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Sony Ericsson K310i review

 Review: September 2006  
 

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: Candy bar style phone with VGA camera, video camera & music player.

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The Sony Ericsson K310i is an entry-level camera phone that replaces the very popular K300i. For the money, you'll find it hard to get a better phone than this!

To summarise, for around £50, you get a camera, a video camera, MP3 player, MP3 ringtones, 3D Java games, a built-in speakerphone, a good battery and all this in a lightweight compact package. OK, it's not the best camera, there's no flash, no Bluetooth, and you only have enough memory to store a few tracks, but if you want more you're going to have to reach for your wallet. The nearest competitor is the Motorola L6 which also has a Bluetooth connection and is slimmer, but has less memory and costs a little more. The one thing we don't like about the design of the K310i is the joystick - come on Sony Ericsson, stop putting joysticks on your phones!


Sony Ericsson K310i features include:

  • VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom and picture editor
  • Video camera
  • Display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
  • MP3 Player
  • MP3/AAC ringtones (40-voice)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Sound recorder
  • Speakerphone
  • 3D Java games
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Changeable covers
  • Memory: 15 Mbytes
  • Connectivity: USB, Fast Port, Infrared
  • GPRS, Web browser
  • Vibration alert
  • Triband
  • Size: 101 x 44 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 82g
  • Talktime: 7 hours
  • Battery standby: 360 hours

Sony Ericsson K310i user reviews

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Reviewed by Christine from England on 18th Jul 2014
This is a wonderful little phone. I've had mine since 2006 and I use it for all calls and texts. I've recently bought an iPhone for all the internet stuff and it takes better photos but for a basic phone, I love my Sony and will contine to use it.
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Reviewed by sanjeev from delhi on 27th Jun 2014
memory card slot not in this phone
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Reviewed by Shitexa from zambia on 28th Apr 2012
maann dis fone has wack memory and once the sticky thing on the back on da fone is out there is no more signal
Advice : DONT GET THIS PHONE, IF YOU HAVE IT SELL IT AND GET A NEW ONE
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Reviewed by Frank from england on 18th Apr 2012
ideal for me, but how do i remove the 18+ from it? i can't.
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Reviewed by phonekid from britain on 20th Feb 2012
No web browser just orange world.
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Reviewed by Jino from UK on 23rd Jun 2011
From 2006 my k310i is with me. It is the best phone in the world...
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Reviewed by S.Pradeep from UK on 24th May 2011
I'M FORM LANKA.I LIKE THIS PHONE.I THINK K310i is verry good
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Reviewed by LAKSHITHA from UK on 21st Dec 2010
I GO INTERNET TO WATCH THE VIDEOS BUT IT SAYS FAILED TO CONNECT MEDIA SERVER
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Reviewed by Amila from Sri Lanka from UK on 29th Sep 2010
A old phone. Not in market also. But have to say old is gold. I have been using this phone since 2006. No issus found. I think this is the best phone for people who don't search for many features.
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Reviewed by ysaeen from UK on 11th Sep 2010
good
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Reviewed by Kira from UK on 18th Aug 2010
Hi, I got this phone like 2 years ago and i like it! It has no bluetooth though! I'm getting a new phone for christmas this year that will have bluetooth. You can only store a few inbox messages and sent messages. It is a really basic phone, so if you want a basic phone for calling and texing, you have come to the right place! x
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Reviewed by Filip from UK on 4th Aug 2010
what is the point of having MP3 player when it has 15MBytes memory and no slot for memory card
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Reviewed by tahmid from UK on 12th Jun 2010
I love this phone and im only 13!!!! The camera is a bit bad but still it is good!!!
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Reviewed by CHIBUEZE from UK on 30th Apr 2010
I LIKE SONY ERICSSON KEEP ON PRODUCING MORE AND MORE
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Reviewed by alpir from UK on 11th Apr 2010
Very nice and also powerful phone. It has been used under very harsh conditions but still survived. Kind of an emergency life saver right now. All best
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Reviewed by Afsiieee from UK on 27th Mar 2010
such a bad phone, not loud, doesnt have bluetooth, you cant put in a memory card even though it has very limited memory, camera isn't good at all, yuu need to pay for games, or play a free trial, internet connection doesnt work either, its too fat as well, not worth 50, i tried to sell this phone, but it could only be worth 4.98 when i paid more than triple that, and infared connection isnt good either. :/
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Reviewed by andrius from UK on 17th Mar 2010
i got sony ericsson k310i.its really goot mobile i got it 6 years and it broke only 1 time! the joistik was broken but its notfing i love des mobile
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Reviewed by SONY ERICSSON...THE ONE THE ONLY :) from UK on 30th Dec 2009
It is brillant! :) I have had my phone for 4 years now, and nothing has ever gone wrong on it. It is easy to use and nice looking, just AMAZING! If you want, get it! Its worth it.
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Reviewed by Darth Wong from UK on 25th Dec 2009
I have had this phone for 4 years and have no wish to get another one. Despite the joystick breaking making navigation difficult, this phone has a way around everything!
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Reviewed by Eggster from UK on 31st Oct 2009
I kinda love this phone
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Reviewed by Janie Dione from UK on 29th Oct 2009
I love this phone, have had it for a long time but recently changed it for the iphone. For its price, it had great features and it did me well and i loved it! This phone really took me through a lot, i love it!!!
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Reviewed by vijayraj from UK on 18th Sep 2009
rocker of all mobile
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Reviewed by ROHIT UKE from UK on 30th Aug 2009
IT'S EXCELLENT MOBILE EVER, I M USING THIS SINCE LAST 3 YEAR. ITS ROCKING GUYS.
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Reviewed by GAUTAM from UK on 20th Aug 2009
THAT IS NOT A GOOD SCREEN.
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Reviewed by hamza from UK on 18th Aug 2009
good
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Reviewed by Spook from UK on 2nd Aug 2009
Worst piece of junk money can buy
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Reviewed by sadiqbam from UK on 26th Jul 2009
if it can install more memory it would have been better
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Reviewed by abbhie_gael from UK on 18th Jun 2009
,.hi i just drop by to this page to give you guys some informstion about the sony ericsson's k310i. hey,let me tell you it's pretty good ive been using mine for 3years now the only damage i can see is the housing of the phone it's really dull of course after 3 years of using this that's natural. but let's talk about the features the signal of course the k310i is very friendly even if it sucks sometimes just request for a signal then you're there.soo fast... though the camera is confusing it still shoots good sometimes with places with enough light on. you can also record videos longer ..than with the other models like this.. its easy to press the only frustrating part is the joystick all were having a hard time navigating the joystick.. me too..al i can say is its a good phone ...and the battery? ohh you'll pray that all the batteries of your phones are like this one..very useful in outdoors & if you like to play your mp3 files often.. thats it thank you for reading ...
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Reviewed by krilaz from UK on 11th Jun 2009
its the best phone i have ever had so far, im using it 3years by now, and i can say only the best about this phone =]] and all this time i am very happy with it, its my most trusted phone ever =]]
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Reviewed by Joe Gordonham from UK on 8th Jun 2009
A good phone. Shan't be replacing it for a long time. I'm getting a cable to put it on the computer soon, camera very useful. Joystick can hurt the finger. Camera can get dusty.
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Reviewed by $_charmill_$ from UK on 3rd Jun 2009
loved my k310i, served me for 2 1/2 yrs then the battery died. great phone for a good price
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Reviewed by Max Brunton from UK on 30th May 2009
This phone is small, packed with lots of features, robust, and has good battery life. The parfect phone for beginners. at a good price.
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Reviewed by mudasar from UK on 18th May 2009
i m mudassar from PAKISTAN i like all models of SONY ERICSON specially k310i . i have used it last 3 years & i dont need change it to any other model actually i love it now b coz K310i is a complete device for a complete man . i loke it . thank you
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Reviewed by AMAN from UK on 4th Feb 2009
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BOMB IF IT HAD EXPANDABLE MEMORY LIKE W200I THAN BLUETOOTH
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Reviewed by Mary from UK on 2nd Feb 2009
Ive had mine for 3 months now its broken just freezes all the time and doesnt turn on once turning itself off Its a good phone while it lasts but thats about
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Reviewed by leye from UK on 28th Jan 2009
my k310i has a battery problem.how can i rectify it?when charging, (CHARGING,ALIEN BATTERY)Will be written on the screen.thanks. from, leyeolaleye@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by vinoth from UK on 16th Jan 2009
this phone is a great to me. but memory card and bluetooth is unavailable...
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Reviewed by Tanja from UK on 13th Jan 2009
I had this phone for two years. I was very satisfied with it, but I want only larger screen and bluetooth. Keys were great for typing!
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Reviewed by KILF BALOCH from UK on 31st Dec 2008
ITS GOOD
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Reviewed by Kaushal trivedi from UK on 26th Dec 2008
Exellent phone! I wanna use it for my whole life
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Reviewed by Suman Saha from UK on 6th Dec 2008
Sony Ericsson K310i mobile phone is mind blowing. It's great mobile of the world...
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Reviewed by NORALDIN from UK on 2nd Dec 2008
k310i is ok interms of feature but i hate joys stick my thumb get hut whe touching it
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Reviewed by RosieYoung from UK on 19th Nov 2008
Its a really nice phone, but it says in "connectivity" that there is an USB port somewhere on the phone but i cant seem to find it. maybe someone could help me ?
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Reviewed by Elanko from UK on 30th Oct 2008
This is one the best phones i've used for its price range. Beats Nokia any time
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Reviewed by Shaddars from UK on 27th Oct 2008
This phone is the worst phone ever DO NOT BUY
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Reviewed by Angela Readman from UK on 20th Oct 2008
I have this phone and have found it excellent it is so easy to use and pretty robust too. The camara is particularly good bit is good for the odd snap. The main benefits with this phone is the ease of use and the nice size.
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Reviewed by callum g from UK on 19th Oct 2008
am only 12 i got this fone when i was about 10 i think its ok but no bluetooth only 15MB built in and only a VGA camera i still have this phone just for taking out nd stuff but my real fone is a d500 which iz miles better
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Reviewed by edwin decoene from UK on 11th Sep 2008
Good phone for that money, only the buttons are not realy handy. Had a few times a firmware crash, had to reset the phone. But I guess that's ok in a few years of usage.
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Reviewed by Jya from UK on 28th Aug 2008
I really like this phone. It does all that I need. Good price, good battery life and decent entry level camera.
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Reviewed by Lauren from UK on 27th Aug 2008
Dont own this phone anymore as i really wanted bluetooth. this screen is nice and big and the headset is light! easy to use. good memeory.
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Reviewed by Anupriya from UK on 18th Aug 2008
its a very nice phone. it include all the features in small budget except phone memory which is not sufficient. it is best for those who does not able to buy more featured mobile.
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Reviewed by Maddy from UK on 14th Aug 2008
I love this phone, perfect for the price, great design, etc. Mine got stolen on monday, looking to buy a new one!
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Reviewed by wassy from UK on 14th Aug 2008
lovin the phone who ever bies the phone u will enjoy thanks yours sincerly wassy
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Reviewed by hasam from UK on 5th Aug 2008
i think the phone is ok i do not really like the joy stick but it is ok as a very simple phone not very many features so it is easy to use
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Reviewed by kate from UK on 2nd Aug 2008
I had to part with it recently, cause I have dropped it in the water. I had it for over 2 years. Overall, I like an easy navigation and I love a joystick. If you want reliable phone-this is the one.
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Reviewed by SW from UK on 25th Jun 2008
for MP3 - get an mp3 player, for photos get a digital camera, for talking on the phone get this phone. Everything in it is ok, very good battery life. I have it for a year and was thinking about the update, but why? It works great! I'm staying still with it.
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Reviewed by ANKIT from UK on 12th Jun 2008
It does't have much memory but fine
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Reviewed by ANUJ BAZAD from UK on 6th Jun 2008
IT IS THE BEST PHONE TO START GPRS ON IT AND ON PC THROUGH IT I LOVE IT I LOVE U MY MOBILE THOSE WHO WANT TO BUY BY THIS MOBILE ONLY
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Reviewed by angga from UK on 2nd Jun 2008
Hi guys k310i good and classic
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Reviewed by Tunde from UK on 29th May 2008
I love the phone ,Can sony erricson pls be more efficient on the memory statues
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Reviewed by Ajayi, Nigeria from UK on 24th May 2008
D phone is nice, portable. I love it and want 2encourage dat they can buy it.
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Reviewed by S.nashiruddin from UK on 13th May 2008
I am very happy with this phone But one thing must be in this phone.that is memory slot
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Reviewed by jamie loo from UK on 13th May 2008
the phone is alright, nothing to brag about. the camera is really rubbish and really isnt worth talking about. it has a couple of games which are so boring.(one game is a sample and it stays on for like 15 seconds then trys to get you to buy it, i dont mind this but you cannot delete it!!!!) the phone has very little memory and looks really plain and boring! comes with no bluetooth so really its to much effort trying to put ringtones n background piccys on it. the only good...ish thing is that its cheap and the battery lasts fairly longer than a few mobiles i have had. anyways if ur readin this and want to buy one....you can have mine lol im sure it will be on ebay soon :P tra x
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Reviewed by paul samson from UK on 9th May 2008
I bought song ericsson k7ooi from the year 2003 to 2008 without any promblems. And so i advice customers to cheris with his product Samson paul Kogi state Nigeria my phone no.08062957589 my email opsam001@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by ramanan from UK on 7th May 2008
very super
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Reviewed by nishant12819 from UK on 24th Apr 2008
Its a gr8 phone takes every thing like water(5m), dust, HEAT(upto 1000 degree centigrate) & works as cool as it is NEW. **In shortly I LOVE THIS PHONE**
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Reviewed by Mac Bierowiec from UK on 25th Mar 2008
Hey, the k310 is certainly not the best phone in the world- but it is a good low budget phone for an older family member. It is simple to use but they is no pick up or hang up keys which is quite hard to get used to. The memory is apauling, less than 70 contacts very few pictures and one song is all that is needed to fill up the memory. I ended up deleting all aprt from two locked games and nearly all the themes. The camera is quite frankly rubbish. the battery is rubbish as well
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Reviewed by ramgaria from UK on 22nd Mar 2008
I tell u what, Its the best cell phone...You can listen music, take photos,movies and much more..get one and make the most of it. use easy.....
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Reviewed by ronju from UK on 12th Mar 2008
I HAVE BOUGHT IT. I THINK IF IT HAD FM RADIO IT WOULD BE BETTER
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Reviewed by SDO from UK on 10th Mar 2008
I've had a K310 for 18 months - I've dropped it, soaked it, covered it in gunk, and it still works (and the battery holds a full charge still). Considering this, it's good the covers can be replaced (but sadly, you have to retain the same joystick, which on mine has been chipped beyond belief). Yes, it's basic, and I'd have loved expandable memory, but if you want a (relatively) rugged phone that makes calls & takes basic pictures then this phone is almost unbeatable. I've only replaced it with a w200 so that I can play music (it's basically the same phone).
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Reviewed by Alexander from UK on 7th Mar 2008
It`s a good phone for the money. I liked.
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Reviewed by Pm from UK on 27th Feb 2008
This phone rocks except that it has a 2.99mb trailor 3gp that cant be deleated
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Reviewed by chris from UK on 21st Feb 2008
i think this phone is very reliable but dont go with orange
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Reviewed by Fcuk1 from UK on 17th Feb 2008
Yea, ok fone but wud be betta if had bluetooth
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Reviewed by roshin simon from UK on 14th Feb 2008
not bad in using k310i.no better entry level camera/mp3 mobile than this..
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 11th Feb 2008
Great Phone, but lacks slightly
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Reviewed by Arvind from UK on 10th Feb 2008
In this cell phone battery pack UR is very low .
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Reviewed by Dasha from UK on 10th Feb 2008
i like it but it has too little memory
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Reviewed by mackenzie from UK on 31st Jan 2008
its a good phone especially as you can get it for 20 in very good shops(currys)
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Reviewed by J-Z from UK on 30th Jan 2008
This is the worst phone in the world, you should not get it, i paid 50 quid for it and its worth about 2.00, it cant play most mp3's, the memory is awful an there is no memory card slot. I have just traded it in for a Samsung J600! go for it, for a little bit more, get a Samsung J600!
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Reviewed by Reena from UK on 29th Jan 2008
ok ok.
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Reviewed by Dana Fox (nickname) from UK on 27th Jan 2008
This was my first ever phone, I LOVE IT!!!! Sure, the memory fills up quickly, mind you, I do have 138 photos,33 recordings (most of wich are over 3mins long,22 proper ringtones, 13 vidios, 10 games (6 of wich are demos that came with the phone that I am unable to delete)........ It has been my constant companion for 1year 16 days now (I know, im sad!) but it is starting to fail on me abit now and im starting to look around. Its brilliant for a first phone or for a grown-up who is looking for a cheap buy with all the every day needs. The only let-down for me is, that now im in highschool, you tend to get picked on if you dont have bluetooth.... every one just jumps to the conclushon that you have it, then, when you say you dont, they give you such a discusted look as if to say 'you ******* ******' that makes you instantly want to punch them in the face to stick up for your poor little K310i..... or is that just me? Thats its only letdown really, I dont want to critisize it any more, i feel really bad like im neglecting it when I do that..... Or is that just me agen? I see phones as living things with feelings, I know, its sad..... poor Dana, spends her days talking to little elictronic devices that never talk back....
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Reviewed by ads?z?air from UK on 24th Jan 2008
good but ?t havent bloototh
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Reviewed by hamza from UK on 23rd Jan 2008
rubbish fone rubbisher than 1 of those old nokias LOL
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Reviewed by Navo from UK on 9th Jan 2008
Well, this phone is ok. I've dropped it down few times accidently but it still remains unbroken. The quality of the photos is not high
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Reviewed by mike from UK on 5th Jan 2008
DO NOT BUY ANY SONY ERICSSON PHONE WITH A JOYSTICK IT WILL END UP BREAKING JUST AFTER YOUR WARRANRTY!
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Reviewed by AMI33 from UK on 2nd Jan 2008
the phone is ok, ive had it for over a year now & i am about to buy the fly sl600. The camera isn't that good, & i find the memory really bad, but overall it's quite a good phone. Im buying the fly sl600 because it has everything i need for 50.
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Reviewed by Steven R from UK on 1st Jan 2008
Right, a bit of background. For the last three years I have been using a mixture of Windows Mobile Smartphones for work [XDAs of various generations] and my last job change scuppered the 'free works contract' so I was back to my 'personal' samsung E720, which I used as a bog standard call/SMS device. However, my current job provided me with an HP iPaq RW6815 handset to pop my own, personal SIM in. So I have been using the windows mobile device - with wifi, bluetooth, GPRS, SD memory, etc all the bells and whistles for a while and it started seriously annoying me by locking up at bad moments, like when trying to enter DTMF tones for Phone Banking etc. This is A Bad Thing and generally something that afflicts most Windows Smartphones at some point, but when they were being paid for entirely by work, I didn't mind too much. I picked up a second hand K310i on a whim after the iPaq shafted me repeatedly when trying to top up my SIM card and I had to borrow my brothers handset to actually get it working. Verdict - as a standard handset, available in most second hand mobile shops for about 20, you really, really can't go wrong. Yes, it has sod all memory, but I have an MP3 player for music. No, it won't play full length movies, but I have a PC for that. What it does do, and rather well, is allow you to make and take calls, SMS, MMS [including video] with a minumum of muss and fuss. It's genuinely pleasant to use, quite fast, and the SonyEricson OS thingy that powers it is generally good to navigate around and 'makes sense' in the way that Samsungs OS quite plainly doesn't. My only real gripes are that the camera isn't terribly fast [hardly expected on a cheapo phone] but to be honest, it's usable enough, and the screen is a bit 'blurry' with moving images, thanks to it not being a TFT screen. I would have liked Bluetooth, but I thought my laptop had IrDA so I ignored that. Oopsy! These really are minor gripes though. Put it this way - if you want a basic phone with some nice extras, a good operating system and no real issues, then get yourself a K310i second hand. I really can't find any *genuine* problems with it, and not just for the money, but full stop. This is my first SE phone, and if the build stands up to the abuse I'll give it, I will probably get another SE phone in the future.
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Reviewed by dylan price from UK on 1st Jan 2008
hello, my name is dylan and i am a owner of the sony ericcson k310i. as an individual, i dont see the point of the mobile to have a mp3 player with such little memory. 4 songs is not much for the price you pay of 50 pounds. overall, it can display some good photos and pictures. PLEESE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE MEMORY. yours faithfully dylan price age thirteen
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Reviewed by gv santosh from UK on 24th Dec 2007
its really a good mobile frm sony & of so many features thanku
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Reviewed by ----------gg--- from UK on 23rd Dec 2007
had this 4 a yr 3 mnth afta i gt it the om/of button broke n it took a month 2 fix!!! lolz the battry falls out wen i drop it sumtimes or the screen goes white-grey-blue thn ok but it ok im gettin nokia 7373 4 crimbo woop
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Reviewed by sexii from UK on 21st Dec 2007
it dnt even hav msn !!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by skatenos from UK on 20th Dec 2007
excellent it really can be a perfect mobile with only 265mb yeah!
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Reviewed by Jessica from UK on 18th Dec 2007
I own this phone it is high quility need bluetooth but oh well. I have many cases for it including a pink spotty one and a black one with silver stars! (the blue part snaps off so you can change it!)
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Reviewed by Deshpal Srivastwa from UK on 16th Dec 2007
i have sony ericsson k310i,its very faster in used by operamini.outstanding work on the internet but its protected files not deleted,how can delete k310i protected files, please give me an answer on my e-mail-deshpal2002@yahoo.co.uk
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Reviewed by danny from UK on 14th Dec 2007
this phone is a pile of rubbish dont buy dosen 't even charge
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Reviewed by Albert from UK on 13th Dec 2007
Sony ericsson k310i is the best phone you can get depending from its price level. The camera is not so good but the its sound quality is fine. Pictures added from pc are good compared to thos taken by the camera. It is also good in games.
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Reviewed by anon from UK on 8th Dec 2007
had this phone for a year now and its alright. the camera is quite blurry and mine keeps switching itself off, not because the battery is low, just because.... well i don't know. you could get better phones for this price. but as a starter phone, its ok...ish
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Reviewed by NIschint from UK on 3rd Dec 2007
This fone 'd be great if they expand the memory...15mb is tooo low...
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Reviewed by parag from UK on 26th Nov 2007
I have experianced battery problems from the start, even if company replaced the Handset, it has the same problem!!!!
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