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!!!
plez can anyone tell me if the mobile is good or not and i want to know if the camera ,audio and volume is really good cuz i want to buy it ?
Today I hold it for a while in my hands, what a beautiful beautiful phone. Nothing compares to this piece of design
Shino03, 03 Sep 2008W980 could read doc files... If you have the application...
My Se K610i works great in readin... moreI want that application too.. please send to my emai: email@example.com
Ken, 01 Sep 2008Guys pliz help me out.is the music better than that for w900i?
Absolutely yes :)
Had my 980 for about 3 weeks now. When it comes to looks, its best phone I've ever owned. The walkman is awesone. But its slower than my 850i tho I guess I'll get used to that. My issue is with battery life. 300 hours standby, what a joke. It was fine at first but now the battery is running out after about 30 hours, during which time I'm doing nothing but send a few texts. Seems from some comments here this is a common problem.
I rang Vodafone today and they have ordered me a new battery. Am I wasting my time?
Moe, 03 Sep 2008yah i have tried my frnds E66 and i have my own w980.
The E66 is really nice looking with a n... moreW980 could read doc files... If you have the application...
My Se K610i works great in reading Doc files..
If you want the application just reply to this post...
John again, 03 Sep 2008Hello, I am undecided, I am deciding between the Nokia E66 and Sony Ericsson W980. Any comment... moreyah i have tried my frnds E66 and i have my own w980.
The E66 is really nice looking with a nice feel, heavy though. But i just didnt like the UI its some-how... plane, if ur looking for a camera phone and a business phone.. this 1 is good.
The w980 has a weak camera, and it wont support any Microsoft docs or pdf viewing, BUT the music on this thing is awesome! The light effects and mirror effects are cool.
It looks more sexier than the E66 though, battery life is great. SE has the best battery life.
u can turn 3G of :
if u go to settings>> connectivity >> mobile networks >> GSM/3G networks .. if ur on GSM.
this will disable video calls and fast web browsing
got the phone recently, got to say i'm still undecided. had the w850 and liked that one got this upgrade and though the sound is good it's no better than the other phone. has vodafone musicstation on it but cannot get it to work - yet!? anybody know how? camera is ok but it is a mp3 walkman phone after all.
Hello, I am undecided, I am deciding between the Nokia E66 and Sony Ericsson W980. Any comments that would assist me in deciding would be greatly appreciated. Overall I am looking at the best one in terms of battery life based on your use and music playing. I had a SE C902 and the battery life wasn't the best so looking at getting the E66 or W980 but worried about battery life mainly. Thanks for any help feedback. I have posted this message under both Nokia and SE phones to get biased and unbiased opinions, - no fighting now people please :).
By the way thanks for the reply about battery life with the w980 and turning off 3G but does anyone know if we are able to turn off 3G functionality in Australia? If so how do we do it and what does it prevent the phone from doing? Thanks again sorry for all the questions and some may be stupid ones no doubt.
mummra1981, 03 Sep 2008ive only hasd this phone 1 day but must say im a little dissapointed. the tranfer rate for mus... morei use a mac and itunes, the album pics do show up in my phone, but yes i have the slow transfer problem. But if ur using a windows pc, install the software CD included with the phone, its much faster when transferring with the software.
ive only hasd this phone 1 day but must say im a little dissapointed. the tranfer rate for music from my pc is very slow compared to my older phone (w960) and the album pics dont show up on the phone for some reason. Anyone else having this problem?
[deleted post]Thanks for your comment, I live in the Orange County Area and feel i Would probably have the same problem
you can't compare nokia product with SE'S you just can't. SE is the best, there phones look great and each phone's features corespond with there categories for example you can't make a comment on this phones camera, it's not what it was designed for. This phone is a walkman and what a hell of a walkman, incredible sound quality.
John, 02 Sep 2008Hello All I am looking at getting this phone but am wondering if the battery life is any good ... moreIf you turn of the 3G support then the phone will last more than a week. But i guess at some countries you cant control ur network options so i guess even with 3G support activated, the phone lasts more than 4 days with listening to music, calling, etc.
proof: i use it extensively.
Vanessa, 01 Sep 2008Does anyone know if this phone will ring for more then 6 rings before cutting off? By the ti... moreIf your on Vodafone UK, on a prepay tariff, you won't be able to extend the voicemail timeout. You can disable voicemail by dialling 1210 and it should ring for approx 60secs...
Hello All I am looking at getting this phone but am wondering if the battery life is any good on it. I have read here from someone claiming that it's not but thought I would open the question up to more of you. I had a C902 and didnt like the batter life of it, needed recharging every 2nd day, wonder if this is the same. Pretty much will use it to play music for an hour a day (train to work) and a couple of short calls. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks