So have you tried updating the firmware at all? This is my 3rd year using SE and I've yet to experience freezing or any software related issues.
I can't really say call clarity on the W980 is good. It's ok, but I can't call it good. Samsung does well in loud places (me being an ex-Samsung user), but with the W980 the sound is too 'breaky' and sounds pretty bad. To top that off, the mike is in the wrong place. But then , the W980 does better in quieter places.
First can i just say I have been a faithful SE user for quite some years. I have one of these. I took one in replacement for a snazzy SE K850i camera Phone, which kept locking up on me. To be fair, As a phone its been spot on, call clarity A1, although a few issues with the original firmware but after that all was good. APART FROM the FM transmitter. I used it to kisten to an album at work and hey presto, the phone locked up, and basically, everytime i use the fm transmitter now, it does the same thing, it has now even extended to normal mp3 playback using headphones now. Not impressed. Too much crammed into too small a space methinks. Gonna get me a Nokia nextime round
kieren, 08 Dec 2009hey i ended up gettin this phone but just wana know how to make music songs my ringtone? as on... moreI have a SE W810 it will only use ringtones of mp3 files that are less than 30 seconds. If you have pc use wave pad or if you have mac use garage band to cut the files to size
I have the latest firmware R3EG004, and it seems the music quality has definetly improved. I stopped using my ipod for past couple weeks...
hey i ended up gettin this phone but just wana know how to make music songs my ringtone? as only have few in my ringtone section but how do i change it to a song in my playlist bit?1 please please help or ill have to sell phone for another one, lol.
Mate - go for the 5800. It's worth alot more, is 'hip' which everyone but me is into these days....
I can't comment on the sound quality of the 5800, but I understand it is good.
And yes, tell them to stick it where you know best
Kieren, 04 Dec 2009hey everyone im really confused as ive been offered this phone in return for my nokia 5800 xp... moreIf they offered you that for your 5800 they are trying to pull a fast one on you. Tell them where to stick it!
im really confused as ive been offered this phone in return for my nokia 5800 xpress phone is it worth it? as i kno from xperience that SE often can be faulty and break so dont want tht to happen an then im without a phone kiinda thing :S please help
If you recently just bought it, then it is likely to be second hand and requires a deep format.
Go into file manager and format the memory there. Although you can use Windows to format the memory, it ain't recommended. OR, you can update the firmware to the latest one (provided you have yet to do so) which will format the memory for you - saves formatting twice.
If you've had the phone for a while, then try searching the phone with Windows and see what is taking up the space. It is probably a file somewhere away from the file manager structure (like a random Windows made thing)
Hope that helps.
i have this phone and it has 5 gigabytes free. but i can't take photo it sais the memory is full, delete some items...
what is the problem and what can i do?!
Fird1289, 29 Nov 2009which one is better, SE w980 or SE W508? don't double,w980
anyone know how to extend message tone for w980? I just buy this phone last day, when I change message tone using mp3 song this phone only play the tone just 6 second and then stop. I want the whole song played if I got message...thanks
Fird1289, 29 Nov 2009which one is better, SE w980 or SE W508? w980 wins in all segment except camera location
reddy, 16 Nov 2009es, sound system and clarity is better than n73really ..
w980 is better than n73 in speaker..
fan, 06 Nov 2009are speakers stronger than those in n73es, sound system and clarity is better than n73
The new firmware
I have noticed a SLIGHT improvement in GUI speeds. Not as laggy, but still not a decent improvement (better than nothing I guess).
Camera quality seems to have decreased - have to use a bit more to know fully.
Music - bass is slightly increased. Me being a high-end audiophile, the difference is there, but again, the difference is only slight. Treble / high-ends seem constant / unchanged.
Visual bugs that I saw in the previous firmware are still present on the new one.
Although I would suggest upgrading the firmware to fix possible problems, you HAVE to backup your data. The update will format the memory and you will lose whatever is inside the phone. Too bad the W980 don't have a memory card since I couldn't backup my applications (and I don't use the SE Suite - too much bloatware involved). The phone's firmware also resets EVERYTHING setting-wise. Basically, it is like starting your phone from a factory state - you have to re-set everything to your liking. I should have waited till the update via GUI was available... Updating via PC should need approx. 80MB (depending on what firmware you have now and where you live)
Hope that helps