Good news - the price keeps dropping!
I guess consumers can not be so easily manipulated. Few weeks ago this phone was introduced with a 500USD price.
After about 5 weeks the price dropped more than 30% -- over 150USD.
Like many of us said that time the fair price for this basic phone is about 250-300USD (unlocked without contract).
The predicted price is now totally in sight.
What would be nice if SE would recall the defected batteries and announced the screen problem update or fix.
After all this is a nice chic phone.
It is very wise to cut and paste the tech info for us :)
I prefer to have a 2mm thicker phone with:
- larger screen!!!
- touch screen!!!
- better battery (W890 has problems with the battery)
- larger memory (28Mb is a joke)
- much better audio
- better video
- larger buttons
For me the 1-2mm extra thickness not noticeable but the extra features makes a huge difference.
We have different expectations and needs - you may just can´t live with a phone no matter how good it is if it is more than 10mm thick. Good luck!:)
is w890 or k850 better
this phone is slim n chic!!
nice phone but when dropped easily spoiled...
pls tell me if i should buy w890 or k850..
Just got this phone a few days ago and i am loving it. The camera leaves a bit to be desired but thats about it.
does anybody know how to transfer additional games to this phone via the USB cable? i have tried copying them into a number of different folders on both the phone and the card but they never show up.
get themes from www.zedge.net
i couldnt find the w890 on the list so i just used w910 and they work fine
hey guys just got the phone very impressed not the best sony ive had tho.does anyone know where to get themes?
on my last SE the clock used to show on idle screen, and when i got a msg it used to show an envelope, does W890 have this feature? i only know if i have a message by actually unlocking my phone.
Thanks in advance
ok i just got this phone from ebay and its great..
only thing is the menu is werid because the keys are on the right hand side. and the left softkey cant be changed.. WTF ??
dont know about battery life yet. hope its good.. time will tell
sorry but you are incorrect, sony ericsson is the #5 mobile manufacturer now because of the huge profit losses
Not got a huge memory, not got a huge screen, not got built in GPS, not got WiFi, not got a 5mp camera.
This phone wasn't built to have these features so its pointless comparing it to phones that are. This phone was designed to be a nice-looking, small, easy-to-use, reliable music phone with great battery life, for which it works fantastically.
Comes with a 2GB memory card on Vodafone, which can be safely upgraded up to 6GB if needed. You can purchase the GPS receiver earphones from Sony Ericsson for around £40. Sound quality is equal to iPod. One of the sharpest-looking models yet to be released from the leading mobile phone manufacturer: Sony Ericsson...
I'm not a NOKIA fan lover and I'm a Sony ericsson lover and i post this features so that the people in this arena could see that this phone W890 is much better than th W880...and Dani before arguing just read my message carefully if i'm a NOKIA fan lover or Sony Ericsson fan lover... SE rules
Does a Phoe of this range. need all that stuff?
seems like your another one of those N95 owners.
just go to sleep or back to your Nokia forum.
˝... and none of them is true˝
So you think this phone has:
- a big screen
- touch screen
- huge memory (like 8 or 16 GB)
- big buttons
As far as I know all of these are without questions - this phone has none of it!
For you ALL these are there since you denied the lack of them any of them - all of them!
Let the readers decide who is full of crap - as you nicely put it.
You can still come back and make an ... out of yourself again and again ... you just introduced yourself :)
so what if the Loudspeaker is Low.?
W890i is Slimmer then both K800i and 6300
what do you expect from such a slim phone!
I just bougth this phone one week ago. I own a SE K800i and a Nokia 6300. The W890 is such a dissapoinment. At first i liked it when i saw it in a store, but after i bougt it, no way.
It is not got to pickup from a table, very plastic almost like a toy. The sound when it rings is bad and not loud(is that a fault or is all W890 this way?). The music coming from the speaker is bad, even my K800 and Nokia 6300 has much better sound.
I hate my self for falling for this one, and know i am stucked for 6 months with the operator.
I will try to sell this phone very soon.
Hello everyone i just have to say that this handset is brilliant, no joke ive had this phone a short while but, its amazing the features are at a good standard not to mention the camera god damn it makes my spine shiver in agony. Overall i love this phone and i hope that you people out there enjoy this mobile because its a big HIT.
It is out only a few weeks but practically already outdated.
There are two more phones (c902, G900)in the pipeline and will be available soon which better than W890. And these are both from SE.
From other manufactures there are even more already out or coming out soon.
- small screen
- no autofocus
- no flash
- poor quality video
- poor quality camera
- weak speaker phone
- lack of touch screen
- lack of GPS
- weak and unreliable battery (reported by many users)
- screen problems reported by many people
- limited memory
- small buttons
- no Wifi
- poor replay (music) quality (it is also reported by independent reviews)
Luckily, the price keep falling - it is below 350USD now.
When it gets below 300 USD around 250USD then we can say it is an okay chic phone. After all it has no special features.