Sony Ericsson K660i - Sony Ericsson K660i

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Of course, this being a Sony Ericsson mobile it plays music. While it lacks the Walkman branding it still has a decent enough music player built in, and there is an FM radio too. There is 32MB of internal memory and a 256MB Memory Stick Micro card provided. That’s rather measly in my view, and Sony Ericsson should have considered going the whole gig with the card.


As ever, the problem with music playback is Sony Ericsson’s insistence on using a proprietary headset connector, and this time round there is no 3.5mm jack past the microphone for you to switch over to your favourite headphones. At least the connector is in a pocket-friendly location on the bottom end of the phone rather than being on one of the long edges.


As for battery life, I can tell you that it lasted for a couple of days between charges with a bit of music playback and some web browsing as part of my usage pattern.


There is a camera which shoots stills at 2-megapixels and lacks auto focus or flash. It is definitely not one of Sony Ericsson’s better offerings and produced nothing I’d really be happy to do much with apart from look at on the phone itself or upload to the Internet.


The coloured dish, photographed under normal household lighting conditions has good colour tones though its background is not the uniform white it is in reality. Outdoors the detail on the chair is fuzzy, and the white is not uniformly reproduced.


I shot the same photo of blossom as I had taken with the 3-megapixel lens of the W890i, and on a very similar kind of cool, blue skied, bright spring day. If you compare the two you will see that the K660i’s camera doesn’t fare as well with regard to colour reproduction and detail.


”’Verdict”’


When it comes down to brass tacks, all that really marks the mid-range K660i out from other mid-range Sony Ericsson handsets is the quick access web buttons on the front fascia. And if you fancy 3 as your network then the distinctive colour scheme on offer is different too.

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