Excerpt: The slim C902 comes with a 5-megapixel camera and a selection of imaging options, as well as a wealth of music and video playing features. What we like Boasting excellent build quality, the Sony Ericsson C902 is a slim, metallic phone, with a neat three-band metal edging. While it looks like a standard candybar phone from the front, the top section of the Sony Ericsson C902 slides up to reveal the camera.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson’s Cyber-shot range of mobile handsets come in some trendy designs. As they carry the name of Sony’s digital camera range, the expectation of similar performance is unavoidable. Then again, we have to take into account that we’re not talking about a dedicated device but a multipurpose gadget designed for various needs and requirements. We put the Cyber-shot C902 through some rigorous tests over the last ten days, and here’s our take on it.
Excerpt: One of the nicest surprises coming from Sony Ericsson last summer was its top-of-the-line Walkman-series handset – W902. Even though the Walkman series focuses on multimedia features, the W902 includes some Cyber-shot traits such as 5 Megapixel camera with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash and image stabilization.
Pros: Surprisingly for a Walkman phone, W902 also distinguishes itself through its camera quality. Gathering capabilities of both well-known series manufactured by Sony Ericsson, Cyber-shot and Walkman, W902 becomes the first hybrid phone available for SE fans. Even if the price is still high, all the features included are up to the highest standards: camera, music sound, battery, data transfer speeds.
Cons: I believe that a much better CPU would've been required for an animated GUI. Also, I think that the phone still lacks originality in terms of design. While it may seem to be compact and ergonomic, after using it for more than a month I think the construction of the handset is not up to the standards of the rest of the features. Sales Package Sony Ericsson W902 Handset 8GB M2 memory card 930 mAh Li-Polymer Battery Data Cable Stereo HPM-77 headset Travel Charger CD-Rom ...
Conclusion: Don't let the lack of a Xenon flash put you off: this slimline camera phone is one of Sony Ericsson's finest models to date. And we've dated a few.
Pros: The C902 bucks the chunky camera phone trend by stuffing a five-megapixel camera into a lithe body. The camera itself is a real charmer, capturing excellent print-worthy snaps. You can improve your pics using an array of shortcuts on the touch screen, including face detection, and focusing. You can also geotag your photos with their precise location data pretty simply thanks to the on-board GPS. And did we mention it's got super-speedy HSDPA 3G? No? Well it has.
Cons: The C902 Cyber-shot does sacrifice a full-on Xenon flash to keep its trim figure, relying instead on an LED to illuminate gloomier subjects. That's not as bad as it sounds though, as it's actually pretty powerful. So snappers accustomed to Xenon's bright spark charms shouldn't feel too put out.
Conclusion: So there you have it – the Sony Ericsson C902 CyberShot camera phone fully reviewed. Personally I’d give it around an 8/10. Don’t expect it to replace the K850i, and it’s certainly no match for the Nokia N82 or N96, but then it’s not meant to be. It’s a super-thin mid-range designer camera phone with HSDPA and a 5 megapixel camera capable of taking decent pictures.
Summary: Our C902 unit was loud enough be hear in most, even call-unfriendly environmnets. The reception quality of the C902 was quite good – we got strong signal levels in most places and didn’t notice any significant differences from other contemporary solutions. Also going for the C902 is its superb build quality.
Excerpt: Gizmo freaks in India are all set to have some handy fun with the new Sony Ericsson C902. Even though the cell phone comes up with typical Sony Ericsson features, its sophisticated camera and multimedia facilities make it a cut above the rest. Forget the conventional 4X3 grid matrix of cell phones, because the main menu of this high-end gizmo shows some real diversification, with rotating and single icon views.