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: 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 ...
Summary: The Sony Ericsson C902's photo quality suffered just a bit, but it remains a solid camera phone with a sharp design, a varied feature set, and good call quality.
Pros: The Sony Ericsson C902 has a sleek, sturdy design with a brilliant display and an easily understood navigation toggle. It also offers a generous feature set, a high-powered camera, and good call quality.
Cons: The Sony Ericsson C902 keypad is somewhat cramped, and its memory card slot is located behind the battery cover. Music quality was average, and photo quality could be a bit sharper.
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.
Conclusion: Because the C902 is unlocked, its price is a firm $549.99 – no carrier subsidy. For some, this steep tag will be a deal breaker, especially considering other phones with as much to recommend them (i.e. the Motorola ZINE ZN5 , $99 from T-Mobile) are substantially cheaper, if you commit to a multi-year service contract.
Pros: Comes unlocked; high quality 5MP camera; excellent music player; web browser
Cons: Expensive; keys are tightly packed; no 3.5mm headphone jack; uses M2 memory sticks
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.