problem with touch key can easily be repaired just by updating or restoring it's firmware using SEUS. Been using this phone as a spare phone and dropped it several times and still works well. it's bricknesn form has a good points for making the unit sturdy and strong hahaha. anyways, price is cheap nowadays.
about modding the phone, well it's nice that we could tweak and change this brick phone but i strongly agree that the update that comes from SEUS is much better.
Again, if you want a simple phone try this one and if you like it, buy it.
and oh yeah, it's battery life is awesome. truly an iPod and a DigiCam in one. Cyber-Walkman
Only problems ive had with my K850 is the 3 BRODs its given me and the times when it used to just turn itself off, after flashing it myself its been just fine, ive begun remodding it,just wish we could apply patches to it.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Please google it, get out of ur house n ask ur local dealers or clik the 'check price' section on ur LHS. Plz think b4 u post anythng.
Kevin, 04 Apr 2009hi i had bought sony ericsson k850 then 6 months later i had faced display problem & contacted... moreI agree man. My touch buttons stopped responding. I had used my fone roughly n dropped it many tyms. They said it will take min 8 days. I received my fone aftr 1 mnth and 15 days!!!!
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2009i got this one for more than a year now....the problem is, i cant no longer used it now bec th... moreU must ave bought a faulty phone in the first place. Take it back if u ave a warranty. K850i is a nice phone.
i got this one for more than a year now....the problem is, i cant no longer used it now bec the fone has already shut down..dunno what's the cause coz i havent brought it to service center yet.
after a year, the keypads of 4,5,6 got a problem then after a week...it was no longer usable...cant turn it on.
hi i had bought sony ericsson k850 then 6 months later i had faced display problem & contacted sony ericsson service center they reply to wait for 3weeks as they wont have stock and took warranty of My phone but as on today almost 3 months completed still they are saying to wait as they don't know when the stock comes "ITS AN POOR SERVICE FROM SOMY ERICSSON"
Akon, 03 Apr 2009so how much dose it costs in sapin or in euro? and will k850 be a better choise than going fo... moreSimple. If u dun want wi-fi, gps, 3.5mm jack n an igly fone, buy k850i. If u want all of da above features, buy da n82.
Lake, 03 Apr 2009ok Jas11 so how bot the touch screen thing ..will it be a trouble coz i kindof will be usin it... morewell it hasn't been a problem for me so far. and they are just soft touch keys (below the screen itself). it kinda slows down during charging but otherwise it's ok.
Mehedi, 03 Apr 2009how do u upgrade the frimware?dose it costs money?try going to your settings menu on your cp and go to update firmware then go to check version updates, if there is you might be charged by your service provider for the OTA update. you can also go to SEUS on the SE website and download the firmware there using data cable. or maybe go to your SE centre and have it updated there (that's what i did) and this will cost money (but depending on the service center it might come for free specially if you have a warranty and you encounter BROD).
so how much dose it costs in sapin or in euro?
and will k850 be a better choise than going for n82?
yep yep you're also right. a 3.5 jack would make this a bomb hahaha. anyways, a walkman adapter would do a trick.
about the headset issue. the headset that comes in the package works well, i've been using it for the past half year and it work good but if you're a freaking music clear/megabass lover, try using a walkman adapter and put an ipod earphones or a bose headphones. this will surely and definitely do the trick.
3Pac, 03 Apr 2009For the past 9 years i've used alot of phones, from the extinct 5110 to recently release phone... moreU r ryt.Dis fone does need to have the cyber-walkman tag. It is indeed a gr8 fone. Regarding wi-fi, u r spot on. Ppl like me dun like surfin da internet on a fone. N wi-fi isn't evrywher n it aint free evrywher. Jus dat dis beauty lacks a 3.5mm jack....
Mehedi, 03 Apr 2009how do u upgrade the frimware?dose it costs money?Upgrading of ur firmware is free. Go 2 SE website, clik support n dnld the SEUS (SE update service sw). Follow the instructions n voila! Ur fone will hav da l8st fw for free. Jus dun 4get 2 backup ur contacts n txts.
Regarding earfones, unfortunately the default ones are not good enuf. I purchased HPM-82. n trust me, u dun need a walkman fone at all.