Sony Ericsson T715 Preview

Interface and Functions:

The Sony Ericsson T715 and Yari utilize almost identical software that features active home screen (also found on other models of the manufacturer, say the S500) – it changes based on what time it is and if any of your contacts happens to have a birthday, their names will show on screen. As we mentioned, Sony Ericsson will soon discontinue shipping new models boxed with software CDs and the T715 is no exception – the second you connect it to a computer, it offers to install Sony Ericsson PC Suite. The user guide is accessible via the settings menu, but reading it on the phone doesn’t feel comfy. Unfortunately, the file seems to be well hidden and therefore, being unable to copy it on your computer means you will have to find it on the Internet.



Unlike the Yari, the audio player doesn’t offer different visual modes and comes with the previous design of the manufacturer. The lack of accelerometer doesn’t allow automated navigation in either the multimedia menu or the phone browser (as capable as usual) and alternative game control options are unavailable.



The device is equipped with the same camera as the T700, with 3.2-megapixel resolution, without autofocus and without… erm, with the very same LED flash we complained about in our review of the afore-mentioned handset. Take a look at the pictures, we have taken with the prototype, but yet again, we need to point out snapshot quality might be quite different when the T715 is officially released.






Even though the device lacks a built-in GPS, the handset comes preloaded with Google Maps v.3.0.0. The app offers interesting features, such as Latitude, which shows the location of all your friends using the same program on the map and provides traffic information.



Expectations:

The T-series devices of Sony Ericsson are not as popular as Walkman or Cyber-shot handsets, but all models have pleasing overall look and above all, compact size. The Sony Ericsson T715 doesn’t bring forth new or impressive features. Will it find its place in the overcrowded world of midrange handsets? Coming with a number of functions and good-looking design, the key factor that will ultimately determine its fate is the price it rolls out at.

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7 Comments

1. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

looks alright.......lol btw there really havnt been a bunch of new phones announced lately......grr

2. MrMojo

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 10, 2009

SE should give up the low-end and mid-end phone market as they've invested too much resources to the high-end markets and barely surviving. All their phones have begun to look alike now and barely indistinguishable from each other. SE is like GM and needs to cut away all their Cr-p if it's going to survive! For goodness sake, SE is still arrogantly enough to ignore peoples' plea to include a 3.5mm port for the media player! SE deserces to crumble!

3. tomtom unregistered

I like this phone.. JAB Cellular (http://www.jabcellular.com ) has it for a pretty good price.

4. pankaj unregistered

Within 1 year T715 started having problems with the headphone and charger jack (same in this mobile) submitted the phone in sony centre they charged 800 rs for the same ,again after 3 months the mobile got corrupted including screen, keypad buttons,software nothing was working at all. Again submitted the phone to sony centre this time they charged 2000 rs and returned the mobile yesterday after taking 2 weeks to get the repair done. Today again some problem (voice is not coming). Do not recommend T715 to any one looking for sony mobiles. Worst phone. Worst service , Even under warranty service centre guys charge the customers. PLZ be aware sony Mobiles Sucks ........and customer care is of no use. Really pissed of from this mobile........

5. prashob unregistered

pls dont go for sony erricson T715. within 4 months the phone's port was not working fine and when given for servicing under warranty, they take more than a month saying that parts are not in india and has to be got from abroad... mother board has to be changed.. etc u will suffer if u buy this phone. I STRONGLY DONOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE!

6. sunil ayrota unregistered

t715 doesn't work in vibrate mode,tryed to reset all setting no go any suggestions

7. sunil ayrota unregistered

it doesn't vibrate when it's placed in vibrate mode ,
T715
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.09 GB

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