[Review] Sony Ericsson W800i


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Syphonic

I'd just like to say I managed to fix mine with a proper software update (SE seem to have released a proper, functioning appliction for it now) and the firmware upgrade has made this phone even better, I get much better reception now.

Top class phone!

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Grunt

you've totally sold this phone for me. just went to o2 and bought it!

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Nate Archibald

great review, now i really want one!!

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jdpixel

excellent review - I own the k750i and was thinking about getting the w800i firmware loaded on to get the walkman mode / flight mode stuff - but i'm just too much of a whimp to mess around with it.

as for looks - I agree that the w800i is more appealing. :)

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xp1ode

Just thought i'd add my experience with it, i think is also the best phone i have ever owned. Most of the people i hang out with actually want it also. They find it appealing, the color, the features and just the whole package in general. Great phone....

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llbbl

Nice review, but not for me. Anything made by Sony, no thanks. I am not one for supporting companies that sue people for sharing music and install viruses on your computer.

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Martyn

I have been having some weird problems with adding music lately. I used to have a bunch of songs on the phone, but I took them off so I could put a load of new songs on (including some of the ones I took off). Most of the new ones I put on would play, but for some reason all the songs off a few albums (and funnily enough they were the same type of music, club music) would not play, I just get the error message "playback failed". I know for a fact that some of the songs used to play before on my phone, so what the hell is happening now? I tried formatting the memory card to know avail.

This is weird :blink:

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satishsays.com

Hi guys!

I wrote a review on the W800i too!

Since i thought there is already a review on it, i dont think i should be posting it again.

Here's the link to it on my blog(no ads)

http://satish.wordpress.com/2006/01/08/son...n-w800i-review/

Tell me what you think about it.

BTW, here is the update to this phone, the SE W810i. Its got EDGe this time around.

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Read the article here

http://www.gsmarena.com/news-detail149.php

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2s2k

does anyone have a review of the w900i?

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alanrr

Hi, where in the UK can I get lemmings for the W800i?

Thanks

Alan

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Ajapi

I like the K750i much better...The W800i looks like an orange juice accident, or a kid's toy. No thanks, give me a black or silver cell phone ;) I flashed my K750i to the latest W800i and get the same functionality, with no compromises. The advantage is a have a sleeker looking phone that doesn't look like it fell out of a pi?ata:pp

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forster

I like the K750i much better...The W800i looks like an orange juice accident, or a kid's toy. No thanks, give me a black or silver cell phone ;) I flashed my K750i to the latest W800i and get the same functionality, with no compromises. The advantage is a have a sleeker looking phone that doesn't look like it fell out of a pi?ata:pp

All depends on your preferences I guess, I bought the k750i and really like the lighter sportier look of the w800, still, I'll probably pick up the w810i this year, or wait for its inevitable Skype-enabled offspring 3 months later.

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Ajapi

Yeah, the W810 is really looking nice, what with EDGE and all...

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alanrr

I like the K750i much better...The W800i looks like an orange juice accident, or a kid's toy.

I guess this is probably an age thing. To me a traditional black phone looks like an old mans phone whereas the W800i looks very cool (though it does take a bit of getting use to at first)! Each to their own :yes:

Alan

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mistical

Question: When taking photos is there anyway to turn off the sound everytime you take a photo? I either am blind (as I have looked for it) or you can't do it? Maybe if the sound clip exists I could write over it with a 0kb file?

Other than that, I love this phone. I've been an owner for about 3 weeks.

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Rahul

meh im just gonna wait for W810i & gonna get that along with a 4or 8 GB Memory Stick

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bob_loblaw

Question: When taking photos is there anyway to turn off the sound everytime you take a photo? I either am blind (as I have looked for it) or you can't do it? Maybe if the sound clip exists I could write over it with a 0kb file?

Other than that, I love this phone. I've been an owner for about 3 weeks.

Depending on the regional setting, silent MIGHT work. If not, I heard you can use DaVinci to edit some settings to make it silent.

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Martyn

Question: When taking photos is there anyway to turn off the sound everytime you take a photo? I either am blind (as I have looked for it) or you can't do it? Maybe if the sound clip exists I could write over it with a 0kb file?

Other than that, I love this phone. I've been an owner for about 3 weeks.

I'm in the UK and when my phone is on silent mode, the camera does not sound when you take a photo. Simply hold the "#" key to activate silent mode.

I think its regional though.

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mistical

I guess I have to figure out away to edit the sound file then because I did already have it on silent mode/profile:meeting and it still makes that loud shutter sound with it.

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Martyn

I guess I have to figure out away to edit the sound file then because I did already have it on silent mode/profile:meeting and it still makes that loud shutter sound with it.

Looks like it then. I think it is law for you have to have the camera making a noise when taking a photo outside Europe, to protect people's privacy. But it isnt law in Europe.

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Annihilator

Depending on the regional setting, silent MIGHT work. If not, I heard you can use DaVinci to edit some settings to make it silent.

I made an "reflash" in my w800i to firmware v. R1AA008 and now the sound of camera is off when the phone is in silent mode. I used the DaVinci tool. :p

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Manson_AAN

I bought the W800i over the K750i and i would agree with Martyn, it really is a very nice phone, easy to use and the mp3 sound quality is good. Too bad it don't have as much memory as i would have wanted, if only it would carry 4gb of music, then i wouldn't need to walk around carrying both my phone and my ipod, which adds up to over AUD $1000 XD.

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Lingwo

Question: When taking photos is there anyway to turn off the sound everytime you take a photo? I either am blind (as I have looked for it) or you can't do it? Maybe if the sound clip exists I could write over it with a 0kb file?

Other than that, I love this phone. I've been an owner for about 3 weeks.

I found holding the # key in till it says silent mode is on then you just goto photo mode and take a picture. Just remember to hold the # key in afterwards so it doesn't stay on silent.

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Manson_AAN

I thought it was illegal in some countrys to have silent cameras? That's why Sony made it so that you cannot switch off the sound :s

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jlmodell

I really liked this phone until it started playing up, rebooting all the time. I updated the firmware and now the phone won't even turn on. Not impressed tbh.

i felt the same way... i own a s700, and my friend upgraded to an w800i.. i couldn't get used to the smaller screen anymore lol.

i hope they plan on bringing over that updated version of the s700 over to the usa.. i'll grab that one over the w800...

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