Get this phone if:
- you'll use it more as a cellphone than a text messaging device
- you like a feature packed phone
- you don't use your phone as your digital camera as well (occassional picture shots only)
- you like the Walkman interface
- you like a nice looking phone not just in the picture but in person as well
DO NOT get this phone IF:
- you'll treat it as a text messaging device. you might as well get yourself a SIDEKICK or something with a qwerty keypad because YES, the keypad is fragile and it WILL break under enormous texting conditions.
DO NOT COMPLAIN about the the keypad breaking IF:
- same as the above
IF THE KEYPAD BREAKS A SECOND, THIRD, OR MORE TIMES:
- it's YOU that's the problem, not the keypad.
It's getting old seeing people crying, biotching, pouting, and complaining non-stop about the keypad of this phone. YES, they are FRAGILE, probably one of the most fragile keypads out there... But if you handle it with extra care and taking it easy pushing the buttons, you should be fine and you'll like this phone. SO STOP THE MADNESS and don't comment on how the keypad sucks... everyone knows that by now.
i like the phon becase u exersises are on it and i am getting it fr chistmas :)
so based on your comments this phone is not durable and long lasting? am I right? you'll be paying that much for cracking keys??
I am hoping to have a phone that will last for atleast 2 years!
And sure this is like a nokia 5300 but with a much better design!
Overall which is better a nokia 5300 or SE w580i considering its keypad issue.. please help me decide guys...
its a bit over priced cell, samsung is offering a 3.2 megapixel camera in same price and motorola z6 is very cheap compared to this.i m a bit confused.....i liked the cell very much but......it costs 13200 in india
I have the phone and I put a full length mp3 as a ring tone
I have a question I read you can put an external xenon flash for this mobile but this isn't mentioned on the SE official web site anyone knows about that?
its really a cute cell, but its really a over priced cell....why buy this ven u can get 3.2 mega pixel camera for the same price....its 13200 in india and same price for samsung u600.sony's w580i have a whole lot of prob. tooo
i liked the cell but i m now a bit confused...
just to those that say u cant put mp3 as ringtone YOU CAN
i have a full length mp3 song as my ringtone and it works fine
if mp3 ringtones dont work on ur phone it may be because
ur phone is locked
ive had this phone for just over a month and im pretty happy with it
my keypays havent cracked (fingers cross) n everything going pretty smooth
Thank you luis and NDY. I will check the features of 5610.
Actually, I'm after the durability, style and a PC friendly phone. I want a long-lasting phone and it's just ok if it does not give exceptional sound from the speakers as long as it is NOT that bad.
Are the sliding function and the keys really that BREAKABLE? It is important to consider the keys for me especially since people of our country is a text/SMS fanantic.
So which one is better Nokia 5300 or Sony Ericson w580i?
More comments please... It would be a big help and I'll appreciate it a lot! Thank you.. =)
I think you need to think twice if you are looking for a music phone. First, the 5300 is much cheaper than this. In my country the difference is like £100 less than w580. If you don´t care about the money and want a flashy phone and good quality sound (trough earphones only) buy this one, but if you like a simple design, better quality from the speaker and equal quality trough earphones (but you´ll have to buy another earphones for better sound) go for nokia 5300. In your place, maybe I would wait for the release of 5610. I think it´ll be at the same price range of this w580 with easybreak keypad.
Uhh it is a good phone and i agree that the keypad will break if you are being to rough with the keys. I know this because my friend is a text freak and it happened to him, but I guess it is his fault. And it is true that you can put mp3 as ring tone as long as it is less than 30 seconds. Pretty good phone, and it looks great.
u CAN set mp3 as ringtones IF the LENGTH of your mp3 file is LESS THAN 30 SECS. now if you're trying to set your full-length song mp3, then YES, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO...
camila, if uve sent ur phone a third time to service for the keypad, it's not the keypad that's the problem anymore... it's the way u press the buttons or ur thumb is too heavy...
it seems that regardless of what batch your phone belongs to the keypad will break sooner or later... Guess the only thing to blame is sony for making such a fragile keypad in the first place... my keypad #2,3 and 4 had already cracked in just 3 weeks. You should see how thin the keypad is... so it will definitely break no matter what...
that's right ppl, you cannot set mp3 songs into ringtones. i dont know y but its banned. i have the w580 for rogers and i cannot set any mp3 as ringtones. i gotta go ask rogers and talk about this when i have time.
I had only Sony Ericssons, and I have no complains about it. I also have the W580, and it's really a good phone. You should choose the W580.
the phones is great but the battery lasting time is not as they say.
Which one is better?
Nokia 5300 or Sony Ericson W580i
I've been using Nokia phones for years now and I am somewhat afraid/reluctant to buy a Sony Ericson phone. I don't wanna waste my money. PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE! thank you... =)
just about to by this phone should come sometime this week... also got a 6gb m2 stick on order for it dnt know if it will work... or if i does will i slow up the phone?? as i used to have a w800i with 4gb pro duo stick worked fine. can anyone help me out on wether its gona work or not.