Ok I now have this gorgeous little phone. I cant fully review as ive never had a 3g phone so my SIM needs to activated taking 48 hours :(
Anyway initial impressions are excellent. Although phone is plastic it may not have the same appeal as the chrome look of say the n91 but it IS sturdy and good quality. The slider feels secure and the buttons responsive. To be honest the model in the o2 shop did have a slightly loose slider but when you consider how much of a battering that display has taken from people in the opening week its not actually that suprising.
Walkman wise player is organised and easy to uuse, although only 1 speaker compared to w550i's 4 the music is still excellent. Very loud and good clarity.
Obviously 1gb card in the bundle is a beauty and after swapping it with the 2gb card from my sony psp means loads of music for me :)
Will try to answer more functionality questions once my new SIM has activated. Please feel free to contact me for answers I will try to help.
Prices for all from UK o2 are:
CONTRACT - up to £20 -----> £130
£25-£35 -------> £50
handset only --> £240
Great phone,it got all the features i wanted.great sound,and very stylish(IMO)i got the white one btw.the only disadvantages i found are
-the camera seems to be a bit dark(or is it just me?)
-and quite low battery life...
other than that,i think it's just the perfect phone for me.
It all depends on what you want! I'd go for the w850 though :)
hi,just asking for an opinion
between w810 & w850,which is better for a sms maniac like me??thanks...
For the love of god people ('antonian' in particular), read the past posts!!
The 'indicator light' on the top is actually a light sensor -adjust the brightness etc. to your surroundings.
not for the sms maniac or big thumb! ;p. support more music files (aac+,ra8,wma).but album art only with mp3 files... :(
sound quality with speaker is great, but with earphone,only with high bitrate mp3s,wma with 64kbps sound quality are good,aac+ seems bad at 48kbps compare to nokia n91.not test yet on ra8.
thanks for the info below Godbud77 really helpful!! :o}
Defo going for the w850, loved the old s700 even tho it was massive, it still had character lol
just hopeing t mobile or o2 online bring it out in white! really want their monthly contracts
To athresh & others,
Having had k750, W810 and now W850, Ican tell you the main differences:
First of all, all of them are excellent mobile phones (rich amount of options and excellent batterylife).
W850 vs W810:
Plus: Stand By screen with hour, messages, missed calls, appointments or to do list (on the w850). On the W810, the stand-by screen stays balck with no information on it.
IMO is more sophisticated on the W850. For example, you have several alarm times, recurrence for your appointments in the agenda, time appears in every menu, predictive following words while type sms, better message visibility (up to 8 lines) when you only see 4 or 5 in the w810.
On the w850, you have several new graphical theme which means that not only the colout of the menu change but also the graphical icons... (w810 no)
Sound with the external speaker is clearer and better on the W850, soun during call in equivalent though w850 has a bit more clarity.
W810 is edge. (and no possible way to turn this off) That means use of more power. If you don't need this, the battery will last shorter.
W850 is 3G but if you don't need that, you have the possibility to turn the option off and so, get a longer battery lifetime. (up to 1 week).
W850 is sober and so is W810.
I prefer the slide system of W850 because no need to pay attention to lock keys before putting the phone in your pockets.
So, as to me, W850 is better choice (phone comes with MS 1GB). But W810 is great choice also but several improvments on the w850.
The MP3 player is great since it's a new version.
Screen is bigger and time appears in big characters.
Avantages of the W810:
The screen is smaller but more colourfoul.
Camera equivalent. 2 MP with autofocus (W850 has NO autofocus but a better lens which brings the same, see a better result)
Sound from the player is also excellent though the interface is older.
In summarry, I advice W850 not because it's far better then W810 but because it has plenty of light improvments in every menu and because buying W810 now is like buying an old car model when the new model is already released. You'll get a better price when you will sell your phone in the future.
Can anyone tell how to activate the indicator light( status LED) on top of the phone.
it is not working. I used to have P900 and it had this LED to show the missed calls, low battery etc. But I cant seems to find it on W850. The LED is there but It is not working
athresh its personal choice mate. We cant tell you what you should or shouldn't buy.
Personally Im leaving in a couple of hours to pick up this phone from my local o2 shop. To be honest I dont believe there is a huge difference between them. What do you really want?? I dont want the w810 as its a candy bar design and Im not a fan of these phone, too busy to look at and way to much chance of buttons getting accidently pushed.
I couldnt stand the w550 swivel design although points for design. This slide phone is perfect for me, but maybe not for you??
Decision time mate :)
IMO, W850 is better.
Advantages over W810:
Better screen resolution
Improved music player
Bundled 1GB MSPD
Only one LED flash (W180 has two)
That's pretty much it...
SE 850 Now I M Going To Purchase It's Very Cool Phone 850 Sound Qulity Also good and this is very fashionable phone very rich phone go for it........
can you use the secondary camera as a self portrait camera or is it solely for video call purpose?
Phone is released in Australia already. You're looking at around $749-800 AUD outright depending on carrier.
Thanks Deborah hope your right, i have all ways had nokia and think that they might be concentrating too much on looks and not enough on software! well an honest opinion will be submitted once one has received this miracle phone!!!!!
how is the battery (950mAH if I'm right) life, with avarage use? I mean, 1-2h music /day, few calls, couple of sms's.
so how many days lasts the battery?? THX