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My favourite phone!
Sony Ericsson K800i
Member Name: sammy00
Sony Ericsson K800i
Date: 21/02/12, updated on 21/02/12 (13 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, well made, great camera
Disadvantages: Mp3 player a little dissapointing
I got the K800i around 6 years ago after a recommendation from my brother who had been using the K800i himself. I had had a good look at his handset and played around with the camera and mp3 player and was very impressed with its processing speeds and quality. As I was on a contract I just upgraded to the K800i free of charge so I was happy. At this time the Sony Ericsson K800i was around £300 from Orange if you wanted to buy it.
The K800i is a light solid handset, with a telephone keypad and additional menu buttons and a 'joystick'. With the joystick you can control the menu and play games easily. The phone also has quick access buttons on its side which will control the camera and music player easily. The phone is very easy to navigate and set up, and has instructional tutorial option. The phone has a large screen that is both bright and sharp, and more importantly for me strong, as I have a habit of dropping my phones no matter how careful I am.
The phone has a built in memory, but this can be extended with the addition of a micro M2 memory stick that is installed from the side. I found I needed the additional memory for all my photos etc. The handset also is Bluetooth enabled and can access the internet at a click of a button. The internet on it is pretty standard and could not compare with the smart phones of today, but 5 years ago it access was astounding to me.
The K800i has a built in RDS FM radio feature along with an MP3 player. The sound quality when playing MP3 is ok through your headphones if you bear in mind the phone was pre-Iphone's etc. I found that I rarely used the MP3 player as I would have needed to get a much bigger memory card as it would only hold around 10 songs as standard.
The camera on the K800s is Sony's legendry Cyber-Shot as is an impressive 3.2 mega pixel. At the time this was up to spec with a lot of the digital cameras around and even had a 32 x digital zoom feature. The camera had an impressive flash, auto focus and red eye reduction which meant I took a lot of quality photos!
I was most impressed with the camera on this phone and often used instead of my camera, the picture quality is great.
The K800i is a strong and sturdy handset and mine lasted 4 years before it started to show signs of age. For me this 4 years was amazing as before phones would only tend to last me 1-2 years before problems emerged (mainly a nokia user). To be honest the only problems I started to come across was due to the 'joystick' which seized and meant it was difficult to get through the menu. Apart from this the phone was still as good as new! And a year ago when my Nokia 5230 packed up I returned to the K800i while I was waiting form my new phone to work, and even 6 years on it still works!
Summary: A great phone from Cony Ericsson
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