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Sony Ericsson K530

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Performance:

The phone works fast, so while browsing the menus one will not sense any unpleasant and irksome delay or “thoughtfulness”. The camera even starts in about a second and photographing with the consequent recording takes no more than 3 – 4, which is fairly rapid.

The sound volume of ringing is well above average, so you will hardly need any more. Even in a noisy environment or in case the phone is in the other room, you are certain to hear the call.

According to data supplied by Sony Ericsson, the 950 mAh Li-Polymer battery (BST-33) of the phone endures up to 9 hours conversation time or 350 hours standby.

The voice in the receiver has a medium-high volume, sounding a bit muffled and monotonous, whereas at the other end there is strong and clear audibility with a realistic voice reproduction.


Conclusion:

K530 is positioned in the middle of the Sony Ericsson product range and shows an excellent performance as such, without, of course, claiming the resources of the Cyber-shot or Walkman series.

Compared to its predecessor K510, significant improvements have been made: this phone stands now very near to the capabilities of the “former” high-class company series – K750/W800 – with a 3G network support at that.

In case you need a phone, which does not necessarily feature specific multi-media or smartphone functionality, the K530 will be one of the best alternatives yet to appear on the market.

Expect our full review when final, commercial samples are released.

Our Sony Ericsson K530 Review is now published - click here to read it.

Pros

  • 3G and a second video camera
  • Fast and easy to operate
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Cons

  • The camera does not dispose of a flashlight
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Display2.0 inches, 176 x 220 pixels (141 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.01 x 1.81 x 0.55 inches
(102 x 46 x 14 mm)
3.24 oz  (92 g)
Battery950 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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