Not a phone I'd recommend having read numerous reports of similar faults from other users.
20 August 2010
Excerpt: 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.
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.
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.
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: 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!
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...
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.