i forgot to mention, w900 is selling for est $900 on ebay right now. RIDICULOUS!
for the unit that i bought, the battery life is awesome. no problem with losing battery life even when im playing a game or listening to mp3 and/or both! or when taking pix.
In the comparison with the k750i, this is better just because its branded as a walkman, which has a the option of just using the mp3 player.
In compareison with the w900 and w550, w550 is out of the question so we can eliminate that.
The w900 is just a newer version of the w800i. i like the w800 because i prefer its appearance compared to the slider. however, the w900 DOES have better internal memory. and it has EDGE.
i wonder if we (w800 and k750 owners) can "upgrade" our sofware/firmware/whatever you call it
I need you're help guys! i dont know which phone should i buy,K750i or W800i,and i am really scared after reading all opinions about the W800i,and i have heard about how bad the battery is and i am worried about that,so is the battery thing ture?
plaese help me as fast as you can because i am really sick of NOKIA and i want to chang becuase NOKIA lunchs! new phones every while and kill you're joy with the phone you have even if you got the latest one, one month or 2 and you will find a new one in the markit and thats what i dont like about NOKIA.
hi to everyone,
Aside from SE w800 or k750, why not consider the SAMSUNG i300 because i believe i300 is the ultimate music phone which can play WMA,WAV and MP3 files and you can set them as ringtones with no conversion.
Also, can you imput better quality movies files eg. Mpeg/avi onto your phone. but not using 3gp format? the movies just look terrible with 3gp...
I tried converting to MP4 and putting them on but it comes up with blank screen and only sound
thanks again from Caspa
All i got was a ScanDisc Memory Stick Duo Adaptor so that the card can be read by readers... i use usb cord anyways, heaps easier...
to all w800 owners
i know the review said that the standard package contains a USB memory card reader, but i didnt read any in the sony ericsson site. just wanna ask, when you guys bought it, did it come with a usb memory card reader?
thanks guys. i want to get this one, together with the accessories in the sony site
For 3gp converter software, click here:
I think this phone is a super-phone!!! Wonder why it wasn't made a 3G phone.. I mean with a 2nd camera for video conferencing/video calls....... I Love this phone..hope to divorce my D500 for this baby!
I have just got the phone the other day, surely i like the camera, but others are all right comparing with the sgh e730 i had. does anyone know whether there is any phone lock (not lock when starting phone) like nokia has, so that no one person cant misuse my phone?tks.
can someone post a link to a site where we can download the mp4 or 3gp converter program, so i can watch clips on my phone, ive searched many but they all died in the ass...
w800i is out of stock in saudi arabia.some dealership problems with axiom.it will be available in february 2006,i like this phone so much.
It`s a good phone.. i like it!!! What i dislike is that the battery in one or 2 days is dead. in the manual says that it can hold up to 30 hours of music when the phone feature is turned off.. I tried it and it holds like a day!!! Please give me an advice, that how can i make my phone battery last longer..
...uh... And there is possible to convert movies to mpeg4 and copy them to the phone because i herd that mpeg4 has a bettttttter quality than 3gp...
Thanks a lot!!!!
I've had my phone for almost 2 months now, and have more than 9 nested folders and phone works all right, no data erased ever.
Can't understand about messages, but i don't find a prob w/mine. I haven't checked about calendar issues for i don't use it, though for normal alarm clock u can use the radio or even mp3, working out perfectly and they can be changed. Sim card DOES require some skill to get removed (though not as much as many other phones i've had), I wouldn't understand though, why would u like to change sim card, and in regards to memory stick, u can just push it w/ur nail and it'll easily come out.
It is possible to type the whole name while searching in address book.
Phone CAN be charged via usb cable. Never had to restart phone when swapping mem stick, so, this is not to have contrary on you, just to let ya know that i purchased 2 phones and both working on fine. And this for what i just answered, it was so BO-RING reading all that review, have no complains on SE, might want to check this, though, where did you find the 11 mb java dictionary.....???
If you like Nokia so much go and buy one,but don't do this kind of review here because I don't think that all that says here is true. You don't like this kind of SE(W800)because is more better that an Nokia phone with a good sound quality and a good camera.
what a coincidence that all was wrong on your phone, cuz any of your mistakes are on mine, and it's strange that you didn't speak about the qhality of the camera (just u sayed that a photo without light is bad... nah?), and the quality of mp3, and you talked about what anyone cares (sms storage), in a super-multimedia phone is important the ·$%& SMS?? that's a matter for old nokia phones like you like. you're just makin us throw time reading your invented review
It's my first time to have a SE cellphone. I recently had this phone and here are my good and very bad experiences. A Few of the data may be incorrect for some. I hope that I could find a way to achieve what I have expected with this phone. It's a long one so be patient :-)
-The memory stick had a problem: all data dissapears when a lot of nested folders. The maximum is only 2. Thanks to the SE forums that I visited... They saved my life from returning the phone to the retail store.
-Message tone lasts only for approximately 8 seconds. I have not confirmed the exact time span of it because everytime I switch tones, different time intervals are observed. Sheesh!
-Calendar alarm tone cannot be changed... My w800i has a hard time waking me up because the standard tone is only a short beep at maximum volume... I thought that I will be able to get rid of nokia cellphones upon buying this... I just used my very dusty and primitive nokia phone for clock alarm purposes.
-The calendar alarm cannot be repeated weekly, daily nor yearly but you can assign an end date to make it look like SE at least did something about repeating alarms... but it's not like their competitor nokia, that somewhat excels in the calendar function. The alarm (this one is different. It's just the clock alarm) can be repeated on certain days of the week. Just mark the days of the week when you want them to alarm. It could have been better if dates could be assigned but what can I do? It's only an alarm function. Dates are for calendars... boohoo!
-When somebody's calling, lay your phone face down because the ringing tone sounds garbled up when the speaker at the back is covered.
-The volume of the speaker is loud on quiet places. The vibra-alert may come in handy on crowded places.
-The Disc2Phone pc software is useless. It only worked on the first time I transfered files to my phone. After that, The Memory stick problem arose. Just buy a memory card reader... The data cable is slow.
-You can get rid of the flashing sound by making the phone in silent mode.
-The sim card and memory stick requires some skills and small fingers to remove.
-It easily gets messy when you have sweaty palms. I recommend silicon cases or plastic cases for these kinds of people (like me!)
-The music is sorted only by filename, by date and by playlist
-I get vertical lines when taking pictures at house lightings.
-According to MyPhoneExplorer software, this baby can only hold 214 text messages on all folders. You cannot make subfolders
-Contact names are not set up to be searched through firstnames and last names. Full names could only be searched and first letters could only be used to find it. You can't find a contact by typing all the letters on the name
-Battery drains out easily at the end of the day even with little activities to it. I haven't tried playing the phone on music mode only for 30 hours, as SE promised.
-It can be charged through the connection of the provided usb data cable to PC
-The bass and mega bass setting can only be noticeably heard with any type of headphones
-Even if the mem stick can be hot swapped (is that term right?), you need to restart the phone in order to see what you've tried to put in it.
-I don't know if the memory stick provided should be SanDisk. I thought it was a Sony mem stick... Is this fake/imitation?
-I was just wondering... The packaging case says my unit is w800. The phone status says w800i. Which one is correct? Hmmm... I'm getting a bit suspicious!
-The FM radio is superb in sound quality with the headphones
-The joystick is a bit buried... I have difficulty with the "up" direction
-Backlight lights up when any key is pressed even when locked. I think this is the reason why the battery dies out too quickly
-It's not symbian based (geez... I miss my nokia phone). It can only support Java... I was lucky enough to find an 11mb java dictionary. It's a necessity in my college course. I never thought that there is a Java software that big!
-Themes that are dark and vivid on my PC looks pale and light on my w800i.
Well, that's all for this time. I hope that the next firmware will be able to fix a lot of errors on this phone.
what do u reckon the best phone at the moment is??????????? everyone post ur opions!!!