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Sony Ericsson W300i review

 Review: October 2006  
 

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: Clamshell phone with VGA camera , video camera, music player, radio, memory card and Bluetooth.

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The Sony Ericsson W300i is a Walkman-branded clamshell phone that brings the Walkman phone series to the mass market. Sony Ericsson have shaved functionality off the phone in order to bring the cost down, but the core music function is top notch. The music player supports a wide range of formats and audio quality is very high. A 256 Mbyte memory card is supplied as part of the sales package, and this is enough storage for a decent number of music tracks. A larger memory card can be added if needed. Transferring music tracks from a PC is very easy with the supplied software and cable and drag-and-drop file transfer. In addition to the music player, an FM radio with RDS support is available.

Elsewhere functionality is nothing special. The camera is quite poor with just VGA resolution (0.3 megapixels) with a video clip recorder. The main screen is nice and clear, but small. The keypad is not the easiest to use. Connectivity is very good however, with support for Bluetooth, InfraRed, USB mass storage and Fast port. Battery life is good.

Overall the W300i is a good all-round phone with excellent music capabilities for the price. Some users are reporting that the phone freezes and has to be returned to the shop, so be aware of this and the other shortcomings of the phone before you decide whether or not to buy. A safer bet is the more expensive W810i.


Sony Ericsson W300i features include:

  • VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
  • Video recording
  • Main display: TFT, 262,144-colours, 128 x 160 pixels
  • External display: monochrome
  • Stereo music player
  • RDS FM Radio
  • Mega Bass™ for enhanced bass frequencies
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • MP3/AAC ringtones (40 voice polyphonic ringtones)
  • Sound recorder
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
  • 3D Java games
  • Web browser
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Memory: 20 Mbytes plus 256 Mbyte Memory Stick Micro™
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Fast Port, Infrared, USB mass storage
  • Flight mode
  • GPRS, EDGE
  • Vibrating alert
  • Quadband
  • Size: 90 x 47 x 24.5 mm
  • Weight: 94g
  • Talktime: up to 9 hours
  • Battery standby: up to 400 hours

Sony Ericsson W300i user reviews

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Reviewed by Phill from Indonesia on 5th Jul 2014
a rare phone indeed in indonesia, a rare breed of clamshelled walkman. loved the music, one of the best.

Cant say that i'm looking for a new w300i at the moment.
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Reviewed by Beth from UK on 20th Feb 2012
I dropped this phone in the bath, and after leaving it in the airing cupboard overnight it still worked completely fine - mine was LITERALLY indestrucible, and overall a good phone, the music function is great, the camera isn't the worst i've ever seen on a phone, and like i said - indestrucible. I had it for about 3 years and it only started going weird towards the end. :)
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Reviewed by LUCAS from SOMEWHERE IN THE GLOBE on 10th Dec 2011
I love this phone, I have had few good moments hearing better musics together, but I've had too many problems with the white screen
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 15th Jan 2011
THIS PHONES AMAZING...had it for almost 5 years and i even prefer it to my iphone :D
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Reviewed by MisterX from UK on 13th Jul 2010
I have Memory stick with 256 MB and I cant fill it up because of software that cant work with it ...
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Reviewed by Anne Reid from UK on 20th Mar 2010
i love this phone had it for bout 2 an a half years, am accident prone so av dropped it in the toilet 3 times, left it out side in a thunderstorm accidentally, dropped it god knows how many times, stood on it, dropped it down stairs both concrete and carpeted and so much more an its worked for 2 an a half years just recently its broke, i want another one but cant find it anywhere :( XxX
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Reviewed by Eli from UK on 16th Jan 2010
the phone is good but shuts off in the cold, also its very durable and you can throw it against the wall
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Reviewed by cherry dwivedula from UK on 27th Dec 2009
yeah i think the phone is amazing......providing the sound blast at a an affordable price is the credit of sony.......
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Reviewed by hemz from UK on 26th Dec 2009
its alright look wise, music and battery life wise but i hate the robbie willams stuff on it and the rubbish camera quality
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Reviewed by ME from UK on 29th Nov 2009
Very durable.my friend also hav this phone and they accidently threw it at a wall. still wasn't broken. the screen has never frozen and its still got a good battery life after having it for 4ish years
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Reviewed by JMA from UK on 17th Nov 2009
Very good phone. Mine has never broken down
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Reviewed by Cheryl Green from UK on 2nd Nov 2009
I think this phone is a good phone and i went serching for this model just because i like it the only problem i have with it is the speaker stoped working i took it back to the shop it was fixed and worked fine for a few months (till the warenty was up) then stoped working again so now i have a silent sony ericsson
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Reviewed by dan jonez from UK on 7th Sep 2009
gd gd fone
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Reviewed by rudra ramsaroop from UK on 20th Aug 2009
well i have a problem i have this mobile and its giving me a very good time but my main problem is that i canot get to upgrade the volume of the fone, am a driver an i dont really hear it when it is ringing. so plzzzzzzzz help me out
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Reviewed by greg from UK on 19th Aug 2009
I have a problem with this phone disconnecting by itself.I tried to get my service provider to replace under guarantee but the road blocks are starting to get bothersome.I can't find a replacement and now the want me to send it for repair.3 weeks without a phone is unacceptable.
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Reviewed by Lorraine from UK on 30th Jul 2009
Ive had this phone for nearly 3 yeas & i love it it's a bit wore out now so i replaced it with the s e 910i wish i hadnt it's rubbish
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Reviewed by the guy from seattle washington from UK on 22nd May 2009
this is the most awsome phone in the world!! I HAVE BEAT THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!! and it still works!! i have had it for three years, dropped it thousands of times, dropped it in a lake and more!! this phone is AWSOME!!!!
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Reviewed by Shanzay from UK on 6th Mar 2009
i have used this phone for alomost 3 years. it is still with me but now i am having some problem with its screen when i open the flip up the screen gets blank and after opening n closing it several times i get to see the menu. i wanna sell it out now. overall its a v nice phone. except for the camera.....it doesnt have a good camera.
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Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 15th Feb 2009
The best thing about this phone is the walkman. It can hold many songs and the micro SD card helps. However the camera is very poor quality but the phone can store many images and videos. I have had a problem that sometimes when i shut the phone, it turned off. It is quite compact and is good for people who like phone charms. I would reccomend this phone for good games like quadrapop. I have been addicted trying to beat my top score! The applications are ok and i find the calendar very useful and easy to use. I do find however that the earphone/charger plugs are very delicate and easy to break. I would also reccomend getting the phone in black as i have dropped the phone (on a few occasions!) and it has scratched it quite a lot. The navigation button can get quite dirty and is difficult to clean. The buttons take a while to get used to but i find they are very good for texting as they are spaced apart. The various themes are excellent and you can use animations for background and screensavers. This phone is very durable and i would recommend it for its value for money. : )
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Reviewed by Toni Jacobsen from UK on 28th Jan 2009
I luv this i luv everything about it's so good for Music i got this phone on ma birthday on 2 October 2007 i've went through 2 of them one went in the sea forgot it was in ma pocket LOL. Oh well 2 month December 25th i got another one anyway I LUV THIS PHONE!!!!!!! Also it's good for ma car just plug it in there ya go like music on a CD!!!! HOLA BAK LUV XxTJxX
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Reviewed by Zach from UK on 18th Jan 2009
i hate this phone. i got it around christmas of '07 and i had to replace it twice, because it had crashed, like a computer, only worse, it wouldnt do anything but show a white screen. Heres a picture of the white screen en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/File:Sony_Ericsson_W300i_WSOD dot JPG do not waste money on this phone
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Reviewed by Joey from UK on 7th Jan 2009
I have this phone, and it's not bad. The only thing I don't like about it is the bar on the back. What's the point of it?
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Reviewed by chebarry from UK on 27th Dec 2008
in my opinion this w300i is one of the greatest se ever built... i have it for almost yearr and a half, no problems encountered, only one thing.. the wobbling clampshell, but it is normal for everyday use, although the camera is not so good. if you like good cam take a k-series w-series are designed only for music..so dont expect the w-series good on cam
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Reviewed by ellen from UK on 27th Dec 2008
i love this phone, best phone u've had yet, although lately it hs gone weird...the front screen goes blank instead of displaying the desired images, i dont know what is wrong with it but im hopeing i can get it sorted soon.
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Reviewed by WyrdBob from UK on 23rd Dec 2008
Like most SE phones this one seems ok on paper but in reality it's not much cop. Fiddly buttons, poor camera and I've had problems with the battery life. I charge it up and the next thing I know it's dead on me. Sometimes taking battery out fixs this, but then I've lost half of the charge, and that's if it even comes back on. Sometimes have to recharge battery. I'm not even a heavy user, I don't use mp3 player, bluetooth or nuffin. It,s really only for emergemcies and it let me down the other day when me car broke down. Was looking at replacing it with another SE phone but changed mind after reading reviews here.
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Reviewed by Sonya Goff from UK on 15th Dec 2008
Love my Sony Ericcson w300i butcant find a faceplate to save my life! HELP! Have checked ebay only one i could find only accepts paypal and i dont have a paypal account. I dont like giving my info on line, would rather pay with check, MO, cash if anyone can help contact me bunchofsss@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by selina from UK on 7th Dec 2008
its all right phone
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Reviewed by Kerry from UK on 28th Nov 2008
I've Had My fone For A Year Now And It STill Hasnt Broken The SOund Has Got A Bit Lower,, Memory Klas Until I Lost It Lol
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Reviewed by ryan from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
the phone is rubbish, the phone switches itself off when fully charged and ive had the death screen thing. stay away from this piece of plastic
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Reviewed by Tyson from UK on 20th Nov 2008
This phone is awesome and easy to use. just because it broke on you doesnt mean you can tell other people to not buy it...douchebags
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Reviewed by Wale from UK on 19th Nov 2008
The w300i is a nice phone but the screen a bit small .am loving the phone every day
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Reviewed by anonymous from UK on 18th Nov 2008
I've had this mobile 2 yrs and its only ever frozen once, recently, which is pretty understandable considering the amout of times I've dropped it. its defo a very durable phone. great quality music, but not the best if you like to take and store lots of picture, the camera is terrible! the only problem I've found is that i had to replace the headphones twice because they kept breaking in the same place! but that is likely to be the same with all SE phones definitely a great mobile for the price, and looks gorgeous in white and long and you dont get it dirty!
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Reviewed by sizzle from UK on 18th Nov 2008
This phone is one of the best phones I've had its not exactly my style, however the features are very good. it also is very well known as the music is quite good. I would recommend this phone.
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Reviewed by roddy from canada from UK on 14th Nov 2008
I've had my phone for over 2 yrs.It has worked as good as it could.My only issue was buying it from Air Source......never again.This "white screen" I keep reading about has never happened to my phone.My only real issue is the charger that comes with it is kinda crappy.It has a small screen and small numbers but you know that when you buy it....so how can you biatch. Pretty good phone
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Reviewed by benjey from UK on 12th Nov 2008
Had this phone for 10 months and was very good really good but then after the 10 months i would turn the phone on and would only get a white screen nothing else and would stay like that until i turned the fone off.
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Reviewed by Ricardo from UK on 1st Nov 2008
i have a w300i and its giving me problems.when i turn it on it flashes then it switches off and i baught it last month.what shud i do?
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Reviewed by bethany from UK on 31st Oct 2008
I love my w3ooi it is the best phone I have ever owned. I have only given it four stars becuase (this is probably my fault) I have dropped it a few times the top half of the clamshell is wobbley. It is gorgeuas in white and nioce in green aswell. I hope they bring out a new version of it as I love it. Whoever says the camera is rubbish are lying for a phone with 0.3 megapixles it is amazing.
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Reviewed by SallyH from UK on 28th Oct 2008
I loved this phone when I got it. Good phone, MP3 and radio. Not bothered about the camera. Only downside was that it took a long time to switch on. But several months after getting it, the phone started to switch itself off periodically. Not a problem. But now it seems to be off more than on and have missed several vital calls because of it. The battery is fine, so its not that. The Carphone Warehouse recommended a software update, only there doesn't appear to be one for this phone. So don't buy this phone if you need to ensure you receive incoming calls.
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Reviewed by callum g from UK on 28th Oct 2008
this is a great pone it has a lot of features for the money and its very easy to use its loud it has bluetooth infrared a m2 slot vga camera (which is better than most) very loud a good music player it support wavs mp3s mp4s aacs midis a great pone for 50 quid kanny cheap like
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Reviewed by raffia fareed from UK on 21st Oct 2008
sonny ericsson w300i has very small memmory and cannot find memmory cards for it in bethal. I am looking for 2gig.
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Reviewed by Richard Lewis from UK on 20th Oct 2008
I really liked this phone, until the front screen broke after a couple of weeks and it started turning itself off and crashing after a few months with it. Its a nice little phone and cheap too, recomended just make sure you don't keep dropping it etc. Camera is rubbish quality, but i didn't buy the phone for that. Internet is okay too.
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Reviewed by sparky from UK on 17th Oct 2008
i have 1 its very good so people buy 1 BUT ITS A T- MOBILE CONTRACT PHONE
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Reviewed by talanta from UK on 10th Oct 2008
i got the walkman recently and men its been nothing but an angel of a phone. there's so much i do with it i don't even realise that time is flying. starting with the music, its great and the grahpics are excellent. sometimes i upload videos just to watch at boring functions. i also like the fact that u learn something new everyday. for example, pressing the external + button (the orange ones) changes the track to the next one, if in radio mode it picks the next station. also if the headphones are not connected the music won't switch on which is good bcoz you mite press it and switch on the player thereby wasting battery life without knowing it. it also good because it recharges very fast compared to other phone makes overall it has outshone the models i've had such as the motorola (so frustrating) and nokia ( a bit too simple to use).
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Reviewed by beth from UK on 9th Oct 2008
wwhat an outstanding fone, but not hot choculate proof. but a part of that it ticked all of my boxes!! totally awesome dude!!!!
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Reviewed by corrr from UK on 9th Oct 2008
This phone is amazing. I'm 14 and I've had it for 2 years now and it's only collected a few scratches. This phone is very durable; my friends and I have thrown it across fields and have only loosened the hinge. It fits very well in a pocket or purse. The only cons are that the camera sucks and the memory is very limited for the walkman feature, but it can hold a lot of pictures (I currently have 74 pictures in the phone memory right now). All in all, this phone is one I would reccomend
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 30th Sep 2008
Bought my son one of these about 18 months ago on PAYG. It looks good, it makes telephone calls, sends texts and has a half decent camera/video. If you listen to the music with headphones on (or in) it sounds great. Thats what I paid for thats what I got. It's a W range mobile not a K or C, thats why the camera isn't brilliant and the music is. In the 24 months since he's had it, it got "stuck" once. I removed the battery, put it back in and no problems since. Issues with this phone: I have difficulty removing the battery cover - but I have to do it so infrequently it's not a genuine issue. I don't like the configuration of the keys. But then it's my son's phone not mine and he hasn't complained. Good points. It's very easy to work your way round - like all the Sony/E's I've used. My son likes to change covers every now and then and there are some intersting ranges around that'll make your phone look cool. Xfer of music is p easy once you've successfully installed the software on the PC. It makes clear, good quality phone calls which is why I bought it for him. Most people forget that it's a mobile phone and not really a camera/walkman/camcorder/computer blah blah blah. If he lost it or broke it I'd buy him another one without question. Although he's a bit older now and would want a gadget phone instead. Overall Opinion. Excellent Value for the Money - 6- or 70 including 10 credit
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Reviewed by Harry Potter UPwale from UK on 22nd Sep 2008
Camera is poor. Walkman feature is good Memory is quite enough
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Reviewed by aaron from UK on 21st Sep 2008
this is the best ive ever had but my old one was a saygem my v55! its not very loud, scraches easy and has the old walkman v.1, the internet is useless and dont get me started on the camrea. after 10 months of easy light useage its strarted to squeak when i open it and when i type. the white one is the best colour it looks good the outside screen is poor but it works well. this phone is better than and wouth the extra 10 over the w200. but with newer walkman phones out i dont recomend it much anymore
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Reviewed by Ber from UK on 17th Sep 2008
I love my phone , It's great well worth checking out , I feel it's got everything that i need , I love it !!!
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Reviewed by David from UK on 17th Sep 2008
turns itself off constantly when opening and closing screen, and always freezes, design fault
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Reviewed by jamie from UK on 17th Sep 2008
my phone is the Sony Ericsson W300i, let me warn u that it fall down lots, and only comes in two "colors". it has good sound but it cant records my cat's purring unless it really loud.
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Reviewed by mo from UK on 17th Sep 2008
the fone is not that bad at all... i've had mine for a year now and its still going strong,, sadly my brotha has the same W300i,,, and its doing those funny things like switching it's self off to having the screen go blank.. now the speaker is not working,,,basically i just think it work quite well for a year--ten just dies on you!!
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Reviewed by bee from UK on 8th Sep 2008
you can change songs without opening it, just hold down the volume up/down button for longer. however mine sort of fell apart, the screen on the outside stopped working, and after a bit so did the inside one. it does freeze every so often, but sorts its self out.
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Reviewed by ashley Tuminella from UK on 7th Sep 2008
i love my phone its awesome and all i just need help with 1 thing i dont know how to transfer my music from my pc to my phone i did it 1ce but now i cant figure out how to do it again someone please help
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Reviewed by Debs from UK on 1st Sep 2008
Agree, really great phone for a short time, then BAM!! White Screen of Death hits and everything else starts to fail too. Not at all impressed and I really don't think it is acceptable that large corporates like Sony Ericsson are getting away with issuing phones that are prone to faults due to software failings. Surely this is no longer an acceptable excuse. Money back or product recall please Sony Ericsson.
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Reviewed by Erik from UK on 28th Aug 2008
A really great phone for the money, until it breaks. I bought my W300i just over a year ago and haven't regretted it a minute, until the screen went dead a month after the warranty expired. Built in life expectancy is rubbish and I am seriously considering if Sony Ericsson will get my custom again.
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Reviewed by hannah from UK on 25th Aug 2008
best phone ive had easily. ive dropped mine on the floor loads and it seems to not break at all. i have the black version which looks nice. only bad thing about it is the camera i would say, it only a VGA so it has no megapixels. the buttons are easy to use and mine hasnt yet froze. this is my old phone but i am using it because my other ones getting repaired, so this one has outdone my newer phone. overall this is a really good phone.
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Reviewed by jessica from UK on 22nd Aug 2008
it is a rubbish fone.it is good for the music but that is it.mine kept crashing and resetting.my screen kept going white and finnally it stayed white.it also turns its self on and off.DO NOT GET IT BUY A BETTER FONE..x
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Reviewed by Esther Emmanuel from UK on 21st Aug 2008
As for W300i, is a nice phone. I dont think it phone needs any amendment.
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Reviewed by bob from UK on 21st Aug 2008
the best fone in the whole world good camera loud spekers small and extrenly hi tech. great for music and can store loads of memroy. perfect for the price and school children
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Reviewed by Tash :) from UK on 13th Aug 2008
Ryte Had This Phone For A Year NOw Very Bad Camera Ate Up My Memory Card Turns Off Unwillingly ConStantly Stores Hardly Any Messages Camera Stcatches Easily Only Accepts Mp_ Songs Also If You Open And Close It Quickly For About 5 Seconds It Goes Mad And Flashes Black And White However Does Survive Being Dropped Alot Of Times And All Thes Problems Developed After About 8 Months Of Having It I Know I Am Not The Only One Suffering From These Problems As One Of My Friends Has Experianced The Same This Phone Is Perfect For A Child's First Or FOr A 'cortasy' phone But I Wouldn't By It IF You Are Intent For It Lasting You A Long Time Also Looking For A New Phone With Good Camera And Memory [Sony Ericsson] If You Have Any Surgettions Email Me At tash.footie@btinternet.com Ta For Reading :) Dosent Really Scratch
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Reviewed by ND from UK on 11th Aug 2008
I have got the Sony Ericsson W300i and it is a very good phone, Although my memory has been taken up in 1 year. it is the green one and I haven't seen many people with it. All in all it is a really nice phone. I admit I have dropped it a number of times but it is still in working order. It is also a nice phone to hold.
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Reviewed by Divy from UK on 6th Aug 2008
I did not like its Camera
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Reviewed by gavin from UK on 2nd Aug 2008
i have a motorola razr v3 it is rubbish for features i wouldnt advise buying it because it has no importtant features on it so i am buying another phone
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Reviewed by Lora from UK on 22nd Jul 2008
I got this phone a while ago way back when it came out. I loved it since then it still works and I've passed it down. The camera is ok for a phone - if people are complaining then don't because its not a phone which best feature is the camera. To be honest you have to be paitent if you want the camera to be good some of the pictures I took are amazing. I love the walkman which is its main feature. The in-ear earphones are annoying I got the rubber thing stuck in my ear! LOLS. Anyway... they are the best type of earphones so don't complain. Have had no problems at all.. overall a good phone :)
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Reviewed by Neyo from UK on 17th Jul 2008
The worst phone never buy its a waste of money trust me everyone never ever buy it
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Reviewed by Chantal from UK on 16th Jul 2008
I had this phone for Christmas, and at first I didn't like it because of the camera but after a couple of months I LUV IT!! Until I lost it on a bus and went through days into finding it...I wish that I'll have it back soon...The best phone I ever had...I have the lime green one, goes well with the Walkman symbol on it
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Reviewed by watever from UK on 8th Jul 2008
it is very gd
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Reviewed by Shabba. :) from UK on 2nd Jul 2008
Cant say the cameras great. But its good enough. Id definately reccommend this phone, if you just dont mind taking the odd picture now and again. Also, the walkman is brill. Sound quailty is good too. Ive had this phone ages. Ive dropped it so many times. (Im fair clumsy ) Phone has a fair decent memory as well. My bluetooth works very well. And my screen has never broken. I have noticed that when you close the phone, the top flip part does tend to wobble just a tiny bit. But its never broken and nothings gone wrong with it. Never had one problem with it! Ive dropped it in water and it still works. Probably one of the best phones ive ever owned. Definately RECOMMEND. :D
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Reviewed by helen alexander from UK on 1st Jul 2008
i am experienceing the phone freezing and i cannot hear the peerson on the other end without putting on speaker. It is though a great phone to use the pictures are great looking i had ppl blutooth pic and videos to it and it looks really good. I love the headset with all the voloum it locks off all other noises from the outside. easy to transfer to computer and pics still look good
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 26th Jun 2008
There is an issue, and thats the screen, it brakes every second, and the music player is limited and the bluetooth is the 2.0 verson, very slow and does not pick up other bluetooth devices.
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Reviewed by Emily Mackett from UK on 23rd Jun 2008
Er. . . I Like The Phone. . . The Music Player Is Brilliant, It Rivals My MP3 Player, The Camera Isn't Brilliant, But It's OK. The Only Problem I've Had With The Phone Is That It Has A Faulty Folding Joint, When Closing It Turns Off. I've Tried To Have It Repaired, But It Didn't Work. Apart From That, Excellent.
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Reviewed by covert0ps007 South Africa from UK on 23rd Jun 2008
This phone is the bomb! Sorry for those who have encountered problems with this unit. I think its great, no OUTSTANDING!
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Reviewed by riznarvis from UK on 20th Jun 2008
This phone worked great until a few months ago when I started getting text messages "from" people that I knew they weren't from. (ie, My grandmother has no idea how to text message; I'm positive that she's not the sender, but her number is what shows up) If I'm on a call or have the phone open when I receive a text, then I can't read it. Sometimes people don't receive my texts, other times they come in with blanks in them. I've never had this problem with Cingular before, but it's an issue with this phone.
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 19th Jun 2008
Love this phone hard wearing loud loads of memory. My one ive had for 18mnths and is on its way out but i am buying another.
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Reviewed by dillain from UK on 17th Jun 2008
summed up in a nutshell? exsquisite
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Reviewed by gaz from UK on 15th Jun 2008
Its been a very reliable phone. it has gd memory, great music facilities bt the camera, wel it sucks, i don't know if this is possible but the picture quality has gone down hill since i first got it... I can't complain though it has served me well but i'm not hesitating to get a new one after the 2 years we've spent together - no offense w300i!
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Reviewed by Kate from UK on 7th Jun 2008
It is a great phone but sometimes when you have downloaded something e.g songs from bluetooth or from cd to phone you turn on your phone and its not on your phone so you have to wack it a few times and maybe the songs might appear. Also occasionally the phone might freeze up so your stuck. Plus the back is hard to open. But once you have got the hang of the controls and all your songs have appeared it is a great phone the highlight is the mp3 it is really cool
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Reviewed by Harikesh from UK on 5th Jun 2008
its excellent
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Reviewed by craig thompson from UK on 5th Jun 2008
very very good phone
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Reviewed by jd sweat from UK on 5th Jun 2008
the phone in my opinion is just the best although it is a bit heavy but everyhting works. another good quality fone 4rm sony ericson
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Reviewed by Alan from UK on 3rd Jun 2008
I've just bought this mobile at polish shop and after about 4 months it's broken. Both screens and phone are unavailable to normally use. I must wait 2 weeks. But it's very good phone to Internet, pictures, MUSIC, calling, and SMS-ing.
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Reviewed by abi from UK on 1st Jun 2008
The Sony Ericsson w300i is perfect for you if you only use your phone to play music, as it has a brilliant walkman mp3. It can have as much memory as you like as you can as it has a memory card slot. These are all good points but this phone is not a dream if you like to take pictures. The Sony Ericsson w300icamera has a very poor quality and this is the main reason i would not recommend it.
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Reviewed by Delekes from UK on 26th May 2008
this phone is horrible u might as well buy a cheap phone for like 30 bucks and get a cheap mp3 player.
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Reviewed by leahla from UK on 26th May 2008
i have this phone and its hard to explain..see it has okish camra good battery life good space but its not the prettiest but then again u can alwase buy a phone cover (thats what i did) i was expecting so much more from it..its really small and not great recording unless you get it off mp3..just dont over charge it..you can get really bored of it!
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Reviewed by Ed Vicker from UK on 21st May 2008
I got this phone 6 months ago when I got a message: SERIOUS ERROR: CALL CONTACT CENTER and then the white screen of death. I have had a dozen or so cell phones over the years. My big walky talky motorola phone worked better that this phone. The buttons on this thing are hard to push unless you have a long fingernail and I don't want to walk around with a long index fingernail, looks bad, you know? The volume isn't loud enough unless you use the headphones. And why can't sell phone companies use the standard 3.5 mm jacks like mp3 players. I hate to admit it but my ipod works way better than the mp3 player on this thing. Don't buy this phone or you may regret it.
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Reviewed by Shamel From Sri Lanka from UK on 18th May 2008
It's good. I like that. but the thing is camera is not god
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Reviewed by Karolina from UK on 17th May 2008
I have had this phone for 2 years now and I'm quite satisified with it. The battery life is ok, though I don't speak very much. It lasts approximtely one week. A big drawback is that people whom I talk to have problems hearing me. I have to repeat everything I say and almost scream into the phone and keep the microphone really close to my mouth. Therefore, I usually use the handsfree speaker or the headphones, and interestingly enough, people hear me much better then. Two other drawbacks are the small display and the poor quality of the camera. But since I don't use my phone for taking pictures it's not a problem. The cable is also very handy for transferring music. All in all, I think the phone is well worth the money.
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Reviewed by Frustrated from UK on 14th May 2008
If you are thinking about buying this phone, dont!! I will tell you about the white screen of death, it basically renders the phone useless as it is not possible to see texts, incoming calls, or anything that requires the use of a properly working screen. Its not just a blurry screen it is 100% white, and my phone started this nonsense 2 weeks after the warranty expired, sony you ought to be more responsible for you products and step up your consumer relations by replacing these junk phones. This is a defect that has been responsible for the demise of thousands perhaps millions of your phones worldwide, not only am i wasting my money buying sony products i am also wasting valuable resources that end up causing more problems for this planet. Step your game up Sony, either you start making quality products or you ought to extend your warranties until you can do so!! So frustrated with your greedy and unethical ways, im pissed! On that note consumers beware of this phone and perhaps sony products alltogether, this is the last time i purchase anything Sony.
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Reviewed by elise from UK on 12th May 2008
I have had this phone 1 year and 5 months and for me it has been perfect, no problems at all. Sometimes the camera quality can annoy me as it is not that good, but it does have very good memory for music, photos, videos etc. I am only getting a new phone soon because I have seen a new one that I really like, but that is the only reason. In my opinion it is a VERY reliable phone and I love it and would DEFINATELY recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good memory, reliable phone. LOVE IT!!!xx
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Reviewed by coltyn safford from UK on 7th May 2008
after you have this phone for a while,a white screen will appear and stay there for a while....then after about an hour it will let you see the screen....but other than that this phone was cool....
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Reviewed by will from UK on 29th Apr 2008
best bye ever 100% good
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Reviewed by manu rule from UK on 28th Apr 2008
this fones a masing!!!!!
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Reviewed by Mollz from UK on 26th Apr 2008
What a brill phone. Godo storage, music, music sound quality, gaming, nice features, easy to use, i love the buttons, if in good light good camera. Wow..go and buy it! Its dirt cheap.
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Reviewed by Doug from UK on 25th Apr 2008
This phone looks nice but a few months after warranty expires, White screen of Death!! Now what?? The thing does not work, except every 50 times you open the thing and then it dies again. Sony should recall the things like a responsible manufacturer would do to support happy customers. Hopefully Someone from SONY actually will read this. Let me write the notice for you. Attention all valued Sony W300i customers! Bring your "White Screen of Death! phone into your nearest Sony store and we will be more than happy to replace it FREE OF CHARGE!! We value your continued business. Thankyou. Respectfully Sony Warranty Claims Manager. I will keep a watch for your AD to redeem your poor business ethics. Signed Disappointed.
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Reviewed by michael from UK on 24th Apr 2008
i think this phone has a bad camera but very good features a very good fone! id advise it
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 23rd Apr 2008
I have had this phone for exactly 1 year. I hate it!!! Two major things... First off the friggin buttons! What knothead designed this stupid thing, too close together. The other thing is the flip screen is coming loose, and feels like it is ready to fall off. The final kicker to replace it, was the screen went totally white and the phone is completely useless other than being able to recieve calls. can you say JUNK!!!!!
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Reviewed by Andrew Walter from UK on 22nd Apr 2008
This phone works well for all of a month (funny enough thats when the warranty dies on it too). From then on its twitchy as all hell. I used to have the original razr when it first came out... that was rediculously twitchy. This is worse. I open the phone to answer a call, and yet it still vibrates 2 or 3 more times and the phone doesnt connect until it is done vibrating. With other phones you do have to turn them off and on every few days to refresh your signal to your carrier, this one needs it every day and sometimes TWICE a day! It does hold up well to punishment (day to day wear, nothing kooky). If you download a ringtone or music file onto your computer and then transfer the file to the phone it will not allow you to use the file as a ringtone. It will not use mp3's as ringtones! WTF? Decent battery time when I bought it, now it survives 2 maybe 3 days and it needs to recharge... altho recharge time is quick! Bluetooth works great on this phone, very easy to u se, browser isnt bad. All in all, if you're given a choice, don't go for this phone. Its garbage.
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Reviewed by iammattya from UK on 20th Apr 2008
this is the best phone i have ever had lol ive not had a single problem with it and ive had it 2 years so if youre looking for a good walkman clamshell phone BUY THIS ONE I RECOMEND IT!!!
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Reviewed by j richard swift from UK on 14th Apr 2008
when i went on the sony ericsson w300i i loved it i went on games,walkman & the lot it was fantastic!
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