maddy, 02 Dec 2008iam going to buy the w580... wat's all your sug....It's a great phone I must say, but if you're looking for better data capabilities you may wanna see the w595, which is a slider Walkman phone and is pretty much the same theme (and probably price) as this one.
The main disadvantages in the w580 is the lack of flash and 3G capabilities. There's also another thing, don't overuse the directional pad by pressing with your fingernails, this really screws up the look of the phone as the keys wear out easily, unless you don't mind about it (it is not a disadvantage, actually).
I also suggest you wait for the w705. It's seems to be a good phone but may be costly as well.
To put it straight, I recommend this phone for you, the w580.
I have been using this fone for the past 6-7 months
Sleek and attractive looks. the front speaker and the D pad is awesome
Music output is also good
Keypad is pathetic
The display screen doesnt have a protective cover and is very vulnerable. I myself faced many problems bcoz of it and also heard others facing the same
The camera in foto mode doesnt support digital zoom
There is no flash in the phone
There are no call receive and call end buttons
yo dude..this phone is cool..but my buttons cracked..what is that!?!..yeahh..buh my phone works fine..but why does it go slow??..and also i cant uhhh umm put songs on it no more..why cant i??
I have owned this phone for over a year and a half now, has been into the carphone warehouse repair centre once, fixed for free, lasted another 6 months then top buttons (below the screen) stopped working again. Good phone up until the top buttons break. You decide, good phone when it works!
i have this phone and the buttons have cracked and the back button come out the screen was all blured i had it sent off for repair and within 2 weeks of it coming back the screen wont come on so it needs to be sent off AGAIN for repair
so i wouldn't recomend any one to buy this phone
this is one of the best models in the market now.every mobile will have defects.but this the best model
This is a awesome fone awesome look awesome smell awesome sound awesome keypad...... this phone is just awesome so to all you ppl who is saying this phone is bad and keypad keep brakein you every think of clipin your nail......??? with every phone when you used your nail it it dig the botton so i will rate this phone 8 of of 10 and thanks sony for a sweet fone
saba, 24 Nov 2008has d problem of cracking buttons solved or not coz I want t buy dis phone.plz gide me.also te... morethis is one of the best models in the market now.every mobile will have defects.but this the best model.iam using w580i for six months.
There are fare changes of phone-dead/liquid damage in rainy season only because of design flaw in this ph. I used this phone for 6 months or more. When i bought this, i was very happy about the look and the sound quality. Biggest problem with this ph is becaus of gap between the upper and lower part of case, moisture easily damages the ph. In rains u should must handle this ph carefully.
Sony service centre experirnce as usual is very bad and pathetic. they r saying this damage can not come under the warranty and due to its design flaw ph can be dead simply because of moisture in air.
i have this phone for 3 month..
this phone is awsome.. for the thin, sound, display, camera, headset, LED ..
u will not dissapointed for this phone..
but now i have w760 for changes my w580i..
w760 has a lot of feature.. but still i love my w580i.
oh.. and my keypad still be nice.. no cracking on every single on it..
u just carefull to use it.. that easy.. and dont use your nail for typing..
and use screen protector for the display to avoid the strech..
sorry for my bad english, hope u are understand it.. im eastern..
the phone will ask `update',do we have to update??what will happen if not??
why the sofware can`t be use all??i want to lock my phone,and divert call,but it say(not avaible)n what pin for the phone??
hey i got dis phone couple of months nd literally i was in love with this phone..but this phone sriously sucks..ma keypads went off, d soft keys juz came off like dat/..d sony ericsson service is like hopeless..i was waitin 4 2 months 2 get ma keypads nd im still waitin..meanwhile ma vibration also went off..so guys go 4 a better 1...
can anyone tell me which phone to choose.. w760i or w580???.. i'd like to know which phone is better in sound quality both through speakers and headphones and also battery life.. pls help me..
the back guard has scratched and the keypad is the worst i ve ever seen...
this is not oly the phone with such problems...
all sony slide models ve these kinda probs,,,
i loved dis fone at the beginning...
dat s y i bought it...
i am vexed wit it...
s 500 also has similar kinda probs...
but,i stil lik dis fone for its head set...
im a sony rep and would like to explain why this fone is problem riddun. basically we at sony thought that if we use very thin plastic buttons in the fone would make the signal stronger. we also thought that if we add software that constantly failed would make use of our repair centre. we love this mobile and suggest you help us make use of our repair centres. 1 w580 = 12 faults minimum. thank you for all hearing me out