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Sony Ericsson Elm

Dec 14, 2009
Market status
Release date
Mar 12, 2010


  • Small dimensions (4.33 x 1.77 x 0.55 inches)


  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB




As part of the Greenheart initiative, the Sony Ericsson Elm is a handset for the users that care about the environment. It is a candybar made of recycled plastic, comes without a paper user manual and with an energy-efficient charger. As it is similar in specs with the Sony Ericsson Hazel, it features 5MP camera, GPS and microSD slot.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 1.77 x 0.55 inches (110.0 x 45.0 x 14.0 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.17 oz (90 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • 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:
    • 30.31 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video light, Video calling


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.28 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (904 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 18.6 days (446 hours)
      the average is 24 days (577 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 3.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, MySpace, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync

Other features

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

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