nice snaps at high res
phone tends to hang
is a bit heavy
bad bad video
cost me 21200 INR (rupees)
will trade it for N73 soon.
While you do have a point with the lens cover, which has already been pointed out in at least one of the preview articles I read about the K800/K790, the issue with phone could be software related.
Try updating the firmware.
I would say if that doesn't work, try exchanging it, even if you don't get your money back, it could be an issue with this specific phone, so getting another K790 might fix it.
So far, every other review by individuals I have read, including company reviews, like GSMArena, hasn't brought up any kind of issue like this on the K800 and K790.
Maybe you get bad software,my advice you tell to the shop where you buy.
Been using the phone for 4 days. In that period it has hung about 8 to 10 times. It mostly hangs while using the camera. Its a bit slow on response too. Lense cover is fragile, in the sense if you store the phone in your pocket, very likely you will pull it out with the lense open. Poor design of the lense cover is what i put it at. Well if there is a way to get my money back, it would be great. Too much hype for this phone.
Thanks man - i believe anything i read. Point in case? now I believe you, not the old article able quad-band. Anyways, i live in ohio and rarely make it to europe (rarely = never ever). Thanks for the correction. :)
That first post appears to be right on the money.
But, your second part is probably wrong. That article was posted back in May. Now it is August, and since the K800 is already out, and isn't quad-band, I don't see why they would make the K790 quad-band. Plus, everywhere you look, even on SE website, it says this phone is tri-band (three different versions).
Only reason why I am not going for this phone is the joystick. I had one of my colleagues' mobile and it was just got for Singapore and within no time dust has started collecting under the joystick.
I had to post this to give hope to anyone still holding out (like me) for this phone. First off, it seems like the delay is because of sony waiting for this beast to get cleared by the FCC. (http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/08/05/sony-ericsson-k790i-wilma-sees-fcc-approval/)
second, reports of this beast being a tri band seem on the fence - read for yourself. http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/05/22/sony-ericsson-k790-quad-band-not-tri/ -- good news for alot of people.
between 1 to 10 ... i put 9.5, because not only is taking pictures, but also filming is meanly. what a pity its video resolution is just QCIF =176 x 144.
bought the phone yesterday...for around 22000INR...really amazin ..must say one of my best buy for money since a long time..ive always bought just o2's or touchscreen phones..so its a level lower..but simply love it..the camera is just way too good for words..and so is the interface..battery life is excellent too..had no probs till now
i have heard that it has a joystik problem,and it manifests quickly....is this true...i have this phone and i think it has the same joystik as the k750,and a special membrane to protect the joytik from dust,which causes this problem
I've already tested it. I think it is a good phone, but a little bit to hevay for me. The camera make fantastic pictures, and amazing videos. I already tested the K800i too. This version is better than the k790i with the 3G and the RSS inside the web browser.
hi, i have been using SE k510i n k750i n satisfied with both black beauty at some extend. i have a plan 2 also buy k790i but wait 4 prices down usd300 to 350 n if any problem 2 solve in new firmwear verison. bye
All I can say about the K790a is while it no longer says coming soon on the SE USA website, there isn't a single site on the web that is selling (not even Ebay). My guess would be that they are still shipping it out, and MAYBE stores aren't allowed to sell it until a certain date.
Maybe it will be available by the end of the month.
I doubt the K790a will be out anytime soon. Hopefully by the end of the month.