Written on: 30/12/2006 by sourdust (1 review written)
Despite its physical beauty, my love affair with this phone ended quickly. The software seems almost willfully frustrating, with nothing where you expect it to be and few options to customise (good example - if look up a name in your phone book, you can't directly text to that number!) The joystick control is used to bring the phone out of sleep mode, but moving it activates shortcuts (such as WAP) when you didn't want to.
Sony have improved on most of these annoyances with their later... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2006 by BorisT (10 reviews written)
For the usual price, Sony Ericsson T610 is a good phone with some nice features, but the camera isn't that good. You can barely make something out because of the quality, and it's not even VGA. Nonetheless, it's a good valued phone. You might have difficulties with the joystick after a couple of months of using it. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2006 by alib44
I found that the Sony Ericsson T610 was a very good phone, however I had problems with mine before and had to get it replaced. It wasn't a big deal, my sound just gave up. Overall, if your not fussed about features, then this is an ideal phone for you. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2006 by jovisa737590 (6 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T610 is a good, average mobile phone with a nice design. It hasn't gone wrong once yet. The only thing was that reception wasn't brilliant, but it was good enough. I'm sticking to Sony Ericsson's because of this phone, so I like it a lot, but it's getting old now, so it is time for an upgrade. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2006 by Belgarion (30 reviews written)
Maybe it's time that I bought a new mobile phone! I've had the Sony Ericsson T610 since November 2004, and for the last 5 months i.e. out of warranty, I have been unable to send picture messages, access WAP or use some of the other connectivity features. This is despite fairly constant re-programming. In its time this phone was a definite market leader, and I suppose I still keep it as my personal phone out of a sense of having got used to it, and after all it makes and receives phone calls... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2005 by Devouy Moncrieffe
The Sony Ericsson T610 is a great mobile phone that has almost everything, and it is also easy to find downloadable content - for example pictures, ringtones, and themes etc...
Overall it's a nice phone. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by CasparMoran (8 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T610 is a good value, easy to use mobile phone, but it does have the occasional fault. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2005 by funkymanmrsam (2 reviews written)
When you first turn the Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone on, you can't get to the messaging section for about ten seconds. If you press the buttons loads of times, it remembers every move, so when it wakes up it will go through each of those presses first!! Once on though, it is fine, and the menu is good. However, if you have gone down too far and want to scroll up again using the joystick, it can be very fiddly, and will select the thing you don't want. In bright sunlight you can't see... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2005 by koolchris (2 reviews written)
This is a great phone if you need to update your old phone. Has nearly everything you need for a low price. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2005 by Cavebear (1 review written)
I struggle to find anything to recommend this phone. It hasn't suffered from any SIM card troubles, as other users have reported, but I would echo everything else negative that they have already said. It is poor design personified. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2005 by zmaster (8 reviews written)
This phone is great to be precise, it's got a great screen and loads of great options. Ringtones, pics and themes are all great. The camera is fantastic, my first and best! I love the centre control- a joystick, it means I can easily navigate through the menu. Everything is easy to access and it has great memory. There are loads of shortcuts, to name a few:
Pushing the joystick left- new text
Pushing the joystick down- numbers
Pushing the joystick up- internet
Camera icon on side- camera (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2005 by louisepatten (1 review written)
I was an avid Nokia user. And for some unknown reason, I decided to get the Sony Ericsson T610 as my upgrade. It was the worst mistake that I made. Unfortunately, I only discovered this after the 7 day exchange period had run out. The Volume is too quiet, the whole phone seizes up for no reason and you end up having to turn it off. And as for the tiny control button, it is so hard to use sometimes. It skips the icon that I want to use. Also the whole phone is very slow on a whole. Whenever... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2005 by dtappleford (3 reviews written)
I am currently on my 6th T610 Handset. It cannot get a signal in most of my house but can get a signal under some tunnels.
Quite often I will call someone when I put the handset in my pocket.
The camera is OK for little pics.
The phone was free hence the score for value for money. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2005 by Saul Beeson (4 reviews written)
Sony Ericsson T610: I got my T610 for £90 with £11 free credit from Carphone wharehouse. The phone is quite good looking and isn't a "brick", very light infact. The phone is quite slow when switching between menus and sometimes your signal disappears for no reason. Sony Ericsson's seem to suffer from this defect though, my old T68i became totally U/S after about a month.
The T610 does have its good points and I love it very much. For a start it has Bluetooth, GPRS, WAP, a camera and an email... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2004 by jedekiah (3 reviews written)
The T610 should be redisignated the Sony Ericsson P.O.S!
Mine was an upgrade having been an avid Nokia user for quite a few years. The menu control structure is completely NON intuitive - everything takes three times longer to do with this phone compared to my old Nokia.
The phone would be usable by a Hobbit. The buttons are tiny and unpositive to use - you wonder if button presses actually register.
Operation of the device became unreliable after a few weeks moderate use.
Very Very... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2004 by wmricketts (2 reviews written)
When I first got the T610 phone just over a year ago I absolutely loved it. Was a massive improvement on Sony J70. It is simple to use via central joystick and picture menus similar in style to Windows/Palm OS. The camera was pretty decent at the time, but technology in this area is improving all the time so was quickly superceded. I find the bluetooth incredibly useful, means I can keep phone on me at all times, use it as a diary and synch it with computer and PDA (via computer won't... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2004 by Emaml1
The Sony Ericsson T610 is the best phone that I have every had, it was perfect for my needs I had it stolen but would still have it to this day if I could. I loved the joystick button it made things quick and easy, the shortcut buttons saved me loads of time. This phone is great!!!! (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2004 by FyldeWhite (1 review written)
Got the T610 as an upgrade to a 8310. It's certainly a smart phone with bags of functionality. The trouble is that it's more difficult to do the simple things (lookup/edit a number or even make a call for that matter!) than most Nokias. These icon driven menu systems will surely be ditched once the gimmick factor has gone. If you want all singing all dancing stuff then this may be the phone for you. If you want a phone to primarily make and receive calls then don't buy one of these. After 3... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2004 by maf66 (1 review written)
This really is the worse phone that I have ever owned. I will elaborate on the bad points:
The ring volume is too quiet. Although there is a vibro function, this doesn't always seem to work. I've had many occasions where the phone has been in my pocket and I've missed calls as I didn't know the phone was ringing.
The menu is fiddly to use. There is a shortcuts section but I rarely use it as it takes several movements to get to it. 1) Press joystick in front screen, 2) Move joystick... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2004 by raehippychick (28 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T610 is really easy to use. Or maybe they all are nowadays? I remember when the only simple ones were Nokia. But this is very nearly as easy as a Nokia, except for the fact that the key to make a space in a text is the hash key not the zero, so the first few messages I sent had + signs between each word.
One fun thing that I really enjoy is that I can assign pictures and ring tones to my contacts. So when my son rings me a photo of him flashes up and it plays a Blink182... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2004 by swb73 (1 review written)
I got a T610 a year ago as a free upgrade - just as well, it isn't worth a penny. Worst phone I have ever had. Was really chuffed to start with and ignored a colleague who said she hated her T610. Partner also had one - he changed his soon after. Glad I'm now eligible for a free upgrade - can't wait to see the back of it. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2004 by mathew1210 (1 review written)
I abseloutly love the Sony Ericsson T610 it is the best value for money phone on the market. I would give it 100% because I got it 4 £89.99. I would recomend it to a friend or anybody infact! (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2004 by cujodisraeli (3 reviews written)
I received the Sony Ericsson T610 as part of my annual bribe from T mobile to stay with them. When I took it out of the box I was trully sucked in by the fact it was a good looking phone and it had a camera.
After a while this wears thin, and you soon realise that you have a great looking phone with below average memory for what it was designed to do and everyone has got one. Quite clearly, it was Sony's attempt to undercut Nokia and gain a bigger place in the market, which I am sure it... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2004 by wilber (7 reviews written)
Sony Ericsson T610 - It's a rather good phone to start with. The responsiveness of the keypad is comparable with Nokia standards. This is what I really liked. The camera starts up quite quickly but resolution does not reach up to Samsung standards although it's a 65k colour screen phone. The ringtone is also quite good and supports up to 32 chords, which is much better than most Nokia phones which only supports up to 16 chords. The phone is also quite worth the price as it supports... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by vhfdsfd
Despite the great look and loads of functionality (most of which may probably be wasted on the average mobile phone user) I will not buy another SE T610 phone. The reason lies mostly in the degradation of the performance of the software with the increased memory usage and time. Having added a few words in the dictionary, all of my contacts to the phone memory and a handful of pictures, I find myself not being able to even take another picture (on vodafone by the way you cannot delete the... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2004 by simbasangel (1 review written)
I got the SE T610 phone on an O2 online contract because I wanted to change from Nokias which I have ALWAYS had. Originally I ordered the Z600 but they didn't have any in stock, so I went for the T610.
And I can honestly say it is a million times better than any of the Nokias I have owned. I love this phone, I might not even upgrade when my contract is up! It's perfect for me!
The best bits of the phone for me have to be the multimedia capabilities it has.
There is so much space for... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2004 by Oostangel
I had bought my Sony Ericsson T610 in January and at first I liked it.
Once I tried the camera it was great, but I zoomed in and the quality was poor. Great phone overall. The colour screen is great quality and all the other options are ok but it's not a phone I would buy again. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2004 by taikyokyu (1 review written)
I've had my T610 for about 10 months now, & I was very happy to begin with.
Now I have problems with it locking up & giving me the dreaded 'blue screen of doom', & the back button works as & when it feels like it.
If you want to view the screen in sunlight you are well out of luck as well.
In its defence, the ringtone quality is excellent. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2004 by Zagumro (1 review written)
I bought this mobile after reading reviews at reviecentre.com. I've had T610 from a month and I think it's a great phone. It has great features & performs up to the mark. From the fad shape, good screen quality, great sound quality. I would recommend this mobile to everyone who wants to buy something stylish & cheap. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2004 by torch
I've had 2 T610 - and my current one is on its last legs after a year. The buttons don't work so all I can do is see who is calling me.
Apart from the fault I have to admit the time when it did work this lil thing was pretty nifty, ok so now it's been super-seeded by the T630 and soon enough you got the T650 and the K700i is already out. But for the price you can pick these phones up now for, it is well worth it. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2004 by torch
The Sony Ericsson T610 is a decent phone can be picked up at a worth while price as well. Definitely better than most phones of this category - It is going to be dated soon - already has with T630 but ain't that the same with everything. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2004 by karmakoma (1 review written)
VERDICT: The Sony Ericsson T610 is a nice phone, but don't buy it if you are at all fussy about performance, camera or screen quality.
What I liked:
On paper the phone had a good list of features for its price-point and my first impressions were good. The overall design is neat and attractive and although the system interface is somewhat quirky, most people will soon get used to it. Also, for most people the mini-joystick is probably a little sloppy for quick, accurate use and can along... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2004 by mintymarsden (1 review written)
I have had my Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone for some while now and its great! the feel of the phone is sleek. the look is good. and most of all the build is excellent, i dropped my sony/ericsson t610 into my fish pond by accident! i fished it out and it was still working. i did take the phone apart to give it a thourough cleaning and there was very slight water inside of the phone, its working perfect as ever . ******** stars from me. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2004 by itsankit
I got this T610 mobile this January and I am not at all happy with its performance. The camera is not that good compared to nokia 7650 and also the color display is not up to the mark. Also I have been getting problems in its display. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2004 by arongiles (1 review written)
I have owned my Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone since january and it has been a revelation. I have always been a nokia man and this is the first sony ericsson phone that i have owned. It is not quite as easy to use as a nokia but it is easy to get used to it. The camera is of very good quality but the flash is sold separately. A few months ago i received notification from sony ericsson that my charger was being recalled as it was dangerous but it was all cleared up and i was sent a new... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2004 by hywel (17 reviews written)
I bought 18 mobile phones for the company last November and virtually everyone chose the Sony Ericsson T610.
I am afraid we are all disappointed. The comments range from "poor display", "can't see anything in sunlight", "cursor key has a mind of its own", "poor quality photos" and "over-complex menu". If you want a phone to impress, you are a teenager or you want small with features, then this is the one for you. But if you want to use a phone in anger, you're busy or you can't be bothered... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2004 by stumoo (3 reviews written)
This Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone looks better than it performs. It ends up doing a reasonable job at most things but satisfaction will depend largely on what you use it for.
For me, I have found it to be an awkward phone to own. The screen gets easily scratched, requiring a case which bulks it out, negating its small size advantage. The most annoying feature is that the screen is nearly impossible to read in daylight and it has a tendancy to slow down when recieving SMS, occasionally... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2004 by lustation (1 review written)
I had this Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone for 2 months before selling it on Ebay and replacing with a Nokia 7250i (thank GOD).
The phone was... HORRIBLE! The text message facility is mickey mouse- so slow, there is no quick way of doing it. Texts are saved ALL the time- sent, unsent, blank texts.. using up LOADS of memory.
Ringtones are appalling, can't even hear them. There is no way of turning off the ascending ringtone yet an option to turn it on.. when it's standard anyway!!
The... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2004 by Thomas Alexander
The Sony Ericsson T610 is good if one wants a mobile phone that is simple and easy to use. but if you are someone who expects a lot for a camera phone, this model is going to let you down. No doubt it gives users 65k colours, the memory space is only a miserable 2MB! that means, if you want to store pictures, this model only allows you to store a maximum of 16 pics before u are prompted to delete some pics.
Also, the polyphonic ringtones are inaudible. Good if you are in library but u can't... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2004 by lites (1 review written)
I change my phone every year as I'm a bit of a gadget nerd.
This Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone has to be one of the most unreliable on the market.
The battery life is nowhere near that stated by the manufacturer.
The phone continually freezes with no explanation causing a lengthy reboot.
Software which I have downloaded and paid for disappears.
I have had the firmware upgraded but still the same things keep happening.
Sony Ericsson have the poorest support service imaginable and Carphone... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2004 by Yalini (1 review written)
When I bought this Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone, I was always an ardent Nokia fan. Contrary to my expectations, this phone has been great! The design is sleek and I've got a handsfree FM headset that works really well. Disadvantages: battery life could be improved and memory could be increased (it often asks me to delete old mssgs). Advantages: It's really easy to use, predictive texting is great and use is intuitive. Also - durability. I have dropped this phone a million times and it... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2004 by maxinec (1 review written)
I really like this Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone I just wish they would iron out some of the common software problems. I'm hoping it will be third time lucky as yet again i will be taking my dodgy phone back. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2004 by sumgirl189 (1 review written)
I had my Sony Ericsson T610 phone for a few months now, and already I have had to send it to be repaired twice already! It cuts out halfway through phone calls, when I can actually hear the phone ringing. Then I switch it off and it won't switch back on for weeks! (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2004 by ewanabo (4 reviews written)
I recommend the Sony Ericsson T610 phone to anyone who enjoys their ringtones suddenly not working, their phone freezing up or not turning on, speaking to an unhelpful person after being on hold trying to get it fixed for hours, sending it away for repairs and not getting it back for weeks then breaking again and having to send it back. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2004 by andygrif (8 reviews written)
I've always been an 'Ericsson man' back from the first mobile phone I bought ten years ago. This was an upgrade from the T39 (superb phone) as I wanted the colour screen.
I was torn between the Z600 and Sony Ericsson T610 (same phone, different outside) and as the 610 seemed better built I plumped for that option. It looks great with the brushed aluminium fascia (not interchangable) and the bright and good sized colour screen.
First impressions are that the phone is very good, its user... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2004 by babypinky (2 reviews written)
Having been a devoted Nokia user for a decade, I decided to have a change.
A lot of the Nokia mobile phones out now are pretty lame and tacky looking, so no excitement there!
After reading great reviews about the Sony Ericsson T610 and having seen a lot of my friends buying this phone, i decided to follow and wow! what a great choice I made!
The screen is really colourfull, the polyringtones have a quality sound to them, the navigation is very well thought out-I must say its a breeze... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2004 by makavelli (1 review written)
I upgraded to this Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone last year from a t68i that I had for a year.
Obviously the camera was a complete improvement and I'm still very happy with the camera. The phone itself is good, a very handy size but the screen does tend to scratch easily.
The battery life I have never found to be a problem but the reception can be a problem if you are indoors.
The built in mms and wap menus are good but the overall menu design can be difficult to navigate.
Bottom line... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2004 by letmeinjedijim (1 review written)
The Sony Ericsson T610 is a cracker of a mobile phone, with its sleek look and good quality build. The screen is perfect and everything else on it. That's all Basically.
Apart from one thing; when someone ring's you, you get a old phone style ringtone ring before your polyphonic comes on, which is annoying. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2004 by bigjock
This Sony Ericsson T610 is my second Sony Ericsson after the T68i. I absolutely love this little handset. It comes with everything. Granted the camera could be a tad sharper but when considering that the t610 mobile phones main rival is the god awful nokia 7250i, then i think the t610 is doing a good job.
In terms of features it has everything. Including bluetooth, you can actually play games through the bluetooth function eg mini golf. and it also has infared.
What the t610 has that most... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2004 by nevgai
I had this Sony Ericsson T610 mobile phone for exactly two weeks before returning and cancelling my T-Mobile contract. However, I have had second thoughts. I think it was the phone not the T-Mobile coverage that was at the root of the problem. Am going to give the Motorola V300 a shot. Perhaps it will work out better. This was not what I expected from Sony. The other thing was it would get real sluggish on me. Sometimes the "back return" key would not function as I would expect it to. (read more)