oh wow listen this is the most truthfully truth in the hole world!!! this is the best phone that has ever been made..
If we cann't switch 3G off, then why ATT is telling battery lige upto 9hours. So, whoever have 3G they cann't get 9 hours talk time, whoever don't have 3G even they cann't get 9 hours because phone is searching for 3G signal. So, how we will get upto 9 hours talktime. If they don't give option to off 3G, then don't give description as upto 9 hours talk time & 400 hours standby time.
Yes ur right that ATT is controlling tomuch. It is taking out the SE good menu & options. Why do ATT need to take out the second camera?? Why do ATT takout GPS, siwtching off 3G etc. Giving more choice to users is better. ATT can put all this options atleast in a advance option. Once my contract with ATT is done may be I will go back to tmobile. I don't understand why wireless service always give importance to new customers than existing customers? I saw all my friends just switching between tmobile & ATT to get good deals as a new customer because these providers are giving importance to new customers. So, for a while tmobile will have customers then after their contract is done then they will be going to ATT than again to tmobile , ATT etc. If this providers gives same importance to existing customers then they can keep more customers with them. Couple of years age, with 1 years contract we used to get 1 year phone warrenty. Now with 2 year warrenty we are getting only 1 year phone warreny. Even if they increased phone warrenty along with contract, it should have been great. Any way this phone is good for normal use. I like the phone and it battery comes atleat to 6 hours (close 9 hours), i would have given 100% points to this phone
I rechaged the battery. Then I reduced the screen light to 50%. Now my phone used 8% of battery for 1 day with just 55 sec talk time. Then i spoke 5 mins and phone used 2% of my battery. So for 25 mins talk time, 10%battery will used. So with full battery, we can talk max 250 mins (4.16 hours with full battery drain). I just used my phone for just talk to do the analysis. U guys can try this & post ur experience. When bought the phone, I was able to see the signal bars on outside display. Then called ATT and took out internet & text. After than the signal bars on outside lcd is gone. Any one has this experience?? please post. I will call the ATT and will findout about this. Anyway this phone don't have some basic menu, like you cann't choose how much time you lcd & keypad lights be ON, etc
I like this phone even though a little bit big. I like everything except the battery. Motorolla phone's battery life is much better than this SE. Even though Sony is giving extra battery, there is no use. while travelling you need battery with good life not extra battery. Still u need to charge the extra battery thru phone. Sony is not sending the external charger. IF battery is like 2-3 hours talk time now, I don't know whether it will work for 2 years. But I like the phone. If it is ok to charge for every day or 2 days , this phone is good.
jc3394, 13 Jun 2008I know of some ppl that use SE phones on t-mobile. What they've done is buy them from places l... moreYou can buy from e-bay unlocked phone and use it with any provider. But this phone battery is not coming more than 2-days. If you use bluetooth it is losing power more. Buy call sony, they are sending free battery
can I download games whit this cellphone? (I'm planning to buy one and would really like if I could do that).
I know of some ppl that use SE phones on t-mobile. What they've done is buy them from places like ebay or straight from SE.
Once you get the phone all you have to do is slip in the SIM (possible call your provider to give the IMEI) turn it on and enjoy!!
This phone looks perfect in every way except for one thing I have T-mobile and T-mobile doesn't have SE phones. Does anyone know of a place I can buy this phone without needing ATT???
Would it be better to get the Z750 or the W350i. I previously had a W300 but then I got a Samsung E900. I really miss the Walkman music player so i would like to know if the player is any good?
I love this phone - it's just easy to use and has a lot of good functions. My one complaint has been the battery life though. It's not horrible but it's not as good as my Motorola. I just changed the USB setting (as mentioned below) so hopefully this improves. I don't see how to change the 3G setting in my phone. Can someone help me with that or give me tips on how to preserve battery life even more?
So it’s been about a week since I updated to the USB settings and did see a considerable difference in my battery life: now lasts about 2-3 days (rather than 8-10 hours) with a decent amount of calls per day as well as good amount of text usage and I use the Media Player with my car stereo. I still decided to opt what other people have done and contacted Sony Cust Service and req to have a replacement battery sent out.
As for the media player you can see a similar version on the device simulator for the K850 : http://www.sonyericsson.com/trythephone/k850i/index_p.htm?cc=us&lc=en&zone=pp&window=popup
Just go to Menu and select the media player to see how it works.
Play with it to see how you like it! Enjoy!
Yes, this phone is GSM. I am using this phone for past 1 week. Battery is coming about 2.30 - 3 hours. Changed the setting to USB as mentioned below, yet the check the battery now. I love the phone. Adddress book is good like all other SE phone. You can save 5-7 numbers + email, web address, 2 home address, birthday etc.
is the music player good.... or is it anywhere near as good as the walkman?
I just got the phone yesterday, and it works great! The OLED screen on the front saves power, and another really good thing about the phone is that it as a light sensor. Now, as im not a very big text/pic person, this probialy wont help me much. But for all you texters out there, this feature will help you save battery and other stuff that i have no idea, since i dont text much...
Yes, this phone is good. it is same as 810 or 580 phone size. When I look at the display model in shops, It's was a ok phone to me. But I went I got it at home and using the phone, I love the phone. Checked bluetooth working good.
PLease tell us ur findings. I got the phone yesterday. I will check the battery life for a week then i will status to Ethernet USB connection and again check for a week. I like the phone. I entered all my phone book entries. It's so easy to enter using big keys. Haven't tested much. I love the phone. If battery life is good then this will be awesome phone. Will update u guys
I just got this phone from ATT after using the W580i, and it's a breath of fresh air. The buttons are larger and for me lets me text much faster. The interface is a little different from the w580i and Z520a and I'm still getting used to it. But all in all it's a great phone. The front doubles as a mirror and scrolls the songs you're listening to. The new media player is awesome! (similar to the PSP/PS3 menu interface). In the sun the front display is really hard to see but the main screen is large and in charge lol that also changes it brightness based on the surrounding ambient lighting.
The ATT version has removed the video calling feature by physically removing the camera as well as the software and has all the MEdia Net and ATT Music and CV (Cellular Video) options.
One thing that I noticed right away was the battery life. Assuming that it was the 3G I just let it go. But after a week of owning the device I notice that the battery life is only about 1 day, requiring me to charge it nightly. I’m not a heavy calling person – at most 20-40 mins a day but I send text and picture messages to no end and use the music player.
But I think I found the answer on an ATT forum it may not be the 3G trying to connect but the phone searching for a data connection. Here’s the instructions to correct it posted by Stuggernaut:
Click MENU button
Go into SETTINGS
Switch to the CONNECTIVITY tab
Scroll down to STREAMING SETTINGS and select that.
In there there are two options "Connect using" and "Allow local conn."
Click on CONNECT USING
In here I noticed that unlike other options, there is a second TAB. The first time is "Mobile Connections" and the second one is "Local Connections"
Go to the LOCAL CONNECTIONS
There are two options in there."PanUDefaultAccount" and "USB Ethernet"
Switch to USB ETHERNET
I’ve done this and so far it seems to be working great - I’ll post my findings after using it for a while.