ""
shalvi, 18 Jan 2012sony ericson is the best one in all mobile companies ,,,,,,i am using this hset from last 1 ... moreIs this a nice piece or not.I had red some comments.Is this work for minimum 1 (or) 2 years.I want the answer.Please my life &my hope is on your answers.
i dont like this phone becaus
the video cannot zoom ! and the ringtone soundz is slow
NIce phone!!! it can plays a video @30fps than my Nokia C5-00 5mp Symbian.. only plays @15fps videos only...........
hi, i am going to buy a sony ericsson elm please you can tel i can use it long time