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Sony Ericsson C510

Jan 8, 2009
Market status
Release date
Feb 23, 2009


  • Small dimensions (4.21 x 1.85 x 0.49 inches)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Sony Ericsson C510 is a 3.2-megapixel cameraphone. It is a tri-band GSM with HSPA support and features 262k color TFT display, Stereo Bluetooth, M2 slot for memory and FM radio.

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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 1.85 x 0.49 inches (107 x 47 x 12.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.25 oz (92 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 182 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 29.83 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)


  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 2.30 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0, WAP 1.2.1


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, HSUPA
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Synchronization (SP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 29 Jan 2009
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880009 link


  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Jan 2009
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