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Sony Ericsson C510 Review

Sony Ericsson C510

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Sony Ericsson C510 Review
Introduction and Design:

Sony Ericsson´s Cyber-shot lineup comprises both high tech models competing with top camera phones by other manufacturers (although the C905 failed to impress us during at our latest tests) as well as simpler devices meant for people on a thinner budget, who are still willing to get decent snapshot quality. The 3.2-megapixel Sony Ericsson C510 aims the latter group of customers. What is in the box?

- Wall charger
- Headset
- Manual
- Software CD

With its 12.5 mm. thickness the Sony Ericsson C510 is one of the thinnest devices in the series with only the James Bond´s device, the C902, scoring better here. Its overall look is quite pleasing, ant the both color tones (black and silver) look stylish and dainty. Unfortunately the device lacks any WOW elements and seeing it you feel as if it tells you “I´m an ordinary Sony Ericsson device, you´ve seen hundreds like me and I´m here to serve”.

Display is also nothing out of this world – 2.2-inches with 262k colors. Image quality is awesome, but unfortunately only indoors. Direct sunlight turns it into a mirror.

The Sony Ericsson C510 fits well in the hand - Sony Ericsson C510 Review
The Sony Ericsson C510 fits well in the hand - Sony Ericsson C510 Review
The Sony Ericsson C510 fits well in the hand - Sony Ericsson C510 Review

The Sony Ericsson C510 fits well in the hand

Sony Ericsson C510 Review

You can compare the Sony Ericsson C510 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Even without looking at the pictures, you can figure the 5 directional D-Pad, send, end, soft keys and keypad are all located below it. Despite somewhat small, they have nice travel and won´t give you any troubles. Keypad lighting is rather weak and pale, but you´ll certainly get a kick out of its several lighting effects. Sound rocker and camera trigger are on its right hand side and also are comfy to use, although pressing them takes a bit more effort, because they are almost flush with the body. The charger slot and M2 card expansion slot are both on the phone´s left hand side.

Sony Ericsson C510 Review
Right - Sony Ericsson C510 Review
Left - Sony Ericsson C510 Review



The only thrilling element is the panel that covers both the camera and its flash. t is made of metal and rises a bit when opened. It also activates the illumination of the functions connected to shooting, which are set to some of the keys – change of the shooting mode, switching between preset preferences, focus and flash. Similarly to the Sony Ericsson C903, the back cover takes up large part of the back panel. We really like that, since
it allows you to quickly go to shooting mode without wasting much time to power your gear.

We really like the back cover of Sony Ericsson C510 - Sony Ericsson C510 Review

We really like the back cover of Sony Ericsson C510

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. roddies (unregistered)

probably one of the best review i found arun da net. jus go by it,the phone is awesum

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 12:18

2. ezech (unregistered)

After two years of using it, the glue that keeps screen covering glass to the case greased out onto the screen making it look disgusting. It was easy fixable though. Other than that (and several scratches - blame the user) phone works as new.
Forget all those specially secured against dust and moisture sets - this phone was in dust and moisture environment, hit the (concrete) floor several times.
It is a good phone, feature wise and looks ok too.
Makes exceptional backup set for slow and battery hungry smart phones.
If it had 3.5" jack + microUSB charger port it would be perfect (damn you SE for your "Fast port"!).

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.21 x 1.85 x 0.49 inches
(107 x 47 x 12.5 mm)
3.25 oz  (92 g)
Battery930 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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