...and in reply to person re the 580 or 610...
Newer and cuter,
In grey its sexy;
Got pretty lights;
Interesting random play feature (give it a shake to change songs);
Bundled w a 512 card (don't know about the 610);
Better resolution screen (320x240).
Probably more robustly built, being a simpler form factor;
Has a better (autofocus) camera;
Has SE new style keypad
You might want to go to the store and play with both first (not a hardship!)
In reply to Paul, yes I am finding battery drains quickly - think thats the lighting effects - SE quotes high figures for talking (when the lights won't be flashing) and standby (again when lights aren't flashing). But I'm playing with the phone a lot at the moment because its new, and think you may be doing the same - changing themes/ringtones, checking out camera quality, opening & closing the slide to feel how beautiful it is etc...When usage settles down hopefully there'll be an improvement in battery life....
aft using the phone for almost 2 weeks, this is the best so far. sleek, light and u juz feel comfortable with it. I have been using SE phones, esp all the W series, this is still one of the best, though initially i tot w880i was good, sleek and light, but somehow there's the disappointment... Hi guys out there, go for it, u will sure like it... its 3S - small, sleek and STYLE... the urban grey looks COOl...
just changed from a nokia 6270 to this new sony ericsson, mainly for the battery life. but i find that the sony ericsson battery deterates alot quicker than nokias in which i've always had, does any1 know the reasons for this? 6270 talktime 5h, w580 talktime 9h as told on gsmarena....
can anyone tell me how the battery is on this phone? does it last for at least 2 days with moderate usage and a bit of music listening? thx all
Just bought the grey/blue one today after much research - Wanted something SE, slim, good screen, with some nice functions, all for about £150. Shortlisted W580, S500, W610 and W810. The last two too much like my spare K750 (esp the 810 which is a reskinned 750). The store only had the yellow S500, which doesn't have an included memory card nor decent headset etc, so choice ended up being an easy one. Only need phone w basic music/camera as I carry a mp3 player and a good 7mp ultra compact camera everywhere. Don't use mobile internet so 3g not necessary.
It's a lovely looking phone and sound quality good both w calls and music. Having trouble w PC Suite - it seems to have uninstalled my old version but refuses to load up new one - Restarting, downloading suite from SE site etc doesn't seem to help. Hmm. At least disc-to-phone installs, so thrown some tracks onto it already, and I can see myself upgrading to a (relatively expensive) 1gb M2 soon for emergency listening.
Because of the lighting effects built in, I think the structure is less robust than the likes of K750 & W810 - there is a bit of 'give' with the top half when the slider is open, a bit of 'squeeze' when the phone is closed, and there are noticable panel gaps all the way round the slide join - The demo model in store looked like that as well, but I thought it was just hard usage that had caused it. So maybe only 6.5/10 for build quality.
This is the only let-down - the phone's great otherwise and interface/response user-friendliness easily beats the N73 it replaces for the next 6 months or so until a new contract - unfort w N73 got fed up w slow processing times esp when responding to an email or txt message, and my pda could frankly pick it up and throw it back into last week for 'smart' functionality. I love convergence but the important thing is that its gotta work well!
Will post another comment in a few weeks when the w580 has had time to bed in.
This is a pretty good phone. Great Design, and a great slider. This phone is missing a auto focus and a Flash on the camera. It should have about 16M colours too. The camera is the oly draw back on this phone. You don't really need 3G only if you have need it for the service. In my opinion, the w810i is a better phone. For about the same price, the w810i out performs this phone. I do admit to this, its a better design then w810i and have a bigger display.
SE is the best phone maker out there.
SE w810i is the best in its class
Just bought one......great phone. Only problem is that the pictures when taken from the phone are yellowish.
Hmm... Can't seem to get S500's everchanging theme to work on this phone... Anybody know how to do this and get it working??
I've had most sony ericssons of late k810i, w880i, w850i and numberous others none of them are as nice as this. this is the best looking phone since the 8310 nokia.
i'm so impressed i bought 1 for the mrs aswell
if you've got the Samsung E900, you've got something like 80MB embedded memory. This SE w580 has only got 12MB.
IMHO, keep the iPod and the E900. You can't compare a mobile phone to a real mp3 player. Get a new 1GB or 2GB Sandisk transflash card for for the E900.
I like the looks of this SE, but I just think it is NOT worth the actual price - costs much more than a 30GB (if unlocked, costs even more than an 80GB!) iPod and you'll NEVER get that capacity or sound quality on a phone.
I haven't got this phone but i really want it. Is this a good choice of phone? I have the E900 but the memory is unsatisfactory and I really want to store more songs on it. I am wondering whether it is worth selling my iPod for it. Help?
2Megapix. Not the best but the pictures are sharp regardless.
The new Music Player sound alot clearer. My recent phone was a W700i and compared to the W580i, the W580i music have a nice fade in and out effect when switching. The speakers are located in the middle.... Yes the middle when the phone is opened up. Very load and clear but hidden.
To answer some of your questions..
Keypad: So so, feels alot like the S500, people have said theirs cracked but I haven't seen any cracks on mine yet. Buttons are responsive except the front keys, hard to press.
For those who are wondering... The phone coemes with a user guide, CD, Charger, M2 memstick, HP70 earphones/headset, battery and phone. (HP70 do not loop around ears and no armband)
I have the Urban Grey which is really nice, screen is sharp and colorful. Overall very flashy phone, espically at night time.
What do you guys think about the camera on this one? I'm having a hard time choosing between this W580i and the W610i. The W580i doesn't have a photolamp/flash while the W610i has got it. How big of a difference does the photolight do when you take pics with these kind of phones? Appreciate any feedback, thanks. /D
hey watever.....if u want 3g flash autofocus trust nokia 6500 slide has it all
heyyy alll i wanttt to kno is does n e 1 kno how loudd this fone is lyk wen ur playing the musicc?????