Does this phone support a 2GB M2 memory stick card? Sony Ericsson's website says up to 1GB only but a lot of users on this site have mentioned that they were able to use higher capacity cards with no problems.
This phone was great from day one. it made me very happy. the only problem I have with it is that I can't take it with me to the bathroom.
yep, third party apps (as long as its java based) isnt much of a problem on the standard firmware.
when it comes to charges, it will depend on your plan and carrier. this because the app needs to gather data from the net, and that traffic you most likely have to pay for unless you have some kind of flat rate data plan or similar.
Some people are saying that they are able to use third-party apps on this phone, such as Google maps. Are there any charges from your carrier to use these services?
Just bought this phone in Canada to use with Fido's network. I must say I'm really impressed. This phone is very sleek and takes away all the frustrations from using some of the basic features of a cell phone on the markets these days. The software is well designed and very intuitive to pick up and use. I was mainly looking for a phone that would offer good reception in remote areas (z710i is quad-band), allows me to text message (z710i can store 900+ messages, according to some other reviews), offers a portable camera to capture some memorable or hilarious pictures (z710i has a 2.0 megapixel camera) and offers Walkman capabilities for long commutes to work (z710i is compatible with up to a 2GB M2 card). This phone met all of my requirements and I'm very pleased with my purchase. In comparison, I was looking at Sony w300i and Samsung e900 in Lower Mainland area. However, the w300i phone lacked some functionality that I needed while e900 brought along unnecessary features, such as PDF reader, that raised the phone's price. So far, I haven't had any problems with this phone... although, I am not too fond of having Fido's firmware installed on the phone because they restrict you from using MP3 files as ringtones. Overall, I suggest:
- Check local listings for this phone (don't buy this phone from a carrier or a retailer)
- Try to get it unbranded to truly enjoy some of its features (such as using MP3 files as ringtones)
- Only thing I didn't like was that this phone doesn't come with any traditional ringers
P.S. If anyone knows of any good sites that allow you to flash the phone and install latest firmware, please advise. I would prefer to do it myself but don't know where to look. Also, any good sites to get ringtones/games for this phone?
Bought the Z710 in India, but gonna use it in the US. However, once I got back to the US, the phone just doesn't charge. Adapters are fixed in tight, the adapter says 110-240 volts, the socket is not faulty as other equipment works fine there -- just the phone doesn't charge. Another SE phone bought from India at the same time also with the same problem -- even after interchanging the charger wires. Could it be that I need a voltage converter or something?
I haven't had any problems with this phone, but keep in mind that in Canada, Fido puts some of their own software on the phone and this can cause problems. I have had this phone for less than one month and I must say that I am very pleased. I can use mp3 as ringtones and full use of 3rd party apps like Google Maps and Opera Mini. This has to do with the fact that I purchased this device unbranded which adds value to the phone. My only complaint would be that sometimes the interface does not show certain menu items. Rather, it shows the file system location. All in all, it is one terrefic phone worth every penny.
My opinion on this phone is that, if you want a stylish phone, or just want something to run with, then you need the Sony Ericson z710i. I have this phone, and the camera has finaminal pictures, my parents got me this for my birthday, and it is great. It is my forth cell phone, and so far, the best. I am 12 Years old and even though my opinion might be small, this phones screen is very large.
I have gone thru 3 of these handsets in the last month and a half cause these phones are defected....the screen freezes upon start up and you have to remove the battery in order to be able to turn it off and then on again, and still it will continue to freeze.
DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT THIS IS A GOOD PHONE BECAUSE ITS NOT....
just installed a 2GB sandisk M2 card. worked like a charm!
what i did was hook the phone up to a computer using the usb cable, put the phone in file transfer mode, copied over to the computer the data on the existing card, turned the phone off, installed the new card, did the prosess in reverse.
note that the phone will automatically create the folders stuff. just overwrite them as i cant see any problems so far.
i agree with turn.self.off, i had these phone for almost 2 months now,sounds is good..some problems occurs sometimes that if you open it, it shut it off and open again, then sometimes when you charged it, it will stop charging, and you must check the connector of the charger, well it loosen..hoping that some of you are not experiencing this problem..
ive been using this phone for 3 months now and im LOVING IT! it has everrrryyything! well, of corz it doesnt have 3G but that doesnt matter much to me considering its very reasonable price..
to answer the Q before, i can store up to 900++ smses in this phone
long live sony! haha
guys can you tell me how many sms i can save in this phones memory? thanks
some hits and tips. +personel EXP.
I have bouth th cellphone and am not exp. any bugs so far ifyou want a test of the wap funtion try this link free from google earth.
www.google.com/gmm very nice to test.
for peapol how want toputon video fils. the fomaat is 3GP ACC 400Kbps in videomode
128Kbps 48000Hz soundmode
you need to vindt a convertor on the net
peapol EXP. errors with MP3
check that the file is MP3,ACC,Acc+,...
bt not WMA in not supported.
this sonyericson does support 1 gig but buy the correct memo card M2.
i hope some of this may be of any help.
i heard you can use bluetooth connection in order to get mp3 ringtones to work. usb doesn't work for some reason.
My Z710i is dropping the calls all the time!!!
Is somebody has the same problem?
I tried putting my mp3 music as a ringtone but everytime i go "use as" the option ringtone isn't working or unable. Is there a way to fix this?