I agree about the camera button.It is in the wrong spot. also when u get a call & reach for it I hit the button underneath the camera button & send them into my voicemail. And I wish I could make the text bigger for those of us old people lol. Other than that I live in the country so I use to have a hard time with the reception now because of this new phone I hear everything.
I bought the Z525 in may, and i had to bring it back 2 months later cuz it would turn off when i flipped it closed. They gave me a new one (but i had to keep the original battery) and i had the same probleme with it right away. I went back to the store and told them that but they said they couldn't do anything about it.Now im stuck with a phone that works when it feels like it.
i have the phone and it rocks! i have a pink cover for it because i dont like the blue color on the front. but it works really well and all of my friends want my phone!
I like the compactness of the phone but wish it had a radio and that the camera button was a different place on the since I am forever hitting it when I am talking.
i think that u guys should have different colors to chose from if not atleast not be able to buy different colors for the phone i have been surfing the internet for a long time and i havent been able to find anything and i think that, that should be something u guys should consider in putting for the sony ericsson please and thank u!!
Phone is awesome. Small memory but good enough for short ringtones. I just use a 30 second clip from a song to use as a ringtone and i can store 30 of them. I also like the fact that you could download themes and this one site that i know has a lot. You could also make your own theme with this software. Ringtone is loud. The light effects are very cool at night, you could set an individual light for each caller. Changeable covers is also a good feature since i like changing the colors that sets the mood (ebay sells them for 5$ each). Camera is so-so, but then again you should know that by now that VGA is not meant for pros. I use the camera for picture ID's. My bluetooth H500 works great but i wish that the ringtone on the phone transmits to the headset (you hear this midi tone on the headset). Data cable is a must get if you want to transfer ring-tones, pictures and themes. Front screen is almost scratch-free, i've stored it in my pocket and keys have grinded and still no scratch. Recommended for people who wants a simple but feature-packed phone.
The Z525 is by far the worst phone we ever owned the PTT button is a total pain, it does take two hands to open, the screen goes black too quick the sound is up and down. We bought three, one only lasted a week.
I am very disappointed right now because of this phone. The z525 is everything I ever wanted plus more. I love the features and the design more than any other phone I have ever seen for the same great price. However, in my experience, it is dysfunctional. My mother bought the same phone and was having the same problems of intermittent very poor sound quality, random dropped calls, blank screens when opening, and slow processing when opening and closing. We only had them for a couple of weeks and feared the worst would happen after our 30 day trial period. Regrettably, we had to return them. When we did, we were told that 2 others had been returned that day. My personal opinion: the z520 was a great phone, but when they added the push to talk feature, it created some problem that causes all of this heartache. Please Sony, fix this phone!
I had the Sony Ericsson Z520 and was really disappointed when I found out I couldn't replace my current one with a new one. It has the best coverage I've had in a cell phone. My husband hunts and I never could get service in the woods when I'd go to meet him, with this one I could even sit in our trailer in the woods and talk. I sure hope the new Z525 is just as good.
i just got this model, had two 520's. all have the same problem. i'm talking to someone and the phone just quits. i can call them back, but who needs that. have had three seperate models and they all operate the same way.
I have tis phone less than a year and the same problem occures, the screen freezes and now the sound is gone from my message alert, videos and ring tone and will never purchase a sony ericsson!!!
I Have this phone and a gew of my friends have this phone. We all have had the same problems....sometimes the phone will freeze up in the middle of a call and you have to completely take the battery out just to end the call, or the phone will ring and when you go to answer it the phone completey shuts off. There are a few other problems and I also called cingular and they told me that it is the phone not the service and that the only thing that they could do is send me another phone (the same make and model) and hope that it was just this phone. Considering I personally know of two other people with the same phone and the same problems, I think that I will pass. Good luck with yours.
I recently purchased this phone and I was happy with it, until I reached its first flaw. Whenever I would close the phone it would completely shut down and would not be able to recieve phone calls, text messages, etc. I contactedv Cingular and they reported to me that it was a *special* feature. I told them that it wasn't too special and then called the next day and got a different operator. They told me the same thing and I called the next day and I got another different operator. They told me it was a complete malfunction and that they would send me the Sony Ericsson W600a in complete apology for the mislead employees and for the phone malfunction. Besides the malfunction, I think this phone would be good if it didn't have that malfunction.
Pros: PTT function, easy user-interface, slim design, T9 capability
Cons: Malfunction, reception
well, this phone work well for me.. i admit it has very small memory space, but those who bought it shud have notice it b4 they bought it.. y complain? n the picture quality is not tat good, come on, as if it has any megapixel.. I still think this is a great phone for its' price.. at least, it doesn't hang like other SE phone. check out z610, it's damn cool.
OMG....I luv my Z525 it is a great phone,everything on it is off the chain and I luv my phone and wouldn't trade for nothin'!!!
I agree with the other poster, you guys are picky. This phone works flawlessly and someone put a positive comment on the Z520 then put a negative for this model. What are you, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
Why do i see a lot of negative with this Z525 model compared to the Z520? Z520 has a lot of positive comment. Isn't this the same phone as the Z520?