Pros Great display, great sound, good sized buttons, easy controls
Cons The interface with an added M2 memory card seems to have severe problems
Summary My mother and I both got this phone, mainly for the MP3 player. When we added a 4GB M2 memory card the phone became glitchy. Sometimes it would see the memory card and other times it would just say no file or memory card not installed. When connected to a data cable attached to my laptop it would not always show the memory card, would not let me transfer thing saying memory card had stopped responding or would only show part of the memory card files. After going through three of them, I brought my laptop with me to the AT&T store to test another exchange. The assistant manager set up the phone and connected to the laptop. It did not show all the files so he disconnected and tried viewing them on the phone. Same error I kept getting, no files, no memory card installed, ect. I tried other memory cards to be sure it was not the card and the same thing happened. So they tried another one while I was at the store and it too was defective. The phone it self is great it just has a problem with the memory card interface. I hope they are able to correct this soon.
Pros good camera
great sound quality
nice size keypad
Cons almost no internal memory
the directional pad can get a little annoying but you get used to it after awhile. and the accelerometer is laggy.
Summary If you are looking for a cell phone from AT&T get this one, unless you want a qwerty keyboard in which case get the blackberry bold. Oh and invest in a memory stick micro because the photos and music will take up space fast.
Pros The look and feel of the phone. Newer menus with more options. Faster internet. Internet viewing changes to landscape when you tilt phone.
Cons No flash. No zooming unless in VGA quality mode. Harder to text with flat keypad. No USB cable, headphones or memory stick included with purchase.
Summary I've had my SE w810i for over 2 years and have been waiting and waiting for AT&T to have a decent upgrade to it. What I like about the w760a (I bought Fancy Red and it's beautiful!) is almost everything the w810i had, this one has.
I love how the screen changes to landscape for internet viewing when you tilt it, the sturdiness of the phone, the larger screen, the newer menu options and the ability to use a newer version of PC Suite that includes being able to save your texts.
Even tho this phone offers a 3.2mp camera, my 2mp camera on the w810i took better pics. No macro setting and zoom can only be used with VGA quality photos. No flash or self portrait mirror either. It's also a bit more difficult to text with the flat keypad, but the keys are big enough to where it's not too difficult. I also don't like that AT&T didn't include a USB cable, memory stick or the headphones. It only comes with a wall charger. I also didn't like that when I transferred my contacts over, they didn't transfer correctly because of different formats for contacts.
Pros Packed with features
Cons Battery life is horrible
Must use sony ericsson headset for music and fm radio. Sold seperately
Must use sony ericsson usb cable. Sold Seperately.
Keys are usable but cramped.
Summary The phone is somewhat easy to use. I feel they could have made different categories for the menu grid, but once you learn the shortcut keys this is a non issue.
I admit that I would have kept the phone if it were not for the battery life. New out of the box, I charged it 2 times per day. I admit that I was surfing the net some and and I used the GPS twice. I also used my bluetooth headset during calls but was careful to turn off bluetooth when call was over.
Since I do plan to use GPS and media net more, I decided to get a phone with a QWETRY keyboard and longer battery life.
Other random info:
Google maps has to be downloaded seperatly
There is no icon description in the user manual
The phone doesnt always automatically lock so get in the habit of sliding it open then shut to ensure it locks.
Pros Great call quality.
Impressive battery life.
Feels sturdy and battery doesn't fall out when dropped.
Cons The size of the Call and End Call keys are smaller than I would like them to be.
Durability of the keys is questionable.
Summary First of all, this is a slider phone. If you have "fingerprint phobia" like I do, it will be difficult for you to open and close the phone since the camera cover and the screen are both magnets for fingerprints. You can use this little metal curve delineating the bottom of the screen as a handle to pull down or push up on the screen but your thumb will start hurting after a while.
Every once in a while you might get calls being dropped but that is just typical with any phone provider and it only happened to me ONCE while I was driving so that's not a major issue. Overall, call quality is great and the other person was able to hear me clearly through the speakerphone.
One problem I have with this phone is that I accidentally press the "Media Net" key often while I mean to press the Call button. This is because I find the call key to be small and the Media Net Key happens to be right under it. I guess I'll get used to it with time since I've only had this phone for half a week.
Lastly, the number keys are NOT intended for hardcore texting. After typing in 200 names and numbers (I was too lazy to go to an AT&T store to transfer numbers), my fingers were hurting but gladly none of the keys had flown away like it seems to happen with the W580i. However, when you pay attention to the keys, you can tell that the 123 and *0# sink less when you press them. I personally prefer the other keys that sink more, but that's personal preference.
Overall, I do recommend this phone for those who love a phone for the sake of having a phone that has: great call quality, great speakers for quality ringtones, good looks for bragging purposes, and lastly, a good battery life.