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Sony Ericsson P900 review

 Review: January 2004  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: An enhancement of the P800 PDA-style phone, with a video recorder, upgraded screen and memory.



 

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 Ericsson P910i.


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Average rating from 139 reviews:

Reviewed by stephano gerson from Tanzania on 15th Aug 2013
Am happy with my sony ericsonn p900(real love)
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Reviewed by sukhraj singh from france on 7th Nov 2012
verry good sony ericsson
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Reviewed by wasim from UK on 8th Apr 2011
I have connected to pc suit and the runs at high speed.its better phone
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Reviewed by paulss from UK on 11th Feb 2011
i have been using this phone since 2005 it is good phone i like but only one thing i dont like about this phone is about playing youtube video, the phone did not doing good on this
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Reviewed by bryan bug-os from UK on 13th Oct 2010
uhmm i find my first sony p 900 a great gadget hehehe
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Reviewed by Aadil Siddique from UK on 30th Jun 2010
I have this mobile . when you switch camera to camcoder it create problems and it restarted.
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Reviewed by Haris from UK on 2nd Dec 2009
Very Good Mobile.............................
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Reviewed by jerry from UK on 5th Nov 2009
i like my phone the touchscreen get out of wack sometimes and i am getting a new one on.
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Reviewed by Ryan Thomson from UK on 3rd Jun 2009
The view i have on the sony ericsson p900i is pretty good could be better but bit hightech for our ages like 16-17
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Reviewed by dube douglas from UK on 11th Nov 2008
The phone is great.Please how can i ste up hand writing recognition?,or voice to acknowlege callers if am busy?,i have find it dificult to ste up my internet even with the help of my network provider.The old Orange world page is still displaying on my internet home page.What do i do? iam in Nigeria usining Globacom network.Reply pls
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Reviewed by Alex from UK on 17th Jun 2008
This is the best phone that has (and probably may) ever see the light of day!!! I have had mine for about 5 years, it has dropped about 5 thousand times, have used other so-called smart phones, but I find myself still hanging on to my trusted P900. 7 stars more like!
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Reviewed by matt from UK on 13th Jun 2008
i love the phone it is amazing, it has all the things i need and more. was very cheap at 55, so i grabed a bargin.
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Reviewed by Akhilesh malik from UK on 7th Jun 2008
Faboulas cell phone and affordable too.
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Reviewed by Dennis from UK on 23rd Mar 2008
I got one P900i, it's great but the exrternal memory is not that great.. It couldn't be replaced with higher memory. 32mb is so small a memory. No higher memory for P900i is available in the market.
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Reviewed by Timi Gbolu from UK on 10th Mar 2008
I love the phone it a nice phone with a very high in standard function.It worth buying cos i already have one for my self, that means am talking from experience. plz go get one.... Timi from Nigeria
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Reviewed by eddie gara from UK on 24th Feb 2008
this phone is very very good.
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Reviewed by manager from UK on 5th Feb 2008
yes this is very nice
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Reviewed by Stuart Beattie from UK on 3rd Jan 2008
Please, am I missing something? I can't get either my Plantronics or Motorola earpiece to be regonised by my P900. I'm not a techky so it may well be me!! Other thanthat I love it.
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Reviewed by hashim bin abdullah from UK on 26th Dec 2007
i have had this phone for about 4 years and have never ever had any problems with it. it is used primarily as a calendar and if/when it ever fails i will have a nervous breakdown until i can get it replaced by orange.
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Reviewed by Aqeel from UK on 25th Dec 2007
It's the best phone that I'v seen during my whole life
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Reviewed by oz from UK on 23rd Dec 2007
this phone is great.....all my friends want it....i love this phone and it does atract lots of attention....
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Reviewed by C.J. from UK on 1st Dec 2007
Ijust got one off my mate and its good but he broke the keypad off it but i can still use the keypad on the screen but over all its good fun to play with
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Reviewed by Jack from UK on 1st Dec 2007
Hi i like it
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Reviewed by hiko from UK on 8th Nov 2007
vere nice
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Reviewed by juned from UK on 22nd Sep 2007
DATS DA BEST SET I EVA USE
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Reviewed by stuart beattie from UK on 21st Aug 2007
Apart from being a little heavy I really like my P900, I even retained it over the latest model. Big screen, lots of options and primarily a PDA rather than a toy. Problem is I can't seem to download pictures from it - anyone know how to please?
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Reviewed by rahul from UK on 16th Jul 2007
hay its realy relay nice phone....i cant live without my p900...realy
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Reviewed by Nauman Ali from UK on 8th Jul 2007
its great
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Reviewed by RAHUL from INDIA on 22nd Jun 2007
ITS REALY GR8
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Reviewed by joshuia from philipin on 21st Jun 2007
gReat...Buy one.....
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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.
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Reviewed by sudi sudirman from malaysia on 14th Jun 2007
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???
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Reviewed by akmal from malaysai on 15th May 2007
very2 good phone
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Reviewed by Tomek from Poland on 6th May 2007
I like the P900 especially the touch screen.
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Reviewed by Jeremy Newman from UK on 21st Apr 2007
Fantastic phone. Sturdy, reliable, feature full. FIRST CLASS.
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Reviewed by abhihsek chakhiyar from india on 20th Apr 2007
ultimate ...fon
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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!
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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
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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!
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Reviewed by Adrian Babin from Moldova on 20th Feb 2007
Its a good phone with a high degree of functionality.
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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!
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Reviewed by mohammoed from jordan on 1st Feb 2007
my phone cannot make arabic
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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.
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Reviewed by LB from UK on 20th Nov 2006
I don`t like this phone!!
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Reviewed by Alex from England on 6th Nov 2006
pure brilliance
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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)
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Reviewed by mediajunkie from Finland on 17th Aug 2006
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.
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Reviewed by zarish ajaz from uk on 12th Aug 2006
i love this phone very cool!!!
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Reviewed by Phoneboy 6000 from UK on 15th Jul 2006
What! How cool can this phone possibly get? The opening is P-E-R-F-E-C-T! throw away that nokia 7370 and buy sony ericsson s700i.
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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.
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Reviewed by INIME UMANAH from Nigeria on 7th May 2006
Just a perfect communication device.
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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
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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..............
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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.
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Reviewed by jake from england on 17th Nov 2005
It is outstanding
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Reviewed by john italio from nigeria on 14th Nov 2005
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.
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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!
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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
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Reviewed by thhe terminator from UK on 4th Oct 2005
i bought this phone as soon as it came out. it is AMAZING!! i broke it and bought the samsung d500, way better
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Reviewed by bad man cc from oxford egland on 28th Sep 2005
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!
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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
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Reviewed by paul o from Nigeria on 12th Sep 2005
the phone is 100% ok,go for it men!
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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.
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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 !!!!
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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.
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Reviewed by GHOST FACE from Croatia on 17th Jul 2005
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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)
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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 so much.
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Reviewed by Mike Lewis from England on 29th Jun 2005
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).
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Reviewed by bogi monster from england on 24th Jun 2005
its good
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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..
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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.
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Reviewed by Apy from UK on 24th May 2005
i think the phone is a wonderful stuff its more like a mini computer so you ought to expect some flaws and you also have to be very careful in the way you carry it around cause if it falls down a couple of times it tends to have some problems, mine doesnt freeze and it syncs up well with my pc so i think its just ok for me though one of the rest on the flip got broken, its just the only flaw i think the phone has.
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Reviewed by jio from england on 20th May 2005
very good
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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.
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Reviewed by John Robertson from Scotland on 11th May 2005
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.
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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!
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Reviewed by philtiong from singapore on 8th May 2005
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.
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Reviewed by Michael Creighton from UK on 3rd May 2005
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...
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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!!
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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.
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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
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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!
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Reviewed by EBIN JACOB from INDIA on 29th Mar 2005
MY GOD IS IT A PC OR A MOBILE.IT IS SIMPLY SUPERB.I HAVE ONE WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT......OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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 :) )
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Reviewed by Chibuike N chinedu from Nigeria on 24th Mar 2005
the best amongst all the rest
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Reviewed by Jack from UK on 19th Mar 2005
Well after many hours of research, I chose the p900 and when I received I thought this is the phone for me. Then I turned it on and everything changed! I spent 13 hours between my carrier and Sony trying to set it up with no luck. I solved the problem on my own though, I SOLD IT!!! I think the idea was good but the execution was terrible. Sony, go back to the drawing board and make a good product.
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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!
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Reviewed by P G Taylor MBA from England on 4th Mar 2005
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
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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
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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....
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Reviewed by naveed asif from pakistan on 19th Feb 2005
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.
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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.
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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.
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Reviewed by ahmed from kuwait on 25th Jan 2005
veryy nice coooooooooooooool
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Reviewed by shirley haveman from the netherlands on 8th Jan 2005
woww
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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!
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Reviewed by Farid from Tajikistan on 28th Nov 2004
I ahve the sony P900 and it's excellent i love it it got so many features great games, great calculater etc. thank you
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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
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Reviewed by Jonathan Hood from England on 13th Nov 2004
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?
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