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Sony Ericsson K800 Review

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Messaging:

Besides the standard and multimedia messages, the messaging menu also houses the e-mail client, which makes it easier for you to send and receive large files that are not suitable for MMS, like full-sized pictures for example. Entering text is aided by T9 but when it's turned off (when adjusting the e-mail settings for example), you realize how horrible the keyboard really is. The preloaded templates are intended to help you save time typing in often used phrases and sentences. What we found weird is that this menu houses a RSS Reader, which is convenient to quickly view the content of a given web site without loading it - we checked phoneArena's news in an instant.  

Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review


Internet:

For loading Internet pages there is a WAP 2.0 browser which can operate on the UMTS network for greater speed, where it is supported. Thanks to the high resolution (240x320), viewing web sites is very convenient, but still there's no room for comparison with the brilliant web browser smartphones like the N73 have.

Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review
Sony Ericsson K800 Review


One of the handset's major drawbacks is the 3-band network support, as this means it is not global roaming capable. The K800 supports 900/1800/1900 GSM and 2100 MHz UMTS, whereas the K790 phone has two versions - K790a with 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM and K790i with 900/1800/1900 MHz, while the UMTS is replaced with EDGE, which the K800 lacks. That means that you can take advantage of all of the phone's capabilities only if you use it on a 3G network in Europe or Asia. And even if you're in any of these areas, you will have to count on the slow GPRS when your network has no UMTS support, as your K800 has no EDGE.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.10 x 1.80 x 0.90 inches
(105 x 47 x 22 mm)
4.10 oz  (115 g)
Battery900 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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