I've had this phone for a couple weeks now, it works pretty well, and the keypads haven't cracked. The only problems i'm having are that the camera cannot zoom in (while taking pictures), and it will not let me set mp3 files as ringtones, I can only use Wav files. Is anyone else having this problem, or have any idea why? thanks.
Ok, so i'm picking this phone up tomorrow but after reading all the comments im making second thoughts about it. Can anyone tell me which one is better? the w580 or s500i? which one would you guys prefer?
I'm thinking on buying this phone. But what does "No notification of missed events" mean. Can I put a memo in my calendar and the telephone will remind me?
AT&T has this phone available on their site today.
I just got it for $79.99 after mail in rebate.
ok i did a bit of research
turns out that that any batch before "week 24" of when they first came out are duds. the keys i mean. SE are working on getting that all polished up so if u want this phone, wait a while. i am personally going to wait till about December/Janurary(mainly because i need money to buy it but also to avoid this problem)
hope i cleared some stuff up for everyone. email me if u have any questions about it (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i really like this phone, i work for carphone warehouse and sell these all the time, they are a big seller. the keypad thing is quite common fault which sony ericsson are working on. just try not to press the keys to hard as they are really sensitive. the only other fault i have noticed so far which is mainly noticible on the blue one is on the back where the phone slides up, it scratches the blue colour of slightly which i can only gather will get worse and worse.
For all those wondering about the price of this one well please convert it in to your own currencies as i stay here in Dubai. In Dubai at JUMBO ELECTRONICS this one is priced at AED 1195/- and this one really looks good in white, having said that i am scared of it after reading all these comments posted in here !!!
same question... again and again...
Mate, just check the comments before you post:
YES, you can set an mp3 you put in the phone as a ringtone.
my wife has had 3 yes 3! w580i in grey in 5 weeks, all because the keypad (number 2 button) keeps cracking had this one 2 weeks and its holding out so far! other than that she really loves the phone, i hope SE sort this problem out ASAP!
i think they were trying to make another model of the w850 but it was supposed to be for the people who dont know alot about phones
well.. when the fone came out.. at the sight of it, i fall in love with this phone. which i have planned to buy but after seeing all yours comment i am shakey. i don wan to find trouble for myself. but overall the comment for this fone is good except for the keypad and the camera. the camera function doesnt weight much to me. but the keypad cracking is a big issue to me. i wonder when will SE solve this problem. i really love this phone ALOT! and i am sort of rough person. so i am gettign afraid of purchasing this phone.
I'm reading all ur comment about cracking keypad. I was wondering..
Does this cracked keypad affecting it's performance in writing a text message or it's only cracked without disturbing this phone performance??
ive had this for almost a month now and for all those people who have broken the key pad in the first week that should tell ya something ur using a piece of technology not a toy, becuase my key pad is just fine i text alot and no issues, the main problem with people breaking them is they are just rough on it and push toooo hard on the buttons which do not require that much presure to use. overall keypad works great.
i got this phone bout 2weeks ago
so far so good the bottons are fine
well I own a white w580, I guess its fair enough for me to leave some comments about this phone, as I have used it for almost a month now.
integrated memory is important. You need it to save all the sms and mms and all sort of data that cannot be exported out. Also, integrated memory enables the phone to run/respond faster, just like RAM in PCs. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
sliding mechanism is indeed a little shaky, which is a great problem, because it will only get worse through out its life time. A firm build of a phone is vital to me, and I'm sure a lot of people think the same way as I do. w850 has the same problem too in case you didn't know.
for the SIM problem, it really depends on user, I myself don't find this a problem at all, but no problem with me doesn't mean that it doesn't bug other people
-on top of all these, the keypad is not too good... not too comfy to press them I would say
-the battery isn't impressive, I'm a heavy user and my phone can never last for more than one and a half day
-the screen is small, compare to the later w910, or my old phone N73. But its alright for me.
-the light effect is indeed very very charming.
-the screen is crystal clear even under sunlight.
-the camera sucks, with no AF and macro, it can only take decent photos when you are in a very bright place shooting a mid-far object
-video taking on w580 is awful.
-the walkman 2.0 interface is pretty nice and easy to use
-the back battery cover is hard to remove, but you will get use to it
-the SIM card holder design is retarded. the best way to get it out is to use some tapes
alright this is getting too long.. I should end here ^^"
Why can't GSM arena just say that a handset is really good? If a handset is lacking something then fair enough let us all know about it but dont state pointless factors as disadvantages. An example the W580...
- Only 12MB of integrated memory
(Whats the point of integrated memory?? Phone numbers? 12mb of phone numbers!!)
- Sliding mechanism little shaky
(Can anyone say Nokia 6280/88, 6110 navigator, or W850? Not a huge problem there. Usually the ones with really tight slides like chocolates have problems.)
- Phone won't operate without SIM
(For all of those times we want to take the sim card out of the phone, put it all back together and then use the phone!! Ever heard of airplane/offline mode????)
C'mon guys. No phone is perfect but at least give some credit and only state the really important disadvantages.
Hello everybody ! ! ! ! ! Can anyone tell me how long does the battery last?? using the radio and mp3 at least 1 hour and 30 minutes of speaking, bye
by dubi i guess u mean dubai. well over here the current price is AED 1195. this im talking about places like Axiom, Jumbo, Cellucom etc.
i think the headphones are the same but the audio quality should be better in W580 as it has walkman version 2.0 compared to W810 which has walkman verison 1.0
hope that helped guys :)