Excerpt: There’s something pleasing about an entry level phone that looks good enough to hold its head up around the more pricy models. The Sony Ericsson S312 falls into this category thanks to the mirrored borderless 2-inch screen, although there’s little else going on. What we like Putting aside for one minute the fact that the screen, when off, can double as a compact mirror, there are few features to set this phone apart from the other entry level phones on the market.
Conclusion: This phone would be ideal as possibly a second phone for short trips etc. But I would say it wold easily fit in to someone’s full time life style and I would hate to see it wasted in the former mentioned fashion. A great phone at a great price a real triumph for Sony Ericsson in their low cost alternative mobile range.
Summary: Mobile phones, particularly mass market ones, usually come in a variety of dull flavors – there's never too much style and everything is done to save on costs, which in turn are passed onto the consumer. The Sony Ericsson S312, however, has aspirations above and beyond this. In short, the S312 wants to stand out from the crowd and in some ways it does. That said, we're not entirely convinced that the S312 will be to everyone's tastes.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson S312 attempts to deliver a little more convenience for camera users, without really upping the results at the end of it. To call it a camera phone will only set it up for a fall: this is an entry-level handset, which unfortunately due to a few design decisions feels exactly that. It may be cheap and if you are an infrequent phone user who just needs a handset for occasional or emergency use, then the S312 is simple and reliable.
Pros: Simple to use, practical camera shortcuts
Cons: Cheap materials, poor keyboard, poor video capture
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson S312 - Pocket Lint: El Sony Ericsson S312 trata de entregar un poco mas de conveniencia a los usuarios de cámara, sin realmente mejorar los resultados al final. Llamarlo un celular con cámara sería predisponerlo al fracaso: es un teléfono celular de gama baja, que desafortunadamente debido a algunas decisiones de diseño se siente exactamente así.
Excerpt: Im Online-Shop von Sony Ericsson wird das schicke S312 für 109 Euro aufgetischt. Sein kompaktes und sauber verarbeitetes Gehäuse ist mit rund 15 Millimetern Höhe erfreulich flach gehalten, weshalb sich das Sony Ericsson S312 auch angenehm in der Hosentasche trägt.