SE fan i am, but decided to wait for sucessor of k850i. Perhaps will get it if At&t pick it up. Not dropping $550 on it though. Just expected more from this phone's camera. Perhaps new firmware will help, as of now not impressed. Thats not to say it isnt a great phone with a good/great camera. I expected images closer to that of a stand-alone camera. It should dominate the competition, but it doesnt. The camera is the main selling point. I like the design and look. I have handled a friends so I know the construction is solid. UI is good as with all SE's I've had.
It should have been more after waiting so long; internal optical zoom, better sensors, vga recording, better placed light sensors so you dont have to hold it perfectly to take a picture in low-light and explain to ppl how to hold it to take a picture for you.
Samsungs g800's camera is impressive, nice looking phone, but samsungs UI stinks IMO. N95 is too big and overkill for what I need a phone for. Just my 2 cents.
right got mine today from Singapore
Awesome i must say, nice touches such as moving background visuals even if your just on the image broswer, music, calendar etc. Video playback is as fast as the N95's, nice and smooth, nice pictures and the MP3 player is very easy but stylish. The D-pad will take a little getting used to, but the 3 touch sensitive buttons r superb. the motion sensor feature is lovely, although i still don't know how to play the 3d game properly.
1 thing tough, i am not sure how (if) you can use the small camera for taking pictures?
Overall i prefer it from the N95 (which i had over the summer)
and i will be keeping it!
jx@m i do believe nokia fans do get lost in the hype,,,WHY ,,because i was one!! ive gone for samsung g600 as my fone from n95 but only because of the better vid recording and lovely screen..Once s/e up their vid recording resolution what would you have???
excellant music player
excellant vid record
decent web browser,
Only time will tell but sony have been into camcorders for ages and sony were renowned years ago for shrinking consumer electronics so the only logical reason is soon they will introduce a handycam fone..But will they then miss out cybershot or decent walkman player on the handycan fone as the natural progression of the mobile generally does or they could go full power and slam the lot into the ultimate device,,they wont i know,,but soon these 5mp cams will be commonplace and wi-fi and sat nav and tv will be just ordinary mobile functions,,so whats next ,,well their are now laser projectors to fit in the mobile to screen a 32 inch vid on any wall,,fold out screens and other stuff so come on s/e give us a video mobile in 2008 before these features are just normal functions of a mobile
looking at this comparison :-
the P1 blows it away - the only thing that would put me of is the lack of Quad band in the P1 - but if you're not planning on visiting the more rural areas of the USA then you'd be fine.
Hi - glad the review helped :-)
Unfortunately I've never touched a P1 so I can't really compare the two, all I can re-iterate is the K850i was filthy with smudges and finger marks within 1 min of normal use. Most phones nowadays attract marks of this type but as the back is made of the same cheap plastic as the front it makes the phone look awful it really does. I'm looking at my K800 now and the difference is startling.
DonLobardo, just a question are you really sure that Sony Ericsson K850 is only 23,500?
Because I'm really dying to have a K850 unit & i have been roaming around Greenhills & SM Megamall & North Edsa cyberzone's & they dont have that unit yet.. Anyone here who have idea where to buy and how much K850 is?
Thanks for the review, I'm still debating between K850 and P1. After you've play with the K850, would you say P1 might be a better choice in terms of features, no talking about camera, or quality? I was worry about the housing might cause finger print all over it. Thanks again!
No offends, but if N95 is a masterpiece, Nokia themself would not release N95 8gb, identical product with only minor improve features. Now tell me, their design team went on vacation? Do they even care how customer react to the same design prior to last year? Have you ever seen a Sony Ericsson identical to any previous model? So is N95 really a masterpiece or N95 8gb is? I bet when N82 is out and everyone will be praising that phone as "Masterpiece". Loyal Nokia fans are getting play left and right and still too blind to see.
To open the lens..you have to press the on/off button on the side.... duh!!
absolutely awsome phone unmatched
for the dude that asked if any body else was having problems with the lens it locks shut when you press on the back i have found a sharp but gental tab on the side releases the lens shutter
Duh duh duh. K850 is the mobile imaging king today. Great job from SE for the build quality. This is the closest thing you can get from a digicam experience. The user interface is just great esp the media.
does anyone have the HGE-100 and if so how does that work with wireless service providers and such
Guys i see the K850i has come under scrutiny and its finally getting some criticism!!! let em know what other problems you all encounter with it cuz i was thinking about buying this phone but i saw someone make mention to the N82 and dude that phone seems better and nokia phones are of quality unlike the plastic feel this phone has to it as someone also mentioned!
Why i'm writing about the new Nokia N82, because i bought this crap K850, i sold it on eBay 4 days after i try it! I was full of bugs, the video recording was really bad and the lens cover had problem opening!!!
I was i SE fan but not ANYMORE!!!
..yea,den wht bout da prob wit da flash..y duz all da fotos turn out 2 b dark if da foto is taken wit da flash..i mean heck,its a cybershot but it fails miserably wen it coms in comparison 2 da N95,atleast fo now..da SE K800i & K810i takes far mo bettr fotos than both da SE K850i & Nokia N95,atleast thts wht i think at da moment..disappointd at da quality ov da SE K850i cybershot..