I got the white version (don't call me racist). I love it so far, the battery life is not so impressive, but I think it's because the phone was sitting in some warehouse in Florida for 2 and half years. That "optimized charging" beeping all the time is driving me nutso though.
I'd wanted a long-lasting phone, and the fact that it didn't have a flip/slider helped, and the fact that it had a navigation key (instead of a joystick) also helped.
My review might prove to be a bit outdated as when I'd bought the phone (in Feb, 2007) many features were fairly "cutting edge", but no more now.
Good points that are unique to this (or Sony Ericsson models):
-Java-based so works fairly smoothly--no worry about viruses or hanging
-Excellent ear phones; almost better sound quality than iPod
-Autofocus camera; the camera has features that'd fall just short of a digicam's
-Nice, light (light on memory; fast to invoke) themes, which can be customized on the PC by downloading a software
-Customizable shortcut menu
-mHTML files can be stored when using the phone's web browser
-Very easy to navigate through the various menus and through the Walkman features
-Simply pressing one of the up/down volume buttons gives you the phone status, which contains info like the network-area, current time, time at which alarm is set, phone and memory stick memory status, phone batter remaining, as well as the your phone number (if manually saved)
-Had got external speakers free (which don't require an external power supply, i.e., run on phone's battery)
-Hasn't given a single problem in functioning--the keys are still crisp (as good as new); the only problems I had were once with the earplug and once with the charger, both of which I'd to replace once. But, that I consider alright with 19 months' usage.
-A VERY good battery. I've not replaced the battery even once! Although, there's perceptible drop in battery performance since I'd bought it, but still is fairly good.
A few lacunae:
-Not many messages can be stored
-External speaker isn't loud enough, so, one might have to set a relatively loud ring tone, but which I suppose is a problem only when one is in VERY loud surroundings
-The display should be brighter. Works alright for indoors, but may give problems in outdoors during noon. But, then a dimmer display also saves the battery life
-The very same autofocus function that I'd counted as a positive, can turn into a negative, if one wants to snap an instant pic, as the autofocus makes the camera lag by around 2-3 seconds. Also, it can be just a bit difficult to master.
But, on the whole a very satisfying and delightful phone.
very good phone good performence
i m using it from last 2 years, brilliant camera, sounds very good quality and loud,
BUT sometimes restarts itself but no major problem, good features, keys functions good, fast user interface
my reviews (out of 5):-
camera - *****
sound - *****
features - ****
screen - *****
overall - ****
I wanted this phone but thr new Phone not available in Pakistan
i Really very Upset
is it true that sony ericson brand take long hours in charging? abt 5 to 8 hrs? cn anybdy answr? tnx! c:
can anyone tell me if i start to play the walkman player in full battery life how much time it will allow me to listen to the music
can the sony ericsson uses the 8 gig memory stick
whats the biggest memory card can it use
i just wanna know how can i get a music player for wma songs bcoz walkman doesn,t allow me to play wma songs on my w810i n it's very boring to me.anyone can help me out??????
I got this phont know and it's great. The headphones are great, the memory is sufficient, it looks nice, captures great photos, the battery last's a lot, it has everything i need and more. Sony Ericsson are the best!!!
my 810i cant play video file like 3gp or mp4 the skin ramain black but the soound come from the video whats the problem is?answer me plsssssssssss?
becks, 18 Sep 2008i just wanna know and am curious to know how good the batery of w810i is coz mine consumes al... moreMine lasts for 4 days.
but i don't listen to music.
just a few calls and messages that's all.
i love this phone a good vga camera and nice music from windows media player..i say NOKIA rocks...this is the best phone that nokia has provided
Bis, 16 Sep 2008I have used it for the past 14 months and let me tell you this phone is really user friendly a... morei just wanna know and am curious to know how good the batery of w810i is coz mine consumes alot batery