Product Type: Sony mobile phones
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STYLE all the way
Sony Ericsson T707
Member Name: mattconnect
Sony Ericsson T707
Advantages: Amazing design and nice features
Disadvantages: some annoyances but acceptable and gets used to them
Sony Ericsson T707 is the new phone in the T-series, but doesn't really look like the others. This one is a stylish new addition with all the features necessary for the common user. It is fronted by Tennis Maria Sharapova, hence perhaps geared towards a female audience but it is simply too edgy for anyone to avoid.
The phone is a clamshell flip phone, rectangular in shape and comes in a range of colours (pink, blue, black, green).
The front is a lovely smooth glossy case, with the camera placed at the top centre, whilst in the middle, two large concentric rings are layed slightly to the side (the front screen is in the middle of this) and a small concave circle to the bottom. The use of circular shapes is wonderful and stylish, especially when they light up!
The smooth front is totally de-cluttered and is a simple design, and can even be used as a mirror (only if you're desperate)!
The back is also very simple. The Sony Ericsson Logo is places central whilst the loud speaker is to the bottom. The back is matt which is acceptable.
Due to the location of the logo, and its raised properties, on a smooth surface you could actually spin your phone, which is quite fun... although I'm not sure that's what it is there for!
The sides are also quite free... On the left side it only has the connectivity jack (for computer cable or handsfree or charger) and on the right the volume control.
Buttons are spread out over the pad, perhaps too much, but is acceptable. They are flat keys, which some people HATE but I personally find them useable and is not a problem at all.
The Arrow pad comes as a large ring and the central button is the "ok" button. Surrounding the keys are coloured rings (depending on the colour of the phone). I chose the blue one so this is more apparant, as the black one has a more safe but boring buttons pad.
The screen is framed by the black top, which does make it look smaller, but it isn't bad. It shows colours beautifully, as well as videos and photos without error.
The phone comes with a range of features:
- Texts (including multimedia text messages)
- Camera (3MP)
- Music (plays Mp3, wma and more)
- Organiser (File Manager, Notes, Tasks, Calendar, Alarm)
- Internet (comes with a Facebook application for ease of use)
- PhotoDJ (allows you to edit photos)
- VideoDJ (allows you to edit videos and create your own video mashup)
- MusicDJ (allows you to create your own ringtones)
- TrackID (Never NOT know what you're listening to!)
- Remote Control (Phone used as remote for bluetooth devices)
- Record Sound
Calls on the phone is really good, better than my last one. Although this does partially depend on the network you're on as reception is a contributing factor, but the sound volume and clarity is good.
I like that you can silence the calls or switch to line 2 if you have another call waiting which makes it very useful.
The thing I like about texting is the predictive text as it can sometimes supply the next word for you, even a whole sentence if used regularly! This makes texting really quick and fun!
I don't like the way you have to change from T9 to 123 if you type a phone number its abit annoying, but you'll get used to it.
The internet is rather slow in my opinion (perhaps its my network) and takes too long to load. Unless you have unlimited access, it will cost you loads of money.
It does work on a range of sites though, but larger sites take even longer to load!! I suggest only using this service when desperate otherwise get a wifi phone.
The Facebook app, however, was enjoyable to use. It wasn't MUCH quicker but you can actually see it working and its quite neat. I was able to update my status and comment on other people's statuses without error. However, viewing photos and INBOX was abit of a hassle, perhaps because it took ages to load as well!
The phone also comes with a Youtube Application which i tried to use, but streaming took quite a long while and the quality wasn't perfect.
The camera is 3 Megapixels which is quite good, and pictures come out clear but I personally will not use this much, unless I forget my camera or something.
It lacks Flash which would be very useful but personally I don't use phone cameras often, so for me, this was not truly necessary.
A fun thing is that you can edit photo after taking it and add some fun effects but personally I find them too generic and cheesy.
The media function is perhaps one of the best, as you can listen to music, view videos and pictures and so on. This fully uses the Memory Card feature which can go up to 16GB and the phone can act as an Mp3 player or a media player.
I found the sound quality acceptable, and compares to any low end MP3 player. However, it obviously is a phone and won't compare to an Ipod or a Samsung Yp-p3.
Also, i used windows media player to load my music files, and perhaps its already problematic on my PC, but the artist and album sorting is a bit confusing, and I'll need to clear that up on my PC. The phone is not the smartest in sorting slight differences in artist name and if you have a compilation album, that is HELL.
This is nice as it uses the concentric rings and concave circle at the front of the phone for different effects. Only the small concave ring can be changed per contact. Range of colours can be chosen (Red, Blue, Green, light Blue, purple). The larger rings are misty white and they look AMAZING.
This is nice as you can silence alarms and calls. It acts as a bright white light and if you wave your fingers across it, it silences the call or alarm. I don't see why this can't also be incorporated as the flash but oh well.
I chose this phone for its design. Everything else came WITH it... it has all the basic needs of a phone plus some really nice additions such as media and facebook app. It is amazingly stylish and could be just for you!
Summary: A great stylish phone for anyone and everyone
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