Sony Ericsson P900 Review
Take the Sony Ericsson P800. Add a video recorder, upgrade the display
from 4096 colours to 65,536 colours and you have the Sony Ericsson P900!
Other improvements include expanded internal and external memory.
The P900 is a multimedia phone with an integrated digital camera and
camcorder. It has a large colour screen with a pen-based user interface,
making it appear much more like a PDA than a conventional mobile phone.
The Sony Ericsson P900 has many PDA-style functions. For example, its
email manager can be synchronised with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes,
and can handle attachments including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Its range of features also include polyphonic ringtones, Java games,
multimedia capabilities and of course the camera. It's fair to say that
the P900 is *the* gadget for gadget fans!
Finally, and to our amazement, the P900 is both smaller and lighter
than the P800! In fact, it's not massively bigger than the T610, which
is amazing when you consider what Sony Ericsson have managed to pack
into this smartphone! However, the overall experience is sadly compromised
by software and reliability issues. Now replaced by the Sony
Features of the Sony Ericsson P900 include:
- Colour display (65,536 colours; 208 x 320 pixels)
- WAP 1.2.1 (GPRS), built-in web browser
- High Speed Data (HSCSD - up to 28.8 kbps)
- E-mail (compatible with MS Outlook and Lotus Notes)
- Integrated digital camera (640 x 480 resolution)
- Integrated camcorder
- Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) & Multimedia Messaging Service
(MMS) - send pictures, sound and video like text messages
- MP3 audio & video (MPEG4) player
- MP3 ringtones
- Pen-based user interface & handwriting recognition
- Symbian operating system
- Picture phonebook
- 16 Mbytes memory plus external 32 Mbytes memory stick
- Downloadable polyphonic & mono ringtones
- Bluetooth, infrared & USB connectivity
- Stereo headphones
- "Flight mode" option for use on aircraft
- 3D games & downloadable Java applications
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- Calendar, contacts, voice memo, synchronisation with PC
- Size: 115 x 57 x 24 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Battery standby: 480 hours
- Battery talktime: 16 hours
- Tri band
Sony Ericsson P900 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by sukhraj singh from france on 7th Nov
verry good sony ericsson
Reviewed by RAHUL from INDIA on 22nd Jun 2007
ITS REALY GR8
Reviewed by joshuia from philipin on 21st Jun
Reviewed by Chippa from Namibia on 18th Jun 2007
I can rightfully say the P900 didn't only earn me some much needed publicity,
but a few ladies too! One time, I got a call whilst I was approaching
a couple of girls. They immediately stopped me, claiming to wanna play
music. For all you know, one of em came home with me and from there,
Bobs' your uncle! Although the phone lacks memory,the features I enjoy
most are Internet, picture phonebook and crystal clear audio.
Reviewed by sudi sudirman from malaysia on 14th
In my oponion,i can say that Sony ericcson P900 is the best phone that
has today.with the big screen,a user can more satisfy with the image,apllication
and many more.In addtion,with using the touch screen the user will not
feel boring with this phone.So what you waiting for???
Reviewed by akmal from malaysai on 15th May 2007
very2 good phone
Reviewed by Tomek from Poland on 6th May 2007
I like the P900 especially the touch screen.
Reviewed by Jeremy Newman from UK on 21st Apr
Fantastic phone. Sturdy, reliable, feature full. FIRST CLASS.
Reviewed by abhihsek chakhiyar from india on 20th
Reviewed by ana from Belgium on 26th Mar 2007
had 4 years. dropped it a dozen times and still good! great for videos
and taking notes bluetooth big problems tho'. and I gave up using synchronisation
for data when I lost it all through overwrite!
Reviewed by bangash from pakistan on 8th Mar 2007
phone is god but its battery talk time is only 2 hours i change 4 batteries
but it is till not working fine
Reviewed by aimz! from wales on 2nd Mar 2007
this phone is great although i think it is just a bit of a "brick" so
people put it other than that its fine im completely happy with mine!
Reviewed by Adrian Babin from Moldova on 20th
Its a good phone with a high degree of functionality.
Reviewed by Charles CE from UK on 10th Feb 2007
I have used over 50 phones in my time from Nokia, Motorola etc. My first
experience with Sony Ericsson was the P800 which I thought was superb.
But the P900 ah! even better. I cannot possibly imagine a better phone
out there. I have had 3 of them and looking for my 4th. The P910i and
even the P990i (albeit newer)cannot match it when it comes to value
for money. It has everything and if the size does not bother you (the
Nokia 9500 and 9300 - no camera are BIGGER)there is really none like
it. Graphics, reliability, reception, diary, memory ah!
Reviewed by mohammoed from jordan on 1st Feb 2007
my phone cannot make arabic
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 6th Jan 2007
Good phone just a shame that it is so complicated and can be slow just
like a computer. Good YOUNG businessmans phone.
Reviewed by Alex from England on 6th Nov 2006
Reviewed by James from England on 2nd Nov 2006
it is an excellent phone, i bought it to replace the p900 (another excellent
phone) and was a bit dubious about it to begin with as i was not sure
whether it would live up to my expectations-it did just that. This phone
is a great talking point and you get loads of compliments about it.
Sure it is a bit bulky, but who cares? no one is going to think less
of you for having it, they are almost sure to think more of you!!! i
got it second hand, and have had it for almost a year, making it 5 years
old and it has not once gone wrong!!! (touch wood LOL)
Reviewed by mediajunkie from Finland on 17th Aug
I've had this phone for 12 months, its buggy and occasionally crashes
during software operations, especially if you do 2 things at once like,
listen to a mp3 and save an excel sheet. I've lost too many data files
to be pleased with this phone, + the synchronisation has never worked
right. Conclusion tons of good features but no-where near fool proof.
Reviewed by zarish ajaz from uk on 12th Aug 2006
i love this phone very cool!!!
Reviewed by Dan from England on 27th May 2006
I have this phone but I can't do all the stuff that I really can do
with it cos I don't have a memory card and It looks all beaten up and.
I use a lot of grease so the phone is absolutely greasy. I can't store
as many videos and pics that i actually can.
Reviewed by INIME UMANAH from Nigeria on 7th May
Just a perfect communication device.
Reviewed by Jege from Finlnad on 27th Feb 2006
NOW lets talk 'bout one of the BEST phone ever made in earth! Before
i had umm... 10 nokias and 1 samsung, but now, now i know what is the
right brand to me = SonyEricsson! Screen is awsome and all those 3rd
party applications (and games) are pretty useful and fun too (i LOVE
girders and tracker, killer apps for UIQ), camera quality is good for
vga camera and touch screen is fast and comfort to use, only touching
pen would have been little better. I change my phones wery often but
this one is gonna stay for little bit longer than others. Pros: +Screen
(colours, resolution and sunlight use) +Touchscreen is always useful
+Symbian UIQ (allows to install all those 3rd party apps what ever made
to UIQ) +Nowadays its wery cheap (when used) >200¤ Cons: -Its supports
ONLY memorystick duos, ONLY up to 128mb... =( -It brokes easily (coz
of big unprotected screen) -kinda weak speaker
Reviewed by Angie from UK on 4th Jan 2006
Superb phone i dont think its as big as some people say, its class...
does everything bar go to the loo !!! i love it..............
Reviewed by Adeniyi from Nigeria on 28th Nov 2005
If you need a PDA and a classical phone, then this is the phone you
need... it combines class with style to make you stand out.
Reviewed by jake from england on 17th Nov 2005
It is outstanding
Reviewed by john italio from nigeria on 14th Nov
i love this phone and it is energetic than other phones by now.it has
a comprehensive functions more than phones.it has a durability colour
camera, video camera and many more of this.it will be advisable for
everyone on this earth to have one for their families.
Reviewed by Ben from England on 29th Oct 2005
An amazing phone. Has everything you need and more. It is the greatest
time waster ever! The only thing is that it is a bit to big but easy
to get used to. BUY One!
Reviewed by shivakumar.N.punekar from india on
26th Oct 2005
It is Amazing phone when i am herd the about sony ericsson p900 it has
long facility and it has long time battery capcity when compare to other
and it has lots of functions and it has clear connection network so
its good this for all
Reviewed by thhe terminator from UK on 4th Oct
i bought this phone as soon as it came out. it is AMAZING!! i broke
it and bought the samsung d500, way better
Reviewed by bad man cc from oxford egland on 28th
this phone is amazing any one who has had problems with it are using
it wrong! thos phone is the best phone on the phone market!!! 100% genius
amazing phone if i could give it 6 stars i would!
Reviewed by Dave from uk on 14th Sep 2005
I've now had this phone just over a year. I bought it because it is
reaaly cool looking and has plaenty of features. Everything worked really
well until I decided the phone would look better without the keypad.
The keypad can be taken off and replaced with a little bit of plastic
which comes with the phone. The phone does look awsome with the keypad
off but it really isnt practical unless u keep the phone in the little
wallet it is supplied with. I soon broke the screen by dropping the
phone about 4 foot onto a concrete floor. I rung orange (who I have
my contract with) told them what happened and 24hrs later they a courier
Reviewed by paul o from Nigeria on 12th Sep 2005
the phone is 100% ok,go for it men!
Reviewed by Andrew from Guernsey on 19th Aug 2005
Its a touchscreen!!! but this is more of a problem than not, trust me.
its really expensive, y? because of the touchscreen. i HAD this phone
untill i droped it...not far from the ground...and the screen broke,
i know my fault but iv had a sonyericssonT610 nd droped it loads nd
its been fine! so P900 is easy 2 break, too easy! also its HUGE!!! really
anoying size. plus pen gets lost or broken easily. also when i took
the front of the text icon stopped working so i had to go through loads
of menus 2 read a text! it cool phone though great sound, pic quality
is amazing (when it came out!), also it easy 2 use and you can change
almost everything about it to suit you wich is good. BUT best thing
about it is, it looks COOL! the night i dropped it i was at a party
nd a fit girl was checking it out, its really good for things like that,
showing your friends up :) But def you should get the new one out, the
P900i. looks cooler and is more convineiant.
Reviewed by Seb Smith from UK on 23rd Jul 2005
This fone is soo cool , i've had many phones in my time and it takes
the biscuit , if you'r looking for a fone buy this one - AMAZING !!!!
Reviewed by Garry from Oman on 19th Jul 2005
Friends, Romans, Countrymen - Lend me your P900!! I have read hundreds
of reviews for the P900 & the 910i most of which will remind you of
the infrequent "hang-ups" they suffer from! For me the best thing I
ever did was buy the Handango "emulator" for it for US$19.95 online.(Remote
P910/P900/P800 v1.44, 1.44 by mobileways.de via www.Handango.com) Sit
the GSM in the BaseStation and away you go - leave it on-charge for
most of the day at the side of your PC and text to your hearts content
- a must when you live away from the UK and need to be in contact frequently
on a cost-effective basis. The phone's sufferred from the usual "cracked
plastic" where the flip-closed supports rest, but that's down to the
abuse of the GSM sitting in my jeans pocket for most of the time when
it's not in the cradle. Mp3 ringtones - a gimmick; maybe, but it's good
to associate "the good, the bad & the ugly" to some individuals when
you're considering "binning" a call; you can even import edited jpgs
in MS Photo Editor if you want to for incoming call photos - scary!!
(I use NERO 5.5 wave editor) Did I mention abuse? I don't use the supplied
soft carry holster or an aftermarket leather cover and after nearly
18-months the P900 is only slightly scratched. Not bad considering it's
been dropped on numerous occasions. I use the P900 as an alternative
to the company-supplied Nokia 6310i which served me well for over 2
years but the functionality of the P900 of a Contacts Manager alone
made me part with the Nokia. Dissapointments - SE's 2.5mm stereo earphones
that are supplied can't be replaced with SONY's world-class Hi-Fi MDR
EX71SL Fontopia units because the 3.5mm stereo jack isn't compatable.
The Memory Stick Duo upgrade is restricted to 128MB unlike the P910i
SE's Bluetooth Headset battery life is limited and sometimes a little
disfunctional. Would I be without it? No way, just waiting for them
to upgrade the 910i and get more onboard memory then I'll buy the next
generation class-leading SMARTPHONE.
Reviewed by GHOST FACE from Croatia on 17th Jul
This phone is one of the best in the world right now!!!!!! This phone
is like pocket pc (normaly ) IT IS WONDERFULL ONLY TO LOOK AT
THIS LITLLE BAYBE!!!!!!!!!! IT IS MAYBE EXPENSIVE BUT IF U WANT TO BUY
A PHONE YOU BETTER SPARE SOME COIN AND GET THE REAL ONE 4 REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by YOUR NAME from FATTY MOFO LAND on
4th Jul 2005
I HATE THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!! got an eletric shock from this (no it hasen't
gone 4 a swim) i send it back to SE and they said it was a battry folt..
they did not replace it becouse the said you just need anouther battry
....i soon learned the way he was heading ... AT BYERS EXPENS!! year,
right! i went to the vodaphone shop (its a mofo mobile shop) and they
said its $104 to replace! well they can keep it! DO NOT BYE THIS TRASH
UNLESS U WANT A SHOCK (REALY)
Reviewed by Edward from Indonesia on 3rd Jul 2005
This cell phone is very sophisticate, it's been a good friend of mine.
Everything is so comfortable and easy-to-follow. I like this cell phone
Reviewed by Mike Lewis from England on 29th Jun
A few days after I bought mine (just over a year ago) I also signed
up to buy a brand new BMW 330 cd and as part of that package, I forked
out three hundred and fifty quid for the BMW bluetooth kit. To my utter
amazement, when I tried to connect the phone to the cars bluetooth system,
the thing wouldn't work! Believe it or not, these phones are NOT compatible
with BMW bluetooth kits....I can't wait to get rid of it (the phone
that is, not the car which I would give five stars any day).
Reviewed by bogi monster from england on 24th
Reviewed by Dino from ENGLAND on 22nd Jun 2005
This has to be one of the best all round phones out there, costs a lot
but its worth it. Build quality is outstanding and the phone performs
well in low signal areas. cosidering it only has a 640 x 480 camera
it actually gives fairly good results, a memory upgrade is advised if
you take lots of pics and vids or like to store music. can't really
fault it, well done Sony..
Reviewed by Maddy from Pakistan on 10th Jun 2005
Its a great phone and a computer in itself.it has many features and
is here to rule.
Reviewed by jio from england on 20th May 2005
Reviewed by wax from UK on 13th May 2005
this phone was excellant when i had it, because this phone was that
good i decided to upgrade to p910i which is even better but not that
different, but who cares either one will do.
Reviewed by John Robertson from Scotland on 11th
I really like my P900 but am today waiting on my 2nd replacement handset
within a year from Orange (a disgraceful £15.00 charge a time
to replace faulty goods - is this legal??). Both units have eventually
started 'freezing', and can only be accessed by removal and replacement
of the battery. With the current faulty handset (received as a replacement
4 weeks ago) the problem with 'cracking' as described by Michael has
occured - there is a nice 'half-moon' cutout in the plastic border showing
the edge of the screen. Great functionality when working, but marred
by a design flaw.
Reviewed by Mikyla from Scotland on 10th May 2005
I too have had the problem with the plastic cracking due to texting
too much! Other than that its a good little phone!
Reviewed by philtiong from singapore on 8th May
After having used this phone for more than a year now (bought it in
February 2004), there's only one conclusion: It sucks BIG time - and
I have suffered long enough! First: It freezes when an SMS/MMS comes
in and I try to access it, whilst talking on the phone. The people in
Sony Ericsson seem to have not heard of the concept of 'multi-tasking'.
Second: It freezes all the time. Create a back-up on the desktop, it
freezes. Sync with Outlook (and yes, I have the latest Outlook and Windows
versions), it freezes. I am on the phone and attempt a conference call,
it freezes. I am on the phone and attempt to use the jotter for important
notes, it freezes. Third: I tried to call the service center for any
updates on the software or perhaps, patches that I need to install -
I was told there's none. Prior to this, I was using a very old Nokia
phone and a separate iPaq. I was happy with both - although I tended
to leave either one at home because they're separate. I decided a phone-PDA
would be the best solution. Hence, my venture into a Sony Ericsson.
I chose wrong - I will never buy another Sony Ericsson product again.
This phone sucks - and if this were the 'flagship' product of Sony Ericsson,
I would think that everything else that they product would suck. I wouldn't
recommend it. I wouldn't recommend this brand - At all.
Reviewed by Michael Creighton from UK on 3rd May
Dear All, I write this review after having nearly 12 months of problems
with my p900. Although i have found no problems with software upgrades,
etc, i have had real issues with the design. As i use the phone to text,
with the flip closed, this has caused cracking on the plastic frame
which the two pressure points rest on. I sent the phone back to Sony,
expecting it to be replaced - they refused to take any responsability,
did not recognise that this was a design fault and told me to pay £55
to get it fixed or they would destroy it (unless i paid £30 to
have it returned it is current state)! The phone was repaired and i
recieved it back in Jan 05 - it has happened again and once more Sony
refused to take any responsability. It would be great to hear from anyone
who has had a similare problem!!!!! The buttons have stopped working
properly and i am now worried that if i send this back i won't get it
returned, i hope others can add to my problem! If your thinking about
buying the phone, look at the design, the way the two pressure points
of the flip rest on the plastic - compared to the P910 they have altered
it so it now rests on the metal! Sony Customer Service 0...
Reviewed by nicole from uk on 17th Apr 2005
well reading the various reviews to find out if others had my problems
with it, i thought i had to add to the pool. Looking back - i've now
moved on to a Orange SPV M2000 - dont go there!! - the P900 is a great
phone, good size for a PDA /phone and has the touch screen as well as
the regular phone keys but its software was so unreliable and i had
about 6 in less than a year...and no i didnt give it a bath or throw
it off roller coaster! Apparently i didnt install it right...der, hello..
insert the cd, follow the instructions.. are you supposed to write the
software yourself or something??? i had nightmares synchronising with
my PC hence i moved on. Now i hear that you can flash ur phone's software
and add an improved version?!?! wish i was told that by my supplier.
I just want a phone and basic PDA that doesnt crash, you can hear in
your pocket and can synch up... why is this so hard to find?!?!?!?!?!
keeping this simple, all's great with this phone except...bad to synch
& software glitches. pretty much just want you dont need! comparing
it to other smart phones tho, easy to use, battery i found ok - i charged
at night, and good size for what it was. Am now hoping to go for a nokia
9300.... wish me luck!!
Reviewed by Nikos_L from Greece on 14th Apr 2005
First of all, I would like to start by saying I have never before written
a phone review, simply because I felt there was nothing I could add
to all the others before me. However, on this particular case, I decided
to describe my experiences with the phone in the hopes I might help
out some people who need something more that a "itz-great-geddit" review.
Having read all the reviews here, I feel that some people slightly exaggerate
their own experiences. Let me start by saying that indeed the phone's
biggest shortfall is its battery life. But in all fairness, I think
that all the people who are complaining about it are rather unfair.
Have you lot considered the fact that this is a mobile PC, complete
with a CPU, memory (both internal & external), software, and most importantly
with a HUGE 65K TFT screen which is touch sensitive to boot? Add to
all these that it is a mobile phone and as such it needs to connect
to the base every few seconds like all phones (therefore requires battery),
PLUS the bluetooth function which ALSO drains the battery. And I ask:
how could ANYONE reasonably expect all these things from a phone, AND
a battery lifetime of several days??? Have a look at the battery pack.
It has a rating of a whopping 1260 mA. You will be *very* hard pressed
to find an ordinary phone which such rating. Lets be fair here. This
is a PDA & phone packed with features. To want all these AND also demand
battery longevity, is like the car buyer who wants a sports car that
burns fuel like a Toyota Yaris! In all honesty, I am perfectly happy
with the battery life on my phone. Ok, I am not a heavy phone user,
but I have the bluetooth function permanently on, and still the battery
lasts about 2 days. All things considered I find this perfectly acceptable!
Now, regarding the bluetooth problems some are having, I have to admit
it is a bit touchy, and if you turn off the headset or the phone's bluetooth,
it sometimes doesn't reconnect. However, shutting the phone down and
restarting always helps. I have never, EVER had the phone crash on me!
It is stable as a rock, and although I would like it to run faster in
general, it is something I have learned to live with. Also, after the
first time you run an app on the phone, it doesn't shut it down, so
next time you need it, it loads up instantaneously. I don't want to
speculate as to why some people encounter problems with freezes or crashes,
but the phone is a mini-PC, and as such it could suffer from cracked
3rd party applications, dodgy screensavers, even viruses (yes they do
exist!). Suffice to say, I don't have any of these, and my phone is
happy as can be! :) In general, the phone is the best in the market
for anyone who needs a PDA & phone. It is not for everyone though. If
you don't need the PDA functions and just want an elegant and slim phone
DON'T get it! One of the things I don't like is that its rather big
and *very* uncomfortable to carry around in one's pocket. (However,
you can't have all these features & huge screen and cram it to a matchbox
case.) In conclusion, this phone offers internet connection, proper
emailing, ability to use Office attachments on the move, upgradability,
3rd party software, huge database of languages both on the T9 and the
OS, big sceen size and very good resolution, performance, and many more
features which are all there for a good reason. Also the connectivity
to PC is very easy and integration to the Outlook program is just wonderful.
Downsides? I would say battery life and size, but then again after explaining
above, I would say not.
Reviewed by me from uk on 2nd Apr 2005
best phone in the world itz. im the youngest user and i love soo do
my mates. YOUNG KIDS BUY BUY BUY
Reviewed by Jemima Madsen from United Kingdom on
31st Mar 2005
This is so much more than a phone! I have been very impressed with it.
It was a bit hard to get used to after my Nokia, but I soon got the
hang of it. I can highly recommend it!
Reviewed by EBIN JACOB from INDIA on 29th Mar
MY GOD IS IT A PC OR A MOBILE.IT IS SIMPLY SUPERB.I HAVE ONE WORDS TO
Reviewed by Chris from Poland on 25th Mar 2005
The phone isn`t very user friendly, but when U get to know it, it is
a superior. The interface is sometimes confusing and needs to get used
to it, but it is not just a phone - it`s a pocket all-in-one device(call
it a palmtop or a pocket PC, both names match the possibilities). THIS
IS NOT a phone for ordinary people, but for buisnessmen or phone fanatics(me
included :) )
Reviewed by Chibuike N chinedu from Nigeria on
24th Mar 2005
the best amongst all the rest
Reviewed by stu from uk on 14th Mar 2005
Well iv had this phone a year now and still think its the best smartphone
on the market! Ppl who cant sync to pc obviously havent installed the
drivers correctly it works perfectly 4 me and tell me a nokia that syncs
perfectly? i was a nokia nut b4 i bought this n i'll never go back!
sure this phone can crash tell me any phone or pc that doesnt? sure
its big but there's alot of technology in this phone n if u dont need
the pda features buy a regular sized phone! there r a few flawes which
is y i gave it a 4 rating but i think it will be a long time b4 we see
a perfect phone if ever? this is also pretty easy to use so ppl in previous
ratings prob dont hav patience 2 learn its not a regular phone! only
bad points r battery life, and txt msg go into draft if u exit requiring
u to open the flip. install Sman (a freeware app) as p900 doesnt close
down applications taking up valuble ram. im now waiting 4 a mega pixel
version wiv 3g n faster proccesser! Wishes! summery buy this phone OR
P910 if u want the best pda/ phone on market if u just want a phone
its prob not 4 u!
Reviewed by P G Taylor MBA from England on 4th
This is "the" phone, if you can't get it to work it's probably because
you're doing it wrong. I travel a lot and sail often this phone supplies
me with weather reports, shipping forecasts, tide information, news
etc etc and at the same time it is a great phone, it is my home & office.
If you don't understand gadgets & you're not prepared to learn how to
use it, then don't buy it! However a little time can get fantastic results
from this miracle, I have seen the replacement phone for this and it
is not worth buying (apart from the camera). To reiterate the P900 can
be everything!! and the ultimate phone!! if you learn how to use it.
You can read bad reports about it but they are probably written by people
who expect the P900 to be intuitive which it isn't
Reviewed by naveedd asif warriach from pakistan on
25th Feb 2005
IT IS JUST EXCELLENT ,YOU CAN HAVE EVERY THING TO ENJOY BUT ONLY THING
THAT BOTHER ME, IS ITS PRICE
Reviewed by Me from UK on 22nd Feb 2005
I've had this phone for nine months -= complete rubbish. Very heavy.
Not user friendly at all. On a plus point - I've thrown it down a flight
(or three) of concrete stairs in an attempt to break it so I could claim
on insurance to get a new phone. The damn thing still works.... off
to find a bridge so my phone can accidentally fall out of my pocket....
Reviewed by naveed asif from pakistan on 19th
p 900 is excellent phone.it has every thing, a user want.picture and
sound quality is simply"THE BEST".But it is a costly set.
Reviewed by Steve G from UK on 2nd Feb 2005
Iv had a p900 for the last year and despite not being able to sync the
phone with my pc useing sync station i use a IRDA to transfer files
and pictures to my p900 and the photo viewer is superb allthough camera
is'nt so good. Generally a good phone with touch screen loads of gadgets.
Shame it required Sony Duo memory instead of SD memory you can get SD
memory alot cheeper.
Reviewed by Anders from Norway on 31st Jan 2005
I've had the P900 for about six months now and I have realised that
this is the biggest piece of silicone garbage I've ever owned. The software
has been terrible, It has not been possible to download upgrades, the
bluetooth has flipped out several times, when I backup the phone from
my PC, the program automatically adds national prefixes to the telephone
numbers which has generated unrecognisable numbers in my telephone book.
I have been to the shop to fix this eight times. They gave me a new
one 14 days ago. Last week the bluetooth tilted again and it will not
work. Tomorrow I'll hand it in again. With such a high price, one should
expect a more reliable product.Do not buy this phone.
Reviewed by ahmed from kuwait on 25th Jan 2005
veryy nice coooooooooooooool
Reviewed by shirley haveman from the netherlands on
8th Jan 2005
Reviewed by mju too from uk on 16th Dec 2004
The P900 can do so much more than any other phone on the market. Its
all you need, its got everything! why dont people understand how awsome
and advanced this phone is!
Reviewed by Farid from Tajikistan on 28th Nov
I ahve the sony P900 and it's excellent i love it it got so many features
great games, great calculater etc. thank you
Reviewed by Eduard from Romania on 23rd Nov 2004
I have a PDA, a nokia 6600 and a P900. I recomand 2 use a PDA and that
nokia .... P900 is poor, not friendly menu, heavy and with a BAD SOFT
Reviewed by Jonathan Hood from England on 13th
I used to use an iPaq PDA and a Nokia mobile - both great bits of kit,
user friendly and effective. Then the iPaq battery tidemarked-up and
HP, in their usual rip-you-off-for-parts mode, wanted £150 for
a new battery! Thinking myself very clever indeed I ditched them both
and bought a P900. What a mistake! Clearly designed by alien invaders
the P900 is neither a good phone nor a good PDA. It is complicated,
quirky and counter intuitive. A few examples:- > To tell you that it's
on it has a bright flashing green light that you can't turn off. Try
using the alarm clock feature when travelling and it will light up your
bedroom all night long. > Make a call with the flip open; hang up by
closing the flip of course? Oh no, not the P900. You have to close the
flip THEN press a button to disconnect. An expensive lesson to learn
using Vodaphone in New York at £1.25 per minute and not disconnecting.
>The bluetooth earpiece is uncomfortable, unreliable (I'm on my 3rd
replacement) and inaudible and runs out of power after a few hours.
> The internet service is garbage - slow beyond measure. I could drive
from home to Google HQ in America in the time it takes to open the site.
> The Jog Dial wheel makes controlling the phone easy (NOT). If you
try to answer a call in the middle of the night you will probably end
up taking a video of your left kneecap or worse. As for battery life,
my iPaq with the dud battery held more charge for longer, the P900 is
as power hungry as Gordon Brown on speed. In summary, if you want a
PDA and a phone then buy them - separately. This combination is a bold
attempt but is just too complicated and badly designed to be effective
as either. Anyone want to buy a slightly used P900?
Reviewed by Ayesha from UK on 6th Nov 2004
On the good side, its a great improvement on the P800, the camara/picture
quality is excellent, although the 'night view' was disappointing, so
still need fairly good light for pics. I constantly have friends checking
my phone out & getting excited over all the features, its lovely for
using as your planner, diary, address book, note book, photo album,
dictaphone (I recorded my own music from radios & quality not bad for
ringtones-endless), if you're sentimental you can store as many texts
as you like, its like a mini computer (with memory stick 32 mb so plenty
of storage)! However, this is not a phone for someone on the move, still
a lot of functions need the flip open & you have to use the pen, which
is fiddly & although a nice feature at the start, can become a headache!
As for appearance, still a brick, doesn't fit well in my (girly) bag,
quite heavy, not very lady-like for me and well, just not that attractive.
Gadget loving guys & girls - this is purrrfect! If you only want a basic
phone this is NOT for you!
Reviewed by Andy Cole from UK on 31st Oct 2004
Have had the P900 for 9 months now and apart from the low battery life
when using applications the phone is excellent. I get about 3 days battery
life when using apps and calls for approx 2 hrs a day. The one problem
I found is the frame around ths screen has become damaged where the
flip hits it when it closes..a small piece has come off..also 'silver'
paint wears off at specific points..awaiting to hear from service dept..I
have downloaded many apps and they have all worked perfectly, its a
joy to use, I even keep my finances in check using msms money download.
I would suggest that those who have had problems with it probably don't
know how to use it correctly..for example there is an explorer download
so you can delete unwanted stuff with confidence thus freeing up the
drives for a more speedy performance. I love the internet and email
facility via gprs and can easily download emails from any of my providers..better
than the latest P901i I think its brilliant.
Reviewed by Kash from uk on 22nd Oct 2004
It is the Best from the Rest in all aspects , features in the mobile
industry .......the best is that it has a distinctive feature of touch
screen , large display which u cant find in any other manufactures phones
...evn incl nokia .......thats y it is the millenium phone
Reviewed by Ken from Scotland on 13th Oct 2004
Having waited and saved for the P900 I bought one in Feruary this year.
I'm now on my second. The first wouldn't hold a charge and now the new
one keeps "freezing" requiring me to remove the battery to reset. Sony
Ericsson recommended using the latest software, so I updated the phone
software and downloaded the latest sychronisation software(PC Suite
release 3.0.0). The phone software was installed successfully, despite
a freeze during the process, however my pc wouldn't recognise that the
P900 was connected to the synch station. As Sony weren't a lot of help
I therefore removed the new synch software and re-installed the orignal.
I can now back-up my phone. I'm still waiting on an answer regarding
the P900 freezing. Would I recommend it, NO!
Reviewed by James Dick from Scotland on 2nd Oct
Dear Sir, I bought a P900 from phones 4u last year and it has been sent
back 3 times for repair. It is a ongoing fault with the key pad. When
i key in 7 no 4 comes up. I have taken it back to the shop in Glasgow
and asked them to replace it but they refuse to do so.I have now sent
a letter to Sony Ericsson and asked them to replace it.I will let you
know the outcome but untill then i cannot recomend this phone to any
one. regards jim
Reviewed by Andrew Lockley from UK on 29th Sep
Having 'upgraded' from my trusty Nokia 6310i I expected the bulky size
and poor ergonomics of the P900 to be a problem. Not so! Sony have packed
in so many exciting ways to loathe this phone that I just haven't had
time to hate the fact it's about the size of a housebrick. I really
am spoilt for choice, but I guess you have to start somewhere - so here
goes. Battery Life Anyone who uses it for business will find that getting
through a long day without having to charge the P900 is next to impossible.
The phone is therefore only 'mobile' in name. It would be improved if
it had its own wind turbine, or perhaps even a small nuclear power station.
Software It's great to be able to have so many exciting new applications
to choose from - each with its own special way to shut down, freeze,
lose your data etc. I especially like the way the phone crashes so badly
you actually have to rip out the battery to get it to reset - a masterpiece
of software design. Usability Perhaps my favourite thing about this
phone is that so much time and effort has been invested in making it
really hard to use. If anyone is bored of being able to operate their
phone one handed in the dark whilst drunk, simply change to the P900
for a whole new challenge in your mobile life. Such basic operations
as receiving a text whilst writing another one or attempting to answer
a second call on your headset will cause hours of delight as you mess
about with the genius complexity and hard-to-usability of those simple,
everyday functions. And don't even think about setting a wake up alarm
with your phone on silent - I don't believe it can be done. You never
know how much you need Nokia 'profiles' until you don't have them anymore!
In summary, if you feel your life isn't complete without a phone that
can playback DVD clips - but that needs half the output of Sizewell
B to do it - then buy a P900. If you're in the other 99.999% of the
population that uses their phone for phoning, texting, callback reminders,
storing numbers etc. then don't bother. Stay with your Nokias until
their sensible phones also have obscure and useless features to impress
your geek mates with. A phone for obsessive techno-freaks only. Normal
people beware. You are just about to ruin your life.
Reviewed by Joe from Canada on 17th Aug 2004
The phone has cool features that I doubt one will ever use...but its
pretty cool...The big problem with this phone is if you want to use
a bluetooth handsfree ear piece the bluetooth function on the phone
eats up the battery....I love using my bluetooth earpiece, I hate having
to hold that big phone to my ear but the battery just wont last the
whole day...I ended up returning the phone
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 15th Jul 2004
What more can you want? Recently upgraded from my P800 (which I loved
too, despite the flaws) and couldn't be happier. Watch videos, listen
to music, take photos/clips the list goes on. Really opens up with additional
software too (I even found a program to help you quit smoking!). One
point - I highly recommend buying a screen protector BEFORE you start
using the phone. It'll save a lot of heartache in the end (as I found
out with my P800!)
Reviewed by rojer doc from canada on 8th Jul 2004
not bad at all...............
Reviewed by VmLinuz from bulgaria on 26th Jun
I must say that i can't find the words to describe that phone. My opinion
is that there is no other phone like Sony Ericsson P900. This is the
best Smart 3G phone ever and I will be very happy if every other person
who enter this site rate it OUTSTANDING.
Reviewed by David from Hackesom on 9th Jun 2004
stop right there. If you want a fon that has a camera, mp3 player, video
recorder, color widescreen, widescreen games and much more pda applications.......................................................
you know what to do. Get It. You won't regret it.
Reviewed by Sanny Sarcia from Philippines on 8th
I remember being amazed by the very first phone i held 10 yrs ago, this
is the 2nd time i felt that same feeling after having this unit. This
phone got all i need for my biz & personal needs. So far for me THIS
IS THE ULTIMATE AND PERFECT PHONE! I remember telling myself of not
upgrading on my P800 coz it's almost perfect for my needs after giving
up the Phone+PDA pair, but after 8mos the P9 came out and i can't get
to sleep at night unless i have this ONE! Of course ther could still
be some small things that could be added to make this phone 101% PERFECT.
Even the O2 doesn't come close to these one...
Reviewed by Labeeb from UK on 2nd Jun 2004
Had the phone for just over a month and its superb. I was a dedicated
Nokia user before, but this has converted me completely. Don't be mistaken
- this piece of kit is more than just a phone. The ability to sync with
Outlook is great, and with writing recognition and the amount of software
that is out there, there's so many things you can do with it, not only
to use it as a PDA. Definitely impressive, and very glad it bought it!
Reviewed by IQS from ENGLAND on 8th Apr 2004
BEST PHONE ALLROUND I HAD A 3650 BUT SOLD IT AND BOUGHT THIS FOR £375
BUT BEFORE U BUY ONE LOOK FOR THE BEST DEAL AROUND ON SIM FREE BECAUSE
U COULD GET RIPPED OFF
Reviewed by hafez from england on 2nd Apr 2004
i've been using this phone for 4 months and it seems fantastics, but
the you have to spend more on software to fully utilised this phone...if
only sony ericsson can pre-equip it with standard software like word
process and spreadsheet,it will be great...other than that,its a great
piece of technology.far better than p800 i used to have..
Reviewed by vaibhav jhunhjunwala from india on
29th Mar 2004
nice phone. good features great looks. transferring softwares and themes
a bit disappointing. little space . been looking for a remote controller
software for ages.please give any feedback for the software to firstname.lastname@example.org.
thinking of buying it?? i say just go for it . worth the cash.
Reviewed by yasir from pakistan on 25th Mar 2004
hi guyz..i m yasir from pakistan..i jst hve b8 p900 few daz b4..thiz
is brilliant mobile phone wth good camera result..it is very expensive
but it deserve it....i think it iz excelent phone now a daz...i hve
used a lots of mobiles b4 it..but i found it vry good....really like
it.. wht do u think......?"
Reviewed by DH from UK on 25th Mar 2004
Jim Murray says "The only way to put a file in a folder on the memory
stick is to use a PC". Unless I'm very much mistaken, File Manager (a
free third party app) will do that for him, just as it does on the P800.
The Outlook sync facilities on this phone are first-rate. Couple this
with the ability to view Office docs, and this, for me at least, is
an outstanding business phone. It enables me to sit on a train and prepare
for a meeting by reading docs or rehearsing presentations, or just catch
up with email. I can check flight and hotel details in my calendar.
Being able to record voice memos is a bonus. Others are welcome to the
video facilities, camera, polyphonic ring tones, games....I can live
Reviewed by Not Happy from UK on 10th Mar 2004
I love this phone! I could've cried for joy when I finally got one -
even if it did cost me the proverbial arm and a leg to buy it sim-free!
So why only one star? ... Basically because it isn't much bl**dy use
if i can't transfer data between it and my computer ... SonyEricsson
are taking forever to get back to me with a solution and at this rate
I'll be taking it back to Carphone Warehouse ... Definitely not amused!!
Reviewed by freddo from australia on 9th Mar 2004
best phone i have had. menu system takes some getting used to after
nokia. color screen is very good. mp3 quality excellent. handwriting
much better than palm graffiti. bad carry case easy to drop. expensive
here in australia $1700 but nevermind if u want a PDA and a phone in
one unit this is the one for u. heaps ahead of anything else on the
Reviewed by pkill from America on 2nd Mar 2004
this phone is simply amazing i got it in January and even until now
i cant find a better phone its got everything and probably has the best
colours in all the phones. i used 2 have a PDA but that was huge but
after i saw this phone i sold my PDA straight away.At first i was thinking
of buying the nokia 6600 but that was nothing comparing to this phone
Reviewed by Sophie from England on 28th Feb 2004
This fone is SAFE!!!!!!! It is quite hard 2 use but da screen is really
big da graphics r amazin and da camera is the best!!!!! You have got
to buy dis fone!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Sony Ericsson from UK on 19th Feb
Top Phone The Best. outstanding features, brilliant camera, extream
65000 colour screen, able to use the phone as a TV Hi-FI DVD VHS SAT
remote control. excellent phone no phone is better!
Reviewed by Sparkz from UK on 17th Feb 2004
This phone is simply amazing. It does everything a PDA should do and
more, and it functions very well as a phone. A true hybrid device. I
use the P900 to view lecture slides in PowerPoint format, take notes,
take pictures of relevant material (although quality isnt great it works
OK in daylight), view entire movies on its 65k screen that have been
compressed to fit onto a 128Mb memory stick, play back MP3s, and use
it as a test environment for Java apps I create. Its amazing. Size wise
its smaller than the P800 width wise, and very slightly if anything
length wise, but it feels considerably more comfortable to hold in the
hand. The stylus is a lot better on this as its a proper mini PDA stylus
as opposed to a flimsy plastic affair. Themes and T9 predictive text
(not present on P800) are welcome additions, and add to the overall
feel of quality about the handset. It also works very well with a Sony
Ericsson HBH-65 bluetooth headset. One major gripe is the lack of support
for Memory Stick Duo Pro, as size is limited to 128Mb sticks.
Reviewed by JIM MURRAY from BELGIUM on 13th Feb
The phone is OK but the organiser function is disappointing - for one
big reason. It is not possible to use the phone to transfer/save files
to the memory stick or internal phone memory. For example a message
text or a file created in Jotter cannot be saved to the memory stick.
The only way to put a file in a folder on the memory stick is to use
a PC! Files on the memory stick can be copied to other applications
on the phone but not vice versa. The memory stick is a one way street!
I thought I was stupid at first but Sony Ericsson confirmed this problem.
(It is possible to use the phone to transfer/save files to folders in
the Jotter application but, and I may be wrong on this point, it does
not seem possible to access Jotter folders through a PC.)
Reviewed by Michael Chapman from UK on 6th Feb
Fantastic phone. I no longer use my Sony Clie, because this phone has
everything you need. It runs Symbian rather than Windows CE (which is
a good point). I really like it. I have taken the keyboard off my P900
and I think it is better that way. It needs the HandyTools 2004 utilities
loaded before it becomes really excellent. It also needs the Opera web
browser to be loaded (which comes on the CD) since the built-in web
browser lacks some features. This phone is great for checking and writing
emails on the move. The handwriting recognition is much better that
PalmPilot Graffiti and works really well. Bad points :- 1) The camera
is bad in low-light or indoor conditions. It is fine outdoors or in
daylight. (minor point). 2) The carrying case has a hopeless clip on
it. It falls off your belt very easily since the phone must be carried
sideways rather than upright when on the clip. The case is just badly
designed. 3) Although the phone is designed to be used without the flip
(Sony-Ericsson even provide the screwdriver and a cover to help you
remove the flip), a small problem exists in that the only way to lock
the screen with the flip removed is to touch the screen where the battery
indicator is (bottom right) and click on "lock screen", or else wait
for the timeout (which I have set to the minimum 1 minute, after which
the timeout triggers). It would be better if one of the side buttons
could be reassigned to lock the screen. Most users, in my experience,
remove the keyboard flip. This is a truely excellent phone. Truely the
best phone I have ever had, and I have had many in the past. It works
well with Bluetooth, but lacks a wireless network capability (802.11g).
Never mind, it has everything else you need.
Reviewed by Hans from Sweden on 4th Feb 2004
I before I used both Pocket PC and a mobile phone, but now I have thrown
away both. P900 is powerful and stil very userfriendly!
Reviewed by Dave from England on 26th Jan 2004
this phone is absolutely outstanding
Reviewed by Chandan Bisht from United Kingdom on
16th Jan 2004
This phone rocks. This phone has everything u need. The look is ok but
it has all da good features dat u need 2 hav + its linking with computer
is simply gr8. Also the sound quality and clarity is unbelievably good
+++. Chess game is simply wonderful. i had dis phone for a month & had
no prob till now. It looks better if u remove da flip. do mail me ur
exp abt da phone email@example.com ATB Chandan
Reviewed by steve from uk on 16th Jan 2004
too big for what, random guy? Why don't you make your own mind up? PS
great phone, and not too big for me!
Reviewed by random guy from england on 15th Jan
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i am thinking of getting this phones but i am not sure i think it might
b a bit too big wat do u think? my 2nd choice is the sony ericsson z1010
which isnt realieased yet but it looks fantastic