|Sony Ericsson W810i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Duo--International Version with No Warranty (Black)
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Expect more from life! Sony Ericsson W810i Quad Band Mobile Cell Phone is much more than you expect from a cellular-phone. The W810i Walkman is a stylish music player with everything you need for a mobile music lifestyle. An easy-to-use Walkman digital music player with folders for artists and customised playlists. A 512 MB Memory Stick PRO Duo with enough memory for up to 175 songs. And a stereo headset for quality listening. Enjoy hours of your favourite music wherever you go. And when you want quality entertainment around the clock, the W810i has an FM radio with RDS. The W810i has a true music player look and feel, and the characteristic Walkman orange shines through to give this phone a definite exclusiveness. Take it everywhere Show it off. Show yourself off. The W810I epitomizes your mobile lifestyle and optimizes your sense of being. Polyphonic ringtones Headset connectivity FM Radio Slot accepts MemoryStick Pro Duo memory cards up to 2GB PIM with appointment book, clock, alarm, calendar, contact management, and more Full function Internet browser (optional online service required) GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 frequencies for international use Unit Dimensions - 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches / Weighs 3.5 ounces Includes Rechargeable Battery and Charger Unlocked version
The Sony Ericsson W800 was a big hit. Now, here comes the sequel, the W810. All the same great Walkman features are here, along with robust phone functions, but now you get quad-band GSM, a larger and brighter display, and perhaps most importantly, support for EDGE high speed data. In addition to a powerful and easy-to-use Walkman music player, the W810 boasts a 2-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, a Memory Stick Duo card slot, Bluetooth, and a speakerphone. Simply put, this baby's loaded.
Big screen, big features, big fun. View an interactive demonstration of the W810. You can also check out the W810 video.
Dedicated music control buttons make for easy listening.
Transfer songs to your W810 with the included Disc2Phone software.
Two megapixels of camera goodness.
The W810 follows a long tradition of beautifully designed and crafted phones from Sony Ericsson. The same candy-bar style that graced the W800 is here, as is the horizontally-oriented camera unit on the back of the phone, allowing you to hold the phone just as you would a camera when you're taking pictures. The W810's screen sports 176 x 220 pixel resolution with support for 262,000 colors. Quick access buttons below the screen make it easy to control the phone's Walkman music features, while a five-way center button controls most of the phone's menus and features.
The W810 contains 20 MB of embedded memory, but as mentioned, a Memory Stick Duo slot is provided, and it also supports Pro Duo cards, giving you storage capacities of 2 GB and beyond. Of course, there's also a port for the phone's included stereo headset. USB and infrared data ports are provided, as well, and the phone supports USB mass storage so you can simply plug the phone into your computer and drag and drop files into the phone's memory using the included Disc2Phone PC application. To top it all off, the W810's camera flash can double as a flashlight.
The W810's phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling your contacts as easy as saying their names, while the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and you can also use MP3 and AAC music files as ringtones. A cool application called Music DJ even lets you mix your own ringtones. Meanwhile, picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode. And because the W810 is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
If you're looking for a mobile productivity partner, the W810 has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, and sound via MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. The phone also ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols, while the included Access NetFront Web Browser allows you to surf full HTML web sites. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the W810, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with your carrier data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the W810, including a voice memo recorder, a to-do list, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, which lets you synchronize your PC-based calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your W810.
Imaging and Entertainment
The W810 is a Walkman phone, and that means it offers a great mobile music experience. Load up your favorite songs in MP3 or AAC format on a memory card and listen to your heart's content. The user-friendly music player application also includes a "Music Mode" that shuts down the phone functions so you can listen on an airplane or anytime you don't want to accept calls. Meanwhile, Digital Mega Bass and stereo widening combine to enhance your listening experience. There's even an FM radio for catching the big game or your favorite stations. The radio also supports reception of digital song information from radio stations.
And don't forget about that powerful 2-megapixel camera, which features something most camera phones lack -- autofocus. Finally, you can get consistently great shots from any distance, shots that rival the quality of a dedicated digital camera. The camera also features an LED flash and a 4x digital zoom, and it can capture video, as well. Dedicated controls on the side of the unit will make you forget you're holding a phone in your hand.
And what about gaming? This phone is definitely geared for the mobile fun fanatic, as it supports widescreen and 3D games. The W810 comes preloaded with several games and more are downloadable from Sony Ericsson.
The Sony Ericsson W810 weighs 3.49 ounces and measures 3.94 x 1.81 x .77 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of digital talk time, and up to 350 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
- Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and EDGE/GPRS data capabilities
- Walkman music player and styling--supports MP3 and AAC digital audio files and includes FM radio
- 2-megapixel camera with video capture, Memory Stick Duo expansion, USB connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity for handsfree communication; speakerphone
- Up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 350 hours of standby time
The phone has come with the old battery. It was holding only 25% of charge and died after 2 charges. The seller didn't respond to my message. So after waiting for a while I have to buy a replacement OEM battery. The other consideration - the phone is actually a Cingular cell phone and it comes with a lot of software linked to Cingular network. The software can't be uninstalled or removed by firmware reflash. The seller should mention that fact in unit's description! After all the phone is just fine. The battery, seller and firmware are real disappointments....more info
- Great phone with lots of features
Every time I buy a new phone I try to find one that tops my old phone in every way. I've had this phone for over 2 years now. Has always worked reliably with good reception. The only thing that prevents it from being perfect is that it's now out of date, the flash is a constant on LED that's blindingly bright in a dark place, and there is no 3.5 headphone jack. I'm looking at getting the HTC Fuze now.. Heard it's better if you're a geek like me who wants something to play with, but will miss the easy functionality and compact form of my trusty w810....more info
- Overall a good quality phone
I've had this phone for a couple years and overall its a pretty good phone. It feels and looks well constructed, although I do not care much for the few orange color buttons and screen. The screen itself is a decent size and good quality. Sony Ericson phones are typically the best for talk and standby time, and this one is no different, with something like 8-9 hours talk time. I don't use my cell phone that often, and I frequently found that when I did pull out my old nextel phone to use, it was dead. This sony phone typically still has some juice left for me to make my calls.
I got this phone for about $150 with a 2 year contract through AT&T. I got the cheapest rollover minutes plan, which if you are like me, and you don't use your phone alot for calls, you will save up a redicously large amount of minutes, for up to 12 months. (you lose rollover minutes that are beyond 12 months).
There were also 3 separate rebates that were supposed to take the phone down to $0, but as I'm sure they expect, it was so difficult, I simply forgot to send them in. You need the bar code on the box for each rebate and purchase receipts, and one had to be sent in within 30 days, and another in the fourth month, and another in the fifth month. Still $150 for this phone when it was new was pretty good, especially considering that it was otherwise selling for $400-500 when it was new.
The phone sports a 2mp camera, and an mp3 player, two devices I really wanted in my phone. I bought a GB card for the phone and downloaded all my mp3's to the phone. The software for that comes for the downloading the files, is not very good, but it got the job done. The speaker for this phone for both calls and music is awful, especially considering this is a walkman phone. My 5 year old nextel phone had a far superior speaker. I don't like earbuds, so I didn't really test the ones that came with the phone. However hooked up with a pair of headphones, my mp3's sound pretty good. Strangely, the music volume always seems to return to a default level, and I have to keep raising the volume.
The 2mp camera works well, and frankly I cannot tell the difference between pictures taken with it and my supposedly superior 8mp sony camera. Both devices take good pictures. This phone has about a 5 second delay between taking pictures though, which I found to be a bit much. It also takes video. With the 2GB card I purchased, even with all my downloaded music, I still have more then enough room for taking pictures and videos. Without purchasing a memory card though, there is very little internal memory, something like 30mb. You will need a memory card to take full advantage of the this phone's camera and music features.
The phone is too small, and only comes about half way down my cheek. I miss my flip phone here, and am considering going back to one. The buttons are also a bit too small, however they are raised, providing good tactile feel.
The biggest problem I had, is that in the first year my phone got a blank white screen. I contacted Sony Ericson and they said it was a software glitch. The phone was incapable of downloading the software updates and fixes, so I had to send it in. I got back in a reasonable amount of time, however, it was a refurbished phone, and not the one I sent in. Still, since getting back, the phone has worked fine.
- I got and iPhone and sometimes miss my old w810i
I had this phone for over two years, and I have to say is one of the best I've ever had. No complains for the technology of that time.
-The camera is better than the one in the iPhone.
-Although the software for transferring music to it is quite slow (and the USB connection too), the Walkman application is very good, and audio quality for music is good too.
-Web surfing? It is fine using Opera Mini and also using the phone's own browser for looking at the mobile versions of some web pages.
-I also used it for getting driving directions and looking for places, using the Google Maps application for mobile.
-The same for e-mail using the Gmail application.
-As a phone, I never had a problem making or receiving calls where there was coverage. Great reception and audio quality.
To me, the best phone from that era (2006)....more info
- HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT
I PURCHASED THIS PHONE AND IT IS NOT FUNCTIONING. I SENT AN EMAIL WITH MY SITUATION AND HAVE NOT GOTTEN A REPLY. EVERY YEAR I PURCHASE FROM AMAZON AND THIS IS THE FIRST I HAVE EVER RECEIVED SUCH SERVICE. I PAID FOR THIS PHONE AND NOW I AM STUCK WITH IT. UNFORTUNATELY I DID NOT RECEIVE THE PHONE UNTIL AFTER THE RETURN TIME. I AM PRESENTLY NOT IN THE US AND HAD TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE COULD HAVE BROUGHT IT FOR ME. I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A SONY ERICSSON STORE THAT CAN HELP ME TO REPAIR IT. I STILL NEED HELP ON THIS...more info
- Great phone!
Overall a great phone. The phone has a good reception and the camera takes good pictures, not really a high quality ones. The Walkman capabilities of the phone are ok, not really happy with the earphones because you have to really stick them into your ears for them to work properly and get the most out of them.
I didn't give the five stars because I don't really like the speaker on the phone. I think the sound quality of the speaker is poor and it does not have as much volume as you expect from this kind of phone. ...more info
- Good telephone
It is a good telephopne, but the price it's a little high, good performace, the accesories incluided are good....more info
- Good Walkman-Phone integration!
Pros: Excellent sound and environment noise isolation ( far better than Ipod ), easy and fast switch between walkman / phone / radio mode, good screen can be used outdoor with no problem, easy bluetooth configuration, insuperable easy to use PC-Like menus uses tabs for item organization ( calls, contacts, options and so on ) good camera / accesory light, good photo camera quality, acceptable video capture ( yet can't replace any digital camera ) easy in-out Memory Stick dos not need to turn off phone, comes with usb pc cable and 512MB. Supports MP4, 3gp video. Good voice recognition.
Cons: keypad must be improved. hard keys, hard joystick ( i have one k300 and a t610 and both have better handling ) , a little confusing camera menu, Poor web browser ( Solved installing opera mini ).
Reccomended: Yes. It has all the goodies of the Sony phones, plus walkman with Amazing sound!!...more info
- Great little phone + mp3 player
I was looking to consolidate my old mobile phone and an mp3 player into one gadget and this phone does it perfectly.. Not only is it a phone and a great mp3 player but it's also quite a good 2 megabit camera + video + radio + flashlight + internet access. All in all, a great gadget!...more info
- great phone with some minor gripes
I purchased the phone in white and flashed using davinciteam to Hong Kong version
the screen is pretty bright, but it has a major problem: you can't view it without backlight, that you can't see the clock when the phone is idle (like old T610/T616. the standby gif has pretty fast motion, most of the themes for 176x220 SE models will work, except some themes for Z710i, shows file corrupt error
reception is good, it's like Z710i
some complains about the earpiece volume problem, but I don't have such, loud enough even on the 7 bars, speakerphone is louder than Z710i
the keypad is TOO SMALL, it's small like SDA/SP5m, it may bring hard time for big thumb, and it's easy to press Return and Clear buttons by accident
the audio player is easy and clear to control, though it don't support ogg vorbis, you can encode mp3 in VBR mode to get enhanced audio quality
the fonts is kinda small, unlike Z710i, which has updated OS, the clock font size cannot be changed
bt support is regular SE style (with a lot of profiles), but Z710i also has wireless headphones and bt network server
the cam is good for 2mpx, it has auto-focus and macro mode, that I can take pic in near distance, but the pic has some noticeable color pixels on white background, it has LED light, which also can be used as flashlight, that is handy in the dark
internet is fine, tethering through either bt or USB works well with pda and laptop, the browser is good too
though it doesn't support bt wireless headphones, the included headset has 3.5mm jack on the mic unit, that you can use your favorite headphones/earphones with the phone
battery time is good for regular use, if you leave the phone idle all the time, the battery can last at least 3 days, or continuous 3.5 hours modem use
good audio player, supports PSP card
FM radio has good reception, and supports RDS
good phone reception
full functional bt
good cam with auto-focus
long battery time
LCD is dark when idle, unable to show clock
small keypads, that brings problem with big thumb
cam does not have protective cover, like W800 and K790
no dedicated T-Zones (internet) button, and unable to assign one (you can assign web button, that opens SonyEricsson offline home page, not online portal)
streaming audio is limited to 3gp, no local ogg vorbis support
conclusion: 91/100, if you can live with small buttons, you should be fine...more info
- Great phone!
I really like everthing about this phone. My previous phone was a Sony z520 so I was already used to their menu system, but it doesn't get much easier to navigate. The MP3 and radio functions are very easy to use and so are the rest of the goodies this phone is loaded with. For a phone, it also has a good quality camera. I only have two complaints about this phone. One is that since my service provider doesn't sell this phone, I can't get internet settings sent to it. Obviously not the manufacturer's faunt but you may want to research that before ordering a high-end phone if the internet is important to you. My other issue is how small the keypad is. I am a texting machine and the small buttons make this difficult although I have gotten used to it. Once again not much the manufacturer can do when trying to make the phone as small as it is which is why I still gave the product 5 stars. If you want a good quality phone that's easy to use and is loaded with extras, BUY IT!...more info
- I almost click to buy, but found "one" important downfall.
I'm a music fan & I love electronic gadgets. After tiresome struggle with my palm pda that refuses to play any kind of movies, I saw this item by chance.
It looks nice & has all the requirements that I need! with 2megapixel camera I can take better pictures than with my pda, play music of course, and hopefully enjoy movies & a cell phone in just this small lovely thing!
BUT NO ! I'm so glad that I found this just before I click to submit my order. I CANNOT USE MY HEADPHONE WITH THIS PHONE......
I'll have to use specific "ear-bud" headset to listen to the music.
I don't like that kind of "ear-plugging" strobes because it cannot transfer much depth of music that I like.
Of course, there are some "adaptors" to allow the use of universal headphone jacks, but then I'll have to struggle with wires and wires entangled.
I wish this review be helpful to the people who loves music in serious way....more info
- Awesome easy to use phone
I bought this phone after making a horrible purchase at Cingular with their LG320. Terrible phone.
I bought the W810 so that I could play music at the gym after my wife started using my Ipod. And this phone worked out perfectly. After sticking 2GB of memory stick pro duo in to the phone, I was up and running in no time flat. The phone has really easy to use controls and the music quality was pretty good.
The software that Sony gives you is also easy to use and easy to setup. I was easily able to transfer music and files back and forth to the phone. I loved being able to go out to Sony's website and download new themes for the phone as well.
I'm sad to say that I had to sell my W810. I found that travel was too difficult without staying in touch with email. So I've moved over to a Blackjack. However, I am so sad to not have my little phone around. I really got attached to it. It was an awesome little phone and would HIGHLY recmmend it....more info
Hey, wow! that is the most important thing about this phone. WOW. one negative is the battery cover. difficult to get off. However, I am so pleased with this product. Music, themes and games are so simple and fun to download to the phone and the sony ericsson web site is great in walking you through all you need to know about the phone. whoohoo....more info
- Great phone but...
I was quite thrilled when I got this unlocked walkman phone. Its' voice call quality is great,music is simply awesome with the stereo headsets that come with the phone, and the phone's battery life is phenomenal. However, the phone drops way too many calls when I am in my apartment. I am with T-mobile and admiteddly, T-mobile coverage here isn't as great as those of other service providers. Nonetheless, my previous phones with T-mobile didn't drop calls whatsoever. But with this phone, I can barely be on a call for 5 minutes.
T-Mobile doesn't officially carry this phone, and so help from that quarter wasn't forthcoming. Sony Ericcson webpage doesn't seem to have any software upgrades.
Overall , it's an amazing phone,but with such high percentage of dropped calls, I would not recommend this product
- My 2 yr contract is up and I don't want a new phone
I got this phone 2 yrs ago becase of the MP3 and radio.(You'll need to purchase more memory.) I love, love, love it. I plug it in to my car stereo every day, the sound quality is awesome and the radio is also nice. The picture quality from the camera is excellent. Call quality is excellent; although, I wish the speaker was a bit louder. Besides that, I haven't had a problem in 2 years. Normally, I'm an electronics junkie, and can't wait to get a new phone after my contract has expired, but I'm going to keep this one until it's on it's last legs. ...more info
- Feature packed phone!!
This is one amazing phone. I've had it for close to 3 years now and I'm very happy with it's durability and the features. I use every feature on this phone and it's amazing how versatile it is. Since it's an unlocked phone, if you get the cheap internet with your phone service provider, you can do even more. I pay $4.99 a month for internet from T-Mobile. With that, you can do push email, instant messanging (using the web, so it does not count as text messages), browse the web using the downloadable Opera Mini Browser (it's free to download). You can download programs for free from the Sony Website such as Google Maps. I've used this many times to get directions to places. It has a fm radio (downside is you have to attach an antenna to hear it, which is annoying), great as an mp3 player (once you add a memory stick to it, I added an 8GB one, which you can store thousands of songs on it), It has a flashlight, which I find very handy at times.
The way the menu's and the settings are organized on the phone it's very easy to get used to. Before having a Sony Ericsson phone, I've had 6 phones from different manufacturers and I find the Sony to be so easy to figure out.
I also have dropped this phone over 50 times easily on many various surfaces and heights. With the exception to the scratches, it still works great.
The BAD side of this phone..
the size of the screen is too small to browse the web comfortably, if you want fast internet you will not get it with this, cannot stream video from the web, the camera is not good in low lighting because the flash is weak. The operating system of the phone seems to lag at times.
For the price of this phone now, around $200 (if you check on ebay), it's very well worth it. I paid a lot more for it at the time it came out, but no regrets....more info
- Best Phone so Far
I bought this phone over a year ago, and absolutly no complains about it, my only regret on it was never activating a security option of block the phone is the sim is changed, why?, because they stole it a few months ago and now someone else is having fun with it....more info
- Great phone overall
I agree with almost all previous positive comments, so there's no reason to rewrite those. There is a tiny drawback that a potential buyer should be aware of: The data transfer is at USB1 speed and thus too slow. Since you are unlikely to use this phone for any heavy-duty data transfer it is ignorable. Besides, you could copy your data directly from your MS card it could be avoided. However, this may become a problem if you want to upload music directly, and not by the SE-provided software. Then, unless you encoded your MP3 files with a compatible encoder and at a 192 or less bitrate, the phone is unable to play continuously. So, in effect, you'll have to use the SE-provided software. Still, this does not take away from other nice features of the phone....more info
- good buy
I bought this phone as a gift for my boyfriend and he is just crazy about it. It has a lot of cool features and it is very compact....more info
- The best phone I have ever used
I have used several Nokia phones for work and had bought a Sony Ericsson T310 for personal use as it offered (and delivered) ridiculously long battery life: an average of 11 or so days without charging (I don't do long conversations on cell phones), an intuitive interface and all the features I needed then. Years later I was forced to change the phone (dropped it too many times) and natually another Sony Ericsson was the first choice. Based on the price and features I settled on the W800 series since I was now walking with two phones and a Walkman radio. I did a poll of the persons I knew with non-basic phones and the majority responded that the Sony Walkman phones were the phone of choice for persons who didn't like Motorola phones. In fact persons who had owned them stated that they LOVED their phones. Cutting a long story short, I bought this phone from Amazon in January, I've had no problems since the purchase and I LOVE this phone. The intuitive interface and the 'info' option for most menu items meant I only had to read the manual (a month later) to see what other features were on the phone otherthan those I figured out on my own. This phone meets all my media needs (FM radio, MP3, 2MP camera) so I just plug it into the MP3 jack on my car radio and I'm good to go. I'm definitely going to get the 2GB expansion card... My only minor complaint is that the connection interface only allows one item to be connected at a time; a non-issue really......more info
- sweet phone 4 tmobile service
took a few configeration downloads from tmobile site, got it working, i am so happy i took the leap oSony Ericsson W810-Black Phone (Unlocked) of faith and purchased an unlocked phone, best phone ever , walkmans rule, ...more info
- Has Manufacturing defects!
I have had this phone for less than 6 months now, it has been a good performer and has overall good specs, however recently I have been experiencing problems. I will call a friend and we'll talk for about 10 minutes, then I go silent i.e. I can hear them but they can't hear me. Amazon said they wouldn't take it back, they told me to contact Sony ericsson. Sony ericsson told me to send it to them for repair. So meanwhile what do I do without a phone? Thats some poor customer service right there...I couldn't f***ing believe it...will just get another phone from T mobile and never buy another unlocked phone...damn!...more info
I love this phone, it is everything as advertised and more, at a fair price. Great picture and music abilities, only 2.0 megapixels but I still use it as a replacement for my digital camera AND ipod nano!...more info
- Great Phone w810
I have owned a lot of different phones over the years, and this one is the best. I have a 4 gb card in it. This allows me enough room to store many thousands of pictures, and enough mp3s for several days - day and night. Battery life is great, size is small, the camera is adequate both stills and movies, and it is a quadband GSM with removable SIM card. When out on walks with the little doggie I listen to music or to the FM radio. By blue tooth it talks to my computer, updating the calendar.
I have no complaints about this phone, honest....more info