[Review] Sony Ericsson W800i


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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:

After some further research I have found out that this problem is caused by a firmware error. As I am on Orange, Orange have not released the R1AA008 firmware for the W800i as yet as they have not approved it. So I am still stuck with the RNA005 firmware, and there is a bug with that firmware which is causing my problems :(

Just thought I would tell you all.

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Syphonic

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

It is illegal in some countries (i.e. the UK). My phone is from france and has a silent shutter by default.

In other news: My phone has started messing up again...every time the clock/screensaver comes on it crashes and I have to remove the battery :(

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Martyn

In other news: My phone has started messing up again...every time the clock/screensaver comes on it crashes and I have to remove the battery :(

Have you sorted out your problem yet? Post about it on Esato, they are usually quite helpful as the chances are someone else may have experienced your problem.

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Syphonic

I've just run software update again, lets see if it's fixed it.

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perroguano

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

why it is illegal? to avoid vouyerism or something?

2 days ago i bought this phone, i dont live in the city, is like an hour from here. so, it was my mistake, i forgot something very important, the ratio signal. actually yes there is signal but from another company, so i cant use in my home!!, i think that makes me a donkey, :(

so i told to this store (it wasnt directly with movistar) and they?ve said that there could be something they can do, off course bringing back my money i think---:no:: .

reading a little, i see that there is a way to "unlock" the phone and then i can bring them with any company i would like.

im preparing myself to be alone, since this girl says "actually i should not be saying this to you but you can unlock the phone and switch to telcel (company)" by this i think they are not going to take care, sadly this is the way things are done here. if you can bring me one idea it would be great, why i didnt go with telcel in the 1st place, because this phone its currently out of stock. and by the way, she told me that the "unlock" thing its done for 30-40$. :angry::

anyway :pinch:: noOOO!!!

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Smigit

why it is illegal? to avoid vouyerism or something?

probably.

Over here there was a big thing when the newspapers taking a picture of a football game had accidently caught some guy taking a shot up a cheerleaders skirt to the side of the photo.

That case is a bit stupid considering cheerleaders are wearing them mini skirts to get that exact attention, but none the less it's that sort of thing they are probably trying to avoid.

There have been times I wish I could kill the camera sound. Taking a picture of a mate in a lecture or something and accidently forgetting the sound it makes. eek.

Nice phone BTW

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+Dick Montage

The camera click can be removed. Basically, this is how it works:

SE release the phone so that it clicks when you take a picture in a normal profile, but when in silen mode, it doesn't click.

THEN

Some operators (as part of their branding/locking/generally messing with your phone) disable the silent no-click - so it always clicks.

SO

You use DaVinci to flash and unlock your phone...

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Martyn

DaVinci to flash and unlock your phone...

I dont think that many people would want to pay ?10 just to get rid of a noise when taking a photo.

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kyro

but when in silen mode, it doesn't click.

That worked THANK YOUUUUU .

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vip

I take it there is no similar phone like this i can use with verizon, right ?

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perroguano

Simply hold the "#" key to activate silent mode.

here in mexico works this way.

is there a way to quit the 'click' sound without the silent mode so that you dont have to be turning on/off??

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Martyn

here in mexico works this way.

is there a way to quit the 'click' sound without the silent mode so that you dont have to be turning on/off??

No. That is the only way, and it is region dependant as well.

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phunny_pharmer

hey my dad works at rogers so i get all these new phoens for free and stuff. and i got the w810i. and i have to agree with you, it is an aMAZIng phone! has all the features you need!i don't think yure missng anything and ihave tos ay what a great review it was

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bob_loblaw

^You got the W810 already? They're already out? We'd love to see some pics.

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Martyn

hey my dad works at rogers so i get all these new phoens for free and stuff. and i got the w810i. and i have to agree with you, it is an aMAZIng phone! has all the features you need!i don't think yure missng anything and ihave tos ay what a great review it was

Well considering the W810i is not even out....your dad would have to work very high up at his company.... :whistle:

Some pics for you LyhT here

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phunny_pharmer

hmmmm :whistle:

if you'd like some info, msg me =) lol

and thanksfor believing me =)

if you want better pics, lend me agood hosting site =) and i'll be happy ot send you better quality picutres

PICT0004.jpg

PICT0005.jpg

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MRisos

Can you post some pictures with it on.. use www.imageshack.us for hosting..

W810i looks great.

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phunny_pharmer

hey uhhhi'lldo it tomorwr cuz i gotta study for examstoday sorry guys.

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bob_loblaw

^I wasn't implying your were lying. Just wanted to see more real life pictures of it. Looks really great. Can you post more with the phone turn on and all that?

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Martyn

I never said you were lying. But I dont understand how your Dad can get a phone that isnt even out for free, and he doesnt even work for SE!

Write a review on it?

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phunny_pharmer

hahaha sorry guys i thought it was sacrasm before. my bad guys. alright if i have the time tomororw for sur ei'll write one but no thtatgreat in literature so it migh tno be as great as this one just to warn you

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Ebi

think it might b possible to fix the w810 cover on w800?

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Martyn

think it might b possible to fix the w810 cover on w800?

Well the W800i and the W810i are different sizes and have different button locations.

So, no.

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turkforce

the black one looks sexier :( especially the backside is much better with the camera, the w800i has some ugly metal color on the camera

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Ebi

so not even say use the k750 front and w810i back?

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