Sony Ericsson Elm: great phone, dreadful reception
20 May 2011
Excerpt: "I brought this phone recently and all of the stuff on it is great. The phone is simple to use and navigate around, as well as being shaped in a way that makes it easy to hold. It comes with a 5MP camara and GPS (so you can use Google Maps, etc.). It also comes with a great set of 'widgets' that include both a Facebook and Twitter application that both work well. All of this is brilliant except for the fact that I have suffered very poor signal and ...
Pros: Easy to use, nice design, Facebook/Twitter applications
Summary: I got this phone as a present for christmas last year and i wasn't that eager to open it and try it out. I have had many sony erricson phones before and none of them lasted very long or were very practical with rubbish keyboards. i tried typing out a small reminder note and it took twice as long as it should, it made mistakes all over the place, and its auto correction dictionary has some of the most bizarre word replacements for simple five letter words.
Summary: It's easy to like the Elm when you're flipping it around at the store, and the rather reasonable price makes buying it that much easier. But beware - if it's just a phone you want, you'll love the Elm. If you're one of the few who take their phones seriously, the Elm will drive you mad. It's a great little thing, what with the (almost) complete feature set and those widgets that the socially mobile (no pun intended) adore.
Pros: Size, design, and user interface
Cons: GPS and LED flash functionality limited by poor software; please stop telling me to unplug the charger!
Summary: I bought an Elm from Carphone Warehouse last week as it was on offer half price - looked good value on the basis of the specification on the Sony Ericsson web page, and my C903 had broken. I was looking forward to using the camera with it's up to x4 digital zoom according to their specification.
Pros: Keyboard has easy prominent keys - great for clumsy fingers!
Summary: I bought this phone only two days ago and HATE it already. Soo glad you have the option for full refund within 14 days of purchase. I simply dont understand as to why the reception is soo bad also when you receive a text message, the senders name and first line of the message appears on the main screen, so Yes, ANYONE can read the first few lines.
Summary: I had this phone as part of my contract because I didn't really know what i was looking for and it seemed like a good choice. My god i wished id spend longer looking. Upon sending my first text on this phone i knew id made a mistake, the new word guessing feature has overcomplicated it, which means if your like me and just prefer to type it all 100% yourself, you'll take a good half an hour because the phone still tries to guess what your doing.
Summary: Das Handy an sich hat tolle Funktionen und eine leichte Bedienung, aber: der Empfang ist nicht dauerhaft da und irgendwann schaltet die SIM-Karte auf inaktiv und es geht nichts mehr. Habe versucht, dass Handy zu tauschen. Die endlose Geschichte begann... Am Ende wollte ich es nur noch zurückgeben, aber mit dem Verkäufer ist kein Reden. Der Kontakt war sehr schwer und Amazon konnte dann auch nichts mehr für mich tun.
Summary: Positives: Klein Wifi Gute Camera Gute Baterie Negatives: Immer wieder Problemen mit dem Empfang, mehr als 70% der Zeit des Tages ohne Empfang. Alles gemacht and probiert. Neues Handy ist die Lösung, Schade! Leider kann ich dieses Handy nicht empfehlen.