I bought this about a week ago from Amazon, excellent cellphone is all I can say. I considered the Z550a I was using before a masterpiece, but the W508 is even better. The phone has a slick design and it's very lightweight and low profile. The Z550a was slightly bulky in comparison.
I get no signal problems and battery lasts for about 5 days with normal use. I have a Sony Ericsson HBHDS980 Stereo Bluetooth Headset that goes with it. With music heavy streaming I can use it for a whole day before it needs recharge.
The headset is feature rich and I have mostly explored the music features and they all work really well. The SensMe feature is just awesome because I don't always feel like selecting 30 to 40 music tracks to listen, with SensMe the player does it for me according to my mood. The phone has superb voice quality and can ring loudly.
The only complain is the external display doesn't show the clock permanently like the Z550 did. I wish I didn't had to open it to look at the clock or press the volume control on the side to make it show the time. Perhaps a feature coming with a new firmware.
Another minor complaint is that the vibration is rather weak, again compared to the Z550a. But I can still feel the phone ringing, I'll have to see if I can feel the phone ringing on my pocket when in a loud place.
This is by far the best phone I've ever had. The only thing that would make it better is if it had WiFi.
been using it for 4 months..luv it very much...just 1 prob..no animation for sms like my other phone c510..the animation installed is for mms...
Really difficult to open
especially one hand.
Why not have an indent to help?
I love this phone , i have the wight one , the bluetooth messes sometimes but .... it's a great phone!!!!
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2010you can organize inbox and capacity is unlimitedSo we can make new folders..?
Umm,,i'm sorry if it's sounds unpolite but are you sure the inbox is unlimited..?
Kean, 06 Nov 2009Its not a good cameraphone. It is a good music phone. Kean,,can you tell me about the capacity of inbox..????
can we organize it to a new folder..?
Bcos my old k800 can't organize it...
Plis,,i need help,,can some1 tell me the inbox capacity..?
Can we organize messages to some new folders or it can only be save in inbox...?
Audrey, 09 Apr 2010No need for D/L anything. There already is a list of additional inputs at the bottom, when you... moreBut those pre-installed animationes are just for MMS
And I can't use them for SMS.
i have this phone for a month. it's great.
i bought the white one, and i want to buy a black style up cover. can anybody tell me where to buy it?
btw, i live in indonesia.
Anyone can tell me whether this phone is lag when typing chinese?? Coz usually sony ericsson phone have this problem..
I just bought this phone and after some daily use here are my thoughts.
The camera is decent, but I don't like how when you take a picture it doesn't use the full screen for the picture put instead 2/3 of the screen. The rest is covered in options and waste of black space.
I love it because it flips, but the mechanism on the flip isn't the best. Ive seen other flip phones that open by themselves when pushed halfway, but this phone will just stay in the halfway position if you push it up halfway. Requiring some extra thumb effort that could have been avoided with a spring loaded flip.
Software is great, lagless and runs smoothly all throughout.
Some annoying features is the tiny light on the cover cannot be manually activated. I know it not meant to be used as a flash light but making it activateable on command would have been nice.
Videocall camera cant be used to take pictures of yourself which is pretty silly. Maybe they will add it in a software update but I doubt it.
Keys don't feel good. On my old sony ericsson whenever I pressed a key I could feel a nice firm click letting me know I have pressed it and allowing me to text without looking at the phone. On the W508 the keys have a very minimum click to them, so when I text sometimes I won't know if I pressed a key and will end up pressing it twice only to see a spelling error in my text.
Definately worth the money paid $170 CAD and one of the better flip phones out there for the international market.
Fashion Label Coach and Sony Ericsson has launched the limited edition COACH Poppy Chan W508 in taiwan. It is a taiwan exclusive phone with Coach style up covers and themes featuring Coach Poppy Chan, a Coach Japan anime icon.
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2010Depends really on what you're looking for. I bought this phone mainly because of its stylish f... moreAnd I did forget to mention. It comes with 1 changeable style-up cover. How many phones can you think of that has this, huh? Talk about stylish!
Mine's a butterfly/floral design. The limited edition Red (Valentine's Day) one is filled with hearts and more hearts. Not sure about the grey one.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2010hello everybody is this phone good i want to buy this please tell me pls pls pls
Depends really on what you're looking for. I bought this phone mainly because of its stylish flip phone design. (Closest I can get to a Japanese phone). However, its other functions are just as impressive.
The interior/exterior is scratch-resistant. I've had it for 9 mths and it looks good as new. Plus, the white one does not turn yellow at all.
Camera-wise, its pretty good for 3.2MP, without autofocus + flash. It's not a Cybershot phone camera afterall. Pictures turn out the best in bright sunlight. The secondary camera can be used as a mirror (if you're that vain). Lol.
Texting is easy as the keypads are spaced out and easy to press. Gesture control lets you stop incoming calls without opening the phone. Just a swipe of your hand! Pretty cool.
Phone themes are customizable (like any other SE phone)which is definitely a plus! Built-in speakers are loud, battery life is pretty reasonable. Goes uncharged 3 days max.
The only "bad" thing I can say about it is that there isn't a keypad lock. Only a lock on the exterior display, to prevent you from activating the Walkman functions.
PS: It's a great phone. You won't have regrets. ;D
[deleted post]Not sure about there, but i know its available in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
David, 05 Apr 2010Hi
pls let me know if there is a way to inputting animation in SMS in W508
Do we have any li... moreNo need for D/L anything. There already is a list of additional inputs at the bottom, when you're typing a message.
You can easily select "Add animation" from a list of pre-installed animations or "Add picture" for your own.