a great ph0ne. . . user friendly. . . does any b0dy here kn0w that a n0kia bld3 w0rks fine 0n this k700? i tried it and im using it till n0w. . . much better standby tym. . .
Greek 99, 03 Jul 2009Have it from 2004, summer.
It has dropped, say, 150 times.
Never changed battery. In... moreI bought a ---W810--- as a "necessary upgrade" to my K700, but the first thing I noticed it can't display the clock in standby like k700/k750. I hate this because you can't tell if you recieved a phone call or not unless you press a button... Also, it has a similar processor speed as K700, so 2MP pictures are rendered pretty slow (3 seconds/image) and the Tracks mode in the player is very slow. A third negative thing about W810 is that when you view a SMS, to call the sender, you must press More> Call X, unlike in K700 where you naturally press down to underline the contact and call (I liked it that way). In sent sms, if you want to call the reciever, More>Details, down, Call. Unfortunately, no Java multitasking; you can't start the camera if a Java app is running.
On the good side we have an autofocus camera which produces very good results outdoors. Also, you can put a 4GB card (512MB card included in the package) and you can send/move/copy more files at once (very useful). Opera Mini works smoother than in K700. BTW, I didn't buy it for the Walkman branding, but for the SE soft and camera (and no joystick, of course :P)
If you can go over the negative stuff (my first paragraph) and buy it you won't regret.
gifted it to my brother in 2004.... so had hands on experience with it...had been using it ever since and stopped using it since it was lost...virtually undestructable...except for joystick problem.. never hung...just needed some upgradation like memory card slot....one of the best looking and performing phones ever made
Have it from 2004, summer.
It has dropped, say, 150 times.
Never changed battery. In the past I forgot to charge it for days. Now, it is drained, but OK.
Only problems :
a) joystick, but sometimes it is due to impatient, no calm, movements
b) software, a more serious one, cause sometimes it "mistakes" calls and contacts. Maybe it needs only to upgrade software.
Never examined an other option all this time.
Only now I'm thinking changing it, looks a little ruined, but I find no substitute.
I don't like Nokias, I don't pay money to Steve Jobs, I don't exactly trust Samsung/Motorolas etc.
Thinking of the T700, but comparing it with good-old K700 is roughly equal, except the 1000 contacts and the soundspeaker.
Thinking of the expected T715, but seems it is intended more for women, with its pink (bliahhh) colours.
I would wellcome an opinion from a K700 long time user who successfully switced recently to another phone.
used this phone for 2++ years, plus i bought it 2nd hand.
it served me well enough..
very durable.. i only change the joystick once..
hang/slow response only occur very occasionally..
the only drawback of this phone is it doesnt support memory card..
Adrian, 08 Jun 2009I remind those of you who have problems with the joystick that the phone can be used (mainly t... moreWell, i had the same problem with my K700i. Joystick just didn't work, which limited the use of most of the features in this excellent phone. This mostly results from the large amounts of dust that get inside. Nonetheless, this issue may be fixed, either disassembling your cell phone and cleaning it (quite dangerous for the cell phone), or using 2 of the following: compressed air cans or an electronic antistatic spray (you may find them in electronics or computer stores).
Nair, 15 Jun 2009I am using the K700i since the day it was launched. But recently, the battery is getting exhau... moreHave you tried changing the charger instead? Most of the times we dispose of cell batteries wrongly. Ask for a friends SE charger and try it. Remember that chargers are also made out of electric systems that eventually might fail.
I am using the K700i since the day it was launched. But recently, the battery is getting exhausted very fast. I have changed 4 new batteries but still facing the same prob. What would be the problem?
For the past 2 yrs i am using phone, it can withstand all kind of shocks, i might have dropped more than 500 times for which it restarts and work normally.....
It's a good phone.....
kiran, 13 Jun 2009joystick is not working,very poor perfomence of BATTERY.same naku kuda adera
I remind those of you who have problems with the joystick that the phone can be used (mainly the basic stuff, plus some advanced ones) without the joystick.
If you have a bluetooth adapter, you can fully control the phone from the PC.
Check out http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=39877
I have had my k700i for like 5 years now since they came out ... I thrashed and abused it. it all these years it hung once, had to change the joystick once and got one new battery, thats it. virtually unbreakable still fast and easy to use ... will buy SE from now on because of this fone.
i've had this phone since august 2005 and i've been a huge fan of sony ericcson since then.. great sound quality very easy to use even the camera is good for a vga phone.. i have used a lot of phone and sold them already this is the only one i'm keeping and i'm still using it up to now.
sky diver, 12 May 2009no thats not true, i used to have k700 and it connects to computer through blue tooth easily w... moreNo extra software? Do you have a laptop with integrated bluetooth and Windows Vista? Because my Windows XP doesn't have the drivers for my bluetooth adapter, so I had to use the drivers from the CD...
Adrian, 28 Mar 2009As I know, you can't connect the K700ie to the PC, without some sort of software installed. If... moreno thats not true, i used to have k700 and it connects to computer through blue tooth easily without any extra software download.
In fact, if you have a Bluetooth USB adapter you can fully use your phone by controling it from the PC. More info on http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=39877