at first i was reluctant to buy this phone due to bad comments but i still bought it last jul 11, 2007.and so far this phone honestly is great,u juz need to learn the programs first and how to use each menus.help menu means a lot of importance. u need to read it first, why coz most of the things that u want to know about your phone are written there.i bought my cell at sta.lucia mall and it's still fine nman.neither hang or crash.battery obviously wont stay charge for 3days or more becoz this cell is mre alikey a pc.so kung ang laptop baterries nga would last 2.5 to 5 hrs max swerte pa at kaya pa ng pda to last longer than that even your running every programs of it.take note playing games, running office etc.always:
end task all programs in ur task manager and learn to read ur help menu!even you press ur back key and close the programs you opened, stil end task it in ur task mnager.this phone is alike a computer.once you open so many programs on the desktop,the system will either hang or restart becoz ur physical memory minimized its capacity.same thing with this celphone.always bear in mind that hi-tech cell programs are the same with pc's.so do the precautions ur using in ur pc. un lang po.
its the worst phone that i bought so far.
battry is so weak and it turn off as soon as hearing sound "'beep""
cpu proccess is very bad and loading pdf and word is slow
I need to ask one thing.
Suppose i have save a contact with the name XYZ, and have added several numbers under this name e.g like office phone number, home, cell phone number.
When i receive the call from this contact, only the name appears on the screen XYZ, and the number do not appear, so i cannot have any idea that the user is calling from his mobile, home phone, office phone etcc. In previous SE set like K750i , W800, the name and number both appear when u get any call.
Is there some option to enable this, or this phone do not have this facility, If someone knows pls reply me wid the option whr to enable this.
Sony P990 the best phone and deal ever under $350 USD. I'm super happy with it. Looks and feels is great. Phone calls voice very clear. Buy this phone and you will not regret it. Buy it now before they're out and you'll end up buying a used one. Don't listen to the negative reviews because most likely they came from Nokia fans. I've been using P990 for 2 weeks now and it does not hang at all. You need to upgrade your phone. After the uprade, this phone is very fast and stable. I have not encounter any bugs yet. I played this phone for about 2-3 hours a day and the battery life is still around 50% left. Better battery life than my Dell PDA Axim X50v. I've been comparing this phone with my friends Sony P1, Nokia 93, and Palm Treo 750 and still like P990 most. The P990 screen resolution is so much better than Treo 750. P990 can play free .jar games with the D-pad and dial numbers easier than P1. With P1, I had a hard time playing these games because there is no D-pad and the keyboard is too small. Nokia 93-expensive(2X price), no keyboard/touch screen and screen is small.
To upgrade P990: 1. go to www.sonyericsson.com to download PC SUITE or it came with installation CD and install it to your computer so that the computer can see your phone. 2.download UPDATE SERVICE and install it to your computer. Open the UPDATE SERVICE while connecting your phone with included USB data cable and follow the onscreen directions. Make sure to backup your stuff. The update service takes about 10 mins.
Phone: CXC162037 R9G007
Bluetooth: CXC162058 R5A01
CDA: CDA162007/2 R6D23
To extend battery time: lower BRIGHTNESS in BACKLIGHT and turn off WIRELESS.
To prevent the phone from freezing: with flip open, tab on the TASK MANAGER on the bottom right of screen, then tab on OPEN and end programs previously opened.
Dear all se lover!
Why after running update service then i double click on shortcut but it does not show something. Pls tell!
thanks all users ,special thanks to rxns . i hope we can share again . thanks rocks sonyericsson
This phone is real flop. I bought it brand new. It crashes often, bad reception and at the moment is undergoing serious harware replacement at the service center.
If you want a reliable phone that will not betray you, P990 is definitely NOT the one.
I am really frustrated with this SE.
Hi guyz and gurlz,
Need your advice on this problem i'm facing.
I've bought a set of P990i 1 month back and recently my friend bought a similar unit. I've done my firmware upgrade and now its on CXC162037 R9G007 version. My friend also did similar upgrade but hers became CXC162037 R9F011. I believe the R9F011 is an older version. Both of us did similar way of upgrading.
What could be the problem?
Shenny its a firmware bug and the next firmware will fix it its normal relax
it is great; but i have problem with recording sounds when someone calls me, what can i do about this problem?
FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROBLEM - HELP SE...
Hi all SE P990i is a great phone - i must say but i just upgraded my firmware from
PHONE: CXC162037 R9F011
BLUETOOTH: CXC162058 R5A01
ORGAN: CXC162036 R5A17
CDA: CDA162007/2 R5A13
PHONE: CXC162037 R9G007
BLUETOOTH: CXC162058 R5A01
***CDA: CDA 162007/2 R6D23***
* Now to the problem is that after i upgraded the phone, it starts faster but i discovered that when i flip the keypad open - the center spacebar that should be able to activate the phone pad - is not working again...
IS ANYONE HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM.... PLS HELP!
no hardware problem for me so far.
its really solid and nice construction.
no cosmetic problem as well.
no unwanted parts movement or creaking sound.
you'll just hear the number pad clicks when you open and close it which is normal because it is the lock spring.
with regard to software, the first releases has some problems which was quickly addressed with firmware updates. newer models right now are usually updated but new firmware is still available for free from Sony Ericsson site.
as a matter of fact, another firmware will be released this august maybe on the 2nd week im not sure.
i did upgrade my firmware the first day i got it and also installed a screen protector as soon as i opened it from the box to protect the screen from scratches. also bought an ipod soft pouch that fits with my P990i to avoid scratches on the body. hehe you can see how im so careful with my unit.
when you buy P990i, it will also include a wrist strap so you can use it in case you accidentally drop it while holding it. but i didnt put mine though.
i also requested for the France made unit because i dont want chinese characters on the number pad.
your unit might have little battery power already when you bought it. drain that power completely then fully charge your phone. do this full drain and full charge cycle again (just use phone normally). after that you cannormally charge your battery even if its not fully drained yet.
also make sure that the WLAN is disabled as it will be active by default. doublecheck bluetooth is disabled as well.
on the Control Panel option in Devices and Backlight, make sure you have power save activated to increase battery life.
you can also decrease backlight brightness to a setting you can tolerate so that it will eat less power.
basic light usage a day:
20 mins total calls daily
15-25 text messages daily
4-8 camera shots daily
3 mins video daily
7 mins game daily
10 mins wifi use daily
10-15 mins any other activities total daily
the rest is standby
those should last for 2days or more
if heavy use like:
more then an hour calls daily
over 50 text msgs daily
25mins or more wifi use daily
video recording more then 10mins daily
it will last less than 2 days
maybe one and a half days
but if someone bought this P990i, meaning he is more after business use like email, phone talk, a little wifi for quick information search on the internet, access task and document viewer. it will last 2 days or more. because if he bought this for productive or business use, he will not really use camera, video, games, etc etc like teens do.
Thanks RxnS, I`m too, for SE P990i, and probably I will get P990i, but is there any soft/hard-ware problem, whitch shuld I know?
Anyway thanks allot.
if you can live without touchscreen and video call, then get E61i.
they have pretty much same function, P990i is just touchscreen which makes it faster to use the interface.
P990i also has better camera and allows you to use normal numberpad for texting. i prefer P990i as i can text while driving without looking on the keypad because i have all the key positions in my head memorized.
on the other hand, E61i has bigger screen which will make it perfect for browsing internet and email tool (great for users of internet on the go). it also has good battery life.
its up to you which function you'll give priority.
i was also between E61i and P990i when i was still using Nokia N80. but then i decided to get P990i and happy with it.
Hello I`m wondering to buy P990i but, also I`m thinking about Nokia E61i, can anyone help to decide which phone to by??? And give me some reasons??? Pls!