Sony Ericsson F305 review
|Review: March 2009|
Last updated July 2009
In a nutshell: An entry-level phone that's designed around gaming.
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The Sony Ericsson F305 is an entry-level priced phone that has been customised for gaming. The F305 has a motion sensor, so you can play games by moving and tilting the phone. There are also dedicated gaming controls. Unlike most phones where you get a couple of games and then have to buy more, the F305 comes with a generous games package pre-installed:
- Jockey (horseriding motion game)
- Bass fishing (motion game - can you catch the fish?)
- Bowling (motion game)
- The Sims 2 (life simulation game)
- Jewel Quest 2 (search for hidden treasures in this African adventure)
- Racing Fever GT (classic driving-style game)
- Tropical Madness (just plain silly)
- Johnny Crash Stuntman Does Texas (you have got to be kidding)
- Asteroids (zap the rocks, baby)
- Quadrapop Robotics (a bit like Tetris)
- Lumines (brain-teasing puzzle)
As well as games, the F305 has a 2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. It's a basic camera, but average for this price range. The phone also includes a built-in music player with stereo speakers and an FM radio too. You can use MP3 or AAC tracks as ringtones. With 10 MB of built-in memory you've only got enough space for a few songs, but the F305 does have a slot for a Memory Stick Micro, and can handle memory sticks of up to 4GB - enough for 1,000 songs (or more in AAC format.)
The phone has great battery life, and is quadband so you can use it if you travel abroad. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are both available.
The phone is a good size too, with a great keypad and is nice to hold. The plastic casing doesn't feel like it would take any hard knocks, but it isn't the world's most expensive phone, so you shouldn't expect it to last for ever. We like the F305 - it's inexpensive, fun, easy to use and has a good range of features. We think it's well worth checking out.
Sony Ericsson F305 features include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- MP3 player (MP3/AAC formats) with stereo speakers
- FM radio RDS
- TrackID™, PlayNow™
- MP3/AAC ringtones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- 3D Java games with motion sensor
- Picture wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Internet: GPRS, EDGE
- Memory: 10 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro (M2) support up to 4GB
- Vibration alert
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)
- Size: 96 x 47 x 15 mm
- Weight: 98g
- Talktime: 8 hours
- Battery standby: 700 hours
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Sony Ericsson F305 user reviews
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Average rating from 30 reviews:
Reviewed by claudio from southafrica on 21st Oct
the phone has good applications
Reviewed by F305HATER from LAINOZAVRIQ on 6th
WORST PHONE EVER ! DONT EVER BUY THIS PIECE OF TRASH ! I'VE GOT IT FROM ALMOST A YEAR AND THE PHONE CRASHES AND FREEZES NONSTOP! ITS GARBAGE
Reviewed by Vikki from England on 28th Nov 2010
I've had this phone for over a year now. It's not bad, but is best used as a phone for only calling and texting, I wouldn't recommend that you expect much more from it. The games, I have to admit, are very good, there is a good selection to choose from and I still play them even though I have had the phone for a long time. However, there are quite a few problems with it. My phone has a habit of calling people whilst its in my pocket, despite the fact that it is supposed to lock when it is closed. Also, because it doesn't lock properly, the battery life, which is supposed to be great, really isn't. It also often annoyingly rejects my calls, which means that I am continually phoning people back and apologising for my phone. The camera really isn't that great, photos feel very pixellated, and without a memory card, memory is quite small. So, all in all, not the best phone, I wouldn't recommend it.
Reviewed by sunny from India on 5th Feb 2010
dont buy this phone
Reviewed by prashanth from india on 19th Jan 2010
Reviewed by googoo from England on 28th Dec 2009
BRILLIANT PHONE! Got it for my 10 yr old son he loves it and it is very durable. Good games, even i steal it to play! *****
Reviewed by Ahmed from INDIA on 4th Dec 2009
Worst phone waste of money - its better to throw your money than taking this phone and working with it ...Nokia is best
Reviewed by terry whittaker from UK on 15th Nov
i thought the phone was good,a good alrounder,but trying to get hold of some parts,ie the direction pad(the circular pad in th middle),are non existent,tried ebay,various internet accessory sites,but cant get hold of any,on the plus side,plenty of sites selling the screen and casing
Reviewed by Julio Cesar from Brasil on 11th Nov
Hello there. I just bought my phone - precisely yesterday! Just a few hours in use when its very easy to handle it. I believe i bought a good phone... ´s JC
Reviewed by harsha from india on 16th Aug 2009
good for games but its to be charged every 10hours
Reviewed by ram from india on 13th Aug 2009
Junk mobile. it is rebooting automatically, some times caller cannot listen my voice. sms font size is too big. submitted inquiry e-mail on this to sony ericssion, but no reply. i clearly informing you do not buy this mobile. this is one of the junk of junkest.
Reviewed by arun from india on 31st Jul 2009
It frequently freezes. MP3 output is not so good .Dont ever buy this mobile .
Reviewed by amara from england on 19th Jul 2009
ive had this phone for a month now it crashes ,, soo slooww ,, rubbish camera hard pinching egdes manyy moree itss veryy baad and mustt be the worset phonee ive ever got in my lifee !!
Reviewed by Dan from England on 4th Jul 2009
I had a phone and it was so irratating and all I did is play games on it so this phone should be great for me.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
4th Jul 2009
Is this a review? What does it mean?
Reviewed by Gemma from England on 21st Jun 2009
I Have Hade This Phone About A Mounth Now And I Can Honustly Say It Is The Best Phone I Have Ever Had !! Thank You Sony Ericsson!! x
Reviewed by Ferdy from Indonesia on 19th Jun 2009
It's best loud speakers sorround and low price for best music phone
Reviewed by ayers from america on 18th Jun 2009
Reviewed by SHIVA from INDIA on 3rd Jun 2009
SONY F305 IS THE WORST PHONE IN THE WORLD. EVENT THOUGH THE COST IS VERY HIGH. USELESS MOBILE DNT BUY OR DNT OPT ANY BODY. Worst phone I ever got? Poor camera, interface, screen resolution and many more! Its advisable to go for any other phone of sony (if you're crazy for sony) but not this one! Total waste!
Reviewed by AKS from India on 17th May 2009
Worst phone I ever got? Poor camera, interface, screen resolution and many more! Its advisable to go for any other phone of sony (if you're crazy for sony) but not this one! Total waste!
Reviewed by Some1 from Holland on 6th Apr 2009
Great phone,only thing is the battery life can be quite poor.(i got 3-4 days on average use)Overall still a great phone as long as you can charge it on the go.
Reviewed by Hilary from Malysia on 3rd Apr 2009
IS quite a good phone for gamers but not for MP3 or things like that. Agree as the message will everytime needed to send 2 - 3 message. I'm so shocked when it says 2 message sent. Anyway, the game is quite good but I found out that there is no USB cable. grrrr
Reviewed by no name from australia on 25th Mar
within 3 days i had to return this phone back to the store! it froze 4 times and i had to pull the battery out to re-start it, the operations were all very slow, and i could barely hear people during a call (especially when using the speaker phone). it didn't give you an indication of how many letters you were using in a text msg so i always ended up sending 2 or 3 msgs each time. glad i got rid of it!
Reviewed by Auddi from Iceland on 14th Mar 2009
I hate the battery, you need to re charge it every 24 hours if you do not use it, don't waste your money on this one
Reviewed by mohamed from england on 11th Mar 2009
simple as it is worst sony ericson fone ever.the only good thing about it are the games other than that its the wors fone ever its very very very poor in quailty dont waist your money on.
Reviewed by Omar from London on 4th Mar 2009
this is a 5 star phone, very good! worth every penny!!
Reviewed by Raghu RVP
on 25th Feb 2009
Been using it for 2 months now....the phone keeps hanging suddenly especially when the signal is very weak, it has network issues(guess snoy erricsson cannot beat Nokia as far as network is concerned). The user guide is not much help and even the website surprisingly does not provide much details on how to use the phone(speed dial they have given worng instructions). There is no zoom for photos. Over all if you are a gaming freak you will enjoy this phone, good looks though.
Reviewed by jim from non on 9th Feb 2009
Reviewed by ttinchoMC! from Argentina Wuachin ! on
9th Feb 2009
i think is a exelent model, first of its characteristics, the motion gaming and the never-viewed 2 stereo. i like it too much, here is $500, like 150U$S.
Reviewed by Agizzer from UK on 6th Feb 2009
"Very Cheap Plastic Looking" I was going to buy this phone and had been waiting for it to come out. Went into The Carphone Warehouse and the phone had come in that day so I asked to have a look. I was very dissapointed with the cheap plastic look of the phone what put me of from buying it. I am a very keen gamer so this phone was perfect for me. I did own a SE T303 what has excellent build quality. A real let down by Sony Ericsson… Bought a Nokia 5800 in the end and I am very happy…
Reviewed by fred from england on 15th Jan 2009
this fone is the best fone evr