Just purchased the phone & love it. Previous had Motorola V3, and functionally 100% better to use. Only query is can receiving volume be adjusted. Not that I am complaining, however clarity is excellent and I need to hold the phone away from my ear given volume. Fully recommend phone. Cheers Tooley.
good looks but totally sucks in music output. not a good phone for music lovers actually. The speakers are vey weak and do not produce stereo output. The headphones supplied with the set are very delicate & one hard twist of the wire can disable one of the headphones. Compared to other walkman phones like w700i, w800 the music output is very low and dissapointing. Camera is the only good thing in this phone. Clarity is outstanding & has a bundle of camera adjustment functions. Compared to the small size and weight, this phone offers a lot more but the walkman feature really sucks and will compell you to change your phone to some other SE phone or other make altogether.
If you are a keen listner of music & music is your only priority in a phone, please don't go for SE W810i.
Upgrading the firmware/software on the net does not improve the sound output at all. In fact you may lose some of the functionalities of the phone which were available to you when you originally purchased the phone.
PS: the only thing I hate on this phone is that the camera has no cover for lens (like k750, or w800).
The anti-reflex surface is already scratched :((
I own this phone for about 2 or 3 months... I can say I'm very satisfied with my choice.... especially after I de-branded it (i got it from orange... stupid menu... stupid look...).
Now... this phone has incredible nice looking flash-menus (with more posibilities than an usual grid or list style)... Also, now , after turning silent on, the camera sounds are muted!
The battery is up for 1 (games+music at the same time) to 5 days (ocasionally listening to music + 30 minutes of talk daily).
The ear-phones are great... I compared it some Nokia "X-Press Music" phones... I just wasted my time... "walkman" series rulz!
Not to mention the camera... the "auto-focus" is really doing its job! The macro fotos are incredible! The flash really helps!
I saw a lot worst digital cameras...
I was a Nokia fan (for more than 7 years) before I bought a k750... 3 weeks later I bought w810i...
GREAT PHONE! and it still can be better...
I will wait new phones from SE.
hi i am working in claro company telephone is woderful i liked, im from honduras and the models is a impact. all the people i want.
Sony let me down with this one...
I'm quite surprised with this phone. Everything works fine, but it often "shuts-down automatically."
I don't know why or for what reason, but it turns off, then I have to turn it back on again. Sometimes, the screen even goes blank and the battery bar says it's empty when i have just fully charged it.
If this forum is as efficient as they all say...
Will somebody please explain to me why this is happening and how I can repair it?
If someone can answer and repair this problem from this forum, then it would be great...
But if not...no one ever patronize Sony Ericsson phones, especially this worthless model...
w810i versus 6233? ...the only thing that 6233 has over w810i is the sound of internal speackers..is louder..but that's all..6233 has no flash at camera, the pics (even if is a 1,9-2 mp camera) are really bad with all that noise effect..w810i has a great camera with flash and all..and the quality of the pics is awesome...
all in all w810i is a better phone...but after all is a matter of taste also...so if u are a 40 years old man/women go for nokia 6233 :D
I have owned the W810I for a few months now and I still love it!!! I had the slvr L7 before and this Sony is fantastic! I have a slight ringing in my ears and could hardly hear the conversation on the L7 but now, I have to turn it down on the w810--Great sound!
All pictures have come out great! Excellent movie clips as well--even magnified 4x!
I have yet to download any music to it (my pc troubles). I admit I was a motorola fan V600, v551 and slvr--but no more!!!
I highly recommend the Sony w810i-got mine from a great seller on ebay. P.S. Get the krusell case!!!
I believe we all have our preferences and it is important to let the manufacturers know what we want. To those that complain of low sound, I don't hear the problem with the conversation, If you are trying to hear the mp3 w/o headphones...it is not a boombox.
Bottom line--Get it! Great phone!
it's the best phone i've ever had! i highly recommend it to anyone who wants a new phone.
I just bought this phone in white today, just for my collection of SE walkman phones.
The display is BRIGHT, it's awesome. Even my w850i is not that bright bur more crisp of course.
The sound is also LOUD, I dunnow why everyone said that the sound is low. Maybe it's just me? But w850i is of course plays louder.
The camera is VERY NICE, one thing that beats W850i with the autofocus, the 2 Led flash and everything.
Typing messages is VERY EASY AND CONVINIENT, you can type fast in this phone without getting any wrong typo.
I havent test the battery since i just got it.
I wanted a w800i also, but all stores are out of stock, in fact there wont be anymore coming T_T i know that
I just thought maybe they still had left overs or somtin
I also saw a W610i the silver one, but it just look too...
how do i say, squarish? There's something missing in the design. Unlike the w800i series above
Mr.kenreaves can u plz tell me how to increase da message storing limit of W810i?
i want to know that is Sony Ericsson W810i a good phone to buy ? and also tell me about its sms memory and joystick+keypads i heard that the joystick and keypads r not good of Sony Ericssons mobile phones..
hi guys i am going to purchase w810 in a week. but i am worry about the picture quality of this camera. can any of you have picture taken from this camera in full size, if you have please plz plz plz plz plz send me one picture taken in sun light and one in the night. my emils is firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone know if this phone will take the new 8GB Sony Memory Stick? I've read reviews that say it will take the 4GB. Anybody know?
I just saw your post about w810i and also saw the video...could you pl tell me how to loud the sound of w810i like k750i..
This Is Kenreaves..W810i The Supereb Model Ever.I M An Old User Of W810i...And I M Completley Satisfied With This Model...I Have Made So Many Changes With Its File System..The Preview is Available At
File name="My W810i1,2.3gp.flv"
1.i have Loud Its Sound As Compatible With K750i
2.I Have Put Down The Flash menues Like W550i Have..(More New Menues Installed)
3.Successfully Added My Desired Language For Writing SMSes..
4.I Have Ability TO Create Super Fine VideO Also HAving Loud Audio For W810i..(Exapmles Availabe At Esnips).
If U Guys Have ANy Questions U Can Consult Me AT My Folder Thorugh "Comments"...
It was going good with this phone until I put another sim and it has started acting funning. It hangs up and flashes a blank white screen. I have tried to update the software but that did not help. Any ideas anyone?????