Just to re-iterate some points now that I've had the phone for around 3 weeks).
I've found the speaker fine for playing music but however it's bad on calls when used as handsfree. Sound quality on mp3's is awesome when used with decent quality headphones (around £25ish) although it's quite respectable using the bundled ones.
Duo Pro cards are dirt cheap now and having previously owned the K750 before this I can say I'm very very happy with the w810 - it feels like quality cos it is...with one exception (which is sad cos otherwise I would consider it very near perfect) - THE CRAPPY SPEAKER HANDSFREE crackletastic not :(
If you can live with the last point then go NOW get it NOW buy it NOW upgrade to it NOW.
Never get the phone from phones 4u or any dsg channels unless you want to get ripped off and get somebody who can't talk properly to u, what a bunch of losers
If your gonna play music from u phone buy the external speakers for it.
The h/set is quite a cool gadget
With some decent headphones the h/set sounds ultra clear and it's really good for a mp3 player.
Quite lightweight as well can't really complain for the price.
Can't diss the h/set
Guess wat!! I got A New Ericsson W810i.Its realy a good phone and i like it.But Im a bit dissapointed co'z da speaker is crackly and if I play MP3 you going to hate da sound co'z ders another tremble or sound coming up while playing music.
I got this Phone from VIRGIN MOBILE AUSTRALIA(Direct) and phone got problem less than 24 hours and they dont like to replace. Im trying to ask for New A replacement they refuse.IT sad to say But Don't buy Direct from Virgin AUSTRALIA your going to Hate the service.Its a big mistake for me..And a lESSOn for me.
Thank you very much Arj, i will gladly appreciate if you check if your phone's backlight is on while making a call.
Also, how many more charges does my phone need to achieve it's maximum level??
Does it matter if when I first charged my phone i only charged it for around 4 hours? :S
Luisfer: Im guessing that the software versions vary from different regions. Here in Southeast Asia, the latest (accdg to SE) is CXC1250317 R4CK003. As long as there are no bugs, it doesnt matter which sw version you have.
As for your backlight, I have not noticed it while taking a call. I'll check and let u know. There is no option for changing the backlight setting. Only the brightness. One unique battery saving feature of our phone is that it has a sensor that detects surrounding light. If you will notice, the keypad light only turns on when you are in a dark place.
My battery lasts 3 days. I listen to mp3/radio for a couple of hours a day, play a few minutes of games, normal text and calls. Im assuming since your phone is quite new, your battery's maximum life is not yet achieved. Wait until a few charges, Im sure its life will increase.
To Carbonize & everyone who can help!
I've just bought my w810i a few days ago and saw that my software is the cxc1250316 r4ck003, my cda is cda 102555/107 r2a is this the latest software or do i have to update it??
--another question, every time i am talking on the phone with someone else, the screen backlight is on all the time, never turning off, even if i talk for 1 hour its on, and i assume this drains my battery, is this normal or should it go off after a few seconds, also searched for backlight in the menu and can't find it, some help??
-- I've been having to charge my battery every 24-36 hours, i only talk around 1 - 2.5 hours/ day, send around 5sms, listen to 2-3 songs and that's it, shouldn't my battery last longer, i have my keys with the sound turned off and my brightness on 50%.
I would really appreciate if you answer my email.
I've heared the same thing too, I'm getting mine in later today so I'll tell you not what I think about the speaker, but what the fact of the matter is ;)
Carbonize, regarding the sms space counter, our phone has it, just a different version. If you are down to your last 20 characters in sms1, it will count down. From 20 to 1 then it will show sms2 if you've exceeded it.
For sending sms to various persons, aside from the caller groups, you can also tick the names. When u r abt to send the sms, enter the contacts look up, then instead of pressing "select", you press "more" then choose "mark several" then u just tick the names. this way u can send sms to various people without repeating the process.
I've also had a motorola before and i was quite glad w810 has this feature too.
Which really is the latest firmware? Mine is CXC1250317 R4CK003000000. Anyways, so long as it works...
For those who want free themes, wallpapers, games, etc. go to zedge.net. Its loaded with stuff for our w810!
for all regarding the speaker volume. if you invest in decent phones and ditch the stock sony ones the volume is fine, unless you want to be deaf in a fortnight.
just how loud do some peole need music? believe me its well loud enough!
it's a great phone i'm well pleased i got rid of the n70.
@ bonbonita...may i ask you from which country you come, pls? Since you've got the latest firmware (CXC1250318 R4CE012000000) i might try to update mine from your country's side. Thanks
@ frank, re-firmware update, it's in here somewhere, be patient and scroll through this forum. About the screen, either you wash your face thoroughly, just kidding ;o) or do what I did, I used Johnson's wax polish sprayed a tiny bit on a lint-free cloth (cloth for specs cleaning is fine), wipe off the smudges and hey presto! clean as a whistle! Best if you buy a leather cover or a plastic one, depends on your taste, to protect your phone!
hey, how do i check my firmware version and which one is the newest?
also, what do you guys use to wash your screen, it always gets filthy!!
thanks, great phone!
I am currently moving from Sony 700i to either 800i or 810i. But now i am a little confused on which one to get even thought the specs are much differnet.
There is nothing wrong with the speaker nor the volume. People just don't seem to realise that you have the ringtone volume and then you have the master volume. The master volume defaults to 4 (out of 8) everytime you turn the phone off and on but with the master volume at 8 the speaker is plenty loud.