I didn't say 48 hours wasn't good for 3G, I asked how to switch it off as I don't use it and would prefer the longer battery life.
crap cameras result, no FM radio, uncomfortable keypad, small loundspeaker, cherrs!!
48 hours using 3G / mail is not bad at all. Try pda phones or Nokia, you will end up with less as 24 hours
I've had this phone for about a week and everything seems good, except for my battery. I've charged it quite a few times within the week (after the 16 hours when new) and it only seems to last less than 48 hours. I think it could be because my 3G is switched on, but I'm not 100% sure. Does anyone know how to switch it off, or if there could be another reason as to why my battery keeps going flat? (A friend of mine has a Sony Ericsson phone, and says the battery can last up to a week)
Just some thoughts from me why I prefer this over a D900 I had. I realise they're aimed at different users but...
Much easier in the hand - it may be 'only' 5mm less width but it makes a big difference. Also around 25% thinner than the D900 which all adds up to a much better feel and ease of use. I find the D900s width causes you to stretch too much.
Menus - hands down the Sony menu system is far more intuitive and easy to use than the Samsung offering. Why Samsung insist on sub-menus obscuring the current menu is a mystery.
Build quality - The D900 feels quite cheap and plasticy. I also felt the slide action had too much play/wobble and would only get worse after sustained use. W880i has the solid-feeling metal front and rubbery rear to help with grip.
Battery - The D900 was good, the W880i is great. It can take a beating and still last for 5 days easily.
Signal - I get a better signal from the W880i.
Music Player - W880i as expected is a winner here. The bundled 1gb card is nice and is quite sufficient for alot of people.
I give the D900 the edge on camera for the autofocus and flash although the the W880i is quite adequate for a candid phone camera. Just not in dim light.
One area I found surprisingly good was the W880i keypad. Coming from the D900 it was strange at first and I had to adjust and be more accurate with my presses. After a few days, it felt like second nature and the keys give good response. I find the thin, small keys easy to use and nowhere near as cumbersome as I imagined they would be when I saw the phone in pictures.
Texting at speed is not a problem and the Sony interface is better as it requires less key presses to get the character or word you want.
It's not perfect - no USB 2 (use a card reader) or flash spring to mind but if you're looking for a sleek, light, easily-pocketable phone/walkman/candid snapper that will last for days, you could do alot worse than the W880i.
hi this telephone is good it have 1 gb of memory is wonderfull the size
This phone is good. Its has good memory & the size is ideal to fit in your pocket. The only let down is the camera which is poor for 2MP. And there is no flash on it either.
kevin,,go to menu---profiles---silent----more---editsilent profile----scroll--activate vibrate---save
dude...even the worst camera on the market demolishez any phone camera...so there's no such thing as a great camera phone...trust me...i am a photographer...this is the best music phone on the market...i own one...i tested the 5mp samsung and n95...and a benq 3.5 camera...guess who ruled...benq...mubile cameras sux...no sense for flash either...cuz it doesnt have range...the only phone i;ve seen that has a ranged flash is k800...i sugest u byw a w800 cuz sound is the same and go buy a panasolic ls3 pocket camera if u want photos...
I'm lookin for a music phone with a great camera, and sonyericsson seems to have that but i'm wondering if i should get the w810 or another phone instead. does this phone have a flash? that is my main question. and if not. what other ericsson music phones have a camera with flash?
Hey guys, I usually have my phone on silent profile in the office but I can't seem to set it so it vibrates when I get a text message. Anyone know the answer?
i think i made a mistake when i got this phone, it is too fragile for me and expensive. all the bells and whistles are ok.
I like the way you think,
i have the W880 as well as the W850, W800, amd W550.
They are the best phones available to man,
and Yes nokia do suck, very much.
I work in a phone shop and we send so many nokia away for repair than anything else.
The phone is slim, sleek and definately the smallest 3G available right now. Overall the design is pretty good. You can definately tell it's designed for music and browsing in mind. However, it's not very text friendly because the keypad button is too small, it's definately a challenge for people with large finger or long finger nails.