the camera is great!! u cant compAre K850 with N95 or further N82, thre so much waste facility on both phone, wifi? its useless...
@ Zubair Ahmed
It pixelates the preview when zooming in, but once you actually snap the photo it comes out on the screen much nicer.
@ Zubair Ahmed
And how many sets u know that have optical zoom?? its only being implemented now and next generation sets like samsung g800 or SE P5i maybe will have optical zoom but for now its only the digital zoom.
I've just had to send back my third of these handsets to O2. Each one having the same problem, in which I can't access the messaging, just comes up with 'Operation Failed' I have now gone for the Nokia N81. It's a shame, as I absolutely loved the phone, was slick, and had some very nice features, and it looked good, the screen was amazing. If they can sort out the problems with the software then it'd be an awesome phone.
I went to an exhibition in Karachi and tried the functions of this cell but very sorry to say, despite having 5.0 megapixels it has digital zoom and if U zoom in, the pixels will blast and after 3x U cannot see anything... So I think its a failure ike 790i...
This is a good phone, got a lots of features, although I can't say that wether loads of features slow down this phone like previous nokia phones..but why do U people think K850 is bad??Here are some things you need to learn.
1. Not everyone in this world need GPS..in many countries its useless.
2. Yes nokia has better video quality but are you a file director or what??why do u need VGA video anyway??I think qvga is enough..I am not shooting no movie.
3. As for the picture its a known fact that SE cams show you what actually is there unlike nokia which automatically apply effects like saturation and contrast so pictures look pleasent BUT accuracy counts folks...SE cams are best because they are accurate,now for a novice users nokia way is better as everything is "ready made" but for a more experience user this approach has no appeal, I for one like to experiment with the pictures, edit them my way not automatically "polished" pictures like nokia cams. You can read the comparison of K800 & N73 to confirm this fact.
Thats why for novice users K850 is not good as you actually have to know what you are doing rather then just point and shoot stuff that nokia offers..and IF you know what are you doing then SE cams are unbeatable. I have w810i and I can guarantee you that I have not seen any nokia with a 2mp cam that can match my cam. K800 beat N73 with a great margin, as for the recent comparison of K850 and N95..the thing nokia fans tend to ignore is that at that time K850 was not a final product...if K800 can stand on its grounds firmly in front of N95 then don't you think its a bit stupid to say that K850 camera sucks???The truth is that K850 has a great camera..but nokia users perhaps don't know how to shoot pictures and want thier cell phone to help them in it and show them an "artificial" image greatly enhanced automatically by built-in effects. So if you are novice user..better stick with nokia.
4. I have used nokia and I am using SE..and I can tell you that nokia is for people who just want everything presented "ready made" on the other hand SE is for those who like to experiment and explore thier mobile. I have W810i and I have modded it so it lacks nothing(except smaller screen size) I have password protected my mobile, am using tons of flash themes and custom icons and believe me no nokia looks that good when I am using the "special" themes and icons, I have modified my audio drivers and have made this set VERY loud to such an extenet that no nokia can compete it in loudness and quality(on headphones), have modded my cam drivers and its superb with every option that a nokia n73 has and there is even a way to convert the format of saved videos to mp4 but I don't need it so have not tried it and all of it has been done WITHOUT symbian os...so who needs that boring os which only causes the mobile to slow down and hang a lot???
I can use internet, send and recieve emails, use mms, watch videos, enjoy high quality music(thats the most important thing) and can rely on the long lasting battery life which is only a dream for the nokia users, what more do you want on a mobile???Unless you need a slow like hell mobile that most of nokias are..not everyone needs symbian os..its not a very stable os.
5. As for the 16m colors, I have said it again and again that 16 million or 256k, on a mobile screen it DOES NOT much difference, the only difference it makes is that the battery dies too early..no proof needed..right?? 256k is more than enough for a mobiel screen and no human eye can differentiate between these colors on mobile screen. I have even seen some SE sets that look much better than nokia screens.
In the end...I would again say that N82 looks promising and got lots of features BUT not everyone in this world need all those features in thier mobiles because the truth is that a mobile CANNOT handle all these features,N95 is an example which has suffered a lot on the performance side because of these tons of features. I need a fast and stable set, jst like my W810i which I have been using for one and a half year and it has never gave me ANY problem even for once.
I have said all this to show you that not everyone is satisfied with the nokia way, even with all those features, everyone has thier own preferences...so stop dissing K850i as it is a great set with everything a mobile SHOULD have just not the fancy extra features like N82..and I belive I can live with that very very happily :-)
not a fan of its overall look.
its too bulky and the green doesnt give the up-market look that i desire
great, k880 have A-GPS and 5.1 megapixel. and i see the button is restore..
I have both N95 8GB and K850. Both are good with their own pros and cons. It all depends on your preference. Thats the reason i have both phones, so i have the best of both worlds.
basically this phone is a definitely-worth-buying phone. Thumbs up! its really smart in some functions and the camera is superb. from a nokia user to a samsung user and now to sony ericsson, I would say this phone is the best among all that i have used except for its thick body. other then that, the functions is excellent! I will definitely recommend my friends to buy this phone.
I would like to ask wats the major difference between 256K with 16 million colours? I mean if its such a big difference(if u compare it mathemathically) y din Sony Ericsson try to solve it? And K850i supports 4gb of both microSD and M2?? and will it hang easily if i use such a massive memory card?? Good semaritans...plz help...thx
Wtf!!! SE K880 coming!!!! WITH optical zoom..
So many phone come, i so upset buy K850i >.<
razec has introduced two new concepts of Sony Ericsson phones. The first one, the K880i is an heir of the K850i. Packed in the candy bar shell it can work in GSM/EDGE 3G (HSDPA) networks. As for the specs the author mentions a 5.1-megapixel 1/2.5 CCD-camera with auto focus, xenon flash and 3x optical zoom and a frontal SVGA-camera. It supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with A2DP profile, A-GPS-functionality, a dual storage card slot, a Walkman 3.0 player, ВЫЗ-chip and Nvidia GoForce 5500.
N82'S talk-time is worse than n95, forget about if u use apps. Ssllooooww symbian OS. Also, its another nokia giant.'Rook out! Its godzilraa!' No, its just another nokia. k850 roxors! esato.com 4 serious phone talk/reviews/users.
I had this phone for more than a month and looked what i found today while cleaning my phone.
Dust under the glass infront of the lens!
I wonder if it would affect the picture quality...
i started with a nokia .... had it for quite a while .... at some point i said what the hell let's see what this baby can do (it was a w800i which i still have) .... now after allmost 2 years i am at my second SE phone and i just love it .... it's simply the best ... anything a nokia can do sony ericsson can do better, faster and easyer .... so i only say this: no matter what phone u first had, no matter what phone u have now if u buy a sony ericsson u will need no other brand ... i think their motto should be "try it and then see why millions of users around the world love sony ericsson"
My 2nd K850 has just gone back as after approx 2 weeks
the thing says 'Operation failed' when i try to access my inbox
and sent messages then nobody can send me a message.
Shame as I have been waiting months for this phone to come
I don't care about TV-Out, just burn a disc of what your recorded, or go buy the TV-Out wire from Sony Ericsson. The Secondary camera though has a much better quality, either because of the 2ndry camera or because of the quality of the transmission from the K850. Either way, when viewing video calling on the K850, the other party looks very clear, whilist on the other phone, only the K850's transmissioned video looks the best. Used with an N95, the K850's video calling quality in receiving and transmitting seems to be the best of the two.
@ loser who won't accept that SE is beating Nokia (vpdN)-
Can you give us a comparison based on YOUR average useages between both phones? In terms of quality within speed, software, hardware and useability.
As I said above, yes, this phone does have MegaBass. It is very much comparable to the quality of MegaBass that the W series has.
Your fcking N73 has a battery talk time life of 9.5hrs on paper. My K850 has done me for nearly two days, listening to music most of the time, making a few video calls, texting for about an hour, making some 15minute phone calls, and surfing the internet on facebook.
Looks like you just proved that the N82 is just an average phone. You should get an A+ on this or something, lawl.
You DO know why there are dark pictures with the K850 right, kiddo? BECAUSE YOUR FCKING HANDS ARE IN THE FCKING WAY OF THE FCKING SENSOR. Don't be stupid, and use responsibly.
Also, you never really done in the K850 did you? All you can go upon are facts, and you're still going on about facts with the N82 as well. You've boasted about the N95, which I've never heard you say you got yet either.
Hey, fcker. I think it's the other way around, damaged brain is better then no brain. So I think you just made fun of yourself. That was funny, thanks for making my minute, lol
NHeV (Jan Klaas)-
It's a Sony (Ericsson) lens, which comes up to par with the CarlZeiss lens without having to be a CarlZeiss lens. IF Sony Ericsson uses the CarlZeiss lens, the market for camera phones will only contain Sony Ericsson.
In terms of flash, don't use it unless positively, absolutely necessary. In photography, you want the best pictures. Flash gives you the usually unwanted presence of human interference. Judge by yourself, but don't use flash all the time. Even in low light situations, the K850 manages to bring out the best of pictures.
He's not using it properly. Tell him to not put his hands infront of the; flash, sensor, or the camera. Also, try not to put your hands on the back of the phone either.
The K800/K810 cameras were either raised to avoid this, or were isolated by the sides of the sliding mech for the cover, and sheltered it from the interference of fingers or hands. The sensor was also a bit inside the phone, unlike how the sensor on this phone is right on the outside.
Oh wow, 16M Colors.
Oh wow, built in GPS.
Oh wow, slower WiFi to replace that Tri-Band HSDPA connection you have on the 3.5G K850
Oh wow, "Fast" symbian (By the way, in Nokia land, fast means slow)
K850 has the memory card slot to go up to 32Gbs on BOTH M2 and MicroSD, but do not recommend it as it will slow down the phone. The N82 with symbian I suppose "can" handle the 32GB card without freezing ATLEAST once?
Also, the 3.5mm audio jack only makes the phone bigger with it being unnecessary, and you HAVE to unplug it if you want to talk on the phone.
Also the K850 has a secondary video calling camera, which seems to be the one with the best quality out there so far. And the K850 can view .rtf and .doc files. Just did a presentation last week, and read off of my phone. I've got to say, the bluetooth remote control ever since the W810 still amazes me. Oh, and I believe that's something that Nokia doesn't have. SonyEricsson phones can control printers, laptops, projectors and slideshows/presentations/performances once connected through bluetooth.