Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Sony Ericsson W810i
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Sony Ericsson W810i
Advantages: simple and easy to use
Disadvantages: only standard features, nothing amazing.
At the time I bought this phone, it cost me about £100 (around 3 or 4 years ago!), but I believe you can buy it around £80 on amazon! This is one of my favourite mobiles I've owned, one main reason is that I found for me it was unbreakable. Me being clumsy, I must have dropped this phone hundreds of time and no damage was done! It is really sturdy which was the main appeal.
Nowadays, it might be considered a bit of a brick, it hasn't got a sleek design and it is quite bulky. Saying this though, it's not too heavy or too big. The screen is slightly small, and you could definitely find better quality and resolution for the same price as this phone.
There is only 20mb memory on the phone, but there is a memory card slot which allows up to 4GB (Memory Stick PRO DuoTM) . I did buy one of these which helped me store all my photos and music.
The accessories aren't bad, with a few games, a 2.0 megapixel camera and the ability to store mp3 music. For the age I had this phone, (around 15 maybe?) it was perfect. I didn't want anything complicated, but I wanted to be able to store lots of photos and up-to-date music. Bluetooth is also included on this phone, which lets you send music/photos, from one phone to another. This was a big trend between me and my school friends, not sure if it's still in fashion now? But still, its also incredibly easy to upload your photos to a latop/pc if you have a Bluetooth connection. I personally never used to the included pc connector, because it was so fast sending files via Bluetooth.
The phone by Sony Ericsson is part of the 'Walkman' series, claiming that the phone has advanced features relating to music. It lets you download, stream, store and playback music (however you will need to buy a memory to make full use of this!). I wouldn't say the music settings are any more advanced than other mobiles these days, infact I'd say it's pretty standard, so don't get your hopes up.
The camera at 2.0 megapixels is really poor. Its ok to take pictures if you're just wanting to look at them on the phone, but when uploading them to the computer they look pretty awful. The files are tiny and when enlarged they look very pixelated, not attracting at all. On a plus side you can take videos as well, as some mobiles don't have that facility.
Easy to use, simple, fairly cheap to buy, reliable, memory card can be bought, very durable!, never had any technical problems with it,
Other mobiles can be bought at a similar price with better features, nothing extraordinary, standard features, bad camera,
Overall at the time this phone came out I thought it was amazing. Nowadays, it's practical, simple and easy to use, but not exactly out of the ordinary ! I'm sure cheaper mobiles are out there for a similar price, but I think you're paying for the name of Sony Ericsson because for me they are the only brand I find completely reliable. The phone is definitely a benefit for people who simply want a standard phone. There isn't any outstanding features, but it does the simple task a mobile should.
Summary: Simple, reliable phone, although if you're wanting something high-tech, perhaps not for you!
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