Product Type: Sony mobile phones
Newest Review: ... graphics when you flick through the menu so i really does feel like something special.Text messaging with predictive text. A must nowadays... more
Date: 03/12/01, updated on 05/12/01 (42 review reads)
This a realtivly new phone and has an important feature to its name 'Sony'. So you already know that it is going to be good quality. You don't want a Nokia as everyone has them and you feel like a sheep with one. If you want something different pick this phone.
What does this phone do?
Looks- Although i think it is a big long it is really thin and so light that it can't feel it in my pocket and i don't feel weighed down by a nokia. It also has an amazing feature a wheel. Mobile phone makers have discovered the wheel! Amazing. Instead of having to fiddle with little menu buttons Sony have cleverly put everything on a wheel on the side of the phone. Push it in for the menu, then spin it round through the animated menu screen (very clever) to whatever service you want.
It has great little graphics when you flick through the menu so i really does feel like something special.Text messaging with predictive text. A must nowadays to reduce the amount of smoke that can be seen coming from peoples key pads as they maniacally smash away meaningless yet amusing messages to friends. The dictionary isn?t that great but it learns once you type in word that it doesn?t recognise and then just turn on the predictive text again after it.
The memory on the phone is huge, holding about 600 name and numbers, also holding e-mail address's and grouping together one persons e-mail, home, mobile and office number. This shortens the phone book when you want to look for someone, when you find them, one click of the jog dial and you get to choose from there various numbers that have been grouped.
Initially the battery life is poor but after a few complete discharges and recharges it will be better than most! And a final advantage is the pin number for accessing the phone, it doesn't have to be 4 letters, it can be as many or as few as you want, therefore increasing security for you.
From the main screen (standby) there are
many quick options;
Moving the jog dial up or down takes you straight into the phone book, clicking the jog dial takes you straight into a animated menu. Pressing the call key gives you the ability to quickly call the last 20 people who you called, or who called you, and finally pressing the loud speaker button takes you into the WAP menu.
It has groovy ring tones and they are not the annouying ones that you find on ordinary phones they are ones that don't make you deaf but are pleasant to listen to. There are 20 to chose from.
It has WAP which isn't too interesting as most of the phones have it and the modem isn't too fast.
The games are good when you get your head around how to play them.
Schedule and other useful but boring bits. Again like the Nokia it has a calendar that you can make little notes and alarms on which can be really handy is you?ve got a sieve like memory like me. (where am I again?) Also its got a calculator that you never need but ?might just come in handy one day?.
This has a voice recorder which isn't too useful but is a great little extra all the same but records god quality sound.
I recommend this phone to everyone and anyone. It isn't as boring as a Nokia and has all the features as one. It also dosen't weigh down your pockets. It costs around £120 on vouchers.