Another plus, though, is that battery life was decent. I got just over 11 hours of non-stop music from a full battery charge. Sony Ericsson reckons you’ll get 9 hours of GSM talk and 400 hours on standby. There’s no 3G and relatively few power hungry apps to eat away at battery life, so the phone also did well in everyday use with a couple of days of usage between charges.
The 1.3-megapixel camera is protected by the slide when not in use. It has no flash, self-portrait mirror, autofocus or any other extra features. There is no camera side button so you need to run its software from the handset’s main menu.
It coped fairly well outdoors. The colour reproduction and detail on the flowers is good and the chair photo is acceptable for a camera of this type. Indoors things are less impressive. The coloured dish photographed under household tungsten lighting lacks vibrancy and sharpness and in general, indoor shots were dull and dark.
Other applications not already mentioned include a WAP browser, alarm, calculator, calendar, stopwatch, tasks manager, timer, voice recorder and TrackID for identifying tunes over the air.
Though it’s light with a good spring-loaded slide mechanism, the T303 is a fairly unsatisfactory mobile. It’s small screen is below par, it’s not very sophisticated in terms of features and in use the navigation and software is annoyingly slow. There are better entry-level options at this price.