Sony Ericsson W760i Review
In a nutshell: The W760i is a music phone, with the bonus of
GPS satellite navigation. It also has a lot of fun features like SensMe
(plays music that matches your mood), Shake Control and Wii-style games.
The camera isn't that great, but the other features are good. However,
it's another Sony Ericsson lemon: the list of problems including freezing,
shutting down and dropping calls. Available in a choice of colours:
Fancy Red, Intense Black & Rocky Silver.
Review: July 2008. Last updated october 2008.
The Sony Ericsson W760i is an interesting phone. It's a Walkman phone,
and has a new style of stereo speakers mounted on the front, for playing
your music loud, plus loads of music-related features. Yet it also comes
with GPS satellite navigation and Google Maps. It's also quite a physical
phone. Shake the phone to play the next song. Tilt the phone Wii-style
to play games. It's a curious combination and perhaps this explains
why few are appearing in the shops.
Let's describe what the phone does well. It does music well. Really,
Sony Ericsson have packed every music-related feature that they have
into this phone. It has the latest generation of Walkman player, with
features such as album art and SensMe (automatically creates playlists
based on your mood.) It has MegaBass (does what the same suggests),
TrackID (finds out the name & artist of a track), PlayNow (music
download service), and Shake Control so that you can change tracks with
a flick of the wrist (cool if not exactly life-changing.) It has only
40 Mbytes built-in memory, which is enough for around 10 MP3's, but
you can expand this to 1 GB with a Memory Stick Micro card. There's
a built-in Fm radio too. The W760i uses stereo widening, coupled with
front mounted speakers to give good sound reproduction. You can listen
on conventional headphones or a wireless Bluetooth headset.
So it clearly does music well. There's also a camera, which is of limited
quality, being 3.2 megapixels with no autofocus or flash. And the surprise
bonus feature of GPS navigation. We don't know exactly why SE have included
this feature in a phone that is so obviously music-orientated. But we're
not complaining! You can use the GPS to navigate around town, using
Google Maps or Wayfinder Navigation to show you the way. With GPS also
present on the C702 mid-range Cyber-Shot
phone too, it looks like 2008 will be the year when GPS becomes
commonplace on mobiles. And a good thing too!
So we're left slightly puzzled at the combination of features that
the W760i includes. It's great for music, with an average-ish camera,
but with GPS included. Battery life seems to be good, especially if
you switch to 2G. Physically the phone looks good, with a better keypad
than many recent Sony Ericssons. Some people are complaining that their
W760i didn't include mapping software, so SE need to sort that issue
out pretty quickly. But the big problem with the W760i is its appalling
reliability. It regularly freezes, shuts itself down or drops calls.
The alarm seems to never work. The menus are slow. Basically, despite
all the lovely features and the good looks, we urge you not to buy this
phone. Consider the Sony Ericsson C702,
which also has GPS but a better camera, or if you want a Walkman phone,
try the new Sony Ericsson W595.
Features of the Sony Ericsson W760i include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with 3.2x digital zoom
- Video camera / video calling (limited)
- 3D Java games
- Display: 262,144-colour TFT LCD, 240 x 320 colours
- Music player (Walkman 2.0) with SensMe & shake control
- FM radio
- Polyphonic ringtones & music tones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
- 3D Java games
- Animated wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Flight mode
- Memory: 40 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro support (up to 1
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB mass storage, infrared
- Internet: WAP, EDGE, HSDPA
- Web browser, RSS feeds, picture blogging
- Vibration alert
- Size: 103 x 48 x 15 mm
- Weight: 103g
- Quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) plus 3G
- Talktime: 4 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 350 hours (3G) - 400 hours (2G)
Sony Ericsson W760i User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by SHARAFUDEEN from SAUDI on 4th Jan
I AM HAVING PROBLEM WITH THIS W760i, MY PHONE IS ALWAYS SHUTTING DOWN
AND NOT CONNECTING THE NETWORK. ONCE TRYING TO CALL OR RECEIVING A CALL
THE MOBILE GOING SHUT DOWN. ALTHOUGH WITHOUT SIM THE DEMO MODE IS WORKIGN
PERFECTLY. I ALREADY UPDATE THE LATEST SOFTWARE. I WOULD LIKE TO SOME
HELP TO SOLVING MY PROBLEM. MY EMAIL ADDRESS is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewed by Samuel Tuni from Ghana on 12th Dec
I love sony ericsson w760i becus whenever i make call i hear it clear
n the browsing is fast and i also like the editing of the pictures in
phone.thank u.God bless u to give u knowlegde to bring out best then
this.............U can visit me on facebook (samuel tuni) good bye
Reviewed by nick from england on 18th Jan 2009
hey. please dont make the same mistake as i did. i read a few negative
reviews before buying the w760i but my heart ruled my head and i went
for it anyway. CAMERA? waste of time. rubbish quality no matter what
settings you use. no flash or light so unless u tape a tourch to your
fone then i would'nt bother. MUSIC? is not bad i suppose but if i was
looking for just music then ide buy an mp3 player for HALF the price
and TWICE the quality. to top it all off there are a lot of ISSUSES
with the fone . unexpected random restarting of the fone, very slow
menu switching, freezing up, ending of calls. PLEASE BE ADVISED! @#%*@%$!@*&%!!!!
Reviewed by emma from roydes on 15th Jan 2009
it is an exellent phone other than the non focusable camera unless it
is switched to a vga camera:(
Reviewed by Charlene from Ireland on 10th Jan
Phones is greatt :) nevaa get bored and music quality is GREAT !! Best
Evaa.. real trendy too :D
Reviewed by Abdullah from UNITED KINGDOM on 8th
mine workin great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by redstar from hampshire on 8th Jan
this phone is rubbish,the list of problems i have had with this phone
is stupid.not worth having
Reviewed by Dre from Trinidad on 7th Jan 2009
Cool phone, initially had problems but after a software upgrade everything
Reviewed by extremexunyi from singapore on 7th
It's really great, I never had the dropping of calls problem ever. But
lag is a very distinct problem; if you're not patient enough to wait
for loads (even for menus) do not get this phone. Other than that, it's
a pretty sweet phone.
Reviewed by lucy from usa on 6th Jan 2009
the phone is always breaking. i have non stop promblems do not by this
phone its a waste of your time
Reviewed by asma from west midlands on 3rd Jan
i have had the w760i for the past 6 months & the phone is excellent,
you can never get bored of it!!!!
Reviewed by Tash from London on 2nd Jan 2009
Rubbish. On my second sony erriscon w760i now, had the first for 7 days
then crashed and the phone speakers for calling & music and the microphone
completely stopped working. So i took it back and got an exchange, got
it home put it on charge and it wont turn on, had it for about 3 hours
and it's already broken. Will take it back and get my money back now!
Never going to get a SE phone again.
Reviewed by Gavin from Bournemouth on 1st Jan
This is a fantastic phone. Yes I had a small software glitch at first
but sorted it out by getting SE updating software to overwrite the software.
The geotagging works great and outdoor photos look good for the phone.
I got my W760i on O2 and as standard O2 has removed Google Maps and
Wayfinder but these can easily be got from SE or Google but I have found
2 great GPS apps MGMaps and Trekbuddy both work great with the phone.
Reviewed by kyle from california on 31st Dec 2008
i like this phone some problems but which phone doesn't, i'm puzzled
about the red light that came on one day on the back of the phone does
anyone know what it means
Reviewed by matt from england on 27th Dec 2008
i got mine as a xmas pressie and i can not use my gps wayfinder it says
in the book that you ccan use it straight away. anyone with the same
problem if so how do download the software
Reviewed by venkatesh from india on 26th Dec 2008
Phone looks good. Tracker facility is also good. Walman Excellet...
but only thing is about camera.. no auto focus, no flash.....
Reviewed by ubuntubwoy from uk on 23rd Dec 2008
I'm puzzled, I've had this phone for a few weeks now and I've had no
problems with it at all - the phone ROCKS!
Reviewed by Alexis from ARGENTINA on 22nd Dec
I love this phone! It's best I've ever had.
Reviewed by Sana from Bahrain on 20th Dec 2008
I got this phone about 5 months back as a birthday present but I have
the same problem with it. Its keeps on freezing and switches off in
between phone calls which is so frustrating and annoying sometimes.
The alarm system too is not much reliable. But lately i have this other
problem i kept my phone for charging but when i removed the charger
the charging socket came out with as well although i didn't pull it
hard or took it out in an unpleasant manner.
Reviewed by Gay from UK on 17th Dec 2008
I am most upset!! I have lost everything on phone - all my music, photos
etc. Last few days real problems with it not working at all - and now
lost everything apart from standard settings!!! I am most upset because
I had a photo on it of my best friend from a couple of years ago (which
I keep transferring from phone to phone) and now its gone - my friend
had heart attack last feb and is now severely brain damaged so the photo
meant a lot to me - last one of both of us together!!! I've had problems
with the phone freezing and cutting off in the past but just thought
it was one of those things - can't believe I'm in a 18 month contract
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 16th Dec 2008
It is awful. I have had it repaired and have had it back 3 days and
it is already doing everything wrong that it used to. I have nearly
missed lectures because of the alarm. All together a very disappointing
Reviewed by Sharon from US on 16th Dec 2008
Battery life stinks, softare lag and no signal unless you turn it off
and back on again. Right button and # both do not work after 2.5mnths.
It turns off randomly and does not turn on unless you plug it the charger
to turn it on. People are always asking why I never answer the phone
and when I do, the other people cut off and on randomly and I have to
keep asking them to repeat. This is the first SE phone Ive had and it's
also the first phone I'll have to replace in less than 4yrs (3mnts life
span on a 300$ phone is aweful. I will give a 1 star because of FM radio
and music clarity. Otherwise 0 star.
Reviewed by Naybelline from UK on 14th Dec 2008
As the guy (Reviewed by Bboy Rez) said below if you update your phone
via the link on the Sony Ericsson's website it solves your lagging problems
with the W760i, I've just done mine and it's worked.
Reviewed by Phil from Canada on 11th Dec 2008
This phone is great, I got it 3 weeks ago in Canada and havent been
let down at all. I read the reviews on this website and, so far, none
of them are true. The battery life is outstanding, the camera isnt the
highest quality 3.2 mgpxl but it does a fairly good job. The walkman
application is also very very good. 5/5
Reviewed by Nicholas from Britain on 10th Dec
This phone hasn't frozen, cut off or had any battery problems for me.
Sound quality is excellent. The viewpoints expressed on here seem very
Reviewed by kimmy from england on 8th Dec 2008
I got this phone as an upgrade on orange and have never been so dissapointed
with a sony ericsson in my life. They try so hard to incorporate cool
new features that all the features that you take for granted in a phone
end up lacking- the phone kept freezing, battery life sucked and when
talking to people the phone would randomely cut them off!! Sound quality
was rubbish and although the camera wasnt too bad, theres still no flash!!
for a high end market phone, i think someone would could do much better
by getting a nokia or something. Ive now bought the nokia 5310 comes
with music and love that. Majorly dissapointed.
Reviewed by Iain from UK on 7th Dec 2008
Had this phone a week and had to send it back to O2 as it has a few
glaring faults. First off battery, on standby it was loosing half its
charge in just over 24 hours. Second, the phone kept unlocking itself
in my pocket and then access the internet without my knowledge. Lastly,
accepting incoming calls was a joke, phone would ring and as soon as
I took it out the cover the "busy tone sent" would be displayed so I
had to phone the person back. Happened 3 times in one day. The good
points, screen is clear and easy to read and watch videos. Menus easy
to navigate. Walkman feature is great and sound quality (with good earbuds)
is excellent. I would have kept this phone but the faults I listed above
just made it unusable for me. Gone back to my Samsung E250 until I can
negotiate a replacement, at least the E250 behaves!
Reviewed by RikiiLarrd from Jaimaica on 5th Dec
Absolutley Amzin! I Was Bought This For an Early X-Mas Present. I Luv
It! The Camera is good & The Sound Quality Is Brilliant! I Uprgraded
from the Samsung E370 I Dropped It & The Screen Completely Smashed.
Buy This Fone NOW!
Reviewed by GEN! from UK! on 5th Dec 2008
I've had this phone for three months and I am NOT IMPRESSED, at first
I thought it was going to be perfect, I loved Sony Ericsson phones so
this was my first choice because it was one of the only two available
for upgrade on my contract. It sounded good to me I chose it for the
GPS, Web 'n' Walk facility and the design - I still think it's one of
the prettiest phones around. Anyway, the problems started with the making
and receiving calls function acting temperamental - sometimes it just
wouldnt work...thats not really what I'm looking for in a PHONE! Then,
it decided that when it was in the mood to allow me being on the phone
it would just cut out in the middle of a convo so the person at the
other end could hear me but I couldn't hear them....great. I couldn't
be bothered to take it back to T-Mobile though because sometimes it
would work fine and we'd be friends again, and if I took it back in
that state I'd have no proof of it being a willy, now it's decided I'm
too good for it and it just won't turn on any more so I have to take
it back to t-mobley :(:@:@:@:@...in the meantime I'm using old faithful....Samsung
D900 yumm. To sum up....DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ronaldo.rooney.tevez from Singapore on
5th Dec 2008
this phone.. it looks nice, and the battery life is quite good too,
i suppose. but this phone turns off on its own without warning in the
middle of a call or a song. also, the phone's port (at the side) got
spoilt (dont know how) after a month, so now, i cannot use the headset,
use the Media Manager or even charge my phone.. Perhaps buying the SE
C905 would be a much better choice.
Reviewed by noelle from uk on 4th Dec 2008
I rate this mobile, its the second time I need change this mobile for
another (the same model), I rad good look because I have security. the
first time the mobile stopped worked the camera and the walk man, and
now stop work the alarm. so is rubbish
Reviewed by Zeee da G from England on 30th Nov
omg ive had this phone for 3 months and all i can say is STAY AWAY FROM
THIS RUBBISH no flash keeps freezing poor software songs stop randomly
keys wear out/rub off! it looks so tacky evn tho ive only had it a few
months! totally rubbish! shame on u SE
Reviewed by Daffy from Wales =) on 26th Nov 2008
had this phone for months, fantastic phone, jsut a shame about the functionality.
Quite a cheap buid aswel if you ask me! im a huge texter, and the keypad
caved in! Now im a phone salesman, and that shouldnt happen, well not
after a few months of use anyways! The phone has a constant liking of
freezing during phone calls (allways a min. of 5 seconds, max. 25 seconds
:O)! The other end can hear me, i just cant hear them! I also find the
media section is very slow indeed. Am about to try a software update
as i know this solves most common problems... (excpet the SEM W910i,
or the shocking K850i!!!!!) Other than the paint scratched on the back
where the slide action has worn it off, and the above problems.... what
a hot phone! haha! i do love it, its a fab phone, i would recommend
anyone to have it, but then again i wouldnt, because there are alot
better phones on the market now without these problems such as the fantastic
W595, or C902 or even better, the most definatly fantastic C905!
Reviewed by K D from UK on 25th Nov 2008
I have this phone and it is amazing to say the least!! Although the
media/walkman can be slow occasionally, the rest of the phone functions
brilliantly. The accelerometer is used effectively in the media/walkman
section and when viewing pictures, it magnifies the image when turned
landscape. The phone is fairly light and has a sexy design. The only
downside would be that the speakers aren't exactly loud. It is a great
phone and is definitely worth purchasing However it is advisable that
you buy a memory card with the phone as the internal memory is quite
Reviewed by Bboy Rez from Singapore on 25th Nov
Guys! Guys! If you're having trouble with your phone like I used to
have, go to this website & download the update.
After the update is done, it'll be the best phone u ever had.
Reviewed by dev from united states on 24th Nov
havent had any problems with this phone, works perfect with me
Reviewed by Rahul Mundada from India on 24th Nov
I bought this phone 2 months ago and it had problem of automatically
switching off.i upgraded the software in the service centre & then no
problems at all. Its the best phone.it rocks.the 3d surround touches
the soul!display is wonderful.new generation gaming.camera is good considering
the walkman series.the only drawback is you cannot equalize ur music
without the headphones.its stylish. Overall its an excellent buy.
Reviewed by APPLES from TRINIDAD on 21st Nov 2008
THE SONY ERICSSON W760I IS THE WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER TRIED IT CUTS
OFF IT FREEZES AND IT DROPS CALL.
Reviewed by Gerard from Netherlands on 9th Nov
Have bought my SE W760i a week ago. Great phone. No crashed or hangups
so far. Only thing was it wouldn't play songs using the walkman function,
fixed that by updating the phone software. I think mine is somehow strangely
malfunctioning with it's builtin speakers. I seem only to get sound
out of the left speaker. And yes the camers should have had a LED or
a flash function. Shake control works great when using the phone as
a MP3 player with the headset, tho I'll be getting myself a stereo bluetooth
headset with all the controls just to get rid of the wires. Google Maps
works great but i never used wayfinder as I have a PND with iGo8 wich
I like better than every other navigation software used before. (5/5
if both speakers worked, maybe I'll have it fixed soon)
Reviewed by GP from UK on 8th Nov 2008
Faulty phone? A software update may solve it. Just type the above in
to google and select the first link to the Sony Ericsson site
Reviewed by fazioCY from cyprus on 7th Nov 2008
the phone is a total disaster!!! bout mine a couple of month ago..never
been soooo disappointed wit ANY other sony ericsson.It freezes, turns
off, stops in the middle of the songs, dsnt always rotate..to make a
long story short..i would advice u NOT to buy it..!!
Reviewed by Jacob from USA on 7th Nov 2008
NEVER froze on me or restarted, excellent phone.
Reviewed by steph from hertfordshire on 6th Nov
This is a great phone. I got it for my birthday from my dad, and have
not had any trouble with it. The only thing is, i can't work out how
to activate the shake onit. I would definitley reccomend this phone
to someone who was looking to buy it. The music players great, along
with the camera and games.
Reviewed by Jo Pay from UK on 5th Nov 2008
I loved my phone to start with, but now it is annoying me half to death.
It does the whole freezing, switching on and off, inactive SIM, alarm
works...Sometimes, when listening to music it skips or freezes. Battery
life isn't too great either I've found. The radio is ok, when it's not
updating the frequency every 2 seconds. Over all, it's not the same
quality of my previous SE's, and I can't wait to upgrade to something
a lot better!!
Reviewed by Josh from Australia on 4th Nov 2008
This is a great phone and for the people having problems with it freezing
you need to get the new software because ming never frezzes.
Reviewed by Jimmy from Ireland on 4th Nov 2008
Bought this phone after reading some glowing reviews. Initially great.
Excellent internet access and games. However within 2 months started
freezing randomly and switching off. Like another reviewer my alarm
began not working leading to some major traffic issues. The socket for
charging and attaching headphones then went. Major disappointment after
some great sony phones. Having to revert to the old reliable nokia!!
Reviewed by Katie from England on 2nd Nov 2008
This is the worst phone i've ever had! Have had sony ericssons for a
while and whilst k800i was brilliant this could bever live up to the
same standard. It has no flash although when it is clear the camera
is outstanding and freezes and goes blank when you slide it up or down
cuts out on you...seriously recommend do not buy!!!
Reviewed by MYNDE from LIETUVA on 2nd Nov 2008
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 1st Nov 2008
Great phone, had it for a month its got no major problems apart from
the menu which comes up slowly, and the GPS is quite tricky to work
for some reason no maps come up on myne however it looks great and is
a reasonable phone.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 1st Nov 2008
This is by far the worse phone I have ever had! Constantly disconnecting
bluetooth in the middle of important calls, freezing and turning off.
Currently waiting for o2 to send replacement, but if new one is as poor
will change to nokia.
Reviewed by jan from UK on 27th Oct 2008
This phone has no flash, so when you want to take pictures in a darker
setting, nothing will show up.
Reviewed by Lilly from UK on 27th Oct 2008
DO NOT BUY this phone, unless you enjoy it freezing and turning its
self off, about 10 times a day. Everytime i am on the phone, it randomly
turns its self off, even when it is fully charged. I ve taken mine back
to O2 three times now. It is a waste of £180.00, i am now going to buy
Reviewed by 'Lou from England on 20th Oct 2008
Have had this phone for about a month now, it freezes about 10-15 times
a day and takes a good 25 seconds to unfreeze itself- very annoying.
We rang u the o2 shop and they suggested downloading the 'new' software
off of the sony erricson website -BIG MISTAKE! Other than making completely
no difference to the freezing, you are left with a completely wiped
out phone until you send it back. NOT WORTH THE MONEY- You can get such
better phones for a lot cheaper and BETTER than this one- AVOID IT AND
GO FOR A SAMSUNG- BETTER CAMERAS- AND SOO MUCH MORE RELIABLE. X
Reviewed by craig from corby on 20th Oct 2008
do the update from sony website, its free and very easy, the result
is a brand new phone, its great!!!
Reviewed by Alan from Trinidad & Tobago on 20th
Bought this phone 4days ago really amazing phone since my last Sony
which was a w200i, for those experiencing the shut down, the phone turns
off to save power....yes...bad feature but this setting can be changed.havent
had any problems with the phone thus far, i was amazed that the google
maps actually detail the Caribbean which was a nce surprise. Tends to
look kind of weird when using the "shake" feature to switch tracks and
stuff specially when ur in public. The games are awesome especially
the guitar game. i give it 4 stars because it is a little chunky in
Reviewed by Prakrit dhakal from Nepal on 18th
I purchase a Sony ericsson w760i.1month latter shown charging problem.
Reviewed by Tomej from UK on 15th Oct 2008
Never has a SE as wasn't sure about them, this certainly changed my
mind. Upgrated from Samgung D600e, the SE W670 has superb audio options
and is a great Ipod replacement. Camera isn't bad but lighting can be
an issue as no flash. The movement thingy is a great gimic and if your
young and like games then you'll love this feature.
Reviewed by Erica from UK on 14th Oct 2008
One of the worst phones i have ever had! Kept freezing when writing
a text message or when scrolling through the menu's. Kept turning itself
on and off, when having a conversation, it kept cutting the other person
off (they could hear me but i couldnt hear them and finally the alarm
WOULD NEVER WORK!!! 3 Occasions i got in trouble in work for being late
due to this!!!
Reviewed by lee from uk on 13th Oct 2008
like many, i have had problems with the SE 760i, the phone would switch
itself off and i couldent get it back on again. the backlight's on the
screen and keypad would light up but other than that the phone would
not work. i downloaded the update tool on the SE website and plugged
my phone into the usb port and ran the set up (which is a step by step)
and it seems to be working fine (for now) dont know if this is any help
to anyone but it's worth a try :)
Reviewed by luke from poland/ireland on 12th Oct
slight movment for the spring control. People here saying their having
issues with it freezing up and shutting down . the phone shuts down
to rebooth to resolve the issue its self.The phone will flash a error
code if it detects a problem. In nearly all case its the user who messes
up the phone. use the applications correct and you will have no problems.
If its a factory fault Get it sent to a repair center its free if you
have it under a year.
Reviewed by Alistair Munro from Scotland on 10th
Well what can one say. I have been shopping around for a new phone recently.
Started with the 910i, but found the sliding mech a bit fiddly. Then
tried a Samsung G600, messaging tones are awful. After much ado i thought
i would go for this one. A great phone! Ergonomically designed well,
feels good in the Hand. The camera is very good and once your pictures
are stored in the album then you have a nice slide show. The sliding
mech is good due to the slight bar for your thumb.The layout of the
menu is easy and straight forward. But best of all is no doubt the music
player, giving you a lovely sound. Calls are fine compared to other
phones.This mobile looks the part, and does what it is supposed to do.I
am very pleased to have purchased this phone and it is one that i would
Reviewed by beth from england on 9th Oct 2008
great phone always liked sony ericsons but this is amazing
Reviewed by gravs from phil on 3rd Oct 2008
hi to all se users. i just bought my se w760 3 weeks ago, over-all it's
a good phone, on the music side it's really great. in fact it exceeds
my expectation regarding on the delivery of sound, it makes my ipod
touch straight to the trash can! however, the camera is i considered
it very bad! no auto focus!, blurry this makes it really frustrating
to use. the camera compared to my previous phones the k800,k750, and
even my w810 surpass the quality of pic taken. there's one thing i love
in this phone though, it is flash 2.0 enabled this makes me use and
my customised wallpaper i created in adobe flash cs3. you can request
me sample flash wallpaper, email me at "email@example.com"
Reviewed by Jermaine from UK on 30th Sep 2008
I have just replace my phone today for a new w760i , i think there will
be a few faults with them becuase they are brand new. Hopefully a software
update will fix these problems such as turning off, freezing, sound
cutting out on walkman and voics calls. Apart from that its a great
phone and the only let down is the camera with no flash/light. But you
get brilliant pictures in the day light.
Reviewed by rob from wigan uk on 29th Sep 2008
Excellant phone! a good 3.2 MP camera but would be better with a led/flash.
Only problem i have with the phone is it is not veary loud compared
to other mobiles,still a good speaker 5/5 if louder!
Reviewed by Piers from UK on 28th Sep 2008
This phone yeah is bad its sik best phone out blud buy dis
Reviewed by Tee from UK on 25th Sep 2008
the worst phone i've ever had. walkman stuttered, phone restarts randomely,
slow, poor signal. do not buy!
Reviewed by Arianne Ruivivar from Phil on 24th
This phone is quite good,camera is a bit bad but generaly ok, altough
i prefered the W580i but i have not had it long so...
Reviewed by jack from uk on 21st Sep 2008
ive had this fone 4 2 months and had 3 different handsets! they all
turn themselves off, freeze, skip thru music, the screen pixilates,buttons
feel tacky, other software like docking speakers/headfones don't allways
work thru it, didn't cum with google maps or wayfinder navigater this
fone is rubish DO NOT BUY IT
Reviewed by Jo from London on 20th Sep 2008
Having been very impressed with the reliability and usability of the
SE W810i, I upgraded to this phone, wanting to stay with what I thought
was a good and reliable make (SE). How wrong I was. From the word go,
this phone has been unreliable - turning itself during conversations
with people or freezing - highly embarassing when you're on the phone
to potential employers!! I text quite fast, but this was not a problem
with my W810i; the W760i however freezes on a regular basis. I am now
sending it back after it refusing to turn itself on, even though I have
charged it fully, and looked after it really well since I first got
it. Although it is a lovely looking phone (I have the silver one) and
has tonnes of memory, I have now lost all my texts, numbers and photos
due to the fact the stupid thing refuses to turn on - even when I have
treated it wih kid gloves. Steer well clear would be my advice!
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 19th Sep 2008
Had this phone for all of 2 days, love all the features only let down
on features side is that there is no flash. PROBLEMS!! First of all
the top lights just under the screen started pulsating frantically for
no reason,then stopped.... no biggy. Then on the second day the vibrations
and speakers stopped working. I received a call but could not hear a
thing and the ringtone did not go off. So turned it on and off which
seemed to fix this. Then, this evening i had jus finished a call closed
the fone and the screen when very dark and flickered, eventually when
pitch black. Two days! and this many problems, not happy SE.
Reviewed by ryan mac from antrim, ni on 19th Sep
what can i say, not well pleased. Frezzes and goes blank few times a
day. Battery life is woeful, full charge every evening and tahts not
with heavy use. Phone can be very slow when going through menus. As
said before alarm is not dependable.Thats only the main problems i could
go on but don't want sound like richard meddly.It feels very flimbsy
and low quality also, im sorry i ever changed.
Reviewed by Kathy Turner from UK on 17th Sep 2008
I just can't fathom how they reckon that the battery life is 350-400
standby hours and 4-9 hours talk time. If i get 1 hour talk time out
of it, i'd be surprised. I took off GPS and it's still useless. I'm
seriously thinking of going back to my old phone - that one doesn't
need charging every day.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 9th Sep 2008
ive just got this phone its great, enione tht says its not it is and
it takes an 8gb card as im using one now and its fine, all the functions
are amazing and work perfectly the phone wualits is good and the battery
life is awsome lasts for ever and also looks slick lol, fast menu's
and no crashing or white screens etc 100% perfect reccomend buy if you
like walkman phones as i do ive had 3 and this is the best so far, speakers
are also v.good and are very loud and clear no rattling or crackling
Reviewed by iqbal from england on 4th Sep 2008
this phone is too sick everyone should buy it.thats what i think
Reviewed by Roy from Philippines on 3rd Sep 2008
Good Walkman phone BUT: 1. No 3.5 mm headphone jack. 2. Use of proprietary
expensive M@ card. 3. Inconvenient jack placed at side. These horrible
oversights are all addressed by the Nokia 5320.
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 1st Sep 2008
Upgraded last Thursday from a W850i to this phone, on O2. My first impressions
are essentially that I still prefer the W850, which was one of the best,
if not the best, phone I have every had. The W760 still has battery
but will need charging this evening, what with setting it up and what
not that's probably about right, so similar to my W850. It's a nice
size and weight and feels for the most part sturdy enough to take the
punishment that my phone will undoubtedly get (except for the speakers,but
more in that in a second). The menus are animated more for a nicer look
about the phone, but this slows down it's operation, if you know what
your doing, and press the buttons to do it, the screen can take a while
to catch up, which is annoying. The sound out of the speakers is crisp,
and loud enough for a good ring when at full volume or to play music
to yourself. The positioning of them is whilst asthetically nice, eventually
problematic. The red and green call buttons are in the middle of them
and that is the only part of the phone that does look week, I wonder
how they will have fared in 8 months time. I like the 'legacy' effect,
having had 4 SE phones prior to this one, the familiar interface is
pleasing, although I don't see the need for red and green call buttons,
and give me my return arrow back, has been dropped and is now one of
the soft keys which changes operation depending on what you are doing.
Speaking of the two soft keys you cannot change their function on the
main screen, you are stuck with media and a network dependant button
(O2 in my case), which is disappointing. One thing I noticed from setting
it up is that their is an option to make the slide more 'active' as
I know that many people found that odd, that the W850 slide did not
automatically stop everything and go into standby, I like it 'inactive'
like this, but you can change it. The camera is functional, but I don't
use it often, occasional drunk shots at night, so shouuld be fine, if
you want a proper camera phone this isn't it. The lack of light I find
really irritating too. Oh and on O2 the google maps facility has been
taken off, so not sure how the GPS works without it, be warned Overall
4 stars, it's good, but could be better
Reviewed by lesley from england on 1st Sep 2008
phone looks nice and worked well for about erm 1 month keeps frezzing,
turning its self on and off the alarms never go off i hardly have any
signal.. if im inside a house i have no signal, very hard to hear people
when on the phone oh and the screen just stoped working today but all
the keys still light up
Reviewed by Alex from England on 28th Aug 2008
This phone is quite good,camera is a bit bad but generaly ok, altough
i prefered the W580i but i have not had it long so...
Reviewed by smazza from southend uk on 20th Aug
Had problems too. When you set the alarm using the recurrent rule, it
sometimes doesnt go off at all making me late numerous times. Also it
froze alot, through the menus and while using the walkman feature. I
got it replaced but still having the same issues. Give me back my w850i
Reviewed by Lauren from United Kingdom on 18th
this is in reply to the message below, placed by 'becki'. i have had
the exact same problem. ive had the sony ericsson w760i for around 3/4
weeks now and i have already had 3 new handsets, simple because each
1 of them keep saying 'inactive sim' and continueing to switch itself
off. i am not at all happy with it, and plan to change my phone as soon
as possible as the current 1 i have did the same thing as soon as i
got it home, 3days ago. i find that it freezes alot also, and the music
jumps whilst playing. however, other than this the phone is great, its
such a huge let down by the way it performs. Also, where is the camera
flash and the dedicated camera button?!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
18th Aug 2008
Lauren, there is no flash.
Reviewed by becki from uk on 14th Aug 2008
This phone is a massive dissapointment and I'd advise you again getting
it, or any other walkman phone on the market. SE obviously haven't taken
time to check for bugs, just released it as quickly as possible. It
restarts itself very frequently with the message 'inactive sim' when
there is clearly nothing wrong with my simcard. It also gives me the
'emergency calls only' message on the front screen and network coverage
does not return until you turn the phone off and turn it back on. I
had exactly the same problem with a previous phone I had, the w910i.
It is also a walkman phone which leads me to believe that walkman phones
are not competent for usage. I strongly advise you to decide against
getting this phone if you are thinking about it.
Reviewed by !...*R!y@z*...! from Uk ( Nuneaton ) on
6th Aug 2008
Thiz phone is brilll....the best phone i've eva had....man itz gud specially
da tilt for da need 4 speed game....go out an by 1 trust...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ben from UK on 25th Jul 2008
Really good phone but beware if you take it with O2 - they have removed
the google maps software and even if you download it yourself it will
never be able to link with the phones gps signal - instead the mapping
software works with the gprs signal (nearest 1000 m rather than 5 m).
Bit plasticky in feel but the music software is great and very intuitive
with a great sound, which is the main reason why I bought it.
Reviewed by kirsty from kent on 23rd Jul 2008
i ave had this phone for 2 weeks i like it but seem to ave trouble useing
the satnav so if any 1 knows could u tell me please?i dont think it
worth £200pound as the sound is not very loud camera is ok the buttons
fill nice then some other sony ericssons the other thing i dont like
is that when u send a tex it saves it and there aint no settings on
it to change as u can on nokias but other then that the phone is good
but not worth the money
Reviewed by rhonda from USA on 23rd Jul 2008
i am on my third fancy red SE w760i. the phones worked ok but i am so
unsatissfied with the uneven keypad. sony has this alot in most of their
phones. my son has the silver and i bought my friend the black. the
lights on the keypads are very uneven but not so noticable on these
colors because the keypads are dark grey. but the red one has a light
silver keypad and the keys on the right look like the LED lite is missing.
i called sony ericsson since ive been through 3 red phones and all they
could tell me was to buy a phone with a dark keypad and then it will
be easier to see. they said that they just make the lights uneven and
thats it. i love this phone but the keypad makes it look like a cheap
broken piece of junk.
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 20th Jul 2008
Very good phone, very easy to use, feels very strong in build. The accelerometer
along with NFS is my favourate feature, being able to steer the car
by tilting the phone. Their isnt any dedicated camera key, although
just creating a link on your shortcuts menu only takes a few seconds.
The wayfinder application is also pretty cool along with the shake feature.
Great phone... i would seriously recommend
Reviewed by adam from england on 9th Jul 2008
ammazeing phone, really good. but my mate had one and the music was
not very loud, is this me or is it his phone
Reviewed by George Bush from United States of America
on 7th Jul 2008
Oh,how everdivine is this phone. iIt touches my heart and,It will touch
yours. I am sure about it. GO one buy one,let it touch your heart.
Reviewed by adheep from india on 5th Jul 2008
Reviewed by Rachelle from UK on 4th Jul 2008
Feels well made and chunky which is a good thing but where's the camera
flash?? Not worth the RRP without a flash!
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester , UK on 30th
Ive had my W760i a few days now and to me it just seems like its basically
a revised version of the W580i with a couple of new applications added
, the camera useage is abysmal only in portrait i mean whats the point
of having a decend 3.2mp if you cant maximise its use ???? It rings
slightly louder than the W910i but it cannot hold a candle to this phone
, the W760i feels cheap plastic ready to break and the THEMES are totally
aimed at young girls with the bright colours. I love Sony Ericsson mobiles
and am gonna stick with the fantastic albeit quiet W910i for now and
send this mobile back , dependind on what you want a phone for it just
didnt suit my needs , i want a loud ringing SE with a decent camera
and slim but for others this may tick your boxes.....
Reviewed by john from n.ireland on 29th Jun 2008
Iv had this phone for a couple ov days now, it was a replacement for
my samsung u600 and i think its the best phone change iv ever made this
phones in a class ov its own, the best SE iv ever had highly reccomened.
Reviewed by martin d from uk on 29th Jun 2008
previously had a w850i so thought the w760i would be a natural replacement.
where to start? the sound is rubbish from the front stereo speakers,
my old w850i with a single back speaker was louder, when the screen
goes off theres no clock so you have to slide the screen or press a
button to get the time up, when you've had a txt or call that you've
missed their not displayed on the stanby screen as they where on the
w850i,the camera has no dedicated button so you have to go into the
menu to activate it or waste a navigation shortcut key, althought the
camera quality is pretty good it doesn't have a flash or auto focus,
am not happy with the rubbery keys as they dont have a possitive feel
like the w850i's crafted keys, am dissapointed with the google maps
and wayfarer not being installed which is a pain for those of use with
no computor (have wrote this on the works computor)
Reviewed by davidmh from england on 25th Jun 2008
I got this yesterday in replacement for the 890i which I had for two
days and on which I couldn't get a reliable signal. First impressions
of the 760i are great. It looks good (in rocky silver) and has a really
nice chunky feel about it. It has a great display, navigation around
the phone is good and the keypad is easy to use. All the software, including
Google Maps and Wayfarer, is loaded and works. It also picks up a signal
where the 890 didn't. An outstanding replacement for my trusty 810i.
Reviewed by JACK from Bolton on 24th Jun 2008
ive had the phone for 4 days gotta admitt im pretty impressed usually
id get sum messed up banger but this phone is so much different i luv
it the gps is great and the shake control luv everything about it
Reviewed by josh from spain on 22nd Jun 2008
ive had this phone a week well worth its money gr8 phone
Reviewed by Richard Hallam from UK on 22nd Jun
Bought it yesterday 21st June. Phone is great but where are the Google
Maps and Wayfinder Navigator. The GPS works it tracked me to the local
shops and back, doing everything advertised but no maps to tell me where
Reviewed by Addil from UK on 19th Jun 2008
I eagerly anticipated this phone - what with it being the first SE with
integrated GPS. I recieved it yesterday and have been playing around
with it since...I must say - it looks and feels great. BUT, I'm a bit
disappointed with the AGPS. Cant seem to pick up a signal (and yes,
i am standing outside etc etc). To make matters worse - the phone shouuld
have Wayfinder/Google MAps - mine has neither pre-installed. Will decide
tomorrow whether to persevere - if i cant get the gps working like it
should do, i will be returning the phone. Great phone - shame about
Reviewed by Jack G from UK on 17th Jun 2008
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had my phone 3 days and havnt had to charge it yet, still got half battery.
the memory is the best ive had. everything about this phone is great