Correction on the storage card type:
It'll accept up to 8G Micro M2 not the 8G MicroSD card, though officially SE states it'll accept up to the 4G capacity.
which is why it's a true walkman phone... A walkman is supposed to be used with earphones
David, 31 Aug 2008The w610i is a far better MUSIC phone, i own both and i will tell you why as a music phone, th... moreThe W890 is for kids, rich kids of course the sound quality etc. is not that great.
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anon, 29 Aug 2008hey i just need to ask which is the better music fone, the w610 or the w890?? pls let me knowCorrection - the w880i does not have a dedecated side mounted play/stop key. This now makes it trully useless!
anon, 29 Aug 2008hey i just need to ask which is the better music fone, the w610 or the w890?? pls let me knowThe w610i is a far better MUSIC phone, i own both and i will tell you why as a music phone, the little w610i is way better even though the w890i is better equiped and a better phone in general:
1) Thw w890i shows some lack of audio quality - when increasing or decreasing the volume you get a very faint click/creack sound each ime you press the button. Sonething you would expect from a cheap chinese MP3 Player. You dont get this on a w610i. Sound quality itself is good on bot phones during playback.
2) the speaker is louder and clearer on the w610i. Because the w890i is so slim, it was always going to have trouble coz they can only put in a small speaker.
3)This is the biggest issue for me - the interface and ergonomics. With the w610i, the walkman key is on the face and then there is a play/stop key on the right side - this makes all the difference to your experience. Let me explain: when you play music or radio, you can press that button and it will switch off the music or fm without having to open the radio or walkman interface at all. You press it again and it resumes whatever you were listening to last, in the background (you dont have to re-launch the application). If it was an mp3, it will resume the previous track at the position u left it - if it was fm, it goes back to the same station. The w890i CANNOT do this. The walkman key is on the side so there is no play/stop key except that middle one whch is also a softkey so has its own duties. With w890i, if you are playing a track you have to launch the walkman to pause the track, and olny then put it in the background. If you want the music back, launch the player again. You cant even use the call release key (red button) to kill the music if its playing in the background.
Another huge problem i encountered. I launch walkman and when i want to select an album it takes me to the media centre interface. Then i select the music and start playing through the walkman, but if i want to go to stand by screen i have to go to options and minimize the player. If i press the walkman key again it takes me BACK to the media centre - now if i have just selected and played the track the track i want, WHY on earth would i want to be taken back to the media centre? Remember i did not lauch the media centre, the walkman player "forced" me to go there to get my song. If i try the call release key to take me back to stand by, it kills the music!!!! So i have to fiddle around navigating backward from the media centre to get back to stand by, or go to options to minimize it. The other phone handles this far better - With w610 if i launch walkman with the walkman key, i can select my track and play it and then when i press the walkman key again, it takes me back to wherever i was when i initially launched the walkman.
The last walkmans to have the dedicated play/stop on the side were w610i and w660i. o if u really want 3g and video call, w660i is worth a look. Its basically a 3g w610i minus auto focus and LED light. w890i is still a great fone - the problems shouldnt trouble you too much - they only trouble me because i had been using a w610i before my w890i. But i do love the slim design, gorgeous display and metal body plus HSDPA of my w890i. And it is still the only sony ericsson wiht the full GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA combo! Frget i mentioned the w880i. Lacking fm radio is just silly - makes track ID function REALLY pointless!
SE Lover, 30 Aug 2008can any one tell me that how is the SPEAKER output for music playback?speaker output is poor!
SE Lover, 30 Aug 2008can any one tell me that how is the SPEAKER output for music playback?its Soft and has alot of treble ..
its loud but totally loud
can any one tell me that how is the SPEAKER output for music playback?
its the Perfect Slim Phone..
though it has some drawbacks
its more or less near perfect
akinaro than you very much for your reply. Will it make a sense if I download the new software? I will try the link that you have given to me, thank you again! :)))
* Popocatepet you need new drivers go to http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php for more info
Is there any way to make this amazing phone ring LOUDER? It's a pitty, is it possible to make things change by downloading the new software???
coolie, 26 Aug 2008Hi Richard, Snap I am actually on my 5th handset, so finally giving it up as a bad job.. The p... moreJust get the settings for your picture msg on the o2 website.
this should then send them down to your phone (like a text almost) and its free.
plus will allow u to go online via your phone (not recommended unless u have a web bolt on)
once these settings are sent down to ya phone just save them and turn ya phone on and off and hopfully ya shud be up and running again =~)
hope this helps.
hey i just need to ask which is the better music fone, the w610 or the w890?? pls let me know
this phone is just so hoooooot!!!!! there's just one thing that i dont like about this fone and so as other SE. it doesn't have lock (security) for ur messages. but overall i just love this phone. SE, its the best among nokia, samsung or moto. i was once a nokia and samsung user. but i was not really satisfied! nokia, its a text friendly but its really slow men! and it hangs all the time. thats also the complaint of my frnds using nokia phones thats y we switched to SE. another one, samsung, it looks great but the features? its boring!. moto? i dont have any interest in buying that phone nor try using it. it just sucks. well SE. this is my 3rd SE phone. iv had a w810 and w850. its just great! tho i must admit its not perfect. well there is not perfect phone anyway! im just satisfied with this phone. its easy to use and easy to download stuff. like music and themes. i know everybody wont agree but its just my opinion =)
it's a compact phone with the Great Walkman inside.. don't really need the camera..coz it's a toy for a girl..
what i need is a compact phone with great music player..
why people always talk good bout nokia?
proud? thats your choice not mine..
u have wi fi? 5mp? n what else? that's what u want,not me..
what's the point u have in a 5mp cameras phone?
to shoot u'r self??
are u a gay or what??
(if u r a man..)
there's a notebook,why do uneed to browse while there is note book? if an emergency,we can browse with HSDPA right?
just don't bother our phone..
coz this is what we needed..not yours..
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2008one thing irks me about SE, as much as i love them. They have forgotten the basic telephony co... moreExcellent points there!
I actually have a V8 and those features are quite useful. However, and with the exception of the frequent missed calls/messages reminder, SE has those features but only in their smartphones/UIQ devices.
Otherwise, I can't complain much about my W890i.