Summary: The Maserati of smart phones, the P800 has a steep price and a design that won't appeal to everyone, but it's a sure-fire attention grabber.
Pros: Built-in camera; speakerphone; comes with 16MB Memory Stick Duo; solid call quality; Bluetooth and IR connectivity; world phone; wireless e-mail enabled; plays MP3 audio and MPEG-4 video; syncs with Outlook via included USB docking station.
Cons: Standby battery life could be better; virtual keyboard can be cumbersome; slow transfer times; wireless e-mail setup is difficult.
Excerpt: Spiderman wallpaper Application listing. The first 13 pre-installed applications are listed here. ...and more apps on this picture. Emame, Filemanager and IceBloxx is third party applications that's installed later. The MIB II game is included on the enclosed CD-ROM's, but the games installation is optional.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson P800 is that company's vision of the PDA/phone combo, going up against tough competition in the Handspring Treo 600 (reviewed in First Looks in this issue) and the Samsung SPH-i500 (First Looks, October 28). While the device is stylish and colorful, many buyers may nonetheless balk at the company's use of the Symbian PDA OS rather than the more common Palm OS and Pocket PC operating systems. That's not to say the Symbian operating system is lacking.
Summary: I'll try to be short expressing my impressions, they are very different. First
of all, the connection quality. I think that P800 can be compared with other phones
from SonyEricsson, no problems. The sound is clear and loud, a maximal volume
is enough. The volume level is average when the loudspeaker is turned on, it can
be compared with Siemens S45. As for me it would be great to have a louder dynamic
in this model. The same is about vibrating alert.
Excerpt: A phone-PDA hybrid that has attracted a loyal following of users and Java application developers, and runs a version of the Symbian OS using a stylus for input. No other wireless device can compare to the Sony-Ericsson P800 in one respect: those who buy one seem to fall head-over-heels in love with it, just the same way Mac users do with their computers, or iPod users do with their player.