Sony Ericsson K810 Review
One of the handset's major drawbacks is the 3-band network support, as this means it is not fully global roaming capable. The K810 supports 900/1800/1900 GSM and 2100 MHz UMTS, and it has 2G version (for Asia) called the K818, where the UMTS is replaced with EDGE, which the K810 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 K810 has no EDGE (the step between GPRS and UMTS).
A connection with other devices can be established both through IrDA, which is located on the right side of the phone, and Bluetooth (the version is 2.0) while a great plus is that the trendy A2DP is featured. It allows you to stream stereo audio wirelessly from the phone's player to a compatible device like wireless headphones, mini stereo or car audio systems supporting that kind of transfer.
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 that Symbian smartphones have.
does the k810i come with a memory card ?
2. Nick Maxwell (unregistered)
I've had the k810 for 2 months and i can say i'm glad i bought it. In fact, i can say it has some differences compared to K800: *K810's price was 450 USD, K800 was 469 USD where i bought it. *K810's screen is brighter and more colorful *K810 comes with a 128mb card, k800 comes with a 64mb card *K810's keypad is more comfortable *K810's camera doesn't open in your pocket *Camera works very fine, i compared it with pics taken by k550 and k800, and they seem to be more colorful, maybe a little bit darker than k800, but not worse *Unfortunately, battery life isn't good enough, i use my phone as an ipod and i have to plug it everyday *Screen is small, so small that cheaper models have it (w580) *No flash, no vibration *Amazing style, but it tends to get very, very dirty *Screen gets scratches easily *The camera shooter button isn't as good as k800's. That's all, I strongly recommend k810 if what you're looking for is a Good CAMERA-phone, and not a mp3 player, a video recorder, a video player or an overall good phone. -Nick