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Comment: WHY THE SONY ERICSSON W580i IS GOOD FOR WRITERS
I am a writer and I own a Sony Ericsson W580i.
When I started writing, I was going to buy a smartphone as a writers tool, but then I realised that this phone is great as a writers tool itself.
Here are some points as to why it is so useful:
The Oxford English Dictionary - You can download this from PlayNow for just five pounds. Every writer needs a dictionary, so what is better than having one built into your phone to bring with you wherever you are.
Notes - Most phones have the capability of making notes, but this one is absolutely great. Whenever you think of a great idea, just make a note of it. You can even show your notes in standby so that you won't fforget them.
Record Sound - This little function is of great use to me. Whenever you've really got a great piece of information, or an excellent idea for a chapter, just go onto the Record Sound option and you can save your recording straight to your phone.
Walkman - Of course, the most popular function of the phone, so I won't bother talking you through it. All that I will say is that music is great for getting rid of writers block.
May I also recommend some of the Babies Names texts that you can send to Jamster. For me they are great for naming charecters.
Well I hope you found this useful. Thankyou very much.
Good: Long lasting, Step counting genius.
Bad: The shake to change track - was hyped up for no reason.
Comment: I bought this phone on pay as you go in November 2007 when it was first popular, and considering that was some time ago, it is still working perfectly and doing everything as it did when I first bought it.
As with all phones, if you treat them roughly, they're not going to work, so if people have said they break easily, then they haven't treated it too well.
My W580i is Pink, and hot pink around the camera area, and I have had no faults, nor has part of the design affected how I have been able to use the phone.
The 2.0 MP camera is suprisingly good for it's size, and I have compared photos with friends phones, and photos that are of 5MP quality, don't seem to be as sharp as the walkman's. The small size of megapixels should not put you off.
The sound quality of calls does not distort or muffle any sounds, the speakerphone is around the same quality.
The phone is overall very effecient , with nice little features such as : The note recorder is handy for reminding yourself of things (rather than having an alarm type reminder), and they can be displayed on the wallpaper.
Another good feature is the step counter , which counts calories and can be set to running mode. This is , to me, one of the best features of the phone.
The shake to change track isn't too spectacular, seeing as you have to hold down the Walkman button at the same time , it is nothing different than just pressing the skip track button. Maybe it would've been a bit better if it was just a shaker. Plus this can be a pain when it changes your track accidentally if you're running with the fitness application.
The pre-installed games on the phone were not demo's which saves a lot of annoyance.
Attaching the W580i to the computer with the USB cable is quick and easy, so music, picture, video etc files can be easily transferred straight to the memory card, rather than going to the phone and having to be sent to the external memory seperately.
Overall I would say this phone is great for people that aren't too fussy with their gadgets, and want a durable easy-to-use phone, as it definitely doesn't go out of style or just stop working.
Good: Fast, colorful, cool, easy to use
Bad: Sometimes can't fit in pocket, keys jam, whole phone freezes if you type too fast, middie navigator paint falls off quickly, key falls off if worn out much
Comment: The phone has a great overall feeling, easy to answer calls, good quality, but the speakers aren't as good as what I had expected. Can be a bit inconvenient if you have small pockets, but its still a great phone, despite being a bit pricey.
Good: just the look
Bad: the phone memory
Comment: I would never sujest this phone to anyone becuase i had it for two weeks and i went on to look at my pics on my memory stick and it said it was not inserted so took it out and put it bac in and it still said it was not inserted so i brought a new one and it still said it. also on the walkman when i want to play a song it says play back failed so i can t listen to my music terrible and becuase it was my work phone as well it had wiped the memory and that made me angry and when you slide it if you slide it too hard it just falls off so i would reccamend u not to buy it
Good: Size and Weight
Bad: Rest all
Comment: This most ridiculous phone that I have ever used in the last 10 years.
Yes, it has those unexpected features to count your steps and shake to switch songs.
But anyone needs those features only after the basics. This phone will not let you talk peacefully, as it is very bad in receiving signals especially when you are on the move. I used to use a Nokia 6270 before I bought this.
While I am going back from my office to home everyday, I am on a call which will cut due to signal loss only once on my previous Nokia phone. Whereas this indvertant call cuts happen on an average of 5 times with this stupid phone. Some times it is as high as 8 times in 40 minutes journey in the car. At times you find this phone receiving no signal and you dont have any clue, coz phones including the cheap china phones work which are placed right next to this phone at my home from the same network operator.
One more additional feature is, some times you cannot answer a call that you are receiving. You press the button to answer the call but nothing happens. You will have to wait the caller to cut the call and only then you have to call back to know who it was (if its from an unknown number). Very irritating thing. And the frequency of this issue is at least once in every 2 days.
Yesterday I was on a call for 3 minutes, after the call, I pressed the button to end the call. Nothing happened and the phone hung. No change in the display and the backlight doesnt go off for next 3 minutes.
I tried to switch it off, but no use. Then I removed the battery, phone got switched off and then I replaced the batter after a minute and all my efforts went in vain to switch it back on.
An hour ago I gave it in the service centre (its only 5 months old) and surprised to see 4 other phones of same model came to the service centre in the 30 minutes I have stayed there. All came with different problems. Finally he promised me to give tha phone back after 2 days, but told me the most worrying fact that I will lose all my data including the contacts.
This is the only Sony Ericsson phone I have ever used; I am not sure if these problems exist on all the models. If not, stay away from this model. If yes, dont commit that mistake to buy a phone from this manufacturer.
I am planning to buy Nokia 6600 Slide on this monday, after I get this phone back, so that I can give this on exchange.
But seriously, stay away from this phone. Its not worth a single penny you pay, as you will lose your temper and mental peace many a times using this phone. This phone might come for a decent price, but the psychiatrist will take your rest of the earnings when you go for councelling.
If someone has posted this kind of a review, I would have never wasted my hard earned money on this phone. But its ok, I am sure that I can save your money.
If you cannot beleive what you read, you may ask your friends who use the same phone; but do not buy it without asking anyone or going just by its looks.
Thanks for a patient read. I am sure you will thank me too.
Good: Only an idiot would hate this phone
Bad: no flash.
Comment: Your gonna tell me that the 2 buttons on either side is hard to figure out??
Come on. It's not like you'll never get used to it.
fitness program rocks
.gif wallpapers don't lag
i only wish i could watch movies on it and that it could hold a bigger storage chip. 2g isn't enough.
Good: music player
Comment: it lasted me 6 months now i bought a new one
Good: Walkman functionality, Video Playback, Great All-Rounder
Bad: Battery Life
Comment: An absolute peach of a phone. Get a 4GB M2 memory stick and you can carry round plenty of music and video -- the player is excellent, as is the quality of the QVGA screen. The software is dotted with loads of cool extras to such as TrackID, which can be used to check the artist and title of a song playing on the built-in radio or anything close enough to the phone's mic.
The only annoyances with this phone are the average (not awful) battery life and the inability to fastforward/rewind videos. Other than that, it's virtually perfect.
Good: looks nice
Bad: the fact it broke after 2 weeks
Comment: dont buy it
would be a good phone if it actually worked!
Good: fitness section and walkman
Bad: both mine and my friends phone broke within 2 weeks of buying this
Comment: do not buy this phone its actual s**t
works fine for two weeks then just turns on occasionally for about 2 mins then says insert your sim card!
the camera isnt any good either
i wish i had never brought it!!
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