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Sony Ericsson W850i review

 Review: October 2006  

Last updated July 2009

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: A slide-design Walkman phone, the W850i features the award-winning Walkman music player with enough memory for around 1000 songs.

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This is quite an old phone now - nearly three years old, and the fact that it's still available in the shops says a lot. We awarded the phone 4 stars when we originally reviewed it, but it's now showing signs of age. Still, it's a nice solid phone and there are some excellent deals around now.

The Sony Ericsson W850i is a Walkman-branded phone in a slide design. Sony Ericsson are new to sliders, but they have produced a very nice design that slides nicely, has a nice keypad, a 5-way scroll key that's much easier to use than the joystick design of the K800i, and makes excellent use of the slide format to include a large screen. It's available in a choice of black or white. The white version has a real 24 carat gold Walkman logo for added bling! The keypad features a funky lighting effect that pulses to the beat of the music. On the outside, it's a beautiful phone.

Inside it's great too! This is a Walkman-branded phone, so we'll review the music features first. The Walkman series of phones have established a first-class reputation for music, and the W850i fully lives up to expectations. You can enjoy stereo sound from the music player or the FM radio with excellent audio quality and user-friendliness. The Mega Bass™ feature enhances bass frequencies and a good stereo headset is supplied in the sales package. There's plenty of room for storing music with a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo supplied as standard - this is enough for around 250 tracks.

Managing music is very easy with the CD of PC software supplied. The W850i supports USB mass storage, which means that files can be easily and quickly transferred with a drag and drop operation (USB cable supplied). You can also download music directly to your phone with the Walkman software, and the 3G connection makes this very fast. The W850i also introduces a novel feature called TrackID™. If you hear a song on the radio that you don't know, you can use TrackID to find the name, artist and album for you - impressive!

The W850i is also a camera phone of course, and is equipped with a good quality 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and flash. There's also a video camera that you can use to record or to make 3G video calls. The W850i's camera isn't in the same league as the Sony Ericsson K800i however, as there's no autofocus. The quality of the TFT display is very high - it's large (2 inches across) and as good as any of its competitors.

This has got to be one of the best Walkman phones released so far, and that's saying a lot! The main disadvantages are that the camera doesn't have autofocus and the keypad can be a little fiddly.

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I want to unlock my 850 mobile. One of the instructions I have been given is 'Press the joystick or jog dial' and I do not know where or what it is.

Asked by Josephine from England on 4th Feb 2017

Reply by S21 from UK on 7th Feb 2017
The W850 doesn't have a joystick. Instead it has a central 4-way button that you use to scroll up and down through menus. This is most likely the button referred to.

My Sony Ericsson W850i need a software, when I turn it on appears a white light.What can I do?

Asked by Pat from Lesotho on 12th Apr 2016
How do I install a software?

Why is the screen coming up white and have to turn it off to get saver screen?

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Average rating from 960 reviews:

Reviewed by ryan from philippines on 28th Jan 2014
its nice and i like it but how to make vedio call?

Reviewed by Mike j munyanga from Zambia on 25th May 2013
It is a nice phone but i just dont know the ure of the white thing on top.

Reviewed by A from UK on 6th Mar 2012
Proud owner of a W850 since Feb 2007, Still using it... I had been in contact with water, snow, onto concrete floor mostly each 2/3 weeks and still going strong. So far I have not even changed the battery... Thought it will be a good excuse to change it because its only but i am not sure an iphone or a touch screen mobile will be able to resist all the nightmare I made the W850 into. I recommend both the w850 and w580 for anyone looking for a cheap but efficient phone for a few daily calls, check email/facebook and sent sms...

Reviewed by sidhu from los angeles on 12th Feb 2012

Reviewed by Neringa from UK on 28th Feb 2011
the best phone I ever had!

Reviewed by onachah g. m from UK on 28th Jan 2011
the phone very good and easy to use i wish to get another one. thanks

Reviewed by MOMO from UK on 19th Dec 2010
an excellent phone its just perfect

Reviewed by steve hall from UK on 28th Oct 2010
Had my one over 2 years and was a bit worried about the slide as i thought it would let me down in time but it just keeps going. Only once did it freeze up and so out with the battery and then back in to fire it up again. Cant seem to fault it. This is my 4th Sony Ericsson phone and have tried other brands but for me ill stick with this one.

Reviewed by Tony PG from UK on 8th Sep 2010
I actually enjoy the phone but one problem is obvious, battery does not last as expected hence its a good phone.

Reviewed by tim from UK on 3rd Jun 2010

Reviewed by dam dam kent from UK on 18th Apr 2010
got this phone in 2006 im still using it its brilliant!!

Reviewed by Owais :] from UK on 9th Apr 2010
This Phone is top notch.. I love it.. Its soo cool.. I would DEFINETLY recommend this to everyone who wants a cool, stylish awesome phone.. The features are awesome and it has everything that you could possibly want in a phone.. I would recommend this to everyone to buy.. Dont buy crappy Nokia's or any other phones.. Stick to Sony Erricson coz they is the BESSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!

Reviewed by Vysakh S from UK on 24th Feb 2010
I've had this phone for almost 3 years now, and i gotta say that i'm very impressed by it. the looks are top-notch, the music quality is unbelievable, and the rest of the features are satisfactory enough. the camera could've been better, and i did have to give it for repair twice after some display complaints, but other than that, this is definitely one of best SE phones out there.

Reviewed by ifikon from UK on 20th Feb 2010
i must say d truth dis phone is d best phone dat i have ever use. every thing about dis phone is unique

Reviewed by JESS! from UK on 19th Feb 2010
i bought this phone when it first came out four years ago and i think it's amazing! it only just recently started going a bit dodgy, like cancelling any text i'm writing. i think that this phone is amazing and it's really worth it. my mate just got a new LG phone for the exact same price and it's rubbish! it breaks and turns itself off. this phone is quite nice to look at and its practical too!!! i well like this phone :D i would defo recomened it 2 everyone because its lasted for AGESS! x

Reviewed by billy from UK on 10th Feb 2010
one of the best phones ever

Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 2nd Dec 2009
My should be phone broke so I'm back to using this and i must say, ITS THE MOST SOLID THING EVER!!! I used it for 2 years and it was okay but i got a new one but now that new one has broken im back to this and it is amazing!! If you want a rugged phone, this is it

Reviewed by Ahmed Maher from UK on 10th Nov 2009
Awesome phone, I'm using this phone from more than two years and it's working perfect...

Reviewed by Samuel H. Yakson from UK on 7th Nov 2009
I love ma phono.

Reviewed by alex from UK on 1st Nov 2009
a very good phone with plenty of features. pretty much perfect apart from really poor phone lock. i keep calling people from my trouser pocket! camera keeps getting dirt stuck in it flimsy headphones which broke quickly apart from that great

Reviewed by Joe from bracknel from UK on 29th Oct 2009
I love this phone i coudnt find any faults with it, it was my first phone and i never wanted to get rid of it but sadly it was stolen. im stil looking for a phone that can compare to that one.

Reviewed by emma from UK on 5th Sep 2009
had this phone now for 3 years and its been everywhere with me. never breaks down, never freezes, AMAZING phone. i even dropped it down the toilet and it survived!! good for music, good for txting, i wish they made Sony Erissons like this nower days. all they do now is break within a month :(.

Reviewed by Thomas Boby Mathews from UK on 4th Sep 2009
I have been using this phone for the past 2 years . It is a very solid phone . All the features are in working condition even now , This phone is now 4 years old and I changed the battery due to bulging , that's Ok , I decided not to go for another phone and stick on to this , I like the display , very clear and not many scratches even without any protection . I could get the dismantling instructions from the internet and do some internal cleaning . I had to change the flex strip due to a fall from my pant pocket , I was very sad when this happened. it worked fine for one more week with ocassional display problems which turned to blinking display . It was cheap to change the strip . If you like sophistication and this is a phone which does look like a music player than a phone , the sound quality is excellent , very good head phones which does not fall off the ears easily is an added advantage . I do a lot of preventive maintenance and try not to rough use the phone . Nobody borrows the phone from me since they do not know how to use it . The navigation keys can be altered with short cuts of my choice. I use the phone in my car the hands free voice dialling and answering features are excellent, and safe also . The speaker phone is excellent . I can do almost everything without opening the slider . Excellent bluetooth features and connectivity with the PC Suite . I am not convinced with the reviews which say this is a bad phone , such people do not know how to use a music phone or know how these phones are made, i bought an original battery , do not go for duplicate cheap batteries they will ruin your phone . I bought another charger for my old battery to prevent strain on my phone's charging circuit. I use the old battery also as a stand by after charging it outside the phone on the external charger . Always switch off the phone before removing the battery.

Reviewed by iuyy from UK on 24th Aug 2009
i love this fone it was great i had those about 3

Reviewed by JoJo from UK on 10th Aug 2009

Reviewed by BUY THIS PHONE from UK on 8th Aug 2009
I bought this phone when it first came out at quite a steep price.I must say it has been the best investment i have made. I have had it for four years now and had absoultley no problems with it. I must admite i am not the most carefull of persons i drop it atleast once a day on hard surfaces for four years and it has never ever broken. It literally has everything you could want or need in a phone even being able to make your own music! It sadans me that im being forced into buying a new phone every speck seems worse than the last comparing with what this phone does! I would have it forever if people didnt bad mouth how old my phone is!

Reviewed by elliot from UK on 22nd Jul 2009
it is slow surfing the internet an the camera is rubbish

Reviewed by Ahmad from UK on 18th Jul 2009
Eventhough it is bad it seems to be very nice and it works superbly

Reviewed by James Clark from UK on 2nd Jul 2009
its a very good phone just with some failers mine stuck in please wait screen for ages because i resetted the settings really annoying

Reviewed by Peter from UK on 15th Jun 2009
Seriously those phones ar built to last 5 stars v good

Reviewed by Carl from UK on 12th May 2009
This is an alright phone, i've had it for 5 months now with no problems, but its looks are kinda putting me off, all in all, this is a must buy for you music lovers, and its also a pretty good all around phone!

Reviewed by Jonno from UK on 6th Mar 2009
i hav this phone its not that brill it is the same as the w810i but differnt shape nd u cant change the slide tones or owt its not 2 exitin

Reviewed by Cornholio from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
Best phone I have ever owned. No downsides.

Reviewed by Tiron Phillip from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
This is worst phone i ever had, please do not buy W850i, if want go hell, please buy this phone.

Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 22nd Feb 2009
Had this fone for a year now. Wouldnt change it, it has everything i want on a fone.

Reviewed by Mike from UK on 21st Feb 2009
This phone is absolutely dire, i hate this thing with a die-ing (cant spell, sorry) passion... The good points of the phone:the music... and thats about it, there's not really another good thing about this phone, i couldnt use this thing after about 4 months, i went back to my old motorolla while the contract was still going... The bad points: its not at all sterdy, the back metal casing comes apart from the phone way too easily, after about 3 months the sound went on the normal speaker and had to use the loudspeaker for calls, in which on the busses and trains etc, people dont like that from you Dont, please god dont buy this phone, its so dreadful it makes the iPhone look good

Reviewed by Josh Rendall from UK on 20th Feb 2009
Its a really good phone. I have had 2 of the Sony Ericsson W850i and they were the best phones ever. * 2.0 MegaPixel Camera * Video Camera * Memory Card Slot Memory Stick Pro Duo * Walkman Music Player * Radio * Music DJ * Photo DJ * Smooth Slider * Comes in Black & White [Separate Colours] * Bluetooth * And more...

Reviewed by nur rashidah from UK on 20th Feb 2009
just bought this model for past 7 hours, and i already satisfied with it!! it kust like a first side l0ve!!

Reviewed by Jacko from UK on 18th Feb 2009
I have had this phone for ages. The first one i dropped and broke but there again no phone would have survived dropped it from a stupid height I love this phone so much i had to get another andi have never had a problem with this phone or the first. The best phone ever in my opinion Highly Reccomended

Reviewed by steve from UK on 14th Feb 2009
The only way to describe this phone is bulletproof!! i had it for two year now my 9 yo son uses it! upgraded to the s500i (very poor phone) wish i didn't cos can't take the w850i back off him!

Reviewed by Clyde from UK on 9th Feb 2009
An old phone, but today's standards, but still very capable. Pro's: Excellent media player and overall functionality. Con's: Sony's software bundle is very mediocre - better of looking for 3rd party offerings.

Reviewed by Abolade from UK on 29th Jan 2009
Very pretty and loaded.

Reviewed by tom from UK on 26th Jan 2009
I got this phone the week it came out, it lasted a v long time, and still works, iv had a LG shine, LG viewty, and now on the LG renoir but still much prefer this phone. I still use it to put the songs on my new phones as its much quicker.

Reviewed by James from UK on 12th Jan 2009
I bought this phone of someone about a week ago. I love the walkman feature because it keeps my music collection organised :) has froze a couple of times but I still love it

Reviewed by Leah from UK on 1st Jan 2009
Great phone best phone I have ever had the camera is not the best but it has great effects like sepia etc. It can hold incredible amounts of songs and it also has a good look about it. The only bad think is that it is quite fat but you soon get used to it as all it's great features charm you! The only thing I regret is losing it and no one returning it :(.

Reviewed by lex from UK on 22nd Dec 2008
i loved this phone so much but it died on me by the rain. would love to have an other but stop making em now :( but it a cool phone

Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 17th Dec 2008
I have had this phone for 18mths and in this time the loud speaker has gone off 3 times, the microphone once, the keyboard once. Just to give you a bit of history my phone is used very little and still looks brand new out of the box, never been dropped or used to play music from the loud speaker, and still it seems to breakdown. I was told to keep away from Sony Ericsson and i never listened, i dont think i will ever buy anouther or recommend one to anyone. KEEP WELL AWAY FROM A W850I

Reviewed by keith from UK on 6th Dec 2008
Looking forward to finally getting rid of this phone... It's bulky (has weakened my jacket pocket it's so heavy, and looks like a brick too); it's difficult to text (buttons are small and impractical); the slider is annoying (it doesn't always automatically lock the phone when you slide up - so you can end up calling people from your pocket); and it's complicated trying to sync with PC, so in nearly 2 years I still haven't done it. And did I mention the battery life isn't that great (and never has been)? The bars go up and down, they have a mind of their own. Only kept this so long because I have another phone, which I use more...

Reviewed by andrew from UK on 2nd Dec 2008
this phone is boss everything about it is amazing its so easy to youse its got the most space on it ive got 426 pics 213 music mp3 its bosss!

Reviewed by Char from UK on 30th Nov 2008
I hav had this phone for yearz nd its bril. I luv it so much!

Reviewed by Alexander from UK on 29th Nov 2008
This phone is very beautiful unfortunately the telephone and the earphone are not loud ennough. Just can't understand anything in a noisy ambience. But no problem for anybodyy borne after 1990.

Reviewed by Naz from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
it is a very good phone. The battery life is AMAZING!. now i've got the samsung u600, and i cant find out how the internet works. so im stuck there.

Reviewed by R.G. Muraliidaran from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
The Sony Ericsson W850i is the best phone to buy. It has the best music software posible to buy.

Reviewed by Sam from UK on 17th Nov 2008
I just got this as a replacement for my Nokia 5200 and I love this phone!! Features are great, battery life is excellent and the music quality is fantastic even on full volume!!! Doesn't matter about the camera only being 2 megepixels, does the job for me! Love the photo DJ and video DJ and music DJ and the Track ID is pretty cool too!!!! Overall, I would reccomend this to anyone who wants a cool phone. Love it, well done Sony Ericcson.

Reviewed by Joyce from UK on 16th Nov 2008
The Best Phone In The World = ]

Reviewed by DANNO DA YIDO from UK on 13th Nov 2008

Reviewed by jim from UK on 9th Nov 2008
It is a very good phone i've had it for 7 months and nothing bad has happened to it, I would defintly recomend this phone to a friend

Reviewed by nathan from UK on 8th Nov 2008
i personally fink this fone is awful! it is a nightmare to charge up, i neva ger a signal bur tha mite b down to avin it on tmobile as a network, has a button to access the internet so if u forget to put this fone on lock n leave it in ur pocket it wil drain ur credit i once lost 4 pound ov credit by doin this, i bought this from a catalogue and it looked better quality than wa it actually is as it feel cheap and looks cheap, the camera is blury, bluetooth 4 sum reason stopped workin afta 6 months and tbh the fone is jus not the best.There was only a few gurd things to say bout this fone it has a gurd memory to store lots ov songs and played songs at a gurd quality and its simple to use.Apart from those things the fone was terrible.I am replacin it wit a lg viewty which looks much betta.I wud not reccomend this fone at all.

Reviewed by Big Fat Tramp from UK on 24th Oct 2008
This was a great phone, it's strong, fast but what lets it down is it's chunkyness, I've upgraded it I just want to write about it.

Reviewed by Garry from UK on 20th Oct 2008
I need helpi am trying to transfer a few songs but i put the usb lead in and it restarts the phone and message comes up usb not recoginised its getting on my nerves i want two songs!! anyone experienced this before. PLEASE HELP!!

Reviewed by Dave from UK on 9th Oct 2008
I have this phone and it has broken twice, the first time i managed to get it repaired, the second, they said there was nothing more they could do. Fantastic when it was working, if a bit chunky, but what's the point in having an awesome phone which is broken? I wouldn't say definitely don't get it, but what I would say is you're taking a gamble.

Reviewed by Katie from UK on 4th Oct 2008
This is a good phone, with the camera and the music player.. but after a couple of months, it would crash whenever i shut the phone. i had it fixed but it still turns off randomly. Would not advise this phone

Reviewed by Johnnie from UK on 2nd Oct 2008
Not bad really. There are two MAIN GROUSES which are firstly the cracked directional pad and secondly the phone hangs repeatedly when accessing my contacts from "Z" upwards. Weird

Reviewed by sehindemi from UK on 23rd Sep 2008
iiiiiiii love ttthis phne the best phone i ever seen it got every thing omg it is perfect

Reviewed by sophie from UK on 23rd Sep 2008
sony erricson w850i this phone is awful the camera has brok, it hardly ever lets me txt and the bluetooth has broke. this phone is apporling

Reviewed by Baggiest from UK on 21st Sep 2008
A fantastic phone. I have an eyesight problem and needed a phone with a large clear screen. easy to use controls, and diddn't feel as though I was carrying a brick around in my pocket. This phone fits the bill perfectly. It has everything and more that I need but most importantly for me is the sound quality, and this is excellent on both music and speach. The screen clarity is also excellent this added to the easy to use menu system adds to the phone's ease of use. The camera isn't the best, but still better than average. That said, this phone majors on its sound quality not it's camera. If you want one to take good pictures you'll need the upper end of the K series that use Sony's Cybershot camera technology. You do have to be wary of the large screen though as this does make it vulnerable if it's put in your pocket without a case, My first W850i got broke so I replaced it imediately with another one it is that good. Build quality is excellent. I have heard that some people have had problems using the buttons, but in my opinion you can't get much worse than a partially sighted bloke with fingers like a bunch of bannana's, and I'm having no probs with it at all. I am so pleased that for this phone Sony Ericsson got rid of that pain in the butt joystick they seemed to like inflicting every purchaser with. The new direction pad is much easier to use adds to the allready good looks of the phone. To sum up the W850i is by far the best phhone I've ever had or tried and beleive me I've had the use of a lot of phones over the last fifteen years.

Reviewed by othi from UK on 20th Sep 2008
its a good phone in optiions

Reviewed by manojkumar from UK on 17th Sep 2008
I like its dashing personality & its cool look.Its camera quality is excellent, video recording is good not very good.Mostly I like its voice quality. overall its good to purchase.Cost is little bit more, otherwise its better mobile.

Reviewed by sunny from UK on 17th Sep 2008
This phone is amazing the only thing letting it down is the poor camera quality. One of the best phones i owned

Reviewed by Shiradz from UK on 11th Sep 2008
Without a doubt the best phone i ever had. Its now two years that i have the phone, and it met and exceeded my expectations! The only thing that i think SE phones lack is a log of calls with its duration similar to Samsung. Otherwise no complaints. Well done SE!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Stacy from UK on 8th Sep 2008
I love it! My phone (w850i) gave me alot of benefits. I don't know how to tell how good it is but just want to share that it's a good choice.

Reviewed by Georgiee from UK on 6th Sep 2008
This fone is the best! ive had it about 3 months and i love it. the best fone i have ever had it takes fab pictures and everything i love it! THIS FONE IS SKEEEN MATEE!

Reviewed by graham, from UK on 6th Sep 2008
had problems with my buttons

Reviewed by ..... from UK on 5th Sep 2008
best phone going

Reviewed by manikandan from UK on 5th Sep 2008
i have some problem in to my w850 the mobile blinking automatically i cant use it and it hanging many times

Reviewed by abbie from UK on 4th Sep 2008
the front keypad is very clumsy and you can hardly do anything without the walkman interfering. And my keypad broke after a month cos i love playing games. I've been using it for over a year now and i doubt if i still can part with it cos it falls like a ball and its still working perfectly.

Reviewed by Amy from UK on 1st Sep 2008
I absolutely love this phone, I have had mine for about 2 years now and nothing has ever gone wrong with it! the camera isn't brilliant by all means but it is good!! I am having difficulty in finding a new one that I will like as much as this!

Reviewed by Ahmad Rizvi from UK on 31st Aug 2008
Its a woundearful mobile phone. I am useing it very rufly. But it dosent make any kind of problem anytime yet. so i can suggest everyone, if u want to decide you will buy a SONY ERICSSION set yet please buy W850i model.

Reviewed by Sha from UK on 30th Aug 2008
Best phone s.e came up wit only should of gave it a better camara

Reviewed by Dan from UK on 25th Aug 2008
i've had this phone for a bit over a year now, it started off great, but after a few months, whenever I receive a call, I'd press accept once; nothing would happen, so I press accept again..and it closes the call. I now always have to call back, and the battery life isn't great, it lasts about 2 days not even using the phone that much.

Reviewed by Sharaine aka black gyal from UK on 23rd Aug 2008
shutttttttttttttt up all you STUPID people this is a great fone maybe its just beacuz your to thick to look after it i would give this fone 4/5

Reviewed by Kelli from UK on 22nd Aug 2008
I love this phone, great features, great pictures and music quality. The only problem that me and my boyfriend have had with this phone is the key pad on the front of the phone next to the walkman controls breaks easily. Mine broke within 5 months of having that phone

Reviewed by Lawz from UK on 21st Aug 2008
had this phone for nearly a year now.. treated me well until the official charger blue my battery up inside it. it now turns off if you slide the phone fast, of sometimes just randomly, also turns itself off when full charged? i hate the fact when it's on file transfer mode, and you unplug it, it restarts? walkman button is in a very stupid place, it's to close to the up button. the camera is okay, but needs good lighting for it not to come out fuzzy and bland. i like the apps and games avaliable for download on this phone, battery life is poor though. also another negative, there's only one socket, which is for either charging, or headphones etc maybe they should just introduce seperate sockets? screen size is okay, but isnt bright enough, even when brightness is on 100% also the phones fairly brick-ish, but doesnt do any harm, i'm used to brick phones, hence the nokia 6600 xD im never getting a s.e again.. i'm getting a 14 day trial on iphone 3g, i wonder how that'll be.

Reviewed by Vijay from UK on 21st Aug 2008
I ve W850i, the worst one in this world. The next worst thing is the Sony Ericsson support and service centres. I hate them. They dont justify their existance. I have spent a lot on my mobile and it is still dead.

Reviewed by ellen from UK on 20th Aug 2008
i use to have this phone and had it for quit along time be4 upgrading this phone is one of the best phones ive had it went through alot of wear and tear but all the functions still worked perfectly never had no problem with this phone i found the volume of the fone very impressive the phones functions are very good and useful

Reviewed by Lottie from UK on 17th Aug 2008
Iv had this phone for a year now and i have finally given up the speaker is awful especially when making a call, i found i couldn't hear the person on the other end of the phone and if i did it was faint although they could hear me, i thought it may have just been the speaker i took it bk to the shop where they said it was the volume although if i turned the volume up on the phone it would just crackle. after 5months of having the phone the screen started to go white and after a week totally went blank and wouldn't turn on the shop where after a month of looking at it they then replaced it with a brand new phone with a new w850i which still had the same speaker problem a few months later it did the same thing again i have now given up with the w850i and have brought a new phone all together. this is a rubbish phone and i wouldn't recommend anyone to buy it!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Georgie from UK on 14th Aug 2008
this phone is awsum i have had it for about 9 months and it was brilliant until it brok in a water fight but the screen still works but duzent light up so dont go in water fights with it!!! good aplications and the games are good same for the skins. The music player is good and belive it or not the camrea is good to but i dunno about that compared to the lg kc550 orsay what i am getting in about 4 weeks time but good phone over all i totaly recomed it!!!

Reviewed by glyn davies from UK on 14th Aug 2008
Best All Round Mobile I've ever had!!! Perfect for anything and EXTREMELY robust. 5 *****

Reviewed by Ahmed from UK on 13th Aug 2008
Out class mobile great keep it up sony ericsson

Reviewed by ciaran from UK on 13th Aug 2008
have to say GREAT phone...never once had any trouble with it..dropped it loads of times and still it works perfect..am considering which phone to upgrade to.:)

Reviewed by jia from UK on 12th Aug 2008
ita ma dream fone i luv it

Reviewed by Kenny McCormick from UK on 9th Aug 2008
it has everything but its very fragile. the top of the phone gets loose after a while.

Reviewed by lola from UK on 5th Aug 2008
This phone is the best thing that ever happened to me, I was drewling over it for weeks until I finally got it.I felt so alive like a part of me was missing and it is finally been filled that is why i advise you to get this phone.

Reviewed by Ian from UK on 3rd Aug 2008
I think the w850i is rubbish u can down load turns but u can not put the on a mp3.

Reviewed by Tony Lee from UK on 21st Jul 2008
What a fantastic phone!!! It's the only phone i ever had that did everything i wanted it to do with no messing about. Mines on the three network and it's such a great phone.

Reviewed by Malayka from UK on 18th Jul 2008
This mobile was a birthday gift from my parents. Since i have had it i have enjoyed every minute of using it.In my own words nothing can beat this phone. From all the phones i have had this is the best one.

Reviewed by AIMEE from UK on 15th Jul 2008
pathetic shouldnt be allowed to call its self a phone its my 3rd phone now the others kept turning them selves off sometimes never to be turned on again each time was repaired went rong again within 3 days..... keys have cracked on every phone i have had.... great lay out and everything else shame it doesnt work would be brilliant....

Reviewed by liz from uk from UK on 14th Jul 2008
Everything about this fone is great except the camera gave up after a month, and I haven't returned it for repair lest they replace it with another medel it's that good! I've had it 11 months, so I may yet return it.

Reviewed by sam from UK on 9th Jul 2008
Good phone but when on normal mode you cant zoom =-(

Reviewed by Tia from UK on 7th Jul 2008
Had this phone on an 18months contract and it was simply fantastic. I'm not a gadget freak. Love a phone that works and takes gopopd pictures and this phone does it real good. Certainly not bulky or ugly, it's a matter of personal preference

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