Excerpt: We finally got around to unboxing the recently launched Sony Ericsson C510a . This weighs only 92 grams and comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Apart from the main uses being your contacts, calendar, other main features of the C510 is the simplicity of uploading your videos directly to YouTube. This comes loaded with a dual LED flash, smile and face detection, auto-focus, digital zoom, picture editing and built-in GPS.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot doesn't have too many exciting bells, and the whistles aren't very jaunty. For a mid-tier phone, you'll find a few features, mainly based around the tempting mobile internet functionality that 3 provides. It's available on 3 from £15 a month on contract. What we like All keen social networkers take note: using Facebook on this handset is easy.
Excerpt: It’s very hard to tell what denotes a particular brand or segment of mobiles from a given company. Normally I would have perceived that the ‘C’ in some Sony Ericsson handsets, like this the C510, stood for Cyber-shot, but since it bears a certain resemblance to the K850i which is also a Cyber-shot handset, I’m inclined to wonder if it’s just random association of some kind. But that’s a whole other story.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson C510 brings along all good distinguishing marks characteristic of all devices by the same manufacturer, such as robust battery that lasts (10 hrs talk time and 400 hrs in standby). Unfortunately, snapshot quality is the same as the old (but gold) Sony Ericsson K800. Still, the elegant and stylish design, revamped interface and capable browser make for a decent option to anyone on the lookout for a simpler phone with decent camera and seemly price.
Pros: Comfy and easy to use, Excellent browser, Smiling face detection technology, Passable quality of outdoor pictures
Cons: Forget about snapshots indoors, Doesn´t bring out anything new alongside of previous 3-megapixel phones, Unfit for video playback
Conclusion: Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson is a combination of both massive potential and mild disappointment. The lack of real power in the camera department is – if I’m honest – a let down considering this is advertised as a Cybershot device. However, it does make up for it in the multimedia department with crystal clear video playback and shortcuts to all your favourite social network sites.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson C510 offers clear calls, solid reception quality and loud and somewhat shrill ring tones, although they don’t start creaking at the highest volume settings. While it’s not the loudest phone we’ve tested to date, I can’t say I missed any calls with it or ended up out of the coverage in areas where signal was usually strong. The C510’s vibro alert didn’t disappoint either.
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The Sony Ericsson C510: Part of the ever growing Cyber-Shot family
9 June 2011
Excerpt: The latest in a very long line see’s the Sony Ericsson C510 join the illustrious Cyber-Shot family. The Cyber-shot brand has become a Sony heritage, it guarantees picture quality! The camera system is tried and tested to fulfil the requirements for a true Cyber-shot device. Stylish design and reliable performance come with the territory, too. So just bring your Cyber-shot phone, and you’re always ready to catch that special moment.