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Sony Ericsson W800i vs Samsung Z500

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    I'm looking at buying either of these soon. I prefere the Sony Ericsson W800i but it does not have 3G, Unlike the Samsung Z500. Can anyone tell me some more info on 3G and whether it is worth getting the Samsung for. It is the deciding factor, as like I say I'd rather get the Sony Ericsson W800i.
     
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    I am down to these 2 choices too for my upgrade.

    So I went to the local Orange store today, and I'm 90% sure I'll be going for the Sony.

    Main reason is that I have seen the Samsung E700 and E720 and thoughts they were nice phones. But the Z500 is a bit bulkier and not as smooth on the design. Assume this is because there is more packed into it (compared to other 3G phones it is small though).

    And then I really don't think that I would ever make use of the 3G capabilities. All the years I have been using a mobile, 99% of the time is just calls and texting. Never played a game, went on to the internet, fiddled/downloaded silly ringtones etc. So most extras are a waste. I think 3G would be similar. If you want to do video calling with other 3G users or watch Premiership highlights or music videos then go for 3G, but remember that it'll cost you extra.

    As for the Sony, it has all the gimmicky things too (except 3G) but I believe the better quality music facilities helped my decision. Plus, its a nice looking phone.
     
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    the z500 is a smaller phone than the e720 and the e730.
    i would be tempted to get the z500 because of i've heard lots of bad stories about the k750i and the w800i. the reported number of faulty units is quite shocking.
     
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    I don't think the Z500 is actually smaller than the other 2 Samsungs.

    What I really meant by my comment though was that it was not as smooth in the design i.e. when closed the 2 halves did not sit as flush as they do on the 700 or 720.
     
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    z500 is smaller than the e720.

    z500 = 89 x 44 x 24.5 mm
    e720 = 90 x 45 x 23.3 mm
     
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    Not trying to be smart here but:

    z500 = 89 x 44 x 24.5 mm = 95942
    e720 = 90 x 45 x 23.3 mm = 94365

    Answer: Z500 bigger.

    But basically I think that the thickness measurement of 24.5 v 23.3 is what made it feel bigger in the shop when I had it in my hand - definitely does not feel as compact as the 1st x 2 Samsungs.
     
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    W800i without a doubt, by far the best phone I've ever used.

    And I've been through quite a few :). (Nokia 8910i, 6600, 7610, 8850, 7650, 6230, Sony Ericsson S700i, P800, T68i, K700i, Samsung D500, and many more)
     

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