Sony Ericsson K700 review
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Design
- 3 Handset Performance: RF, Voice Quality & Battery Life.
- 4 Connectivity: Bluetooth, Infrared & Internet
- 5 Menus: Settings, PhoneBook, Media Player & Others
- 6 Camera & Video: Menus and Features
- 7 Camera & Video: Examples
- 8 Special Features: Pre Play & FM Radio
- Sony Ericsson K700 specifications
First, RF performance... At this point I can catagorically say that the K700 is a better performer than the T610/616..in fact it appears to be better than the T630 I had to compare it with in being able to grab a signal and hold it...notice the difference in the signal strenght meters....although this is not a absolute indicator it is better, I can confirm that the K700 at this shot was able to easily call, while the T630 needs a little "twist of the ear" and "finger to the nose" in order to get the signal. It also is a bulldog once it has a signal holding onto it for sometime with great quality compared to the T630. I would say it is as good or better than the P900 and V600 in this respect. Certainly the best RF performer of any Sony/Ericsson small handset I've used in recent memory. That includes the T68i, T610/616 and the improved T630.
Voice Quality on my Proto-type is very good. Very natural and non-colored..it has my vote as being well finished in this regard. Handset volume on the other hand could be better in my opinion. My unit is a little light in that regard, but I do have a slight hearing loss and Amy finds it to be plenty loud enough. However, it is definitely not as loud as my V600 and certainly not as loud as my iMate, P900 or Amy's T630.
Speaker phone function is a VERY WELCOME feature for this handset. I love using this feature in certan situations and it's nice to have on a handset of this type. Unlike the V600 which opens a key specifically for using the speaker phone function...I could not get this feature to operate without opening the menu during a call and selecting it from the drop down list. There may very well be a designated key for turning it on that I haven't discovered, but I don't have a manual...so for now I'll just say it works well and is available. Still, it could also be louder. Not as loud as the V600 or P900..and certainly not as loud as the iMate. At first I thought it was due to the "Tiny Size" of the K700, but after using the Radio Funtion (more on it later)...I know the K700's speaker is capable of producing very high volumes...See my video at the bottom for the operation of the K700 receiving a call and the speaker phone operation.
Battery Life is extremely good. The K700 uses a 670mAh battery and I find that the phone with EXTENSIVE USE gives me the whole day with plenty battery to spare. I would imagne that with normal use this phone would serve the average user 2-3 days without recharging...
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