Yes, it is true. The main speaker (the louder one) will stop functioning. My sister bought one and it stopped working after 3 weeks. HOWEVER (that's a big however), it's very easy to solve. I took the phone to someone I know, and he fixed in like 3 or 5 minutes. He told me it's common with this phone, but it is extremely easy to fix.
This quick-fix problem is not a big deal. She told me she would still buy even if she knew about this simples problem (because it's easy to fix). It's still a great phone, I believe... very good.
I have had my Sony Ericsson w380 for about three months, and I have found no problems with the phone. I have dropped it at least four times and it still works like new. Although the speaker does wear out after only 8 months, I believe that this is a fairly good phone. This phone is not for somebody who likes to listen to music a lot on their phone; they will find themselves replacing the phone after only a few months.
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2009To all W380 users...is it true that the speaker will damaged after 6-7 months used???reply ple... moreI have one W380i and after 11 months the sound broke down. Furthermore, time to time it is switching off by itself. Good phone, good sound, but with some problems.
To all W380 users...is it true that the speaker will damaged after 6-7 months used???reply please....
This phone lasts for about 1 year.. it is a good phone though. good batery, good sound( not as I expected), good camera. But it keeps on shutting down..I have to restart it, the screen often goes black..
I got this phone 4 months ago and it works well, but it's a pity that it doesn't have a video record and when we put on bigger sound it will like going to burst. It is grey color and it fits on me very much. I love this phone anyway....
unique feature of w380 is when u slide ur finger on the small lens near camera lens mobile switches to silent mode
In my opinion is very good I recommanded to buy this phone for that things
Very good quality of sound
or many other good options
The probem on the phone is that he doesent have vide recorder and the sound get destroyed for 8-9 mounths as a result you must spent to service and solve the problem
In conclusion I can say that is very confortable phone and very sweety
i bought this unit last april, its worth is 7800php. i also disappointed that this phone has no video, its has no signal in indoors. its really a pain in everyday of using it, so try another unit guys. not this one.
noname, 07 Aug 2009i just bought it last night...oh you just bought this phone last night ? you're just a shiite.. :p
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2009iwe bin using this phone for months, i have experience with SE and this phone is fine in the b... moreoh really.. u hate it but i love it. Think u need to pray first before u bought a phone. I'm afraid if u keep cursing the phone, the phone of any brand will break down on u anytime. Lolz.. peace no war.
Just bought it today for my sis, very good phone for its price, no issue yet. works flawless.
I bougth last year this model but after several months of using it I experience more problems in my unit and its giving more head ache. many times I went to service center they telling more allibies "like the product is not avialable in the market, they dont have spare parts, and blah blah blah......Bad performance nad bad service at all. I'm waiting for about 4 months and expecting that they can find solution.
this phone really sucks!!!!the battery port doesn't work well.The speaker isn't good.The external look's good but the internal operations of d phone are of no use.On the whole,its a mere waste purchasing this.And Thnx to Sony for stopping this awful product.
I regret buying this phone. The key pad is awful, the phone it self went dead a few time on me and I had to restarted by removing out the battery then placing it back again. The screen feature is not very clear specialy in the day light and the worst, as a flip it is not easy to open, I almost dropped it a few time. No!! I will not buy again
iwe bin using this phone for months, i have experience with SE and this phone is fine in the beginning. but after a while youll hate it.
I bought this phone on December 19 2008. at first I was excited but it then started to stick..and in june it just stop working. I could not hear when ppl where speakin to me and then it stop chargin..dont buy this phone take my advice….i now have a n95
This phone is very pretty. However the screen on the outside went crazy after a month and the words were garbled. Awhile after that started it just went blank. Then the speaker stopped working so you cant use the speaker phone or listen to music out loud. Then the buttons kept getting stuck so you have to push them very hard. Then the music on the mp3 player wouldn't work, saying ERROR. The gesture control is a joke. Doesn't work half the time. On top of all that it freezes alot and the screen can go black. All in all this phone does not last too long.