i'm in love. most certainly.
my first ever phone was a V600.
then my next was a w810i.
then i lost that, so thought, by chance, i'll get a nokia, for a change.
got the n73.
hated it from the start and until i gave the damnable thing away.
i guess the huge difference would be the text messaging, and for those of us that do a lot, the ericssons are so much easier to use.
for the nokia's, you couldn't insert words made up of numbers, for example if you typed a phone number a lot in text messages, you couldn't insert a whole number.
probably one of the best features with the ericsson text messaging in my opinion.
also, the 'insert word' option is just so much easier to use.
but oh well. i would say you lot already know all of this.
after i got rid of the n73 i came back to this.
and yes its wonderful. sound is perfect. everything is consistent. its easily the best looking phone i've ever had, with the orange keys and backlight, and the blue and green side lights.
it definitely doesn't feel that flimsy to me...it does slide back down into place quite solidly...
its so skinny you wouldn't have to worry about it taking up space anywhere.
its easy as pie to assign mp3s to ringtones.
the camera is average - i will admit, on the n73 it was absolutely amazing.
apart from all this - the best thing is that iit is exactly the same as previous models, sso you don't have to relearn a thing; for those ericsson lovers.
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I got W580 with a new service contract from Cingular..this phone is really flimsy and is reallly soft. I think if you would want the slider phone go for Samsung D807 instead of W580i, just my personal opinion.
hey guys does this phone have speakers? if yes, is it loud? is it loud like the w810i?
hey guys, did sony ericsson resolved the keypad cracking of this phone? please give me some more info please and thanks. so now the stores are selling the most updated kinds now right?
ooh, i just played with the phone for the first time.
...it's hard to find in the US, but sonystyle stores have it for US 300 unlocked/unbranded. i think it looks great in person, better than in pictures, and i was happy with the slider.
i wish there was a flash and autofocus. 3g would be nice. and i'll be very upset if the keys break. but i'm very pleased about good music software with a2dp and i believe the 4gb cards will work. i'm trying to decide between this and an iphone... full internet is very tempting
how many frames per second does the video play?? i mean for example i put a movie in the phone to watch...
Why do you say that there is an issue with 2GB cards in the w580i? I've been using a 2GB card since the weekend and there have been no issues (fyi its a sandisk card). Rogers (=mobile provider in Canada) is giving away a free 2GB card with the phone.
......the real question is, does this work with 4GB cards?
I recently got this phone, and it had no flash.. camera has no focus.
Also is a bit delayish (when i press a button it doesnt come out of standby mode instantly, takes about 2 seconds.. whereas my previous W810i was instant.
this phone rocks , although ull get sicka the sliding part eventually !
I had uploaded songs and taken pictures on the phone today, and then all of a sudden, all of it was gone! Everything I had in there prior to today is still in.
Does this happen to you??? Is there any way of getting that stuff back? Maybe through the service provider?
I've had the phone three weeks and find it not user-friendly. The battery life is 2days tops.
Overall rating I give for my phone which is W580,IS 7/10
Let's talks about the cons,
the camera,i will say it is below average then the normal phone.
I'll say that the camera is not good.
the videos also quite sucky.
music playing is good,very loud.
if you like to run or sports that consisit of jogging or running,this will be a good choice.
They wil calculate how far you walk and run.
And for me,i will challenge for higher records,as it give medals,which is most couraging.
Other function will not be bad,just like others phone.
I heard that this phone can shake?The music will change too.
I cant find the features,which i think is quite crappy.
well,Thats my opinion about this phone, i give a thumb ups!
the battery is also user friendly,can blast music for2days,w.o charging.
and even the battery 0% it can hold for 2hrs!
it costs a little bit less in Portugal, I've seen it there at €289 unlocked (even so, it's expensive for such a cell). Hey, you've got to pay for the design... right?
It is fragile, but not as much as Samsung's D900, which lasted 2 days in my pocket. lol
I changed my w580 and they had 3 "faylty" units in the ships and no more. I got one in grey, the last one, but the unit hasw a mini gap in the battery cover. If it works fine, I will keep it, but I am afraid the screen is moving now. They had problems with all the units sold, and probably will not bring anymore.How can I know when it was built?
Sound is great, battery is weak, looks are fantastic,but I find it fragile.
Far too expensive for what it is--310 euros-,but the upcoming w910 has videocall that I don't need and will be far more expensive.In Spain is about 550 euros!