Product Type: Sony mobile phones
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High built quality, excellent reception, ample screen size
Member Name: michael_scholl
Date: 23/09/03, updated on 23/09/03 (1016 review reads)
Advantages: Screen size, Excellent reception, High built quality
1.Thanks to its ample DISPLAY dimensions (the largest in its category!), excellent graphics (has a high resolution graphic display which no Nokia has this category), display is so clear and easy to read.
-Most READABLE DISPLAY in this category, 9 lines (small font), selectable display font (Nokias can't even compare, with Nokias you have only 4 lines and most Nokia models have too weak displays, that make it too difficult to read most of the times)
-Small, elegant but tough. EXCELLENT BUILT QUALITY (All the cellular world knows it by heart that Nokias suffer from low built quality)
-Excellent reception (can't even compare with small Nokia model, which have almost no reception most cases) The sound quality, is great for both reception and transmission (triple voice coding).
2. The jog dial is great. 5 FUNCTIONS WITH A SINGLE BUTTON!. So easy, even a fool can reach all the sub-menus in a second.
3. In silent mode, all the phones on this planet do the same thing: just stay silent. Vibration strength is excellent.
4. All the accessories are available in the market.
5. Excellent battery life. Still the same after 2 years: 3 days straight. Excellent for such a small battery size (by the way a 8210 needs a full charging everyday)
6. Built quality is PERFECT. Dropped it several times and had no problems at all. You don't get the bone cracking sounds coming from a Nokia keyboard. You don't have any display problems that Nokias are famous with (this site contains several reviews about Nokias display problems)
7. Reception: Perfect. Can not even compare with Nokias. I've used 5 different Nokia models, they had terrible reception. I've both phones right now in my hand: a Nokia 8210 and a Sony CMD-Z7. Sony has full reception but Nokia 8120 has 3 reception levels !!!!
8. Volume control is so easy with the great jog dial. Anyway, you hear so clear all the times that you won't even try to increase the volume.
>9. Ring tones are great. (Nokia 8210's 1-5 volume selection makes no difference in ring volume, missed so many calls with 8210). Polyph.ring tones are so different that you have no change to miss a call.
10. Scheduler functionality is great. Excellent full month view (which you don't have in Nokias), events and appointments can be arranged separately (which you can not in nokias)
11. This is an excellent cell phone built by Sony. Far better than 6xxx,7xxx and 8xxx Nokia series in all aspects.