Product Type: Sony Ericsson Smartphone
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Superb Phone - you can't beat it!
Sony Ericsson P800
Member Name: rajeshk
Sony Ericsson P800
Advantages: Stylus great for navigation & texting, choice of apps
Disadvantages: Phone cover, low ring tone, camera could be better, no flash
This is an excellent phone (reviewed in 2007). The phone runs the Symbian OS, means means there are lot of programs available for it. (think of it as Windows for your phone, but only much better)
I wanted a smartphone that was both a phone and a PDA. In the years of using it has never let me down and has been a solid phone!
I like the flip screen which opens up, which is great for web browsing and other applications e.g. photo viewing.
You can also view full length movies. Though you are limited to the memory slot which is 128MB (of course you can buy more memory cards).
It also has a stylus, so great for navigation and you can 'type' in keys like on a mini-keyboard. Ideal for people who can't text.
There is also a roller switch on the side which use to navigate.
You can sync your email with your destop/laptop PC.
I also runs nice programs which will work out travel routes. You can also get Travel Master for the phone.
You can view Office documents on your phone, but I
recommend a program called REPLIGO, which allows you to convert documents such as Office, Word, Autocad and view them on the phone. It is super fast.....
This is a great phone, it is small enough to be a phone, but also big enough to do the job.
Even though this phone has been newer models e.g. P900, P910i, P990 it is still a great phone.
Phones such as Blackberry, Palm are TOO BIG and don't have a stylus. And also some Nokia phones don't have a Touchscreen or Stylus, which is a pain - how can you navigate applications?
You can also browse the web and you can get Opera for it, the screen is bigger then most phones, but it is still a bit slow on the Browsing... of course techonology has to catch up...
You also get a desk stand, which you can use to sync your PC. But I would rather get a Bluetooth for the PC....
Oh and when you connect your phone to your PC - you can drag and drop PC files e.g Word, JPEG etc...
You can view movies on the PC, have to 3GPP format... you might need to buy a convertor...
And the calllist is huge! Great if you need to track down who called you last week.
The only bad things is that the ring tone is a bit quite low...
Battery life is great...
I am not a fan of the blue cover, but I have seen covers for sale.
Still worth getting....
Summary: Try it and you will love it!