Sony Ericsson Jalou Review
Sony Ericsson Jalou has all the typical Sony Ericsson themes, but unfortunately they don't work very smoothly here. This is pretty annoying so we used the Clarity theme that lacks funny eye-candies, but at least runs smoothly. However, it strips the model of its luster to an extent.
The software of Sony Ericsson Jalou includes comfortable phone book, virtually all modern organizer functions and an elegant multimedia message creation method. There are several applications that may come in pretty handy, like Walk Mate that shows you what distance you have walked. The same program enables you to access a calculator that provides insight on your personal body mass index (BMI). The handset is equipped with Access NetFront browser that successfully handles simpler websites. You can connect to the Internet via HSDPA 7.2Mbps.
Camera and Multimedia:
The Sony Ericsson Jalou comes with 3.2-megapixel camera without autofocus. Unlike the Samsung Diva folder, you can capture images in portrait mode and the functionality is basic – there are options like white balance, effects, shooting modes, etc. As a whole, we are not pleased at the images – they lack enough details and their colors are surreal. Finally, you are allowed to upload content to Picasa, MySpace and Blogger. Keep in mind that the phone you buy might have an old software version, which causes images to be really poor. Be sure to update the phone's software, in order to achieve results similar to ours.
The device captures videos at QVGA resolution and 15 frames per second. In other words, what you videos will be best for is... being watched on the handset screen.
Sony Ericsson Jalou sample video at 320x240 pixels resolution
It’s not the first time we have mentioned that Sony Ericsson’s music player is likeable indeed and were it paired with proper audio playback quality, well, the software would have made for an excellent audio entertainment pack. The boxed headset of the Sony Ericsson Jalou is, however, far from being the best we have seen, because it offers relatively quiet, muted sound that lacks bass. Since the handset comes without 3.5mm jack, you will have to shell out for a proper adapter in case you’re planning to use your favorite pair of earphones. Of course, you can always opt for better-quality accessories from the same manufacturer. We happen to have the Sony Ericsson MH907 at hand and we must admit we are truly impressed by the smashing sound quality it delivers.
1. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
This seems like a phone that should be free or at the very most $49.99 with contract. Nothing special here.
2. dackboy (unregistered)
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3. Dev_5800 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Apr 2010)
wew, so this phone is just good in design, but poor in both features and performance?