I love this cell phone. I'm definetly getting it.
PS; This is the only place where I can ask this question.
Can anybosy help me with my iPod ? I really need help. please.
To answer both questions:
There is a lens cover which is under the backglass so in a sense there are two covers.
As far as the best color, I chose Velvet Blue since the backlighting is a whitish blue color as well as the light-up camera icons. Speaking of those I wish the entire phone had the deep blue as backlighting. As for the stripe on each side of the phone, the pictures are deceiving as I thought it lit up. It infact does not light up and is far less noticeable than in the pictures.
one question: does this phone have a lens cover. how well is it protected??????
realy neat camera, good features, got the photo fix option in the camera, and another feature called best pic, really cool phone for people who like taking pics from their phone.. you'll will love it.
If you are looking for an honest opinion and from someone who has owned SE phones and is objective please skip the bashing below and look toward the other long review from me.
Thank you! That's a real good review! Will buy if lower than 380USD...
I don't know how to begin...
I have been drooling over this phone since it's announcement and finally received it yesterday. I'm not sure if the hype and/or waiting had built up my enthusiasm but it didn't measure up once I started playing with it.
Somewhat fun but also frustrating orientating myself with it. I was about to freak out thinking there wasn't a file manager but I finally found it. The alternative which is the media icon is somewhat useless as it doesn't arrange files in an appropriate way for me.
I found something in the media/photo section called XPic Story which although gimmicky is actually pretty neat. It gives you a creative slideshow presentation with pre-arranged music which you can select a theme from. Maybe this is on other SE phones but I have been using the W800i for the last couple years.
Getting used to the three touch spots and the dedicated call and end buttons took awhile but are a nice edition. I still haven't perfected the touch spots though. They get activated by accident once in awhile and sometimes when the OS hangs you end up touching them again thinking it didn't work which results in multiple pushes.
Ear speaker is plenty loud as is the main speaker. Screen is perfect size and the lack of 16M colors does not bother me at all. A new feature to me (someone tell me if this has been offered on other SE phones) is the video option when someone calls. Instead of just a picture you can have a video play.
Believe me I am a die-hard SE fan but this phone is not worth $600!! I'm not a big Apple fan but for what the IPhone can do compared to the K850i, a price of $600 can be justified. Yes this has a 5MP camera but still...
Something else I can agree with other posts from people is that the phone doesn't feel as solid as I would have hoped. My W800i was exactly opposite - very very solid! Also as mentioned here it is a fingerprint magnet!! And a problem that poses is on the backside where the lens is. It's nice that the lens is secured behind the glass but not when fingerprints are abundant. Something else I was surprised about is the sometimes sluggish performance of the OS.
This post might sound like a complete bashing however I don't mean it to be. Most of my dismay is coming from my own hype I created, but mainly the price of $600 is what kills me. In all honesty I still haven't decided if I will keep it or not. If not I will go back to my W800i which has been dropped about 100 times and still works flawlessly. I'm not sure how durable the K850i will be with dropping but I am not willing to find out.
For everyone out there waiting for theirs please don't use my post as the only opinion. Try it for yourself and I am interested in all other opinions out there.
Oh, one last thing - a few people were interested before I ordered this as to which one I would actually receive since it was from Hong Kong. I did infact receive the K850i, not the 858, but in the service menu it says GSM 850 not HSDPA. Any thoughts on that??
All in all it's a nice phone, but $600 is a little steep!
Hmm, I have had the K850i for 15 minutes and have to say so far I'm not impressed. I love SE's and wouldn't have anything else but this 1 is quite heavy and the buttons are too small and too far apart. I will persevere but so far, it's not impressing me
256k screen to look at your pics,that was a dumb idea all most phones now have 16 million k screen my old phone 3 years old has this screen bright idea lol tight
Hi.....i checked out da pictures nd da specifiations of dis phone, looks hot! I actually want 2 buy it. But cud sum1 tell me how much is it selling 4 at da moment? Thanx
i don't know what nokia ganbiys are talking about but GSM Arena self has presented a nice review and it has got 8.6 points.
I like sony ericsson, in fact I have k800i and w880i. I've waited long for this k850i (as proof, I even requested SE to email me once the fone is out). But something that frustrated me, when I was trying the display fone, I looked for the date stamp on the camera setting but awe...! It wasn't there. I did not buy the fone, because date stamp for me is very important. Does this fone really doesn't have this option or feature? Can anyone (those who have the handset already) share or tell me please...Thanks guys.
I suddenly remembered what happened to me when I bought a digital camera... I had this T9 and when i decided to get new one, I saw this new model (last year that is) T50. Instantly I bought it and when I was home playing with it, I discovered there was no date stamp, I just sighed and said wtf.
Is this 'the' or 'a' trend with Sony or SonyEricsson? When upgrading or releasing new model or higher version they tend to remove this feature - the date stamp on the camera setting?