Sorry... I keep remembering things AFTER i've finished writing the review, yes as mentioned by others it does Freeze alot when taking pictures or just general navigating (YES I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE LATEST Updates from Sony E's site) and it still freezed with latest firmware!! So you have to pull the battery cover off and remove battery as the on/off button doesnt work at that point....
Now I'm off to buy a Nokia N79, the touchscreen novelty has now WORN OFF!!
Dont worry I wont be adding anymore, i think people will know by now this phone is CRAP!!!
Also I forgot to mention that the handsfree kit that comes with it is good, but the design in itself is poor, and the ear piece with the earpad is too big so keeps dropping out of the ear, but then i have small ears and everyone is different, but they are bigger than the nokia's as this is what i am comparing it too (Nokia N73).
I've updated this phone to the latest firmware and its not made any difference, those who say the speed of this phone is good, I'm surprised, it isnt, it really isnt unless your speed is something else.
Main gripe is the Camera and the speed, because in this day and age this is what you want from technology.
If you want it for speed and the camera then please take this review seriously, you will be disappointed and upset, transferring pics is painful I'm telling, nearly killed me!! (ok slight exageration LOL!!)
Oh reception is poor, I'm in a poor area where i work and use both Nokia N73 and GSM900 on the vodafone network and no signal from the GSM900 and 2 bars from Nokia N73 yet I'm on the same network!
Good Points, nice colour red, and nice design, buttons feel great, 5Mp camera in the day only is Superb ONLY IN THE DAY mind you, if indoors at home where the its low lit yet sunny, then forget it you will get a very dark pic and the flash DOESNT NOT HELP!!
GOOD LUCK... hope this phone gets no more sales its .. I wanna swear but can't.... but its a piece of.... YOU FILL IN THE GAP!!!
I agree with David in respect of the phone is great early on, 3 months I disagree, more 1-2 months as you realise the official reviews are total nonsense and they have been given heavy financial incetives to give a good review of the phone to sell it!!
They rate the camera on this phone, yes in the day its brilliant, at night or even when the sun is about to go down and the light isnt at its best, the pics are all dark, the flash goes way b4 the pic is snapped, (Sony E can't fathom this out!) transferring pics from mobile to PC via the suite that comes with it is a painful task, took me exactly wait for it 1 min 32 secs for 1 pic from phone to PC, my nokia N73 same pic as a test 4 seconds, yes FOUR SECONDS, the GSM900 is my first SE phone and will be the last, they are no good, it is slow, it came with a memory card, thats ok. I like the design of this phone and i bought it for the touch screen novelty as well as the 5 Megapixel camera, overall its poor, very very very poor, DO NOT BELIEVE the official reviews because they are given monetary incentives to give a GOOD opinion of the phone, just read the reviews below here.... EVERYONE cannot be wrong can they? Not sure where GSM Arena get their reviews but people need to stand up and be counted and LYING to people isnt acceptable!! I'm going back to Nokia as my N73 wipes the floor with the Sony Ericsson and they have a rubbish 256K colour screen, nokia boasts 16 million and their colours are vibrant, also when they test SE's v Nokia's they show a closeness in pic res in the day.... I challenge them to take pics in dark places and post them on here against the Nokia, I bet you they will have a separate flash in the background when taking them because SE's dont take pics in low lit area's, the Nokia's of a like will BURY the SE's hands down. Also look at the second hand prices Nokia retain a good resale value, my GSM900 mint condition 6 month old can only go for £130 adn i bought it for £300 Offline!
Its like Volkswagen vs Ford, DONT BUY A FORD resale value is pants!!
Overall, I advise DONT BUY THIS PHONE, Sony Ericsson phones are really and truly POOR!!!!
i got it from 2 monthes ago , really its very bad mobile, very slowly , the cam is not great , i hate it very much
Has anyone managed to use this fone for more than six months? Its awesome the first three but just turns out to be absolute GARBAGE. I've seen 5 year old N series fones still working great. So of all the people who are happy with this fone, please let me know if you have managed more than six months with no major problems. Then maybe i will consider trying another unit since they have been really priced low now - they are actually now cheaper than G705 which is not a smartphone.
bubugutchi, 24 Apr 2009to format/update your phone, download sony ericsson update service (seus) and follow the instr... moreGo to Sonyericsson.com, select g900, support, software downloads and download Update Service. Install it and follow the instructions.
to format/update your phone, download sony ericsson update service (seus) and follow the instructions. >> hey how can i start this or where can i locate this to initiate?
mas, 23 Apr 2009I am using K810i for the time being, I wanna shift go G900 I read so many things bad against t... morei have used this phone for two weaks. i think it is a nice phone. the camera performance is good. the phone speed is good. the battery life is googd. it doesnt hang if u dont overload it. if several applications run simultaneuesly the phone will freeze for several seconds. but if you empty the phone ram after opening several applications, the phone will not freeze.
Overall response rate kinda slow. Battery goes flat after 1-2 days of moderate usage.
I am using K810i for the time being, I wanna shift go G900 I read so many things bad against this phone, anyone can guide me is that phone has real problems like handing touch system etc.Good advice will be highly appreciated !!
last april 13 2009, i buy my g900 sony ericson unit, the problem is i canot open the themes, that i recieved from my friend. pls tel me how to solved this problem.
Emoboy, 17 Apr 2009Does any one here how to reformat G900 orhowto remove the virus? Please kindly response. THank... moreTo format/update your phone, download Sony Ericsson Update Service (SEUS) and follow the instructions.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009does any one know how you can set proxy in opera browser for g900? Download Opera Mobile 9.5 (beta 2) and type opera:config. Then go to proxy. Hope it works.
?, 13 Apr 2009elsie did u know, the g900 is smartphone..u cant compare wif ur k800..if u opened too many app... moreHi there, i didnt make a comparison to k800i with regards to speed though, just the naming of contacts part. :) thanks anyway! appreciate it.
when i receive themes or pictures from other phone.. is there anyway i can transfer it to my camera album? cause currently it goes to my sms inbox and the phone hangs when i try to open the item received thru bluetooth.
its d worst phone anyone can buy.........g900 sucks big time...........photos get corrupt,touchscreen stops working,phone hangs very often,sometimes it doesnot notify messages so until u see your inbox u wont realise dat some1 has been msgin u........
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.....
does any one know how you can set proxy in opera browser for g900?
Balamondo, 16 Apr 2009Hi, Dear All, I went to buy a NEW Sony Ericsson G900 from the store so the sells man advice ... moreyeah is that so? Y? what about the touch screen of this? did they tell you that they get from a registered dealer?
Does any one here how to reformat G900 orhowto remove the virus? Please kindly response. THank you and GOd bless you..