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Sony Ericsson Equinox

Oct 26, 2009
Market status
Release date
Oct 28, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


  • Small dimensions (3.66 x 1.97 x 0.56 inches)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Sony Ericsson Equinox TM717 is a quad-band GSM clamshell with HSDPA support. It features light effects with a pulsing notification, similarly to the S500, a 2.2-inch main TFT display with QVGA resolution and a monochrome OLED additional one. The device also has a 3.2MP camera, along with an FM radio with RDS.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.66 x 1.97 x 0.56 inches (93 x 50 x 14.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.35 oz (95 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:
    • 32.22 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • OLED
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 36 x 128 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.10 inches


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)


  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.0 days (384 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 920 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 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
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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


  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Oct 2009

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This device is also known as Sony Ericsson TM717

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