Summary: The display of Sony Ericsson 580i is designed using high quality TFT ultra high resolution which offers the best of clarity you can expect on the large nearly 2.4 inch display. The cell phone also features a media player which is fully features with all the basic applications needed for easy browsing through your favorite songs although not being a walkman phone. It is also designed with in build FM radio feature with RDS.
Summary: Sony Ericsson K850i will start shipping in October at a price tag of 450
Euro. This a justified price for a flagship and it is quite adequate ,Nokia
N95 has a price tag of 550-600 Euro so it's a really hard decision to
make. The reception quality is really good like in any Sony Ericsson phone
and the camera takes good quality pictures.The keypad is a little unusual
but after a few days you'll adjust with it.
Excerpt: There's no doubt about it, the new Sony Ericsson K850i is the new star of the Cyber-shot series. After the huge success of K550i and K800i, Sony Ericsson decided to challenge Nokia's high-end N95 handset offering the same 5-megapixel camera at a lower price. Despite the fact that Sony Ericsson's K850i cannot be compared with Nokia's N95 in terms of functionality, it's still a good choice for those that are looking for a camera that features phone capabilities.
Pros: The best phone from the Cyber-shot series, even if not cheap can definitely satisfy any mobile phone fan. Aside from the fact that it features the best camera ever embedded in a Sony Ericsson handset and HSDPA connectivity, K850i also features high quality multimedia features. Combined with a very good battery the phone can offer users plenty of hours of music listening at higher standards.
Cons: Besides the fact that the keypad is very difficult to use, Sony Ericsson handsets seem to be improved nicely. Perhaps a much better CPU would've make this handset much faster or at least will make lags disappear. Furthermore, the lack of WLAN might limit its functionality compared with N95, and a user that has to decide between the two will probably choose N95 for its possibility of connecting to the Internet through WiFi technology. If you like your phones to be clea...
Summary: Piling on the photo features shouldn’t mean that normal phone functions suffer. The K850i’s photos and 2.2-inch LCD look lovely – but not quite lovely enough to make up for its ease of use letdowns.
Conclusion: Though not designed for the US market, the Sony Ericsson K800i is a viable solution in your world phone arsenal. If you travel overseas and you have T-Mobile service in the US, then this is a great phone with strong reception and an excellent digital camera. The photo quality competes head-to-head with other current autofocus 3.2MP camera phones and works well for voice.
Pros: Great camera! Lovely screen and reasonably compact given the features inside. The multitasking, 64MB memory and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support put the K800i in the top tier of the feature phone pack. Nice browser, though not the best one, and a good RSS reader.
Cons: We wish that the number keys were a big larger. The phone really need more RAM to run multiple applications. The lack of the 850 band and EDGE makes it a bad choice for Cingular users but a fine choice for those in Europe and Asia as well as T-Mobile US users who don't care about data speeds.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson K850 is a 5 megapixel cameraphone with a host of photographer friendly features, such as BestPic. Russell takes the K850 out for spin and comes up impressed by the phone overall, though he questions the odd d-pad controller.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson has always managed to neatly combine digital photography and/or music players with its mobile handsets. Typically the K850i should be no exception, but here’s what I found out. Form Factor The K850i incorporates a partly touchscreen-like display. Three nodes at the bottom of the 2.2 inch display (240 x 320 pixels, 262K colors) are the three points that are touch-sensitive. The keypad is a bit odd with squarish protruding keys.
Conclusion: Overall: Taking into considerations all of the Sony Ericsson K850's pros and cons though, it is overall a great tool to have and the bad can easily be overlooked when considering all the great features.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson K850i is the company’s flagship device and is here to stay for at least a year – it will be only the second quarter of 2008, when the market will start seeing more solutions coming in 5 Mpix camers onboard. Basing on how popular the previous models were, it is safe to say that over at Sony Ericsson they are trying to seize this wave and embrace all solutions that previously were so sought-after in on the market. Will they make it?
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson is known for great displays and serious cameras, and the K850i is no exception. Sporting a 5MP camera, complete with LED photo light, flash, video recording, and a host of photo-editing features, you are guaranteed a quality picture! In fact, the K850i feels and operates almost exactly as a standalone Cybershot camera when being used for picture taking.