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
sania, 22 Mar 2009hey.. im aso havin de same prob as mag..
bt de prob is my joystick is not workin..
so i cant... moreYou can use the bluetooth if you connect the phone to the PC. Otherwhise you can't select the file to send, nor the reciepent.
For all the K700 users out there that have their joystick "out of order" they should know that EVEN WITHOUT it, you can use the keybord and you can:
- make a phone call to anyone in the phone book
- send SMS to anyone
- add a new contact
- use either the camera or the video camera, depending with which they got stuck before the joystick broke down
- play the first game in the list :P
- listen to the radio
- use mementos - tasks and calendar
- view or delete photos and videos taken by camera
*and if you have bluetooth usb adapter, than you can
- add/replace contacts or backup the whole phone book to PC
- save the SMS to the PC or upload new to phone
- download/upload files to phone
So the phone isn't completly useless without the joystick as you can do the basics ;)
mag, 28 Feb 2009i need a help.. i try to save all my pic from the phone to pendrive but i cant do it.. when i ... moreAs I know, you can't connect the K700ie to the PC, without some sort of software installed. If you have a cable then install the usb drivers, if you use a bluetooth adapter then install the software and drivers that came with it.
I recommend the bluetooth solution because it's very cheap, the transfer speed is considerably higher than the cable and you can use the phone as a wireless remote control for the PC (range