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.
nick, 21 Jul 2009omg.. really?? i tot all phones can take out the memory card at the side... gosh... and yea.... moreDon't get me wrong...I think the phone is good but I was expecting better quality from the camera...maybe my expectations were too high or something....I dunno.
SP, 21 Jul 2009Very disappointed with the 8.1 MP camera and I can't believe some of the comments on here abou... moreomg.. really??
i tot all phones can take out the memory card at the side... gosh...
and yea... is the camera really abd?? i bought c905 n well it suckz.... always hang wan and the speaker like so damn cacat wan.... i plan to get it tmr... now im like blur... shud i keep c905 or change it to w995....
this phone so totaly rocks !!!!, now can someone help me convince my stubburn father to get it for me . . .
Very disappointed with the 8.1 MP camera and I can't believe some of the comments on here about how great it is. My last phone was a Nokia N95 and the 5mp camera on that was 3 times better than the camera on this w995! The flash isn't even a proper flash, it's one of them useless LED flashes! Terrible. I definately wouldn't advise getting this phone if you like your camera. When I connect it to my pc, it swithes off, then comes on after about a min until the pc sees it! what's up with that!?! I also don't like the way I have to continually take off the back cover to get to the memory card. The rest of the features are great but i'd still give this phone 3/5!!!
i have W850i phone and it is great. to switch to flight mode u have to OFF ur phone then turn it on again. i guess this with all SE phones.
about the camera flash. i guess u ahve to change the mode from AUTO camera to other becos the AUTO camera dose not has the ON flash option only OFF or AUTO flash.
i have question, how is the performance of W995 and how is the software. is it laggy??
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2009Can someone please point out where the "flashlight" feature is? It's suppose to turn the ca... moreGo to ORGANIZER scroll down n u will see the icon of flashlight n the word "LIGHT" beside the icon n there r some options to choose once u click on it.
I have no regret when i traded my N82 with W995.This SE is a great one. I can download so many applications....keep up the good work SE!
I really love the sony ericsson fones especially the w series...and i am stuck with a decision to either buy the 995 or 705...they are pretty similar but the 995 has 8.1 mp cam. This fone costs much more than the 705. I m not sure which one to buy....plus i alredy have a digital camera.....soo what should I buy? the 995 or 705????? o_0
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2009Can someone please point out where the "flashlight" feature is?
It's suppose to turn the ca... moreIt's suppose to be in Camera's setting but...
Camera... Setting... Flash... only options are 1)Auto or 2) Off!
Wasn't the turn on flash feature suppose to be included?
Can someone please point out where the "flashlight" feature is?
It's suppose to turn the camera's flash on so it illuminates and be used as a flashlight.
Can't seem to find it in the camera settings!
amazing how such a small mobile can produce such a rich sound by the build in speakers. Seems SE made a new top mobile. Also nice to see that the mobile has no touch screen. Touch screen mobiles are slower in use as normal mobiles. Do a test with texting, touch screen has no chance compared to classic mobile
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2009>is it possible to switch to flight mode when the >mobile is on ? i mean is there a profile or... morei think you didnt get what was his point :)
what u have said its about showing the flight mode not turning it on/off when the phone is actually on