Sony Ericsson K770 Review
Sony Ericsson K770 has a standard interface, just like the one we are used to in the new non-smartphone models of the company, e.g., Т650, S500, W580, etc. In order to open the menu you have to press the middle position of the d-pad or the right-hand soft key. Then the icons show, arranged in a 3x4 grid and corresponding to the positions of the keys from the numeric keypad that can be used for quick access. You have five themes for personalizing the menu’s look: four standard ones and a Flash. The difference is that they not only change the background, but also the way icons look, as in the present case; some of the themes change automatically, depending on the time of the day. For example, the colors are darker during the night and light and lively during the day. To avoid any misunderstanding we should clarify that К770’s flash theme modifies the type of the icons and adds some animation, though it does not change its color automatically.
Besides the themes, one can personalize the phone by using the seven profiles; they are accessible by a single pressing of the on/off button (holding it will turn the unit off).
The Phone Book is traditionally good with a capacity for entering 1000 contacts with up to 5 numbers each, though not exceeding a total of 2500 numbers. However, there is the unpleasant drawback of searching by the first name only. As with most of the models of this manufacturer one can add detailed information to each contact, enabling easy access to all important data, concerning your acquaintances. You can also add voice dialing, up to three e-mails and one web-address, a picture, a ringtone, and even more useful information to each contact.
Sony Ericsson has made sure to provide you with an organizer, featuring an abundance of functions indeed, so that you could put your everyday jobs in order and not forget anything important. Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Synchronization, Timer, Stopwatch, Calculator, Code Memo, and (flash)Light are all at your disposal. And before you ask the question where exactly to set the alarm, we will note that it is not to be found in this sub-menu – it has its own place in the main one. Up to five alarms can be set with the additional options of picking a different signal for each as well as setting them to go off on certain days of the week or just once.
The remaining functions of the organizer are standard and well-known from previous models of the company, so we will not discuss them.
The Messaging menu is the one that we are accustomed to seeing in most Sony Ericsson models, providing the opportunity to create text, multimedia or voice messages, as well as e-mails. In order to keep you informed on the latest news at all times, you also dispose of an RSS reader.
Sony Ericsson K770 is a tri-band GSM/GPRS device (900/1800/1900 MHz), which limits its use worldwide: only one of these frequencies is applicable in the USA. The unit can also work in 3G networks but once again with the restriction of the only supported band – UMTS 2100 MHz.
The full HTML Internet browser managed to load and open www.phonearena.com , without a problem, the only criticism being that some of the parts of the web page were misplaced. In the end of the day, you won’t have problems reading and viewing web pages and the Smart Fit option will make browsing even easier, since the page’s contents are arranged in a column and this way you can scroll in two directions only.
In order to exchange data with a computer, you can rely on several options. For wireless connection, there is the Bluetooth v2.0; the cable from the set will do as well.
1. kai (unregistered)
it seems there is no any noise reduction applied in the camera. very good. however, k800/k850 apply some
2. MRSHAH (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
it's an awesome set
unlike what phone arena suggests this set has superb call quality even in congested areas
secondly the still camera is probably one of the best in the 3mp sets though the result may not be as good as k800 but is much better than d900 and even smartphones like iphone 3gs, e90, n93i etc, though the video camera is a big disappointment
music player is brilliant as well delivering superb & clear sound though not very loud but it's not a music phone
other main key area for a set is it's messaging capabilities & it's brilliant in this area
gaming experience is very good for a feature phone..
over all this was an outstanding set a definite wolf in sheep's clothing