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Sony Ericsson S600

Jun 13, 2005
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  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.90 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The little brother of the S700a (s710a), S600 features the same swiveling design and 1.3 mega pixel camera, but it lacks memory expasion slot. This is the first device from Sony Ericsson to feature two speakers for stereo sound plus a MegaBass function.

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  • Form factor:
    • Swivel
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.60 x 1.90 x 0.90 inches (93 x 46.5 x 22.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Exchangable faceplates, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Multimedia control, Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter


  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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.

    • 157 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:
    • 23.11 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, 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.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Basic Imaging (BIP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Synchronization (SP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • External antenna:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Jun 2005
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