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Sony Ericsson K850

Jun 14, 2007
Market status


  • Features a Xenon flash - better than a standard LED


  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




K850, successor of the K800/K810 upgrades the camera resolution to 5 megapixels, keeps the Xenon flash and uses new automatic lens cover. It features QVGA display, M2/microSD combined memory slot and stereo Bluetooth in compact candybar body. A strange solution is the D-pad, which is situated over the numeric keyboard.

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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.01 x 1.88 x 0.66 inches (102 x 48 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.16 oz (118 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (147 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Other


  • 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:
    • 30.82 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Xenon
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.04 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, Memory Stick Micro (M2)


  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (828 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 17 days (417 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (918 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 25 days (602 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 3.30 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GPP
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo 8
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront 3.3 Browser, RSS Feeds
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 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
  • 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.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Synchronization (SP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), 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

      • 15 Oct 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PY7A3252011 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.47 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.52 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Jun 2007
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