Phone/MP3 player - which one?

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  1. Rambles

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    Been out of the market for mobiles for a while, and am using an embarrasingly old Nokia... want a new phone which doubles as an MP3 player (via memory cards preferably) has a clear screen and is not too small and fiddly for texting.

    Any suggestions? I have a camera so don't need that on my phone, and I don't want to watch video on it (got a plasma for that :D ).

    Am currently with vodaphone, but would go to whoever gave the best deal.

    Thanks muchly
     
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    You can't go wrong with the Samsung D600 (though I hear the software is a bit fiddly), the K750i, the W800i or even the Nokia 6230i, though that's a last resort. There's newer ones coming out but they're the top few at the moment.
     
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    the new sony w800i ( i think its called the walkman phone) is brilliant as an MP3 player,
     
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    Nokia N70 just out has a good mp3 player on it.
     
  5. Rambles

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    OK, thanks everyone I will check those out.
     
  6. chrislad

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    Another point of note:

    I've a K750i at the moment. I use the MP3 player a lot. I find that the battery barely lasts the day with calls, texts and MP3's being used. Something to think about if you can't charge nightly. The K750i also has the highest spec for battery life, if I recall correctly.
     
  7. Rambles

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    Hi, thanks - I can get that phone free on a low cost monthly contract... apart from the battery life do you like it? Is the mp3 player software user friendly, and can you drag and drop tunes in windows?
    thanks
     
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    You can drag and drop tunes in Windows as long as the file format is correct. They follow the file structure MP3\Artist\Album other wise it won't read it in the Walkman software. I love the phone to be honest.
     
  9. Rambles

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    Thanks again - I am torn between the two Sony's 750i and W800 and the Samsung D600.... I think the looks of the Samsung D600 are winning me over, and the buttons seem a bit bigger, I send a lot of texts!

    I see from other threads I am not the only one in this quandry, I will call my provider tommorrow and see what I can get out of them... thanks for helping me out.
     
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    To be honest its ur personal taste as the sony has the "SONY" brand name givin it that extra presense and capabillity bt the samsung does has the feature of plugging it into a tv directly. take it this way if ur due for an upgrade buy any of these gr8 phones bt if u aint then dnt spend another 400 on average (per year) on a new phone jst get a ipod nano or simlular

    hope this helped

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    The Samsung isn't as good as an MP3 player though, at least compared to the W800. Whilst both may be free on a contract, the D600 will need to have an external memory card added in, and 512meg TF cards are relatively rare - also remember that the W800 can take up to 4 gig (I think), and 1gig MSDP are about £50 at the moment (about the same price as a 512 meg TF if you can find them).

    The W800 can take any set of headphones, and the supplied ones are apparently a lot better than the D600s.

    The D600s main winning points are the screen and TV output.
     
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    So, in a nutshell, what are the main differences between the W750 and W800 Sony Erricsons?
     
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    W800 has flight mode (ie. wireless off), increases battery life
    W800 has the "walkman" music player

    K750 has a context sensitive menu (which is the same physical key as the walkman button on the W800).

    Other than that, the W800 ships with a 512meg MSDP, the K750 ships with a 64meg. The W800 ships with a set of headphones that attach via a 3.5mm adapter kit, the K750 ships with a regular headset (ie. no 3.5mm adapter for you own earpieces).
     
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    Great, thanks for that - it's the W800 I need then...
     
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    You can reflash the K750 so it thinks it's a W800. You get all the firmware perks this way. I did it, as I really didn't want Fisher Prices My First Phone, aka the W800.
     
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    Juts found the Sony Ericsson W550i - that looks lovely, is it ok? Can't find out if it takes universal headphones, will keep looking - anyone got this phone?


    EDIT: Ok, so you can use any headphones, but... it only has 256mb internal memory and it is not expandable :(

    EDIT AGAIN: My mp3 player phone research is getting confusing - am i right in saying that Sony Erricson are the only company to make mp3 player/phone that uses a normal headphone jack?
     
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    The K750i and the W800 DO NOT use normal headphone jacks. The W800i comes with an adapter alright, and I assume the later models will too.
     
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    Nope on that last point. In fact, none that I know of actually take a 3.5mm headphone jack in the phone itself, they all (W800 and W550 included) use an adapter.

    You can do the same with the 6230i and many other phones as well (ie. my SX1 can have the same sort of adapter).

    On the 6230i, the adapter cost very little (well under a tenner).

    the W550 is a pretty good phone - similar basic features as the W800, just less memory and slightly less of a camera (1.3mp, no autofocus).

    I know that I wouldn't be able to make do with "only" 256meg in a phone (!).
     
  19. Rambles

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    Thanks for the info - I didn't know about the adapters, that gives me more options.
    I know 256mb is a lot for a phone but I want to use it as a phone AND an mp3 player, so expandable memory is sort of necessary.

    I am really suprised that there isn't already this product on the market, I have a camera for taking photo's, and have a home cinema for watching video.... I want a phone / mp3 player for listening to tunes, texting and voice calls - and I don't want to pay £300 for it.

    Think I may need to wait a bit longer for someone to make a product that meets my needs.
     
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    The N91 coming soon take standard headfones without needing a converter
     
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    If you can't get a W800i for less than that on contract, shop around. It's free on a lot of tariffs.
     
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    SE w900i on vodaphone in early december.

    Seems like an excellent mp3 player, and is of the swivel design. Comes in 'ipod white' on vodaphone and black for other operators in early 2006
     
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    I really like it... I might hold off and wait for that one.
     
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    W900 is only any better than the W800 if you need 3G. For music and camera, its exactly the same as the W800, but in a much bigger package. For the difference in cost, you'll be able to get a much bigger memory card.
     
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    Ok, thanks. I think I prefer the styling of the W900i, and I kind of like it to be a bit bigger... easier to handle and text, navifate menus etc...
     

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