i find sony ericssons phones interesting well there 1st models in a series but then they bring out models like this w810! wots so exciting about a phone that is almost exact to the w800. its just like the t610 and all the phones that followed its series only changing colour and a mirror on the bk?!? its probly coz im a nokia man myself i dont kno y its might be because they take risks and new disigns. where as sony ericsson just seem to look at the t610 design thin oo let put this on it wow! we have a new phone. obviously i am talking about sony having the same old designs not on the phones features as SE are 1st in the line when it comes 2 bringing out the l8ist mobile tech. its just plz go abit crazy with the designs just dont want to see another phone shaped like the T610, T630, D750, K750, W800, W810, K610, K790, K800 and W700
What do you think of the earbuds ?
personally, i dont like them, for some reason they don't fit well in my ear and the sound is either muffled or they fall out. My other friends who have this phone however swear by them. I ended up buying a set of the traditional inside ear earphones and cut and soldered so there's only a short lead. it's actually better than than buds as the microphone is about chin height (the buds have the mic down on my chest).
as for the white screen of death, yes my friend is getting a replacement. also. re flashing light..out of the 4 of us, 3 of us have the flashing light.
What happened to our Nokia Troll viperchild? He finally got the medicine he was looking for? U hav to admit that everyphone got its own problems depending on the person who is using it. Each individual got his own taste, and a particular phone may not cater all the needs of one individual. Here as Carbonize explained the problem was with the O2 firmware which is already fixed.
Other problems do arise but as long as u can update the firmware from sony ericsson, i dunt think it will be a problem for anyone who thinks (knows) that this is indeed a great phone. My advise to viperchild, plz stop whinning and try to be practical. Worlds never perfect nor are we humans! all other SE810 users, njoy the great phone!
Definately a strange one Mick. Never heard of the white screen problem. I'd take it back and get a replacement.
Not it's not an SOS. it's a constant flashing light at the same rate. The sos is 3 short 3 long.
For me, you put the light on, (nothing to do with the camera), and it will be on solid for 8 seconds, then it will start flashing. Restarting it, changing from SOS to off to on..etc will not fix the problem. I haven't done a reset yet as I couldn't be stuff redoing all my settings. I'm hoping the next f/w will fix.
Also, my mate who bought the same phone has got the white screen of death. Anyone heard of it ? Basically the screen goes white and that's all you get. The phone works, but you can't see anything. powering off or removing the battery doesn't help.
Arj I just tried to replicate the flashing light but it just does not happen on my phone. All I managed to do was blind myself (damn that lights bright). When it flashes is it flashing SOS? ie three short flashes, three long flashes, three short flashes?
I wonder if the reason the Nokia trolls keep going on about the flashing light bug is because they are jealous because the Nokia 3250 doesn't even have a flash?
like w800. k750 it looks plastic....great features but no solid construction (like sharp 903)
I'm very pleased that I've waited for my w810, instead of going for the 750...
It's a great phone, great grip, great buttons, no bugs untill now (3 weeks) and a beauty....
No probs with the pc suite, earphones....
I thing the flash blinks, but hasn't used it in real conditions yet.
The best phone at the market, at least for the things i want... And the most beaytiful since my old Z7 that still works perfectly....
quick question people, anyone know if theres gonna be a software update or soemthing so it can show the time/missed calls etc in standby screen. used to show it on my d750i but no option in the menu on the w810i. cheers.
I think W810 is really a great phone with great features and resonable price !!
One of the best SE mobile!!
Amen sony. I guess it just boils down to brand loyalty. Nokia has dominated the market so long that people still perceive their phones to be the best. Those that have been using nokia for so long would have a hard time switching due to the difference in the interface. But to actually say that 3250 is better than w810i even if professionals and experienced users say otherwise is pure baloney. I have yet to see a review website that says 3250 is better than w810i and I dont expect we'll be seeing one.
i have seen many nokias before but i cant believe why those blind nokia fans persist to see their nokia mobiles the best one even though theyre hiding the real fact that still nokia has big weaknesses, i dont mean SEs are the best or etc. but such companies made their products in the way better in quality then next is the features (the Samsung)for the people saying nokia 3250 is way better than W810i many popular and respected websites have proven W810 beats 3250 in such quality (sound, picture etc.) and i tested it myself.
GSMArena finally has a review of the w810i. For those who are still unsure, read on.
The W810 does not use a joystick. It uses dpad so im sure u wont encounter problems with it.
there is a new firmware update you can buy for $12 (you have to flash your phone) on http://www.davinciteam.com/. the problem is mainly with cingular users, though i'm on tmobile and sometimes experience this problem.
Hi folks! Am about to decide between Nokia 3250 and SE W810. I am getting tilted towards SE but i am in doubt abt the joysticks of SE phones. have seen some models in which it goes loose in 6 months. What's the story abt W810?
I've been observing the phone and the blinking light problem happens about 30% of the time. I just turn on the light and wait for a few seconds, then it starts blinking (whether its in "on for 1 minute" or "on"). Same when using it w/ camera. It doesnt happen often though. Try turning on the light and if it doesnt blink, turn it off then turn it on again. Another way to make it blink is on camera mode, turn the light on then switch photo-video back n forth, after a while it will start blinking. I approached our local service center and they told me that they will observe it for a couple of days. Im having a dilemma as to surrendering it or retaining it as the bug is not so big a deal anyways. The over the air sw upgrade is not yet available in our area.
Another thing I noticed is when u change themes, the shortcut buttons revert to the default settings.
Aside from these minor bugs, Im very happy w/ my phone and music is loud and clear. The unit looks classy, unlike the 3250 which looks like a brick.