i will just say WOW! i have k800 but for sure i will buy The K850i Its wonderful as sony alwas nice and wonderful phone
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The only problem with the k850i is a lot of people take bad night shots with it because they don't realise that black circle by the flash is a light sensor and if you have a finger near it casting a shadow the light doesn't adjust properly and so the picture comes out as poor quality.
attention! anyone knows when SE is gonna release the next firmware??
p.s : wth??! i cant believe you guys still fighting over this phone. enough already!
do we care if Nokia is Number 1 ? NO
you dont buy a phone because it sells well
you buy a phone depending on TASTE !!
us SE fans are Happy with our phones!
Went to the Sony Ericsson shop in KLCC juz b4 raya and asked the sales guy when the K850 would be out, he said 15th October. What a load of bull, he also said the new BST-40 battery for P1 is not compatible with P990. What the hell is wrong with our salesmen these days, they're so uninformed and lousy at doing their job
The fone is 1 of the best you can get on market. I'm currently using a K800 version but I will definitely upgrade to k850 mid next year. I'm realy interested it that fast 3g connection. I'll just say its a fone to die for.
At&t picking it up in march 08'. Thats alot of unit sales. America's gonna be loving it. That must just eat away at this "vp".
GSMArena Review :-
The Sony Ericsson K850 has a thrilling 5 megapixel autofocus camera with a powerful xenon flash and automatic lens cover. Upgrades are serious in both interface and ergonomics. As to the interface, Sony Ericsson K850 is the first Sony Ericsson cameraphone to offer Cyber-shot SE v2.0, inspired by Sony's T series digital cameras. The major amendments are the pop-up sub-menus enhanced with icons, or even embedded color photos, for even more intuitive performance, and the Multi Menu packing all the available settings. Autofocus mode automatically changes to macro, when a close object is chosen to shoot at and that's another handy option.As most of the options are well known since K810, let's highlight the novelties only - the ISO sensitivity setting and the settings multi menu. The ISO setting is offered for the first time in a Cyber-shot handset. It allows the user to choose among four light sensitivity settings: auto, ISO 100, 200 and 400.
The Settings multi menu is the second new feature. It looks pretty much the same as in standard digicam menus. All the camera settings are displayed in two menu columns: the left displays the features and the right shows which setting is in use. Pressing the Down key of the D-pad lists all options of a certain feature. The settings on the menu are: Picture Quality, AF light, BestPic, Review, Stabilizer, Save to, Auto rotate, Shutter sound and Reset counter. Thankfully, taking photos with our K850 with the shutter sound switched off is possible. However, autofocusing is still marked by a confirmation beep, but as you already know, it can be muted by turning on silent mode.
The Sony Ericsson K850 comes with a Photo Fix application, that provides quick remedy for some defects in the pictures. It is integrated into the camera interface, so a picture can be fixed right after it was taken.
Judging the camera quality of a beta unit is a risky business. First off, our Sony Ericsson K850 test unit is actually a pre-release version (expect our detailed review really soon), so changes in the camera algorithm are likely to be made. They all pack top-notch camera performance and there's not an easy way to announce a clear winner.
Sony Ericsson auto mode chooses 1/30 sec and ISO 64, which is a good choice, while the Nokia strangely prefers to shoot at 1/111 sec and ISO 200. No idea why N95 needed the ISO boost.
Nokia has implemented some clever noise suppressing technique, which delivers smooth image. In some cases however, it also results in a loss of detail, look at the second crop - the fine texture of the chair is missing and the sand looks very strange. The noisier image of K850 presents the sand a lot better. The file size of the K850 is twice as big, which is not a surprise, the noise reduction in Nokia N95 loses a lot of fine detail. You can see the same effect in some outdoor photos if you look carefully at the foliage. Overall, we've decided that the Sony Ericsson approach is slightly better, as image noise can be fixed with specialized software, while the lost detail in the N95 photo cannot be recovered.
We've tested the flash performance in almost total darkness. We expected Sony Ericsson K850 to win easily, because of the xenon flash and it did. Because of the weak LED light, N95 had to pump up the ISO up to 800 and even underexpose a bit.
Here, with the help of the strong sunlight, both cameras can really show their best. The details are high for both of the contenders, but in most of the photos we can see a certain advantage of Nokia N95. The colors are not correct again, especially the reds
When going really close, Sony Ericsson K850 has one advantage, demonstrated in this set of photos. The smaller auto focus frame helps you to select which part of the object you want to be in perfect focus, in this case the center of the flower. The large auto focus frame in Nokia 95 fits the whole flower and as a result the top edge of the flower got focused, wrong choice in this case.
the Sony Ericsson K850 has Panorama mode in addition to the ulra fast BestPic – a burst mode that allows you to take several quick snapshots and then choose which ones to keep. The Nokia N95’s has a sequence mode with a user-defined interval which works great for making time-lapse movies for example. It does allow for Burst shooting too, but it’s way slower than the BestPic mode.
the K850 features metering mode settings and focus-assist beam settings. Nokia N95 lacks both (the latter quite naturally as it has no focus assist beam light) but has sharpening and contrast settings. Strangely enough N95 doesn't have a setting for picture quality (JPG compression) either.
Overall, the Sony Ericsson interface outperforms the one of Nokia. The camera istelf starts more quickly and the menus are easier to go through.
Finally, we need to mention the dedicated camera keys of Sony Ericsson K850. It is equipped with a sliding key to switch between camera, video and review modes and a separate on/off camera key. When you turn on the camera, several keys from the alphanumeric keypad light up and allow quick access to some of the features. We shouldn't forget the automatic camera cover, too
The Sony Ericsson handset scores by a good margin when it comes to the speed of autofocusing and the general shot-to-shot time. In most of the scenarios that we used in our tests, the K850 managed to focus more quickly than the Nokia and showed a shorter shot-to-shot time.
When it comes to previewing your pictures both handsets score equal. The Sony Ericsson K850 shows a somewhat more detailed image, while the N95 results look more washed out. The animated slideshows the K850 creates are also better than the ones by Nokia. It has a snappy zooming on the photos that works in large steps, while the N95 zooms slowly in small steps.
Why wont Sony Ericsson make their good phones 16 Million Colours... they would be sick if they did that. 256k just isnt enough.
After saying that... this phone is an incredible handset.
well done Sony
It's indeed a nice handset. The camera works well too. What I am hoping is a model to come with 7 megapixels or 8 megapixels.
* Awkward D-pad
* Reversed soft key funtions, atypical for Sony Ericsson
* No Wi-Fi and infrared
* Fingerprint magnet
I saw this phone being compared to the N95 so I thought I'd check it out. I don't see anything special about this phone at all. It looks very common, and the screen is kind of small. Its design is quite boring. And what's up with those ugly keys? Well maybe it has a cool 5megapixel camera, but so what, it looks plain and boring compared to the N95 8gb. And what's up with those violent SE fans who can't seem to accept the fact that this phone is not as good as the N95? lol. You love this phone so much, then buy it, but don't be bitter that the N95 is the better phone. Gosh, that keypad looks hideous, lol.
I saw this review and showed that k850 actually has dvb-h tv on its media section
pls tell me how to acquire this...
i am very satisfied with my k850i
i know what i need in a mobile phone
i know what i bought
(actually sent from home in the Philippines
Baguio City, much cheaper than here in Toronto)
Love it or Hate it , this phone and this brand Does Exists and is already becoming a best seller ! as SE have not disappointed its customers ,with the legends like t610 , k 750 ,w800/810 . Please check the Xmas issue of T3 uk ! To all SONY people Merry Xmas !!
g600 16million colour screen with built in light sensor to adapt to daylight and night time.
k850 262k last generation screen
g600 led flash last generation
k850 xenon flash new generation
g600 5mp camera new generation
k850 5mp cybershot camera new generation
g600 keypad this generation
k850 keypad rubbish generation, GET THE GIST samsung RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
As of now "auto" setting between k850 and Nokia (whichever you choose), Nokia will more likely produce a more appealing image. Not all the time, but it is more likely. The upcoming firmware may help "auto" settings in k850. However, with even a tiny bit of camera know-how k850 can produce a much better image than any Nokia. Nokia has a much more mature firmware than SE right now. As the images linked below show, the k850 is a better camera with alot more photo options than any nokia.