As this is our review of a final commercially available unit, we were able to test how the phone, that any of you can buy, performs. We aren’t surprised by the average signal reception which is typical for the Sony Ericsson we’ve used but are happy when it comes to sound quality. The incoming sound is very good, not the strongest we’ve heard but with excellent voice reproduction for a phone. The other party won’t hear you that good but very strong.


We are disappointed by the Sony Ericsson K850 and how it performs as a camera. Really, considering it is the top Cyber-shot branded phone, it should be one of the best on the market, but the comparison with the old N95 and the G600 shows different things. As the K810, the K850 has its strong flash, but probably due to wrong algorithm delivers colorless images. Having in mind the upcoming cameraphones from other brands, we are not sure the K850 will be able to stay competitive. Although it has a few good features, thanks to the new UI of the manufacturer, it isn’t as powerful as the smartphone N95 or the multimedia-device Viewty and its only advantage over the others is the tri-band HSDPA.


  • The camera has lots of features
  • The new generation UI


  • Camera quality doesn’t meet the expectations

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