droc, i think you got problem with your SIM card. (maybe it doesnt make sense, but have you try a different SIM card to both phone?)
Finally got my W800i couple of days ago. Having used a nokia (symbian) for a long time, there are few sections i feel the W800i fall short. although i can not compare directly between a phone and smartphone, but i expected the w800i to perform better. becoz im only having it for couple days, there are many areas on this phone i havent fully discover yet. But one thing i found "not-so-good" is the profiles. Unlike Nokias, you cannot set different ringtone and msg tone for each profile, meaning changing the ringtone in one profile affected another. the profile in w800i is merely for u to change the vol. setting quickly.
The Disc2Phone software is as good as useless.Renaming the file u transfered is not possible, which is very inconvinient. The second thing i do not like about the software is, it created few folders for one artist (like the iTunes - very inconvinient). Artist folder, follow by the album and then only the song file appear. i prefer fast access to the song, without those folders. What i did was i transferred my songs directly into the Mp3 folder of the memory card. By doin this, you are unable to view ur songs under the category "Artist" in your phone. An error message is prompt because u did not use the provided software to transfer the songs.
the playlist is not too good either. if u want to create ur own playlist, u have to add the song ONE BY ONE! there is no "mark all" option. the filename does not appear like the way u named it during transfer.
say, i named my song: Avril Lavigne - Complicated. Under "Tracks", it only appear as Complicated. Ok fine with that. But some other songs, u named using the same format, Artist - Song Title, it appears correctly. i dont understand why, but i suspect it is because of the ID3 tag of the song.it is better if i can have all my songs displaying "correctly", and when i sort it by filename, it will follows alphabetical order.
Anyone here found a solution to these "problems" im facing?
i just transferred my sim card from my old nokia to this phone. i was experiencing a problem with my nokia where it was stuck in handsfree mode. my voice would not go through and i'd end up using the speaker fxn to talk. i thought it was b/c my nokia had been through some rough times.. but i'm experiencing the same problem with the w800. where can i fix this?
will a PSP formatted memory stick (thats with the PSP directory layout) be compatible in this phone?
just simply get a memory card reader... if you want to place songs into a phone.. transfering by bluetooth or else by data cable still takes some time... I still enjoy the k750 more. design is more sleek to me with the slide out for the camera makes me feel just like I own a ipod since it has playlists. So does this one.
How long does it take to put say 20 songs from computer to your phone? transfer time? cuz the k700i took like 20 mins for one song :/
Since this has a new port all togather i was wondering how fast it transfers "20" songs from pc to phone?
Hi, I really liked the specifications of the phone- but I hate color and the design. V3 is cool! Should I wait for V3x or get this one now? I love listening and I'll use camera but not sure of the design. Is it worth to wait for v3x?
Hi, I have just got my w800i and I find it fantastic. I am however struggling to watch video clips on the pc. It first stated that it needed to know what program created them. I have quick time but it will not play them. Has anyone any hints.
1.sony ericsson got a lot more tech. than nokia
see theire 2 m camera and walkman which nokia will never had and will have in the far future
2.sony is sometime much more expenssive than nokia and i can tell u why.it's got more quality than nokia
3.nokia is o.k but sony ericsson is the very best ever was
i had nokia 6230 and now w800 and its moving from toyota to volvo
i bought sony it it much better than nokia because irealised that nokia when u add memory card it becomes slower while sony dosnt it has a really fantastic camera resoulotion
WELL it's very weird, i saw it twice - in a shop [but they've canceled it after a short time] and in a romanian's hands. i went yesterday to the biggest electronics shop in eastern europe [in romania] and they said it's not available. how's that?
Does anyone one know what REMOTE CONTROL in W800I is all about??? Hey.... am talking about MENU >> ENTERTAINMENT >> REMOTE CONTROL
. Using this, i can actually my friend's K750I, but the screen freezes, and does not respond to any key, except the return key, which brings it out of the remote control...
pls help...... if you know.......
Yes, the SE P910i is amazing. It is very, Very, VERY stable.
The Sony photo quality is better.
The screen resolution is amazing.
The Sony sound is the best.
The Sony memory system is flawless.
The Sony Tech. Support works.
The Sony setup of a phone is painless--as are updates.
The call quality is negligible.
The menu system in the P910i is too easy.
The menu system in the W800i is very, very good.
Oh, by-the-way, the blue tooth chipsets all made by Ericsson.
So, what exactly are you getting in a Nokia for your 1,000?
Purchased the Sony W800i from a USA Sony Dealer--USA model.
I experienced these problems:
> Every 12 hrs., and/or when the SIM card is removed, the phone displays a page that says that the SMS services must be configured.
* I called to Sony Tech Sup. They said it should not do this--as SMS does not require config. and all that is required is the service #.
> Keeps disconnecting from the Sony HBH-300 Bluetooth Headset. (USA Model)
> Phone shows connection to Sony Bluetooth Headset--but the call does not come through to headset all the time.
> When sound is transfered from Sony Headset to Handset and then back, the sound is then like in a tunnel.
> Will not work with Motorola Headset 850.
! The Tech. Rep.--at Sony--said that not all Sony W800i phones will have the same firmware--and that only the ones sold directly from Sony are correct. OMG!
He said to return it, and get one directly from Sony. Well, I did purchase it from a company that allows 30 day risk free trial with not fee.
SonyStyle Tech. Sup. answered on the second ring--and were very polite.
which one is better? NOKIA or SE (or samsung or motorola)? it doesnt matter. if the product is good just buy it. cant understand these ppl, keep on bashing about SE W800 like it is a sin not to own nokia. i've never own a nokia phone. not becoz i hv any qualm with the brand, it just that i couldnt find model that struck my cornea and spike up my testorone level (3230 is quite enticing but...not convince with the stability) maybe someday i would...
...gonna paint KL city white n orange...
SE users, it is no shame to not be able to afford a Nokia phone. Even though the SE phones are "low cost" phones compared to Nokia, they are very good. In my experience people who want high end phones but can`t afford Nokia tend to buy SE. SE will always be a step behind Nokia. The reason SE phones are costs much less is because they are not as good as Nokia phones. Do you realy think you can compare a 500 dollar phone to a 1000 dollar phone??? Grow up.
i have had many nokia s in the past but never again.to many software problems.. sony ericsson is stealing the top spot at the min.
The N90 is better than the Sony Ericsson W800i. It may have a worse camera(still good though) & not as good at playing MP3's. But the fact is it is better at everything else. First of all Sony Ericsson supporter it's a smartphone. This already makes it BETTER! It has a brillint screen compared to the standard & smaller screen on the W800i. The video editing appliction is also far more powerful in terms of tools & options available. The video resolution destoys the W800i's measily 176x144 resolution. The phone is also very well put together. People say that the phone is big, chunky & heavy but I have one & have never found any problems with it. When folded up it is about the same size as a Nokia 6680, so this is fine for me. Lot's of people will buy a W800i as their won't be that many people who can afford an N90 so this is also an advantage of having the N90. The phone also stands out more. The only reason your complaining is because you can't afford it.