SP, 21 Jul 2009Don't get me wrong...I think the phone is good but I was expecting better quality from the cam... moreNope, you're correct.
For the high-end Walkman phone and the high price, the W995 should have included a "better" camera that rivals that of the Cybershot phones or Cameras.
It's not good for night or long-distance shots but it's good day/short-distance shots.
But it's a given that the phone excels in the media player since it is a Walkman phone.
This is "supposedly" the "last" Walkman phone as SE is reportedly stating in various news reports that it may merge certain phone lines. If so, SE screwed up in ending the Walkman line with a so-so camera!
Randy, 21 Jul 2009**Update**
If other people are searching high and low for the IM feature on their W995a, so... moreThat's strange...
Bought the Asian version when w995 first came out in Asia and it's there under:
Menu - Messaging - IM
But it could be a regional feature so that would explain it since different settings/features are phone dependent on phone market region.
For example... iBBC player is meant for UK market!
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2009I like the phone a lot, but the screen light is fade out and bright, anyone have the same prob... moreBrightness and fade out isn't a problem.
You can set brightness level in Settings.
Fade out is somewhat related to Brightness setting and used to conserve battery life and appears to be a fixed setting.
I am planning to buy it . Can you pls tell me about the camera resolution and the sound . Shall i play video or movie or not .
C.R, 22 Jul 2009ive been saving my money for this thing since i first saw it one hundred more bucks to go i ju... morewell i got the phone for almost 2 weeks now
so i cant tell u if they r going to fall or not
but in the way that this phone is built i dont think that they r going to fall or anything unless you make it fall xD
I like the phone a lot, but the screen light is fade out and bright, anyone have the same problem as mine?
yah, my son thinks this unit is great and he is planning to buy one
JaCoB...,Kuwait, 22 Jul 2009i have the phone and there is no buttons on the back its just a rubber thing :) ive been saving my money for this thing since i first saw it one hundred more bucks to go i just hope the little rubber things on the back never fall off like the little rubber things on flip phones ehh...
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2009Can someone please point out where the "flashlight" feature is? It's suppose to turn the ca... morei thought flash lite was the mobile version of of a flash movie player...do you have this phone if so will you please tell me what the buttons on the back of the phone are in the corners thanx
I got my W995 today and love it. Am just confused over 1 issue, and that is where is the text delivery notification option that comes with previous models? I found this invaluable and will sorely miss it if it is not available.
i cant believe sony ericsson are advertising this as a movie phone!
the omnia HD can play incredibly high bitrates and has a better screen, as does the HTC touch HD, the iphone, most modern day LGs
so why would anyone pick this?!?
Why is BBCi-player in music section?
Netfront browser is slow you need another i.e. bolt browser,,mini opera..
I hate light sensor i can disable it in inn0v8 wish i could in w995...
Would be nice in homescreen clock could be nice anologue type like android..
Thats it really..
I my messaging folder i have,,write new,,inbox,,messages,,email,,IM,,and call voicemail so is that what you meant in earlier post about IM being built???
Still all these apps ive downloaded to try yet plus the other built in games,,these are my apps that ive got from the built in browser and *getjar* app or already in fone,,
Computer E book
H1N1 Scan which is for fun not serious
Lucky Numbers,,lottery picker etc
Music Mate 5
Water Level,,spirit level using accelerometer
All free downloads from handset on web..Superb mutifunction fone plus good torch ..
Today have played 2hrs of mp3 and watched Death Hospital from the free films section(1hr 25 mins) and downloaded two other films to watch tonite maybe..Also been watching live BBC1 for 20 minutes over wi-fi and bluetoothed over 90 MB of tunes in mp3 format,,Have had about 17 mins of calls and 10 texts sent/recieved and 2 MMS recieved..Done some internet browsing for 30 minutes over hsdpa ..Now on 38% battery..Also screen on 90 percent brightness.Battery very,very good and really enjoying fone but a few things i will put in next opinion..
If other people are searching high and low for the IM feature on their W995a, some phones have it, some don't. I called SE support, and the phones are available in different options from the factory, I am assuming since the phone is brand new, I got the short end of the stick. Oh well. Just thought I would pass that along, so people wouldn't think they were blind if they didn't have it.
I am on week 1 of owning the W995a handset. I was coming from a W960i, and made the switch due to having to rely on the touch screen function for common tasks like making a call, browsing contacts. I have been waiting for a non touch/slider with all the features like wifi/walkman/gps/etc. Ok, on to the review.
-Nice sleek look, it's low profile as well
-A 3.5mm input!!!
-Text message conversation feature, it's similar to gmail
-Auto rotate for browsing, and just setting up e-mail push settings
-The kick stand seems like it will break very easily
-The camera lens has no cover, although you might be able to put a piece of lens protector over it, because the back case covers everything but the lens
I like the phone, but I was waiting for all the functions that it offers.
On another note, who knows why I can't find the IM feature under Messaging? I have looked everywhere and can't find it, I have the latest firmware/updates, but still can't find the IM feature that is standard from reading on sites. I have used IM+ in the past, but if it's already built in, I would like to use that. Any help would be awesome.