SE W580i - Regrettable
Reviewed on Saturday May 3, 2008 by Katherine, England
I bought this phone using the birthday money i recieved in january. Alot of my friends owned this phone, and i was pretty much looking forward to having a phone that could hold all of my music, with that new 'shake function'. I was also after a decent camera, and just a generally sleek looking phone.
Well to be honest, i have only had one major problem, and this was 4-5 months after i had bought it. My phone had started to freeze very very badly, usually it froze for 5-8 seconds when i slid the phone up before i could access any of the features. I had learnt to accept this, however, when the phone began to freeze permanently, just as i was in the middle of texting a 'very important friend', it was really rather infuriating.
I tried charging it, turning it on and off, changing sims, taking the battery in and out; everything was useless. The phone would not turn on, i couldnt access anything, and i was without communication. So i decided to take it to my local orange shop.
Being told that they could not fix the phone infuriated me further. However, literally 20 seconds after i had left the shop, my phone decided to come back to life. I still to this day have no idea why it suddenly worked, but i was able to access the menu and delete the 900 odd messages that i had inbox, and the 900 others in sent messages. I believe this to be the cause of the problem, for now the phone does not freeze at all, ( even for those previous 5-8 seconds ).
I am aware alot of you have been having trouble with cracked keypads, and so have a few of my colleagues. I believe this is something to do with charging the phone; when you are charging you must leave the phone slid up, so that the heat produced from the electricity can escape into the air and not heat up the keypad to make it more brittle. (I may be wrong, but this is what a carphone warehouse representative told me). So, give that a try, see if your phone's keys dont break too often.
I do regret bying this phone, but im extremely happy with the 2GB memory stick i have for it, and the walkman is great.
I dont reccomend this phone.