Sony Ericsson S302 Review

Introduction and Design
Introduction and Design:

When talking about stylish, dainty cell phones it´s typically their design we often have in mind. Come to cheaper devices though, we frequently find out price is low at the expense of diminished functionality. This fully applies to the Sony Ericsson S302. It comes in compact size with its 11 mm thickness and weight of just 2.79 oz (79 gr). We´ve found out its shiny overall look is, sadly, the only weapon it employs. What is in the box?

• Sony Ericsson S302
• Charger
• Stereo headset
• User guide

As you can see in the pics, our particular unit comes in deep blue, but a more buttoned-down grey colored make is also available. To exalt the impression, keypad buttons have also been equipped with jazzy looking blue backlighting, so if anything, you will definitely get noticed in the dark. Speaking of the buttons, we didn´t encounter any issues with those on its front side, including the navigational ones. They are discernible enough to touch and easy to press, so even people with thicker fingers won´t have any troubles. On either side are the really uncomfortable volume rocker that is unbelievably hard to press, the button that turns the music player or the FM radio on/off and the camera shutter. What is on its back? A 2-megapixel camera with LED flash, loudspeaker and M2 expansion card slot, hidden under the cover. Similarly to the Sony Ericsson T707, the back cover is rugged that makes the phone less prone to sliding out of your hand, but looks totally out of place alongside of the glossy, upbeat front side.

You can compare the Sony Ericsson S302 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The phone sports a 2-inch 176x220 pixel resolution display that is fairly standard on budget phones. It delivers 262k colors and things are easy to read even in direct sunlight, but colors are not saturated enough and images look rather worn out, even in artificial light.

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