jan, 27 Apr 2012I don't know about U.S.A., but in Europe we can have videocalls through the 3G network.
I'... moreIt is very BAD thing that Sony does not have any developer who can write code for Native 3G video call. Is this same Sony who had many phones with Native 3G video call???
MicroMax (mobile manufacture in India) android super phones also has Native 3G video calls inbuild with dual sim. They also using similar hardware and operating system. Micromax mobiles are much cheaper. If they can WHY NOT SONY???
I just updated my Neo V with ICS. I thought Native 3G video call enabled in this update. My mistake, I am expecting A SMALL THING from BIG BRAND. It is just waste of money of buying SONY andorid mobiles. It is GOOD for Nothing. I am very disapointed.
Native 3G video call is much cheaper in India compared to Video Chat. India's Govt mobile service provider charge 1 paise per second for Native 3G video call without any DATA charges.
MicroMax knows the need of Indian people so they are growing. Samsung does the same thing. Where is SONY??
I like Sony mobiles as they built good quality phones with good look. But I need to basic feature as well. If that is not there, then it's of no use.
I don't know about U.S.A., but in Europe we can have videocalls through the 3G network.
I'm not talking about VoIP videocalls etc. I'm talking about "native" 3G videocalls. I'm not saying I always use videocalls, but sometimes I do use them.
Every 3G-phone I've ever had was videocall-capable. Every Windows Mobile Symbian-phone, every 3G-phone (such as SONY's) with a proprietary OS was videocall-capable.
From what I've seen, the only
ones currently lacking this feature are iPhone and Android based smartphones from "lazy" brands such as Sony...
HTC, LG and Samsung do offer 3G video native call starting from their mid-range phones.
It even seems like the next gen iPhone could be videocall-capable, although that may be an advertiding stunt from Apple's clever marketing dept...
I don't know about U.S.A., but in Europe we can have videocalls through the 3G
network. I'm not talking about VoIP videocalls etc. I'm talking about "native" 3G
videocalls. I'm not saying I always use videocalls, but sometimes I do use them.
Every 3G-phone I've ever had was videocall-capable. Every Symbian-phone, every
3G-phone with a proprietary OS was videocall-capable. From what I've seen, the only ones lacking this feature are iPhone and some Android based smartphones from "lazy" companies such as Sony.
HTC, LG and Samsung Android phones do have native video calling.
It even seems like the next gen iPhone could be videocall-capable.
Video call should be a vital part of ICS.If there exists already a native stack solution then it it could be ported along with modifications in framework and modifications in the phone applications.
Johney, 25 Apr 2012Hi, my standard R800a is 2.3.3, can you tell he how to update on 2.3.4? Thanksinstall the Sony PC companion on ur desktop or laptop by connecting your S.E.X. Play phone. then open it, you will find update.
whats the quality of the audio with headphones on a scale of 1 to 10 and compared to other phones
AnonD-51757, 23 Apr 2012What is price in india answer plzzzRs 21000/- (mobilestore) mumbai
Julian, 23 Apr 2012I've said this before but nobody seems to get it. It is not just cost-free for Sony to develop... moreAlthough I've emailed and posted my opinions (on Sony's "official" Blog)FOR native 3G video calls on current Sony Android phones...
And even though"traditional" video calling has played an important part, namely, on the sales volume of the galaxy S2 (they're even advertised, here in Europe as one of the PLUSes of the phone)...
Even when I - emotionally, maybe - wish (and act so) things weren't so...
I'm afraid you are absolutely right!
Congratulations on a wise, sensible and intelligent view of this issue!
Thank you for sharing your thoughful views!
sascha, 22 Apr 2012That is true.
Brands need to include specific programmes to allow 3g 'automatic' video callin... moreI've said this before but nobody seems to get it. It is not just cost-free for Sony to develop native 3G video calls for older phones. Heck, even for their new phones, it will take a significant investment in manpower, time and money to develop. And since they're not really doing so well in the market, they would rather invest all this in more 'cool' and flashy technologies which would attract the attention of new buyers. Ask yourself honestly, what would sound more enticing to a newbie buyer already conditioned by apple-like marketing campaigns? Unibody/liquidmetal/7G/floatingtouch OR plain old video calling?
Now when you consider that the play, like many of the older phones are probably at EOL, with very few pieces even available in the market, would they spend so much investment on this when they're not even doing it for newer phones? We've already bought our phones, Sony will gain nothing by giving us more, just maybe a teeny-weeny little bit more reputation as a post-sales customer-centric company. Now if new buyers, say of the xperia S etc. would demand native 3g calls and Sony's market research concludes that this feature would indeed boost sales, then maybe they would develop this. But honestly, it doesn't look good for us older users.
And most importantly, I doubt many of Sony's team are going to be trawling through these many posts here looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction. We need to make our voice heard where it counts, like on petitions and directly contacting Sony officials.
rdx, 22 Apr 2012plz..someone suggest me.does any gameloft and ea games requires further downloading?example:do... moreyes they do, once u download the file from market or play shop, they then ask you to further download more data depending on the game
PG, 21 Apr 2012As I've mentioned before, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising inte... moreThat is true.
Brands need to include specific programmes to allow 3g 'automatic' video calling and sony need to do it fast if they don't want to lose (any more) customers.
Not everyone has free wifi or affordable data plans and why the need for downloading additional programmes and occupying more memory?
Both older sony phones and current android phones allow choosing voice or video call when making any call. why doesn't sony include that in their newer phones?
Including video calling possibility will never hurt sony and it will earn them many more buyers, just look around to other brands that have video calling and their sales numbers.
plz..someone suggest me.does any gameloft and ea games requires further downloading?example:does spiderman total mayhem,asphalt6,avatar,nfs shift requires further downloading?
i got one of these phones today but when i call my gf she cant hear anything im saying? whats wrong with it? how do i turn the mic on????
AnonD-8690, 20 Apr 2012For all those moaning- there is video calling over 3g, now i dont know what country u live in ... moreDude, you're claiming that you are able to make 3g video calls. Just tell me one thing. What program do you use to make them? Skype, etc?
It's a good cellphone. Single-core, but the performance is very good. My Xperis Plays is running in 1,6ghz, and I play all the games optimized to him, without problems. But the camera don't have much contrast. At all, the phone is very good. I want ro buy the Xperia S next year 8D
AnonD-8690, 20 Apr 2012For all those moaning- there is video calling over 3g, now i dont know what country u live in ... moreAs I've mentioned before, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising intended)is as follows:
15€ Month including unlimited Voice and Voice calls to phones w same price plan (useful for the family).
Internet Access/Data Plan - It's an extra and you have to pay an extra 5,56€ per month to get 100Mb (also per month).
Calls to other operators and home phones are charged from the 15€ you pay monthly.
I usually end up with money left, but not enough to pay for any data plan.
This phone does NOT allow 3G "proprietary" video calls. he samsung does, htc also.
You select a contact and you choose whether to make a voice call, clicking the appropriate icon, os a video call, which automatically opens your front camera window (a small window on the bottom left corner, so you know what you are showing the other party.
On the main window, you'll see the person you are talking to. No need for WiFi or data connections, just clicking as any other "normal" voice call.
That's the point of having 3G video calls. I knoe the definition is not accurate, as data calls are made possible via 3G, but that's the way we call it here, as video calls only became available and popular after the implementation of 3G networks.
As I've already stated, my older Vodafone Sony v630 still works and allows video calls. My relatives' Window Mobile HTCs And Android Samsung phones all have native video calls.
I am the one with the newest phone (since Christmas) and I can't make video calls with my new phone and that's pretty stupid, as it wouuld be simple to allow it if Google didn't want to end up with this type of video calls which are only profitable for operators such as Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone, but NOT profitable to Google...
That means that I have been forced to take my old sony phone along to make video calls, which is something we do quite regularly amongst friends and family, or whenever we travel or go on trips to somewhere new.
That is why we'll keep on demanding, asking for, "moaning about", if you wish, having video calls... something practical, useful, unexpensive, widely available and that doesn't stop other users from making their video calls via WiFi or data plans, if they wish or prefer to do so.
Granting 3G native video calls to Xperia phones wouldn't hurt anyone and would definitely enlarge the marketing and sales potential of the series (compared to samsungs, for example).
More features=More sales/More buyers.
It's really a win-win situation.