Summary: I upgraded from the w850i to the K850i as it promised a better camera and I love taking photos while I'm out and about. The phone comes with a 5 megapixel Cyber Shot camera which doesn't disappoint. Photos are crisp and clear, no matter the lighting conditions and, thanks to the 5mp, can be reproduced and blown up to your hearts content (well, within reason!).
Pros: Great camera, mp3 player, external memory, great colours!
Sony Ericsson K850i - Not a bad phone, but not a great one e ...
16 May 2009
Summary: I deliberated for ages on whether to get this phone or the Nokia N96 - I am now really wishing I had gone for the Nokia. The phone itself as a phone is ok I suppose, it looks quite cool and mine came with a whopping 8Gb memory card free (I haggled with the O2 rep - you gotta ask for something free when you upgrade don't you?).
Pros: Good for listening to music/mp3s, email, texting and basic typical phone usage
Cons: Poor quality photos from camera, battery is poor when bluetooth is left on
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
K850i Quality for media use, unreliable as a phone
5 March 2009
Summary: When I first got my K850i I was impressed with how it looked and the 5 megapixel camera which is a really good camera. It has a good MP3 player on it and found it easy to get into the radio. After a few weeks I found that the touch screen at the bottom became quite irritating as I kept knocking it but once realised how to lock the keypad this was no longer a problem unless I was phoning someone, as i would catch it.
Summary: I've recently given up on this mobile phone after managing to get an early upgrade from my mobile provider. Upon first impression over a year ago, I was generally pleased after owning a number of Sony Ericsson phones , however this was my first 'Cybershot' model. The photo quality is outstanding for a phone. BUILD. It's quite chunky. And feels heavier than most phones due to its 'bulkiness' DESIGN.
Excerpt: "I always "used" to prefer Sony handsets in past owning very good in there time handsets such as the P910i, K750i, K800i and then now the K850i which when i bought used to think was good. The phone itself looked nicely designed the joystick that had been temperamental in later age on K750i and K800i had gone and the battery life was ok though i found the buttons being small square shaped design did use to feel uncomfty to use stabbing in fingers sensation ...