The battery usually lasts me at least four days, unless I have been glued to tetris.....
I'm actually from NZ but just moved here so Aussie I guess. Thanks for all the posts - helped heaps when deciding which to buy.
Was tossing up btw Nokia 6288 and SE K610i. Was worried about the slide becoming loose on the Nokia, and liked the review posted of the SE so I got it. I'm so happy! What a great phone - packed with features, looks good, so easy to use. Menus very good and love the shortcut button from which you can make almost any item on any menu just 2 clicks away from standby.
A few specifics for people with qus:
Took a while, especially if you want to do it over bluetooth, but persist because it works like a dream. Insert the CD and install the Sony software (just the one about sync / file manager). Make sure you follow the instructions about the USB cable. If stuck, go to sonyericsson.com/support and download the pdf 'user guide' on this topic. Once the USB drivers are installed from the CD then you just follow the instructions in the wizard. For me using bluetooth, the key was the 'phone monitor' - make sure you go to COM ports and enable the port that your phone connects to. When you turn bluetooth on in the phone, your bluetooth-enabled computer will recognise the connection and you'll be able to synchronise contacts / calendar / notes / tasks easily. Fantastic
* Mirror: Main menu - video call - More - Layout - Switch pictures. There you go. You can even zoom in!
* Keys and shortcuts. Yes it is a little small, and I have big hands (6'2" tall), but I can use it fine. I can't text easily using one hand like I used to with my old (very old) Nokia, but it's ok. If you want to text endlessly, you'd better have smaller hands.
* Battery. If you read all the posts, everyone sooner or later says their battery life is too short. When I got my new laptop the instructions were specific: charge the battery fully (ie. at least 12 hours), then discharge it fully (ie. until it is COMPLETELY flat). This lets the device know how much battery life it has. I did this with my mobile, it's been going 5 days now and is at 20% on its first charge. Make sure also that you turn the screen brightness down. Otherwise, it just depends what applications you use. For me it's great.
So over all a fantastic phone for me, and I hope for you too.
Upgraded from Z800i. Nice little mobile but it looks like the 1.3MP camera on old fone was better. Weird
asking how long the battery lasts is quite dumb seeing as it will last variably towards different people because they use it differently.
I have this phone half year ago, great phone overall but it's really boring, nth unique abt this phone,normal sony ericsson phone..thinking to change it to nokia 7930
hey i have just bought this phone and i wanna know how to just use the 3g camera on the front as a camera? lke a mirror, i was told ya can do that
excellent phone.i have always used nokias but am very pleased with this phone.light,good reception, connectivity and has all the features you need in a light small handset.definitely excellent.
hi! can anyone help me oput on how to transfer contacts to the PC... need help... kindly post here any ideas. tnx.
i have not use the mobile yet but reading the feature it appear a excellent mobile;
Loving the phone and I just got it, it has every feature nessecary etc....some of you lot are complaining about the battery life, well taht is because sony ericssons have very powerful screens therefore if you use the phone excssevily then the batteyr life will drain fats e.g.making callss at then playing games, then listening to music then taking pictures...this phone gets 10/10 form me, sony ericsson is number one...
Hey. I just bought this phone and it have evetyrhing I need, but the battery life is low. The soundvolume is awesome. I don't really use the camera but its really good. Only reason for this phone is because I can't stand those joysticks. I had a K700i before and it was a really good phone besides that one tiny joystickproblem. If you want a basic Sony Ericsson, you better go for this one.
@Jonatz Cruz: It's a very detailed description, it'll be very useful to those who intend buying this phone.
in all fairness, SE K610i is doin good (not to think of its downfalls).