Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Sony Ericsson mobiles - The ipod of the future?
Sony Ericsson W850i
Member Name: hot_lips_01
Sony Ericsson W850i
Advantages: Great variety of features, ace sound, 2 MP camera!
Disadvantages: Expensive, Can scratch main screen easily,
I got this phone about two months ago now and I have found it to be excellent. It is on contract with 3, and I get 1200 minutes a month for the first 6 months with 800 texts and then 600 minutes and 400 texts a month there after for only £22.50 a month. I have found this contract so far is working well...Anyways, back to the actual phone itself...
I currently have the phone in black, however if you happen to take out a contract with vodafone you can also get the phone in white, which I personally think looks much nicer! The phone is described as a slide phone, which has its good and its bad points, the good thing is, you are less likely to press buttons when the phone is in your pocket, and the bad thing is, its easy to hang up on someone by mistake when you are on the phone to them! The phone is mainly made of a plastic material that wont scratch easily, however the main screen is the exception to this rule. The battery on this phone lasts for ages too.I use my phone everyday, loads, and it can still go for nearly 3 days without being charged! The screen is also large which is good because it means videos can be viewed more easily
Whilst I was in the shop debating whether or not to get this phone. I was told the reason why the phone was so popular was because it came with a free 1 GB memory card. A 1 GB memory card can hold over 100 songs. (I currently have 99 stored on mine). This then made me think... I have an Ipod, if I got this phone then I could sell my ipod and hopefully get enough money to pay for my first few phone bills anyway! So I have found that by purchasing this phone, I don't need my mp3 player aymore too. Also the phone has a radio, which can prove useful, if you don't want to listen to your mp3s (or mp4s), or you want to listen to the news! There is also a voice recorer and the phone also has a video player, so you can download music videos and then play them on your phone. There's a pretty orange light when you play music, You can create your own playlists too and make your own music up on the phone
Another feature on the phone is it has a 2 megapixel camera. To be honest, there are phones with better cameras out there, I know one of the samsung phones has a 3 megapixel camera, and I have heard rumours that a phone company are bringing out a 10 mega pixel camera, however, 2 megapixels is pretty good, and the pictures come out really clearly! you can also put these onto your computer with the cd which the phone comes with and then print them. The camera also has a flash, which you can also just use as a light if you need a tourch (I've been told its pretty bright lol!). You can change the colour and the contrast of you pictures too which is useful. There is another feature in the applications section which is called facewarp too, and you can take pictures of your friends and warp their faces, thats pretty funny.
I have found the text mesaging system on this phone to be brilliant, it took me a few days to get used to it. but it's great, it predicts the words before you've even finished typing for example just type in espec and it will come up with the word especially! Also it predicts the next word even before you've started typing it. I know this may sound like a really dull feature to some people, but none of my other phones have had it and I thought it was really good.
I'm a musical person, I play a large variety of instruments and am curently teaching myself the electric guitar, and can you believe I was flicking through my new phone and I came across a feature called Music mate, here there was a picture of a guitar and it showed where to put your fingers for all the chords, and it even played you the notes. I thought this was pretty awsome, and there was a keyboard and a metronome too.
The phone has five games on it :
1. Juiced - This is a racing game and the full version
2. Millionaire 2nd edition - This is just a demo, but it
3. Quadra pop - This game is a little like tetris and the
4. Tresure towers - Love this game, (has a little crocodile
who jumps around) lol
5. Zuma - Just a demo
There is a video calling selection on the phone too, but I warn you, hardly anywhere gets a signal for this feature. I have only managed to make one video call ever, and my last phone had video calling too. It mainly only works in main towns or cities. Also I was pretty horrified to see how ugly I looked on the video phone lol!
There is a calendar on the phone where you can write memos and reminders, also there is an alarm clock, so if you are like me and find it hard to drag yourself out of bed in the mornings you can wake up to your favourite songs being played on you phone! There is also a calculator, a timer and a stopwatch.
The contacts list is pretty similar to most modern phones, you can choose whether you want to store the numbers to your phone or the sim and you can put a picture of the person next to their name, which will flash up when they call you. you can also make groups, so you can send a message to all the people in one particular group.
On 3 there is a section which is called quick menu, on this, is an icon called "my 3". Here it will tell you exactly how many minutes and text messages you have got left, to the minute (vodafone is 24 hours behind), I have found this really useful, because i use my phone loads and at least i can hang up for a phone call and know exactly how many minutes I have got left!
There are a couple of disadvantages to the phone which you should no about, nothing major though. The buttons on the top of the phone are very small and some peple may see this as a problem and find them fiddily, also, as i have said previously, the main screen is easily scratched. Also if you want to buy the phone it is etremely expensive. However these are actually the only disadvantages I can currently think of.
To conclude this review, I believe this phone to be one of the best ones that you could buy, however if you want to buy it on pay as you go, the price is extremely high. You are looking at at least £250. However if you decide to go on contract, Vodafone have the Vodafone stop the clock package, which is really good, because you can talk for an hour and pay for just 3 minutes, also 3 do some good deals (half price for the first 6 months) I have been satisfied with both of these networks.
If you love music and talking, then this is the phone for you!
Summary: If you love talking a music, this is the phone for you!
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