Written on: 05/08/2005 by grix (3 reviews written)
I think this is a really good phone, given that is is also a PDA.
Battery Life is very good for a phone like this, calls are always clear, and the reception is also good.
I have had this phone a while, and would recommend it, if you can get one now. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2004 by floating goat (3 reviews written)
Upgraded to the Sony Ericsson P800 from a Nokia 6100. Although this phone has been around for a while it is still very good. Most of the early glitches appear to have been sorted out by successive software modifications and my phone has only crashed once since I bought it.
The phone syncs effectively with outlook allowing me to keep my calendar and contacts on my phone at all times - which I have found to be one of the most useful functions on the phone.
Being able to surf the internet on... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2004 by markowen58 (2 reviews written)
I love this Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone I've owned it since April '03 and I'm still waiting for a better phone to come along (the P900 is not a justifiable upgrade to me) for me to spend my money on. Now its been out for over a year now the ammount of software available is very broad and improving all the time unlike when I first purchased it. The 'real' ringtones as those annoying adverts now advertise are awesome and free once you've learned how to plunder your own CD collection (up to... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2004 by sparaxis (1 review written)
I got my Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone in December and it stopped working in January. It took 5 weeks to be "repaired". They sent me a refurbished phone that has given me nothing but problems. The replacement phone has serious power problems and I routinely get strange error messages. It quit working last week. I contacted Sony Ericsson 5 days ago and have had no response from them. Wait until they get the bugs worked out before spending money on this lemon. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2004 by review123 (1 review written)
My new Sony Ericsson P800 has spent more time in transit and the service centre than it has with me:
1st time the mobile phone completely shuts down and would not switch back on, its taken to walthamstow service centre and it comes back some 7 days later with yet another fault.
That being the camera had a particle of fibre trapped on the inside over the camera lens that probably happened when the engineer accessed the mobile parts. Thus resulting in blurred pictures. By now I was losing... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2004 by MB
Only after 4 weeks, my Sony Ericsson P800 switched off and would not switch on again, it's been away 3 times for this fault totalling a period of 6 weeks. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2004 by djphaze (1 review written)
I got my Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone over xmas, ive read up on it and i thought i knew everything about it- wanted one for ages. I keep finding new things out about it the more i use it and its great! Even people with messy handwriting can type text messages with ease-its text recongition i find is excellent, Im a very arty person so i use the jotter a lot to draw skethes and send them to my mates via email or SMS-i think its a very handy and all-round fun mobile phone/best friend! (Ok,... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2004 by carsgroup (8 reviews written)
The feature rich Sony Ericsson P800 delivers with a vibrant 4,096 color display which puts it up there with the likes of the popular Nokia 9200 Communicator series and the Handspring Treo.
As a PDA, it's got everything one would need to function efficiently at home, away, or even in the office. Sony Ericsson upped the ante with the inclusion of new and exciting extras like the CommuniCam and excellent games such as Men In Black 2: Alien and Stunt Car Extreme. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2004 by buffalo princess12345 (1 review written)
I got this Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone 7 months ago and sony ericsson had it for 4 of these months it was not working as soon as i got it, it switched on and off by its self and wasnt really all that fun it had no games and the internet took a lifetime to get working you also cant get uk sites on it until you download opera (takes AGES!!!!!) if this phone is for someone just for everyday use i would suggest a smaller and lighter handset! (BEWARE!!! IF YOU SEND ANY SONY ERICSSON TO... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2003 by roboconnor (2 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson P800 definate buy if you need something to organise your life away from a pc and the functions are superb however the two i've had both crashed and a mystery to sony as they dont ever recolect having heard of this problem (funny my mates p800 did the same thing) Well worth the premium for this must have piece of equipment... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2003 by AJC (1 review written)
I really like the Sony Ericsson P800 phone but I have had to get a new sim card as mine was too old and wouldn't allow MMS etc.
My main problem is the microphone - it doesn't matter which hand you hold it in you're fingers (right hand) or hand (left hand) block it - when I first got it people were telling me they couldn't hear me and after searching for the microphone I realized what was happening.
It's a major design fault and you have to hold it like you're showing the screen to someone!... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2003 by Mattieep800 (1 review written)
Considering the Sony Ericsson P800 is only a phone its great, But when your reading a review you want to here why so ill tell you , the pictures on my phone have been great and are perfect for collecting memorys you dont want to loose, for example i took many pictures on the london eye and the pictures showed up great,the phone itself stores an incredible amount of memory and allows you to stall loads of pics,i have bout 150 on mine!!.you can even by a seperate memory chip for the phone if... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2003 by tgfny (1 review written)
The Sony Ericsson P800 has absolutely the worst customer service I've ever received. Have had the phone for 6 months and it has not worked from day1 Have spent 20 hours on the phone with Sony and they finally told me 6 months later they would do nothing to fix the fact that I got a lemon. I spent $700 on a phone that doesn't work and Sony just said tough. NEVER BUY A SONY PRODUCT IF YOU WANT ANY SERVICE. THIS IS MY 3RD AND LAST SONY PHONE AS NONE HAVE ACTUALLY WORKED. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2003 by marcuslow (1 review written)
I have used the phone for 9 months now. Prob the longest phone i used (changed 10 phones last year).
It does live to its hype about its cool features...however there is ONE big omission from the phone that really makes it irritating and a negative on buyers decision :-
Yup, when your other hand is busy, expect to type every single letter while other phones goes thru the same text via t9 in a breeze. Inexcusable.
The blue tooth support is so-so, I tried nokia 89xx and the sony... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2003 by Numbersix (2 reviews written)
I have had the fortune to try several phones recently and have to say the Sony Ericsson P800 is far and away the best. The screen is excellent, with good resolution and layout. The features on this phone are excellent for work and play - you get lots and lots of useful business functions eg schedulers and so on, but also fun stuff such as an MP3 player and integrated camera. Despite looking big, it is actually a light phonee (158g) and is lighter than a Nokia 7650. Battery life is excellent.... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2003 by tonyhoward
If you want a phone that's also a personnel Organizer, Plus have a lot more features than you need then this is the one, but if you run XP, good luck! (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2003 by jashem (1 review written)
Internal arial, I often have people saying to me speak into the phone and its right by my face.
The phone feels like it's pouring radiation into my hand when i hold it.
Night mode on camera is awful.
The P800 has a knack of just switching itself off.
When i'm on the move i lose signal and it doesn't come back unless I switch the phone on and off. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2003 by BOB.
I have had a lot of mobiles but never have I come across something so unbelievably fantastic! It's clean lines and bright colouring make it one of the most desirable mobiles on the market today. The large 4096 colour touch display is just as good if not better than that of any 65k colour phones. The P800 takes personalising your mobile to another level with the ability to create your own screensavers, wallpapers and colour theme. Software is available to turn the already brilliant digital... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2003 by Rachael Bull.
This phone is amazing. I was very unsure about buying one, so I read loads of reviews and made up my own mind. One main problem i had with the P800 was the larger than normal size and of course the price! But after visiting a local phone retailer, I was able to insert my existing sim card and try out the phone in the shop. I was pleasantly suprised by the size, not nearly as big as everyone makes out, although for socialites, I would recommend keeping a smaller (less expensive) phone... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2003 by ianhopkins (1 review written)
In my opinion it is a very very unreliable phone (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2003
I've had the Sony Ericsson P800 for about 4 months, and bought it primarily for the touch screen/pda/phone combination which was the first of its kind. I've had to exchange it twice using the "Orange Care" (thouroughly recommend this service also - next day replacement of my phone for £5 a month!!) because (1) phone got stolen, and then (2) camera stopped working and operating system kept crashing.
The features on the phone are excellent - especially as you can add and remove them as much... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2003 by Peter.
This is a great gadget, with great functionality. I replaced both my cell phone and Palm PDA with one device (the P800). However, when it carashed and could not be started within 4 months of purchase, I had the worst experience with Sony Ericsson technical support. I sent it two times for repaire, and each time they returned it as "fixed" but it was not. They finally promised to send a new handset in a week. Three weeks later, and still no handset. If you depend on your PDA or cell phone,... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2003 by Rahul.
The SONY P800 is Simply irresistable! Most awaited, it is a big boom in the mobile market. Excellent Features and a 5 way Jog dial makes navigation easy. Opera browser is a perfect match with P800 and Hutch`s GPRS account.Sexy sleek look and a Stunning Icy Blue Outline makes the P800 the best mobile/PDA for a business user. But, I would recommend this phone only for a business man who is always on the move as for an average user, the features are found to be far too high and the average user... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2003 by Gurinder Singh.
Some people say a phone is for making and receiving calls, and some say a PDA should ONLY do PDA fuctions, and a cd player...for playing music! I don't think so! The Sony Ericsson P800 lets you listen to music while you work, or you can call someone while you are browsing the net, taking pictures or maybe doing some work! Good stuff! (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2003 by firstname.lastname@example.org.
I decided it was time to sell my faithful IPAQ 3950 PDA and buy a fully integrated mobile phone / PDA. I asked the advice of several 'experts' in various phone outlets and was told the P800 was the one for me. "It does everything" I was told and sure enough it does - unfortunately, unconvincingly.
The P800 boasts most features including an MP3/Movie player, camera, synchronisation with PIM such as MS Outlook and looks like it may just pull it off. A phone the size of a standard house... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2003 by jaz.
The Sony Ericsson P800 is a superb gadget, much more than a phone, went from a nokia 3330 to this. the difference could not have been more dramatic. the features are described elsewhere, so i'll just point out, only 2 days after buying on an upgrade for £300 from the link, why i now have a gd87; unlike my humble nokia, the p800, because it has so many features, cannot support two phone lines on the same phone. beacuse i loved it so much i toyed with the idea of taking the sim card out at seven... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by LPC.
I've tried and tried with this but it's now back to my T68 and the iPAQ PDA. As a PDA you can't edit Word / Excel docs. As a phone answering another incoming call whilst on one is a right fiddle. And the fact that it can't to Line 2 on Orange is nuts. The camera quality is very very poor. Nice try but not quite there yet. (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2003 by HellFire.
I only got the Sony Ericsson P800 while I was waiting for the Motorola V600 to come out but after 5 minutes of use I was addicted so I will be keeping it. "Motorola V600 LOL" This phone can do almost anything plays mp3's and movies, you can even fit a whole film onto a 128 MB stick if you compress it enough and still looks OK. It also look cool to and the hand writing recognition works very well even if you use your finger instead of the stylus, the battery also lasts a long time I was using... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2003 by Mogamat Abrahams.
The P800 was worth the wait as it became available in South Africa only in April 2003.
Very happy with the PDA function and the camera.
There is a desktop unit that can replace the existing charger/syncroniser. It has a speakerphone facility as well (CSS-20 DPY901403)
Overall, very impress with this phone.
Written on: 13/06/2003 by Craig.
Functionality of this phone is quite outstanding, and puts the P800 as one of the leading phones on the market today. I would not recommend this phone to anyone who would not use the features it provides however. But, if like me, you require good PDA functionality, Internet access (full web browser, email...etc) without carrying around a palm and phone - then this is the kit you need. The handwriting recognition is also better than the palm.
I got my phone on upgrade from Vodafone - so... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2003 by James Hardman.
Sony Ericsson's P800 has Bluetooth, is tri-band, does picture messaging, has a camera, has a touch-screen, does web browsing, offers GPRS, and even lets you speak to other people that also have a telephone.
The fact that you can draw a map and send it to another picture-enabled 'phone is a nice touch. The camera and screen are pretty good and larger than most. They don't compete with a proper camera or the screen of a laptop, but then they're not in the same price bracket either.
Though we... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2003 by Gazz.
Where can i start? This phone has everything. It is top of the range and will be for some time. The price tag is often high but if you are willing to pay more for line rental then you can get it cheaper, even free!!! (phones4u) The camera is the best i have seen since the nokia 7650. The pictures when transferred to pc via serial station (supplied), infra red or bluetooth are suprisingly good quality. You get a free handsfree kit, 3 extra styli.
The phone is larger than average phones... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2003 by technoboy.
MAJOR downfall. Doesn't support Orange line 2.
This is essential for many people such as myself.
With Opera installed quite good for wap but doesn't seem to be supported by my bank so I can't do on line banking as I could with my 6210. Opera will even support standard framed web sites though it is not really practical for the display size.
It takes pix and can serve as an MP3 player. You can make your own ring tones very easily. There is cradle to facilitate connection to the computer -... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2003 by Nabeel Mallick.
Where do I start? An excellent phone that is really just excellent with the features, usability, appearance, robustness...... Definately an improvement on the old Ericsson phones and accordingly my confidence in Sony has been further enhanced!! (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2003 by bloo.
To me, I have found this worth considering. This unit has a nice sturdy design and great features. You can download a free opera browser for it that optimizes pages to fit the screen. The bluetooth functionality works great with my Jabra headset and makes it a bit easier to deal with the slight bulk of the phone (you can keep the phone in your briefcase/jacket/inside pocket). Compared to the other phones in the category such as the palm type phones it is relatively svelt. Great bright color... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2003 by Paul.
This phone is fantastic. I have worked in the industry for a long time and this has to be the best smartphone I have seen. If you can get past the size it is definately worth splashing out on. The set up is very easy and the list of features is endless. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2003 by BigMak.
This is the best phone I have owned if not the biggest since my One2One Motorola M300! The PDA functions are excellent and are easy to synchronize. Having a 16MB memory card is very useful.
I thought using the stylus would be inconvenient but it is very simple and effective.
The thing that really stands out though is the sound quality is excellent (important in a phone don't you think?.
The thing that bugs me is whether to keep the flip on or off. If you keep it on the phone loses its... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2003 by Jit.
Finally a phone with touch screen. No more fiddling around pressing same key to create a txt. Why its taken manufactures so long to introduce this, I will never know ! Well worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by Stuee.
The Ericsson P800 is the most desirable phone ever produced, jam packed with features and gadgetry although the size takes a while to get used to it does anything you ask of it! Gorgeous! (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2003 by Jeff Shone.
I got this Phone a week ago and am frankly astounded at the amount of features. I love it to bits. The manual could be better in my opinion. You will (if you have a PDA) soon find that you may not need it. I have given my wife my old palm m505.
Great you wont be disapointed. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2003 by Drachan.
The P800 is a stunning phone.
I remember seeing original press releases in the second to third quarters or so of 2002 and getting very excited about this piece of kit. Everything about it screamed "breakthrough." It is, therefore, a real shame that Sony have done a bit of a "Nintendo" and released their piece of groundbreaking kit so late that it's *almost* run of the mill.. But All is not Lost.
I've owned a fair few gadgets in my time, I was the first person I know to get an Apple Newton... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2003 by ricco6969`.
from the momment i got this phone , my friends could not keep there hands of it , remember the sony ericsson p800 is not just a phone its a fasion Accessorie. everthing from pics to mp3 music are brill, not so easy to get hang of, but it will keep u busy 4 ages, dont buy any other phone, this is the ONE........ (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2003 by Charlie Morgan.
Yet another potentially cracking phone that has not been fully sorted. Looks and functions better without that irritating flip keypad. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2003 by Tech Freak.
What do you look for in a phone? Make and receive calls, SMS, a phone book of course. But what if you could be in your office without really being there? This is the P800.
The features on this phone are so impressive and all of them work so well. It is a phone with PDA functions. It has 12MB Internal memory to store all contacts, user data, images, messages, third party applications etc. And the supplied Memory Stick Duo gives it virtually "unlimited" external memory!!
With the cool open... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2003 by Shaun Rotherham.
Wow! what a phone, not only does it play my music, but it can also play movies whilst i'm travelling. All i need know is for it to wake me up with breakfast in bed!
The games which come with it are ace - especially the card game - and there are so many games which can be downloaded to join the growing list of fun that this phone is becoming.
The camera takes excellent quality photos and you can store loads on your phone and transfer them to your pc via the connection cables.
The only... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2003 by Brucie.
I am very pleased with this phone. I have had it for two weeks now and am still enjoying just playing with it. I have never given so many people demos of a gadget before. Everyone wants to try this phone out; family, colleagues, even a complete stranger on the train asked me about it! They were all impressed.
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to find Sony/Ericsson have included a few extra goodies. As well as the phone, battery, instructions, sim card, and charger there...
Written on: 04/03/2003 by Chillicrumble.
This mobile is the best mobile phone i have ever had! I got it for £500 from carphone warehouse - simfree, the screen is brilliant, there are more features than any other mobile phone i have ever had (and thats alot). I used to have the nokia 7650 but i sold it, that was the best mobile phone i have ever had, but the P800 was 10 times better than that, the camera was so much better, the quality is brilliant! To be fair the price is astronomical for most people - but it is well worth the... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2003 by Parry Singh.
I feel that although it has lot of features but the battery life should be increased, while one is using the features. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2003 by Frank Grundin.
After two weeks I'm still more and more pleased for each day, that since I each day find new interesting and useful functions.
I like the design of the "phone" (it's so much more than a phone), the manuvearibility in the GUI is very easy to understand. The (I think Sony) Jog Dial button make it possible to do almost everything without touching the numbers or the display.
The touch screen make it possible to have the "phone" as a Palm (calendar) and actually the P800 support what I know so... (read more)