Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
Newest Review: ... Very theraputic. Unfortunately though another downside is the fact that the C902 has quite a small screen, especially compared with mos... more
Maybe I should've kept my hard-earned-credit-cru nch-era-pennies for a little bit longer!
Sony Ericsson C902
Member Name: marbleheadj
Sony Ericsson C902
Advantages: Great camera
Disadvantages: Software gliches and poor file organisation
The Sony Ericsson C902 does lots of things well but it does have its drawbacks...
The plus points are the 5 megapixel camera which has new features like face detection as, as well the usual Sony Ericsson cybershot menus such as panaromic pictures and the comical frames to surround your loved ones heads!
The unique pull out design to hide the camera is also pretty nifty and works well.
One new feature I like is the RSS feeds display on the front screen, pick the website you like and all the new headlines of the day will be automatically downloaded - handy for the latest transfer news!
Other media features like VideoDJ (its like a movie maker for your all your pictures), FM radio and the usual MP3 ability are also really useful for gadget nuts and anyone wanting to carry a few less items - convergence is the name of the game!
The downside as with most Sony Ericssons lately is that the running software isn't as rock solid as claimed. Mines freezes regularly and slows donw to a crawl when trying to navigate certain menu's at times. This shouldn't be too much of a problem going forward as SE have included a handy software update menu into the settings and you can now download the latest version of the software on the move! Alas in the 6 weeks I've had mine - no new software has become available.
Other minor quibbles is the touch sensitive buttons that control the camera - for 'touch sensitive' read 'pain in the bum'. The ipod works pretty well with its touch sensitivity but you know what works better than tiny touch sensitive buttons..... real buttons!!! Manufacturers take note!!!
Another annoyance is the allocation of any media you have. W ehave Pictures and Camera files, we have phone memory and memory card (not included) we have the media menu on the phone and also the files menu and woe betide anybody who gets the files alloacated to the wrong one, it can sometimes prove impossoble to move your files into nicely organised blocks for your to easily review whenever you fancy.
Too much like anyones guess at the moment!
Overall, it has more good points than bad but I think anyone looking to make best use of the features may be in for a disappointment - a great camera but difficult to organise and review your pictures for example - leaves an unsatisfied feeling and the thought that maybe I should've kept my hard-earned-credit-crunch-era-pennies for a little bit longer!
Summary: Could've been so much better
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