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Sony Ericsson K850i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2394 reviews of Sony Ericsson K850i. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the connectivity and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and portability. Reviews about the size and screen are mixed.

camera, usability, design, sound, connectivity

battery, performance, reliability, portability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson K850i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson K850i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Sony Ericsson K850i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The camera is also appreciated.

camera, portability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson K850i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Velvet BlueSony Ericsson K850i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Velvet Blue

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson K850i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Ericsson K850i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the camera.

camera

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson K850i review

 

We don't get many Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot cell phones in the United States, which is unfortunate considering that they tend to be quality devices. We liked the Sony Ericsson K790a and the K800i so much that they both won our Editors' Choice Award....

The Sony Ericsson K850i has a gorgeous display, a wide range of features, and desirable sound quality. It's also a fantastic camera phone with outstanding photo quality.

The Sony Ericsson K850i's navigation array and touch controls take a little getting used to. Also, the keypad buttons are rather small.

Though its navigation controls and keypad aren't up to par, the Sony Ericsson K850i is one of the finest camera phones we've seen.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Steven Leckart (wired.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson K850i

 

Image isn't everything. Beyond a solid Cyber-shot-branded cam, this tidy 118 gram candy bar comes chock full of sweet, easy-to-master programs that let you edit,...

Truly pocket-size; accelerometer allows quick-flips between landscape and portrait. Swift and seamless, on-the-go publishing to Blogger. Always-on headlight option for dim video shoots. BestPic takes rapid sequence of nine images – bonus: “best”...

No optical zoom. Sluggish Auto Fix takes 30-45 seconds per pic. Snapping shots silences FM radio. No Wi-Fi, no GPS, no geocoded vaca pics. Neither a 3.5 mm nor a 2.5mm headhpone jack (better RFID that Sony FastPort set of earbuds!)

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Thomas (justanothermobilemonday.com)

Quick Look: Sony Ericsson Rogers k850i Cyber-shot phone

 

I've spent over a month with the k850 and have been quite impressed with all of the thought and care that has gone into its design. I am still a little disappointed by some camera kinks that keep it from becoming a truly fantastic camera phone.

I still don’t think a camera phone can really replace a decent digital camera, but the more serious ones with auto focus can be fantastic simply because they save you the trouble of bringing extra gear along on every outing – and the k850's imaging...

May, 2009

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Ericsson K850i

 

Sony Ericsson is known for great displays and serious cameras, and the K850i is no exception. Sporting a 5MP camera, complete with LED photo light, flash, video recording, and a host of photo-editing features, you are guaranteed a quality picture! In...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Sony Ericsson K850i Review

 

There's no doubt about it, the new Sony Ericsson K850i is the new star of the Cyber-shot series. After the huge success of K550i and K800i, Sony Ericsson decided to challenge Nokia's high-end N95 handset offering the same 5-megapixel camera at a lower...

The best phone from the Cyber-shot series, even if not cheap can definitely satisfy any mobile phone fan. Aside from the fact that it features the best camera ever embedded in a Sony Ericsson handset and HSDPA connectivity, K850i also features high...

Besides the fact that the keypad is very difficult to use, Sony Ericsson handsets seem to be improved nicely. Perhaps a much better CPU would've make this handset much faster or at least will make lags disappear. Furthermore, the lack of WLAN might...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Adrian Covert (gizmodo.com)

Lightning Review: Sony Ericsson K850i CyberShot Phone (Verdict: Almost Usable, But Not Quite)

 

The Gadget: Sony Ericsson's K850i is part of Sony's CyberShot line of phones which boast high quality cameras in a cellphone package. In addition to its 5 MP camera and unusual design, the phone has three touch sensitive buttons just below the screen....

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: Sony-Ericsson K850i

 

Fast and featured but not a full smartphone.

Well-designed hardware and software interface.- Good call quality and fast Internet over 3G.- Excellent camera for a phone.- Solid music player software

Expensive for a non-smartphone device.- Web and camera still limited compared to the very high end.- Standby life shorter than expected.- No choice but to use proprietary budget earbuds

designThe first observation most will make about the K850i is regarding its thickness: there's no escaping the reality that this phone is bulky. The design is not especially sharp-edged and will fit into most pockets, but it's certainly not for

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Amanda Lian (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson K850i

 

The Sony Ericsson K850i is up for grabs at a price of S$828. For that price, you'll find a remarkably competent 5.0-megapixel camera on-board and even touch functionality.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Sony Ericsson K850i - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

In the world of high tech, you don't want your product to come out a month after your competitor's, let alone 6 months. That's the itchy-scratchy position Sony Ericsson finds themselves in with the K850i coming out a half a year after the flagship...

Great camera with faster camera performance than the N95, fantastic display, excellent Bluetooth with a large selection of profiles and good range, has both M2 and microSD card slots. Good battery life for a 3G phone with a Xenon flash. Finally,...

Keypad isn't good for heavy texters. Great touch controls, but funky d-pad. Nighttime and dim scene imaging on automatic setting is not good. Fast port connector instead of 2.5 or 3.5mm stereo jack (why do we still have to buy a high-end Walkman phone...

The K850i improves significantly on the Cybershot K790i it replaces. Though on the surface it looks like a face-lifted version of the K790i and K800i, inside there's a lot of good new stuff going on: the 5MP camera with improved still images and much...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

Sony Ericsson K630i

 
Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):9

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:40
Internal storage capacity:4
User memory:4

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, EDGE / 3G, EDGE, GPRS

Other Features

Browser supported:NetFront
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Networking Type:EDGE, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA, UMTS 850/1900/2100 / EDGE, GSM, UMTS / EDGE, GSM, UMTS, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
Operating frequency:850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Playback formats:MP3, AAC
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Power

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):9

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Green
Technical features:RDS, PlayNow, TrackID, PictBridge, MSC, Media Go, Cyber-shot, PC-sync

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.669
Height:4.02
Weight:4.16
Width:1.89