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It Is Usable, But Not Great
on 19 November 2007
This phone is aesthetically nice, I have this in the pink, and functionally it performs fairly well. I bought this as an 'upgrade' to the w800i, but aside from the fact that it is a slimmer design, it does not offer much more interest than that.
The camera is of the same picture quality, with the additional ability to record for longer video sections than the w800i. The downside of the camera is that it needs a much steadier hand in order to produce a good image.
The battery life is reasonable, but again, nothing to get excited about.
It has a 'neat' little function which allows you to shuffle the songs on the walkman, but only if you take the phone out of your pocket, press the walkman button and shake it. By the time you have hassled around with that you may just as well have switched the song through the normal route. I also advise you adding a phone charm before trying this function that way if you almost drop the phone, whilst shaking it around, you can wind the charm round your fingers so as not to end up with a broken phone.
It contains some games, but you have only about a minute of each before being prompted to actually download the full version - presumably for an additional cost.
The software of the phone is adequate but not particularly fast, and I feel that with time it will start to freeze, leaving the user with two options - either try and upgrade the software through your computer, or return the phone for a new model.
The button layout is cute, and you get little side lights appear whilst you have the flip open, but the buttons are probably too tightly packed for any men to use easily, unless they have delicate little hands. My husband definitely could not use it easily.
Overall, what I am trying to say is yes - it is a phone, yes it works, yes it has some extra functions - but NO, it is not a great phone, merely an adequate one.