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.
Just read a review on the NOKIA N91 - it seems that you cannot even turn it up past 6-7 on the volume control dial as its incredibly loud, no chance of that with the W810i is there? at max volume its just not loud enuff!
I have this phone for a month now and my only complaint is the phone volume is not as loud as it used to be, even at max volume its hard to hear. The black casing is great, I dropped it and the scratches are hardly visible.
The phone uses the handsfree cable as the aerial for the radio so you need to have the headset plugged in to use the radio. You can turn on the speaker though so you don't have to listen through the headset.
thinkin about gettin this phone! just one thing; can you listen to the radio without having to have the earphones in? i have a d500 a the minute so i dont know