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Sony Ericsson Jalou Review

Sony Ericsson Jalou

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Performance and Conclusion:

Sony Ericsson Jalou Review
We stumbled upon a minor design glitch while testing the call functionality of the handset and it is nothing to do with the in-call quality itself. The sharp edges of the upper part of the phone body can be rather painful, especially for people who just love talking. On the other hand, the in-call quality is passable and voices sound a bit too sharp, but realistic. Our callers complained they could hardly catch onto consonants, which made understanding an uphill battle.

According to the manufacturer, the battery should provide 4.5 hours of continuous talk time and keep the device operational for 250 hours in stand-by (on 3G networks). This is a relatively mediocre performance of a device that lacks spectacular extra features and large display.
One of the issues we brought up in our review of the Samsung Diva folder S5150 was related to, well, the innate mediocrity of most cell phones aimed at women. The Sony Ericsson Jalou does belong to the same category with its slightly odd design, not particularly good build quality and basic functionality. Moreover, its price tag of $185 is rather high for what you get. In case you are willing to purchase a handset for its appeal and design only, we would advise you to look at the following alternatives:

-    The Samsung Diva folder S5150 – you will hardly find a glossier, shinier device on the market today. Its specifications are similar to those of the Jalou, but the S5150 is equipped with better camera.
-    The Sony Ericsson T707 – the model is simpler, but features sportier overall design, plus in one of its commercials Maria Sharapova claims she actually likes the device. Well, since we have a thing for her, so we cannot but recommend the handset.
-    The Nokia 3710 fold – a likeable model by the world’s largest manufacturer that is available in a plethora of colors schemes.

While we all keep waiting for a handset aimed at women that relies on not just weird design, but proper functionality as well, the Sony Ericsson Jalou and the like remain a good option for people who have found themselves hard-pressed to come up with a decent present to please their beloved, better halves.

Samsung Diva folder S5150
Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Sony Ericsson T707
Sony Ericsson T707 Preview
Nokia 3710 fold
Nokia 3710 fold specifications
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  • Compact size
  • Mirror screen


  • Rather sluggish (in most themes)
  • Unusable in direct sunlight
  • Mediocre camera
  • Lacks 3.5mm jack
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

This seems like a phone that should be free or at the very most $49.99 with contract. Nothing special here.

posted on 30 Apr 2010, 15:07

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posted on 01 May 2010, 08:31

3. Dev_5800 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Apr 2010)

wew, so this phone is just good in design, but poor in both features and performance?

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size2.87 x 1.77 x 0.72 inches
(73 x 45 x 18.2 mm)
2.96 oz  (84 g)
Battery930 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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