Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Cheap, somewhat retro mobile.
Sony Ericsson Z530i
Member Name: NeoSnake
Sony Ericsson Z530i
Advantages: Its price, and rarity nowdays.
Disadvantages: No stock equipment, it doesn't have a good display screen.
I bought the z530i about three years ago. At first I was really happy with it, it was my first mobile that had colors. Though there are only 65 000 of them.
So for a first advanced phone for me it was amazing, it has 3D games and a lot of different games are available for download on the internet. There were three games installed when purchasing it. I also like the many themes that are available for download.
On the downside, the phone was really poorly equipped, I did not get a hands free set, no memory card, no USB cable, nothing. The only thing I did get was the charger, but that is pretty obvious when purchasing a phone.
I actually never got around to buying a memory card for it, because they were very expensive, for a normal card, I remember I would have had to pay the price of the phone. That is just crazy. And that pretty much ruins its mp3 player, the memory cards are too expensive.
About the reliability, mine was doing good for the first couple of years. It had some scratches on it, but the buttons were working great. The battery was great too. But after a while, the screen started shaking a lot everytime I opened the phone. That was annoying. And the actual reason why I do not use that phone anymore is that I had this microphone issue with it. People simply could not hear me speak, so I had to yell at the phone everytime someone called me.
Okay, so to summarize this review, then this phone was really awesome at the time it was released, meaning couple of years ago, but it just does not appeal to me anymore.
The thing that made it special was its price, but nowdays you can get a lot better phone for example the Lg KM380 for the same price. And those phones aren't as poorly equiped as this one is. I guess it is an okay phone for people who want to have something different, but I still would not recommend it.
- 128x160 pixel
- 65,536 color UBC (ultra bright color)
- 36x128 pixels
- Memory Stick MicroTM (M2TM) support (up to 2 GB)
- Phone memory 28MB
- GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
- Black - Grey - Red
- 90.0 x 47.0 x 24.0 mm
- 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches
- 93.0 gr
- 3.3 oz
Summary: An outdated piece of equipment.
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