Excerpt: I´ve had this phone for 15 months now. I loved the size and the look of it. Software was OK for me. Picture quality is rather poor, but I´m not a big fan of using my cell to take photos (I prefer my camera). Just a little elegant useful phone.I was being pacient about some annoyances it has (the buttons are quite hard to press and the extra effort begins to take its toll on them after a while, the plastic developed two o three cracks despite normal use and no drops nor...
Summary: I bought this phone on behalf of a friend and not two weeks after purchase, the phone is not working. Something is wrong with either the batery OR the On/Off buton. The phone's charge died and then it wouldn't recharge nor Turn On after that. I'm in Costa Rica, so it's going to be very difficult to make the warraty effective on this product. Weird thing is that it came sealed, completely new from the seller, so I don't know what's the deal here.
Excerpt: I have had this phone for about 14months. Everything has been fine until it shut off by itself and won't turn on again. This has happened a few times but i could always turn the phone back on. Now I in the midst of trying to fix it. In general it's a very cute phone but can cause fustration when it turns off.
A pretty good medium priced slick mp3 phone - W380
21 June 2009
Summary: The W380 is a cool looking slick modern phone. It is Sony's answer to the best selling Motorola RAZR V3 series. -MP3 player very convenient to control. -Reasonable price. -Digital camera is 1.3 megapixels, which is enough if they used a better ccd or cmos. The picture quality is not very good. -LCD screen is very bright and colorful. Screen is a bit small. -The Case is plasticky. Not metallic like the RAZR .
Excerpt: THIS PHONE IS TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY I've had 3 different ones since August (10 months) and they all crap out. THe first one stopped working in the speaker on the top, so I had to use speaker phone to talk to anyone. The second they sent me as a replacement wouldn't see the SIN card, and thus wouldn't work. This last one I had to fight with Fido to give me (only 6 months into warranty), they wanted me to send it to sony and have it repaired on my dime! NoNoNonO!
Summary: I was really happy with my new cellphone, its performance was good, loved those external controls for music, the wap connection, the headset, everything was perfect. But in less than 7 months owning it, it started to do weird things, the speaker stopped working at all and the software started failing during the start up, so I couldn't use it anymore. Now a guy is fixing it and he told me he has some others W380 waiting to be fixed because of the same problems.
Summary: I just purchased this unlocked Sony Ericsson W380a to replace an LG Shine that I got by contract. Calling and SMS (text) worked right away after inserting my GSM chip and powering on. If you use picture mailing, internet, e-mail, then the Sony website support is very good in that the proper settings can be sent to your phone (just need to enter your country, carrier, phone number) and all you have to do is to say yes when you receive the settings and it asks if you want...
Excerpt: i have had this phone for almost six months or just over and i am having to get a new one the sound has gone on me and the vibration alert is dimmened also it has got into a habit of switching itself off at its own demand and i have heard it has happened to many others. on the other hand its a nice sized phone and untill the sound went had great sound quality and i liked the design on the front of grail buttons still got atm untill i get a new one and its ok as a spare...