I've had one for a couple of weeks and think its a great little phone, i've had a mobile phone since 1988 and worked in the business for a number of years also, i recommend this phone. One little problem though could be me but i'm still checking on it. The hot keys don't seem to work i.e 2 for work 3 for home which is essential when out and about if voice dialing is not activated connected via bluetooth.
you might as wel tel everyone to go buy an MP3 player since this is just a PHONE oh and go buy a CAMERA since its just a PHONE! look! a WALKMAN PHONE means multimedia entertainment phone which means MUSIC, RADIO, VIDEO etc. . .thats why we want a radio in it!
i recently got this phn n i think "its the bomb"
its ultra sexy....my 1st sony erricson n i made No mistake chosing this 1....
what are u waitn for,go for it guys :)
For all the w880 owners can this phone use the 4gb memory stick micro?
if you need a radio - buy it! about 10$ on the market :-) this is cellular phone, not radio.
SE W880i - is tha best i ever meet.
a very very good look phone ,goood qualiti:walkman,2.0 megapixels ....
thine but very fragile
final vote :17,5/20
I recently got this phone, and it is indeed excellent.
Firstly, the fact that it's thin can't be overstated - it's really thin and light. Perfect for putting into a shirt or pants pocket.
Secondly the buttons are fine and you get used to them very quickly.
Thirdly the feature set is great. It has everything a person could need; phone, camera, video, mp3 player, Internet, email, SMS. If you need more then you need to buy dedicated items for each of these functions or take a laptop or mobile PC with you.
The audio quality by the way is absolutely top notch. People who complain about the volume or sound quality are trying to listen to the Walkman using weak in-ear headphones. If you get decent headphones the walkman really shines with amazing quality.
All up I'd give it an 8 out of 10. And no, the absence of a flash or FM radio (really, who listens to FM radio these days?) are non-issues.
My first SE handphone... and I love it. It's slick and slim. Two thumbs up!
Just got this phone. It's not bad, the buttons are a bit fiddly and takes a while to get used to. But then I previously had the V630i which has way bigger buttons which may not look cool but it makes texting a hell of a lot quicker and easy to use. But hey, this one much slicker plus the browsing speed is quite impressive with really good renedering of web pages.
I purhcased my W880i today, but have yet to find out what a great phone it is. I stupidly put the battery in first to charge the phone, but now I want to put my sim card in I can't for the life of me get the battery back out again. Any ideas on how to help?
exaclty, ive got and using a SonyEricsson W900 which is stil known as the best Walkman with allround features,and even thou i dont use the Radio much its stil important to have for me becoz sumtimes i get bored of all my mp3s, music videos and SOUTH PARK episodes on my phone that i listen to Radio sumtimes for more than 3hourz, i also dont realy need too many functions thats why im gna get a N93i instead of a N95 becoz i need WiFi, SYMBIAN, and since the W900 does Videos at 30FPS 320x240 y step down to a W880, when i can move up in da world wit a N93i, since i like shooting videos of me and my frends being funny or just taken pics wit my gf, the W880 is a great phone but why oh why did SE leave out the radio? i understand that the camera aint dat gud bt ye dats coz its a Walkman, but il neva get ova da Radio being left out, even the MUCH cheaper W300 has a radio
I am thinking of getting this phone but too bad it doesn't have a built-in flash. Does anyone know if Xenon flash works with this phone?
tsepz,, ,i know wat you are saying in that as phones progress up the scale wether it be slimmer,, better camera or watever you expect that the next model at least has all the apps or controls or features as the model before it..So wat im saying is if a fone is then bettered in the SAME catagory of fone or model you at least expect it to contain features that were in the last fone but either bettered or have more features NOT to go backwards in function.I personnelly use radio wen in good reception to listen to something not as battery intensive as mp3 yet still entertaning to pass time ..Even nokias n80 wich i hav does have bad battery but is quoted to last 27 hrs on one charge using fm radio only.
IF your like me i use all functions that a handset has so its no good me getting the n95 because of its five mp cam wen 3mp is more than enuf and i dont need satnav,,i think people want top specs wen most people honestly never use the apps or just have cam as gimmick,in fact, most probably fotos never even get printed.IVE done all that since 1998 and am now happy without a topset fone because they are bulky;;and why have a big smartfone wen you can have a fone like this or samsung d900 wat im using with features that you will honestly use and in a slim unit without all the bugs and troubles etc,,,HERES to slim fones that truly most people only need and are preety big in features and big battery life,,and my radio? well its a £1 shop fm radio wich does the job perfectly..
okay so if we are so dumb then tel us why does W880 not have radio? huh? tel us! its a WALKMAN PHONE and so far all Mid-end to high-end WALKMAN phones have had radio why shud w880 be an exception? this is a great phone and SE cud have ALEAST let this phone come with the W900 headset (HPM-80) which have a radio/remote control, this phone would have sold even more if it had that and SE wud gain even more but they are obviously busy with the W900 successor which wil include W880 features and sooo much more!
now i know why people are asking about speaker loudness ,, there all going out on the streets with these things as mini ghetto blasters..Well i say bring back these days of the boombox as i still collect them but day by day firms are not releasing them.
Chocobean your right, for sure you are.
But people who do not understand that need to be helped to understand, that is why this webside exist. W880i is good mobile.
those who complain much about the lack of functionality of w880i are those people who are a complete big dumb ass!!! y is it that you don't understand the concept of a target market?! maybe you are all dumb to know that.. offcours certain products have their own distinction suitable for their specific target consumers!!! IF YOU DON'T WANT IT THEN DON'T BUY IT!! as simple as that... and if you still don't understand it... then I don't know what I will do with you guys...
w880i is a great phone and so are all the phones out there... just don't be bias in choosing...
i think about this celular,too much expensive
for the little tecnology.
no have radio.no flash.
the w880 is true trash.....
the more bad no is auto focus.
only stetic.no quality.
if you buyer,think two time again...