Ok heres my opinion:
i got the w800i a week ago. I LOVE it. I was gonna get the nano ipod but for a couple more hundred $$$ i can get a phone, an mp3 player, pic camera and video cam, not to mention internet usage. all the features on the phone are awesome no complaints at all. minor thing about the phone is that switching between pages or picture are a lil too slow. but understandable b/c it loads up 2MP of pic. file. The manual this phone came with isn't really the most informative out there. but don't worry cuz SE has a web support site. the video quality isnt the best out there either. but for personal preferences, i really dont care much. The software it came with hasn't work on my pc. tried a couple of times. i just wanted the disc2phone software. BUT i found out a way to transfer files to the mem. card. I have a sony digi cam that uses the same mem stick. so i just swapped the mem card from the phone to the camera so i can access the files from a card reader. then i just dragged the files i wanted to listen from my itunes folder to the mem card folder. and thats it! iall i have to do is transfer the mem card back to the phone and everything is good. Now all i need is a bigger memory capacity for the phone.
the newest thing right now, i guess for phones, is tv playback. which isnt a real concern for me because i don't want to pay more on my cell bill for a tv subscription.
Over all, i am very satisfied with the w800i. i found a place to get em cheap. well the cheapest i have found is buy.com. they have it for about $430 w/ free s&h for US buyers. I got mine on ebay. So if u want to buy this phone be sure to check out buy.com. i hope this review helped u people. if u have any questions, email me.
PS: i still haven't figured out how to turn the shutter noise off. i've tried putting the phone on silent mode but it still makes the shutter sound.
The se w800 is such a coold fone but the D600 can connect to a tv the w800 cant but music wise the w800 is a good phone and good memory card that it comes with
Got it yesterday, doesent work!
Cant transfer albums to the phone, phone is emty or files have no sound.
Calls SE "support" right away:
"It is a known error" tha lady says with a yawn...
"A sollution is on the way"
I cursed when Nokia did delay the release of the N91, but at least it will (probably) work when released to the stores.
Daam you SE for having this software problems and still sell the phone!!
Had exactly the same problems with the k500i, Sended it back 6 or 7 times, eventually got a new one which I sold right away!!
Anyway, will take it back and get a Nokia N90 instead, dont really like it but maybe it works.....
look boys n girls ive had both fones, i took back the d600 because it was rubbish to say the least and you can guess what i replaced it with! samsung just cant cut it like SE
SE is an a modern wonder, and if the speakers are in mono i swear u cant tell, they are that gud.
am sick of all these samsung users comin' on and tryin to justify why they made a mistake of gettin a samsung instead of a SE. why dont you people talk on your section?!
and at the end of the day who honestly cares!
If you want a phone for great sound and loads of space to store songs then go for this NOT the D600,this is a very cool phone
I agree with James. The w800 is on EBay right now...i hate it, its embarrassing!!
In regards to all the dispute over sam d600 and se w800... i wasn't sure about sam phone. though it was one of those cool flip phones samsung used to do. but seeing the kinda toy samsung made w/d600....
Man! I mean, it's like a toy phone, seems it's gonna go break itself anytime!
I was a big nokia fan, but when se came into place.... well that was a whole different storey.
Sam d600 might be slightly better in cam n video... but it will never outstand features for SE!
hey, adrian get real, there is a lot more the d600 can offer (PICSEL VIEWER (office document reader, PICTURE BRIDGE, BMW AND AUDI COMPATIBILITY AND AN AWARD WINNER,etc. I know adrian that the truth hurts.
Even if you combine the brand SONY,ERICSSON, SENDO, PANASONIC, ALCATEL and sharp to name a few to form SONYERICSSONSENDOPANASONICALCATELSHARP BRAND, It still cannot outshine SAMSUNG.
So why do you choose D600?
SAMSUNG D600..................... SE W800
COOL HOT......................... desperate and insecure ADRIAN
mm w800 display is 176 x 220 and i think if you have that large display on samsung you need 16M colors and no 256K, w800's sound is better without need the stereo speaker, mm that's all your advantage, does it replace all features i sayed about w800????
What would you chooose?
176x200 Display or 320X240 Pixels Display?
176X144 Pixels Video or 352X288 Pixels Video?
Mono Speaker or Stereo 3D Speaker?
A typical candy bar or a unique slider?
Let's put it this way :
If you put W800 & D600 side by side, you open the phone & take a look at d displays of both phone, play the MP3 simultaneously, D600 definitely wins. W800 is a great phone but it is inferior to D600, W800 looks $300.00 cheaper by merely looking at d design of form factor.
But if you want a phone with excellent MP3 & u always hide your phone in your pocket bcoz u listen to the MP3 through d headset, then get W800. But if you wanna impress everyone & you always show your phone just like everybody else, then get the D600, nothing looks more expensive & goodlooking than this one.
Well, I just the W800 with the K750i housing. I traded my Samsung D500 for W800 and I just have to pay 100 extra since I used the D500 for 1 month. This is a very special W800...the orginal K750i (well my friend flash the K750i so now it's have W800i version in it) so basically it is a W800i with K750 housing....I got that with the SE bt608 came with it...all together I just pay my friend extra 100...so do you think it's worth that much for W800?
Does this phone have monophonic or stereo speakers?
Can you play the stereo speakers as mp3s?
How good is mp3 quality, is it better than ipod?
Could this replace an mp3 player?
Whats the difference between mono and stereo speakers and which is better and why?
HOW IS THIS A GOOD MP3 IF IT HAS MONO SPEAKERS?
lets put it this way, i love music, i respect sony and my favorite color is orange, so what have i got, of course its SE W800, no more, no less...
ooopps, one more thing, my friend works in a phone shop, SEW800 is sold out but not d600. mobile prices here in u.k. is not a problem therefore i conclude people went to buy w800i not because its cheaper but because its far better than d600. surveys says SE is the winner compared to d600.
No, you can not use cingular with this phone. (well with good service)...This is not QUAD-BAND, like the D600. If you want a great phone with equal features AND MORE..go for the D600, much better phone with better reception in the U.S. and other countries. D600 works in EVERY country in the world except Japan and South Korea(NO GSM). w800 works in about 2/3 of the countries. Hmm
TV output is the problem?¿?¿ ok, sony ericsson has an accesory called "bluetooth media center"; with it you can send pictures, mp3 and mpeg and 3gp videos by the bluetooth and then connect the media center to the TV, and now you're watching your multimedia on TV.
what more?? stereo speakers...
stereo speakers are hardware and no software, they don't have anything sense with the mp3 player, and i'm sure they're not enough.
w800 can connect to a stereo, does d600 can??
w800 can connect its mp3 files to any radio, ddoes d600 can??
w800 can support 30 hours playing music, does d600 can??
i don't think so
ebayer pleaso don't write in two phones iqual comments, is tired to respond twice
Well the phone does hang up when sending files by BT. Not sure about the reason though. As far as games, all nokia jar games can also be played on SE W 800. You dont even need an installer. Just send the game jar file to SE via blue tooth. And u can find free games on yahoo groups, simply be a memeber of nokia 6230i on yahoo groups.........Cheers
I am a neutral user and go for the best be it nokia, SE or samsung. I liked W 800 but I think N-70 has surpassed it in looks, image quality, video quality, ease of usage, and definitely price. Though the walkman feature of W 800 is excellent. So to me, in a nutshell, if u can afford N-70 and music is not ur main concern for a phone, go for N-70. Samsung I am afraid has nothing new to offer at this stage. The worst thing about samsung is a lack of CD in its package.