Had this phone for over a month now, it's later than a week 22 model, love the design, love the walkman functionality.
Battery on the low side (hope to turn off the lights to get that better) but it ain't too much of an issue as unlike other phones where the battery indicator is either "full" or "you're dead", it does drain gradually.
Big problem though: *gasp* my # key has just started to show a crack. So it seems it doesn't matter when your phone was made, there is a design fault in the keypad which means more breakages than normal. Boo.
It's back to carphone warehouse where I bought it, hope they offer a swap rather than sending it off to the chop shop for an indeterminate period of time.
i have seen this phone in grey and white
but i went onto the SE website and saw it in black
I searched around fot this phone on vodafone and couldn't get hold of it
anyine know anything about it.?
well i had my foen for over a month now everything is working fine the keypads are ok
My question is why this phone W580i has so short range of it's bluetooth; and can I use the phone frequently while the battery has it's first charge.
Thank you in advance for your answers!
Just got this phone it really looks awesome, But I can definitely see how fragile the numbers keys can be.. Just wondering if anyone figured out how to make mp3 ring tones for this phone?
It is slimmer and ligter than any other slide
phone... geat style...
I had a confusion between w810i and w580i
The dealer did'nt had a dummy piece..
I took a risk without knowing the performance of this phone.. but ultimately
took this... but this one's stylish looking...
First thing I noticed is that this phone lacks camera flash(tai tai phis).
Sound is not that great(almost equal to N70).
and the keys are not that fast(compared to N70) so I don't think this phone is worth buying at 13,200 INR..
The real and proven performer is w810i..
Don't buy 580 if you want performance..
Other options are - Samsung 3.2 MP slide model(same price as this one), N70 or straight away w810i(11000 INR). or wait for the prices to come down for this phone it may come down to 11000 INR (because it lacks flash)....
I have read that if the phone was manufactured after week 22, the keypad problem was fixed. How do you tell when it was made? I have one on order and Cingular told me they couldn't guarantee I wouldn't get shipped one, but I could exchange it once I received it. Does it say somewhere on the box?
hey...i just bought the w580i last week and so far i love the fone....even with the fragile keypads...i'm not too fussy with that...but the problem i have with the fone is the battery life which is terrible....i didnt know that before i got the fone....does anybody know how to turn off the lights?
Got the Phone in Mid August. Seriously bad battery..Less than a days usage possible..If you use radio/ walkman..better be on charge all the time.
Now the worst part..The phone got software bugs within 10 days of usage and got into serious"Hanging"..Gave it to 2 Sony service centres...No avail..they dont even have a new phone to replace my old one..though they are willing to replace ...
My advice..DONT BUY HTIS MODEL..Its a huge failure..
are u serious?! the battery drains too much due to the screen and flashy lightzz?!
Just boughth this mobile a week ago. Before this i was using w810i. Battery of w580 is on very low side as compared to w810..this is may be due to the fact that screen resolution of w510 is very high and also due to those cool fancy lights on both sides of the phone.
Apart from battery issue this phone is working fine uptill now. very stylish..good features..but dont buy this fone under two conditions:
1. If you are an sms freak
2. If you dont want to put ur cell on charge after every 18 hours.
Very pretty phone but the keypad problem is very serious, no matter if the warranty covers it or not, they pretend that people buys a phone to get it repaired for sure in less than a month?? They must be kidding!!! Customers deserve some respect!!
Maybe if they sell it for 100$ I'll buy it then......
ok guys, i went to the s.e website and emailed and commented the keypad cracking problem like about 3 days ago. today i got a response and the representative said to me listed here: A small percentage of the early keypads used on these phones may experience cracked keys under normal use. The affected keypads were used only in initial production. If you experience this issue, the phone may be sent in for a warranty repair to correct the issue with a keypad that was not affected. and thats all she said to me.
just got this phone... enjoying it so far... only problem im having is some of the ringtones i loaded cannot be assigned to a contact in my address book... the others can be assigned fine. they are all in mp3 formats.... does anyone know why?
also, anybody tried creating their own screensavers? i was wondering if it till take flash files for screensavers...