i dont get with the phone keep restarting.. i just bought this phone 2 weeks ago. till now its fine. i hope the restarting thing wont bother that much.. (so when it restars by itself, what happen about the files inside?)
for me the not good part from this phone are:
- a bit lag? yeah.
- froze like 2 times
- camera location is weird (but i dont really use camera phone so im fine
- have to be extra careful with the external front screen
- gets hot easily when you connect it to computer or playing internet with the phone without even connect it..
anyway, is the battery this suck? i mean, it drops quite easy esp if you keep playing with the walkman n internet.. (i have to bring the charger everywhere, just in case)
other than that, this w980 is awesome..
bought this phone back in May of this year. haven't had much problems with it, except when i first got it, the phone either restarted by itself (almost everyday) or it froze. it was probably because of the software. got another software for it, and it's been fine since then.
here is my take on this phone...
-great music sound (both using earphones and external speakers)
-orange light goes on-beat with the music you have
-FM transmitter (works pretty good, although you'll most likely get some sort of static)
-8GB internal memory (yeah, plenty of space)
-slider lock on side of phone (so you don't randomly press the buttons at the front)
-auto-dimming internal screen
-auto-rotating screen (pictures, music)
-not too bulky in size and weight
-you can organize your text messages into different folders/categories
-battery life (the worst was charging every other day. depends how much you use your phone)
-easy to scratch external screen & fingerprints
-camera location is weird (your finger might get in the way of your pictures)
-can't change the light colour (music = orange, incoming call = white/blue. kinda looks like LED)
-no memory card slot (inconvenient if you had everything saved in your other phone's M2)
nonetheless, i love this phone!
jdmpwned, 21 Aug 2009Shud i get this fone or a p1. remember they're both sony ericsson phones so b honest pls. Also... moreHmm I've had this phone for an year. The only problems I have encountered are that, it restarts on its own every now and then (around once per week), it lags a little (just like most other sony phones), and the front can be easily damaged.
Shud i get this fone or a p1. remember they're both sony ericsson phones so b honest pls. Also wat are tha common probs with this fone?
I bought this phone two weeks back.
And its pretty impressive.User Friendly features are excellent. 8GB is more than enough sure beats the iPhone in looks and price,and features except for internet surfing..
Few problems could be
- The cover surface though a fingerprint nightmare is even 'not scratch proof' so the slightest scratch can be noticable on close observation..
And the operating system is a lil bit slow than usual sony phones.. probably a microsecond slow but I could feel the difference between my old 580 and this in speed.
I just hope Sony makes sexy phones like these in the future or inthe coming year perhaps..when i shall buy a new phone..
Mandi, 13 Aug 2009hi Mark,tnx for ur answer,but i meant on the buttons inside when u open the phone,not the touc... moreMandi! If you don't want your phone is viewed by other people or friends, don't let them borrow your phone. You can prohibit them to not see your personal files. If they can't do what you said, don't lend your phone!
You would like to lock your files? Hmmm.. I had read there is an application, named Ultimate SMS (it is compatible for Nokia phones that use Symbian OS only). It can protect messages by password. Many applications like Ultimate SMS and most of them are Symbian OS support only. So, I advice you to find an application that compatible with Java MIDP 2.0 that can protect your files in internet. Hope this will help.
Sheila, 12 Aug 2009hi all,when someone calls me can i open the phone without answering that call?coz from outside... moreSheila! In Sony Ericsson Z310i, if you would like to open the flip, but you don't want it answer automatically when someone calls you, go to Settings>Calls>Open to answer, choose Off. So, I think W980 can do that too, but I don't know whether it has that option like in Z310i or not.
Mark Douglas, 13 Aug 2009on the right side of the phone... there is a key to unlock and lock.. push up to unlock push ... morehi Mark,tnx for ur answer,but i meant on the buttons inside when u open the phone,not the touch keys outside,i knew that,but i hate that anyone who open my phone can see whatever he wants,so thats why i ask about maybe some trick that i dont know to lock inside buttons.That is what i need.And that right key dont work for those buttons.I was searching to lock folders from pics and msgs but unsucessful:(
Sheila, 12 Aug 2009hi all,when someone calls me can i open the phone without answering that call?coz from outside... moreu can turn off a call by hitting the volume button twice consecutively. press once it silences the phone. twice it cuts da call.
Mandi, 12 Aug 2009Can someone tell me pls,can i lock external keypad on SE w980?on the right side of the phone...
there is a key to unlock and lock.. push up to unlock push down to lock.
try it out..
hi all,when someone calls me can i open the phone without answering that call?coz from outside buttons i cant ignore calls(as busy allert to others) only turn off the ringing,and when i open it automatically answer on someones call.Pls for answer,tnx.
Tony, 12 Aug 2009nice!!!!i like d neons.........w705 bter