Sony Ericsson Elm on O2 PAYG **New from the 2010 lineup** £30 off - now ONLY £100 - HotUKDeals
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Brand new from Sony Ericsson 2010 lineup, looks like a bargain to me. At last a candy bar phone from SE that is decent enough to replace my 4 years old K800i! It has all the major features, 5MP Camera, Noise Shield, 3G, Wifi, GPS, etc.....

Possible £3.50 cashback from Quidco/ Topcashback.

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100
HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2009, December
Status Available. Released 2010, March
Size Dimensions 110 x 45 x 14 mm
Weight 90 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
Memory Phonebook 2000 entries, Photocall
Call records 30 received, dialed and missed calls
Internal 280 MB
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face, smile detection, video calling
Video Yes, [email protected], video light
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront), RSS reader
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes, incl. motion-based + downloadable
Colors Metal Black, Pearly Rose
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Wisepilot navigation
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- Noise cancellation with dedicated microphone
- HD Voice ready
- Splash resistant
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
- SensMe, Track ID
- MP4/H.263/H.264 player
- Google Maps
- Picture editor/blogging
- YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter applications
- Widget Manager
- Organizer
- Eco friendly materials
- Walkmate, CO2 Calculator
- Voice memo/dial
- T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1000 mAh (BST-43)
Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 446 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 4 h (3G)
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#1
seams as a replacement to the c902 with gps and wifi i thinks its a good phone for the price got the wife a c903 which is simillar in spec and close to the hazel version of this its a slider not a candybar shaped tho at least sony ditched the m2 card for micro sd finally
#2
Looks like a very well specced phone for the price.

Would this have software to synchronise with MS Outlook? I would like to keep contacts, calender/apointments and notes on my phone. Can anybody name the software or provide a link?
#3
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years. I loved this feature phone to bits before smartphones made them all obsolete
#4
I want this phone but have just bought a SE W902 for £170 well gutted.

Does anyone want to buy a W902 ?
#5
Will the phone locked into the O2 network?
#6
ultrapop
Will the phone locked into the O2 network?


yeh it will, I gave them a ring to ask
#7
siliconbits
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years. I loved this feature phone to bits before smartphones made them all obsolete

Agreed, Im still using this phone and appart from the iffy joystick its still going strong with great battery life.
1 Like #8
fuiseog
Would this have software to synchronise with MS Outlook? I would like to keep contacts, calender/apointments and notes on my phone.

Yes - http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/elm?cc=gb&lc=en#view=specifications
fuiseog
Can anybody name the software or provide a link?

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/softwaredownloads/elm?cc=gb&lc=en
banned#9
EvoFq3o0
yeh it will, I gave them a ring to ask


All of the O2 phones I have had in the passed were branded O2, but worked on all networks.

This was a little while ago so they may have changed it.
#10
cant figure out is there any cash back available?
#11
£3.50 cashback with TCB: http://www.topcashback.co.uk/o2/

Same with quidco too: http://www.quidco.com/o2/
#12
anyone know if there are any apps for this phone that let it share it's internet connection to a computer over wifi?

You can do this on symbian phones with joikuspot then connect your ipod touch etc
#13
siliconbits;8220453
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years.

I'm still using one. Mind you, I've never understood what was supposed to be so great about it.
#14
siliconbits
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years. I loved this feature phone to bits before smartphones made them all obsolete


I have to disagree, - the K750i was good, but in my opinion the K810i has to be the best SE phone.
#15
i still love my k800i to bits cant believe i still have it when theres so many better phones out there lol
banned#16
Gah, o2 only deliver to card address.

Hate it when companies do this.
#17
siliconbits
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years. I loved this feature phone to bits before smartphones made them all obsolete


I have to agree with you, I had this phone and it was brilliant, I regretted giving it to someone when I upgraded to another phone which was much worse!
#18
lozzzzzzzzzz
Gah, o2 only deliver to card address.

Hate it when companies do this.


If they deliver with DHL I know you can get them to redeliver to an alternative address
#19
kurv
If they deliver with DHL I know you can get them to redeliver to an alternative address


Last time I ordered from O2 they delivered via Citylink, - which was rubbish, because they wouldn't redeliver to another address so I had to go and collect from the depot 40 miles away :-(
#20
ilikewatch;8226305
Last time I ordered from O2 they delivered via Citylink, - which was rubbish, because they wouldn't redeliver to another address so I had to go and collect from the depot 40 miles away :-(

That's a long time ago. They use DHL now & will delivery next day if stocks are available/allocated. If DHL can not delivery due to receiver not availaable then they will try to redeliver 2x times before returning back to sender. If you prefer to collect in person then 2x forms of ID is required at delivery depot.
#21
Got this mobile and it is amazing. Back cover from metal what surprised me. Wi-Fi easily connect to my router. No front camera for video calling, but I don't use it at all. Good build quality.
#22
k800i best phone ever ; my present phone is a c905 which goes back to se about every 2 months for repair so still using my k800i as a spare,
#23
This isn't a bad spec, £100 should be the price for this spec of phone now though. SE don't inspire me with any confidence these days, so I'd be wary of getting such a new model from them, until I'd seen other user reviews. SE have had some disaster phones in the last year or two. The Satio, W705, C903, G502 and W302 have all had either major firmware bugs and/or hardware failure. The SE phone of choice atm would be the W995 as it's known to work ok and the spec is good, definitely won't get that for £100 though. I would say Vivaz but it's too early to say if that works ok yet. Yeah unfortunately SE have been that bad with bringing out reliable phones.
#24
lozzzzzzzzzz;8226282
Gah, o2 only deliver to card address.

Hate it when companies do this.

What is there to hate about? Its for fraud & security reasons. Anyone could have found a bank/credit card on the streets & try to attempt to use to it to order anything & delivery to anywhere. Believe me this does happens as I work for O2 as credit checks are made against the order.

If this is your first order against your correct address with O2, then O2 wants to make sure it gets the order to the correct person & correct address where the bank/credit card is held against first. Any future orders against your O2 account then will allow you to send them anywhere in the UK as long the address is registered against Post Office address database.

O2 are not in a business to lose people's money & lose handsets by fraudsters.

It's no difference if you try to send a gift that might cost you hundreds to send to someone who you have no idea if they genuinely living at the receiving address.
#25
lozzzzzzzzzz;8226177
All of the O2 phones I have had in the passed were branded O2, but worked on all networks.

This was a little while ago so they may have changed it.

If you're buying O2UK PAYG handset direct from O2 Retail then they are usually locked to O2UK network. Most of the O2UK Pay Monthly handsets are unlocked apart from high value handsets like iPhone. If you're buying from 3rd party retailers like CPW, DAP, P4U, etc then they can be occasionally be unlocked but not always. This all depends what their purchase contractual agreeement with the handset manufacturer in the first place.
#26
fishmaster
This isn't a bad spec, £100 should be the price for this spec of phone now though. SE don't inspire me with any confidence these days, so I'd be wary of getting such a new model from them, until I'd seen other user reviews. SE have had some disaster phones in the last year or two. The Satio, W705, C903, G502 and W302 have all had either major firmware bugs and/or hardware failure. The SE phone of choice atm would be the W995 as it's known to work ok and the spec is good, definitely won't get that for £100 though. I would say Vivaz but it's too early to say if that works ok yet. Yeah unfortunately SE have been that bad with bringing out reliable phones.


I've got the aino and love it sooo much better than my w995:thumbsup:
#27
junkenstein73
I've got the aino and love it sooo much better than my w995:thumbsup:


Sorry forgot about that one. It can link up to a PS3 and control it I believe. Checked reviews and yeah it seems to work ok. So that's 1UP in favour of SE then and -50 against :P
banned#28
veedubjai
What is there to hate about?


Whatever their reasons, I hate it because it means I have to travel 60miles to pick up the phone.
#29
siliconbits
The K750i HAS to be the best SE of the past 5 years. I loved this feature phone to bits before smartphones made them all obsolete


Nah, the K800i takes that title. I'm still using mine after having made the mistake of buying a Nokia N97 when they came out. I am waiting to see what the new iPhone will bring and decide if it's worthy of a purchase or not, if not I will stick with my trusty K800i!
#30
ANYGOOD?;8226404
k800i best phone ever ; my present phone is a c905 which goes back to se about every 2 months for repair so still using my k800i as a spare,

SE K800i still reigns for its camera feature Xenon flash in low-light conditions which I use & is comparable to some current handsets in terms of quality. I still have mine to this date since it was released on the O2UK network. The last best K-series handset was the SE K810i which a just a slight slimmer profile handset than the SE K800i with same specs but I didn't like the round keypad layout. I will certainly keep mine for spares as its the best candybar SE there is at the at the moment & I don't need touchscreen. If anyone knows where I can buy SE K800i/SE K810i brand new, let me know! Could do with another one.

The SE C905 have been well known for it plight of software issues due to SE rushing out handsets far too soon to keep up with the competition. The C-series is a replacement for the K-series but the whole saga with faulty software issues have given the C-series a real bad name. It was only when the SE C903 that settle things down.

If you really want the best SE handset now with best stable software to this date then I can highly recommend the W995 handset at the moment. The latest SE handsets are too new to judge the software issues yet hence its wise to keep your handset upto date with the latest software released by the handset manufacturer.

A majority (95%) of faulty handsets are due to bad software hence i wouldn't consider buying new handsets that have only just been released as I expect it to be expensive at first & may have sub-standard software. You are recommended to wait ar least 6/9 months until most issues have settle down before buying.


Hope this helps anyone. :thumbsup:
#31
fishmaster
Sorry forgot about that one. It can link up to a PS3 and control it I believe. Checked reviews and yeah it seems to work ok. So that's 1UP in favour of SE then and -50 against :P


Yeah you can synch it to your ps3 and access it's content remotey,

Nice big screen for viewing vids/pics also which is a plus over the w995
#32
veedubjai
SE K800i still reigns for its camera feature Xenon flash in low-light conditions which I use & is comparable to some current handsets in terms of quality. I still have mine to this date since it was released on the O2UK network. The last best K-series handset was the SE K810i which a just a slight slimmer profile handset than the SE K800i with same specs but I didn't like the round keypad layout. I will certainly keep mine for spares as its the best candybar SE there is at the at the moment & I don't need touchscreen. If anyone knows where I can buy SE K800i/SE K810i brand new, let me know! Could do with another one.

The SE C905 have been well known for it plight of software issues due to SE rushing out handsets far too soon to keep up with the competition. The C-series is a replacement for the K-series but the whole saga with faulty software issues have given the C-series a real bad name. It was only when the SE C903 that settle things down.

If you really want the best SE handset now with best stable software to this date then I can highly recommend the W995 handset at the moment. The latest SE handsets are too new to judge the software issues yet hence its wise to keep your handset upto date with the latest software released by the handset manufacturer.

A majority (95%) of faulty handsets are due to bad software hence i wouldn't consider buying new handsets that have only just been released as I expect it to be expensive at first & may have sub-standard software. You are recommended to wait ar least 6/9 months until most issues have settle down before buying.


Hope this helps anyone. :thumbsup:


Very helpful/informative.

Thank you :thumbsup:
#33
Anyone know if this is instore too ?

EDIT: Yes you can + £10 top up
#34
lozzzzzzzzzz
All of the O2 phones I have had in the passed were branded O2, but worked on all networks.

This was a little while ago so they may have changed it.


Ive had 3 PAYG O2 phones recently and all were locked
#35
Anyone know if the GPS can be utilised for Geocaching?
#36
i would want to unlock this to three and use it as a skype phone with both wifi and 3g, this possible?
#37
mrbg07546
i would want to unlock this to three and use it as a skype phone with both wifi and 3g, this possible?


You can unlock it and use it on the 3Three network because it's a 3G handset but you won't be able to use Skype. Only official 3Three branded phones can be used for Skype on their network.
#38
mrbg07546;8226719
i would want to unlock this to three and use it as a skype phone with both wifi and 3g, this possible?

I can't see why not but will be trial & error for you. But, bear in mind that all network providers have their own stringent product test criteria that fits their product portfolio of handset range that meets their customers needs. This handset may work very well under O2UK network but could not be guarantee to work very well under 3 network. That why some handsets are not available with some mobile networks because it just doesn't fit in on their own stringent product test criteria to ensure customer satisfaction.

You can easily judge this by checking if SE Elm handset will be available under 3 network in the first place or if they are testing the handset before officially releasing it later.

Other 3rd party retailers like CPW, DAP, P4U will certainly have to ensure that the handsets will work on all eligible UK mobile networks before been sold but I could not advise if they have stringent product test criteria to meet their customers need under every network service provider. Just look at their product portfolio, it's massive compare to going direct with the network service provider because they sell everything under one roof. You are better to ask the 3rd party retailers directly if you are thinking of buying handset through them.

BTW, it's called unlatching. Try the local market store, network provider or the internet for a small fee. I'm sure someone here will know of a online unlatching service available at cost that can send you the info to unlatch it. :thumbsup:
#39
I've had the K750, K770 and W810. All were great phones in their day. On a Nokia 5800 now which beats all of them but that's because time moves on.

The K800 might have been a good phone but a bit of a brick, though good camera.

Can confirm that O2 use DHL these days.
#40
Looks a great phone, but I couldn't live without it being a smartphone or Android.

I can't wait the SE Rachael to be released!

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