Sony Ericsson Z250 & Z320 Preview

Interface:

Sony Ericsson Z250 and Z320 have the same functionality and therefore we are going to review them together, pointing out at the differences.
We are well-acquainted with the consumer interface from many other models by this company. The icons in the main menu are arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, and you can choose from a few preloaded themes. Only the standard themes are maintained, not the Flash themes.


Phonebook:

The phone book is traditional for the company. You can save up to 1000 contacts with a total of 2500 numbers and you have the option of adding a few numbers, e-mail, web address, picture ID, ringtone, address, birthday etc., to each contact.


Organizer:

The organizer features the following functions: alarm, calendar, tasks, notes, calculator, timer and stopwatch. The calendar offers a view of the current month and week; you can set one single alarm and one recurrent.

You do not have a memory card slot; you can only use the inbuilt memory, amounting to about 12MB.


Messaging:


The messages menu is also well-known from previous models of the company; it contains options for creating text and multimedia messages.


Multimedia:

As we mentioned already in the beginning, these are downmarket phones, so it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect great multimedia possibilities. They are equipped with cameras that can only make pictures, they do not have a musical or video player, but you can use the mp3 as a ringtone.

Here comes the other variation: Z250’s camera has VGA resolution with 2 x digital zoom, while Z320 has a 1.3 megapixel camera with 4 x digital zoom. Both cameras have portrait-oriented interface, and information about the resolution, the remaining number of pictures before memory full-up, the brightness level and zoom is shown on the display.



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

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