I got my hands on an SK17a. Some initial comments, hopefully I can post more later:
1)For those who are collating anecdotal evidence about noise during video: I tried a few times and it was absolutely silent.
2)For those (like me) who are interested in the camera: it is definitely good, but I'm not blown away by it. I was a little disappointed, honestly, but I'm coming from a Nokia so maybe I'm used to better photos? If the camera is not the main feature for you, I think this is definitely a good camera--I'm just not convinced it's the best 5MP out there.
3)I find the keyboard to be remarkably comfortable.
Pretty much pleased with everything else.
Anyone who is serious about using this as an mp3 player should look elsewhere. Unless you are only using the stock earbuds, the sound with high quality earphones is just satisfactory and not great compared to a Sansa clip, zune and ipod
AnonD-17987, 23 Aug 2011Thanks a lot for ur help!! Would u plz let me know how to : Disable the Back Ground data &am... moreyou will find icons that can be placed in home screen for all your needs. I'm not sure if there is a single widget that can handle them all.
This is the awesome handset to use on regural basis with latest version of andriod and just movies play is awesome again full marks to SE Guys....
if i buy this phone in AP set..is that has a buzz sound when i record a video in HD resolution?..and why the buzz sound has when record video??..how to reduce the sound??..pliz someone tell me..i need your advive coz i feel confius to buy this phone..guys..help me.. =(
i bought this phone at 15000 and i change my memory card from 2 gb to 8 gb and then he reduce 200 for 2 gb and increased 700 for 8 gb finally got it with 8 gb 15500....personal advice-dont go to sony ericsson dealer becoz he was giving me this phone with 2gb memory card at 15500....hope it helped....
The camera is on the par of any 5mp cameraphone. For regular use.. its satisfactional... it didn't dissapoint me. If I want better pic.. I just use my nikon dslr. The flash is also quite powerful. I never notice the buzzing sound that been reported before. And.. who does record video on quiet env... I don't . After recharging many time.. I feel the battery improved. I manage to use only 40% after whole day of outside with regular sms, taking some pic and vid, call, and about half hour of game. I did turn of the wifi and data traffic. I can say this phone is a good phone, as every negative aspect of it can never make me unhappy because the positive aspect overweigh it. So don't hesitate guy, just buy it,
luckyrocks, 23 Aug 2011i bought this phone 15days back but still not able to do video calling through skype anybody i... moreYes, just tried it about ten minutes ago.
I kept getting the message no skype credit available.
It does work, I cant remember exactly what I did, but I searched for the contact instead of manualy setting their number(as I already knew their skype id).
You both must be logged in, as well as being in a 3g or wifi area. Then make sure the video call is selected.
When I called first, it only showed my face, so I ended the call, then re dialled and it worked.
Hey guys... a sales guy in Mobile stores told me that even though we can do video chat using skype, we cant do the video call using 3G sim (that is not supported by this phn).. can any one who is using this phone please confirm whether we can do it or not... if video calling is not der i will drop my idea of buying it....
[deleted post]If u want to see camera quality of this phone then u can find a post here posted by me.and show us wat ur bada has got to b in the race wid android
AnonD-17987, 23 Aug 2011Thanks a lot for ur help!!
Would u plz let me know how to :
Disable the Back Ground data &am... moreSteps to disable the data connction
stting>wireless & networks>mobile network>data disabled
Steps to disable background data
settings>accounts n sync>background data traffic
steps to increase or decrease the display brightness
luckyrocks, 23 Aug 2011i bought this phone 15days back but still not able to do video calling through skype anybody i... moreI have tried this with normal edge connection n it worked fine for me.n if u have WiFi connection then I would recommend u to use WiFi.give a try using wifi
AnonD-7920, 23 Aug 2011those who already have this phone please display some snaps captured from camera & be fair... moreNo u're wrong, it's got a great camera and if u follow the comments posted on here carefully, u'll c that most of them r satisfied w/ the camera on this phone. Now could u please stop posting hate without any proof on here?
[deleted post] Well,it seems u r on debate.k then just ans few questions of mine.does ur phone support video chat/call over Skype?can u play games like assassin's creed,ashphalt,nova?does ur phone support flash 10.2 v?is ur phone able to play all video formats? And one thing for those who wants gud speaker and better battery backup n dont even think to run high end apps better buy Chinese phone.
[deleted post]You know you don't have to post your hate here.
People are well aware of the lack of video call in Android 2.3.3 ...
And battery performance is not bad compared to other Android phones.
And believe me its camera is much better than most of the HTC or Samsung phones, It's just poor compared to previous SE phones, so it's a silly choice to ignore all these great things this phone is offering, just because it doesn't have a great camera..
i want buy this mobile...can yu guys any one tell is this s good mobile??