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      02.07.2012 00:16

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      Good phone, value for money, excellent camera

      In my opinion the Sony Ericsson C902 is an excellent phone. I found it relatively easy to navigate around, it has a great quality camera and best of all it is robust! I have honestly lost count of the amount of times this phone was dropped, thrown, slid etc etc. And in all the time I had it (probably about 18 months or so) I never once got bored of it and decided I wanted a new one, which happens a lot with me! I was so sad to have to get rid of this one, but I had used it so much that the keypad actually started to come away. We tried to glue it back on but it just was not staying! So reluctantly I had to replace it with the phone I now have. It was a fun phone though, it still has actual buttons but also a partial touch screen which you mostly use for the phone's camera features. I also loved the sliding part that covered the camera up, I would sit and fiddle with that for ages, popping it up and down! Very theraputic. Unfortunately though another downside is the fact that the C902 has quite a small screen, especially compared with most of the more up to date smart phones there are available in the market place now. But all in all a good reliable phone.

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      11.03.2012 21:50
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      Strong, fully featured, quality built mobile phone with a great camera.

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      Sony Ericsson C902

      The Producer of the Product
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      The Target Audience
      Suitable for anybody who is after a basic phone, with some good features and a decent mobile camera.

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      £75.00 (Amazon)

      Is the product for you?
      If you are after a phone which has an excellent Cyber-Shot Camera, is built solidly so which with stand many hits, is capable of video calls, great media player and all the basics of a mobile phone then this is the product for you.

      If you are after a more hi-tech phone then I would recommend something like a HTC or an IPhone.

      The product in one
      Opening the box to this Cyber shot phone you will find that this is a classic styled Sony Ericsson, except at its best compared with other models. The keypad is a traditional one which has good size rectangle keys and great for fast text messaging. Picking it up and holding it in your hand you can just tell you are holding a quality handset, well built, it even feels solid yet at a great weight in the hand or pocket. The housing to the phone is a good combination of plastic and metal, which has a great elegant finish and is probably why it feels solid when holding it in your hand. The screen looks great when turned on, has a high quality look and sense to it and isn't too glary on the eyes. There are touch-sensitive shortcuts added to both sides of the screen. These are used to activate the camera and switch between still and video. They can also change the autofocus mode, flash and other camera settings.

      As this is a Cyber-shot phone it is expected to have a top quality camera... and it does. It meets the expectations and more, the camera is hidden by a sliding cover, which when pulled up triggers the camera off. The camera is a whopping 5 megapixel, with auto focus, image stabiliser and flash. The auto focus feature is one that will use face detection software which means that it automatically detects the features of a face in the picture and target it for you so you can find the centre. The image stabiliser feature is one which helps avoid any photo blur when taking pictures in low lit rooms or when outside in the dark. The flash simply lights up any room that you are in so that you will have a better quality of photo. The camera also has another great feature called the BestPic feature. These is where if you choose it, it will take 9 photos in a single second and you can then go through and choose which one you want to keep. The phone is able to detect which way it is being held using an accelerometer, and the phone will automatically rotate your pictures into portrait or landscape mode.

      Older Cyber shot phones weren't to good when it come to music and media, but this phone, although been a Cyber shot has excellent music capabilities too. The media player built in to the phone is fully featured and has added support for album art whilst playing your music. Sony's Mega Bass feature ensures that you get rich, quality sounds out of the small speaker on the phone. You can personalise this phone by downloading MP3 ringtones which are MP3 and AAC Supported using the Play Now feature. TrackID can identify a song from a few seconds recording. An FM radio with RDS is also included. You can plug in a stereo headphone, or use an optional Bluetooth stereo headset. The memory is average by modern standards at 160 Mbytes but the phone supports Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards up to 4 GB, which is enough to store 1,000 music tracks. For some reason though, there's no support for microSD cards.

      There is support Bluetooth and USB. The USB connection enables the phone to act as a USB mass storage device, so moving music and images between phone and PC is drag-and-drop simplicity itself, plus if you ever have any complications with the phone you can always sort it out through the USB by connecting it to a PC and re-installing the operating system onto the phone. This is a 3G phone, with HSDPA support enabling an "always-on" internet connection with download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps - comparable with a home broadband connection. As well as being 3G, it's a quadband GSM phone, so should be usable anywhere in the world.
      Battery life is adequate, but ultraslim phones tend to have shorter battery lives than conventional phones, which isn't surprising. The smaller screen size does help to reduce power consumption, and I don't think that the battery life will be an issue for most users.

      How does it compare to other Products?
      Compared to other mobile phones and other Cyber shots this is a great phone. Not only does it have a brilliant camera and software to go with it, but it also offers a brilliant music and media system on the phone. It is solid built and looks fantastic been a mix between metal and plastic.

      Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
      This phone achieves its purpose in providing a fully featured phone, which is well built, has a great camera and support for media

      Breaking it down
      * 3G video calling
      * 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, 16x digital zoom and lens cover
      * Video camera
      * Display: TFT, 262,144-colour, 240 x 320 pixels
      * Media player
      * FM radio with RDS
      * MP3/AAC ringtones
      * Speakerphone
      * Voice recorder
      * Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
      * 3D Java games
      * Animated wallpaper
      * Web browser, RSS feeds, blogging
      * HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
      * Personal organiser functions
      * Flight mode
      * Vibration alert
      * Memory: 160 Mbytes plus support for Memory Stick MicroTM (M2TM) (up to 4 GB)
      * Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB mass storage, modem
      * Quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) plus 3G (UMTS 2100)
      * Size: 108 x 49 x 10.5 mm
      * Weight: 107g

      How to Improve
      To improve this phone I would probably make the screen larger and add support for microSD cards instead of M2 cards.
      Product Rating 4/5

      (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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      27.02.2012 19:29
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      Fantastic phone, reasonably good price and very easy to use!

      I bought this phone a little while ago due to the fact my other phone had broke and couldn't be repaired. This is a Limited edition James Bond Sony Ericsson C902, which I didn't realise at the time. I'm not a massive fan of James Bond, but I did feel slightly 'cooler' knowing this was a limited edition. I've never been really picky over phones, as long as a phone is user friendly then it's good enough for me.

      -- About the Sony Ericsson C902 --
      The James Bond Limited Edition Titanium Silver C902 was released in November 2008 after the Quantum Of Solace film was released. The users will get the chance to know exactly what it takes to be a secret agent, like with the first level of an exclusive pre-loaded spy-style game. In addition, the full color trailer of the film, behind-the-scenes interviews with the stars and exclusive content such as wallpapers and screensavers will be available on the phone and the memory card.

      -- Appearance of the phone --
      When you recieve the phone it comes in a cardboard box including all the needed accessories, such as:

      * The user manual - Containing all the needed information to set-up your phone and learn to get the grips with all the software. Also gives you information about any of the problems that may occur whilst using your phone, how to correct the problems and other options if you cannot correct the problems yourself and need help or advice.
      * Hands free - Which you can use anytime, anywhere for example whilst driving.
      * Usb cable - This can be used to either charge your phone through your laptop/computer, also to transfere music, photos ect either to your phone or your computer.
      * Battery and battery cover
      * Software CD - Which you can use to re install programmes on your phone, help correct problems on your phone and much more.
      * Travel charger - Another option to charge your phone, rather than through your laptop/computer, which you can anywhere with you and plug into a socket.

      The weight of the handset is approximately 107 grams which is an excellent lightweight size for its capabilities. The casing is slim only being 11mm in depth, being ideal for carrying around with you. The phone comes with a two inch colour display, which provides up to 262k colours on a QVGA screen with a 240 x 320 pixel screen resolution. The 3G phone comes with easy to access touch, sensitive keys which light up and are situated on either side of the two inch colour screen. There is a built in accelerometre feature, which allows you to rotate your phone and the screen to roatate with it. The phone is mainly black with a silver highlights.

      -- The camera and video --
      The phone contains a 5 mega pixel camera is the main feature available on this phone. with high quality camera feature which allows the user to capture a more precise and clear picture. The camera comes with many easy to use features which you can use to better your needs such as:

      * Auto focus with a face focus - To use when the user needs to capture a picture of a person, the focus feature will automatically aim to focus on the persons face.
      * A 16 x digital zoom - This allows the user to get up close to a person, object ect.
      * Flash- This will light up in any darkness.
      * Image stabiliser - This will steady all the pictures even if there is slight movements in the images, so there is no blurred shot.
      * A Bestpic feature - This allows to take nine shots with one press of the camera keys.
      * Photo fix - This is a programme that will adjuct and correct the light balance and contract after the photo has been taken and it can also banish red eyes, with the reduction tool.
      * PictBridge - This allows you to print poctures on a compatible printer directly from your handset.

      The pictures are taken in appoximately 1 second and this allows you to choose the best picture out of the nine that were taken. It also comes with blogging capabilities which you can send pictures directly to a blog site and allows your contacts to veiw the pictures from your website.

      -- Video --
      The camera can also be used as a video recorder, which can be played back to you from your handset. The video comes with a stabiliser which will cancel all the small hand movements the user might make whilst recording, this leaves you with a smooth, non interupted video. There is also a built in video light which allows you to light up the darkness whilst you are recording. It also enables you to have video calling with the built in 3G technology.

      -- Music --
      The phone always has a media player with supports most music video formats so you can watch and listen to your music to get the best experience. With the support of Bluetooth stereo A2DP, this allows you to have a wireless connection between the phone and the headset. The phone also comes with a FM radio with RDS which provides you with on screen text infortmation relevant to a song playing on the radio. The media player also comes with useful music tools such as:

      * Megabass - A frequeny enhancing feature.
      * TrackID - a Music recognition feature.

      -- The Internet --
      You can send and recieve emails from your phone, which allows you to stay in contact with anyone using an email address. The phone also supports MMS messaging which you can send pictures, videos and music. You are also able to use a instant messaging (online chat) with any contact that may be online, it works the same way as if you were using an instant messaging service through your laptop/computer.

      -- Other features of the C902 --
      * A rechargable battery - This provides you with 400 hours of standby battery time or up to 9 hours of talk time.
      * Built in 3G HSDPA technology - To provide you with a high speed handset when it comes to connectivity, data transfers and internect connection.

      -- My experience --
      I found this phone incedibly easy to use, the texting is very simple you can either use predictive text or standard texting. I prefer to use predictive text as it's fairly simple and quicker to use compared to the standard texting. The only problem I found with the predictive text is that you may have to enter some words into the dictionary that the phone doesn't seem to recognise, especially slang words. The phone is also brillaint with the picture functions and having a wide variety of tools you can use to edit pictures, such as changing the contrast, colour options (sepia, black and white ect), cropping the photos and editing red eyes. Its also brilliant at caputing smooth, flowing videos. The phone also comes with 160 MG of internal memory and a slot inside the phone, which enables you to connect a memory card for additional space. I did receive a 1 GB memory card with the phone, which enables me to save more video recordings, pictures, texts and music. The 160 MB didn't last me very long, but with the option to add more memory I think is absolutely brillaint.

      The phone comes with all the needed software for you to get the most of your phone including, an orgasier folder which includes all the nessacery tools such as an alarm, calendar, stop watch, timer, tasks and much more. In this folder you can also manage all of your music, pictures and videos. I also found the internet extremely useful whilst on the go, especially if you need to look at something and don't have time to get to a computer. I find it very easy to use and it loads extremely fast. I do have a problem though with the fact of having no signal which makes the internet completely useless, as you can't search for anything. You quickly get used to the phone and all it's functions, being that it's easy to find your way around.

      The phone also hands a handy lock function, which enables you to lock your phone whilst you are not using it. This keeps your phone secure from accidently ringing people or sending strange random texts. I also like that you can edit the short cuts on your phone by going onto the settings menu, the short cuts are displayed when you press on the up, down, left and right arrow keys.

      There isn't much variety when it comes to ring tones, message tones and alarm tones which is slightly disappointing. I also didn't like the fact that when I first got this phone and wasn't sure on how to change my message and ring tones, James Bond starting going off.. which did slightly embarras me, as I looked like a crazy James Bond fan especially along with the background and screen saver. You can easily download new ones either from the internet or transfer some music from your laptop/computer instead to use.

      I love the style of the phone, it looks very elegant, nice choice of colours and the slide up and down camera is really awesome (does slightly make me feel like a special agent). The size of the keys on the keyboard are also a brillaint size, so good for when your texting. Also the light shines through the keys, so you can clearly see what they say which is also very handy.

      --Price and Availability --
      The James Bond special edition is no longer avaiable but I've had a look on ebay and have seen some advertised going very cheap. The normally version of this phone is widely avaiable in most phone shops and there are everywhere online. The price does depend on where you get it from as I have seen some being sold for as little as £50 to £300. I have never been a massive fan of having the most recent up to date phone, so I would never purchase any phone for £300 but anything up to £100 seems definitely reasonable for this, especially with all the snazzy and useful tools that you receive.

      -- Conclusion --
      I find this phone absolutely brillaint and easy to get on with. It comes with many different tools and applications for you to get the most out of it. I would definitely recommend this phone for it's ease of use and good quality camera. The price may be a little high, but if you dig around I'm sure you will find a brilliant deal!

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      11.01.2012 19:22
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      good durable camera phone excellent for music

      I have owned the sony ericsson c902 for more than three years and have found it to be a robust phone with just enough features and easy to navigate menu screens. Compared to the modern smart phones which have captured the market the c902 is unassuming and discrete, I doubt you would be mugged in the street for one unlike Iphone owners! My own phone has been dropped and whacked on numerous occasions and has kept on working. I have found the battery life to be excellent, I can go 3 or 4 days without worrying about it. With a decent sized memory card I have loads of music and it performs very well as a mp3 player.

      The camera is not the greatest and the frustrating thing with it is the delay from pressing the button to a picture actually being taken. It immediantly shows you a review of the picture you have just taken and so if you want to take pictures in quick succession, you have to repeatedly press the shutter button to be able to take another picture. I also find that it is not as easy as it should be to change the ring tone to one of your mp3 tracks, theres a lot of menus to go throught to make it happen.

      The camera is the only thing that lets this mobile down as it is an excellent mp3 player and a solid all round performer. I`d highly recomend it to someone who doesn`t want an all singing all dancing smart phone as I feel it has enough of the usefull features at a good price to make it a valuable purchase.

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        20.12.2011 22:14
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        A good first Sony Erricson phone

        This was the first Sony Erricson phone that I purchased. I was drawn to the modern twist of the touch screen on the side for the camera and the long clear screen. Also, Sony Erricson's are well known to be a music Walkman. However I found I had to buy and extra memory card to store all the pictures and music, but this only cost me an extra £5.

        Texting on this phone I found was very easy and the screen is clear and simple to understand. The camera is very good quality and quick to use as all you need to do is pull the upper half of the phone upwards to release the camera, unlike other phones that you have to search for the camera app which is a hassle!

        The main problem and only problem I found with this phone is that is froze towards the end of my contract. I suppose this is to be expected seen as I dropped it numerous times on a night out, however from other friends who also had the phone, they also had the same problem.

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          08.08.2011 00:47
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          Good non-touch screen phone

          The Sony Ericsson c902 cybershot is a great phone, it offers most of the capabilities of a normal Sony Ericsson Walkman phone, except it technically has a different player to the Walkman. It is a 5.0 MP camera/ video recorder which takes good quality pictures and videos, and as with most Sony Ericsson's has a great sound system with good volume.
          For me on Vodafone, the signal quality was great and I almost always seemed to have signal. The screen is an ok size at 2.2 inches, and is quite good quality. It also has onscreen touch buttons that work when the phone is in cybershot mode. The phone can hold up to an 8GB m2 memory card that can be taken out and put back in while the phone is on, as it isn't under the battery.
          The music player allows you to have lots of playlists, and although the original memory of the phone only allows you to store a few songs, by adding in a memory card, you can increase the amount of songs that can be stored on the phone. It can also store and play .mp4 files, so films can be added and watched, although the screen is quite small.
          The battery life of the phone is very good, and usually will last 2 days of use, that include using it as an MP3 player and video player, although using these functions does impact quite a lot on the battery life.
          However because of the Sony Ericsson charger, I find that after a while of listening to music on the phone, and charging it, the connecting cable can start to come loose, and will no longer charge the phone.

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          18.05.2011 10:03
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          good classic phone

          I have always only ever had nokia mobile phones; have always stuck with nokia because I have never had any problems and find them easy to use. However, I bought the Sony C902 because I wanted a phone that would double up as a camera and that I could take out with me easily in my pocket. This phone certainly fits that bill because it is so slim and so light, it really couldnt be any better in terms of size.

          However, the camera I am a little disappointed with. I have also had a couple of Cybershot cameras and had high hopes for this phone being the same. It does have many of the features of a normal cybershot, and during the day it takes lovely pictures, but in the evening I was not impressed with the photos. Perhaps thats my photography skills (!!) but it did not take good pictures and there is no flash.

          I would recommend this phone to someone who wants to be able to take decent pictures, make calls, text and surf the web all with the one device, and not have an over complicated phone like many of the latest models. I personally dont think you can go too wrong with this phone; a classic model.

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          31.01.2011 13:58

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          A great all rounder which takes amazing pictures to rival most digital cameras

          I had this phone up until about six months ago when unfortunately I dropped it in the snow and shattered the screen. This is a fantastic phone. The main reason I liked it so much is how thin and light it is. The phone has a great camera. At the time I upgraded to this model it was one of the best on the market. I like the fact that you can't see the camera until you slide the top part of the phone up. When the phone is in camera mose there are blue icons on the side of the screen that you can touch, so it becomes a touch screen in camera mode. As this is a cyber shot phone it does all the same things as a Sony digital camera. The flash and zoom are fantastic as is the 'best pic' option. With the best pic the camera takes several shots in quick succession and you can choose which one you prefer. Perfect if your fussy about your photos like me. The phone has an easy to navigate menu and is great for facebook and checking emails. I find that the screen is small compared to other phones on the market. But then the whole handset is small so it's a compromise. I would recommend this phone to someone who wants to be able to take decent pictures, make calls, text and surf the web all with the one device. I regret breaking this phone and upgrading to the Satio which is by far the worst phone I have ever owned!

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          31.12.2010 19:15
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          Attractive phone with possible software issues

          When I walked into the O2 store in order to upgrade my old phone, I was dazed by the whiteness of it all. I showed 'Ryan' my old phone and he quickly called over a fellow worker - they were shocked I still had such a phone (and the original box) and before I understood what was happening to me, a Sony Ericsson C902 'cybershot' had been handed to me by 'Ryan' and it was now my phone.

          The sleekness of the device, the mystical blackness of the thing, drew me closer. It seemed too thin for a start and I questioned whether or not a working mobile phone could operate within such a small housing. I was assured by 'Ryan' that this C902 was the phone for me as I had mentioned to him I enjoyed taking photographs. Like a magicians wand being extended, the phone was suddenly slide across and became longer. This simple motion had activated a camera / film mode. The large display allowed me to see what I was filming. At the top and bottom were beautiful blue lights, which allowed features to be accessed. A quick touch on one blue icon switched the phone to video mode, another icon activated the camera flash. It all looked good, but could it take a decent photo?

          Back home, I was following Ryan's instructions and was getting it all charged-up. Once ready, I snapped away with the 5 mega pixel camera. I had no intention of making this phone my primary camera, so wasn't disappointed with the 5 mega pixels. For me, this was a massive leap anyway, having previously owned a mobile phone invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

          I noticed quite a lot of dust build up in the area which slides open when the camera is activated and I am always having to wipe it down. Despite having it for a year the scratches on the phone are minimal. It seems relatively sturdy. The charger slots in easily and has never let me down. It seems to go a long time without needing a charge.

          I have never come close to filling the phone memory and an additional option would be to buy a memory card if required. Transferring material to and from the phone to a computer is easy, thanks to a separate wire which comes with it.

          The phone display can be customised with a variety of themes - there aren't too many to choose from. It came defaulted to a James Bond theme which I swiftly deleted. Ryan had tried to tell me he was giving me James Bond's phone. I had smiled and nodded and considered Ryan had been drinking too much dry Martini.

          Now we come to my gripes. When the phone is not locked, it is too easy for the internet button to be pressed. Before you know it you've been surfing the web for 2 hours. I'm not John Paul Getty - that sort of thing could bankrupt me. As for the internet option, browsing is as slow as a week in the jail. It's very Acorn Electron when trying to badmouth people on Facebook or outbid someone for a Westlife calendar on E-bay.

          Also, 2 months after I received this phone, it began to act up and stopped switching on. It had to be sent away to the manufacturer and staff at the store claimed it was a software fault. When I got the phone back it worked for about 6 months and the same thing happened. My faith in this phone was gone. Staff at the store explained on this occasion it was not a software fault, rather the software was ready to be upgraded. They helpfully explained this can be done via the Sony website. I followed the instructions and was able to download software into the phone by plugging it into my laptop and it worked straight away. I believe 'upgraded' is salesman speak for 'error'. If it happens again, this phone is history. Numbers lost twice, messages evaporated. A mobile phone needs to be reliable. So much for it being the phone James Bond uses. The defence of the realm thrown into jeopardy due to a 'software error'.

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            29.11.2010 23:50
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            An excellent basic phone!

            I only originally got a model C902 Sony Ericsson mobile as a temporary measure when my other Sony phone finally died, but I must admit to being hugely impressed with it. It's pretty outdated now if you compare it to high performace, internet browser phones like the HTC Wildfire and suchlike, but as a sturdy, reliable, basic phone it's damn near impossible to beat.

            It has a very straightforward layout, with a 5 megapixel cybershot camera (accessable by a sliding panel on the back) that produces some farily decent photos and also comes with a flash as well as an automatic face-detection feature. It can also be used as an mp3 player, and though it only has a memory capacity of 160mb it supports Mico M2 Memory sticks of up to 8gb in size. The sound quality is decent enough on headphones, and it can also be used as a single speaker and player in one, although it does sound unsurprisingly tinny, though impressively loud.

            It is capable of some quite nice graphics, and supports a range of basic 3d games, though I have dound that it is best to turn off the graphics from the main menu system as doing so extends the already impressive battery life even further to a good week before it needs to be recharged. Even when flat, it can recharge to full battery in about an hour, which is very convenient.

            The c902 can be picked up cheaply nowadays and is straightforward to use and ideal for someone looking for a simple, uncomplicated phone on which to perform basic functions. It is extremely reliable and robust, but though small it is not particularly light.This is a minor point however, and overall the c90 is ideal for the more undemanding phone user looking for something cheap, simple and effective.

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            30.07.2010 12:26
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            A great phone at an excellent price

            The Sony Ericsson C902 is a pretty sophisticated phone that won't strain your funds. To start off with, the phone itself is satisfyingly slim, so it fits neatly into any pocket, and the screen is a good size and quality. When you slide the top up to reveal the cameras, little illuminated icons will appear around the screen. These are touch sensitive shortcuts, and something I have actually found genuinely useful and not just an attempt to just on the touch sensitive bandwagon - rather than scroll through menus you can instantly switch to photo, video, playback, timer, flash and so on. The camera in the front of the phone not only allows video calling but also lets you see what you are pointing at if you take a photo of yourself. The main camera has an impressive 5 megapixels and an excellent flash, which can be on continuously if shooting video in the dark. I was also impressed by the photo manipulation tools, although these are becoming standard in most modern phones now.
            The features that the phone boasts are just as useful and wide ranging, with all the expected organiser/ alarm and media capabilities in the usual Sony Ericsson layout. One feature that pleasantly surprised me is that it is tilt-sensitive - you can play the driving game just by tilting the phone from left to right, and also rotate pictures you are viewing. It does not exactly hold its own against the iphone, but this is a nice idea that doesn't seem to be mentioned much.
            One thing that I have noticed is under the sliding cover where the camera hides is a magnet for dust and dirt, and it is very hard to get this out completely. One other slight problem is a difficulty in getting the sim out, but this wouldn't happen very often. To complete my list of slight issues (these really don't impair enjoyment of the phone as a whole) is when texting with predictive text - when you spell a word wrong or write one that is not in the dictionary a warning will come up saying so, but stay there for about a second with no way to cancel it! This seems hardly worth mentioning, but over time it can become very annoying if you want to text quickly.
            Overall I have really enjoyed using this phone, and after about a year of solid use the battery life remains very good and the working of the phone is as good as ever.

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            13.07.2010 12:26
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            Worthy for someone who doesn't use huge number of features.

            I chose this phone as my original (N95) had broken and 02 said they had none in stock and were going to have none in stock for a while. I was given a choice between the C902 (I had always had S E up until upgrading to the N95 or some Lg effort.

            Box:

            The phone arrived and I was greated with James Bond all over the box. My version is the Bond C902. Within the box was the handset, the charger, the battery, instruction manuals and software on a CD.

            Appearence:

            The phone is very thin and nice to look at. Unfortunately the screen is somewhat small to accomodate the touch sensitive buttons around the edge for operating the camera. The camera is not visible on the phone until a section of the body at the top is pulled lengthways along the phone. This I thougt, was a very nice addition.

            Ease of Use:

            As this phone is based on the reliable SE software, anyone who has had a SE in the recent past would be able to use the phone. The buttons are placed nicely which is great for replying to text messages quickly.

            Battery Life:

            As usual SE have done very well in this area. I use my phone regularly: calls, texts and internet. I manage to get away with a charge every 5th night. However, I have had this phone for just over a year now and I am having to charge every 4th night. I think if this declines anymore I will purchase a new battery.

            Camera:

            Shamefully, the cubershot range in the C902 did not live up to expectations. I had the K800i before the N95 and this camera was fantastic. It was suitable to take on days out instead of your normal digital effort. However, I find the colour is not particularly great on this model and the camera is somewhat sluggish.

            Overall, this is a very nice phone and performs basic tasks well. I like how I am not forced to delete my inbox or sent items which means I can keep every text message.

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              10.07.2010 18:29
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              Overall, a great little phone

              I got this phone as part of a contract with o2 just over 6 months ago after my contract with Virgin ended. I have to say what a great phone this is, and will probably keep it for a few years to come. I changed to a Motorola phone on my last contract and didn't like it at all. I will be sticking with Sony Ericsson for a long time as I never seem to have any problems whatsoever with their phones. It is a smart looking phone, not too heavy so you can just have it in your pocket, very durable, and a fantastic 5MP Camera. I have replaced my camera with this phone rather than having both, as it does just the job. The buttons are easy to use (however may be a little small if you have fatter fingers), and the screen large enough to see everything. Features such as games and face warp are great fun, and can also listen to your mp3's on there, so all in all, a great little phone. Very easy to use.

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              08.07.2010 15:44
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              I'd recommend it to anyone and I for one love the phone

              After having had a Sony Ericsson K750i for 2 years and loving it when I decided to upgrade I was keen to buy another Sony Ericsson.
              I wanted a good quality camera so I went for this phone, despite it costing £200 when I bought it a year and a half ago which was more than I would have liked to spend.

              Camera:
              + The phone's camera is great quality and the photos come out clear and as good as can be expected from a 5MP camera. There are lots of shooting options such as macro, flash, BestPic etc. etc. and it should definately be praised for this
              - However I've always found the photos to be a little on the dark side and find my self having to increase the brightness all the time which is very time consuming.
              Also, it's easy to accidentally press all the touch screen options whilst taking a photo. It's so frustrating when you're trying to take a quick photo and suddenly you realise it's on self-timer now and you hear it counting down >:(

              General ease of use:
              As someone who is used to Sony Ericssons the phone's layout is similar to that of others and couldn't really be easier to get used to. Everything is well organised and easy to find.

              Appearance:
              I love the looks of this phone, I think it looks stylish and classy, however I guess that's a matter of opinion. Many of my friends have commented on it being heavy, but it's not a problem, just one of those things!


              Overall I'd highly recommend the phone. It's great quality and has served me well for the 18 months I've had it so far. I'll definately try to get another Sony Ericsson after this and plan on keeping the phone until it dies. Despite it getting a bit older now the camera is still better tan most mobile phone cameras and it does everything I want it to do. Highly recommended!

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              16.06.2010 12:30
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              Does a great job!

              I got this phone as part of an upgrade over 2 years ago with my contract with 3 mobile. My previous phone with 3 was also a Sony Ericsson, and was part of the K series which preceded the Sony Ericsson C902 - Cybershot phone.

              When upgrading over the phone, I didn't really know what phone I was after, as I simply wanted a new free upgrade mainly because my K series phone was cracked, and damaged. I just specified that I wanted another Sony Ericsson, black in colour, and that I wanted to be able to use the internet on the new phone. With that, the guy on the phone said that there was a Sony Ericsson C902 which ticked those boxes, and so I opted for that, on the same deal (15 pound a month plus 5 pound extra for unlimited internet usage). It should be noted that this phone is also available in red, bronze and silver, if black is too plain for you.

              After finishing my conversation on the phone, it suddenly dawned on me that I had no idea what this phone was, or even what it looked like!! I quickly logged on to the internet, and looked it up, and to my relief it looked very similar to the K Series phone.

              A few days later the phone arrived, and I have been very pleased with it ever since, and even though my initial contract has expired, and I could request another free upgrade, I am continuing with the C902, and probably will do for at least another 6 months yet.

              As mentioned above the C902 is similar looking to the K series, but it is a bit more slim-line, and so fits into your pocket easier than the chunkier predecessors.

              It has a 262,144 colour TFT QVGA screen with a resolution of 240x320 pixels, which doesn't really mean anything to me, but it is a decent size in comparison to the phone, covering about 50% of the total area, and the picture is sharp and clear.

              I find general navigation around the phone is very easy with simple sections for the basics like contacts folder, messages, and camera.

              The camera / video camera is excellent on this phone, and just slides out of the top of the phone, which instantly lights up the blue light under the camera lens, along with the 6 blue touch screen camera option buttons on the phone front.
              The camera is a 5 mega pixel type, and as such provides great quality pictures - there is no need to have a separate digital camera with this phone.

              There are lots of tools, and options available on the camera including a Flash, and a Digital zoom, landscape / portrait choices, auto focus, face detection, and a self timer, along with basic features such as brightness and colour adjustments, and effects such as 'Black and White', 'Negative', 'Sepia' etc.

              I use the internet on my phone a lot, mainly for sport results, email, and reading Dooyoo reviews!! The internet is simple to use, and works reasonably fast, but I do find that it flattens the battery quite quickly. For example if I am using the internet for about 90 minutes each day, I will need to charge the battery each day. Without using the internet, it can last up to 3 days.

              There are also a lot of demo games on the C902, including:

              Bejeweled
              Brain Challenge
              Foto Quest fishing
              Millionaire
              Need for Speed
              PAC-MAN
              Solitaire
              Tetris
              Worms2007

              Overall I find this a very good phone, with a fantastic camera.
              It is very user friendly to Navigate around the different folders, and I am happy to continue using mine for some time yet.

              Thanks for reading

              © L500589 2010

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