Sony Ericsson P910i Review
Review: September 2004.
The Sony Ericsson P910i is the latest in Sony Ericsson's P-series of
phones that combine PDA-style functionality with advanced mobile phone
technology. The front keypad can be removed to reveal the huge internal
display, offering a touchscreen facility and handwriting recognition
using a specially designed pen, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. The
P900i doesn't just look like a PDA, it 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. At the same time, it includes an integrated video
camera, MP3 player and downloadable Java applications. With a
range of connectivity options including Bluetooth, the P910i provides
an excellent platform for working (and playing) on the move.
Physically, there is not much to differentiate the P910i from the P900,
except that the keypad has been replaced with larger buttons that give
a more positive response. The P910i is slightly thicker and weighs in
at 5g heavier, but at 155g it is no heavier than the current generation
of 3G mobile phones.
The P910i uses the same Symbian operating system as its predecessor
and shares many of the features of the P900. However there are quite
a few new features that make this phone more than just a minor upgrade.
First thing to mention is the new QWERTY keyboard. The numerical keypad
flips down to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard on the reverse side. The
user now has a choice of text entry methods: QWERTY keyboard, predictive
text using the normal keypad and handwriting recognition using the screen
and stylus. The user interface can be driven by touching menu icons
on the screen or with the jog dial on the side of the phone.
On flipping down the keypad, the full size of the LCD screen becomes
apparent. The screen has been upgraded from 65,000 colours on the P900
to 262,000 colours. When you consider the enormous resolution of this
screen (208 x 320 pixels), you have virtually the best display on any
mobile currently available. Only the Sharp GX30 can match this screen,
and that phone has a fraction of the features available on the P910i.
Another new feature is push email. Emails get sent automatically to
your phone - there's no need to download from a mailserver. You can
synchronise email with your PC via the Bluetooth connection.
The final change of note is the increase in the internal memory from
16 Mbytes to 64 Mbytes, which is very welcome, given the functionality
of this phone.
The battery life of the P910i is slightly worse than the P900, but
should still give a decent number of days use between charges, depending
on how much use is made of the PDA-style functions.
All things considered, the P910i is a substantial improvement over
the P900 and pushes the capabilities of the P-series forward significantly.
Features of the Sony Ericsson P910i include:
- Colour display (262,000 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 VGA 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
- 24-voice polyphonic ringtones and MP3 ringtones
- Pen-based user interface & handwriting recognition
- Symbian operating system
- Picture phonebook
- 64 Mbytes memory plus external Memory Stick Duo
- Downloadable polyphonic & mono ringtones
- Bluetooth, infrared, USB & RS232 cable 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 26 mm
- Weight: 155g
- Battery standby: 400 hours
- Battery talktime: 13 hours
- Tri band
Sony Ericsson P910i User Reviews
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Average rating from 103 reviews:
Reviewed by Raymond ngangular from Malawi on 7th
My phone has the problem of failing to displaythewebpage.please help
Reviewed by johnny from india on 9th Jun 2012
is mobile is awesome but nothing can download for this mobile an tuuch
is also not good
Reviewed by Rimu from Bangladesh on 22nd Apr 2012
I'm loving it.
Reviewed by ulfet from uk on 6th Jul 2005
warning! warning! do not buy absolute waste of money!!!!!!!!! tat is
the truth camara mp3 rubbish!!!!!!! do nut buy!!!!!!!!! trust me i will
be doing u a great favour
Reviewed by Huseyin from Turkey on 1st Jul 2005
The speaker of P910i has been physically damaged after 2 months :( The
sound is very bad now. I really didn't do anything special. The newer
updates made the phone much slower. I am upset.
Reviewed by matt from england on 29th Jun 2005
Reviewed by noel sotto from philippines on 28th
i've been using my p910i for 2 months now and it is an excellent phone,
the best i've ever seen. synchronization with my desk top pc is a breeze.
mp3 player is also outstanding, same sound quality as my ipod. btw if
you want to store your mp3s to 1gb of memory stick better use a card
reader/writer to save you lots of time otherwise it would take forever.
some people give a low rating to this phone maybe because they don't
know how to use it, remember.... this device is a combined functionality
of a digital phone and a pda in one.
Reviewed by Channpreet from New Zealand on 20th
This is the Best phone EVER!!! I got this phone and I L0ve it!!! :)
Reviewed by Liam Collins from UK on 14th Jun 2005
Had it for a few weeks now top phone great features. Just need more
storage and that is v v v v v v v expensive. But, as a phone and organiser
it is excellent
Reviewed by Vishal from INDIA on 10th Jun 2005
Bought this phone about two weeks back on impulse and do not regret
it.....great phone and very handy features.
Reviewed by stuart from uk on 6th Jun 2005
upgraded from p900 but regret it as it hangs every day or two and sometimes
the battery empties overnight for no apparent reason meaning the alarm
doesnt go off
Reviewed by jimmy b from england on 3rd Jun 2005
this phone diserves full marks for camara and all the other features
Reviewed by Gautam Gupta from USA on 3rd Jun 2005
Very nice phone, probably the best in the world right now. The functions
it provides are incredible. I am proud to be one of the owners. Owners
pride and neighbor's envy Once you buy you will agree with me.
Reviewed by Nitin from India on 2nd Jun 2005
I got this Phone 2 months back and Belive me if you want Smart Phone
with features and if you know how to explore then get it. Peaple who
dont like SEp910i what I can only say is its not for you. Be Happy in
what you buy. SEp910i is SMART PHONE for SMART PEAPLE.
Reviewed by Monica Leier from Norway on 28th May
I just lost my ericsson p910i after i had saved for ages to could afford
to by it, I was (and still am) sad and frustrated over the loss and
over knowing the fact that i will newer could afford to bye another
Reviewed by V.Karthik from INDIA on 27th May 2005
I have been using this phone for 2 months now and its amazing,inspite
of not being a megapixel camera the photos look greath,thanks to the
large screen.The MP3 player is good and once a song is loaded,you can
use it as a ringtone,alarm signal etc.But there are some drawbacks or
rather areas of improvement.For this price, the SE should have a megapixel
camera, the battery standby should be drastically improved.Further there
should be some sort of protective layer or cover for the screen as i
have already got a lot of scratches inspite of extensive care that i
take.I had to struggle to read the sms on my SIM, infact i could read
the messages on the SIM only by fluke, i still cant figure out how to
accesses the messages on the SIM.Last but not the least the processing
speed should also be increased.All said and done,this is one of the
finest smart phones available in the market, infact beter than the Nokia
9500 ,especially the size and some breathtaking features.
Reviewed by Chrissieb from UK on 24th May 2005
Some people gave the P910i a poor rating is mainly because they don't
understand the techology and they don't know how to use the phone properly.
For example, one way to avoid draining the battery quickly is to reduce/adjust
the screen brightness via the control panel. There are so many things
that you need to know before you can make full use of the Symbian OS.
It's a trendy phone with lots of features that are built and designed
for intelligent people to use! If you are not one of them then use something
else that's offers less and more simple and easy to use instead! You
can be Cool or lose out!
Reviewed by Mshana from Tanzania on 23rd May 2005
Is the best mobile phone
Reviewed by Lt Tuvok from UK on 18th May 2005
I upgraded from a siemens SX1 which uses symbian S60. this phone uses
a more recent symbian version and i must say i was so dissapointed.
i should have gone with my gutt feelings that anything sony is overpriced
and at £500, i would've found more use from a macdonalds happy
meal toy. What's the point of having loads of features if the phone
hangs when u try using it; the simplest task takes ages to do and this
is not helped by the extremely slow processor. Good marketing sony but
u released a really crappy phone this time. Glad to be back to my SX1
Reviewed by Arvin Pascua from Philippines on 15th
I've been using my phone for almost 7 months and I'm still not that
satisfied with the performance as well as the features. Maybe I still
need to know more of what this phone can really do. See below... * Battery
gets drained so fast. * No proper clousure of an opened applications.
It's good that I hve SMAN to end-task those and free up memory usage
otherwise my phone will get hang but I don't want doing this every day.
What I want is when I close the application, that's it. * There are
few functions in flip-close like - if u r n the address book, there's
no menu or function that you can add new contact. - if u r n messages,
u can't go to your drafts as it's normally goes there a certain period
of time if you are creating message and not pressing any key. You can
only retrieve it if you will flip-open the keyboard. * Very expensive
phone without even a radio or a zoom when taking pictures. * Can't open
all the files in Phone and Memory Stick when connected to the computer
like the applications installed and only the default like in the Filemanager
in the phone such as AUDIO, DOCUMENT, IMAGE, OTHER, VIDEO are only visible.
* Not good to use QWERTY keyboard. These are my observations. I don't
have to tell the advantages as it should have lots due it's expensive
Reviewed by Ryder from UK on 13th May 2005
It is a likeable phone and a PDA but I did not like the way it forced
me to have my contact details in phone's memory. If you do not have
your contact information in the phone (and just in the SIM), the phone
won't display the sender's name when you receive a text from someone
who's contact detail is in the SIM's phonebook; it will only bring up
the number! If you are happy to have all your contact details stored
in phone's memory then, this isn't an issue. I had two issues with saving
the contact details on the phone; one is that I cannot take the SIM
out and put it in a smaller Nokia when I go out in the evenings and
expect the phonebook to be up-to-date (unless of course, I copy all
the details to SIM every time I take it out) and the second, S-E give
you the ability to have multiple contact entries (e.g. email address,
landline number, fax, etc.) for every contact. This means, if I were
to switch from S-E to another make in the future, I will lose all these
additional, valuable information. I'd like to be able to select default
memory through ~settings - may that be phone's or SIM. Then, there's
the expensive Memory Stick (which I obviously knew about before getting
the phone!). Liked the wheel, screen and small keyboard. The phone went
back after 14 days!
Reviewed by SaZ from UK on 9th May 2005
Sony Ericsson P910i. Well where do i begin. I recently purchased this
phone from my local O2 store. I did weeks of research as £500
is not little money to spend on a phone. I used to have a D500, but
then decided that it wasnt right for me, if your after a cool little
phone, then its a good choice, but with me always wanting to show off,
i had to have the best thing money could buy. Thats when i came accross
the P910i. I was aware that their are other great phones out there such
as the Nokia 9500, but that seemed a little inconveinent. The P910i
was a phone that stood out from the crowd. It had everything a mobile
phone could ask for and more. It had T9 predictive text, touch screen
handwriting recognition, and if that wasnt enough, they even chucked
in a qwerty keyboard. - ok i have heard people complain about the qwerty
keyboard being too small but i find it to be well position and responsive.
The touch screen is one of the best i have seen and experianced. It
is very responsive, very clear even in direct sunlight and exceptionally
good quality. A screen this good and large makes your 640x480 pictures
look great on your phone. And with support of larger pictures on screen,
the quality of 4 megapixals pictures transfered over is brilliant. The
phone is of high build quality and designed to last. - I very unfortuntely
dropped mine from a good height onto concrete and is still in full working
order. The features on this phone is unbelievable. Fair enough, most
of you out their will probably only use 20% of the features this phone
has to offer. With support for files such as word, excel and even pdf
readers, you can take your work and notes on your handheld device. This
phone has full bluetooth, infrared and cable functionality. The bluetooth
has never failed me on any device and can even be used to control my
laptop from another room providing you purchase the right software.
It comes with a cradle that is used to sync with your computer, files
can be uploaded or downloaded from and to the P910i. Their is a decent
internal memory storage of 64mb within the Sony Ericsson P910i but has
the capability to accept 1GB! cards - although only 32mb is provided.
Being symbian operated, the availability of software for the P910i is
unreal. You can get almost anything for this phone, whether you want
digital editing software for your pictures or whether you want full
GPRS satalite navigation, it can all be purchased. The gaming quality
on this phone is insane thanks to its huge screen and excellent audio
quality. The phone has a built in mp3 player, and with memory card expansion,
a fair amount of music can be carried around with you where ever you
go. The mp3 files can also be used for any event on the phone to ringtones,
alarms, messages, emails and many more. The mp3 player itself is of
excellent quality even with the standard headphones provided. The sound
quality is as good as on my ipod which is outstounding providing its
only a phone. The quality of the videos on this phone is also no suprise.
With a crystal clear 256 thousand colour screen, you can enjoy watching
videos on your handset on the move. There is even the possibility of
watching a whole compressed movie providing you have the space, although
i do not have the memory card space required to comment on watching
a full movie on the move. The P910i has to offer so much more than just
being a phone or a PDA. Its more than that, it has the features a business
man could not do without and the style that keeps a student such as
myself unashamed to show off. The phone is not too big considering the
facilities it has to offer. Think about how big a standard PDA and then
compare that to the P910i and it wil make it look small. The weight
of this device is not much different to the current phones on the market
and will happily fit into your pocket. The stylus provided with the
P910i is happily tucked away and the camera has many settings to take
the perfect picture whatever the condition. I'm a very happy customer,
and with a power hungry device, i'm quite happily charge it every 2
or 3 days considering the use of the phone and features. I understand
that its a lot of money to spend on something you may like, i advise
you to have a look at your friends or have a good look at it in store.
You will not be dissapointed. People saying that its too slow just dont
know what they are expecting from a mobile phone. They compare the speed
to PDA's which are specially designed to be a PDA and have more ram
and power to run applications quicker, but for a phone and a PDA, its
really good. I highly recommend getting this phone because you will
not be dissapointed. Everyone thats seen my phone has fell in love with
it and just cant believe the stuff this thing can do - controlling your
TV, DVD player, PC, HIFI system etc with this phone can be reality providing
you have the software. I could write forever about this phone and what
it can do, but i'm sure i have given you enough of an insight to make
up own minds about the P910i.
Reviewed by Oscar from USA on 3rd May 2005
This phone rocks, the only downsides it's got are the battery life and
(particularly) that the processor is a little slow - but then again,
it's got so much functionalities that it's not that the processor is
slow, it's more than I'm asking a lot from it... I didn't think the
qwerty keyboard would work with my - well - sized thumbs but it does
just enough. The PDA interface is good, not as good as my former Clie
- but I'm not missing anything from what I used to have. Go get it if
you can pay it.
Reviewed by mobolaji Gold from Nigeria on 1st
this is just a unique concept that gives you variety of choice for a
task i think its wonderful i got mine 5 week now its beautiful but expensive,
the only problem i have with it is , its not too secured talking about
the files clips picture you want to secure from people who will want
to see and appreciate your phone, it embarrasses one when friends and
aquintances burst into your private documents, the phone can be funny
atimes not playing all the sounds when set for alarm or reminder, but
over all it a tool. for people who has too put too many precise thing
in thier haeds it good phone
Reviewed by Keith from UK on 29th Apr 2005
I put off upgrading in an effort to wait for the Nokia 7710. At the
time I was using a 7600 (the 3G, semi-smartphone) and had set everything
up to synch using the PC at home, so figured that the 7710 would save
an awful lot of time and hassle. However, Voda told me that the 7710
wasn't going to be out for quite some time, and it was going to have
a massive £170 price tag on an upgrade, so I looked at what else
they had. The SEP910i had caught my eye before, it's hard not to with
that size of phone - but I knew someone who had the P900 and had loved
it, and felt that the SE bluetooth stack was much more reliable (Nokia's
have issues with leaving the conection with headsets permenently on,
rather than saving power by turning the connection on and off as and
when it's needed) anyway, so what the heck. That plus its much slimmer
£50 price tag meant I felt not too worried. I've now had the phone
for most of a month so I can say that while to start with, I struggled
getting more than a day without charging, I'm now getting several days.
This is because I've slowed down with just 'playing' with the phone,
and also realised that the number of applications running in the background
has a direct influence on the battery life. Programs like Control Panel
stay open once you've finished with them, and are only 'flushed' from
memory once you've filled the memory, and you request a new application
to start - at that point, the new application 'kills' the one that's
the least used/oldest, and then loads the next one. I found that by
using Sman (a free program manager) you can kill the applications that
you aren't using (how fast do you need Communicam to load, anyway?)
and thus make the processor work less, and keep the battery life going
longer. There's a lot of people out there berating the size of the phone
- yes, I agree it's big, but hey, if you compare the size of this to
the Nokia 7610, it's only thicker by virtue of the flip keyboard. That
phone is seeing a LOT of purchases, and people aren't complaining about
the size of that. Another joy of being on Voda, is they are currently
running a promotion that allows you to buy £50 of software at
Handago for free - So I managed to pick up an EXCELLENT bit of software
called RemoteP900 - it lets you look at the screen of your phone from
the PC, if you have the docking station set up. Every phone has faults,
and the faults taht people have listed above/below seem reasonably valid
(It's mostly a two handed affair, can't text vCards, trying to do symbols
with the stylus is difficult) - but I wouldn't agree with the keyboard
being useless - It's never going to compete with a full sized PC offering,
but it's better by far than the 'bubble' of the M2000 (HTC Blue Angel),
and for writing words for SMS I find it OK, even though I have large
fingers. I like.. no, I LOVE this phone. It's been much better than
any of the Microsoft PPCs I've used, and it's just on the limit of size
for keeping in your pocket, without being too small to cause problems
of use. Every phone I've owned has had foibles, and this is no exception.
Learn to embrace the foibles, and you'll learn to love the phone. K
Reviewed by Wax from UK on 30th Apr 2005
The Sony Ericsson p910i is actually a very outstanding phone, I have
read the reviews and the ones who have rated this phone to be rubbish
i dont think they know how to use a phone properly. This phone became
very handy with my day to day business work and also has lots of applications
which always keep you busy. I would recommend this phone to anyone of
Reviewed by Alvin Chua from Philippines on 28th
I really liked the phone so much... it has great features, a symbian
operating system and an elegant look... although there are some problems,
i alreadys expected them before i bought it... one is the battery life...
it really is very short... after playing a few games and sending a few
messages, it used up a lot of battery already. another is the camera..
although as expected, i think i liked my 3650's camera more than my
p910i's camera... profiles is another problem for me, because after
using nokia phones for a long time, profiles have been a part of my
essentials, p910i's profile should be changed manually not like in nokia
where you can preset it. by the way, the speaker sound is really great!!!!
But because i expected all these problems and still bought the phone,
im giving this baby a 5 star!!!
Reviewed by Latheef from Maldives on 21st Apr
I have found P910i a very easy to use PDA phone with all the features
that I need. But unfortunately I am now forced to give it up becos lately
I have been having a lot of problems with it. First of all, inside 4
months the screen was full of scratch marks on the area where I write,
this was despite using new stylus repeatedly. I have now replaced the
screen after paying USD 150. The worst problem is with syncronization.
Firstly the date appeard wrong (time zones change while synchronisation)and
secondly it refused to sychronise the calendar in either the desktop
or phone. I am going to by an O2 soon if I cannot find help to sychronise
the phone. Can someone please advise. Thanks
Reviewed by Edwin from Philippines on 21st Apr
I've been using this phone for almost a year now and it is Fantastic.
Never have I experienced it hanged. Synchronization with our office
Lotus Notes is seamless. From mail to tasks, it gets completely updated
to and from the phone and PC. I love the music player and the expandable
memory stick though the speakers can still get better.
Reviewed by johnnyB from Germany on 21st Apr 2005
Nice phone- compact and light compared to MS Win models. Battery lasts
for at least a day and a half. Biggest pro: the OS practically never
hangs or freezes! Cons: the devils hides in the details - Synchronization
takes forever; filters to sync data from/to Outlook are really bad -
the mobile phones end up in Mobile Work field, there is no birthday
field in the contact (hello SonyEricsson- this has been discovered ages
ago in the most primitive GSM phones!), some Calendar events are not
synchronised with the phone (Birthdays for example- one would think
SE programmers did this on purpose). Handwriting recognition has a really
surprising high error rate. Honnestly it is even not handwriting recognition
but a sort of Palm-grafitti like system. Ergonomy of the interface is
relatively low, compared to MSWin phones and the additionnal skins that
the SE offers are not always compatible with the 3-rd party software...
In short, has a lot of shortcommings, but you can at least phone with
it and receive calls, without having to look every 3-4 hours whether
your phone has completely frozen.
Reviewed by Danny from UK on 15th Apr 2005
Ive had this phone for a month now and i have to say this is by far
the best phone i have owned, the amount of surport for this phone is
unbelievable from games to software alot of which can be obtained for
free. I have just managed to get the full version of lemmings for NOWT!!
Also if you upgrade to a larger memory stick you can put whole films
onto your phone, ive currently got Troy and Ray. The only downsides
are the poor battery life, you'll need to charge everyday if you use
the mp3,games,video etc. Also the its quite large with the flip keypad
attached but take that off and it'll fit nicely into your pocket. I
really can't big this phone up enough i love it, don't listen to some
of the reviews slaggin it of ive had no problems with mine or has my
Reviewed by Donna from Philippines on 15th Apr
I love it! I have been a Nokia user for the longest time now. They say
the P910i is not user-friendly. I say, well, at first it might seem
like it's not (I almost took it back after my first day with it) but
when you get used to it, you will realize that it is user-friendly after
all. It's just different than Nokia. But not a bad substitute. No offense
to Nokia. Nokia is my first love...I just found a new one now with my
Reviewed by James from England on 10th Apr 2005
this phone/PDA gets a 5 star rating because it has a good personality
it has good desing and good use of space the styist is a good improvemnt
fromm the p800 the people who desing the p910i must of lokked at the
p800 and p900 and said how can we make this better and this what they
came up with just look it is a rather handsom chap andhas everything
you need on a phone and lodes of extras and my personal oppinion anyone
who dosent like it cant afford it.
Reviewed by Chris from Hong Kong on 8th Apr 2005
First of all, I am surprised by the abundance of negative reviews of
the P910i. One must be aware that it is a hybrid PDA-cellphone. It is
unfair to compare the P910i with either a pure PDA or a pure cellphone.
I read all the negative reviews here before I purchased the P910i. I
have to admit that I was more attracted by its appearance than its functionality
when I decided to buy it. The P910i is reminescent of the Sony Z18,
which I once owned and used and loved, about five years ago. But surely
the P910i looks like a giant Z18! After all, I just wanted a cellphone
with some PDA functions and I wanted a phone more than a PDA. I kind
of hesitated but still test-drove the machine in one shop after another.
I am glad I test-drove it, because the test-driving removed my doubts
and I decided to buy one. Many people complained that the P910i was
not so user-friendly. But I find navigation through menus and sub-menus
reasonably smooth. I can access all the everyday functions freely and
quickly. Keys are easily locked automatically or manually. I don't think
the phone will accidentally dial somebody just because you put it in
your pocket. If it does, perhaps you should get to know your phone better.
Some people said the QWERTY keypad is so tiny that it is useless. But
I find it reasonably helpful when I have to type a lot of text. Don't
compare it with your full-sized computer keypoard. If you have slightly
protruding finger-nails, you can type text quickly and comfortably.
The P910i is the perfect balance if you want something more than a cellphone
and less than a PDA. It is well-designed though ergonomics leaves to
be desired. It is not a gadget that you can use with one hand comfortably,
even when you just want to use some simple functions such as making
a phone call or look up a phone number. Also, the display layout of
some functions is too simple and rather boring. The words on the "desktop"
are not bold enough and you can't check the time or date easily. But
then, I always bear in mind that this is neither a full-sized PDA nor
a simple cellphone. Overall this gadget offers what I want and I am
willing to bear with the little imperfections. I had the Sony Clie PEG-UX50.
My first and only PDA. It's slow and bug-ridden. By comparison, the
P910i is a more user-friendly machine. Forgot one thing. It would be
nice if the stored name of the recipient instead of the phone number
could be displayed when you're sending SMS messages. I don't remember
phone numbers after I have stored them in my sim card. Displaying the
phone number instead of the person's name will fail to let me know whether
I have chosen the wrong number or not.
Reviewed by Jap from Thailand on 5th Apr 2005
it's a smarth phone. The only thing is there are too many function which
rarely use them.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 2nd Apr 2005
I just bought this phone yesterday. it was very slow and rubbish. don't
Reviewed by Andrew from Cyprus on 2nd Apr 2005
Adding a wallpaper when FLIP OPEN , it realy BAD! beacuse pictures are
so small that hardly see them! You have to go in pictures and find first
the wallpaper you want and after ack to control panel !
Reviewed by Voyager from UK on 31st Mar 2005
Very disappointed by the phone. Its very bulky with a keyboard that
is as useless as small. The list of folders and menus that you have
to go through just to do a simple task is sometimes annoying. I have
hads mine since last week but sent it back yesterday and getting a Nokia
9500. The 910i is just a the product of a mega marketing company and
although it would be a good phone for kids who want to impress at scholl,
its absolutely overpriced and overhyped for people who want a bluetooth/PDa
organiser/web access.I can't stop anyone from buying it but by all means
make sure you look at all other alternatives first. You never know,
it might be the one for you, but certainly not mine. GOOD LUCK.
Reviewed by Joseph from Ghana on 26th Mar 2005
I got this phone while I was on vacation during the yule in London.
I must say I am really impressed with the functions and as at now I
believe is the best phone that I ever had. Most people who catch a glimpse
of my phone are so appalled and can't really believe their eyes. Kudos
Sony Ericsson and I just can't wait to see the newer version.
Reviewed by Osvaldo from Mozambique on 17th Mar
This is by far, the best phone i've ever had, seen or tried. It has
the best combination of PDA / phone. I've read some of the phone reviews
here and I must agree that the camera quality is bad. On the other hand,
you don't wanna buy a camera, otherwise you wouldn't be here reading
for a phone. This phone's camera was surelly built to take a picture
of the person you are going to add to your contacts so that you don't
forget him! also I must say that this phone is though (i've dropped
it more than once and still it works). it takes a while to adapt, but
after you do, you won't want anything else (only maybe the P920... when
they make it that is. lol) One device, every possibility. :)
Reviewed by Harish from India-Bombay on 14th Mar
I got this Sony 910i couple of days back maybe 20-25days, found it amazing
apart from one thing i.e the QWERTY / Virtual keyboard doesn't show
even when u go into new message. At that point I have to turn it on
& off. Never got a chance to use sync and download new software. Hope
it works well it really cost me fortune.
Reviewed by shael from india on 11th Mar 2005
substantial phone for those who do not compromise for the least
Reviewed by mutley from England on 11th Mar 2005
I am a P900 user and on the whole am happy with it because it has so
many functions and still knock spots off phones comming on the market
now. Having read the reviews on the P910i I will not be upgrading to
it. I am about to swap my P900 for a new one for the third time in a
year because of irritating software problems including the phone totally
wiping all my diary entries for nearly a year! It seems that the new
one has even more issues and would not touch it because I have the P900.
Reviewed by tempo1 from england on 10th Mar 2005
Great smartphone. Had a few smarties before (moto a925, nokias 7650,
7610) none come close to the the 910! Bought it primarily cos it syncs
with macs, But UIQ platform, 3rd party software & the package software
make this the best phone ive had so far. Minuses are, camera res and
maybe lack of wifi. I can live without those for now though.
Reviewed by Alex from Cambodia on 28th Feb 2005
The best phone i have ever seen is P910i, high colour, but the camara
is little bit not so well, even though, i still use it...
Reviewed by T. from Denmark on 26th Feb 2005
I had a Sony-Ericsson for more than 2 months before I gave it up. The
phone as such is fairly good but the software was extremely unstable.
I saw frequent reboots without being ask to perform them but worse was
unstable syncronization with Outlook. Here several appointments could
be lost but it was not possible to find the cause of the problem. The
software in general simply seemed to be sent to customers for testing
which is not acceptable considering the price.
Reviewed by Allan from UK on 26th Feb 2005
This is my worse nightmare to hav this phone i was told by mates not
2 go for it but i iggy them cos i had p900 b4 which was orite. As it
is upgrade i dont think i can send it back 2. The Phone sucks in Software
department. Linkage with the computer. Outlook. Camera pics. Video quality.
querty keyboard is a waste. Battery goes out in hours. Bluetooth doz
not work, i cant beleive dat. if u open pics in full screen amazingly
it hangs. Overall It's a very very slow 1980's computer. I would neva
recommed u to buy this believe me P900 is far far better p910i. i'm
soo upset. Allan
Reviewed by Vivek Sahdev from India on 25th Feb
I did not find this product to be much impressive as per cost constraints.
Touch screen starte developing scratches with stylus, EDGE is missing.
BIGGEST LOOPHOLE IS U CANNOT RECORD YOUR TELEPHONE CONVERSATION IN RECORDER.
Memory pack is very poor. There is only one positive thing is it has
got 262K color screen. Camera is hopeless. I sold it and gone for NOKIA
Reviewed by Raj from england on 22nd Feb 2005
the best ever!!!!! with all the features
Reviewed by Mervyn from south africa on 20th Feb
This is an excellant phone with great accessories bundled. I got the
sync station usb which connects with my work pc. This synchronises with
outlook everytime I plonk the phone in and it charges at the same time.
Works first time every time. you can transfer files to and from pc but
it is slow via the sync station. Much faster on bluetooth. I transferred
a 5 meg mp3 file in around 2 minutes to the phone using bluetooth. The
sound quality of mp3 playback is remarkable for a mobile phone. Also
is shipped with stereo headphones - excellant. Menu and the writing
using touchscreen takes a little while to get used to but once you get
going it redefines sending sms. Forget the keyboard, just write on the
touchscreen. I am planning to remove my qwerty keyboard completely.
Camera is not great, they should have included the 1.3mega pixel camera.
Software applications can be loaded onto the phone installed and uninstalled.
The features of the phone do not suit the click camera,sms phone users.
If you do not even know what outlook is don't bother, there are other
phones that suit you on the market. The screen is great, you can actually
see the text on the screen in bright sunlight, most other phones will
have to be sheltered to actually see what's on the display. Great phone
Reviewed by Sony fan from UK on 19th Feb 2005
It looks good, seems to have a lot of features, and carries the band
name 'Sony'......but all good things stop at this. Ever heard of your
computer crashing...and you not even being able to shut it down...well
thats what my p910i seems to be doing....applications hang...and i cant
even shut the damn thing down...the only thing left to do is to take
the battery out and insert it again....its a bad operating system it
works on....and very slow at doing things...mp3 quality however is not
bad....but thats not its main use...is it???? plus the interface is
such...that u un-intentionally are exited from the applications..and
once u go out of the application...all ur work is lost....keayboard
is no good.....stylus too small to really use to input any real text....a
total waste of money this phone is...i think the nokia communicator..though
a bit bulky, does its job much better...this phone is just a hype...and
a lot of marketting gimmick by sony....a name that people had come to
tr ust...this is complete breach of trust....i would not reccomend this
Reviewed by David Moradzadeh from USA on 17th
Nessie from Scottland: I want a Mobile Phone that does what it advertises
what it will do. For $700 to $1,000.00 I expect Sony's products to do
what it says. I have had several Phones, Pocket Pc is one of them and
I never had any issues with its software, the phone, and the promises
made for what the phone does was kept. If you can not believe that someone
would give it a one star then you do not understand that many use this
type of phone for multimillion dollar business and if the phone has
software issues, as this one does, it makes the individual less productive.
If you just want a mobile phone you can get that for free. Do not buy
this P910i phone!! There are many software issues that need to be fixed.
The reviews are mostly Sony Advertisements. If it did what Sony advertised
it would be great but let me assure you, after many hours with Sony
Ericsson customer support, it does not. For those of you who want to
synchronize your contacts with subcategories to your phone the Symbian
operating system and programs do not work as advertised. Neither does
the P910i software work for pictures and MP3's. I have 2 Pentium 2 Computers,
XP, 2 gigs of memory and have had other phones that worked seamlessly
with outlook and other programs. A class action lawsuit needs to be
filed soon if Sony does not solve their false P910i advertising and
resolve these issues with a patch as I have been told they do not intend
to do so. I can be contacted at 310 471-8184 if you have had the same
issues and want to do something about it.
Reviewed by HISHAM from IRAQ on 17th Feb 2005
I LOVE THE SONY ERICSSON P910i .
Reviewed by nessie from scotland on 15th Feb 2005
great phone dont listen to people who give it 1 or 2 stars they want
a pc not a mobile phone which is what it is a mobile phone to make and
recieve calls thats it!however with everything else it can do its an
awful lot more and i cant believe people are complaining about it. its
a mobile pc and fantastic at it . if you want a digi cam then but one
if you want a mp3 player go buy one this is a great mobile phone
Reviewed by TESTER1 from UK on 15th Feb 2005
After returning the nokia 6630 which I have also reviewed on this site,
I pondered long and hard on changing networks and getting the sony ericsson
s700i. Its a good thing I went for this instead. I have had it for 4
days now and can honestly say that there is no better phone on the market
at the moment. Ok, the camera and picture quality isnt the best around
but it is still pretty good. What has really blown me away though is
the sound quality of the mp3's I have stored on the phone. Totally awesome
if you're an R n B /Hip Hop person like myself. The handset is not too
bulky either and the other applications such as quicksheet/quickword
are really smart. The phone comes with 64 mb built in and a 32mb card
which is ideal for most people. Although I stuck in a 1 Gig card and
now have close to 230 tracks on my P910i!!. Now to the looks, its a
sexy phone and well built so dont be fooled by its appearance if you
have'nt seen it up real close. You can also take off the Qwerty keyboard
if it bothers you and believe me the phone looks just as sexy without
it!! The reception itself on the handset is crystal clear. Personally,
the only thing I feel that Sony Ericsson have wrongly omitted is an
FM radio but when you have a few hundred mp3's the remorse is soon forgotten.
This is my second fone from Sony and they really do know how to make
em!! I would have given this phone more stars had I been able to. Go
buy it you wont be disappointed trust me!!!
Reviewed by adrian from uk on 14th Feb 2005
this phone is amazing smaller than you think and it does every thing
you could imagine a phone to do i love it to bits and wouldnt change
it for anything cant wait till se bring the 3g version out with a 1mp
camera hopefully vodafone orange or o2 will do the 3g thing better than
Reviewed by DAVID MORADZADEH from USA on 12th
Do not buy this phone!! If it did what was advertised it would be great
but let me assure you, after many hours with customer support, it does
not. For those of you who want to synchronize your contacts with subcategories
to your phone the program does not work as advertised. Neither does
the software work for pictures and MP3's. I have two Pentium 2 Computers,
XP, 2 gigs of memory and have had other phones that worked seamlessly
with outlook and other programs. A class action lawsuit needs to be
filed soon if Sony does not solve their false advertising and resolve
these issues with a patch and have been told that they have no intention
to do so. I can be contacted at 310 471-8184 if you have had the same
issues and want to do something about it.
Reviewed by s0mE1 from Egypt on 9th Feb 2005
WooooW WoooW and WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, this fone is amazing guys, although
the night camera is not that good (Actually it's very bad)but it's ok,
anyay i didn't need the camera feature...!! battery time is very well
(4 days ) the phone is a wonderful full of technology piece..!! i bought
it , i payed a lot , but i'm satisfied with...!! nokia should close
thier factories right now, this is not thier market anymore.
Reviewed by Zahir from India on 7th Feb 2005
THIS IS THE BEST PHONE EVA.. PPL GIVIN IT A 1 STAR RATING ARE CRAZZYYY...I
AM SOO IN LOVE WITH THIS FONE..GOT ONE 4 MYSELF GONNA MAKE MY FRIENDS
BUY IT TOO..GOOD JOB SONY !!
Reviewed by Ricktech from Jamaica on 3rd Feb 2005
This is the best phone ever you can do all kind of thing this a must
Reviewed by Lil romeo from england on 2nd Feb
This fone is so cool.I dnt hav 1 but my unc duz so he let me go on it
it lyk a mini comp. I suggest if u hav the money get this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Petey Pablo from US of A on 31st Jan
Yo peeps, this phone is PHAT, you can definately 'Freek a Leek' to this.
Feature wise, nothing can compare to it!!! The camera is better than
that on the previous model (p900) and also boats slightly newer and
different features too. This is the best fone, it does everything a
fone/PDA/MP3 player/MP4 player should. Its awesome!!! Only downside
is that like the P800 and P900 its still on the rather large size (like
me, he he) Memory can also support upto 1GB (P900 was only 256MB) East
side, Keep freekin. Peace
Reviewed by Phone lover from UK on 30th Jan 2005
Got this phone for the second time as thought the first one was faulty
as it was so so slow. The replacement is still so so so slow. The response
from the phone when attempting to open apps is laborious. When synching
it takes ages and ages and even makes the fan on my laptop start ( this
usually happens when its struggling) but it rarely struggles. To sum
up : this phones a nice toy/gadget but anyone who wants real functionality
look elsewhere. Sony are obviously a huge marketing machine and they
have overhyped this phone. Really its only a expensive phone (and a
big at that)with some poor bolt ons.
Reviewed by Shaun from Australia on 30th Jan 2005
Great phone. All round outstanding. I sold my new Dell VGA X50 pda off
once I got my 910i. No need for it anymore. Audio quality is great.
Still a few minor bugs in the OS such as not allowing internet connection
via bluetooth, screen gets confused between a non exsistant virtual
keyboard and selection tabs often. You end up with a period on a text
input instead of it registering the okay button. Camera isnt that great,
only average VGA pictures, but if you want perfect pictures buy a real
digital camera. If they can get the bugs out of the OS and add a bluetooth
setting to the internet options its about as close to perfect as you
could hope for.
Reviewed by Someone from Jupiter on 23rd Jan 2005
What a waste of money... bluetooth is JUNK JUNK JUNK..
Reviewed by Saj from England on 20th Jan 2005
Probably the worst phone ive ever tried. Gives me a head ache going
through the various menus just to accomplish the simplest task. The
keyboard is a waist of time, the connectivity with PC is totally poor
and frustrating and the bluetooth dosnt function with every device.
I though id try this phone becasue everyones been raving on about it.
Ive had some decent phones in my time and beleive me this is far from
even average. If anyone wnats a decent smartphone try the new range
of SPVs. Im sticking to my SPV c500 ( what a phone) and I can then leave
the organiser at home.
Reviewed by Ronn Lovage Christian from Indonesia on
10th Jan 2005
No phone could possibly match this one, U will love how it sounds ur
mp3 when u put ur handsfree on, it's simply fabulously amazing!!!
Reviewed by Marcin from Poland on 7th Jan 2005
Outstanding! The only disadvantage is the quality of the camera - but
if you need a mobile office, not a toy, it's no problem. It is quite
heavy rather big, not a mobile for a dwarf. Agree, that you have to
like bigger mobiles, but if you do, it's a trully perfect one for you.
Especially, that the keybord flip can be removed which gives this phone
much sexier look!
Reviewed by Nikolay from USA on 6th Jan 2005
It's an excellent phone. The only thing that I find ABSOLUTELY CRAZY
is Sony Ericsson's policy to release three different versions of P910:
P910a: offering tri-band GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz, available in North and
Latin America. P910c offers tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz available
on the China mainland P910i: for all remaining international markets
and also offers GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz. I think this is simply idiotic,
unless there is some technical reason, that I personally cannot think
of, that Sony Ericsson does not produce this phone quad band - 850(formely
known as 800 band)/900/1800/1900, especially since there are other quad
band smart phones available on the market much cheaper than P910.
Reviewed by Shaun from U.k on 6th Jan 2005
this phone is the best i would recomend any one to buy it
Reviewed by Judas from Lux on 4th Jan 2005
This phone is amazing ! Just a little trick for theses who want to send
Mp3s on a 1 Gig Memory stick, You'd better to insert the MS to a PC
card reader ans copy the music in... This will save you ages!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Irek from Poland on 4th Jan 2005
Reviewed by Slightly Concerned from England on
3rd Jan 2005
I am a p900 user looking to put aside the one day battery life, the
lack of joined up thinking in the Operating System, the missing nicities
like SMSing contact details to colleagues on my work Nokia, or even
Nokia's simple alarm that can be trusted to wake me. I like my p900
because of its retro size, it's a nice phone to hold. If you can get
past the flat quality of the audio. What you can see from reading these
reviews is the 5-star people don't own a p900 or p910. I am not going
to upgrade to p910i because the people leaving 4-stars or less speak
sense and clearly aren't paid to leave reviews on sites like these.
I am going to wait for the next version.
Reviewed by Mark from South Africa on 21st Dec
Never mind it being a smartphone with adequate pda features, this little
baby can play music like no other phone out there. Just slap in a 1
gigi and ditch the iPod.
Reviewed by Gangsta #1 from India on 21st Dec
This is the phone of a million dreams. It is gangsta just like my name.
How can some peeps give this a 1 star. Ive had it for 2 months now and
it has come to all my aids. Just the other day I watched oceans 12 on
it while driving to Punjab. I go to work wiv it every day insted of
a laptop. It has proper internet. This is the best phone ever!!!!!!
Reviewed by Al from UK on 18th Dec 2004
Phone is spoilt by a recurring SMS fault on the text function. No SMS
no text. This is my 4th p910i with the same problem. I'm patient but
not that patient.
Reviewed by Howard from England on 16th Dec 2004
Really too heavy by far to the point of being impractical. Get one if
you must but buy a gym membership first. Sent mine back - the most fully
featured phone but a silly joke, size and weight wise. Avoid unless
you're strong and big.
Reviewed by Bill Gates from USA on 16th Dec 2004
I just got the P910i and have used many PDA's/mobiles. This one is on
the ball. Other manufactures should learn from this and get designing.
The future is mobile with PDA functionality. SE well done. The keyboard
isn't very effective, but the overall built quality is well worth the
price. The P910i is a step in the future.
Reviewed by salman from U.S.A on 13th Dec 2004
The p910i is surely the most useful phone i have ever seen any function
you name it has it its basically a palmtop it s bit expensive but for
those who need it for business or just style its the -perfect phone!!!!!!
Reviewed by Goldwyn Peter Cabello from Philippines on
12th Dec 2004
Giving 5 stars is very hard to do. i would say, in the market today,
nothing can still beat the p910i. ya, some pda's claim they have got
the highest memory and functionality, but does not incorporate the mobile
completenes of a mobilephone. some smartpphone says they have got it
all but they lack the memory. with p910i, two most important factors
are incorporated in one handheld dvice. it may not be perfect but its
still the best in the market.
Reviewed by Chandan Bisht from UNITED KING DOM on
11th Dec 2004
I love mobile phones and been a P900 user for almost a year and last
week got upgraded to this phone. Functionality The very first day the
phone got hung 5-6 times it is very very slow when u compare it with
P900, to be honest my P900 opened applications faster. I also didn't
like the first extra page they have added in it when u opens the flip,
the image in the background is some wot stretched. Qwerty Keyboard Frankly
I have not found this Qwerty keyboard at all useful a big waste as does
not light up as there is no light in the keyboard so in the dark u can't
use it rest u can understand. Battery The appalling battery life says
don't buy it as if you play with it den u have it charge it daily. GPRS
While connected to Internet, incoming calls are not available. Big Problem
that I faced It was giving error in viewing the pictures as I can see
all the pictures in the thumbnail and when u click it to view full screen
the screen is getting freeze, the only way out was to close the flip
and again open it but still u cant view the pictures. As I was a p900
user I thought after a year ill be getting lots of changes in p910i,
I very unhappy with this phone as the color scheme, layout, battery
is the same and as I fink not any major changes or add-ons. I thought
Sony Ericsson might do some homework like u can't select all and send
as many files as u want. The price tag is place where SE needs improvement
for £499 it's a very expensive phone, I would not even recommend
P910i if u get a cheap upgrade. Regards Chandan
Reviewed by Vimal Jain from UK on 10th Dec 2004
This phone is an essential tool for a one man show like me, I can carry
my office with me whereever I go, I can quote rates, send e mails, use
wirless facilities on wireless spots and many more features, though
I am not a great friend of cameras/videos but it does come handy for
those who wants to carry their presentation in these mini Lap Top.
Reviewed by bill from uk on 3rd Dec 2004
Reviewed by George from uk on 3rd Dec 2004
Love this phone. However, quality of photos are dissapointing, as is
the video. Can't use earphones, only the ones provided by sony-erricson...
which is a major drawback some mp3's wont play, games are mediocre at
best, battery life is good, provided you dont actually MAKE phone calls.
I took the keypad off immedatly because it makes the phone look like
junk. Its heavy, and weighs down my trousers. It is constantly accidently
dialing people when its in my pocket. However, it makes me look like
a pimp. I love it.
Reviewed by Simon from Sunny South of England on
2nd Dec 2004
This 'phone' doesnt seem to know what it is, its either a rubbish phone
with a half decent PDA clagged onto it or, conversly its a reasonable
phone with a rubbish PDA!..One thing that it certainly isnt,...is both
at the same time! I 'upgraded' to this phone from a Nokia 7650 then
to a Nokia 6600 and now the P910i. Unfortunately i have only been disapointed
with SE's latest attempt at a smartphone. The main problem is the complete
lack of 'ergonomics'. I'm now convinced this phone was styled after
a 1986 Volvo 760gl!!. The flip keyboard is as much use as a chocolate
ashtray, you need fingers like chopsticks to actually use it and most
anoying of all, the action of 'flipping' the keyboard open does'nt even
answer or end a phone call!. The menu system seems to be designed to
take you as many taps on the screen as possible to accomplish even the
simplest of tasks and you cant even re-write contact details back onto
the sim card! As for synchronising, the pc suite software supplied fails
to 'see' the phone if you have any kind of decent anti-virus/internet
security active on your pc (on my personal pc anyway) and once you do
get the phone connected, it takes ages to transfer files back/fro. (granted
that's not necessarily SE's fault but its still frustrating all the
same) I could go on but i can hear my P910i beeping to warn me that
the battery is about to die again so must go and charge it up.....again!
(twice in 36 hours of light use) If anyone from SE happen to read this,
please, please take note from Nokia, they know how to create a real
Reviewed by Nikolas aka GoGoBear from Greece on
28th Nov 2004
Just so many things in a mobile. You name it, you got it!!! MP3 player,
digicam, pda, applications, touch screen, QWERTY keyboard! Yet, will
you ever use ALL of these or are you just trying to behave like a Major
Stock Broker in Wall Street??? I can say that i am not in the place
to judge it as i don't have it BUT my boss who has it keeps on breaking
my nerves! At first he bought a really amazing and expenzive jewel BUT
she always bothers me so as i can explain to her this and that which
in 30 seconds she will forget! A total waste of money and time unless
you are a gadget geek (like i am). But then again, I will wait for Nokia's
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 24th Nov 2004
The P910 is a fantastic phone! Its easy to use as a PDA and a general
day to day phone. Battery life hasnt been a problem for me and i use
my phone a lot. The fact that you can read/write word, excel and PDF
documents on it is really handy. I used to have the P800 so i know the
calender function is not new but its still a major plus for the phone
not to mention its full synchronisation with outlook. I understand it
may not be for people who dont need a PDA but if you need an all in
one solution I wouldnt dont think anything else is as good and easy
to use. I even use it as my MP3 player. The P910 Rocks!!!
Reviewed by kevin andrews from uk on 18th Nov
very very clever, but unable to do day to day stuff. Dont buy this phone
unless you like a row of coloured pens in your anorach pocket.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 18th Nov 2004
Amazing. Upgraded from Motorola MPX200 smartphone that I hoped would
be a good phone/pda replacement. That phone was great but this was what
I really needed. You really can ditch your pda when you've got this
Reviewed by Dante from Australia on 17th Nov 2004
What can I say? I can't ask for more. SE P1910i is the best. I don't
care if the camera is not 1.3 megapixel I can use my digital camera
and it doesn't bother me at all if it doesn't come with an FM radio.
The most important it comes with an organiser, send/received email,
browse the net and the bluetooth is perfect. For me I will be using
this phone for a long, long time. Well done Sony Ericsson! Keep up the
Reviewed by Winston Goh from Singapore on 17th
The Sony Ericsson P910i is an improved P900 offering more or less the
same kind of functionality in a mobile phone factor (albeit a rather
large one). The P910i comes in just a little thicker than the P900,
as well as 5 grams heavier. Visually, the most obvious difference between
the 910i and the 900 is the keypad.The exterior keypad now has bigger
buttons, which make it a lot easier to key numbers or punch out text
in SMS. At the same time, the keypad also flips down to reveal a QWERTY
keypad. The keypad is small and the keys are pretty crammed together.
But with a bit of practice,it shouldn't be a problem to punch out a
short email with the QWERTY keypad. The flip down pad is also sturdy
enough to support the weight of the entire phone,so there's no worry
about breaking the pad. The other major difference lies in the internal
memory,which has been upgraded from a paltry 16MB to 64MB,enough for
quite a few Word/Excel/PDF/MP3 files.Of course,if you run out of space
there's still the Memory Stick Duo card. Out of the box, the P910i should
already have enough for most basic users.There is support for Microsoft
Outlook and Lotus Notes desktop PIMs,as well as POP3 and IMAP email
support. Additionally, the P910i can also handle Word, Excel and Powerpoint
attachments. Music playback is also available, with support for MP3
files (none of that ATRAC3 nonsense here). These can be stored in the
phone's memory or on the external memory card. More importantly, the
P910i can also run the increasing numbers of Symbian and Java software
that's available for download over the internet. With more and more
software becoming available,you should be able to do everything on this
smartphone that you can do on a PDA.Although,having said that,the P910i
will still not be able to compete with the fastest PDAs (those running
high speed XScale processors for example)where speed is concerned. The
design has matured, the software library is now huge and the screenis
bright,sharp and well-lit.Those looking for PDA-functionality but don't
mind a smaller screen would be well-advised to take a long,hard look
at this model.
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 10th Nov 2004
Had the phone now for a couple of months. Use it to organise my life
- and it fills that position admirably. Admittedly the battery life
is poor when compared to my old Nokia 6310i, but is better than the
similar MPX200 and it has much greater usability than the latter. Best
used in conjunction with a PC running Office: synching mails, appointments
and contacts with Outlook is simple and powerful. Splash out on a usb
charger to charge the phone while it's in the sync station (I'm never
away from a PC for more than 2 days, anyway). Hand writing recognition
is the best I've used - I haven't had to change my writing style at
all (other than refraining from using joined-up writing). Supplied software
for viewing Word, Excel and PowerPoint files is extremely useful. Definitely
recommend installing Opera - until we get Firefox for Symbian, anyway.
Re: previous writer's comment on keyboard not lighting up, mine does
- is mine a later iteration?
Reviewed by kenneth_williams from india on 3rd
The mobile is good in handy and good in use good features and looks
has its beauty, memory is to good and if it is increased to little more
it will be excelent. Net access is very fast and good speed.
Reviewed by Mark M from United Kingdom on 30th
This phone has some excellent features, but cheapness /attention to
detail on Sony's part and battery life let it down. I love the screen,
the video player, the MP3 player, ease of transferring data via bluetooth,
IR or USB. What Sony have failed to do is think about functionality:
- Calender function - there's nothing for specifically for birthdays
or anniversaries. - No private protected data area (eg Nokia's Wallet)
for personal information - The synch software is not a touch on Nokia's
- with my old T68i (hateful phone) I had to get 3rd Party software to
manage the messages, doesn't seem to be anything for the P800-910i there
yet. -The alarm doesn't work if the phone is in silent mode. Not much
use if you're using it as an alarm clock when away from home but don't
want calls waking you - yes you can set the ring-tones to silent - but
rather fiddly. Nokia's even work when switched off - therefore saving
battery life overnight. - Limited ring and message tones (most of the
ones there are fairly dire) - however as it will play MP3's this is
easily overcome - No receipts on SMS unless using it in PDA mode and
setting it manually. Why did they miss the global feature for this -
very very annoying!! Summary............. As I said, I love some of
the features of this phone - fantastic. BUT with just a bit more attention
to detail it could be a 5* phone easily - Sony you really do need to
take a leaf out of Nokia's book and add some finishing touches. Bundling
applications for things such as birthday's that you have to pay for
is just MEAN! My T68i almost put me off Sony Ericsson for life, returning
to Nokia. As yet the jury is out on my next phone......though now after
a week since new it's faulty GRRRRRR, oh well can happen with any device.
Reviewed by shaun from uk on 26th Oct 2004
I am i big phone lover.. After having a P900 with all the extra's i
got my hands on a P910i. yes more memory and a fancy qwerty flip "which
you need supper thin fingers to work it", its a P900 (lamb) dressed
up as mutton. The phone was so so so slow i thought it was out of memory
and i mean slow. Most of the appliancies that come with the phone are
only trails not full programmes!! Do you think you are going to use
1Mg of memory. If so you need a life!! I have sent back the P910i and
gone back to my fast P900 (that works)
Reviewed by Ayo from Nigeria on 21st Oct 2004
It was cool. With all the new features added, it is more superior to
the p900. Great phone with superb display and sounds.
Reviewed by sebastian from the philippines on
20th Oct 2004
I just bought the phone recently and this could be my last phone ever.
I have progressed from nokia's 6600, to p900 and now the much lauded
and significantly improved version, the p910i. i just wish that SE modified
the camera to 1.3 megapixel just like the s700i. wifi is also a very
welcome addition. that would have made the p910i THE perfect phone.
Reviewed by Mark (techno head) from UK on 16th
I have upgraded from a P900 to a P910i. I find no real benefit in the
upgrade & to be honest my P900 opened applications faster. I find the
keyboard difficult to use & it does not light up at night so now winter
is here & it is getting datker sooner the keyboard is of limited value.
The bluetooth shortcuts are a little better but that is about all. Considering
the hype this is not a major end user upgrade. It may be technically
better but as a user i see no benefit. Stick with the P900 & see what
comes in the future for now.
Reviewed by Craig from UK on 11th Oct 2004
Despite being an incredible 'phone in terms of ease of use, functionality,
and features (which would have given it a 5 star rating in my book)
the appalling battery life costs it two stars. On a Friday afternoon
I charge the 'phone to full capacity and take it home for the weekend.
With moderate usage of the 'phone and PDA functionality, no Bluetooth,
and very little GPRS, the battery is dead by mid afternoon on a Sunday.
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 8th Oct 2004
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This phone without any questioning has got be one of the best around
now. I love the QWERTY keyboard, it makes things so much more quicker
sometimes, what with work and the kids. Anyhow. A great buy, but I'd
say research it well, as it's a big buy. a very big one.