Sony Ericsson K530i

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Sony Ericsson K530i

The Sony Ericsson K530 is a slim 3G phone that gives full and fast access to the Web, plus performance imaging with a 2 megapixel camera and a variety...

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Review of "Sony Ericsson K530i"

published 21/08/2007 | debbsfranklin
Member since : 04/11/2006
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Pro Looks great, works well, lots of great features
Cons Small-ish memory
very helpful
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Durability & Robustness
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"Classy Candybar"

Another classy and chic offering from Sony Ericsson this year packed with the latest technologies.

The slim candybar design is available in two colours, both black and grey and the metallic paintwork and sophisticated keypad make this phone a real looker.

The wonderfully sized TFT screen means that images and menu screens are easily viewed in vibrant colour with modern icons as a default menu.

Weighing just 92g and measuring 102mm x 46mm x 14mm this is a very slim, lightweigh device ideal for being out on the move.

The device is Tri-Band which means it works in most countries on the 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 frequencies.

A relatively small internal memory at only 16MB is not ideal for those that like to store many pictures or sounds however the memory card slot allows for extra expansion.

With GPRS, WAP and 3G technologies this handset is fast, whether it's browsing your networks ringtone options or bidding on eBay (network dependant) this handset has fast browsing speed capabilites meaning you're not waiting around waiting for your fave ringtone to download.

It also offers a 2MP camera which provides sufficient quality to take a good photo, this is pretty standard for this price range. Sony Ericsson have high quality camera's built into them as mobile phones go and so although 2MP is slightly behind the times now, for capturing those funny moments, or memory's on the move, this phone is perfect. With 2.5X digital zoom those close-up shots are easily captured as well.

This phone has SMS, MMS, Email and Video messaging capabilites which means you are always able to say what you need to create fun and interesting messages for your friends.

With voice dialling, loudspeaker and car kits available keeping in touch on the move has never been easier. And with the latest bluetooth software not only can you transfer files but also use the wide range of headserts and bluetooth accessories available.

The talk time on average seems to be around 9 hours and a standby battery time of approx 395 hours this device's battery is more than capable of supporting the numerous applications available without draining the battery in a short time.

The device also has the familiar RSS feeds to provide you with new updates and a weather application which can provide you with a 3-day forecast wherever you are.

The phone also offers an FM radio, 3D games and video streaming to allow you to stay entertained. This device also offers the Sony Ericsson Track IT feature which allows you to record a few seconds of a song and it will tell you not only what it is but also try and find the ringtone for you.

As well as polyphonic ringtones you can use the original artist tracks as your ringtones also and set these to individual contacts to help you identify who is calling without a glance.

With all the usual extra's you would expect from this level of phone from Sony Ericsson such as:
Alarm Clock
Flight Mode
Task List
this device really does seem to have it all.

The only thing it seems to missing is a comprehensive MP3 player that the Sony Ericsson walkman phones sport however if you are looking for a device that is primarily a phone with built in extra's then this classy new device could be for you.

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  • deni251081 published 18/09/2011
    i can't learn from you for made good review.....goood.
  • jesi published 13/09/2008
    You are describing this as if it were something you have read about rather than used ~ please can you tell me a bit more about reception, ease in use and so forth ~ how often do you charge it and for how long? have you dropped it? what does it feel like in your hands? . . . ♥ jesi &#9829
  • pelak18 published 10/09/2007
    Quality review.
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Product Information : Sony Ericsson K530i

Manufacturer's product description

The Sony Ericsson K530 is a slim 3G phone that gives full and fast access to the Web, plus performance imaging with a 2 megapixel camera and a variety of news, weather and entertainment features.

Product Details

Cellular / Features: GPRS; UMTS; Bluetooth; USB; Memory Stick Micro support

Cellular / Extra Features: 2 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3/MPEG-4 player

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 2

Cellular / Technology: WCDMA (UMTS); GSM

Communications / Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Cellular / Combined with: Digital Camera; Digital Player; FM Radio

Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson

Phone Design: Classic

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Type: Mobile phone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player; FM radio

Long Name: K530i

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Mobile Services: Video Call

Colour: Warm silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 46 mm x 14 mm x 102 mm

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Mobile phone

Product Description: Sony Ericsson K530i - warm silver - 3G GSM - mobile phone, Sony Ericsson K530i - 3G GSM - mobile phone

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900

Weight: 92 g

Supported Memory Card: Memory Stick Micro M2

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Form Factor: Bar

Phone Features

Additional Features: Intelligent Typing (T9)

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert


Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Communication Features: Internet browser

Data Transmission: GPRS


Included Accessories: Power adapter


User Memory: 16 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Memory Stick Micro M2


Connector Type: Data port - Fast Port


Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900

Software Platforms Supported: Java


Width: 46 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Height: 102 mm

Weight: 92 g

Aerial: Internal

MPN: DPY1013251/27, DPY1013251/134, HGSE79, K530I

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Body Colour: Warm silver

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Bar

Available Body Colours: Thunder black, warm silver


Multi-language Menu: Yes

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Display Illumination Colour: White

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Display Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours


Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, stopwatch, alarm clock

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Features: Video recording

Digital Zoom: 2.5

Messaging & Internet

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser, RSS feeds

Mobile Services: Video Call

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Downloadable Content: Themes, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0


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