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Sony Ericsson K608i

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20.12.2005

Advantages:
Small size and huge functionality

Disadvantages:
Buttons maybe a little too small !  !  !

Recommendable Yes:

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Durability & Robustness

Battery standby time

Value for money

Range of features

Battery talktime

Camera Quality

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This a mobile phone for the Three (3G) network and before you say "Brick!" let me say first this is not like the other 3G phones out there!

3G phones are notoriously bulky, with batteries that last about 2 seconds talk time and make you wish you might have joined another 2G or 2.5G network - well this is different.

Sony Ericsson have created a phone that has all the gagets you expect of a modern phone, in a bitesize package (compared to previous 3G models!) and with a battery that lasts 150 hours on standby (a week for the uninitiated) and about 40 hours if you are constantly gabbing away. This is a superb step forward from the technology we had to put up with just a year ago - which was like going back in a timewarp.

Many people originally went for Three because of the great, low-cost packages - idle to the fact the phones were awful - and not because of the Three content. Very few people make video calls, and very few people browse the internet on their phone - and why would you want to?

So lets put that big intro about why 3G phones have gotten so much better and get down to what this phone can actually do!

Those familiar with Sony Ericssons will be pleased to see the standard functionality all there, although any software gliches that were apparent in previous models are absent from this. Not one crash yet!! The specs are below, but the highlights are these:

- Bluetooth (which is finally useful - it syncs beautifully with Outlook, so your calendar and contacts can be seemlessly passed between one and the other.

- Tri-band which means you can use it anywhere in the world (except Japan I am led to believe)

- RIngtones a plenty! You can download your own onto the phone as MP3s and there is plenty of space for this. And they actually sound great

- FM Radio: okay some may not find this a useful bonus, but I have found myself listening to the radio all the time on the train and elsewhere - good reception and it doesn't take its toll on battery either

- Camera cover: the rear camera has a little cover that operates like the top on the tin of parmesan cheese, which is good for protection. The camera itself is not great but certainly does the job


Downsides on the features:

- Blue button: the famous blue button for accessing the Three extra stuff is inconveniently placed where you always seem to hit it, so you could find yourself with a hefty bill at the end of the month!! Maybe thats the plan! :)

- This is the only serious flaw I think: the buttons are too small, especially for my chunky fingers! There is space for very slightly larger buttons and this should have been seen in the design.

Overall: this is a great phone, so easy to use with the menu and little toggle stick. It is simplicity and for someone that had a previous generation 3G phone, it lasts forever!!! Hurrah!

K608i Specifications:

Screen:
262,144-colour TFD

Networks:
GSM 900
GSM 1800
GSM 1900
UMTS

Available colours:
Silky White
Pearl Silver

Sizes:
105.1 x 45.4 x 18.8 mm

Weight:
100 g

Below is an extended list of features, so only read if you really want to know the complete information:

Features:

Imaging:
Camera 1.3 megapixel
Camera integrated
Photo light
Video Call
Video Clip
Video record
Video streaming
EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
Macromedia Flash Lite™ (trademark of Macromedia)
Picture editor
Picture effects
Picture phonebook
Picture wallpaper
Screensaver
Themes display
VideoDJ™
Viewfinder display
Wallpaper animation

Messaging:
E-mail
Instant Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
QuickShare™
MMS Video
Predictive text input
SMS long (Text Messaging)
Sound recorder

Entertainment:
Content Online
FM radio
Games Download
Games Embedded
Java™
Media Player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
MusicDJ™
PlayNow™
Polyphonic ringtones

Connectivity:
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
GPRS
Infrared port
UMTS
USB support
High-speed data
Synchronization PC
3G
Synchronization Apple®

Internet:
Modem
WAP 1.2.1
WAP 2.0 XHTML

Controls:
Camera button
Icon Desktop
Joystick
Menu shortcuts
Selection keys
Side Volume Keys
Vibrating Alert
Voice Mail
Voice control

Organiser:
Calendar
Contacts
File manager
PIM Sync
Alarm clock
Business card exchange
Calculator
Code memo
Conference calls
Phone book
Speaker phone
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
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Crazykid 20.12.2005 22:03

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Playgirl27 20.12.2005 21:37

I did rate this vh untill I checked for coping, i have now had to rate not helpful.

Tha-Flash 20.12.2005 20:46

I'm not keen on this phone but good review. Chris

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  3. keithfa

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"helpful" by (56%):

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