2mp, video, flash, 8x digital zoom
3G, tri-band GSM, Bluetooth, USB
470MB plus Memory Stick slot
Talk time 8 hours
LOOK AND FEEL:
Build quality seems good but it’s big and bulky, even for a 3G phone (and especially for an MP3 player). Quirky jacknife opening works well enough. Nice slick finish, too.
Very small edge buttons select camera and music player; one rocker doubles for music volume and camera zoom. Rubber covers for Memory Stick slot and all-purpose connector look ripe for abuse.
Good-size and well-defined keys inside, with good white backlighting. Navigation joypad and soft keys on top work well.
Generous screen (31?40mm) and nice display with excellent colour – better than K750i, for instance.
Loads – 470MB in the phone itself, plus more available via memory card. Definitely MP3-player territory.
2mp camera as used in K750i/W800i – good white balance, good auto focus, good colour saturation. No protection for lens through, and contrast could be better. VGA camera provided on front for video calls.
Plays MP3s and others (not iTunes and other online music store formats though). Simple and effective interface.
Volume range is fine, equalizer has some presets that do make a difference (especially megabass). But earbud headphones are tinny.
A bit hefty as a phone and battery life could be better, but is comfortable and generally logical to use for all its many functions.
PC sync software, video camera, FM radio, lots of software.
• Enough memory to store enough music, good interface to play it.
• Build quality and overall feel – especially fine display.
• Full feature set, including 3G functionality.
WE DON’T LIKE:
• Poor earbud headset.
• So-so battery life.
Not the ideal iPod replacement, but it will do as an alternative to basic MP3 players. And as a 3G camera phone it does perform well.
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