To people moaning on about the phonebook;
USE YOUR SIMCARD
Not always is WiFi free, atleast not here in Canada. I wonder if that's why the K850 if cheaper here...
Also, there is a GPS enabler headset. If you'll take the time to look it up, it's the HGE 100. If not, then just wait for it to show up somewhere. I don't think it's released yet, but expect it before the end of this year.
About the battery, yes it is small, but it is just a bit more powerful then the first N95 release. With a less brighter screen, it can utilize the battery for other uses, rather then have it take up 25% of it's life, the 256k screen takes up from approx. 8-12%.
Good for you, you've found the Canadian price.
But I don't buy online, I buy in person. There's no homepage for the stores I go to, except www.communicationstore.ca, but their prices are always wack. If they say it's 500 for the u600, it's actually 380. (They never change the prices after it's released, and their prices are just an estimate before it actually comes out. They post items on their thing [When they do update their website] a week before it comes out.)
But if you still want to argue with me and tell everyone that the CAD pricing is 620, ok then.
But I'll just let everyone know in Toronto it's cheaper at a price of 550 (at the store's discretion). So to go to Eaton Centre, and go to the cellphone booth near the SonyStore. Or in PMall, find the JCY Boutique, and there'll be nearly a dozen cellphone stores, so their prices will be competitive.
Ive had this phone for a few days and this is my review for now:
Phone actually looks better than in pics.Design is just brilliant and the luminous green is really a attention-grabber.It is undeniably somewhat a fingerprint magnet but its not really that obvious.The UI is fantastic too but sadly my phone has hanged or restarted abt 7-10 times since i got it.But this should be taken care of once the update arrives mid-november.
More importantly the camera takes brilliant pics save for the problem of the flash discharging too early occasionally.Should be taken care of once the update arrives as well
Most of the other bugs stated by other users are present in mine too but all of this can be fixed by the software update
Only real problem i have to overcome now is the keypad.Sumhow i find it really hard to get used to.Maybe its becoz my previous phone had a really easy-to-use keypad.But hopefully i can get over this.
Otherwise the phone is brilliant and here in singapore it comes with a free bluetooth headset (Total at 850 SGD or 550++ USD).Video quality is better than i had expected it had my frens open-mouthed when i took and showed them a video.My suggestion would be to get the black one(luminous green) it looks nicer in real than in the pics.
Overall Rating (Realistically) : 8.8/10
Hopefully that would increase once the firmware upgrade arrives.
Feel free to email me for any queries...
I have the N95 and K850 as mentioned..i have spent a day with each phone..honestly i find the N95 still better. K850 doesnt look as good and glossy like the pictures. If youve seen it in ur hands or from a friend, you will see that the green ring is really cheap looking..It feels plasticish..The touchscreen is well annoying..the responsiveness is really good when you dont want to press it, but when you do try takes a few hits before it confirms your choice..In addition the brightness is really bad, colors are dull..N95 still beats this phone..no in design but quality and what you get..
HI all, just noticed that some people seem to be saying the camera is not great in some lighting conditions, i got this phone yesterday, and i found that in lighter conditions, you should turn the flash off, i think it dims the general lighting exposure so you dont get a glare on your picture, when i took some pictures in medium light with flash off the pics looked great, and as for dark conditions, the flash makes the pictures look great,this is me going from a p990i with the 2mp camera to this so i am very impressed with the overall picture quality.if your in lower l;ight, but not dark enough for flash, use the exposure button to lighten the overall image before the picture, plus photofix will help aswell.
Hope that was somewhat helpful
Please buddies, STOP arguing and help me with the flash settings. Pleeeease ? ? ? I just read on the ESATO forum about some sort of flash sync problem this phone has. They give no remedy thou and talk about a future firm ware upgrade to fix it. Aren't there any settings I can try?
Does anyone from the Philippines already have this phone? My only concern is its price and what's the mem card included?
Still with limited phonebook... (1000 entries) Sony Ericsson grow up! Nokia's 6600 has practically unlimited phonebook when was Nokia 6600 release 2003? What's the use of a large memory phone with limited phonebook? MP3 player? Well, better buy an an Ipod or Iphone. I just had my K810 & I am very very disappointed with the phonebook. I still loved my Nokia 6600.
for me, this phone is a problem...im not buy....nothing...
Mubarak, I'm sorry if I have offended you. However, I did clarify that Nokia and its N95 is not perfect. I'm not trying to defend any brands. I'm just trying to tel lthe SE fanboys that the K850i is not as good as they think it is. They have to face reality!
anyone tried putting two memory sticks in? what the max storage anyone's got?
also, how is the sound quality?
This forum is for exchanging openions and true experience, so that the readers will be benefitted out of it. They can solve their existing problems or decide whether to buy this phone or not. It is apetty to read that some are defending N95 or other brands, and others are devaluing. This forum is for K850 so write the good things and the bad things about this phone, and avoid throwing bad words. Everyone suppoed to be respectable.
the GPS reciever is already in the headset. once you connect the headset to the phone, it will work. If you haven't heard about this GPS enabler, you can visit sonyericsson site and update your knowledge.
I used smartphones since nokia 3650 launched and worked with applications and all type of files and file managers and played inside phones, so naturally I have the experience and do not need a certification from any one.
Lots of people who comment on the phone on here has never even help the handset or used it.
N95 is too big as i've got one and the battery is crap as i've got to charge the bloody thing everyday.
K85o batterylife is very good and it's not a bad h.set neither and it's very cheap, who ever said the h/set is too expensive must be on the dole or haven't got a proper job
i dont have the phone but paddy think i do ??????
its look cool and green!!
but when t-mobile get the phone i will get it on and upgrade
Is ther any possiblity of locking the pics or the folders with a password in the Sony ericsson, or is this function possible in the Nokia handset.....can any one advice me regarding this.........?
Can anyone tell me, when the Velvet Blue version willbe releasing in Bahrain......as we have only Luminous Green available at the movement, i am just delaying going for this headset cos of this green color, can anyone provide me the details......is this velvet blue available anyother part of the world.....?
Oh, and the K850i is NOT going to compete with the N95. The K850i is a camera phone and the N95 is a smartphone, two different animals. I believe that the K850i is going to compete with the Samsung G800 and the LG Viewty.
I love SE, your name says it all. You will always be defending Sony Ericsson. No manufacturer in the world is perfect, same goes for Nokia.
I have to admit, I do feel ashamed to own a Nokia sometimes, since people keep dissing the brand and the phones they make are not as good as, lets say, Sharp and Toshiba. Sharp has produced the V903SH two years ago, and the photos taken from it beats any Sony Ericsson or Nokia phones produced today!
Mubarak, do not be arrogant. No one called you an expert. You are only a self-proclaimed expert in smartphones!
The whatever GPS Enabler is useless! From what I know, you cannot directly receive GPS. Instead, you have to connect to another phone that has a GPS receiver via bluetooth. It is useless!
EddieAdamsFromTorran, now I understand what you are talking about, the GPS enabler, after Mubarak has mentioned that.
---->>Free Wifi are dangerous as stream of virus and trojans are always floating. Payed wifi is good. but whenit comes to pay then its always beter to pay for GPRS / EDGE /3G internet.
-->> GPS enabler is AVAILABLE for K850i go and check Sony Ericsson.com accessory page.
If you dont know anything about SE then please keep quiet.
Media manager is quite good.