I got my 810i six months back and within a month it died. All I did was format the memory card and it happened. The phone restarted and the screen turned white and started flashing on and off. I waited for over two hours thinking it was normal but the phone did not start. SE reported "DEAD SET" on the job card. It was within warranty so SE replaced the internal mechanism (inside the same Body) with a new IMEI no. and it works fine now. I have not dared to format it again. I have updated its Firmware on the inernet though and it is still working fine. I also have not installed any extra softwares / applications etc. in my phone as I had earlier and use it only as a walkman for listening to MP3 through earphones. The earphones are much more than satisfactory as there is ample bass for listening pleasure and I dont need 12" woofers now. The flip side is the ringtones are loud but they lack the treble / high frequencies. My old J300i ( I still use it ) has more treble in the same ringtones than 810i. When I get a call on J300i it rings better than 810i in terms of high frequency though not as loud. Comparing the price of the two phones I wonder why 810i does not have the loudness or the clarity as one would expect. W550i is still the best if you use it without external speakers b'cos it has double speakers.
Another drawback I found on my phone is that the brightness of the screen is not adequate.
I mean the contrast is too much. If I tilt the lower end of the phone closer to me than the upper end, the images / VDOS get darker.
Sometimes the walkman gets stuck and I get buzzing noise untill I exit the walkman. GIF images / animations are slower on this phone. I dont understand why. I put the same images on W550i and K750i they are much faster than in W810i. The bigger the images the slower they get. Something very bad and annoying for a phone for this price. Even after the update the probelem persists. I dont know if anyone else has this probelem or not.
Battery lasts for two days if music is played four to six hours a day. Camera is excellent with an amazing flash. Incredible richness in terms of colour and clarity. I can take pictures in pitch black conditions with flash (8-10 feet only). Auto focus slows down the camera but I dont mind at all. Overall a very very good phone (If one does mess with it like I did. My advise... dont fiddle with your phone and enjoy)
hey again that PArX thing... ha ha ha. see you actualy fell in love with sony ericsson... isn't it? finally you did use your brains...
hey just to say, here it says it takes up to 2GB memory stick but i gave my dad a 4GB one and is running fine fine after 1 month now, the phone is very nice and the camara is good so if you have it take care of it...
too bad im on nokias now i woulve bough one of this :P
hey guys i always complained that this fone was lame and u get bored of it and stuff but i never ment it i liked it soo much its sound rocked and stuff and i was talking on it outside my house sum1 snatched it from me and ranaway i miss it sooo much now i have a nokia 6300 its ok sound is really high but no so clear
i didnt get it from any site just upload frm near by mobile shop.
yo umer,just wondering where did u download the firmware from?do u mind giving me the website?i dun hv time 2 find it.. plz n ty ^_^
hy every buddy i just bought this phone 3 days ago and i m confused bec its headphone sound isvery low and i dosent sound good in speaker so i thout to upgrade it and my new software is R4CK003 and its the latest version of firmware and it rocks it make my mobile a bit louder and the headphones sound superb ..go get it thats the latest version of firmware.
Just got this phone and I must say it's looks better in actual. Features and design are great. I love the camera too!
use a silicon cover to protect ur phone. its a few mm thick but its soft n it really protects ur phone+ur camera lense.^_^
it seems a great phone buth i'm worried about the camera. You know I always drop my phones and I'm worried if I lett it fall on the lense it would break so plz someone tell me if it's safe if I drop it. Cause I allready broke my samsung E210 wich whas a great gsm by the way
can anyone help? i want to cahange some of the phone setting not available via the usual methods e.g. turn off power saving. please, help. thanks.
I bought this cell for 7 days. And I really like it. Its my First SE cell and its not let me down.
2. great Cam (as 2MP)
3. Easy Interface.
4. Good Memory Card Respond.(ie it not Slow UR system i use 2GB original Card)
5. Sound Quality. ( I dont know why people say its bad. Its really good for people like me who like to listen music 14 hours a day. Very nice trust me it not bother u.)
6. EDGE ( K750, W800, W550 dose not have EDGE)
7. U can update ur cell's firmware over the internet)
8. Great head phone. ( ie. Very Comfort)
9. Low PRIZE. (TK-16000/-($230) with Speker)
1. Low sound for Ringtone. (ie better for MP3)
2. Video playback is weak.
3. No Symbian
4. No camera cover.
I really like the phone and i give it 90 out of 100.
give me ur email add.i got the file but i forgot which site i downloaded it from because i went 2 alot of sites looking 4 it too.now i have it in my W810i and it works great.
Hi! Do anyone knows where i can download an english-chinese(chinese-english) dictionary for SE W810? I need a dictionary for my phone urgently. Thanks a lot!!!
I tried this site
and tried to download the software directly from my phone (Download to Mobile: Open wap.GetJar.com with mobile -> Quick Download -> enter Quick Download Code 18679) but the phone says it cannot be downloaded cuz it's too large. Has anyone tried this?
Can you give me a site where i can have a good dictionary for my phone.I don't care for its size (the bigger the better) cuz i have a gigabyte card in it.
it's good that your bluetooth settings have finally worked out, and you've successfully started using it. it's a must that you switch on your laptop's bluetooth just like you switch on your phone's bluetooth. on my lenovo there's a dedicated switch for bluetooth activation. without that my phone will not detect my laptop. anyways all's well that ends well.... ha ha ha
i think you've misunderstood the post which says that the light sensor drains battery, rather it's the other way round... it prevents your battery from draining. for further clarifications refer to the instruction manual or the official sony ericsson website....
yeah i also charge my phone overnight but it runs out quite fast cuz maybe u often use the walkman on speaker?or even on headset it drains the batt kinda fast but on speaker drains faster.even bluetooth will drain it faster.from previous post i read, the light sensor on the phone will drain the batt much faster than usual.if ur wondering wats it, it is located on top of the screen.its 1 small hole.when u close the hole with ur finger,the screen darkens//otherwise.
LOL.. i didn't lose my USB cable cord. it was some other guy.haha XD but yeah,i often use bluetooth to transfer files n it transfer at a average rate of 50kb/s. wonder is it fast,normal or slow??
Pls tell me how long battery keeps the charge, coz I bought this phone this week and full charge for 10 hours but within one day battery charge got low. I expect your quick reply on this whether this is normal condition.
@Sharon ( hope im addressing the right person :P)
Well, since you lost the USB cord, you can use Bluetooth module if you are using laptop. Check first whether your laptop have one, if not you can download it from online websites.
My bluetooth's transfer rate is considered quite fast too, i feel comfortable with the usage of bluetooth, without any adapters or any other extra devices. Even the bit rate can be increased if we want to, by getting the additional driver from the website.
hi, i think i found out the reason why my laptop couldnt detect the bluetooth.... it's not because of the existing bluetooth module or or the driver.
for IBM T43 laptop models, we need to activate it by pressing, Fn+F5 and then 'Turn ON' in the functions Menu. I never thought i need to enable it through that menu since some laptops detect the bluetooth automatically by setting it in Bluetotth Module's Config. Thanks dude. I downloaded the driver still, incase i need it in the future :)