hey guys. i got this mobile a week back. earlier i had w950i. i was happy with it. before i gave away the w950i i took a backup of my contacts and my phone converted it into a Contacts.vcf file and saved it in the media memory of my phone. just a piece of cake. i hooked up my w950 to the pc and copied it on my local hard drive and formatted the phone to factory settings and handed it over to my buyer. and then i purchased this beauty w995. as happy as the earlier phone. only issue was to import the Contacts.vcf file into this phone. this phone won't accept this format. so now i manually opened the contacts on my pc and started entering the contacts manually one by one. the most stupid thing that i have ever done. around 200+ contacts. I have a few questions. Somebody help me if possible with these two as I tried googling for any fixture without manual intervention. but i could not find any.
1. what is the contacts file version or extension supported by w995 (ex: .vcf on w950i)
2. i have done a "backup to mem. card" from the contacts on w995. but cannot find it in my memory card when connected to the PC. How do i locate it. it was easy on w950i.
3. i need to take a backup of the contact file from w995 on to the pc. because if any issue happens on my w995 i cannot keep opening my vcf file on pc and keep manually entering the contacts one by one.
4. more over i cannot backup any new contacts and future contacts to my pc
5. is there any software which will help me convert the .vcf file (which i got from w950i) to w995 recognizable format so that i can just copy that .xxx file to my w995 and restore the contacts on the fly.
TOO MANY QUESTIONS EH! SORRY FOLKS. I BADLY NEED SOME HELP REGARDING THIS.
can we install 3rd party applications on it , whats the battery life?
Audio Jack, 02 Sep 2009Its where Jack uses his audio to plug into youlols =)
palesa, 01 Sep 2009what is the audio jack used forIts where Jack uses his audio to plug into you
panos, 31 Aug 2009does it have better sound than a nokia n86?Sure,it has.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2009Read the older posts as this was asked several times....
w995 can use 16gb M2 cards.
The... moreso sir you can just update the software of w995? to support
32gb? or need new release of w995? thanks thanks ^^
Sup, 01 Sep 2009they change the card slot up to 8GB? b4 it was 16GB? what about that? tsk tsk tsk tsk
ei us... moreRead the older posts as this was asked several times....
w995 can use 16gb M2 cards.
The phone can supposedly use the 32gb cards when it comes out (supposedly in 2010 according to some online news articles).
can anyone compare the sound quality of w980 to w995 using the headset, tnx
sony ericsson sell is largly depends upon w series.But now a days other company can also give same audio quality with many feature loaded.Such as Nokia and Samsung.That's the main reason of sony's downfall.
they change the card slot up to 8GB? b4 it was 16GB? what about that? tsk tsk tsk tsk
ei users of this phone? did you try to buy 16gb? and try it to the phone?
there is an erraneous entry in the specs sheet. W995 can use a 16gb m2 card. heck, I'm using it.
mahesh patiyan , 30 Aug 2009i am using w995 i like mobile sound but camera not very good pls chek mobile camera first same here
Gregory, 30 Aug 2009Just bought the phone. Here is what I've noticed: The kickstand is not wobbly but works pro... moreGregory this is awesome unbiased review. You should be in a review commitee. Keep up the good work. This is good response to all SE haters who only bash without knowing the facts or they are in too much of deep luv with their own fav companies that they don't look at the goodies offered by other companies and specially when it is branded like Sony+Ericsson
Gregory, 30 Aug 2009Just bought the phone. Here is what I've noticed: The kickstand is not wobbly but works pro... moregregory, even if you think the stickers can not peel off....they do.I also was writing here on mine nothing was peeling of but now....after 2 months the 8.1 logo is gone, just have megapi on it anymore. for the rest indeed a very nice phone
Just bought the phone. Here is what I've noticed:
The kickstand is not wobbly but works properly. It is intended to become slightly stiff at *90 degrees so it may be used as a kickstand.
I did not notice any stickers peeling off on my phone. Perhaps I have a newer model but it looks exactly like the pictures online. There is nothing to peel off from the phone, actually. I don't know what stickers people are talking about. The 8.1 logo - next to the camera - is ingrained into the surface of the casing. It cannot peel off. Again, perhaps I have a newer model but it looks just like any other w995 online.
The volume controls on the side are quite small and difficult to use. They are two very small buttons that require a lot of effort to press. This is my primary quarrel with the phone.
Mine came with a 8gb SONY m2 card, not a SANDISK.
The mechanism to open the back-cover of the phone is very tough to move and feels like it could break. Be gentle with it, although you have to push hard to move it.
The phone is smaller than I thought it would be. I think Sony should have made the w995 a little more big. It's slightly smaller than I would have liked.
The buttons below the screen are surprisingly well manufactured. The volume buttons are and keypad are mediocre.
The slider is flawless. Best I've seen. No wobble.
Screen is glass, I think. Very good screen quality.
The camera flash is bright and it can be used as a flashlight. Go to Organizer > Light
You can record your calls with this phone. During a call, go to options (left button). The call will be saved as a music file. So damn cool... !!!
The dedicated Walkman button is very easy to press... a little too easy and I've turned on the Walkman program accidentally many times while trying to turn the volume up instead.
The phone is extremely secured. It doesn't feel like parts are moving inside. Basically, it is a solid phone, like a brick. No moving parts, only the slider. It feels secure.
The best part of the phone is the button lights.
The worst part of the phone is the volume buttons on the side. The feel cheap, but perhaps my judgement is wrong. They are difficult to press and I wouldn't want them to malfunction on me. Just set the volume and leave them alone, lest they break.
Another bad feature is the movie player. No DivX, i think. I've heard that you have to convert the movie file into another format because the w995 cannot play just any format. I don't know if this is true, but I've heard it many times.
The navigation controls of the phone are great. Very quick and responsive. Make sure to set a "click" or "tone" sound to your buttons in Settings > Sounds & alerts > Key sound. It makes the phone more enjoyable to navigate through.
Camera is great. Don't expect much from a cellphone cam, though.
Sony Ericsson ringtones are no good. Most phones have crappy ringtones preinstalled in order to make you buy or go onto their website to download.
The speakers are orgasmic.
Overall, I'm very impressed and satisfied with the phone. I'd give it a 9/10
its a nice phone, i was the first one in America to get it, I had a prepaid order done. But I noticed that some stuff is peeling off. As in the one in the 8.1 miga pixel and on the sides it said m2 and something else, that also came off. Whats that mean?? is it fake :/ or did i rub it too much? lol