ataraxia - Battery is performing better now. I read round this and other forums and others had had the same problem. The recommendation was to turn off the 3G/GSM and/or reduce the screen brightness. I did both and its lasting much better now. In the mean time though, I did complain to Vodafone and they gave me a new battery, which I haven't actually used yet. I'm hoping I won't have any more problems and its still the most beautifully crafted phone I've seen in a very long time :o)
pet, 07 Sep 2008i got my se w980 yesterday only the sound quality is second to non, never regret buying this ... moreSecond to none concerning headphone or the loudspeakers? What about the loudspeakers loudness and quality how u see them?
what about the camera one say good and one say bad , i want to know if the camera really good or not ?
i got my se w980 yesterday only the sound quality is second to non, never regret buying this unit par exellance.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2008i read something that the phone is slow... is it true??? coz im planning to buy this pone...how slow do u mean? no man its great! i love it
shoka, 07 Sep 2008can anyone tell me if the mobile is really good what about camera and sound?Best sound ever!
a below average camera because this phone is a music phone (W=walkman)
i read something that the phone is slow... is it true??? coz im planning to buy this pone...
Finally I saw this phone yesterday. I've never known that this phone is so sexy!
can anyone tell me if the mobile is really good what about camera and sound?
This is one of the best phones i ever had but it would be better if it was not a flip model
I need help please!I live in Greece,got this nice phone 2 days ago.I cannot transmit my music through my cars FM radio,sais that in my country is illegal!!any ideas PLEASE.Thanks in advance
I wanted to buy this phone to my gfd because of this lovely pictures:
But then I saw how thick it is. It's thicker than the Iphone. So I am still looking for another phone. Probably not a SE. SE W980=fail as it costs only 30€ less than a N95 8GB.
The japanese company Sony will splitting up with the swedish company Ericsson.
symbian freak site
Tess, 04 Sep 2008How is the sound quality in the ear piece? My last phone a w580 had very bad sound for calls a... moreTess - The sound quality is really good, the headphones are in-ear and noise-cancelling which helps a lot.
AW - did you get the problem sorted with battery? I reckon it was a defective battery rather than the phone itself. Unless it just needed a few charge cycles to get going? Mine seemed so-so initially but after about the second charge it's really lasted ages, even though I use the musicplayer and games a lot.
If anyone else is considering the phone, I'd recommend it. As well as the brilliant music quality (as you'd expect from Walkman) it just has so many extra features that you'd never have though of but really come in handy. For instance, flight mode lets you use the device (for music, games etc) where phones would normally have to be switched off e.g. airports and hospitals. I also used it while on holiday to make sure costly calls didn't come through from the UK. It's also pretty cool that you can transmit your tunes from W980 to a radio e.g. your car stereo!
Shino03, 03 Sep 2008W980 could read doc files... If you have the application...
My Se K610i works great in readin... moreHi! Please send me the doc reader too..
I've been looking for doc readers long enough coz i wnat to upgrade my K800i.
Thanks a lot for the help.
How is the sound quality in the ear piece? My last phone a w580 had very bad sound for calls and I am afraid to buy another SE phone for that reason.
Just got mine this week and it's been amazing. The real thing looks so much better than the picture. Sound quality is excellent. The mic is very loud. I tried calling my friend my she said I spoke too loud! Music player is beyond comparision. Camera is satisfied enough for music phone. The FM transmitter works flawlessly and sound from a radio is very good. The only donwfall is that it take way too long if you try to transfer GBs of musics using Music Manager (better drag and drop.) Anotherthing I don't like is that the accelerometer is not very responsive; sometime it doesn't rotate back to the position. Overall, this is an amazing phone with a very few minor irritations.
I have had this phone for nearly a month now and i actually love it!!
The price is in the £250-£300 range on PAYG and free on many £30 contracts, which is well worth what this phone has to offer!
The 3.2MP camera is more than sufficient on a music orientated phone, alongside 8GB of internal memory; enough space for 2000 songs!
The vibration feature on the outer touch controls is perfectly refined, and the controls are not fiddly or temperamental like many touch-controlled handsets. Sony Ericsson have even added a sliding 'hold' button on the outer casing, like many mp3 players, so you cant change the song in-pocket. the 'walkman on top' feature makes th phone act as if you have both a phone and an mp3 player conjoinedallowing full walkman access without opening the phone.
The motion sensitive game, Need For Speed Pro Street has offered me many hours of fun, steering the car by tilting the phone.
On a more practical note, the main buttons inside the handset are very large, indented and with about 5mm between each, allow for very fast texting.
In reply to comments; i have had no problems whatsoever with battery life and i am using this phone for music upto 5hrs daily :)
This phone is a marvel of Sony Ericsson's W series, with no bad points whatsoever. I would strongly recommend you buy this phone!!!