As a Walkman phone there is little emphasis on the built-in camera, which lacks video shooting mode, flash, autofocus or self-portrait mirror and shoots stills at just 1.3-megapixels. That is a low specification even for an entry-level mobile phone these days, and I am surprised Sony Ericsson decided not to go a bit higher to 2-megapixels.
You can picture blog from the phone but there is no image editing on board for having pre-blog fun with your snaps. Picture quality is, as you might expect, not great, and the camera suffers particularly indoors.
The coloured dish, photographed under normal household lighting, is dusky and granular. Detailing on the chair is poor compared to what you would expect from a better quality lens. The flowers are reasonably good, but I’d not even attempt to get any closer than the couple of feet away that this photo required, and the flower colour is a bit more vibrant in real life.
Other features include a Web browser, RSS feed reader, FM radio, mobile email, a sound recorder, calculator, task manger alarm, calendar, notes taker, stopwatch and timer.
If you are looking for a Sony Ericsson handset which emphasises music playback and are on a tight budget, then maybe this phone will do it for you. It is certainly small and neat in design, and its battery life is good. But please, Sony Ericsson, do the right thing with your headset connector!
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