after several hours spent on this phone, I must say that I've never been more disappointed by any other phone.
But first, I have to say that I bought it because of the 'superior' walkmen capabilities and sound quality.
As for the last, I must say the sound is quite good.
however the walkman and other features are simply missing to meet any criteria.
There is very limited file management capabilities and menus, I find my previous SE W810 way more useful!!! Why ?
- you want to set a ringtone ! Guess what? there are no folders displayed, no ringtones whatsoever, I have to go through all 500 songs to find my ringtone... what the hell...
- no sort features in the new album and song list, you get the songs in the order .... no order , probably alphabetical but I was too pissed to check it.
- however its packed with useless features like Sense Me, since I found no mood near furious , I find it impractical
- camera, no comment - useless !!!
Could anyone please tell me why and how on earth, this piece of crap got this rating ?
I'm still searching and waiting for more disappointments .
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2009Can you tel me abt the sound quality of W995 as compared to ipods n other music phones?I am very sattisfied with the audio capabilities of the W995. I have an iPod NANo 8GB, but since i bought my W995 i have not used it ONCE. It's pointless, that's how much better the W995 is over my iPod. I've compared my W995 to Nokia's 5800 XM and N95 and I must say to me, the comparisson seemed like a joke. There was absolutely no competition.
This is only my own opinion from hands on experience. I am in no way an expert in audio quality and I have never tested any of these mp3 players with any software.
DanyLTY, 21 Oct 2009Hello Satya! My RDS works just fine. If ur having any problems take into consideration that th... moreCan you tel me abt the sound quality of W995 as compared to ipods n other music phones?
Satya, 21 Oct 2009NLX and DANYlty guys can you tell me if RDS function in Radio is working properly ?Hello Satya! My RDS works just fine. If ur having any problems take into consideration that the radio station in ur area might also have something to do with it.
NLX, 21 Oct 2009Y my slider count show 0????
N i wana ask wats the different of 4.0 walkman player???
not ... moreHi NLX! Your slider count shows 0 because u probably dont have the latest firmware installed. My FW is R1GA026 and as far as I know this is the latest FW available. U can find out What FW u have in the same menu as the slider count under Software info. U can upgrade it freely using SE update service, depending in which country u are as it is not yet available everywhere. I have upgraded mine and I must say I am a little disappointed. I am expecting a new upgrade soon because this version has a few bugs. For example:
-it doesn't allow me to select the mode i want to connect my phone to my pc, instead it automatically connects in media transfer mode.
-I have had a few problems as well with sync-ing my phone to my pc in PC Suite.
The improvements aren't all that major: the slider count works now, there is a slight improvement in the cam's image stabiliser (might be just my immagination though)and there is also a slight improvement in the media plyaing quality (but just a slight improvement, not that it actually needed any improvements in that department asa far as i'm concerned). So take into consideration these pros and cons I've noticed and then decide if u want to upgrade or not. As far as the Walkman 4.0 I couldn't give u an answer as this is my first W, I've been a cybershot fan up until now.
w995 mclovin, 21 Oct 2009Nice lol I never knew there was a slider count before, but anyway, 1016 slides open and STILL ... moreY my slider count show 0????
N i wana ask wats the different of 4.0 walkman player???
not the skin i tink....this is because W705 also can do tat....
so wats the 4.0 walkman add on??
DanyLTY, 20 Oct 2009If ur used to the picture quality of the k800 u'll probably be disappointed by the w995's cam.... moreNice lol I never knew there was a slider count before, but anyway, 1016 slides open and STILL perfectly smooth. Useful proof for all those people out there bashing on the apparently bad slider.
Nevin Joseph, 19 Oct 2009To all U audiophiles out there... tomorrow i'm gonna get a new pair of earbuds.. i'm getting t... moreHi there!
Sorry i dont knw abt d headphones. Bt i do hav a question to ask u. I'm planning to buy this phone. I want to knw abt the audio quality. Hw is d mids and highs? N wat abt bass range? Does i delivers every detail? Is the sound quality of this phone better than apple ipods? Please help. I'll b thankfull to you.
DanyLTY, 21 Oct 2009For some reason my comment was cut in half. To access slider count press >*Ok, this is my last attempt. To access the menu press > * < < * < * (>=right on nav-pad,
For some reason my comment was cut in half. To access slider count press >*
NLX, 21 Oct 2009How to count the slider open how many times??? u say urs slide 402 times.. Sorry for the delayed reply NLX, I've just been a little busy. To answer ur Q, I didn't count each time I opened the slider, instead I used the slider count ur phone has integrated in its software. To access it u have to press >*
andrew, 21 Oct 2009someone has problem with this slide??Do u hav slider problem 2?
I love SE W995,i bought 1 and it SUPER GREAT as N! thank you Ericsson worth the money
Sid, 20 Oct 2009Thanx so much Mclovin... the reason im being so careful b4 making a decision of whether to go ... moreC man, w995 is different from N86. N86 is a smartphone. Whereas SE W995 is designed to b something special in terms of music. Dis phone can definitely replace ur dedicated music player. It is desinged to be musicplayer+phone+decentcamera. N86 can never beat w995 in d first two segments bt its camera is a bit better than w995's. Bt don't worry, these phones are not designed to replace ur digital cameras. These are for handy purposes when u r nt craying ur camera. Dont expect too much from these phones' cameras. U can get a good camera for 8-10K, as nw they are cheap n wil give far better results than these phones. Coming back to the point, w995 can do al dat n86 can, wit better speed. I've used alot of nseries n i'm fate up wit slow gallery speeds. Both hav mineral glass that is stratch resistent to some extent. N86 has n-gage, bt believe me its no good, as it doesn't have any dedicated graphics chip like dat of N85. Don't give too much importance to multitasking..as it drains battery fast n reduces the risk of software malfunctionality, unless u hav a phone wit fast CPU like dat of samsung jet wit 800MHZ CPU. Both hav same size screen. N86 has 16M Color wit oled screen. Bt its sunlight visibility is very poor. Bt w995's screen is gud outdoors n indors. It has less colour display compared to N86 bt it is bright and very gud. The build quality of both of them is gud. Bt w995 feels solid in hand n really luks costly wit its brushed metal exterior...
So, if u wan smartphone then go for the N86. Bt mind u, w995 wil giv u better media experience wit its amazing sound. N86 don't even come close anywhere to w995's SQ. W995 can replace all those NANOs and CLASSICs from Steve Job's APPLE tree.