gsmarena doesn't have any views about this phone so i am giving mine.
because there is really no standard scale on which we could fairly rate every phone, i came up with a rating such that every phone stands an equivalent rating based on its price.
first, we must categorize this phone according to prices.
SE w610 falls under class C.
Features: 10/10. It has features that most A and B phones have, like 2 MP autofocusing camera (the quality is fair enough for a 2 megapixel camera), 512 MB card memory expandable to up to 4 GB, amazing sound quality (mega bass and equalizer options) complete with audio paraphernalia, connectivity includes bluetooth, WAP, ease of file transfer from pc to phone or vice versa although transfer rate takes a lot of time, say about 1 hour for a 500 MB file(when connected to computer via usb, there is actually no need to install the driver because its storage are recognized by the computer as drives like usb or hardrive). you could use any ringtones that you wish or install any games that you like. So features/price category is fairly high.
Design: 2/10. The design is so generic and simple. kind of like a "guy phone". What gave it a very low rating is that the keys are horribly, horribly small. Not only they are small, they are also hard. By prinicples of pressure, i.e, force/area, this phone exerts a tremendous pressure on your fingers that after using it for about a minute of non-stop texting, your fingers sore that they feel like they've been punctured and you may not be able to use the text messaging after a day because your fingers are still swelling. Of course, a phone is a phone no matter how amazing its features are and it must function as what a communication device should. Sony has overlooked this basic purpose of the phone and has made the phone's keys ridiculously small. this terroble design has drastically limited the usability of the phone as a communication device.
Performance/Usability: 4/10. Of course, no matter how attractive and wonderful the features are, we still want the phone's battery to last for a decent amount of time. This phone's battery is quite bad and consequently limits your usage, although I must say that the features are very user-friendly and the phone's response is lightning flash. Even if there are still a number of things that you would have wanted to do, you may be limited to a specific number of simple features because the sophisticated features of the phone consume so much power which the battery is unable to support. ultimately, it's just like you are using a cheaper phone for the very simple features. and worse, a cheaper phone still performs better because its power usage is optimized for the few applications unlike w610 that although you are only using the simple features, the screen and internal processes consume so much power leaving you with very very limited usability.
it's just like this, if you do not want to charge after 20 hours, you better not use the camera or the walkman player or the internet. so it's really just like you didn't have these features at all, which of course, is so frustrating. but being fair to the features, i could say that you got more than what you've bargained for and they are collectively way better than most in its price range and maybe even better to some phones above its bracket.
These are maybe the reasons why Sony Ericsson could not give Warranty to this phone, unlike w810, because they fear after about 3 months of usage, people will be tired of the poor performance of the battery and start demanding replacements.
By giving warranty to a product, Sony is necessarily confident that a particular product will perform satisfactorily in the warranty's lifetime or even more.
By not giving warranty to w610, Sony gives away of what it thinks about this phone. And because it will be a failure sometime in the future, giving this phone a warranty will incur losses to Sony for replacements or repair.
I really really like this phone because of its features. But there is nothing I could do since I've already bought it, and I still refuse to accept the fact that I made a mistake. And if you don't want to regret in the future, take it from me and do not buy this phone.
This cell is amazing. Don't be afraid about how tiny the keys are as they are separeted enough so you can use them quite comfortably. Their touch is very firm. The other "keys" with the round and C shape above the keypads has got to be that most comfortable and precise I have ever touch. The autofocus of the camera is a great plus, the flash is very good (white light) and I configured the Internet and e-mail in a breeze. The TrackID option is amazing. The SOUND is very LOUD AND CLEAR you can even hear a song or the radio as if it was your radio. AAA+++ recommended. The only low point is the loose battery case when you use the keypad but it seems is a problem of this cell and the K550 as well. I love this phone!!
this is WRONG GSMarena need to change it
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by Up to 350 h
Talk time Up to 7 h
this is the Real W610i battery
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 950 mAh (BST-33)
Stand-by Up to 350 h
Talk time Up to 7 h
can any tell how and from where we can download games in this w610
please tell me as i like mobile games alot
please ... please...
can anyone tell me whats the class of the edge for w610..n whats the significance of walkman player which is not in w810..
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org inform me plz
zack...heres my rating for dis fone....
Music quality(through headfones) - 9 (outta 10)
Mega bass - 9
OS - 8
Cam - 7
Video - 7
FM - 8
Display - 8
Net - fast enough
Battery life - 8
dis ones a gr8 fone....dont doubt dat.....cam cud have been a littile better but it takes good pics none the less....sound clarity is awesome...its very comfy to hold de fone...keypad a problem at first...but u will get adjusted to it pretty fast...and den its a breeze using it.......and it has got 76 MB internal memory...which is gr8....all in all...its a terrific fone....juz luv it......
can anyone rate the phone as per its performance in different fields:
Net is slow or fast
any other features if u have any idea...
Can anybdy tell me about W610 hw it's in terms of all aspects specially in terms of music, camera quality n performance wise.if anybody wants 2 reply do rply on my given email-id.
I'm in love of this tlm;
It is so amazing and has everything that I wanted.
If you're in doubt, buy sony w610.You won't be sorry!!
in STANDY BY MODE it lasts for 4-5 days 1 week approximatly
the battery last longer then K750i/W810i because of the TFD display soo it lasts alot longer !
W610i is the BEST !
I bought this phone a few days ago.
+ Walkman player
+ Track ID
+ 512 Mb memorycard included
+ Camera and video recording with flash (its good enough for everything)
+ Easy to handle (good menus, good navigation keys)
+ Nice design and its thin
+ No lagging in games, menus ect.
- Small numeric keys (You'll have to press it with your thumbnails)
- No 3G (i dont need it, but it would be nice if the phone had it)
It totally worth buying this phone. I see no reason no buying it :)
You'll get used to the keys.
Buy Buy Buy!
When will you get this:
A phone without a 3.5 mm audio jack is not a music phone.
Will you buy a mp3 player if it didn't have one?
Thank you very much indeed for correction.
Now I am sure as you own this beauty right now but I am going to buy it in December.
I red all the reviews in detail.
I ask your favor for one simple question again.
How much the battery time in STAND BY mode.?
Is the bettery timing is good in comparison with W810i & K750i.
If GSMARENA wont reviewed it i gonna make one;
-has a EDGE and HSCSD
-2 MP with autofocus with flash
-great keypad handling as long your nails is trim
- 2MP and 1MP cant be zoom only at VGA MODE
-not clear and crisp in video playing
-no sleep mode clock on (you cant see time in stand by mode and miss messages unless you unlock it)
-Unmanageable keypad if you have a long nails
hey whn r u gsmarena guys, giving its review.........???????
really waitng eagerly for its review.....
lukng frwrd fr buying it.........!!!!!1