Sony Ericsson T300 Review

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mary.'s review of Sony Ericsson T300

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Sony Ericsson T300

“It lies good in the hand but it feels fragile, the...”

Written on: 28/04/2003 by mary. (1 review written)

Good Points
Colour screen, polyphonic tones, battery life

Bad Points
Complicated menus (too many clicks for basic operations), especially annoying phonebook, response time to key press, battery that doesent clip well, fragile impresion, pictures taken with camera look bad in the phone (i havent tried it on computer)...

General Comments
It lies good in the hand but it feels fragile, the battery doesn't clip well which gives me this annoying feeling it will fall out. For Locking/unlocking the keypad instead of one long keypress you need to make three (often more because of the joystick which goes where you don't want to), and I don't want it locked all the time to use auto lock!

Accesing inbox or write SMS is quicker because of numbered menus, but typing the messages is ANNOYING because of long response time to keypress (and this is an overall feature). Sending it is even more annoying, because you have to press OK once, then again to acces menu, then again to choose phonebook, then again to acces the phonebook, then it doesn't list the entries but askes you "find" so you have to press letter, then OK to confirm it, then OK to confirm the number, then OK to send. If I counted well it's 8 clicks (and with that annoying delay)!! Gee, lot of my messages are shorter!! Couldn't they make it simpler?!! And the same thing is if you want to dial!!

It doesen't have the calendar, so if i want to scedule something i have to look around for one, doesent have voice dial, voice command.

I haven't phoned much, but the little i did, i almost couldn't hear the other side, I havent tried with that button on the side but if I have to keep it pressed all the time I talk to hear the other side I'll kill someone!!! Given all that, I tried to comfort myself taking pictures but they look awfull in the phone (i haven't tried mailing it on the computer), and playing games is not attractive to say the least because of that same slow response time (it's just like playing a new game on the old computer).

And with all that, what do you need other features if it doesn't performe the basic ones well!

I'll try to get ridd of it any way I can!

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96778_Phat_Tony.'s Response to 92841_mary.'s Review

Written on: 11/05/2003

The thing you have to remember is that the t300 is a budget, entry level mobile phone. It doesn't have the same quality of workmanship as let's say, the samsung v200. The software is old(used on the t68) and so shouldn't be expected to perform excellently, although sonyericsson have had time to perfect it. The camera is a let down, but what can you expect a camera to produce when it's produced for a phone which can only display 256 colours. Get a phone that can do 65k. You gat what you pay for. If the phone cost loads then i'd sympathise completely with you, i know i'm a little annoyed at mine, but in comparison to other camera phones it offers great value for money (unless you were ripped off).
<br>Thanks for reading

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118607_Phat_Tony.'s Response to 92841_mary.'s Review

Written on: 25/07/2003

whoa there tiger!!! I never said Nokia is the way to go. Many people think that as Nokias are built solid and have a good rep amongst the masses but don't forget that Nokia doesn't offer everything.
<br>For a start, their phones display a maximum of 4096 colours. The Nokia 3650 has a video camera. What kind of manufacturer combines both these features in a monstrosity of a phone - Nokia, and....only Nokia. What were they smoking. (can i write that?). The result is poor contrast and the sort of picture quality that makes you gag if you've experienced a Phone which can display 65,000 colours. Samsung, Sharp and panasonic all produce top of the line masterpieces which i can only bow to. I've had my Samsung V200 for over a month now. It performs like a dream. Faster at turning on than the T300 and superior in EVERY way. Wap is faster, ringtones clearer, charging faster and it's definately more asthetically pleasing. The T300 was good value for money, and the first affordable camera phone. But in a matter of months, it has been surpassed by other manufacturers. They also got things the wrong way round. See, the charger is light and well designed, and the phone...well, the effort was there but it could just have been the guys at sonyerisson letting the work-experience lad have a go at designing a phone. Oh, and one last thing. If you're after a camera phone, consider this. In about 6 months time, camera phones will be banned from areas where children are present and video conference calling will probably leave most handsets incapable of the feature obsolete.
<br>Once again, please don't just consider a nokia due to past successes (32xx, 33xx and 82xx series handsets). If they work for you, and i just can't convert you to another manufacturer then i'll just have to survive. But Samsung make electronic parts for most phone manufacturers and themselves. It may have Nokia, motorola or Sagem printed on it but it's running on samsung technology. Think about it....
<br>Sorry about the extra long review there folks. Just to let you know, i do agree with you points Ben and i'm not faulting you with your Nokia dependancy but i just don't like following the crowd. I want to stand out. My Samsung V200 does it. I think it's a V205 in your part of the world, ben. It's one awesome phone.

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117686_Ben.'s Response to 92841_mary.'s Review

Written on: 22/07/2003

Finally someone who feels the same as muself ive got a T300 and to be honest i agree with everything you have said if ur looking for a new phone a nokia is the way to go. if i could get a new phone tomorrow the T300 would be in the trash quicker than it turns on
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