well this phone finally arrived at my door today and i gotta say... bad things: slow constant speed (takes about a second to do what u tell it 2,) camera isnt all that great, expected better and it takes like 3seconds to capture an image, the charger and the headphones and the usb cable all go in the same place which isnt bad but what is, is how it gets removed from ur phone... u gotta sorta bend it 1 way or the other which is really weird, the radio thing where u dont have to have ur headphones in is half true, it has to have the 1st part of the headphones in and that acts as the antenna.
good points: really loud and clear phone. the screen is real high def stuff... really clear, touch sensitive buttons actually work and so does the whole shake 2 skip track thing altho its kinda pointless cuz the skip buttons right net 2 the play button. the light for when u play music at the bottom of the fone is pointless but its nice 2 see lights flash now n agen. battery life is ok, dowload things from ur pc or mac takes a while... took like 15mins to download 214 tracks... not really sure if thats slow for phones these days. the inside buttons are non noisey and its pretty compact so its pretty good overall, has 8GB internal memory, takes onoly 2.5 hours to charge fully, quite easy and straight forward to use
hope this helps... overall i think its dissapointing but i think some of it is down to the fact im not used to the phone... its growing on me as the day goes on but im still pretty bummed about how it really looks... not like any pics on the net... totally diffrent in person
How slow is the W980i compares to the others 8GB phone?
B'coz if you compare W980 with an only 1GB phone, i think it's not fair
I was eagerly waiting for months for this phone to come out - replacing my W850.
Sadly, after playing around with it for the past week, I am pretty disappointed!
Yes, as other reviewers have confirmed - the phone operating system is SLOW!
No, you Cannot listen to FM radio W/O the headphones. This sucks since I have read previous reports that the headphones are NOT necessary to listen to the FM radio.
On top of that = when I go to the Sony Ericsson website, most of the weblinks for Support are Unavailable!
I like my W850 much better when it comes down to functionality. AND i paid $500 usd just to be one of the first in my city (Los Angeles) to get this phone.
Sony Ericsson, as a loyal customer to your cell phones, i am pretty disappointed in your so called 'flagship' cell phone!
Is this phone a good choice for upgrade compared to the W810i? Please reply, have to upgrade in a week!
I'm confused with the audio quality between W902 & W980, which one is better?
Just bought one in german online shop(trusted one)
439 euros + shipment
I'll be getting it in 10 days more or less
I'll let you know my impressions
In UK, Orange and Vodafone and E+ are alreaduy selling it free+ contracts
Pity in Spain that is not here yet
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2008i have to use headphones as antena for mine. it's very light and nice fit in pocket. with head... moreHow slow is slow? My W960i is very slow? Is it faster than that? It should be, I guess, cos W960 is symbian OS and W980 not. Also, is it slower than W890i or faster or same cos I am considering buying a W890i too for its light weight and rich functionality. Hope someone can answer these question thoroughly.
i have to use headphones as antena for mine. it's very light and nice fit in pocket. with headphones sounds good. it is slow has some bugs or lag. nice phone
sars, 03 Aug 2008i just bought this phone now i think its awesome but i feel that its abit slow let me try ... morehere you go dude.how is music quality through speakers many says its bit tinny n how is qaulity when compares to nokia,samsung n apple.thanks in advance.
Does anyone actually have this phone who can advise me if the phone has a built in antena or not, meaning i can play radio without using headphones. Lots of people say its does have this feature and others say sony cancelled it
excelent mobile , there is a lite on the left side , when it should be blinking ? in the ( g900 ) it blink when there is a missid call or a new message , but with my w980 it want blink .
cool~when wil it b available in m'sia? cant wait to hv 1...i've been waiting 4 a flip fon from SE 4 sooO long since i got my k810i... =)
Does it feel a little heavy or thick?
Is music better than in w910? I mean through headphones provided
i just bought this phone now
i think its awesome but i feel that its abit slow
let me try it on more guys and i give u more details later
if u have any question or any thing u want me to try it on this phone, go ahead...
iam very confused of which for is better is that the w902 or this w980 because its music specs are the same but when it comes tocamera func. this phone is really stupid! and upon choosing bet the 2 i found out that it is very difficult
everything on this phone is excellent except for its camera, the phones should must have a flas or some sort of autofocus and some other cybershot imaging tools for it to become the most and superior multimedia phone and the phones lacks wifi!
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2008So this phone really has the built in radio antenna, meaning you don't have to plug in the ear... moreyes this has FM transmitter and no need to plug the headphone, you can listen to FM radio without that and also operate all music related functions from the touch sensitive keys on the clam. also it has 3.2 MP camera and 8GB memory.