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      18.06.2010 15:12
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      a decent budget phone all in all

      The Sony Ericcson w760i is a thoroughly decent little phone. It's a few years old now, and is very cheap to pick up nowadays, and it's also very straightforward to use, as well as slimline, light and also robust, meaning that you will barely notice you are carrying it and also that you are very unlikely to braek it by sitting down on it when its i tyour back pocket, or by dropping it, althought on the other hadn the large screen is susceptible t the odd scuff or scratch, meaning that you will have to be careful it doesnt get damaged by being in the same pocket as your keys, say, as if it becomes too scuffed/scratched the scren can become incredibly difficult to see properly. The keypad slides out from underneath, with the phone otherwise being locked, and the buttons themselves are set to just the right sensitivity. Meanwhile, calls can be terminated or initiated by pressing the buttons on the top half, upon which there is also a little controller that can be used to control music playback. The phone cant hold a great deal of music, but it does the job, and sound quality is pretty good on headphones, though unsuprisingly incredibly tinny on the phones speaker. The phone can aslo pick up fm radio, which is handy, as well as possessing a GPS reciever, though the photo quality is pretty poor, to be honest, meaning that it will only really find a use for taking daft grainy shots on drunken nights out and the like. All in all however the phone is cheap, very reliable, easy to use with a simple interface and satisfying buttons, light, generally robust and quite stylish looking with its black slimline body, and well worth a look for anyone looking for a half decent budget phone.

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      01.06.2010 14:50

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      Good for short run pay as you go, not worth getting tied into a contract

      Got this phone from O2 on a 18 month contract. I've been a fan of sony ericsson walkmans because of their space to hold music. So far I've had a w550i, w850i and a w760i. All the phones had similar things in common. The space to hold music is ok, not great but upgradable, for a small price if you really want it. The phone quality and signal were good, and didn't deteriorate over the 18 months. However, the bad points really do outweigh the good. The phones buttons became unusable after around 13/14 months of my contract and the last 4/5 months were infuriating. This was true with all my sony ericssons. They all seemed to have a fairly short life if used a lot, maybe just over a year. I really didn't learn my lesson the first 2 times because I liked the phones, but I would never get one again. They would be good phones in the short run, but if you're looking for a long term phone, they don't seem to be cut out for the job.

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      23.01.2010 20:27

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      I'm out of this phone and won't be buying Sony Eriksson again.

      This phone looks great and I decided to buy it based on the features it offers, the decent sound quality and what would seem to be a pretty intuitive menu navigation system. The number pad looks large enough for my fairly thick fingers to operate well. But when I bought it the intrigue gradually turned to irritation, and finally to aggravation. Some of it is just basic functionality. The keyboard for instance is a flat layout with no chamfered edges, so I am always hitting two keys at once. It selects menu items I didn't intend, and so on. battery life is unimpressive. But this phone's reliability became the killing issue. One day I decided to change the "theme" of the main display. I tried a couple. And the phone began to malfunction. I changed back... too late. Vertical and horizontal lines, intersecting at a dark blob chop up the text to illegibility. Reboot the phone, still getting worse. Shimmering dark areas, and the overall display darkened to an unreadable level. About an hour later it stopped receiving or executing calls. I'm out of this phone as soon as I can, and won't be going back to Sony Eriksson for another.

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      21.12.2009 15:00

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      buy it only if you get a good deal

      the Sony Ericsson W760i is a blessing in disguise. It is not very expensive, yet extremely user freindly. it is designed to be a walkman cum dial phone, but i guess it does more than that. with a 3.2 mega pixel camera, it is damn useful for taking photographs as well as recording videos. When my baby was born, this is the only camera i had with me and it has stayed with me for all the lovely moments with my little one. the best facility is obviously the music player, which is really easy to use and has super voice and bass clarity. Added to this it also has the features you would expect from a smart phone - internet, mms, navigators, gaming etc. The best thing about this phone is the slider component, its colour and flashy themes. Added to this is the amazing music player and camera.

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      31.07.2009 02:22
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      parking your Jaguar on quicksand

      This phone has almost everything minus a wifi facility. Apart from that you can upload music to the phone which a has a suitable capacity and the memory is extendable. The gaming facility is also very innovative as you can tiltthe screen in racing games for example and the motion sensors move the accordingly. I must say forthe first 6 months I had this phone I thought that this was the best Ericsson phone I had owned to date. Despite this initial elation I realised the inevitable flaw to this phone as is the case often with genius. This namely being the power socket, after some time it wears thin and loosens to the degree that it becomes hard to charge or use the walkman facility. I had to change it once only to encounter the same problem with its replacement. I know that this is not down to my own incompetence as I have other Ericsson phones and the charger jacks have never loosened. As such this is a great phone which has an achilles heel but I like its aspiration, particularly the motion sensors and I herald its ambition. Close but no cigar though.

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      22.07.2009 16:06
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      definately give this phone 10/10

      The sony ericsson W760i has to be the best sony ericsson phone i've had to date. It has a very user friendly and easy to use menu system, with the added "info" option if an individual is unsure what a certain aspect is or does. the walkman on the phone is amazing with the option to make your own playlists and also the feature which allows you to press teh walkman button located on the left hand side of the phone and shake your phone to randomly select a different track. this phone also uses motion sensor gaming where you can tilt your phone in order to control the character in the game a feature i have found brings me endless enjoyment. i personally bought the phone as i was fed up carrying both a mobile and an mp3 player around with me, i can put upto an m2 memory card into the phone and upgrade my memory allowing me to add more music, simplifying my life for me by resulting in me having not only a phone but a complete media centre. the W760i also displays notepad documents i have recently found out, however they cannot be edited on the phone. The screen is an adequate size and is very, very clear. perfect for taking and displaying pictures. this leads me to the camera, 3.2 mp of perfect photography for a phone thats main feature is it's media playing. again i prefer to carry one piece of technology with me and on nights out or days away i was always getting fed up carrying my camera around with me, the phones camera is easy to use and provides clear photo's. the battery life of this phone is excellent! i charge it on the monday night, and i must admit im never off the phone whether its calls or texts plus im constantly using the media player. yet i don't have to recharge the phone until thursday. definately a phone for someone whose on the move and perhaps can't charge their mobile all too often. in conclusion i find that this phone surpasses my expectations of a mobile and has become my right hand. it litterally does everything i need it to and more

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      10.07.2009 19:38
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      Just don't bother with it

      DON'T BOTHER GETTING THIS PHONE!!! If your looking at this review now thinking oooh this phone looks good, then seriously turn around and don't bother. Looking at the ratings its received I am VERY surprised...and I think those who have written them must ahve only just got the phone as my experience is NOT good...! My husband got this phone around 8 months ago now on contract with Orange, he loves Sony Ericssons as he listens to music on it alot, why he doesn't just get an MP3 player I don't know...but anyway! He got this phone as it was recommended to him by the woman on the end of the phone, and so when it came he was pleased with it...for a week. The phones specifications: Size 103.0 x 48.0 x 15.0 mm 4.1 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches Weight 103.0 g 3.6 oz Screen 262,144-colour TFT 240x320 pixel Memory Memory Stick MicroTM (M2TM) support 40 MB Phone Memory (Specs taken from http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/specifications/w760i) Now the phone itself is good, it has a standard sony interface which has been he same for years meaning if your used to Sonys you'll not have any issues...! The battery is excellent and unlike some phones doesn't need charging every night, and even when used for texting constantly doesn't run out quickly!! Also the charger and accessories are interchangable between most sony ericsson models so you don't have to keep buying new accessories. The camera is ok, but is fiddly when switching to different modes...but it does have different modes and pics can be saved to the computer via USB lead. The internet is also better and quicker than earlier models. But thats where the good things end...! My hubby had his phone for a week before the problems started. Firstly, the SIM card was broken in the phone, he's had it for a week and it just stopped working, the SIM was rejected by the phone and it had to be sent off and he went a week without a phone while he waited for a new one. THEN, a couple fo weeks later, the phone seized up, everything stopped working on it, and the screen went black- he took it back to the shop and it was sent away for fixing, again he had a week without a phone as they had no spare phones for him. When he got the phone back eventually, he had around 2 months of a good phone, until once again the phone started doing the same thing, freezing, and the only way to fix it was to take off the battery and reset it. Thsi was happening everyday...! So once again he took back the phone and again it went off for fixing...telling us it was a software issue...! Again no phone for him until his was fixed...and 3 weeks later it came back. BUT thats not the end of it....!!!!! A few months on and the phone is once again freezing all the time whenever he uses it, and the only thing which will sort it is by taking it apart lol!!! This is the thrid time its happened, and its getting stupid now!!! A good phone, but this problem seems to be unfixable!!!!

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      11.06.2009 21:47

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      I love my phone and not in a hurry to change

      I love this phone. I have it in the rocky red, fitting as I got it for Christmas. I like the fact that its so simple to use, eg texting, camera, video. The only downfall is the camera. The camera is not that sharp but ok for snaps on the go, but if you like music, like I do, you'll love the fact you can listen to music wherever you go. It actually plays music in my car via my bluetooth parrott. Its so handy so I dont have to carry dics or an i-pod with me. The music is clear. Its easy to flip up and the volume ring can be adjusted so you never have to miss a call. There is a flight mode device but I have not had the chance to use it yet, but handy! and also the games are good with good graphics and sounds.

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      18.05.2009 21:19

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      don't buy it!

      Thankfully, I didn't pay for this phone, it was free on contract! What a nightmare I hard. Firstly the software kept breaking down until Sony issued an update. It improved a lot after that. However, thats when I got to use the other functions. The camera is only good if you are in incredibly bright area and the object you are taking photo's of is not moving. So don't expect to take shots in pubs, clubs, concerts etc. Neither is it easy to take shots of animals or babies. Even when you have the settings on burst (takes 4 shots one after another) they're nearly all blurred! Next, the music function. If playing through the built in speaker, it'll play 8 or 9 songs and then stop. You'll then have to switch it off or take the battery out to get it started again!! On the bright side, the games are quite good and addictive. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone!

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      08.04.2009 15:09
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      A compact Sony Ericsson Walkman phone with plenty of features

      - Introduction - I had been meaning to type up a review on my phone for some time but alas I haven't felt very motivated to type up new reviews lately, so this is a few months later. I originally bought it on boxing day, after browsing on the Argos website for sales bargains. I admit it was very much an impulse buy but being that its a Sony (my preferred brand) and the spec. that was listed on the website (plus I, of course, made a quick search online including on Ciao and Dooyoo UK for other reviews and saw no real red flags on that front), I was happy to 'take the plunge'. Now ive used it for a few months perhaps this is a better time to review it, although I will say that I bought it mainly for the camera function, there are a number of features it has which I have either hardly used or simply haven't used, as I have no real need for them, so I can't comment thoroughly on every aspect of it but I'll gladly explain what it offers and how well it works given my own experience of it. Now on with the review... - Features/Basic Operation - The Sony Ericsson W760i is quite feature packed, which may surprise you given the compact size and look of it. It works by pressing and holding down the circular 'end call' button, it should vibrate within 5-10 seconds to indicate it recognises that your asking to switch it on and then it shows the Sony Ericsson logo, after 10 seconds your given a screen where you tell it whether to start up in normal mode or in flight mode (flight mode presumably disabling some functions that could clash with certain electronics on a flight), you make your choice using the sort of scroll wheel type circular buttons in the middle of the phone and then press the middle button (with the play/pause icon), then it should start up in again about 5-10 seconds. My one is on the O2 network, so I see an O2 background and then press the same button again to load the main menu. The main menu shows an array of icons representing the main features the phone offers. These include * Messaging - you can send text messages, either basic text only messages or SMS (picture messages) or there's also an option for email, though I haven't set that up personally. One nifty feature available when you send a text message, however, is the ability to copy and paste text, which I've used before and found pretty useful. Say you start out typing out a message and then think oh no, ive worded that the wrong way, well you can highlight the text, then select copy and then clear it from the screen, put the cursor where you want to move it to and then select paste (from the options menu) and it'll move the text there, so thats a fairly worthwhile/useful feature. * Camera - You can take digital still photos or record video clips. The in built digital camera can be found by sliding the phone up (its a slider phone, by pushing the top of the 'lid' of it, the phone number buttons appear and if you turn the phone over, you see the small camera lens behind, next to where it says '3.2 megapixel' which is the cameras maximum resolution). There are a nice range of options within the camera section, including the ability to change the shoot mode, adjust the picture size, set it to night mode, use a self timer (im not sure there's much point in that, where could you prop it up so it wouldn't fall over? a camera phone tripod?), there's also an option for white balance, effects, picture quality (either 'fine' or 'normal', ive always used it set to 'fine'), shutter sound (you can choose from four, some are quite fun) and so on. If you have the camera set to camcorder/video mode you get other options, such as video length, microphone settings (whether its on or not) and so on. * Walkman - You can listen to MP3 files on this phone. Looking at the circular button I already mentioned in the middle of the main part of the phone, you'll find the main audio navigation buttons. By that I mean the play and stop, fast forward and rewind buttons. The volume can be quite loud and the quality isn't bad. Given that the phone is branded with the famous Walkman logo, you'd expect it to be quite good for playing back music and the sample clips it comes with shows off that ability quite well, though I have to say I don't use it for playing music really, I have a dedicated Sony Walkman MP3 player I use for that, ironically. I have tested it and it sounds quite good though. You do get a hands free set with the unit too, so you can use that to listen to any music without disturbing people around you too. The phone has a built in expandable memory card slot, it takes M2 memory cards and my one came with a 2gb card free of charge, so that would give you room to import a good number of tracks, at least maybe 10 albums or so's worth? (depending on what else you might want to put onto the memory card that is), not bad! * The internet - Yes you can access websites/pages using the mobile internet, although the screen is fairly small for this (well the screen is about average sized for a mobile phone but compared to a laptop or even netbook the screen for viewing webpages on is pretty tiny!). You can add bookmarks and that sort of thing too, like on regular browsers/computers. * Organiser (or organizer, of course it has the US English spelling) - this consists of a number of small options, again ive hardly used these but for reference it includes - a calendar, a tasks sections (you can add either a task which is typed out like a text message, or a phone call as a task), alarms (so you can get it to sound an alarm at a certain time to remind you to do something, I believe, there are 5 alarms offered), a timer, stopwatch, calculator and file manager, where you can view all the files currently on your phone or all the files held just on the inserted memory card and you can sort these files by file name, date, file type or file size. You can also view the status of your memory card here, so you can see how much space is left both on your built in phone memory and in your memory card uh space. * Entertainment - This section includes apps (which seems to be quite a trendy term to use, ala iPhone adverts and such like) such as a radio function (you need the hands free to use this though as the cord acts as the radio antenna), TrackID which should identify the song your listening to, a record sound feature/option, a few DJ apps (VideoDJ, PhotoDJ and MusicDJ), these are Sony apps which let you edit video, photo and music files and also there's a section for games that are built into the phone. There are 7 built in games, including quite a big name game, 'Need for Speed ProStreet', other game names include Asteroids, Extreme Air Snowboarding and Rollercoaster Rush 3D. The games seem to be made by digital chocolate, if that means anything to anyone(?). The graphics aren't too bad, they are a bit blocky but the games are quite easy to get to grips with, which is something I appreciate, having never been a fan of complicated games myself lol, so im happy with them. The music can get a bit annoying but you can turn the sound off, so thats a plus too haha. * Location services - It does say in the phones manual that the phone is able to use some GPRS (global satellite positioning) functions, which can be accessed through the 'location services' option on the menu. Here you'll find 'tracker', 'my favourites', 'status info', 'log' and 'settings'. I can't really comment on this set of features as I know that these particular features are (please correct me if im wrong but I have read this online and its warned in the manual that this may be the case too) disabled for pay as you go customers, certainly on the O2 network and quite possibly on other networks too. I don't have a phone contract since I dont make enough calls or send enough texts for it to be worth it, I barely use £10 worth of credit a month, so, it doesn't really make any difference to me but its perhaps worth knowing that the phone does have this function built into it anyway. * Other basic features - Now onto lesser features. This phone also has the following - - Bluetooth connectivity - USB connectivity (the phone comes with a USB lead and its quite quick to transfer data from the phone/memory card to my laptop) - Speed dial (9 number options) - Divert call option - Display options (you can change the wallpaper, main menu layout, screensaver etc.) - Sounds and alerts (you can use ringtones or video ringtones apparently. You can select any MP3 track you have on the memory card as a ringtone, so you could create your own ringtone on your computer, upload it to the memory card as an .mp3 file and then select it as a ringtone through the appropriate menu, if your so clever or inclined lol) Also on the internet when I researched the phone for about an hour before I purchased it *ahem* well I did say it was quite an impulse buy, normally I'd spend at least a day researching items of such a price but oh well lol, it claims that this phone is quad band, meaning that it should work in the US and not just in Europe. A tri band phone will work in the UK and Europe and quad band phones should work in the US too, possible other countries, im not 100% sure. I also believe its 3G compliant too, though the phones menus say nothing to confirm that but I believe that is the case too... - My Experiences - - General Yes, well this is the main part of the review really. I felt that obviously it would only make sense to start out by explaining what the phone offers and I hope I've done that well enough but you can always go to google and search for it by its model number if you want that sort of information in more detail. Well as I say I bought this phone on boxing day so ive had it for just over three months and I've used it make voice calls, send and receive text messages, to take literally 100s of photos and a few video files and to surf the mobile internet (which stung me credit wise, I don't think ill bother using that much in the future, its cheaper doing that at home on my laptop lol). My main bug bear with this phone, which I really wanted to warn people of, is the middle button in the sort of circular button thing that ive mentioned already, in the middle of the phone when its not fully opened up to reveal the number keys (the button with a play/stop icon on it). Its just too small really and its happened too many times for my liking that I'll press it, as it is the main button to use to select functions and ill wait and it'll take a few seconds to process and then it shoots ahead of the option I wanted to select. I think the buttons on this sort of circular part of the phone, their just too many and their too close together. This isn't to say that it never works but if im out and about and spot something I want to take a photo of and I rush to select the camera or to navigate the menu, its happened multiple times that the cursor has hot past the option I want, which, trust me, does get frustrating! I do, however, like how much quicker it is to process photos and videos once recorded/taken, compared to my old phone, which seemed to take almost a minute after a photo had been taken, before it would let me take another pic. I can't say im the most patient of person and this is one thing I really wanted from my new phone, a phone that would take better quality pics and vids quicker. It does take a few seconds to process but its alot quicker than my old phone (if anyones interested my old phone was an O2 X4). - Camera quality As far as the camera quality is concerned, well its not a dedicated camera itself, it is of course primarily a phone, so I didn't expect it to be brilliant quality but a step up from my old phones camera quality was hoped for. My old phone offered 1.2 megapixels as the highest resolution and this phone offers 3.2 megapixels as the highest resolution, though you cant send photos in such high resolution through picture messaging or zoom in at that resolution but you can just generally take pics at that resolution and upload them to your computer later on using USB and the quality difference I'd say is there, it is better but only fairly marginally. I think it can produce sharper, clearer photos but only really if you take photos in daylight and if you don't have a shaky hand, if you know what I mean. I don't think there would be much difference if I compared it to other similar camera phones offering this resolution really, at a guess, the lens of such camera phones are always pretty small, so you get limited quality shots but it is still an improvement from my old one. If you want brilliant photos then obviously invest in a stand alone camera but I do like to have a phone with a semi decent camera, so that I can always take a pic when im out about about as I don't always have my camera and batteries to hand but I always keep my phone with me, or most of the time anyway. - Battery life The battery life is quite good, so far it lasts quite a few hours before its down even half way as far as the battery life logo goes, its lasted over a day without being charged, which I think is fine. If you use the Walkman features or camera alot then I'd imagine the battery life will be dramatically reduced but so far im perfectly happy with the battery life of this phone, it suits me for my purposes fine. One thing I've always wished is that phones, like cars and computers and everything else, would use standardised buttons and steps to complete general tasks, like when your texting, this phone uses different buttons to load different options and at first it confused the what-nots out of me lol the star button meaning something different on this phone than it meant on my old phone, however having read the manual and trying it out a few times, I got used to it. It just takes a bit of trying out and getting used to, really, like most such items. - Display screen/phone size in general I like that the screen/display uses a good proportion of the phones size, in that given the phone is quite small and compact (it should easily fit in an average sized jacket pocket), the screen uses a good amount of the space it takes up (if you know what I mean), so its not tiny, I don't get a headache from trying to read what it says, infact the text is very clear and visible, so thats a plus. The whole phone, to give you an idea of its size, fits snugly into the palm of my hand, so its not a big brick and its not a small, fiddly or awkward device either. I also like that when you slide it up to reveal the phone number keypad, the number buttons themselves are quite large and easy to use, so you don't have the problem with the buttons being too squashed together unlike with the other buttons on the front of the phone. - Memory card slot The phone comes with an expandable memory slot and it accepts M2 type memory cards. The one I got from Argos came with a 2gb M2 card, which I thought was very generous! more than enough space for a mobile phone, hence why ive taken so many photos to make good use of this card lol anyway it can be found at the top of the phone. It is a bit fiddly to use as its quite thin and there's a protective flap you have to move out the way before pressing down on the card for it to eject. - Conclusions - Ok so what else can I say? its a phone with plenty of features in it, most of which to be realistic I quite possible won't use but some of them are quite handy and I enjoy using the camera, even if it doesn't offer the same picture quality as you'd get with a dedicated digital camera. The phone has a nice display and the copy/paste text option within text messages is handy. Voice calls are easy to make and I've not had any real issues with it, it is perhaps a little slow to boot up/start up initially but its quite quick to process pics and videos, alot moreso than my old phone was, so thats good. The only real nuisance factor ive found with the phone is the buttons on the main front of it in the circle shape, as I say, their too close together and the phone can be a few seconds slow to load your rquest and then it thinks you pressed the wrong button and selects the wrong screen, which can be really frustrating if your in a hurry to load something, to text or call someone but that doesn't happen all the time, it must just be when im busy and rushing so im more prone to press the wrong button by mistake I suppose. I think they should maybe re-design that element of the phone as it does annoy me but that is about the only down side of the phone in my opinion. I got this phone with the 2gb memory card, hands free earphones, USB cable, CD, mains charger and manual for about £90 in the Argos new year sales, whereas before then it retailed for about £129.99, so I think I got a fair bargain, especially with the memory card thrown in. It is rather boring in black colour but you can get it in a number of other colours I believe, have a look at the manufacturers website or elsewhere if your interested in the choice of colours but I think it was worth it to have saved £30-£40, even if I am stuck with a boring handset colour. Its not the best phone in the world but it offers a pretty comprehensive list of useful features which should satisfy quite a few people, from taking pretty decent photos (in daylight) and offering mp3 playback, to text and picture messaging options and the mobile internet, plus all the other features, its not a bad choice of phone for anyone wanting a decent mobile. Its a good size and it offers a good range of options, so, if your looking for a new phone then I'd say have a look at this one, just be careful when using the aforementioned buttons! I hope you found my review useful, thanks for any and all r/r/c's. This review is also posted at Ciao! 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        26.12.2008 22:54
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        Very good phone for the amount it costs...

        With my contract upgrade looming, I was all set to go with the W910i, until research brought me too soon to be released W760. Coming in a choice of three different colours (Fancy Red, Intense Black, Rocky Silver); I went for the Rocky Silver colour mainly because my provider only supplied this phone in that colour. On paper, this phone includes an impressive list of features, including GPS, 3.2mp Camera, an accelerometer (allowing SE Walkman shake feature), 1G memory card, 3G HSDPA connectivity, and music Recognition. Measuring 103 x 48 x 15 mm and weighing around 103 grams; I feel this is the perfect size for comfort without making it too big/heavy in your pocket, but big/heavy enough that it's easy to lose. Looking into the phones hardware includes a 3.2 mp camera, which is 'ok' for a mobile camera, but given the features on phones released at a similar time (5mp+), leads me to think why SE couldn't have done better in this department. A flash is also missing from the phone, which is again a disappointment, but easily forgivable since it is a feature I have never really used. Music is where this phone becomes more superior in comparison with other phones of its kind. Using SE walkman software, music playback is made very easy, with a dedicated walkman button on the phone, and the shake feature (which I find to be a pretty 'cool' feature, although I find it much easier to use the phones directional buttons instead). Other features include an FM radio - which stood still keeps a goon signal, but once you start moving around, interference can sometimes come about; megabass is another feature this walkman provides improving music playback quality through the phones internal speakers or external headphones. Next is the SensMe feature, which allows you to create playlists, based upon your mood; it works by analysing all your music tracks and putting them into categories including slow or fast, and happy or sad; I find this to be a good feature provided by SE, and can be rather useful when wanting to play specific genres of tracks much more easily and quickly. Finally there is TrackID, which records a few seconds of a song, and then tells you the song name, artist, and album; this feature has been of use several times, although it uses the internet to analyse the song, and can therefore get costly. GPS was a nice inclusion in this phone, and isn't very common in new phones. Although a GPS receiver is included in the phone, it uses the internet to download the maps of your area, never mind the Wayfinder Navigator which uses a subscription fee to use (although for me did come free for the first 3 months); a GPS signal is also hard to come by, and has therefore not come of much use. My favourite feature on this phone is the motion sensors, which can be used in music playback for changing track/volume, or in some flash files - such as clocks which always stay horizontal no matter which way round your phone is - and finally it can be used in gaming. One game included with the phone is Need for Speed Pro Street, as it allows you to tilt the phone in the direction you want to steer; this gave me fun for months in playing and showing off to my friends.  Along with the music player and shake features, I love this phone - mainly because its SE. Its logical menu screens are much more of a pleasure to move around in comparison with some other phones I have used in the past. One problem I should state is the bugs the software had when I first purchased the phone; random shutdowns and/or freezes would be quite common, although a software update by Sony soon fixed this and now everything works fine; I therefore suggest you try updating your handset through a computer if these problems ever occur after purchase. Given the price this phone can be purchased for now, I would say it is very much worth it, given the features it provide In comparison with other phones of its kind, which cost much more.

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        01.12.2008 06:20

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        Its good phone especially when the price tag suits you but not the best phone.

        W760 is the latest walkman phone that is out in the markets courtesy Sony Ericsson. I belive this phone is somewhat uprgraded version of the w580i (though its not official). This is a slider phone and available in silver, black and red colors. The phone has dedicated walkman key on the keypad. The phone has dimensions 103 x 48 x 15 mm and weighing around 100 grams which is okay to carry. The user can make usgae of internet via GPRS and EDGE features. Also there is 3G HSDPA connectivity in it. It does not have shake control feature. The screen size is large enough i.e. 2.2 inches. One of my friends bought this cell recently and we had some fun with its camera. The pictures clicked during the day were amazing but those taken at night were heart breaking. The megapixels are 3.2 but there is no flash and autofocus. So this is the drawback of this phone. The sound quality is very good especially when headphones are used. There is a megabass equalizer available.

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        22.07.2008 20:35
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        A very good phone

        This is the my first phone as I did not have the need to buy a phone because I am not addicted to using mobile phones.I bought it for about £190.It was kind of affordable to my liking. As I unboxed the mobile phone,I realised how well packaged it was.I bought the rocky silver version.There are three colours of which you can find this mobile phone in.These include rocky silver,fancy red and intense black.I wanted the intense black colour but it was not available so I settled with this one instead of the fancy red one.All the phones have a stripe in black,gold and a light blueish on the fancy red one.The box included the following: -the sony ericsson w760i -charger -usb cable -handsfree earphones -1gb m2 memory card I was so happy that it already came with a memory card because I did not want to waste time looking for one. The mobile phone is a slider as you can see by the picture.To the right side of the phone,there is a volume rocker only and no camera key which surprised me as I expected one.To the left side there is the port for the usb cable,handsfree,charger and other accessories which can be used on the phone. There is also a walkman key which when pressed automatically starts the walkman media player of the phone.There are call and end call keys on the phone that have circular stereo speakers around them which is very odd, but they work very well linking with the MegaBass setting and stereo widening.The navigation pad is also used on the walkman player function.there is also the gps button highlighted on the navigation pad.Other keys like the cancel key are also there. There is nothing at the bottom but a memory card slot at the top.When you slide the phone up it reveals a 3.2 megapixel camera with no flash or autofocus but works pretty well. The keypad is very good for text messaging and entering data.The display corresponds very well and is good when in the dark but not very well in sunlight. One of the most incredible features of this phone is the motion sensor.When playing a song and you wave the phone to your left it switches to the next song and to the right it switches to the song before the present on.When you lift it up it increases the volume and when you bring it down it lowers the volume.The phone came with the need for speed pro street game preloaded.What was so cool about it was the you could use the motion sensor when playing the game.It was the most fun I had ever had in months. The phone had stereo bluetooth connectivity and a gps receiver with image tagging.The gps is kind of nice but works depending on the availability of the map where you are.In Europe it is very easy but in places in Africa it may be hard.The phone is very light but has a plasticky feeling to it.I believe the phone is definitely worth the price even though it may not seem that durable.

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