Anonymous, 16 Jul 2008The speakers are fine on this phone. It is a really good phone but when i got it, and i know t... moreif you turn of 3G then the signal is brilliant, coz its 3G turned on all the time that makes signal bad and uses the battery!
Spac18, 27 Jul 2008Sony ericsson headphones are better than nokia's. But still they are not as good as sennheiser... moreYes! You can use sennheiser or bose on Walkman phone.
Did you ever have any SE or saw the headset before?? Guest not. Lol
Dani , 26 Jul 2008thats just you used to the N95 Stereo Speakers in N95 are only there for Movies, nobody wo... moreSony ericsson headphones are better than nokia's. But still they are not as good as sennheiser or bose. Thats why 3.5 mm jack is must for all music phones.
Finally bought a pair of the SE HBH-DS220 Bluetooth headset and paired it with the W890i.
Got it from eBay and it appears "authentic". Even has a serial number but don't know how to check the "authenticity" but it works!
The charger plug stays firmly attached while charging and the connection works, though getting the phone to recognize it at first took awhile but eventually it found the device!
It's not bad but not terrific either.
The volume is adjusted by holding the play/stop button until the desired volume is
found. Unfortunately, the headset is very basic but still overpriced since it does NOT have either a forward/backward button or the ability to adjust thru various playlists or show what songs on the LED screen on the Bluetooth adapter.
Even the adapter's manual states that the user must use the phone's controls to control the media player settings/controls!
Let's hope SE will smarten up and actually build a Useful Bluetooth headset so that the remote can actually control the media player!
[Oh, right, it's the HPM-82, which I also bought and waiting for it to arrive! It's not Bluetooth but at least it won't suck up the phone's battery life. I'll review it later when I get it].
Anyway... The HBH-DS220 is primarily meant for users who want a "basic" wireless (i.e. handsfree) Bluetooth device to listen to the media player and answer calls. Nothing fancy!
A very good feature that's included in the adpater is a 3.5mm port. I'm using my Shure E4 earphones which is MUCH better than the stock HPM-70 earphones included.
The device works well with my earphones that I literally have the volume set to ZERO since it's that "loud" when using the phone's media player!
I did notice one thing:
The phone/media player is rather "slow" in that it pauses for ~1-3 secs. when it shuffles between songs! Even the phone's controls have a slight pause!
I'm assuming this is due to the Bluetooth feature and that it sucks up the battery life from both the adapter and phone as well as uses the phone's processor, hence the slowdown.
Has anyone used te HBH-DS220 with the W890i?
If so, what's your experience with the headset with the phone?? What's the battery life on the device as it's not stated in the manual or SE website?
nick, 26 Jul 2008dani having owned various phones and using them all for music purposes, i think i can distingu... morethats just you used to the N95
Stereo Speakers in N95 are only there for Movies, nobody would use it for Music blasting
i own a W810i, i would say the Sound Quality is Good
im not fussed about 3.5mm jack built in or not
all i can ask for in a Music Phone is Good Quality earphones in the retail package! Walkman Phones more then do that, they come with In-Ear Headphones which are just as good as Sennheiser
which costs £30 in shops which would have to be bought if you had a N95 to plug in your favourite 3.5mm jack
i always wonder why Nokia dont supply good earphones with the retail package?!?
i think thats why they put 3.5mm jack in their phones...
SE supplys good earphones even with their Cyber-Shot phones...!
Dani, 25 Jul 2008Have you ever heard of Clean sound quality?
SE has exactly that!
crisp sound quality... moredani having owned various phones and using them all for music purposes, i think i can distinguish between good and bad sound quality.
the N95 sound quality is way above average and i have used a walkman (the w810) and the sound quality really wasnt that great man.
also id never buy a phone without a 3.5mmjack. its so useful!!
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2008SE w890i..One of the worst phone that I have ever seen !!!!!Than i assume you don't own the phone - right?
nick, 25 Jul 2008dani everyone knows the sound quality is just average. get over it.
because the phone has a... moreHave you ever heard of Clean sound quality?
SE has exactly that!
crisp sound quality
i dont know what kind of sound quality your talking about nick?
are you talking about that sound quality which is full of distortion and lack of naturalness?
BTW the full touch option will have its disadvantages of course:
lower battery life.
lower sun visibility (that is now great BTW).
it is time to face the facts!
this phone is the most amazing phone i have seen!
(and i have seen some amazing phones)
the sound quality is GREAT especially with the MegaBass app.
the device is super slim and compact.
the design is almost all metal with clean lines.
the looks is great.
great support of 8GB card which makes it a great music device.
great support of stereo bluetooth.
(i am using it with two different headphones)
great photo viewer and file manager.
great themes and theme creator.
great battary life (especially for the size of the phone).
only downsides are:
if this phone was full touch screen the screen was much bigger and so were the keys.
SE next W phone should be full touch and would totally kill the rivals.
so far this one has no competition.
Dani, 24 Jul 2008Nokia now have good sound quality to, im not saying they dont
but SE's sound is ... moredani everyone knows the sound quality is just average. get over it.
because the phone has a little sticker with the words 'walkman' written on it, this does not suddenly increase the sound quality
Dani, 24 Jul 2008Yeah, it takes decent enough pictures, good enough to print id sayThanx!! I also wanna know if you might know anything about the Sony Ericsson C702's availabilaty in South Africa??
Mohamed, 23 Jul 2008Do you have to use the head-phones to operate the FM radio. If you do, can a bluetooth stereo ... moreThe radio needs the Wired headphones since it acts as the antenna (which is stated in the user's guide).
The bluetooth headset adapter would work with the media player but not necessarily the radio.
Johann, 24 Jul 2008I want to know if the SE W890i takes decent pics without auto-focus??Yeah, it takes decent enough pictures, good enough to print id say
nick, 24 Jul 2008its not top notch dani.
a phone has a sound chip in it or it doesnt
ones with them sound b... moreNokia now have good sound quality to, im not saying they dont
but SE's sound is just that bit more crisp and clear
there doing something to get there sound like that, WITHOUT sound chips
i sopppose SE dont need them, there sound is already good enough
i dont why but it is..