FYI: in Portugal, Vodafone has launch a campaign where they offer 2 of these phones for the price of one. 279eur. Not bad!!!
I got a couple of these for myself.
If anyone is interested in replacing the "customized" software that Vodafone has put inside, you can always flash you phone with the k600 software.
I bought this phone about a month ago, and so far I am very happy with it. For many years I have used Nokias, and I wasn't very attracted by the design of the V600 when I first saw it, but once I had it in my hands and began to use it, I began to enjoy its quality. The battery also surprised me positively. It lasts 2-3 days with normal and short video-calls. About the sound. My problem is the opposite of Paulo. Many times during calls I find myself using the side buttons to reduce the calls sound. :P
Thanks a lot eric..I will know now what to expect of my sony ericsson...
Your problem is common with sonyericssons. I had the same problem on 2 of my k700s and my k750i(Not to mention all the other hassle i had with them). Steer well clear of sonyericssons.
People can someone help me in this problem...I have the Nokia 6680..it is just the best there is..but luckily my girlfriend bought this phone and Vodafone offered other in a promotion :D it is very cool but nothing compared to my 6680..The only Problem with the v600 is that I can´t hear almost anything when I call someone..I turn on the speaker and that is the only way I can ear something..it is very disapointing..and that happens with my girlfriend's phone too..can someone help me? thanks
what good are looks when you can't do anything without running into problems?
SE make good phones. samsung only overpriced fashion phones, nothing more
took your advice rob . just after getting the sony ericsson v600 i see the improvment already . sony pulling in full bars on 2g .the samsung hung on to 3g . could only get 2 bars reception with the samsung.. good choice i think . the smasung jumped about from 2g to 3g it could not make its mind up.. thanks rob for steering me the right direction
Vodafone have a 14 day satisfaction guarantee. So you should be able to swap it for a different model.
i think i will change my samsung z500 for this phone rob. the samsung keeps clinging to the 3g vodafone signal when it is really bad . keeps jumping from 3g to 2g why can it not stick to the stronger signal. also the alarm is sad it will not go off when the phone is switched off . will vodafone change it for me ok i only got it last friday.
I'm more than satisfied with the se - I was so disappointed with the samsung mainly because of silly things like the amount of presses it took to send a text, and no proper battery level indicator. I could probally have lived with the poor battery life. The main reason I got it swapped was the time jumping about problem which quite afew people have had, even vodaphone cs had heard of this fault.
The v600's main problem is its lack of expandable memory, but i'm coming from a Moto v500 which only had 5meg so I guess i'll get used to it. Size wise because its only 19 mm deep it tends to fit in my pocket easier, the battery life seems better - i've been driving around in and out of 2g 3g coverage all day - i've made about 20 minutes of calls and about 10 mins on Voda live and got 68% left so I'd think about 2-3 days use between charges. The v600 shows its battery status in a 5 bar gauge and percent left which is nice. I've never owned a se before so i'm quite impressed with the themes - its so much more customisable than the Samsung.
hello rob what is your final verdict on the sony v600 vs the samsung z500 . as i got one from vodafone store z500 .and not to impressed with the battery life. will they change it ok for the sony . i was going to take the sony the day i picked my phone up.what is the battery life like on the v600 .. please
Swapped a Samsung Z500 for this - ta Vodafone, like most people I was disappointed by the z500. Anyway this phone - its not much bigger than a k750, its battery life isn't too bad. It seems more eager to switch to 2g when the 3g signal gets low, which is the opposite to the Samsung which would pretty much stay on 3g until there was no signal at all.
Pro's: Good sound quality, not too big, good looking, uses the same themes as k750 (hundreds on the web waiting to be downloaded!), Will ring and vibrate at the same time, Network mode can be set to use only 2g, Has an RDS radio.
Cons: Talk time in 3g is far less than 2g, no expandable memory (so not much use if your looking for an mp3 player). Volume seems to keep resetting to 50% when profiles are changed?? Charger connector seems a bit crap. 3g coverage isn't brilliant. (having said that though i've always found Voda's 2g coverage near me is the worst of the 4 networks!)
Overall having used both i'd choose this over the Samsung. However if you don't get a 3g signal at home it would be a better to choose a normal 2g phone. Note the vodafone online map is rather optimistic, their shops have a rather better version.
I have had this phone about 3 day's. I think I'm gonna change it for the Samsung Z500 - WHY? Because the Samsung blows the sony away on looks and style, plus it's aimed at the higher end of the market where as the Sony is aimed at the middle business end. I also cannot get the bluetooth remote to work for love or money and if you have the screen saver and auto key lock on, when it syncs with your PC the phone locks up solid. In my veiw if something as basic as that doesn't work then it goes out the window. It's a phone not bloody windows XP. I'm a bit too old for musicDJ and videoDJ perhaps. The samsung also is a LOT more solid feeling then this one.
Just one more thing. STOP commenting on the camera's on phones. IT'S A PHONE!!! you want a good camera go out and buy one. Why do you think a device smaller then most compact digital cameras that's also a phone should be as good as a compact camera?? Sorry but it REALLY annoys me when people go on about it. I have a canon digital ixus for photos and it's better then any phone will be for another 5 years at least.
About V600i, It does have a classic design , and this as a must-have for a business phone. Bells and whistles and colors , belong to another category of phones .
At the beginning, I did disliked also the idea of not having extra card storage , BUT in a second thought the phone is, a business class , so you will be always near to your main computer , so all that you need from the phone is temporarily storage , so the on board memory is enough .
The strong point of the phone is the back plate (with the camera ), its FLAT , and almost eliminates the possibility of an accident ( Aka Drop and damage (K750i) ) .
The FM radio is all that you need for entertainment , and about 5-8 MP3 its good to have with you , if you are away from FM signal points.
I do like the phone , and I respect and understand the concept, that SE had in mind when they design it .
Some people act, as to was a disaster, that the phone does not have external card , to all of them I will say … If your need is, to get a phone and then ,lost your self’s in the desert for two weeks , do not get this phone !!
This phone looks to be a comfortable companion to any men , and mostly for the businessmen .
I need a decent phone , not a Nintendo , or an iPod , or even a high tech digital camera , actually I have one and , it does takes pictures, that they look, as they should be, at 100% quality , long live the Olympus C2100 .
I will get this phone anyhow , as soon it comes to Europe .
And I do not mind about the Vodaphone logo either , even if I belong to another network, and I will remain there .
Man, these S-E UMTS phones are UGLY!! If not ugly, they're HUUUGE! Gonna give it a 2 for design :P
i'm thinkin of buyin this phone for my friend's birthday. but i don't know if i should buy SE K608 or this model.