UK: Sony Ericsson K800i vs iPhone 3G 16GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemax, Jul 8, 2008.

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Which phone to go for?

  1. Sony Ericsson K800i

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. iPhone 3G 16GB

    34 vote(s)
    94.4%
  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Not sure what to do. If you were in my shoes, what would you do? I've never had an iPhone before, by the way, but I'm pretty excited. :D

    I know there are loads of threads like this and you all hate them (including me), but, this isn't a 'what do I do thread' - this is a 'what would YOU do' thread.

    SE K800i - Pros: MMS, 3mp camera, MMS, Copy&Paste, FM Radio, Real Bluetooth, File Manager

    iPhone 3G 16GB: Pros: GPS, iPod, Internet, The Legendary Software and OS, App Store, iTunes Store, YouTube, Email



    Keep K800i or get iPhone 3G?

    You decide... where my money goes :p

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. iPhonetherefore macrumors member

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    get rid!

    the wife had a SE k800i before her iPhone and the picture quality is better on the iPhone, the SE is VERY yellow, get an iPhone - you wont regret it!
     
  3. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I currently have a K800i. Even by SE standards the K800i is a good few years old now. The K800i is very slow to process pics at full 3MP resolution from the camera so I only use at 2MP, same as the iPhone.

    Although the K800i is well built phone that has can stand a few knocks and bumps. The shutter cover on the back of mine has started to pack up. I have to bang it on a table to get the camera to work. :rolleyes:

    I personally can't wait for my iPhone to arrive. :cool::D
     
  4. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a K800i for a good wee while before my current N95 and I would definitely get an iPhone.

    The camera on the K800i is very good by the way, although without an optical zoom I've found that camera phones are all pretty useless so I didn't use it much.

    The only reason I would go for a K800i over an iPhone is the cost. I'm pretty sure you can get a K800i pretty cheap on both PAYG and Pay Monthly tariffs now, no doubt much cheaper than the iPhone.
     
  5. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    i dont even know what that phone is, but get get an iphone- you wont regret it.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    The k800i is better than the k850 in some ways - it's got a cracking camera.
    Depends what you want - write a list of your top 10 ranked needs/desired features. See which phone has the most. Toss a coin. Buy the iPhone anyway...

    Would you have copy and paste over GPS?
    FM Radio over Internet?
    A file manager over Apple's software and OS?
    1 more Mpixel, over the iTunes store, the app store, and the wifi Cloud/BTOPenzone/ equivalent for your country?

    Know a close friend who has one, and she's already eyeing up stealing my 3G iPhone, and I haven't even got one yet!
     
  7. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    I'm changing from a K800i to an iPhone.

    I like my K800i - the camera is good (although the sliding cover is terrible) and it's a simple phone to use - while having decent features.

    It's one opf the few SE phones I've owned where the joystick is still working after a year (nearly) too. It will become my work phone.

    Or rather, it will become my work-phone-when-I've-used-up-my-iPhone-minutes :D
     
  8. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, the thing is, is that I already have the K800 on contract, which is due to expire soon. So, If i really need it, I can always keep it on PAYG :D

    I tell you my biggest worry:

    I love BBC Radio 1, and I can't listen live on the iPhone. Does the iPhone 3G work with Griffin iFM? I really use the FM radio a lot. Also, does the new BBC iPlayer work on iPhone - the July 3 redesigned version

    Thanks
     
  9. sjw macrumors regular

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    Ah.. I thought you were going to be purchasing the K800i new - I don't think they are even available anymore!

    Like a few others in this thread I am moving from K800i to iPhone. K800i has been my favourite phone I've owned and the camera has been a great little performer.

    But compared to the iPhone that's the only PRO I can think of - it's a good pro, but the iPhone has too many trump cards. I'm going to be disappointed by the camera downgrade (perhaps the only sore point for me re. the iPhone) BUT everything else - internet, iPod, multimedia, GPS, apps & games, bigger screen, cool factor - all have the iPhone heavily stacked as the winner for me. Bring on Friday..
     
  10. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're probably right, I mean, that's what compact cameras are for? A compact camera and an iPhone - what a combination!!! :eek:
     
  11. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Griffin can't confirm compatability till Friday onwards was the word from Griffin Customer Services I got today.

    BBC's iPlayer will become compatible, and streaming radio is a market that'll open up for the iPhone.
     
  12. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does it work with the existing iPhone? Thanks for asking them by the way! :)
     
  13. ryanmanu macrumors regular

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    i have a k800i and im changing to an iphone 3g hopefully :cool:
     
  14. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm amazed by the amount of K800 / iPhone 3G switchers - the k800 must've been some phone, - thought it was just me :D
     
  15. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    While you lot are in this thread, do you know anything about future upgrading?

    With the new iPhone 3G, if a newer model happened to be released in the near future (during the 18 month contract), where would a contract customer stand on upgrading from an iPhone 3G to a newer model (if it happened to be released) within the contract?

    I understand that upgrading to a newer handset inside a contract isn't the standard procedure for other handsets, but original iPhone users can upgrade to iPhone 3G on July 11, according to www.o2.co.uk, (despite being only 8 months into the contract).

    Is it likely that this 'procedure' of early upgrading will be repeated for the next model? Not necessarily a free upgrade, but some sort of method of obtaining a newer model without 'paying-off' the rest of the contract.

    Thanks
     
  16. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    If O2 decide on the same procedure then even if you are still in contract you can simply buy the new version and start a new 18-month contract without having to pay off your existing contract. That way it keeps you under contract for the forseable furture, which of course, is what O2 wants.
     
  17. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but it's different this time because the price is now subsidised and O2 is unlikely to just 'bin' the rest of their subsidy.
     
  18. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    In all fairness to SE and the K800i, it was(is) a damn good phone. Much better than the K700i/K750i and some say better than the K850i which replaced it. As some have said above. Its the only SE phone I've had where the joystick has broken lol.
     
  19. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    True, it says on O2's site that you have to stay on current tariff for at least 9 months before you can change tariff so that might cover it for them. If say Apple brought out a 32GB version in 6 months you might have to wait the extra 3 before you can change without having to buy your way out of the contract.
     
  20. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    it really amazes me how somebody can compare two phones like that... a sony ericsson and an IPHONE 3G... damn it really shocks me...

    I GIVE IT ONLY ONE BENEFIT - IT CAN BE LEGALLY UNLOCKED, THATS IT!
     

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