Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Old school high end phone
Sony Ericsson K850i
Member Name: GreasedLizard
Sony Ericsson K850i
Advantages: Can take knocks, decent camera
Disadvantages: A bit chunky, prone to the occasional fault
I have had this phone for a little over two years now, and apart from a few days trying other makes and models, I've always come back to this one.
First of all, the phone is very robust. I have dropped it so many times, even in water a few times, and it is still going now, with only slight water damage to the screen. I did have the blue ring of death after a couple of months, however a little bit of internet searching provided me with everything I needed to fix it, without having to spend additional money or send it away.
My main use of this phone is for texting people. The predictive text is pretty much the best I have come across, and it is simple enough to add extra words to the dictionary.
The 5mp camera was a real selling point for me on this phone, and I have taken some stunning pictures with this phone, although the autofocus does have a few issues on deciding where its focus should be sometimes, especially in crowded places, such as a rock gig. Unusually, the camera supports not only Sony's M2 memory card format, but also microSD. I have been running happily with a 4gb M2 card for ages, which I now mainly use for when I'm out shooting pics.
The phone has a decent Mp3/WMA player, although the headphones provided aren't the best - that said they do double up as your aerial for the FM radio.
When this phone was released, it was unashamedly high end. Even now it can hold it's own against many newer phones.
Summary: It's the one I keep coming back to.
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