Summary: well i will tell the truth of our experience. the phone looks good and when it wants performs well. now the problem is the firmware well thats what SE tell me. this phone has now been back to SE 3 times. within 6 months. sadly when it comes back this time i an selling it and buying my wife something better. obviously not SE phone anymore. sorry sony usually your quality is awesome, but something went seriously wrong with this.
Summary: I was looking forward to getting this phone. upon arrival it was wonderful and worked really effectively. however after 9 months of use it would freeze and switch itself off. The only way to solve this would be taking the battery in and out. The touch keys don't always work. A few of my friends have this phone also and they would not recommed it either..
Pros: I like the camera, and the shortcuts
Cons: touch keys, phone freezing, switching itself off
Summary: I had been after this phone since it was first announced and only got it a few weeks ago and i've already put it on amazon. If your a frequent user of a phone and like playing a round on it then dont bother, the buttons and the awkward directional button start to dig into your fingers after a while.
Pros: nice camera looks good
Cons: buttons too awkward and dig into your hand touchscreen to tempremental and keeps crashing
Summary: Well im about to upgrade my phone thank god as it is really starting to annoy me and i dont want to have to replace the handset again....iv had 2 new ones due to the phone failing. 1st that will happen is that you will have to master re-set when it says operation failed when getting into your inbox...this is more annoying than harmful as you just take out the memory card before you re-set. It seems to happen when you have to many messages in your inbox.
Summary: a great phone initially until the ongoing software issues resulted in me bringing this back to the shop for the THIRD time in just over a year. it will freeze up and die completely...eventually. if you've had the phone for over a year and this hasnt happened, you will be very lucky! i've since heard that this has been discontinued. if not for the software issues it would be pretty fantastic, but sadly i couldnt recommend this phone at all!
Excerpt: My experiences with my SE K850i sadly mimic those of many other users; disappointing and frustrating. At first, the phone whets the appetite of many a lover of new technology, mainly through the stunning 5MP camera, along with the sleek menu functionality. But it soon goes down hill...
Summary: Im still pondering after a weeks use whether to keep this mobile or not. I must admit that the 900 or so photos i have on my memory card look amazing on its big bright colourful screen...my main reason for purchasing this particular phone.I dont think any other mobile can touch it for its clarity.However,i have 2 major gripes..
Excerpt: I've had the K850i for about 5 months. It does look and feel stylish and it does have many delightable features -- But! it fails to function smoothly, it often reminds me of microsoft computers in the way it freezes and suddenly reboots without permission.. i am currently looking for a new phone.
Okay, but if you had a Nokia before you will be disappointed
M. Bradley, Amazon
20 February 2008
Summary: I had a Sony Ericsson phone a about five years ago and quite frankly it was terrible. However, I thought it was time to give them another chance as I'd heard good things about their phones these days. It seems things have improved, but not much. The camera is slow - you click the button and several seconds later it will take the picture. The picture quality is average; don't expect to use this phone as a replacement for your camera.
Summary: Well, after having 6 SE phones before this one, I must say this is a big dissapointment. My main problems are: 3 second backlight - cant show pics to friends without it keylocking itself, No status softkey - cant check battery remaining without entering menu, THE CAMERA !! - Well, i can honestly say my 3.5MP K800 was better than this, either the drivers are wrong or my phone is broken, because this camera sucks.