Sony Ericsson Naite Review
The software is a standard Sony Ericsson feature phone arrangement, which we have looked at in some detail on previous occasions. It is worth noting, despite the added Playstation-esque media browser, not much has changed since the days of the K800i, a handset released way back in 2006. The native browser remains barely useable, rendering pages poorly, constantly. Sufficed to say, Sony Ericsson is long due for contemporaneous conversion of their feature phone interface and browser in particular.
The Naite has 100MB of onboard memory. A portion of this is set aside for contacts, with a maximum of 1000 entries. As is common place with Sony Ericsson phonebooks, there are plenty of options for including various numbers, notes and addresses under one entry.
Being a member of the GreenHeart range, the Naite has a few environmentally-minded applications to assist you calculate things like CO2 emissions based on activities and an educational fact centre app, all about various environmental issues. These are cute features that define the roots of the handset, but they are hardly deal-makers.
Being a member of the GreenHeart range, the Sony Ericsson Naite has a few environmentally-minded applications
We do not think that such features would be of considerable interest to any of the phone's user base, environmentally-minded or not. Nonetheless, the additions are fun, and we applaud Sony Ericsson's attempt at emphasising the Naite's eco spirit.
Email (via Gmail) was a breeze to setup, the cellphone itself prompted downloading settings to allow push services to be activated, again, this was done with no fuss. The browser, as is the case for Sony Ericsson feature phones, was not great, but for a quick search whilst out and about, it does the job. It does the job mighty fast, too. With 3.6Mbps 3G support, the Naite is nippy enough when cruising around the internet.
The Naite is fast and uncluttered, even when multi-tasking. Sure, you will not be running movies, browsing the web and snapping pictures all at once, but only very rarely does this handset slow down under general use. Accessing the media card is the only area where there is noticeable lag, but we think that the market this handset is targeted to will not be using this phone for advanced media capabilities, or indeed, accessing the internet frequently.
1. rahamath posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 0
SE naite is only an entry level phone and dont expect too much listening songs and viewing vidoes are below averag so dont buy
2. pint (unregistered) posted on 28 Jul 2011, 12:33 0
Excellent phone, I am using it since 6 months now. The long standby and the rapid menus are nice to use. The internet speed of it is great when connected with a pc, e.g.g Bluetooth
3. sad (unregistered) posted on 19 Sep 2011, 02:54 0
I've been using the phone for a year now, and it is very, very slow, especially with the messages and conversations. The adaptor is another issue, it got loose after a few months, so now it is very difficult to charge my phone.
4. onyour posted on 06 May 2012, 03:12 0
hey ! anyone knows how to RUN whatsapp on this phone > i installed whatsapp but after inputting your country and number and pressing OK, it displays: "Connecting..." and it doesn't proceed further ! PLEASE HELP