Sony Ericsson P900 Review

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denniswoon's review of Sony Ericsson P900

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Sony Ericsson P900

“The P900 has broken through the barriers of mobile...”

Written on: 09/02/2004 by denniswoon (2 reviews written)

Good Points
Loud External Speaker, integrated digital camera and video camera, generous internal memory, compatible with many file formats..... practically almost everything the phone has to offer.

Bad Points
A little difficult to navigate through. Blue tooth headset not very simple to activate. Stylus is too small.

General Comments
The P900 has broken through the barriers of mobile phones. It is probably by far the most multifunctional handheld devices on the market today. Having never used the P800 nor being a big fan of SonyEricsson, i was amazed by the capabilities of this little device.



It wasn't as big as i thought or imagined it to be which amazed me as to how on earth they managed to cram all the functions into that tiny device!!



But down to the serious side, what first impressed me was that that phone was not as laggy as i had thought it would be. From past experience with PDA/Phones is that there is a noticable lag when using the touch screen. But with the P900 it was comparibly minimal.



I was shocked and awed by the clarity and volume of the ringotnes on this phone. It truly amazed me at how loud it was. I also bought a Nokia 6600 and i honestly admit, the sound is pathetically soft.



The phone includes a full set of connectivity options. ie infrared, bluetooth, WAP, GPRS etc. So there is should be no problem with accessing the rest of the world with the P900.



Despite never having used the P800, i do know that the keypad on the P800 actually has direct contact onto the touch screen. I would forsee this as a problem in the long run. SE has improved with the P900 making the keypad a sepearate piece on its own.



The P900 comes with a standard Digital camera and video camera. The digital camera has a few modes which comes in handy when taking pictures in different environments; ie indoor, outdoor. The same goes for the digital camera, however I find the videos taken from the P900 to be quite choppy. Videos taken from my Nokia 6600 appear to be lot smoother by comparison.



Some of the downsides i found with the phone are probably due to the fact that i'm not very familiar with SE phones but. I find that the phone itself is a little hard to navigate through in general. I find myself constantly going in and out of menu's looking for something.



Another issue i had with the phone is connecting the bluetooth headset to the phone. Everytime i want to use the headset i have to go through the menus and activate the bluetooth. What makes it worse is that i can't seem to add a bluetooth shortcut to the "Jog-Dial". So using my bluetooth headset is a pain in the a**.



As for the stylus, it would be a whole lot better if it were a little bigger. I know its a great improvement from the P800 stylus but even with the P900 stylus, my hand cramps up after long usage.



Overall I think this phone is THE phone today. It has everything and anything you could want in a handheld multimedia device. I think previous SE owners won't go through what i've gone through in terms of navigation so they should find this phone a superb one. I don't recommend those who are technologically challenged to purchase this phone, I myself try to keep up with technology and I still found it a little difficult to use. But for those on the other side on the technological barrier, if you can afford this phone by all means BUY IT... you'll love it!! The functions and capabilities are endless (for today that is)

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Boinng's Response to denniswoon's Review

Written on: 12/02/2004

Since the P800 is now a *lot* cheaper than this phone, while being virtually identical in features and potential, I think it deserves a defence.
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<br>Suffice to say, virtually everything you've liked about the P900 is also true of the P800. If you can do without the "proper" keypad (which you may not end up using much anyway), you could save a lot of money. Functionally, the only additions in the P900 are the "Communicorder" video recording (you can now buy the superior Philips Camcoder to do the same job on the P800), and T9 predictive text on the keypad.
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<br>Both phones can be expanded well beyond their original abilities with extra software - a P800 armed with a few well chosen shareware apps can still do more things, better, than a P900 fresh out the box.
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<br>Since the two phones are compatible in every way and share the same basic hardware/OS platform, the P800 will remain "current" for as long as the P900 community continues to thrive.

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Ssghafori's Response to denniswoon's Review

Written on: 26/04/2004

i do agree with u on most points about the P900 Dennis. i have used both the P900 and the 6600.to be honest i loved the P900. but i wonder if u noticed the fact that applications are very easy to shutdown on the 6600 than on the P900.and also even though the quality of the ringtones are facinating on the P900 i found people staring and smiling whenever i had a call.with the nokia the ringtones are very soft and kind of makes people wonder what magic u got in ur pocket.

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