hmm... now my k300 is already 9 months.. and i've proven that this is my best phone ever, very reliable except the joystick, but i always have a way to remedy that since jack and @Doul(from K750 thread) gave me an advice to prevent the malfunction... i'm having a plan of buying an ASUS V66 or V75 so that i could have two phones... one for multimedia(V66/V75 for having every possible multimedia features in such a very cheap price) and one for messaging(k300 coz it has lengthy battery life),.. but still this is the best SE low-priced phone ever made...
This is an excellent phone. I have a K300i (Blue & silver). But there are three major drawbacks: (1) The image & audio/video recording quality is not that good when viewed or played using the phone itself. (2) The battery's standby time is about 2 days maximum when the phone is being used, if unused in anyway whatsoever it increases (3) This is the biggest drawback in this phone and probably in most Sony Ericsson phones -
If you tilt, move, or lift the phone while it's being charged the electricity power supply goes off, it comes back, it goes off again..... since the charger's connector to the phone is very sensitive unlike in many other phones. This situation is not good for the phone's battery and for the phone!
I have been using this phone (K300) for over a year now. It is very good among its class. Just compare this phone specifications with other phones and theirs prices. You will see that K300 stands out among its group. Tell me of other phones with 12MB, IR, Cam, and other features of k300 with the same price of this phone?
It really is a gr8 fone.I dropped it about 5-6 times n its still like new.It wouldve been much better if its memory could have been increased.
never EVER mess with the batteries with outer force. Pirate batteries completely lack electic safety circuits but also original batteries should not in any way be effected with outer force. This is the same for all original batteries from all major handset manufacturers.
Only use original chargers. Original chargers remove current spikes; pirates chargers do not. This means that using pirate chargers can damage your phone since the spikes can destroy some electrical components in the phone.
Sorry to say, but trying to "puncture it [the battery] very lightly" is very foolish. Don't try to repair something you do not understand.
uhh...d cell is k...been usin it 4 a year now...really god price 2 say d least..its got almost everythin a good cell needs...d cam is k..after u set a couple of settings...but the problem is that wen u set d camera u get a 150kb size file n dat cannot open quickly nor is dere lot of space on d fone...tokin of d space...its really less..not enuf 4 ur music n videos
d cell doesnt have bluetooth which is a dissapointment but d infrared port is really powerfull..it has never failed me...
d display is clear..not so clear in d sunlight...but quite decent..screen 2 small..
gud sound quality...joystick is horrible..sumtimes its jus stops workin..but never d less...its worked well 4 me..sadly m gonna sell it of 4 a m-600...adios
the phone is really strong i also had the experience of the phone falling to the 2nd floor as well and it still works well
the best phone ever. yesterday the phone fellt from the 2nd flor and the phone is intact .K300 forever
Not a bad phone but the memory could be a LOT better! some pictures, a couple of videos and a couple of songs and my memory is almost completely consumed - a mem card slot would have been good in this phone.
i've been using this phone for alomst a year n i hate it.the pictures are not that clear...and the keypad is so tiny..it's very hard to sms
I hate this phone because somtimes it blocks,and it is so with all the sony ericsons' :-(((
Since few weeks i started setting up Mp3 tones on my K3, Its sound quality is quite kool & whenever some body calls & the phone rings, every body start staring @ me wondering which cell phone could it be !!! I Love it :p
The phone is a great phone but the camera doesn't work well the piture are not very clear.
If you're referring to the comments posted by disappointed, then if you want to know it, let me tell you that I'm sure that the battery was genuine because the mobile was bought from an operator called VODAFONE.I think that this operator is a very well known and reliable one.The box in which it was bought was branded with the operator. Thus the phone and everything in it was brand new.Maybe what happened to my brother was just an unfortunate event.Thank God it doesn't happen to everyone! I must admit that SE is a very good producer of mobile phones in terms of features.
However, when it comes to practical things,it shows some flaws.For example, why not put a rubber cover on ALL SE phones connectors (as in K700i?),& not just some of them?! With time a connector exposed to the outside environment becomes dirty and it becomes very difficult to make a connection with the charger/handsfree/headphones.I know this from experience.So pls SE do make connector covers...it would give you the edge (from the practical point of view) on other mobile producers.
Well i guess the problem with your battery was that 1. Its was'nt genuine or 2. You've bought the used headset, I'm in Karachi,pakistan & we have the same problems like packing the used headset & selling it again, thats why i use to buy phones from Well known shops like MZ or United mobiles ... I did'nt have a single prob in my K300i & I'm so happy since i bought it & now i about to go for its DAD, Thats K750i LOL.
yeah i know i am so technical as i explain everything with a fact, but then i just wanted to explain something so people/customer like us won't be fooled by only simple or ordinary problems like that explosion you just shared in me... i know it's very very disappointing that it happens,.. but anyway it's upon you to trust SE in your place after that incident... you may also try any company you wanted to try. due to the fact that i am a loyal SE user for so many years.. i can deffinitely say that that happening is a big slap to SE's reliability to their products mostly customer care.. but anyway, good luck and thank you for listening!..
@ Sef: Unfortunately I am not as technical as you are (although I should have done some research myself), & I cannot remember whether the battery was either of the two types.I could not read anything on the battery after it exploded because it was totally burnt.But I know it is original.
I may be wrong in the technicalities, but I sure remember the incident.I think (imo) that the problem was that the mobile was being charged in a way other than the manufacturer intended.This had to be done because as I said, the connecting port became dysfunctional.This probably contributed to what happened.
Btw thanks for your interest & info Sef! :)
for the guy below me:
well, if that's the case, could you please tell me what kind of battery is that(the one that exploded)? ...is it a lithium polymer one(li-poly/li-po) or an li-ion one? because according to my research, lithium-polymer batteries are not flamable nor it wont explode.. in a li-ploymer battery, the lithium salt electrolyte is not held in an organic solvent like in the proven lithium ion design, but in a solid polymer composite such as polyacrylonitrile... solid polymer electrolyte is not flammable unlike the organic solvent that the Li-Ion cell uses.. these batteries are less hazardous if mistreated... either, only li-ion batteries have that chance to have explosion,..
yeah you may be right that the inflation is caused by the kind of energy used in that battery for it to charge(overresistance) as you have said, they used solar,.. but it could only be dangerous if you got a fake product, even it comes from an authorized seller, it could be manufacturer's failure nor the seller's falure(due to the fact that some sellers modify the phones before selling)...
I said this based from my experiences, i have no intention of saying you're wrong, but indeed that will surely happen if a manufacturer has made few mistakes in which people are the biggest victims... but then i have tried so many SE's and Nokias but only experienced that using Class A batteries before... even now... i admit i am careless using my phone, mostly dropping my battery and overcharging that, but using original batteries, i dont even experience that incident again... hope you wont mind that. it's only my opinion...
@ Sef: I am totally sure that the battery was an original one.This phone was bought from a major phone operator, and was branded as such & had the operator's software installed.
However, to say the truth, in the last six months of the mobile's life (the mobile battery's life lasted 1 year), the charging port of the mobile got defective (could not make contact) and eventually we stopped using it altogether. The phone's battery was then charged with solar power so as to continue using it. Maybe that's why it got inflated (probably coz the acid leaked...my bro thought it was air). Obviously if he knew that the battery was becoming "inflated" with acid, he would surely not do what he did.
I think you've got a bad product, or it's a fake product.. coz none of us that uses this kind of battery doesn't experience exploding,.. i remember when my friend have his battery li-ion from nokia(which is a class a product only) got inflated and becomes intensely hot, we throw that battery and it inflates until it exploded... then we decided to use original batteries and throw all of our non-original batteries to prevent that accident, 3 years later, we didin't experience that anymore, i'm now using SE and my friends too, and all of us dropped not only the battery many times, but also our own phone, in which nothing happened, please don't be offended by my words, but i think you've got a fake battery on your SE,..