As per current market of mobiles , we must admit that this is the best equipped phone as per it's small size and weight of 93 gms. My only grudge is that when we have 41 mb of memory at disposal then why is phone book size not upgraded??? Only 500 contacts same as that of T610( 2mb capacity only) which I cuurently own.And believe me , I have a casio diary of 4 mb capacity which can store upto 5000 contacts with full details. So , what's this joke ???
Got this phone on saturday. Probably the best i ever had. Except battery no other problems. First Sony Ericsson mobile phone and happy with the decision
To Passion of Phone and Lisa:
I personally feel that SE K700i is better than Nokia 6230, (no offence).
The reasons are as below
1) The SE K700 design is much nicer and pleasing than the N6230 which at first glance does indeed look like a calculator. N6230 has no special design.
2) One thing i woulld clarify is that Sony Ericsson phones only charge up to its full battery perfomance only after aroung 5-8 times of charging. It means that a New K700 will only function at its full battery performance after the user use it for more than 2 weeks. It is true, u can view the opinions for K700i for further clarification. :>
3) Even though SE K700 does not have a extended memory slot, it is still capable of storing up to 6-7 MP3 songs.
The sound quality is also very good.
If u want to listen to lots of MP3 songs in one go, it would be more advisable to buy a 256MB MP3 player instead. The SE700 FM radio is also a good source of music. :)
4) The SE K700i mailny focuses its abilty in its 4x digital zoom camera rather than its Stoarge problem. SE700 with its 41MB space is already enough to takes more than 50 pic.(Maybe more than that!)
5) Nokia6230, though has a 128MB MMC, its camera features is not as good as SE K700 as SE700 has a more advanced camera functions. Furthermore, how does one take picture using N6230 when its screen are so small to focus.
6) Hence for those of u who are still not sure of which one to buy, N6230 or E398 or K700i, I would reccomend K700i!
Its definitely worth th e money~
morsey it had 4x digital zoom. try reading the manual, there's a 100% chance it will tell you how it's done in there...
I just bought a k700i and it is a good phone. However I heard that it could perform a digital zoom?? I could not get that to work even though I place the camera pic to less than 640?? Need help....tq in advance!
For all those complaining about the battery of this phone. SE batteries usually hold their charge at their peak once they have had many cycles of charging and drainage. For mine my battery didn't last long at first but when it is fully discharged (until it turns off and turns back on) and then recharges approx 10 times, it held the charge much better. Try it and see if it works.
Had this phone for about a week now and had a T610 before. Very impressed. Camera and video quality is exellent. The menu is set out very nicely and makes the phone attractive.I recommend this phone to anyone and i really do think it is the best phone on the market at the minute. Check this phone out !!!!
hey you people out there, I wana say thank you for keeping up the good work and helping me in buying this little "gift to mankind" I mean the k700i, I live in malta and i change my phone once a month, I had Nokia 3650, 6600, sharpGX20, Motorola v300, NEC525e, and may be 20 other coloured with camera phones, this is my first SE phone, MAN how much I am impressed with its performance, the camera is perfect, even when compared to sharp GX20, I simply love it and I think this phone is worth every single lira (our currency) I have spend on buying this phone, so all to the people who are thinking whether buying a nokia or sharp or SE, my advice is the SE, please dont think I am working for the company or something, I am just a pleased customer! special thanks to all the people who try to advice others on choosing the right phone!
to the guy who advised me that the K700 can not write and send SMS while I am playing the MP3, you are very wrong, it can be done!
this is the problem with some of the people here, all talk, blah, blah, blah, and no actual proof and probably do not have the phone, just talking Bull$hit and all the craps!!!
the screen is perfect!there is no problem in all conditions!colors are very bright.
i love to buy this phone, but i got no money.anyway, em happy with my analog celfone! i got my second hand reconditioned nokia 100!
does anyone know if this phone's screen is as poor in sunlight as the T610?
hi y'all!!! i just wanna know, what's the difference between a nokia 3315 and a k700i??? should i upgrade???
Sony Ericsson chargers aren't the best designed but that what Ericsson before it became SE had before so I guess we are stuck. Nokia has the best connector in my opinion but then again maybe thats why most of their designs on the base of the phone are pretty much standard in size and structure.
K700i Battery Life and Initial Impression
I just received my k700i on Monday. Let me give a little plug here. I ordered my phone through the ebay vendor x1387. I ordered it last Friday and received it from Hong Kong on Monday. Fair price and extremely fast shipping. Came with a cd containing the sync tools and an SE users manual in English. FW: R2A041
Anyway, let me comment on the battery usage. I've read lots of do's and don'ts so I thought I'd be safe and charge the phone for 24 hours before doing anything. I didn't turn the phone on at all. NOTE: For those that have had problems with a weak charge. If you are using the 110v adapter, be careful. The charge adapter is a piece of junk and does not make a good connection when pushed in all the way. You'll hear the phone make a noise and a message will pop up saying it is charging, then the phone will go blank. If this happens, the phone is not charging. Pull the plug out a little ways until the phone lights up and displays the "Battery Charging" message all the time. My phone charged for 24 hours and the phone was continually lit up.
Last night starting at 8pm, I wanted to use the phone enough to make the battery run down and do another full charge. With all the reports I had heard about poor battery performance, I thought that would be an easy thing to do. The phone finally ran out of juice this morning at 10:30 AM.
Here is what I did and did not do.
1. Make any phone calls (thought everything I would do would be enough).
2. Did not turn on bluetooth.
1. Turned on the camera light for approx. 1 hour (2x30 mins)
2. Took 15 pictures (also with the light on)
3. Deleted 15 pictures
4. Spent about 30 minutes playing all the games on the phone
5. Played the radio at full volume through the headphones for around 12 hours (put the phone in another room while I slept).
That seems like pretty good performance for an initial charge. For the next charge, I'll spend most of the time talking to get an idea on battery performance while using the phone as a phone. On the third charge, I'll incorporate turning on bluetooth and see how performance is affected.
Build quality is excellent. I like the feel of the phone better than the 2 Nokias I have owned. Very solid. Good looking phone.
Signal strength. Seems to be stronger and more consitent than my 6220 while I was comparing the two side by side. The 6220 was fluctuating between 30% and 90% while the k700i was pretty rock solid at around full strength occassionaly dropping down to 60%. I'll say I was pretty happy with the 6220, I I'm very pleased initially with the k700i signal strength. I am on T-mobile out here in Hawaii. So my comparisons are only meaningful for where I am.
Call clarity. I'll find out tomorrow after the next full charge.
Menus. Didn't use them too much, although I like the fact that each key cooresponds to an icon on the main menu. Instead of using the joystick to Navigate, you can just use the keypad. I read a lot of reports about slow menus? Hmmm... I have no complaint with the menu speed. If you think the menus are slow, chill out a bit in life and take a deep breath. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the speed of the menus.
Radio. Very strong. Pulled in a lot of stations with no static. Much better performance than my 6220.
Battery Meter. Gradual and very linear as charge capacity decreases. My 6220 stayed on full bars for a long time, but once it began to drop the bars would drop quickly. Point goes to SE.
Managing phonebook. Looking forward to working with this next.
Questionable design decisions:
WTF is up up with that plastic door covering the headphone and charge ports? Poor design. Difficult to open with short fingernails. That will be coming off next. I'll save it for if I ever sell the phone.
Sim card holder. Very secure if you never need to change your sim card. Very inconvenient if you change your sim cards a lot like I do (travel internationally). The holder in the 6220 is a much better design IMO. Maybe I'll keep a small set of tweezers on my keychain to open the battery door and extract the sim card.
I use this phone for both personal and business. Initial impressions are very high, and right now I think I have made the correct choice in the k700i (Other choices for me were e398 and n6230). I'll update with good and bad points as I use more of the features.
I understand that others do have some buggy phones and some serious issues. I guess every manufacturer will have those problems. Remains to be seen how my phone operates as I use more of the advanced features of the phone. But I wanted to give my initial impressions for those still deciding about what phone they want top purchase and the k700i is on their list.
some one please tell me how if its possible to use mp3s as a ringtone on this phone
allan u come to an SE reviewing forum to talk about a nokia?
u crazy or something? lets keep it on the k700 please ppl :D
yeah im in oz and yes i bought my phone from melbourne :D haha 2 more days :D:D:D
hi my name is allan... i have a nokia 3210... is it advisable to change the housing with a fake one??? i saw this housing with glitters... looks cool... but can it damage the software??? i need expert advise... btw, i also have ericsson t-100...