Adrian, 01 Jan 2009You may call me a tech freak or you may tell me I'm demanding too much, but although it has ma... morei think your phone obviously came defective off the assembly line Adrian. I've had two of them dnd I got no problems with them. In fact, upgrading the firmware was the mistake I made. While i got sweeter night snapping, the phone would just die spontaneously but not to frequent and also the camera's autofocus seemed to need a pair of glasses. The battery life was also cut in half. My W810 had become a pain to use...and my ass hurt bad enough to start with. But your phone...that's a wonder. All my buttons worked just fine. And that part about the radio working without the headset...if the radio stayed on after u unplugged it you'd surely get reception but I seriously doubt that it'll be usable without the antenna (headset). So in this perspective the radio not working without the headset (which is totally understandable and expected) is definitely a software prohibition. If u wanna know about flashing u can visit www.se-nse.com
You may call me a tech freak or you may tell me I'm demanding too much, but although it has many features and some bad points, I have a question: if I modify it's software will at least some of the drawbacks improve or dissapear?
Now the drawbacks that keep me from saying this phone is great:
1) if you don't press a button you have no idea someone has called or texed you while not looking at the phone. I hate this the most :((
2) verry slow (3 seconds) when displaying pictures made with the camera
3) little space for SMS (but this can be solved)
4) the main screen left button lacks functionality. in K700i it was More, and when dialing something it displayed a list of options instead of just 2 in W810
5) very big lag when in Walkman player->Tracks and you hit "play". it takes up to 2 minutes until the track plays (some bug...)
6) EMS has ABOSLUTELY NO text formating (bold, italic, centered, small, big etc)
7) radio can only work with headphones (this is a software prohibition, I demonstrated on my other SE that radio works without headphones)
So, does anybody know about software modification (or flashing) and which problems can be solved? Thamk you verry much!
it is a great phone but it has some problems . it is just great !!!!!
ravi, 29 Oct 2008Hi,
How much memory stick of 2gb\4gb will cost for w810i? Which brand is good?
i saw your post and i'm curious whether you've bought 4GB card.
so you made any further checks on it? is 4GB working with w810i?
please do reply.
SE has made this same phone at least 50 times and some people still get all excited about it haha, its always the same features and design with SE.
rohan m, 29 Dec 2008i think the se w810i is jus lame and the speker is to soft basically,it is real crapNokia's are more 'cheap' with their cheap plastics, SE's are Built SOLID!
i think the se w810i is jus lame and the speker is to soft basically,it is real crap
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2008a bought dis fone las year an wid in 5 monthz tym dah fone had a couple of problemz wid ih fir... moredah sotru dey hav loadz of problemz especially da new fone av brought ericsson w580i da lightz r gud dahz wh a bought er buh afta 5 monthz da fone had software problemz n da bottonz had snapped so dah phone is a just a piece of junk.all the phones ericsson sell r a piece of useless junk
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2008a bought dis fone las year an wid in 5 monthz tym dah fone had a couple of problemz wid ih fir... morei agree wid yew cuaz av had lyk 5,6 ericsson phonez n dey all hav software problemz wid dem.
a bought dis fone las year an wid in 5 monthz tym dah fone had a couple of problemz wid ih first ih wouldnt record sound n secondly da bluetooth waz messed up. an dah fone waz brand new az wel.never ever buy a sony ericsson fone cauz dahz da worst fone company cauz ih haz da most software problemz.
this phone is one of the best in my eyes, I've dropped it in water, smashed it on the floor and it hasn't broke at all.. I found it in a puddle sometime last year and its been my phone since.. I've had no problems with it at all!
Superb fone,got it august 2007.I now have a little problem.I lost my pc suite and when i checked the sonyericsn website,i got a version that was 43.5MB. It dnt help me much.I hear there is a versn 150Mb. If anyone knws where i cn download it?Tq you!
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2008lol i replaced my w810 with w902 too!Good upgrade in it?