For the people who think that the earphone volume level is too low... GET YOUR EARS CHECKED~! Although I am no doctor, I know what sort of volumes music player listeners use when they listen to music; outragously dangerous and harmful volumes! If you think that this phone is too quiet, GET TO A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY~!
Neither CSTN or UBC screens are good. TFT is currently the best in terms of screens in electronic devices at the moment...
But, in terms of which is better, they are basically the same, but the UBC technology is more recent than the classic CSTN... Quality is the same (or similar), so I can't say which is better... Sorry if this doesn't help you...
I have reason to believe that you are considering the K300, K310 or K320 (which have CSTN / UBC screens)... I suggest go for the W200... Better features with expandable memory.
I hope the info above helps, and to those music listeners... THINK ABOUT YOUR HEARING IN THE FUTURE YEARS, DON'T LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC TOO LOUDLY~~!
The phone is not as good as i expected it to be.
- Signal strength is not that strong.
- Mp3 headphone volume not loud enough
- The ringtone volume as most ppl said is definetely low even at volume 8.
- Battery doesnt last long as they say it does.
- Joystick feels rough on the fingers after a few hours of use.
- Keypad feels cramped.
- Nice outward design
- Light weight
- 3.5 stereo jack adapter provided with phone
- Expandable Memory
- USB drive functionality
- USB charging
love the phone, wish I could have gotten bluetooth though.
My message alert tone problem is solved. I can now hear it. I did not do anything. A few recharge and it's now working ok.
I just can't have my w200i unlocked, they tell me it needs a kind of update or something. the phone looks good though.
can someone help me out?
I think this phone is an excellent option for the W Series. It makes it possible for ppl on a tight budget to still have a walkman phone.
U cant really complain about the screen or camera quality cos after all Sony erricson offers it and a lower price for this particular reason. If the screen and camera is a problem, spend more and go for a w300 clam shell phone.
I am gonna purchase this phone within this week.
Hope it kicks a$$!
Hi! It's me again.. Thx u very much 4 answerin my question b4.. Now i wanna ask again, which better UBC or CSTN? Coz i wanna purchase tiz fon soon..
For those people who are having problems with quiet ringtones...
Go to MENU, SETTINGS, SOUND AND ALERTS
Make sure that INCREASING ALERT is off, and pump the RING VOLUME to the highest setting (8). Then turn off your phone, remove the battery for around 5 minutes... Then put the battery back in. This should give your phone a power reset... Turn on your phone. This method MAY fix some other problems you may have had (like bugs, sudden freezing etc)
Try this out and see if it is fixed...
I have noticed that the alerts on this phone are a wee bit quiet, but it seems that other users can't hear it at all... So don't listen to your music too loudly~!
i got this phone in exchange of my old unknown cellular phone brand, i like it very much. Great sound! Good radio reception!
One thing i do not like is the joystick...
Can you pls help me what Sony Ericson is cheap but a walkman phone? Somewhat near the price range... thank you very much....
Yea..i'm having the same problem..the messeage and ringing tone is very low..i've already put it to the maximum(which is 8) and its still very soft. But the sounds are louder when we use the Walkman player.
The W200i allows video to be viewed in full screen mode. But the video will lag more often in full screen, compared with normal viewing.
The W200 utilizes UBC screen technology (Ultra Bright Colour). This has been outdated by the more popular, more energy saving TFT LCD screens. TFT will produce more high quality images while not blurring when you are watching videos (etc). UBC will produce worse images than TFT. UBC tends to blur alot, and tends to 'pixelise' images more than the TFT.
The W200i can minimise both WALKMAN and RADIO, allowing you to use other phone functions while listening to songs.
The battery life has around about 260 hours standby. This is around a week. Personally, I would get around 2 days (3 days if lucky) using this phone fully (5 hours MP3 a day, 20 minutes of calling). This will vary in countries because some countries are supplying 750mAh batteries (and my W200i came with 780mAh). This will give me around about 6 hours more battery life compared to the others...)
i'm now an owner of a w200i.i'm going to give u short opinion abt this set.
this's a very handy set with a very strong music player (walkman)
and a very strong capacity of memory.beside it's low res. screen & lacking of bluetooth it's a cool phone for budgeted music lovers.you'll get every necessary option which r needed mostly.if u r looking for a superb music phone with most cool look in budget, u won't choose anything except this set.bye.se rocks.
Hello ppl, can s'one tell me if video can be viewed full screen on dis model. Thanx
I wanna ask bout the display screen, what the difren bitwin UBC and TFT? Does UBC hav better quality than TFT?
Hi, Can any one tell me about its battery backup? as i own a W700, the battery isn't that good(though my usage is very less 30min of songs n 30min of calls).. is the case same in W200?
Thanks in advance.