As much as I love my K700 but I have to say the Nokia 7610 is a better phone in fact its not in the same league don't take my word for it check both out at the same time and you'll know why.
In answer to the question about why better than 7610:-
Better, faster software
More internal memory
Better clarity polyphonic and mp3 tones
7610 look like posh should have one style over content!!!
The k700i is without doubt far superior to any Nokia currently on the market. How can I be so sure?? I work for O2 in the technical department and we get to pull them to bits and do comparisons. I have owned a k700i for the last 7 months well before they officially came out, when I got it, it held it's own against anything and still does by miles. I previously have had no other phones other than nokia and felt my old 6600 couldn't be beaten, then some thievin' scumbag relieved me of my nokia as well as my car!! Got the ericsson and am delighted............ car still gone!!
In short E398 has a new master.... who's your daddy? K700i is your daddy!!!
Read lot of it. compared with all the curent model. Found this one to be a mix of all the features. No other model can be compared with this model for its features, look or anything. Will be buying soon. Recommend to everyone to hav it. if u miss it. then u r gone. it's superb. I am a fan of SE. It's a excellent handset. A must hav!!!!
de competition between SE k700i & N7610 has ended. here comes de nw battle with moto e398. sigh...
& to "!!!",
wat makes u said "the truth is there have been a lot of sony ericsson fanboys who have been giving the e398 "1 1 1" to make it look worse in comparison to the k700." any prove with tat? pls dont say things without thinking, ok?
Excellent phone, good design and very impressive features than other phone of corz with exception to SE P900.
.......... there we go again..... battle between E398 n k700..... aihz.... to me the k700 pics are fine....just use a software to remove the noise..... the E398 however is not as clear n it appears pixelated.... n yes 41 mb is sufficient.....
i am not a supporter of brands. just good phones and this one is one of them
3 days ago the sony ericsson k700 was on "3 4 4" with 6592 votes while the motorola e398 was on "4 5 4" with 1877 votes. since then the k700 has gone up by 128 votes and scores "3 5 4" while the e398 has gone up by 191 votes and scores "3 5 3". does that mean that sales of e398 have suddenly massively overtaken the k700 and everyone in the last 3 days has been pleased with the k700 and disappointed with the e398? nope, the truth is there have been a lot of sony ericsson fanboys who have been giving the e398 "1 1 1" to make it look worse in comparison to the k700.
Tealeaf, dont get so defensive :-). i said the camera quality is better on the e398. i didn't say by how much(as it happens, not by much. i think the k700 camera is better overall - the panaromic shot capability just nudges it slightly ahead). the k700 has more features though it doesn't allow 4x zoom on 640x480 like the e398 does. the photos look nicer on the e398 - theyre slightly more blurry but the amount of noise on the k700 photo makes them look less nice. also, the amount of noise increases the lower the light is. ok, so you prefer the photo quality, but its still in the eyes of the beholder.
build quality? a lot of people will disagree with you there. i didnt exactly beat hell out of either phone, but the e398 certainly takes knocks better than the k700. the hardened rubber and metal combination of the e398 seems stronger to me than the plastic and metal of the k700. the e398 doesn't scratch anywhere near as easily as the k700.
enjoy your k700, anyway. the last person is right - read the reviews, try them both out, then decide which is best for you.
I saw now photos on this site, you can compare both models and check what is better. By the way, K700 has more clear photos.
I think my dad has a better car. Look kids, read reviews and buy which ever cell phone you like.
Yes side by side I think the k700 shades it overall as a phone. The price is very similar actually well it is here in England.
The camera on the K700 is no way in any form inferior to the E398 it is BETTER FACT! SE build quality is BETTER FACT.
I can say just one thing. There is lot of Motorola in my country but not even one of E398. Must be shitty than since our operators are selling just some proved models.
Tealeaf, im glad youve not had any problems yet and im not saying the e398 is better for everyone. im just saying its a better phone if one of them has to be said to be better. alot of things in a phone are subjective such as the display(but only if they are similar), camera quality(ditto) and appearence and user interface. i didnt give any wrong info. the k700 has had some great reviews but so has the e398. but im judging each of the phones from the standpoint of owning both. i think its better to gauge by what owners of both phones say so they can be compared side by side and not in isolation.
Ummm interesting ok unknown that was quite a bit of information, I've never had any problems wit my k700 so I'll give it the benefit of doubt, and some of the information you gave was wrong, the k700 cameara is definetely superior to the E398 many reviews including this site indicates that and 41mb of memory is plent unless you're gonna flood the phone with mp3's which isn't necessary.
In my oppinion the k700 has the edge if the readers can't make up their mind then just read the reviews. K700 as it says A winner!