Great Fone! I got it mainly for its camera and its IMO the best out there. I dont want to drop $800 for a 2mp.
But the mp3 function doesnt seem to work for me. Every time i go to transfer an MP3 thru the program provided by Sony, or just using Explorer, it resets my computer.
No idea how to fix that, any suggestions??
has anyone had success in finding a site on the phone that allows streaming audio? GEEZ! I give up..virgin radio and shoutcast.com and live365.com all looks nice on phone, but can't filter the sound..PLEASE HELP, IF ANYONE CAN.!!!!!!
sorri can Sombody help me compare this fone to Samsung D500 because i was thinking of buying dis or samsung D500....so plz can sombody help me wich fone to buy..thnk u
plz e-mail me all the negative stuff about dis fone and all a good stuff about dis fone ok thnk u ...e-mail plz !!
I'm looking for a new phone after buying this one in a hurry. I couldn't be more unhappy with it. The kid in the phone store sold me on it. Sitting in my office at work, the reception comes and goes just from swiveling in my chair. The OS is also extremely slow. You can type in mutiple numbers as part of the call you're about to make, and then you have to sit there while the numbers populate the screen. Lastly the swivel design seems to have been an afterthought. It feels like within a year it'll be in pieces. For a $400 phone, it left quite a bit to be desired, I read this forum and the rave reviews about the S710, so I'm now pretty leary of buying in to the hype of the K750i. Both Samsung (D600) and Nokia (6270) have phones to compete with it. I'm going to make sure I don't get BS'd in to buying in a hurry next time to make sure I don't blow another $400 by not taking the time to make sure the quality is as good as someone says.
I've had this phone for a week and it's generally OK.
Pros (in addition to ones already mentioned)
-It's not too difficult to open with one hand after practice.
Cons (in addition to ones already mentioned)
-camera interface is kinda clunky. After you take a picture you can't store it right away. You have to 'view all', pick the most recent picture, and only then you can save/send/add it.
-The UI latency is most noticeable in the main menu. From standby it make take as much 1.5 or 2 seconds to show the main menu. It's much else noticeable elsewhere and tolerable after a while.
-If you dial a number that requires an extension, that extenion # will remain on-screen after you end the call. You have to hit the 'back' button again to completely return to standby.
-I had to trim a PDA screen protector to fit the s710. A phone this uber should at least have a third-party screen protector.
-From standby, pressing either volume button displays the phone info. It's not very intuitive, I expected it to change ringer volume. It appears the only way to do that is deep inside the phone config menus.
Hope this helps!
is the analog stick hard to use? does it select when you try to move it? plz email on your experience.
i have this phone and its great, it lags allitle but thts all, you get used to it and the cameras great, i have a bunch of mp3's on it
who cares about a radio
This is a good phone but the main difference between this and the s700i is that that it doesn't have a raido on it and that this phone has the edge system on it. edge is good if you have a data plan but it only works in a few areas right now so if you live in an area where edge doesn't work like in my area I would go with the s700i. The s710 also has aim installed on it which is cool but you can always do what I did and just set up a Yamigo account which lets you be able to im people on aim, yahoo, msn, and icq
If your using this phone for video, it is not the great. the video doesnt even fill up the whole screen, just like 1/3. also if your record your own video, is it okay but not great, lags a bit and not too clear. and this phone can only handle a duo 128mb memory card. 256mb and up are pros and this phone does not support it. hope this helps
I like my phone.
As for mp3s, if you rip the song yourself, you can set how large or small the file is, so set it for smaller and you can have more songs than normal. just experiment until you find the right size for the quality you like.
the menu is a bit slow, but, hasn't been a problem for me at all.
What I meant by the phone having issues is not problems in the first little while. My question was directed at other Sony Ericsson users, the one's using their phones for at least 6 months.. The Rogers rep told me that in general Sony Ericsson phones have lots of problems. True? Thanks
I Just got S710, and found a few bad drops in it. this phone doesnt have automatic LCD Pusher like we have in Sumsung D 500 We just have to push and LCD Will move automatically by itself. But it doesnt have a Radio.. Bad :(.. Why Sonyericsson? Why this phone support Memory Stick..WHy not SD/MMC card becoz SD/MMC card is quite cheaper then Memory stick.
The s710 rocks...I had it for about a week now and the phone is working perfectly. I took pics like crazy and why cant it hold more than a 128 mb duo???
How's people's experience with Sony Ericsson phones in general? May be ppl who have owned te S710 for a while....I went to the Rogers store today and they said Sony Ericsson phones usually have too many defects (at least more than others.) The guy recommended a Nokia 6620, but I like this one. Thansk for your opinions.
Thanks, 'Dude', your answers were very helpful. Concerning the menu slowness, do you know if you're running the latest firmware?
Can anyone tell me how well the receiption is for this phone in Canada. It is important for me to have a good reception. Thanx in advance.
To answer a few questions:
Click the link below for the $20 128-MB MS Duo and read through all the opinions, where you'll find the answer to your MS questions answered several times.
The number of songs that a 128-MB card can hold depends on the size of the songs, but for example, I have 30 songs on my card right now.
The menu navigation is slow throughout. It's as though any key press has a slow response. It's noticable, but I personally don't find it too annoying. Maybe I do less menu navigation than most.
The phone does not charge via USB (maybe if you buy a USB adapter), it does not have a USB port built into it. The USB cable included is for connecting the (also included) Memory Stick Reader, which is your primary means of transferring music to your phone.
The phone itself has 32 MB of internal memory.
The phone is difficult to open with one hand. It is possible, though, and could probably be pretty easy with some practice. Closing it with one hand is quite a bit easier.
Are there ways to put music in your phone other than downloading them? Please email me!
right now i have a phone with sprint and in my opinion i pay 2 much for the little minutes and txt messages they offer me. i went browsing around cingular and the sony ericsson s710 caught my eye. i love the way it swirls and what i really love was it has an mp3 player. im a music freak so that really was a yes for me. So i was wondering how many songs it can hold cause i dont really understand the mega byte thing. i bought an ipod but i could never get the songs on their. So is it easy to download songs onto the phone? email me with opinons and etc. thanks