Just obtained this phone. I have found no bugs but I do find the softkeys are a bit close so sometimes you hit the wrong key. There was a batch with the O2 software that had a bug but it has been fixed and O2 will happily replace any buggy ones.
I am actually impressed with the fact this phone checks to see if there is a newer version of it's firmware (software) as nearly all phones these days get released with a couple of bugs and you used to have to take it to a shop to get updated. SIemens has offered the updates on it's site for years and now the others are starting to follow suit.
from the long thread of this forum, i can say that SE is going BACKWARDS bcoz they released a model with too MANY software PROBLEMS! what a pity, no wonder they are beaten by samsung and motorola in rankings!
Has anymone managed to install an application (.sis file) onto their w810i ?
According to sony instructions:
You can copy the SIS-file in an existing folder on your memory stick card. Open the file explorer on your mobile phone, go to the folder on your memory card, select the SIS-file and click on it. Now the install process will begin.
However, when I try this on the phone, all i get is the option to send the file. There is no option to run or install.
I do like this phone..but the more I read and play with it, the more I get frustrated with SE. Their QA process is disgraceful.
I think the reason there are so many bugs is because they put an update feature on the phone SE probabaly didn't worry too much about them because they could be fixed later on and so they could release the phone earlier.
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Like I said yesterday,this phone has software problems and will be solved by SE before local networks carry it.Whats the use of $500 phone if there are 'dropped calls'?
Using Walkman is secondary.All you guys can do now is return the phone to SE and they will reload the software.SE phones are known for software issues.
For all you folks in the UK, I have been speaking to O2 for quite a while now. First the W810 was going to be released at the end of March, then into April and finally in the 2nd week of May. There were a few that were shipped to local stores although they were snapped up as soon as they came out of the box (the majority of which found their way onto eBay). Today I called to see what other options were available for an upgrade but guess what, I was told that O2 phone sales now have W810's available for upgrade! So I should be suffering from all of the bugs listed on this site in around 3-4 working days :-)
I've had the phone for a week and I'm having the same problems as the person below. I have T-mobile and sometimes calls get dropped for no reason, also the right shorcut keeps going away.
have had my 810i for a week here in LA. love the design, look, feel -- SE had me sold after the s710. sounds great, radio works great, camera is fine, battery is amazing. but i've had a ridiculous number of dropped calls, five bars everytime... is this also a firmware issue? also my shortcut function (to the right of the play/pause button) keeps resetting arbitrarily. haven't had the flash problem and i hope i don't see it.
I recently upgraded to the w810i, and I have to say, I'm liking it a lot.
It does have one little annoyance though. When you stop using the phone, the screen shuts down and goes totally black, as if the phone has been turned off. It's not a big deal, but it does mean that I can't just glance at the phone to check the time, or see if I've missed a message or something, I actually have to press a key to activate the screen again.
Is there any way of changing this?
Retrix: Alas, I have already returned the phone. It wasn't only the flashing flash that was the problem it was the fact it totally crashed and the screen started flashing continously too. For now, I'm stuck with my old s700i and no contacts - the w810i allows you to back them up to the (memory) smart card, but this being a more advanced version than the one rovided with the old phone, I can't even upload my contacts back to it. I'm so frustrated with the situation.
O2 have since offered me a w800i, but I find it garish and it lacks a number of the neat little menu features the w810i had. I guess I'll just have to hold out until I get a new one issued... :(
Bugs in early software are to be expected but you'd think SE wouldhave tested things out more!
this phone absolutely wipes the floor with the w800i!!!!! no 2 ways about it!!!!!
when i opend the box and felt it ,made the w800i look ugly also i dont know why people have that flashing problem coz i dont
For US residents:
After reading all these comments about W810i,I have come to the conclusion that this phone has some software issues which will eventually be resolved by SE engineers by the time it reaches US market. There were also reports of massive recall in Taiwan.People in US have complained that unlocked phone has some problem working with Cingular networks.I think its better to wait until it is carried by Cingular and T-Mobile.By the time they release this in US market, it will be much improved firmware than Europeon or Asian versions.Hopefully this phone will also be stocked by Sony Style stores, if you want to buy it unlocked.(SonyStyle.com)There are two such stores in
celaurie: Several people have this flashing light problem, including myself. Don't feel bad about not getting a replacement because I did get one and its got exactly the same problem (infact its even worse; the navigation keys are funny with my new one which frusrtates me alot), there is a fault in the firmware that comes with the O2 W810is and the only thing you can do is wait for a firmware update. Unless you find a physical problem I strongly suggest you just hold on to it and wait for updates or like me, you may end up getting one with actual physical problems.
I have the W800i and the only difference with the W800i and the W810i is (of course) the colour, and the music buttons put on the front as opposed to the sides. The black colour is sleek, but I love the fact that the W800i is UNIQUE!!!!! There's no other phone in those two unique colours. And of course there is also the fact that the W800i was Sonyericsson's 1st Walkman phone. Yippee!!
I got a brand new w810i from O2 UK a couple of weeks ago.
I've been using Ericsson and SE phones for almost 10 years and as usual am mighty impressed with the upgrade. The speed of the menus and overall features of the phone make it a great upgrade from my old s700i.
Last night after having tried to use the camera I found the flash to be, well flashing. The light would remain on for about 10 seconds and then start to pulse on and off. I could find nothing in the settings to prevent this from happening nor any documents online to diagnose the problem.
I decided to call O2 this morning to seek a replacement. However, when I got up to my phones alarm, I found my phone had crashed and was in an endless cycle of flashing a white screen.
Having called O2 to get a replacement I was told SE have slowed the release of the phones. According to the person I spoke to ?possibly indicating issues with the new model. The bummer is that I may have to wait anything up to eight weeks for a new one. The best O2 can offer me is a k750i.
Has anyone had similar problems or heard anything about known issues or supply problems?