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Classy Candybar


Looks great, works well, lots of great features

Small - ish memory

Recommendable Yes:

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Battery talktimeExcellent

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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 18.09.2011 11:27

i can't learn from you for made good review.....goood.

jesi 13.09.2008 13:30

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 10.09.2007 23:33

Quality review.

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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...

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

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