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Sony Ericsson K800 Review

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Performance:

Unfortunately, the speed of the phone is definitely not among the highest ones. Having in mind that it is not a smartphone, this should be one of its major advantages over devices like the N73, but it's not - the navigation is kind of slow when entering submenus. Loading pictures is relatively quick while you can see that an image is initially rendered a little blurry and then after a while it is displayed in good quality; the camera and applications loading speed are satisfactory, but we prefer waiting for the latter two than while navigating through the menus.

Unlike our expectations, in the signal strength test the K800 did better than Nokia's high end phones (N73 and N80), as its overall level is definitely above the average and is very close to high. That's not the case with the sound quality during a call, as the volume level is average, but the voice is still clearly and realistically reproduced.

Conclusion:

The K800 strives to combine multimedia functionality in a candybar-designed device with solid built quality and acceptable dimensions. But only its camera manages to perform at a high level, as at the moment it is one of the best ones featured in a mobile phone thanks to its Xenon flash. Unfortunately, this is somehow overshadowed by the low-quality camcoder, the cheap headphones in the package and the fact that it is impossible to watch high-quality video with the handset. It does very well with the phone function, as the signal strength is very good, the battery is strong and the voices during conversation sound realistic, but unfortunately, the keyboard is really uncomfortable and inappropriate for intense usage.

Pros

  • The 3-megapixel camera with Xenon flash is among the best of all cellphones.
  • The QVGA display produces high-quality image.
  • Strong Signal and battery.
  • Built quality.

Cons

  • Awful keypad.
  • Lagging when moving through the menus.
  • Useless camcorder.
  • No high-quality video preview.
  • No audio-adaptor for standard headphones in the box.
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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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