well, I will not go and tell you that the Sony P1i is a perfect phone like some others here. What I will tell you though is that it is an ok phone. All those comments you hear about the keypad being a mind boggling experience, is just stupid. The keypad is just as easy to use as any other qwerty keypad on mobile phones. It is so simple, you see more than one icon on the buttons, which simply tells that all these buttons does more than one functions. For me, this keypad is very easy to use, even my 7 year old uses this keypad wonderfully (not as quick as me though, lol). So that should tell you something. Like someone else said before, the task manager should have at least had a bigger, more accessible icon or a dedicated button. The wifi could have been a bit better, though it is not much slower than that of the N95-8gb since I've compared them. This phone takes very good photos, afterall it is a 3 mp shooter and among the best out there. I have totally no problems with my phone being slow, there are a few hangs every now and then especially when downloading huge files via wifi (when the battery gets warm). Other than that, there are not much more to complain about. The touch interface you should remember is over three years old now and should not be compared to these new ones. Like all other phones, you CAN'T keep your phone in your pockets with your keys, coins or any other metals for that matter!! What is the matter with you? The screen WILL gets scratched if you do so, and if the screen dosen't get scratched, the phone's case will be scratched. If you are looking for a phone to watch flash web contents, this is not the phone to use, get one of the new ones. If you are not looking to fork out a lot of money and want a regular phone that can play mp4 vids, takes really good 3mp photos, reads and edits office documents, and can do lots more. then you could have the P1i. If you want more than that and not wanting to spend a lot just the same, also feeling comfortable with a small alpha numeric keypad, get the Nokia N82, really good phone. I am selling mine now too if anyone is interested. I now have too much phones;)
It is friendly to use, a lot of options and I am very much happy to be an user of it. But it has limited games to have fun.
Its awesome, its got good features, its programmable but the problem is the keyboard bit hard to use.
omorodion emmanuel, 13 Nov 2009hello p1i users im currently using k850 and n95 nd im thinking of buying p1. cos i have so muc... moreU can go ahead and get the p1.its a masterpiece til date.jst make sure u dnt get the china branded one's abeg o.u can call my number for more info.07037346588 if u r in naija.
what do you think.please help....do i need to change my p1i to nokia 5630?
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2009very nice phone.i have changed this phone 6 months back but going to purchase this phone again.can you please tell me where can i buy a brand new one?? thanks
Besides its lazy reaction, connecting the phone to PC, either by BT or cable is a challenging issue in this model like other models of SE.
I didn't use other brands yet and I really can not make a comparison with other brands.
but I've heard alot about complaining of difficulties in connecting to PC by people.
The King, 18 Nov 2009It is really sad to hear that you feel this way about the P1i. I am a SE p1i user, I would lik... moreyes, I know alittle (!) about that memory stuff. what I am saying is its standard applications like messaging, camera, phonebook etc, which are awfully slow.
You have to wait few seconds for all of these applications and it's disgusting!
All those shortcuts is for compensating phone's slow reaction does not change anything.
Try to search a name in your phone book, read or answer a message, take a picture in this phone and compare it with other models, even with SE itself and you'll figure out what I'm saying.
As I said before "I am a SE fan", but I really hate to be fanatic in judgement
Good phone..!too bad processor and battery life are even lower than nokia E61..overall i love this phone so much..!!
My mistake: u can change shortcut button , and assign for task manager...
Im curently using P1i almost half a year, this is a great phone,
even when i try to change other cellphone, i still cant find such a great phone like this
1. I like the keyboard, unique, and smart
2. I like menu interface, shortcut, and costumable
3. Great file explorer, and even u can open ZIP and RAR file using free third party application.
4. Great browser, if u upgrade your opera mobile
5. You can have more than single email account, great msging..
1. small task manager icon (i think we need dedicated button)
2. Below average camera quality, (its smart phone what u expected ?)
3. Average music media player, but still it has MegaBass
4. Only support 3G, no EDGE no HSDPA, (but u have wifi)
We cant have it all in single cellphone.. U need netbookphone lolz
Im not regret , im loving it
P1i ... Very awesome.
All useful software & games is available
But still, I need irRemote Controller (TV)
very nice phone.i have changed this phone 6 months back but going to purchase this phone again.
hey guys.. there are a lot of new phones around... but im still satisfied with my p1i.....
1.) revamped interface such as the gdesk (i actually designed mine with the IPHONE like slide home screen.. yes... you can actually slide the screen to move to the next screen.. well... the menus only... plus the iphone lock
2.) hacked walkman 3.0 is a great deal (seen in w960).... swear... the pre installed player is a boo...
3.) lots of applications like dictionary, games... etc
4.) download the OPERA MOBILE.... you can actually use your finger to scroll.. (seen on most touchscreenphone nowadays)
5.) download opera widgets.... for fun..
if im going to replace my p1 im considering
1. samsung JET (revamped software cool)
2. SE X2
3. SE Aino
4. HTC Hero
5. samsung omnia II
Hermit, 17 Nov 2009Does this phone have code lock like Nokia? Code lock is different from "Keypad lock" , you nee... moreyes i think it has lock code coz im using p990i and you just have to go to tools, control panel, security, locks, and you have to click the box beside inactivity lock and you will be ask for your password. i hope that would help you. and also, you can download advanced file lock wherein you can lock a specific application or content that you don't want to access by anyone, for example you can lock the messaging or picture gallery etc. once you click the application that you locked using advanced file lock you will be ask for a password. you can download it for 30 day - free trial or you can purchase it online. :)
Kamran, 16 Nov 2009As a classic fan of SE, using this brand for 4 yrs, I should say P1 is a disaster! Its awfull... moreIt is really sad to hear that you feel this way about the P1i. I am a SE p1i user, I would like to tell you that I see differently to what you ve been going on about. Firstly this Phone has 208mhz processor it will be slow if you overload the internal memory, store all your applications and data on your external memory (m2 card) and your phone will run like the wind. Secondly you are complaining about it taking too long getting to the applications you use, tell me what those home screen Icons there for? They are customisable for you to switch any Icon u dont use for the one u use frequently allowing you quick access to your applications... I believe it is better to ask before judging. SE P1i is the king...
Does this phone have code lock like Nokia? Code lock is different from "Keypad lock" , you need to enter the right number coding before you can access the main features of the phone.. It is an added security feature from Nokia. So does this phone have "code lock?"
hi guys...i just downloaded a new application to my laptop and transferred it to my p1i phone but it will not run...pls help me out...thanks...
As a classic fan of SE, using this brand for 4 yrs, I should say P1 is a disaster!
Its awfully SLOW.
All the credits that SE gained buy its easy and qiuck menus is lost in this model.
It's amazing how SE was able to ruin pleasant taste of a phone like K750 this bad!
In K750 you could reach to all corners of the phone by 2 or 3 clicks, all incoming BT messages was automatically saved in proper folder ...
I really couldn't figure out why SE designers have decided to use Nokia's stupid way of organizing BT messages and phone menues !!
On the other hand, I sholud say it is very good looking and it's keyboard design is nice.