Sony Ericsson Z320 Review

Performance:

The ringing sound is clear, but not loud enough if using the standard ringtones.  That, in combination with the comparably weak vibration, can result in missing  calls frequently if you are on the move or in a noisy environment.

While talking, the phone left us with mixed feelings. The sound you hear is somewhat muffled, but clear and overall above average. On the other side of the line the your voice is heard as monotonous and unclear, something that cannot be compensated by the good volume. The bad design of the receiver, which doesn’t let you position the speaker close to your  ear, adds to the overall unpleasant experience.

It’s nice that Sony Ericsson have decided to use identical batteries used in their latest models. This way Z320 works with BST-33 (950 mAh), which can be seen in the recently presented G-class of the manufacturer. Despite of the strange call time data mismatch provided by Sony Ericsson (7 hours for Z320 versus 12 for G700), we think that try least. The fully charged battery died in about three hours of talking and countless new records in Crash Jack.


Conclusion:

As we already said, Z320 is nothing different than the previous low-class models of Sony Ericsson. Since it is not intended as a media phone, it lacks FM Radio, Music & Video player. The camera is more of an extra and will probably not be used that often. Nevertheless, we still have the advantages characterizing a budget phone – simple menu, long battery life, reliable construction.

If you are looking for a cheap clamshell and don’t care about the extras, but still wouldn’t mind the nice design you’ll like this phone. It is also very appropriate for a present to a child.

Pros

  • Nice design
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • No external display
  • Hard to use buttons

PhoneArena Rating:

6.8

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2 Comments

1. LLL unregistered

I bought it yestarday, really nice Its the best you can get for that money. Its not very complete but its still great. If you want a ultra high definition camera buy a camera not a cellphone, anyway the camera is good

2. LLL unregistered

PD: Mine was made in Brazil which Ithink makes a big difference from those made in china
Z320
  • Display 1.8" 128 x 160 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Storage 0.012 GB
  • Battery 950 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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