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.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson S312 is pitched as an entry-level handset, with a few added touches that bring the camera to the fore. But is this a viable camera phone, or does it struggle to drag itself out of the bargain basement? The S312 is a typical candybar phone from Sony Ericsson, with the screen occupying the top half and the 12-key keypad the bottom, with the usual shortcut keys across the middle. It is relatively compact, measuring 100 x 46 x 12.5mm and weighing 80g.
Pros: Simple to use, practical camera shortcuts
Cons: Cheap materials, poor keyboard, poor video capture