Arrgh! I think I've made a serious mistake; I put a bid on an eBay G900 last night and was relieved when I was outbid with 30 minutes left to go and home today to be greeted by a bid retraction email from the winning bidder making me the highest bidder by default.
I'm expecting pain; I've owned a W950i before so I kinda know what to expect interface wise but the G900 has a few more interesting tricks up its sleeve. Even though it’ll be as underpowered as the w950i was but at least it has a d-pad instead of a useless jog wheel. I just don’t understand why Sony Ericsson would produce an underpowered smartphone brimming with outdated technology, give it a limited production run of approximately 5 months then drop it like its their bunny boiling ex-girlfriend; I mean COMPLETELY drop it, user support gone, operating system gone. If you don’t believe my try searching for it on the Sony Ericsson site; if you’re lucky you’ll get a few page references and links to the standard 404 error page. It’s scary; I think Sony Ericsson may be shuffling across the floor for the last dance in the last chance saloon.
Well if all else fails I can sell it on and stick to my beloved w760i.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970It depends on what features you want on the cellphone. I tried out both cellphones and found that the 5800 camera is not good but the response time of the touchscreen is very fast. The G900 camera is very satisfactory but the touchscreen response is slow. Music is same quality. 5800 is more application friendly (of course its nokia). So its up to you. Hope you find this helpful and before you buy try out both phones first at the store
I bought this last week and was satisfied with it. Now I'm a bit disappointed because the icons does not change even if you change the themes. you have to Mod the device to change it where it will invalidate the warranty that you have so if anybody can find a way to change the icons without modding it, it will really be a convinience. Some Java applications and games (especially Meboy - gameboy emulator) runs very slow. I think this cellphone does not have a very powerful RAM, ROM or whatever. I think this was rushed in production. But still currently am content with it.
John, 04 Feb 2009Did you have any trouble with the signal? Or experencing slow movement when using the phone?
so far i don't have any problem with the signal. about the slow movement, for me it is normal not very slow or fast..
just don't open many application at the same time, and try to end task all the application that u r not using it in task manager.. and try to not press any button at many times..
I just bought this phone to upgrade my last P1 and because X1 is to expensive.
you know guys, I have always been the great fan of "P"-series.
And I miss my, P900, P910, P1, because this G900 has nothing to do with them, this phone just sucks.
if you want to buy a similiar phone, just point at P1. That is the last good symbian phone.
Did you have any trouble with the signal? Or experencing slow movement when using the phone?
Jack J, 04 Feb 2009My phone is going to come on monday.. I was wondering can i watch youtube on this phone. Witho... moreya u can watch youtube with this phone without lag. n it buffering very fast.
i think u can update with wi fi. but i havent try yet.
u can lock ur screen simply just press the keys lock button on the right side of the phone. it will automatically lock ur screen n keys.
about bbc,i never use that one.
anyway i just found the best things of the camera. it takes good quality picture when morning. n also when take picture of articles,books,everything that have words. u can zoom in clearly. n also help cheating when doing exam. hahaha.
hope this information useful.
Victor, 08 Oct 2008I don't get all the negativity and the bad comments. I'm a G900 owner myself and much to my su... moreI need your expertise regarding bbc in g900, because mine always hang when try to run bbc...
please advice...thanks in advance
My phone is going to come on monday.. I was wondering can i watch youtube on this phone. Without any type of lag? or error?
Can i update this phone by using wi fi from the phone? If so how?
wanna ask kevin 89
u say can zoom in and out?? and video??
frm where i can get the function? can u teach me?thanks
hope wil reply o!!!=)
still the same problem , it comes without screen lock , i need my mobile to be locked from my children , i cant use my mobile like this way ..
kate, 03 Feb 2009hello i just wanna know where is this phone made? Made in China