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My Samsung tocco lite feel out of my pocket when I was on the bus and no one has yet handed it in. The thing is I don't think anyone will hand it in. So this left me with no phone and since the tocco lite was really new (less than 6 months old) I was a little devastated because now I had to get a new phone.
My brother got me the K770i in purple from ebay for only £20 and the condition was new. The phone was in perfect condition and it came with the charger, battery and headphones. What got my attention was the colour and design of the phone because it is truly pretty but not in an over ally girly way.
I use my phone for texting and calling and thats it. I don't use the internet or any of the other functions that now come on phones such as the MP3 player or GPS and WAP. This is why I can only really review the phones ability to perform basic functions as this is what I use it for.
The keys are really good for texting and calling. They are responsive and even though the keys are rather small those with larger fingers shouldn't have any problems. Texting will take longer than if a qwerty keys were used. There aren't any qwerty keys but I still find texting quick and simple. Call quality is perfect even in the countryside areas.
The camera is a 3.2 mega pixel camera and although this is not the high 8 megapixel cameras that are now available in the newer flashy phones the quality of the picture is really good. I have found that all Sony Ericcson phones with cybershot have excellent picture quality regardless of the megapixel value.
The phone is heavier and chunkier than by previous phone but it is not excessively thick or heavy. It is a good size to fit into a pocket or on the side of the handbag.
Having to change from a touchscreen back to a candybar design wasn't much of a problem, it was the rather small screen that was annoying because it means I can't watch films or use the internet. I don't really use the internet on my phone but watching films is something I do a lot of on my phone. Because I do loose, break or become carless with phones I really needed a cheap but decent phone and this does exactly that.
I have used this phone for well over a month and have found it reliable and easy to use. I think that it is a perfect phone for teenagers and those that don't need to use all the flashy functions seen in the newer phones but still want a fashionable phone. I do like this phone and hopefully it will last me longer than my predecessor.
I have used this phone for 4 months while waiting for my phone to be replaced and will miss it when it goes back. The camera is great for family snaps and videos. The flash is very bright and useful as a torch which I have done many a time when checking on my children. It is easy to send them via text and the general features of the phone are great. I was impressed by the text recognition on this unit which is almost never flumuxed even by some obscure words. It is also good for listening to music though you need a micro SD card if you want to put alot of music on it. This phone has also survived 4 months in my pocket in one piece which is quite an achievement as I am a caretaker and have a tendency to break phones. The battery leaves alot to be desired with onlt a couple of days on standby with a couple of calls. Fantastic phone but there is probably a newer model now.
I was first attracted to this phone as it was PURPLE! And yes, although i hate to admit it, i'm a sucker for mobile phones that look 'cool' or 'pretty'.
But anyway, i got this phone on pay as you go a while back, which cost me £100. Not too bad for a phone that looks gorgeous, has great reviews and excellent features. But does it live up to what i've read?
The answer is, yes. This phone is sturdy, stylish and substantial.
Although the camera is only 3 megapixel, the pictures i've taken with it are the same quality as a previous mobile i had that was 8 megapixel! (Samsung Tocco Ultra) The video camera is average, but you can't exactly expect HD quality for £100 can you.
I am a keen texter, i prefer to text rather than call, so i wanted a mobile that i could text easily with - the K770i offers exactly that. The buttons are long and smooth, which makes texting a doddle. The only problem is, which is the only problem overall with this phone, is that the silver coating on the buttons has worn off slightly. I have had this phone for a year so i'm not fuming, but its very disappointing. On one of the buttons you cant even see whats written on it anymore :(
But nevertheless, this phone is great. You can always get the buttons replaced.
Well done Sony Ericsson!
The Sony Erricsson K770i is a good value-for-money mobile phone. It does everything you expect it too and it is encased in a stylish case - my preferred colour is the gunmetal grey!
The 3.2 megapixel camera makes it extremely easy to take pictures and videos on the go and the large screen makes it suitable for less technologically abled people to use.
In terms of features, it's in tune with the best out there and if you're on a budget, it's a good one to go for. The aforementioned camera is great, the text messaging facility is brilliant and the menus are easy to navigate - second to none.
Battery life lasts a long time between charges, I used mine constantly and only charged it once every couple of days. However, my dad now has one of these and very rarely uses it; the battery life is extraordinary! It lasts between 3-4 days until needing a charge which, for a modern phone with lots of gadgets, is very good.
Within the phone you'll find a lot of good features and the music player is very good. The sound quality from the speakers is superb. If it wasn't for the flashy Nokia E71 I have, I would have kept this.
There is one downside to the music player - it does not have the excellent walkman software that accompanies many other Sony Ericsson mobiles. However, this is only a minor setback as you can still play music through the phone and there is space for a memory card!
In terms of reliability, it's unquestionable. Myself and friends experience of the phones is that they've never broken down and there isn't anything majorly wrong with them. The only minor problem is that the camera lens can slide back on its own sometimes but this isn't a regular occurance.
I would recommend this mobile to someone on a low budget who wants great features as these can be picked up for around £35 on ebay nowadays!
I was so impressed with my 1st Sony Ericsson walkman phone that I just had to get this when my upgrade was due. I wasn't disappointed either!
I love the fact I can transfer my fave songs onto the phone or access the internet via wap and download new tunes or ring tones (even listen to the radio). These can be listened to via headphones or on loud speaker.
It has a 3.2 megapixel camera. I've actually got nicer pics off my phone than my digital camera. However, the only thing that took a bit of getting used to was you have to have a very steady hand otherwise you'll easily get blurry pics. I also found this happens when the battery is getting quite low and in need of a recharge. This phone also has a video recording option which is great when you're out and about and a special moment arises.
I don't wear a watch anymore and use the phone for time-keeping, as an alarm and to flag important dates such as appointments and birthdays.
Games - I like playing the different versions of Solitare and there is also a fish game which is a good distraction for my son on journeys etc.
I recently had another upgrade and got a flashy touch-screen phone but ended up going back to my faithful, easy to use K770i ...and I don't regret it.
I've recently completed an 18 month contract on Three with a K770i. Since then I have moved to a sim-only contract because I am happy with the phone and not in any rush to replace it.
The phone looks fairly basic, not at all fancy, but that wasn't a problem for me. It is reliably built and has survived 18 months of abuse with no breakages of any kind. The buttons are of decent quality and make navigation through the menus a breeze. One of the biggest plus points is the 3.2 MP camera which takes good daytime photos for a phone. A built in flash means it takes above average photos when it's dark too. The light can also be be used as a torch which I find a very handy feature.
The main downside to this phone is that screen is rather small compared to the size of the phone, which is fine for the most part, but means it's not ideal for using the internet.
I haven't used the media player or video calling functions of the phone so can make no comment on them.
I was given this phone as a replacement one when I claimed on my insurance a few months ago. I was quite disappointed when it arrived as my previous phone was much more stylish looking, but turned out to be quite flimsy and broke the first time I dropped it.
Once I started using the phone, it started growing on me. First thing that caught my attention was the brilliant camera. It's got 3.2MP cyber-shot, and takes brilliant photos. It's got a built-in flash which is good for night-time, although the flash is really bright and sometimes drowns out colour when photos are taken in dusk-like conditions.
There is another camera on the front which you can use for video calling (providing your network supports this), however the quality on this isn't that brilliant and has a tendency to be blurry especially when the lighting isn't perfect.
It also has a built-in memory of 16MB which is fantastic for holding photos, but also comes with a SD M2 Memory Stick. Mine came with a 2GB memory card, which is more than enough memory to hold a good number of MP3 tracks and photos.
The flash can also be used as a torch independently which is extremely handy for those moments when you need one, but don't happen to have one on you.
The downside I found for this phone was that it doesn't have brilliant security features e.g. you can't add a pin to open the keypad lock. That was a real disappointment for me, as my last mobile had it, and I liked the reassurance of additional security.
Also, the battery won't last longer than about 36hours with minimum use, which, compared to other Sony Ericssons I've had in the past, I thought to be pretty disappointing. I also found the internet browser on it pretty unstable and has frozen/crashed for no particular reason.
All in all, it's a pretty good phone, and it's pretty sturdy (I've dropped it in a toilet, on the floor countless times) and does exactly what you'd expect. It's not a fancy phone, but is fit for purpose.
I had always had nokia phones, so was taking a chance buying this phone. But ive not regretted the decision once, the camera on there is clear and brillant for a mobile camera. The internet is fast and good. The applications on there are great and you can download other ones for this handset, its also very easy to connect to the computer and transfer the photos you have taken and music to listen on the music player application. I also have lost count on the ammount of times i have dropped it and it still works fine. The shortcut button is also very easy to set up and use especially if you are in a hurry to send a message or just start the music player. There is also a light setting on the phone which comes in handy when you need some light but dont have a torch.
I got this phone as a replacement for the Skypephone S2, which I had had dire experiences with and was immediately impressed.
The phone comes with a memory card and accessories such as a USB cable to connect it to your computer. (I'm not sure whether this is the same with every network, but it was on 3).
The phone has all of the features that you expect on a phone these days (not infra-red, but that's quite outdated anyway) as well as being 3G compatible, an effect of which is that you can make video calls (though on most networks I expect they're quite expensive). The browser that came on the phone wasn't too great, but I installed Opera Mini from the internet, which works perfectly on this handset.
The support available from Sony Ericsson with this handset is fantastic, an Update system can be downloaded from the internet which assesses the software on your handset and installs any updates. When updating, you could lose your data (contacts, messages, etc.) but this is forewarned before installing the software. A very good piece of freeware is available from the internet (MyPhoneExplorer) that can be used to back up the contents of your phone as well as performing other tasks such as synchronising your phone clock with the internet and archiving messages. I expect that you can then restore this back up onto the updated phone, thus not losing anything, though I havent tried this for myself.
Another nice feature on Sony Ericssons is that they show smileys (as on MSN messenger) in text messages. Not so important, but a nice little touch :)
I've had this phone for over 1/2 a year to a year before i changed to my Nokia N97. In my opinion this is a great Sony Ericsson phone that is cheap in price, easy and very basic to use. I enjoyed using the simplicity of this phone.
Although today is all about the Smartphones but if you want a trendy looks and a basic phone that is not touch screen why not consider the high rated Sony Erricsson phones? such as this one?
It comes in 5 different colours and i had the Ultra Violet one-indeed very pretty and attractive! one of the most lush purple phone on the market. My only problem was that Purple was locked to 3 so i had to take it to phone shops to unlock it- unlocking voids the warranty so please be aware of this before you decide to unlock or flash the phone!
Colours that it comes in:
its avery light weight phone and pretty slim too, not too big not too small a great sizing: 105.0 x 47.0 x 14.0 mm
The camera is ok, i wouldt reccommend if you want a camera phone its only 3.2 megs and it doesnt have flash, there is a function for yourself to turn on the light which acts like a touce( pretty useful) but not good enough.
Since using the phone it hasnt crashed once which is great, its so simple that it doesnt have any special functions or ads that would give you bugs.
The benefits don't just stop at its appearance: the performance does not disappoint either! a full battery lasts me approx. 2 days only if im on the phone constantly then it probably last only a day. The case doesnt scartch easily only the metal slide thing that the back would.
The phone is cheap on pay as you go, I suggest Carphone Warehouse or searching online because they do the best deals. *edit on amazon its only £69.99 where as carphone is about £90. its defiantly a great phone to use if you want to through it around and not care much!ideal as a first phone too!
However K770i has been around for quite a while since Aug 2007!so if you are pretty flexible in colour you should maybe consider getting the more up to date Sony Ericsson phones such as C902. If you are budgetted you should also consider waiting for the Christmas deals and the New year deals as Sony Ericssons has started to invest into smartphones- so as soon as more smartphones are realised the more cheaper there original basic styles will be.
Although it is now a slightly older phone, you still get a 3.2 megapixel cybershot camera with autofocus, which will allow you to take photos or capture video, both of which are, in my opinion, good quality. Other features to do with the camera are its easy to use settings, like nightmode, timer and it even has a macro setting. All of these features are accessible by one touch of the keypad on different keys. When you open the nifty, long sliding lens cover the white glow of the keys transforms into a blue aura around the phone, meaning even in the dark you can still see what buttons you are pressing. The light is an LED, rather than a Xenon like in the K800i, but its still a decent brightness.
You get all your standard features, like alarm clock, timer and calculator, it seems like they have thought of everything including an SOS light signal, just in case you ever need that. The background, screensaver and menus can all be customized using your own images on the CD software included if, that is you can figure out how to use it.
Theres also a music player, where you can create your own playlists and a music DJ, which i find rather confusing to use, but its nice they thought of that anyway. Music quality is fair, so if you want a music phone then i would suggest something from the 'W' series.
Battery life is a slight issue and you might find yourself a little short on battery after a busy weekend away, but it will tell you how much % battery you have left, which is nice.
Its quite robust for a rather slim phone and the screen is reasonably difficult to scratch, though if you work in a harsh environment, then it could be at risk of getting dust and bits under the edges of the screen.
Overall, though a very good phone. Good value for money too, i got mine in december '08 for £75, which was part of a deal for spending so much in-store, otherwise £95, which is still pretty good.
I have owned my violet Sony Ericsson k770i for over a year now. I bought it initially as an orange-locked phone from the internet, but it turned out to be sim free, and as a result I am now using it on an excellent sim-only contract with three!
The first thing you notice about the phone is its striking appearance. It has chromed keys and a nice chrome outline to compliments the metallic purple which is reminiscent of a cadbury's dairy milk- everyone seems to comment on its lovely appearance. It has an incredibly smooth and pleasing profile, nice to fit in your hand and discreet in your pocket with a very good balance and weight to it; not too small that you forget it's there in your pocket but not too big that it's a burden (read: iphone). The background and preset theme on the phone is also purple and i've had the same purple spinning clock theme on since I bought the phone.
The phone is very easy to use, with simple menus and a pleasing subtle vibrating feedback as you scroll through the main menu, which isn't annoying like on other phones. The features are excellent, with full 3G, all the standard amenities, conference calling and a surprisingly good cyber-shot 3.2 megapixel camera. Snaps taken with this are easily good enough for facebook and just about good enough for eg. laptop wallpapers and desktop backgrounds.
It's functioned well despite being dropped a couple of times on my carpet from tripping over the charger, and functions as it did out of the box to date. Battery life is very good, with a full charge lasting about 3 or 4 days. Texting is eminently pleasant and the predictive text software on the phone is cool, with it attempting to predict your next words based on previous messages.
Storage is good, with capacity for an 8GB M2 card. I've not managed to fill it yet, because I have an ipod, but the sound quality through the (included) headphones is good enough, were I to want to. The phone speaker is average as all phone speakers are.
My only real gripes with it are that it went through a week of deciding not to vibrate after a concert, but that fixed itself after a week- might have been the very rough treatment. Also it sometimes scares me by saying "memory card corrupt, please format" and not allowing me to access my pictures, but this is remedied by simply turning the phone off and on again.
All in all, the best £80 i've ever spent on a phone. The camera is just excellent, the texting is great, call quality is good, internet is fast, it was cheap, it's still modern despite being slightly dated nowadays and most of all it still draws comments for its beautiful appearance!
I love my phone! I have had this phone for a while now and it is the best phone I have had ever. It is extremely robust, I have dropped it many times (accidently!) and it has never broken or really scartched at all as the case to it is pretty tough. The phone is so easy to work and extremly user friendly. The reason I decided to get this phone was because it was cheaper to run and free compared to my previous contract. The picture quality is great and it has a fantastic feature where you can add cool things like hats and frames to the picture to personalise them. The text and email applications are easy to use and it also allows you to make video calls, at first I thought this would be really tricky to do but it isn't its simply and really useful to use instead of skype if your not near your computer. I would recommend this phone to anyone, it isn't as flashy or as big a statment phone as an I-Phone but it is the best functional phone I have ever had!
This is my all time favourite mobile phone. After getting a new phone contract I have a different version (C510) but I still love this phone more and am getting this unlocked to use.
So what are its advantages:
1. Weights - this phone weighs next to nothing
2. Sturdiness - I am not the most careful person and so have broken many a phone over the last few years. This phone however has been dropped and I've even spilt a cup of tea on it without it breaking!
3. Camera - I love the camera on this phone. The photos are absolutely amazing!
1. Camera cover - I found that in my pocket the camera would often open and would therefore turn the camera on! This was rather annoying!
2. Number pad - I've had to have my number pad replaced because the numbers wore off completely leaving a white faceplate. My network sorted it out for me but its definately a fault.
I have had my sony k770i for about 5 months so far. I bought my fiance one for his birthday. He loved it from the word go and I was jealous that he got a new phone that was better than mine and seeing as my old samsung died on me a few weeks before my birthday he decided to get me this sony (to match his!!). Only I have the pink version!
I have never had a sony before. In the past few years I have stuck with Samsungs (my last being a pink U600). Only I was bored with them and hated the battery life!
What can I say? I like this phone.
+ I like the look of it - its nothing special but i like the pink colour and i like the size of the screen which is also of good quality. The buttons are quite small but easy to press. I like the fact that you can cover the camera lens when not in use by the slide feature on the back.
+ The menus are easy to navigate, simple to use and easy to understand.
+ The camera on this phone is great. It is only a 3.2 mp but being sony i guess you would expect quality and in the daylight this phone is fab. However in dimly lit areas the quality lacks a bit. But what do you expect from a phone camera? The video is okay although nothing special.
+ Love the mp3 player - sound quality is great. Again being sony you would expect this. Easy to navigate and find tracks. Also has fm radio built in.
+ Love the 'Task Bar' menu - this allows you to put your favourite/most used applications/programs/options onto a simple menu which enables you to get to where you want to go quciker. Eg. on mine I have text message and also internet and alarms.
+internet is good, better than my samsung and fairly quick.
+Love the fact that the bluetooth can act as a modem for my laptops internet - this can be handy although it is quite slow!
+ Amazing battery life. I get 7 days without charging and I use my phone a lot.
Afraid I cant comment on the games, there are a few on here but I dont use them.
+ Love the fact that theres a number of different alarms you can set without losing your current set ones. And the fact that you can customize the name, sound and even have a picture flash up when it goes off!
And for the things i dont like...
- Dont like the fact that vodafone has put certain pictures and wallpapers on the phone that i cant delete
- Dont like the sony songs that i also cannot delete
- Not much memory - however you can buy sony memory cards
- dont like the fact that it says vodafone on the front and on the menu for the internet. (I unlocked my phone - i wanted pink one and could only get it on vodafone - so i am not on vodafone).
Not a lot I am unhappy with.
I miss the slide feature or flip feature I used to have with the samsungs but this is personal preference.
To anyone wanting to buy a really great high spec phone on a small budget I would recommend...although if you update regularly perhaps you should be looking at something newer - this phone has been around for a couple of years now and lets face it - the phone market is going up and up and up! Applications is the next big thing and unfortunately this phone cannot use these.