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.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson S312 is a simple, shiny handset for those times when a smart phone is overkill and you'd rather stare at yourself than your mobile. Its low price tag is a fair deal for its small selection of features
Pros: Magpie-friendly shiny screen; good looks; small size; dedicated camera and video buttons; useful LED photo light.
Cons: No 3G connectivity; proprietary headphone jack; low-resolution screen; few features.
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.
Pros: Simple to use, practical camera shortcuts
Cons: Cheap materials, poor keyboard, poor video capture