Pros - Solid slide mechanism (not loose like others)
- Convenient M2 slot on the top
- Attractive design and colours (I have the intense black)
- GPS features
- A lot of options for connection: bluetooth, 3G, etc.
- Solid feel
Cons - Must connect earphones to the handsfree microphone inorder to use (very inconvenient as I do not use handsfree)
- Numeric keypad doesn't "feel" durable
- Camera lacks flash and must be held fairly steady to avoid blur
That's it really....
Summary The design and looks of this device (in intense black) is 110% amazing. Personally, I do not like the rocky silver version, fancy red is fair for a female. I bought my phone unlocked for $260, and the features included are amazing for a mid-range phone.
The 3.2mp camera has gone to waste because it is not possible for you to zoom at all without decreasing the quality to below 2mp. It also lacks flash and blurs easily, so you must hold it extremely steady (something I am not good at).
My phone came with 5 games, 1 of which is decent and 2 are superb. Need for Speed Pro Street puts the accelerometer to good use as has a very good response as opposed to the Ipod Touch's accelerometer which failed me when it came to steering a car in games. Guitar Rock Tour is basically a phone version of Guitar Hero, and is quite fun, but it worries me to use the numeric keypad for the game because it doesn't feel too durable (although it probably is).
The walkman is very good, I can't really find anything to criticize except for the fact that I have struggled to change the volume using the accelerometer by tilting the phone (maybe it is because I just suck at it). Not too many features on the walkman, which is good because whatever Sony Ericsson could have added would most likely be useless seeing that most practical features are included.
Something I would like to praise is definately the SensMe feature. I can just mark my mood on the cartesian plane (X-axis: Sad - Happy, Y-axis: Fast - Slow) and the phone will automatically play songs in that range, and it works perfectly. Kudos to Sony Ericsson, I absolutely love this feature.
The menus are generally intuitive and anyone who knows something about cell phones can find their way around, although I was confused a few times because they placed something in a section I didn't expect it to be in. Anyone who is used to the OS of Sony Ericsson phones will have no problem at all, I used Motorolas, Nokias, LGs and some of my friend's Sony Ericssons, but this was my first SE, so that is probably why.
I can't help but rant about the earphones. I need earphones to use the walkman on a walkman phone... but I need to connect the earphones to the handsfree microphone inorder to use the earphones thanks to SE's unique jack. I would appreciate it if SE let us use regular universal headphones. I will have to suffer with that extra patch of wires in my pocket until my FidoDollars has enough money for me to exchange for a free Bluetooth accessory. Quit trying to be unique Sony, another fail following your stupid UMDs for the PSP ("Universal" Media Disks? Yeah right... the PSP is the only thing that uses them).
The w760i also contains many apps and tools, some useful, some not, but it is always good to have a wide range of tools at your fingertips. I love the converter, it can convert distances (m, in, ft, yards, miles, km), volume (L, decilitres, fluid ounces, quarts, gallons, cups), weights (kg, g, lbs, ounces, stone), temperature (celcius, fahrenheit, kelvin), speeds (m/s, knots, miles/h, km/h), areas (square centimetres, square inches, square ft, square metres, acres, hectares, square km, square miles), and a handy dandy tip calculator (which I use for calculating the 13% sales tax instead)! Man, I don't even know some of those units to be honest.... THAT is how much variety it really offers (why did I waste time listing ALL of that again? Oh yeah, for consumers like you and me who are interested in this gorgeous w760i).
In conclusion, the w760i is superior to any Sony Ericsson walkman phone I've seen/used. Definitely better than the widely popular w580i which Rogers filled the streets with, with their promotions. If you are looking for a Sony Ericsson, not too pricy but has a whole lot to offer, the w760i should be your pick. It has it's few cons, but the pros overshadow them in every way.
Goodbye, and if you do decide to buy this phone, I guarentee you, that you will enjoy and cherish it as much as I do.
Pros Long battery life after charge
Cons Sluggish sometimes
No Headphone jack
Summary I loved this phone and used it a lot. My only problem was, just under a year after buying the phone, i needed a replacement because the charger jack had quit working. And less than a year after getting the replacement, the center menu button quit working.
"its just good"on by zaephod
Pros its just good,what else can I say
Cons small keys
Summary buy one
Pros it lasts, almost like a smartphone, battery's good
Cons scratches easily, headphone jack looses connection after a while, no flash
Summary i love this phone! i've had it for over a year now. i can do so much with it since it's unlocked. I would suggest anyone with it to debrand it if it isnt though. the bass is really good it's a great music companion. i would highly recommend it. it's one of the last good sony sliders out there
Pros Good sound, pictures, videos, other features and of course, making and receiving calls.
Cons Horrible connector for accessories, including essentials- wall charger, car cahrger. USB and headphones. Avoid any Sony phone with this connector setup! It wears out in months and you won't be able to charge it.
Summary I like most of the things about this phone- it has long battery life, and takes great pictures and videos (especially if you add the micro Memory stick card for more memory), and has good sound (for a phone). But a MAJOR flaw in this phone is the ridiculous two-pronged, multiple-(12?-)contact connector. This same connector type is used for the USB connection cable, the car charger, the headphones, and the wall charger. I guess this way they don't need separate connectors for chargers vs. USB vs. headphones. Each connector activates different combinations of the 10 or 12 metal contacts on the phone (receiving) side of the connector. But the connectors are not very robust and in fact wear out in a matter of months so that to get a good connection to the phone's metal contacts you have to squeeze the connector and hold it a certain angle without moving and practically stand on your head. I called SonyEricsson to inform and complain but they basically don't care. They assume that the user has damaged the equipment, and if it's out of warranty they take no responsibility. Too bad they take such little interest in customer support, because other than the connector design it's a nice phone. But it's not much use if you can't even charge it up. I would be very hesitant to buy any SonyEricsson phone with this kind of connector. They should go back to standard plug-in connectors that will more easily and reliably make the appropriate contacts for the functiosn needed. In fact, a standard mini-plug contact for the headphones would be much handier instead of having to buy the special headphone accessory with the lame connector. Instead of one multi-function connector you'd need three- a power connector, a headset connector and a USB connector, but better 3 connectors that work easily than one that doesn't.