Okay. Just bought this phone from Vodafone. Got free Sky Tv till 31st Jan. So all's cool! paid effectively only 100 pounds for it as 30 pounds is a top up which i just sold to my friend.
Anyway, review of phone. First of all, the ring tone is NOT soft. Maybe it's new software or i really got a better batch of phone. It's even considered loud enough for the next dorm room to hear my live Sky Sports Stream when i have the phone speaker side pressed on the table. This is on maximum volume of course. Having the phone up normally in my pocket and its too loud. As one guy said, it's embarassingly loud. Louder than my previous Nokia 6610 and samsung c100.
Call quality is good. People calling in has been loud and clear. Too loud in fact. You can set it to 3g and gsm or gsm only. Left it at 3g and gsm for now. No real problems with the reception, loudness or battery life.
Battery life hasn't really been tested but as my phone came fully charged by the nice vodafone people, its been very good so far. Been streaming videos like mad (over half hour already) and only 1 bar dropped so far.
Camera quality is so-so. Even though i havent owned a camera phone before but i have seen other phones to better effect - D600, D500, SE K750. Anyway, no real problems as this is after all a 100 pound phone.
Have to say that the keys are VERY nice to press. Don't like the SMS system though as it requires you to use the joystick more than usual. The joystick moves fine and has no real problem getting to the menu which u want. Pressing the joystick down to select sometimes doesnt hit though. Possibly due to my inexpereince in SE phones.Also it's quite laggy. Which brings me to my next part.
The system is LAAAAAGGGGGGYYYYY. When u switch from menu to menu it's laggy. It takes on average of 2 seconds to go from menu to menu. This is bad i have to say. I say this is my biggest gripe as it is quite significant. Could possibly be Vodafone's system but i'm not sure. Anyway, reviewing the phone based on what i have.
Physically, the phone is very sleek. It's as long as my C100 when put next to each other but slightly thicker. The silver part by the sides enhance the classiness of the black of the phone in the main part of the body.
All in all. For 100 pounds, u get a 3g phone, which is sleek, battery life is good (so far), keypad which is nice to press, and loud speakers which can be semi-blasted to the next few tables in a restaurant when u're streaming the latest football clip. Only real gripe is the lagginess. Can't say i will complain abt the camera and the lack of memory though as that doesnt really bother me.
hi guys i was thinking about getting the Sony ericsson V600. is the phone any good and is the camera memory any good. I also read about the quiet ringtone level, is there anyway to solve this.
his is a fab phone the best phone i have ever used the screen is fantastic and the camera is superb i would recommend this phone to anyone it is amazing!!
Oh i forgot to say, theres a guy on ebay selling a little device that you slot into the back of your v600 and it increases your reception. From what i can gather, it can help with those who find it difficult to get a 3G recption. I dont know if the device actually works though but its worth finding out as its only 99p (1.5 euro)
Just go to ebay and do a search for "Sony Ericsson v600" and it should be in there somewhere. If this device works i am more than chuffed with my SE v600.
P.S see my post directly below re "Increasing your ringtone volume" It really works :)
I must admit, when i first got my v600 (today) and heard the lack of volume on the ringtones, i was really cheesed off as i have this little baby for another 12 months, but you can increase the volume by downloading a programme called "MP3Gain" (do a google search)when you use it on a track, max the "Target number volume" to 105 and the volume of your mp3 track will be increased. Next download the track again onto your phone and hey presto your ringtones give out a heavier punch.
Now thats sorted the only thing im a little disappointed in is the memory, but as a few people have said you just download your pictures onto your computer to keep the memory as free as possible, just copy and paste into your picture docs, easy as pye :)
got this phone for 2 weeks now - really impressed... the low ringtone can be sorted by increasing your equaliser controls and also download a program called MP3 Gain - it will let you boost the initial volume of the mp3 thus letting it play louder
couldnt get mine to work with isync but hey no complaints from me all round good phone sound couldve been louder and im not liking that whole same ringtone composer thing bit old could of updated with something different.
Can anyone get the V600 to work with isync? the bluetooth works with everything else like file trans and remote control, but it failed with isync.
Downside again, volume. but I think SE firmware can fix it, just like my k700 before.
Im thinkin of gettin this phone for christmas, apart from the low memory (which isnt really an issue if you can transfer your photos to your pc anyway) and the loudspeaker, are there any other faults? And if ot is so great, why has it got a low enough rating?
Sorry, 2more things are bad about it.. the loudspeaker isnt loud... =/ and ringing volume sucks just like the oldschol t610
I got this phone like 2 days, as part of the vodafone delight deal where they give loyal customers discounts on 3g phones..so only payed like $85au or about 30pounds? Its a very good phone. gr8 sound quality. gr8..well good picture quality, fast internet(vodafone) I even downloaded music clips plays it nice and smooth and stuff.. it doesnt have a flash, I dont think, it just has a bright light.. overall 8.5/10 Great phone great features/accesories. BUT MEMORY is like 32 mbs or something.. So this is very dissapointing.. better to get a k750i or W800i NEEDS MORE MEMORY!!!!
Everything good. Bluetooth works great with FrontRow on the macs. Only downfall is the speaker volume on max output. can barely hear ringtones outdoors. During calls if switched to 'speaker' it's not as loud as eg. nokia 3120.
How does the flash work...??? when does it work...??? Do u have to turn it on....??? ..... Everything else with this phone rocks .... downloadable themes r so cool .... able to put mp3s from pc & use them as ringtones,message alerts & alarms....all good....cheers
This phone has everything you need and more.
1.3 MP camera
Video capture and playback
Good Battery life
Listen to MP3s
No memory card slot
I would highly recommend this phone for those who want a more compact 3G phone without compromising with the battery life. (i.e. Samsung Z500).
The box contains everything you need from earphones to pc cable. Its great value for money. At the moment they are selling on pay as you go in Vodafone stores for £130 with £30's worth of calling credit. :-)
I've been using mine for 3 months now and I'm a happy bunny.
So you have about £250 to spend on a new phone and you want:
Easy To Use.... etc
Well change your plans because this phone is going to spin your head. Not only is this phone absolutely gorgeous, lightweight and a reasonable size. It comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect plus:
With Vodafone this phone now comes with Sky Mobile TV. As this phone is 3g (another advantage) it qualifies for the ability to stream live TV.
This phone is brilliant, im getting mine. You should too.
i just wanna know is the camera quality good?? when u take a picture like is i blurry or clear or...?