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Sony Ericsson Naite Review

Sony Ericsson Naite

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Sony Ericsson Naite Review
The reception was erratic if the reception bar were to be believed. We did not encounter any dropped calls, but call quality was lacking. There seemed to be a distinct buzz on the line, which was reported to be the same on the receiving end. The speaker phone suffered similar ailments, buzzing and a lack of clarity being a constant annoyance throughout attempted conference calls. Notably, the handset / speaker volume was plenty loud and sufficed for our purposes. The sound, during both phone calls and media playback, did seem to suffer from excess treble. Equaliser options allowed this to be corrected during media playback, but no such options were present for in-call quality enhancements.

We are happy to report the battery life was nothing short of remarkable, with push services on, occasional web browsing, calling and messaging, we were able to squeeze just shy of three days use. Charge time was considrably longer than we would expect, with a full charge taking upwards of four hours, but we put this down to the extra energy compliant wall charger that was supplied. This is obviously once again to emphasise the GreenHeart heritage of the device, but this feature does come at the price of convenience.


Conclusion:
 
We weren't blown away with the Sony Ericsson Naite, but at the price-point $130 (€90,) we cannot really complain. We liked the screen, speed and aesthetics, and we are certainly forgiving to the issues in call quality, poor native browser and pathetic included headset. The reason we can forgive these major flaws? This handset does not have the geek smartphone user, or Exchange reliant bussiness person in its sights. It is for those who need to call, text and, for fun, do the odd Google search. In that regard, the Naite succeeds in the areas it sets out to perform in. As an added extra, it ticks the boxes in energy efficiency to boot, making it rest that little bit easier on your conscious. There are other devices we would consider in place of the Naite (see: Nokia 2730 classic, LG GW300) but if you are keen to make a statement about your green credentials, and you need a phone to report back to Greenpeace HQ, this may just be the handset for you.

Pros

  • Excellent screen quality.
  • No lag issues during normal useage.
  • 3G connectivity was rapid.

Cons

  • Buzzing issues during calling.
  • Abysmal included headset and no 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Native browser either fails to render web pages or does so inaccurately.
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.25 x 1.85 x 0.50 inches
(108 x 47 x 12.6 mm)
2.96 oz  (84 g)
Battery950 mAh, 13.75 hours talk time

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