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Sony Ericsson G900 review

 Review: October 2008  
 

Last updated March 2009

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The G900 combines a touchscreen user interface and a stylus for handwriting recognition with a conventional keypad.



 

Review

Although it seems to be quite popular in other countries, the G900 hasn't really taken off in the UK. It's a 3G Symbian smartphone with a combination of a normal keypad and a touchscreen. It's perhaps more of a PDA than most phones, and it's definitely a good phone for organising and messaging.

For a smartphone, it's reasonably compact and pretty lightweight. It has a conventional keypad, but also has touchscreen controls, and can even recognise handwriting - that's what the stylus is for. The handwriting recognition takes some practice, but once you get used to it it's a very quick way to enter text.

The phone has some powerful organiser functions pre-installed and, being Symbian, you can download plenty of third-party apps too. Useful features include a voice recorder, Opera web browser and support for RSS feeds. With 160 MB of onboard memory and the capacity to take memory cards up to 4GB, you'll be able to store plenty of stuff and use your phone to organise your day-to-day life.

Although it's not a Cybershot or Walkman phone, it still comes with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, plus a media player, so you have full access to core multimedia features.

Connectivity is excellent, with Bluetooth and USB available. The G900 also has WiFi support and 3G, although note that it has triband GSM support, not quadband, and there's no HSDPA support either. These seem to be illogical omissions.

We're not sure why the G900 isn't a popular phone in the UK. You can see from the user reviews below that it is more popular in other countries. We can't find anything particularly wrong with it, other than the usual issues with Symbian phones, i.e. a slow user interface with occasional freezing.

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Reviewed by jeevant from india on 24th Aug 2015
firstly ph full body was damage and i give service center.he is lost my on/off butten and after he is say i will enable to repair it bcos of part....so pls repaire to my this ph..it will most important to me.bcos of there was many ph no..pls repaire it

or repaire center which was repaire in india..
ph no 9044336458
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Reviewed by Mohamad Kaawach from UAE on 28th Aug 2011
worst mobile ever!!!! complete rubbish, i hated SonyEricsson after it. don't waste your money and time.
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Reviewed by haris from indonesia on 9th May 2011
1 year ago my g900 had a problem with it's display...i paid Rp. 600.000 to change it's LCD. but after all, it's a great phone... i'm still with my g900 right now, after almost 2 years.
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Reviewed by indra from indonesia on 1st Feb 2011
Its a good phone but poor battery. The battery not last for 2 day standby using. If the battery long lasting maybe this could be the great phone.
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Reviewed by John from India on 28th Dec 2010
My G900 had a problem with touchscreen and wz replaced under warranty within an year. Next 3 months, the phone restarts with the screen getting dull and restarts over and over. Sony Ericson authorized servicing centers culdnt solve the problem or they have no idea about the solution. I did reinstall the OS several times. No USE. Its just lying in my cupboard. SO DONT BUY THIS.
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Reviewed by Vancho from Macedonia on 13th Dec 2010
I have my g900i for 2 years. This February (1 year after I bought the phone) I had to change the display, they couldn't tell what was wrong with it, but told me to keep it out from magnets. Now I have the same problem, display becomes black, and it restarts itself.
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Reviewed by antreas from cyprus on 12th Dec 2010
i had this mobile for a long time and I was very satisfied from it. Unfortunatldy, something happened and the touch screen didnt work.
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Reviewed by Yee from Malaysia on 30th Sep 2010
Buy it if u have lots of patience to deal with this lousy G900. waste my $$!!!
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Reviewed by Rahul from india on 6th Aug 2010
Sony ericsson g900 demerits-it has very-10 slow processing ,hanging problem,body get autocracks after being using 6-7months,it main menu icon cn't be change whatever themes u use....thats all. Merits-appli. R runing gd, gd camera,sony sound quality r always gr8.... So according 2 me don't waste ur bugs on this.....i hv 1 year experience....plz don't buy....bye
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Reviewed by HaYTHAM from Jordan on 20th Jul 2010
The g900 is the worst mobile i have ever used, dont buy it
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Reviewed by pasanlaksiri from Sri Lanka on 24th Jun 2010
This G900 comes with bugs. Specially the touch screen is a pain in the !@#.
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Reviewed by D J STEVENS from UK on 19th Mar 2010
Rubbish phone , both myself and son have problems with the touch screen Sent to Sony , they said it was faulty , but would not repair it under warrentee Shame on you Sony Erikson
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Reviewed by Emma from England on 18th Mar 2010
Bought this phone off ebay and had it shipped over from Hong Kong as I had dropped my old trusty SE phone in a pond :( What a terrible phone it has turned out to be. I swear there is little mice in the back of it running round on a small wheel to power it cos it is soooooooo sloooooooow! It crashes a lot, it has hissy fits, its rubbish at taking pictures and then sending them, it sometimes decides it doesnt want to receive texts and you have to keep switching it on and off again! Upgrade time next month though so will get something a bit more reliable!
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Reviewed by Sumarto Darmawan from Indonesia on 26th Feb 2010
This handphone have alot of problem especially the touch screen make you mad because cannot pick up call.
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Reviewed by DINESH from INDIA on 20th Feb 2010
TUCH NOT WORK AND OPEN APPLUICATION PRB
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Reviewed by Juro from Slovakia on 4th Jan 2010
It's the slowest phone I've ever had. Once you get used to it, it's still only an average phone. Definitely don't waste your money on this one.
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Reviewed by Abdiel from Mexico on 31st Dec 2009
I have been using the G900 for over a year now. I bought it from ebay. It was sent to from Singapur. The first experience was disappointing, given the multiple glitches it had and the slooowness. After a firmware upgrade many of the glitches went away and it became more responsive, however it continues to be a slow phone. I got used to the slow response, and began to enjoy the experience, overall is a good phone (if you get used to the slowness) feature reach. One month ago, the screen started to turn black, the phone continues to work, it accepts touch screen input, but the screen just won't turn on. At first a reset solved the problem, then like 2 weeks ago it started to reset itself like mad, screen turned off more often, and now is just funtional for some minutes. I tried to reflash the firmware, but no luck, problem continues. Warranty has experied and I don't think a repair is going to be cheap or even doable. Sony hasn't release new firmware in a long time, so I assume they simply don't care if your are stuck with one of these bricks. I don't recomend this phone at all.
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Reviewed by Omid from Iran on 30th Dec 2009
i hate my G900 ! shame on SE
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 26th Dec 2009
I had this phone for 6 months and had loads of problems. Firstly, it is VERY slow, takes ages to load. Secondly, i had loads of problems with messaging; it wouldn't send my texts until i updated the software and then it would just have the same problem a month later. It also stopped receiving text messages. Overall, not a great phone.
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Reviewed by Chuan Tuck from Malaysia on 14th Dec 2009
Overall, I love this phone. But there is no language pack available for Eastern Asian's character, including Japanese and Chinese, makes me feel kind of regretted to use it.
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Reviewed by wayne from Canada on 27th Nov 2009
Warning *** Do Not Buy *** Sony Ericsson G900 *** works for 4 months, had repaired twice & still DROPS ALL CALLS and as time goes on, the time it takes to drop a call gets shorter & shorter, to the point that as soon as you call the call is dropped. My sim card was put in a motorola loaner phone while the G900 was being repaired, & I had NO DROPPED CALLS, so its not the card or my phone provider. THIS PHONE IS JUNK .
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Reviewed by Sofiux from Ukraine on 18th Nov 2009
The worst phone ever! Is sooooooooo slow and stupid, I can't use any feature without being frustrated, sometimes I feel like throwing it out the window! Can't wait to get a new phone and kick this one out... DONT BUY IT!
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Reviewed by kamran from india on 14th Nov 2009
sony ericsson G900 restart problem
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Reviewed by Mutaz from Sudan on 17th Oct 2009
Don't buy G900
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Reviewed by Nheth from Philippines on 7th Oct 2009
Got G900 fone last MAr09 and at first its good! Later months i notice it hangs up plus it gets a darker screen. So slow!
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Reviewed by emi from cyprus on 3rd Sep 2009
Well I have this phone for about a year and I have to say that if it worked like it should it would be a great phone. The camera is good and i like the touch screen, the sound quality isn't bad either... The thing is you cant really appreciate its features when it freezes all the time. It has too many problems and I cant be bothered to write them all. The most annoying thing is that its colors turn darker and it restarts itself!!! Don't buy it you are going to regret it! I am going to get rid of it and get a simpler phone that is actually working!
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Reviewed by Oliver from Indonesia on 30th Aug 2009
My initial attraction to the g900 was its rich features, nice camera, compact design, flexibility of the symbian system combined with sony's battery power. Great deal for a more than reasonable price... so I thought. I have meanwhile returned to my old nokia n80 for 1 simple reason: The phonebook of the g900 is incredibly slow. Looking up a contact can take forever and sending a simple sms is a never-ending ordeal. Unfortunatley, 90% of my handphone activities concern communication through sms and I simply do not have the time nor the nerves to spend 5 minutes on a single sms, simply because of waiting for the g900 to look up the contact number to which I intend to send the sms. Nothing to do with symbian folks (my n80 is blazingly fast and just as packed with features), the g900 is simply a dreadfully poor creation by a company from which one should be able to expect more. Simply put: A great phone on paper but an embarrassment in reality. Be real, if you intend to use your hand phone for what it is intended (communication through voice and sms) i recommend you stay far, far away from this thing!
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Reviewed by k from ireland on 10th Aug 2009
de screen goes purple if u press it too hard with ur sausage fingers idiots
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Reviewed by Ram from Qatar on 31st Jul 2009
Don't buy G900 , it is totaly waste of money and time, my g900 is not charging from the day I purchased it ,also when it was sent for repair came back with worst condition.Pls. don't waste your money for nothing.
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Reviewed by Ken from Malaysia on 13th Jul 2009
I bought this phone barely 9 months ago, and it has been nothing but troublesome. Initially, this phone was cool, and its features on paper were nothing short of brilliant. The problems first surfaced in December last year, when the SIM inactive sign would come up on the screen. I downloaded the new firmware update, and the problem was solved, but after a few months, the SIM inactive sign reappeared, and I had to restart my phone nearly 10 times one day last week. The second major problem would be the fact that this phone cannot seem to charge properly. I sent the phone in for repair once, but I still have problems charging it from time to time. The charger is very loose when plugged into the port, and there are times when it just stops charging in the middle of the night. Then this week, the touchscreen lost its functionality for a few hours, meaning that I could not pick up a call or end a call due to the buttons being on the touchscreen instead of the keypad. The touchscreen functionality is working again, but I am afraid it will die on me again. All in all, a very mediocre phone; the specs are good, but the performance is far from it.
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Reviewed by ray from HK on 3rd Jul 2009
Things I hate about this phone: 1. You have to use touch screen to end a call. 2. It takes eternity to start up. 3. Black screens and freezes happen all the time. 4. Spontaneous reboots note: bought it 7 months ago.
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Reviewed by sexy from sexy on 12th May 2009
it sexy oh yea
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Reviewed by Zumri from Sri Lanka on 2nd May 2009
It's Not Stylish. other whys no problem
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Reviewed by lsb from uk on 26th Apr 2009
i got this ohone about 10mths ago and it has been mal functioning since november. I loved all the features and touchscreen initially but not now. The touch screen gradually wouldn't work sometimes and now not at all. I can make a call and use functions as long as i can use butttons but can't end a call- have to switch it off. A wise IT friend said to update it via sony software so did but now can't use it at all because it requires touchscreen to confirm language!!! Sony ericsson have said send it to their repair but they need proof of purchase so a very expensive piece of plastic as i bought it sim free. boohoo
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Reviewed by hiiiii from fffffffff on 15th Apr 2009
I think its quite good!!
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Reviewed by thoomb from UK on 11th Apr 2009
Fantatstic phone, i have owned a smart phone before and this is far quicker, have not experienced any speed problems. camera is very good quality, phone is packed with features, top of the range phone and battery life is decent to. Very pleased with it!
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Reviewed by hamid alam from Sudan on 4th Apr 2009
hi i have sony ericsson G900 but my touchscreen user interface not work properly thanks hamid
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Reviewed by bahram from iran on 31st Mar 2009
it is very good but slow.
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Reviewed by jonesy from indonesia on 30th Mar 2009
this phone is a piece of junk. hate this phone, ive had it for less than a year and it always restarts on its on and the battery sucks. USELESS PHONE
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Reviewed by mama from uk on 27th Mar 2009
i bought one g900 sony phone and its not connecting with the sony wakman series by bluetooth and with the laptops i dont know why it is and the camera clarity is also not so good
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Reviewed by debbie from greece on 24th Mar 2009
good camera though not as good as other 5mp.the touch screen is actually useless because most of the "buttons" are TOO small for fingers so you have to use the keypad anyway.the BIG problem though is the transmitting aerial(i think that's what it is called!)my phone almost allways appears to be off when someone calls me.but good media player and radio.xx
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Reviewed by antony from Indonesia on 16th Mar 2009
This phone is a sluggish snail man!.... How come some said it works perfectly??
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 13th Mar 2009
I have had this phone for about 6months now, it works fine but from time to time it freezes, i only have one problem with it though... dust gets into the phone and eventually onto the screen and its starting to annoy me. Dont buy this phone
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Reviewed by Ben from England on 13th Mar 2009
Rubbish
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Reviewed by ricardo from comsta rica on 10th Mar 2009
this phone didnt last 6months in good conditions. wireless started to fail out of the blue - dont waste ur money on this.
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Reviewed by amira aslan from malaysia on 6th Mar 2009
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!! i hate it.this phone is slow. always hang.sometimes it shut down by itself.i was so sad because it have problems in saving picture.i cant play games on this phone coz i is sooo slow....so i lost some valuable picture.the picture quality is soooooooooooo bad....the camera is slow and takes along time to capture a picture. my k810 is much much much better than this snail slow phone.i cant stand a slow phone because it makes me feel tension! i am going to buy a c702 tomorow.hope that phone is better.
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Reviewed by richard from kenya on 5th Mar 2009
overall,its nt a bad 4ne,jst that its so slow,worse,i cant get the damn flash on,nt unless i restore the phone to its factory settings..damn
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Reviewed by Her from UK on 25th Feb 2009
DO NOT BUY IT. i have had it for about two months and it doesnt even work anymore. it restarts automatically, the screen goes purple, it is so slow and the screen goes blank and you have to take the battery out to get it to work. I would advise you not to buy it because its a waste of money.
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Reviewed by - from UK on 20th Feb 2009
Well, I got mine from Hong Kong since June, and ever since, it has worked perfectly fine.
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Reviewed by ssgp from india on 24th Jan 2009
fine
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Reviewed by Dimitris from Greece on 29th Dec 2008
Ok guys I'll be honest to you. DO NO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, IT'S NOT WORTH. I bought this phone 2 days ago, after reading many reviews and I decided to buy it because I was impressed with its features, but I was really wrong. The phone has 5mp camera. SE are you sure it's 5? My old SE K750 with 2mp take better photos. Believe me, the quality of the photos is really bad. Video quality is in the middle from bad to good. Media Player is ok. Touch screen is high-respond and Wi-Fi not that fast. Video streaming is a complete rubbish. Glithy videos on youtube. Also the Phone is very slow, really slow, it takes from 3 to 10 seconds to do anything, I tried running a Gameloft game and it run like I was playing in slow motion. I was very dissapointed with this so I decided to update the phone's firmwire from the program SE Upadate Service. And so I did but it didn't change a bit. Not so slow but still slow. I tried to explore the phone and it froze about 4 times. When I charged it for 2nd time screen went black and then nothing. I removed the charger but the screen was still black. I guess it self-destroyed its firmwire because I tried anything even updating again but black screen again. So I took it back and bought one of the best, if not the best, SE phones, the K800 and I'm really happy. Its not that G900 was too advanced for me, I'm gadget-maniac and G900 could be a better phone if they paid more attention to its software. If you still wanna buy it don't tell me I didn't warn you. I don't like this phone not because it crashed, I didn't like it before it crashed. Use your brain my friends! Why the heck do you want touchscreen on a phone? Is it really so important to you? And why do you want the wi-fi? All of you have a PC and internet! Don't get overexcited for a phone like this. It's simple doesn't worth your time and money. Hope this review helped, bye.
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Reviewed by hmylan from ksa on 12th Dec 2008
i hate it , recharge batree not working
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Reviewed by Faisal from United Kingdom on 28th Nov 2008
I upgraded to this phone for over a month now, all applications works perfect. Compare to M600 it has a camera and picture quality is excellent as well as a video recorder. Handwritten recognition is really good when you donít want to use keypad to send messages, also ideal when you want to write a quick note. For those with big fingers you can use a stylus for a touch screen. The only odd thing is when you apply a new theme from your memory card, this saved straight to your internal memory and are not operated through memory card like other phones. The phone is not very popular in UK because itís exclusive to Carphonewarehouse and only available in O2 and Orange. Itís a best Business phone on the market, I recommend this phone and give it a 5*.
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Reviewed by Steffen from Norway on 28th Nov 2008
extremely slow and extremely enoying! The interface/layouts is a bit off and becuse of it I tend to click my self in to unintended menues and since its so slow it take ages to get out again and to what i really want. And Why is the chargerheadphones plugg on the side and not on the bottom? It makes it 10cm wide - my tumb cant reach all buttons! But my fingers are still to fat for the small tochscreen icons. So there I go agian in to an other unintended menu. It was fancy when I got it at work but now its snowing, the train is late but I cant get the thing to call my boss becuse its freezed up again. Out with the battery in the freezing cold then....
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Reviewed by Chris Sparke from UK on 28th Nov 2008
I've owned a G900 since the day it came out in the UK after reading excellent previews of it online. I have found it nothing short of excellent with almost no problems of consiquence. There is a second or two lag to every screen loading and menu's appearing, but if you can live with that and be just a little bit patient with it, it more than rewards you. The touchscreen is accurate and responsive, allowing you to press tiny buttons (things designed to use the included stylus with) with fingertips. It contains the majority of features you would expect both of a Smartphone, and of Sony Ericsson. The camera and media player are both excellent considering they are basically add-on features on this phone. Syncing with Microsoft Outlook for emails, appointments, remiders, etc. has made things really easy to keep track of. The fact that it looks like a normal Sony-Ericsson phone (just a block with rounded corners, screen and a keypad) that is only a little bit bigger than a normal p hone makes it brilliant for people who would like some of the features of a Smartphone (e.g. syncing Calender with Outlook) but still want to be able to use a normal phone. The phone has a good battery life, in my experience (especially when considering it has a full touch screen). Internet is as quick as I would expect and fairly easy to navigate, although since the screen is no-where near as large as an iPhone it obviously can't handle big pages as well. If you want a smartphone, but are unsure about switching away from a convention phone, then this might be the perfect solution. It's a Smartphone in a Feature-phone body.
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Reviewed by SteveyGTI from USA on 12th Nov 2008
I've had the G900 for 4months now. This is a perfect phone for staying organised. The sticky-note pad is an excellent feature for spontaneous note taking and reminders. You just write a note on your phone w/ yer stylus and save it. you can also set an alarm reminder with each note, and create folders for notes and send notes as sms or mms. the phone is equipped w/ Quickoffc,PDF app,Activesync, Blackberry Svcs,Bluetooth,Wi-Fi business card scanner and so many other apps good for you business professionals out there. Its rather easy and user-friendly to navigate thru the phone. Use the touchscreen, D-pad or #keys,. the camera/video features are great: AF,touchscreen AF, multishot, panoramic, etc. the phone is thin, lite, hardly noticebale and not flamboyant by any means. A+ for hardware and software apps. Unfortunately, the phone can drag and be a little slow when navigating thru the apps. It only has 160MB of RAM for all the apps that are packed into this phone. It needs more RAM, like the Experia X1, which has 256MB!! The G900 can support up to 8G of external memory for excessive picture taking and music and podcasts listeners. Overall, this is the best phone i've ever had. The handwriting recognition w/ sticky-notes and 5.0 MP camera are my 2 fave features. Get this phone if you arent a speed freak and dont mind the drag time of navigating thru apps. The iphone is probably better for you if you are particular about speed and brilliance of colour, but iphone is a whole different story. Thanks for reading!
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Reviewed by Lala from Philippines on 7th Nov 2008
I really love this phone. Every single detail is almost perfect for me. I have to admit that this phone has some slight turn offs but that's life everything has it's weakness...^_^ I LOVE IT!!!
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Reviewed by Ursula A from South Africa on 5th Nov 2008
I recently upgraded my phone to the G900 and it's great. I'm having trouble with no sound coming through on ringtones, message alerts etc, although the volume has been set. Using the handsfree there is sound (just to test if there is sound). I've navigated through settings etc & even turned the phone off and back on again, but the sound still does not work on ringtones, message alerts etc. Any suggesstions?
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Reviewed by Harris from Malaysia on 19th Oct 2008
Love the phone... better than N series...
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Reviewed by Dan from U.K on 18th Oct 2008
I have had this phone for about a week now (I got it sim free on the internet) Moving up from my k800i I had high expectations. These were met in my opioion. I would agree with everything the review above.Handwriting rec is impossible still cannot do it.I did have inital problems getting used to the applications but I put that down to myself rather than the phone. I haven't exprienced any of the slow down that has been mentioned in the previous comments either. For me this phone is a dwfinate step in the right direction for SE
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Reviewed by nic from uk on 17th Oct 2008
It's not popular in the uk because you can't get it anywhere! There seem to be no new phones being introduced even though they are everywhere else in the world. :( Perhaps they're trying to get rid of the bulky K850i and the novelty C902 overstock first?
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Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 17th Oct 2008
You're right, nic. It's because the networks aren't selling it that no-one in the UK has it!

Reviewed by Omar from Malaysia on 16th Oct 2008
Received this phone as gift from my wife. Phone is slow, camera picture quality not as good if compared to my previous SE W810i. Always got problem with the mrouter. Anyway, will try to like it as it has the touchscreen and Wifi...
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Reviewed by krikke from belgium on 15th Oct 2008
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, great phone of you know how to use him !!!
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Reviewed by Ritche M from Philippines on 7th Oct 2008
there are a couple of mods for this phone at the following forums: 1) esato.com 2) se-nse.net 3) persian-forums.com mods available: 1) camera mod 2) sound mod 3) alarm mod 4) etc... :)
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Reviewed by Arianne Ruivivar from Sri Lanka on 6th Oct 2008
OOG! It's superfragilistic. I love my Ham!!
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Reviewed by Nick from Indonesia on 30th Sep 2008
Not nearly as good as the M600i. It has a few more features; wireless & the camera, but it has not been designed as nearly as well. The M600i had a fly wheel at the side for easy scrolling, and was easier to operate. Not impressed by the camera either - bring back the M600i.
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Reviewed by roker from india on 28th Sep 2008
the poorest of all
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Reviewed by Dave from Thailand on 22nd Sep 2008
Had this phone since July and love it. It does everything I ever wanted a phone to be. I even bought two. One for me and one for my wife and both work very well. Those that talk about it being slow and not taking good photos were simply unlucky. The photos aren't as good as a other camera phones but its designed to organize your life and it does this well. Sure I had issues syncing the phone, but that's the beauty of mobile phones today. I sync the phone with my outlook calendar via goosync and easily get my email as well. I use google maps on it and the media player software works great. Even better is the speed of the wi-fi. In a city like Bangkok you are never far from a free wireless connection. The touch screen and buttons are very intuitive. If Thailand only had 3G networks I'm sure it would work much better. For the price, it's well worth it.
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Reviewed by jepong from Philippines on 20th Sep 2008
here in my country, SE phones rule! LISTEN PEOPLE, you have to try this piece of technological breakthrough before you comment it bad... we're the texting capital of the world, we have 89million of population and over 2billion txt a day!!!! and this phone can cover this huge RESPOSIBILITY.... buy one tomorrow folks
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Reviewed by Katz7 from India on 18th Sep 2008
guys, i just got this phone not even a week back. and its sweet... much much better than the N series. Its smart, sophisticated, good looking and a brilliant handset. The touch screen is great,and the wifi is superb. couple of things i didnt like in it are 1) the call receive and end call is on the touch screen, 2) the volume of the speaker isn't tha great, being a sony phone, other its a remarkable piece of technology.
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Reviewed by Avshash from Israel on 18th Sep 2008
Definitely not a good mobile. I don't recommend. not user friendly at all. It does have good features on paper, but in reality this mobile is very slow, the camera's results aren't good (although it is 5megs). Was unable to assign rotated images to contacts (only landscape!), media gallery is slow too. SO: Pros: Wifi works fast (this is a web surfing mobile), full touch screen, Customizable Symbian UIQ3 OS. Cons: Slow, not user friendly, poor pictures quality.
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Reviewed by eyemole from UK on 18th Sep 2008
This is good phone.I really liked it. But I had some problems like sound stops working sometimes. In this state phone USB detection stops working and powering off also does not work. But surprizingly other functions work well. I saw in this forum people talking about new firmware. Could anyone please tell from where to get new firmware.
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Reviewed by dna from UK on 16th Sep 2008
Excellent phone. Those who've written bad things are simply incapable of using it. It needs a firmware upgrade before use (I recommend generic world1 as the everything works much quicker). This phone is superb but needs getting used to. If you're not technical stick with a toy phone like the N95. Applications open instantly from the second time onwards as they stay open in the RAM. Its packed with features which ALL work well. Battery life is adequate, reception is fine. To sum it up - its a brilliant phone but may be too advanced for some.
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Reviewed by SimonF from South Africa on 16th Sep 2008
I have had the G900 for a short while; it really is an outstanding phone. Once set-up and yes; the SW needed to be updated to the latest and greatest to resolve the response time... but the features and all the options etc it's great. I would recommend this phone to everyone that loves S.E, and for business use itís absolutely perfect.
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Reviewed by Nezaras2000 from Syria on 14th Sep 2008
i bought this phone 1month ago and i like it, the camera is amazing the touch screen perfect and the software is excited, the only things i hated are there is no record a call when i talking and there is buttons to answer u can only press on the touch screen but everything else is great specially the battery so u feel it will not get empty ever and never
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Reviewed by MickeyC from UK on 12th Sep 2008
I've had my phone for the last two weeks and am really impressed. I had the N96 and was more than happy to send it back for this phone.... A little trickey at first but now that I'm used to it its great!! Updated the SW as soon as I got it wich was running a little slow but with the latest update it's running like a dream... Never been a fan of Nokia and will stick to Sony Ericsson all the way...
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Reviewed by arak from cyprus on 8th Sep 2008
nice phone and i have it over 2 months with no problems at all
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Reviewed by DM from Kuwait on 30th Aug 2008
This is the worst phone I have ever owned. I bought in June and in August, it started to act up. It restarts itself on its own, very slow respond, it lags a lot, the camera's performance is very bad. the flash is not as good as the Sony Ericson's phone such as K800i. You have to touch screen in order to answer your phone call as there is not specified a actual button for answering. If you want to answer the phone, you have to look for touch screen button and touch it exactly as you might accidently do the opposite. This phone is HIGHLY NOT recommended to anyone.
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Reviewed by Nick from UK on 27th Aug 2008
Probably the best phone SE have produced, NOT for those without technical knowledge. All the problems I have read about on here are down to user error, you need to read the handbook and get to know what this phone can do. 5MP Camera is superb once you sort out the settings, notepad and text handwriting is great BUT you have to practise, don't expect to just get the phone, switch on and be able to use everything without problems.Battery life is adequate when you consider what the phone does, the touchscreen is excellent and the keys are big enough to text, but handwriting makes this obsolete once you have mastered it. Screen size great and memory up to 8GB with M2 card. Phone lighter, slimmer and better than Nokia N95, a great package.
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Reviewed by Silas from Malaysia on 23rd Aug 2008
Got the Phone. Working fine after i update the software at www.sonyericsson.com. it was slow when i got it. :)
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Reviewed by nikolas from cyprus on 20th Aug 2008
sony ericsson g900 is a to good phone.it is to cheap [5 mega pixels camera , wirles internet,touch and go]I LIKE IT:-)
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Reviewed by Mahmud from Libya on 14th Aug 2008
Brilliant one of the best phone device in the world, good quiality good response spicytially in new released software, the sound is perfect I recommend it
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Reviewed by fadzz from Lebanon on 14th Aug 2008
CJ dunno what ur talking abt, there IS a search function to it, and the camera is pretty good, much better than the nokia n95,, u have to tweak around with the settings though. software is slow?, format it and do a software update and that'll solve the prb.. CJ i suggest next time u get ur info right before posting stupid comments. All in all great phone with great features,, recommended
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Reviewed by kerry from united kingdom on 12th Aug 2008
this phone is so good and slim it fits easily in your pocket and takes up no space. it is one sleek sexy phone. it is gorgeous
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Reviewed by saeed from uk on 8th Aug 2008
i got this phone its not really slow, i recomened its no bad phone. i like it........
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Reviewed by CJ from England on 2nd Aug 2008
Ok - I have had this phone for 1 month now - and not impressed. I was impressed to start with but here is my list of problems: 1. Software slow - gets very boring waiting for messages etc to open 2. Camera rubbish - 5MP? 2MP cameras way better 3. No search function in contacts - so have to remember everything by surname 4. Worst of all - signal!! What is going on? I have not had a conversation on this phone without being cut off for about 2 weeks - I even phoned Vodafone to see if a mast was down. Overall it seems to try to do everything (slowly) but the one thing it can't do is actually be a phone!! E-bay here I come.. CJ
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Reviewed by carly from america on 27th Jul 2008
this phone is the worst phone ever made in history like!!!! ok its alright to show off to friends but i cant actually work the thing like!!! because of all of its retarded features its the slowest thing ever like, like i press a button and it it takes 40 minutes to buck up like, my advice is like to stay about 100000000000 miles away from this stylish but worst phone ever, the camera is horrific! it doesnt even take pictures like, never rely on this phone like it is retarded!
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Reviewed by jordan nesfield from england on 25th Jul 2008
i bough this phone at 20 july i looked good but it froze so much time i tryed to say it wll stop so i took this back a got c902
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Reviewed by MacDavish from Mauritius on 21st Jul 2008
Ya zats z type i was really waiting for. Zo it doesn't hav a nice outlook & colour like the C902 but the features, 5 MGApixel camera & 128 RAM memory compensate it all. just love it. Bzw still waiting wen wil Sony Ericsson put mor zan 262k TFT colours in zer new mobs.
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