Sony Ericsson T650 ReviewSony Ericsson T650 7.4
As a whole, the T650’s response is comparatively fast, so you will hardly notice it being slow and “thoughtful”. Indeed, the animations and some of the themes make it artificially sluggish, but at the same time – more beautiful. Playing the animation of the menu takes a few seconds, which could turn out to be somewhat irritating to a rushing user.
The tones, signaling an incoming call are comparatively loud, so even when the phone is in its case, you will not have any trouble hearing it. However, if you are in a very noisy environment, keep the unit as close to you as possible, because vibration is not reliable. Apart from causing the annoying rattle of the panel, it is so feeble that one will hardly feel it.
After the phone had been subjected to testing, we found out that its signal reception is rather limited and the phone’s performance in this respect is under average. We would mark it at 3 out of 10, which means trouble getting connected in areas with low signal coverage.
Voices during conversation are comparatively loud and quite genuine, but the presence of background noise makes them sound a bit muffled. Situation is better at the other end of the line: they hear you more loudly, very clearly, and your voice is realistic there. According to information from Sony Ericsson, the 930 mAh Li-Polymer battery (BST-38) of the phone endures up to 7 hours talking time or 300 hours standby in a GSM network. At the tests, carried out by us, we estimated that the actual talking time for long conversation is 408 minutes (6.8 hours) which is a very good result for a slim phone.
Sony Ericsson’s new “offspring” is a fairly interesting product, providing, though partially, the functionality of the high-class series and at the same time featuring an impressive design, materials, and a complete set of accessories. The only thing that spoils the overall impression are the easily mixed-up control buttons; instead of going one position up in the menu, one often switches the Internet browser on.
Nevertheless, the T650 will surely catch your eye from afar and will not be a disappointment regarding its capabilities and functionality. Positioned in the medium-class series, the phone provides exactly what you would look and, of course, pay for. Since it combines the features of the Walkman and the Cyber-Shot series, this device is not aimed at a sole customer group, but would rather meet the demands of a broader users’ spectrum.
- An exceptionally rich set of accessories
- Capability to use a Bluetooth stereo
- Inconvenient two-position buttons: activating a non-desired function
- The back lid rattles when vibration is on
- Backlighting is seen through the panel
- Low picture quality
Sony Ericsson T650 Review - Performance and Conclusion