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Sony Ericsson K600i review

 Review: October 2005  
 

Last updated March 2009

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In a nutshell: A slimline 3G phone.

 

The Sony Ericsson K600i is a 3G phone offering the full range of 3G services, including video calling, video and audio streaming and high speed internet access. It's a well-specified 3G phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, 262k colour screen, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and bonus features such as an FM radio.

The K600i is available in an aluminium silver casing. It's a smart looking phone, although the keypad and joystick can be quite fiddly to use. Looking at it, you'd never even guess that it was a 3G phone, as it's compact and super-slim, with classic good looks.

The camera is excellent, incorporating a photo light and a 4x digital zoom. The video recorder is also of high quality, and the VideoDJ™ application lets you combine video clips and add music and sound effects to make your own videos. The display is a large 262k colour screen and once again is of excellent quality. The phone comes with a media player (MP3 and videos), a sound recorder and an FM radio. You can compose your own polyphonic ringtones or download tones via 3G.

The K600i is a capable business phone. In addition to the full range of messaging options, including email, there are extra features such as multitasking, an excellent phonebook, a built-in speakerphone and voice commands.

Battery life is excellent for a 3G phone, and switching to 2G will give even greater performance.

The phone's memory stands at 33 Mbytes, which is adequate, but an extra memory card would have been the icing on the cake and would have made the phone even more useful.

The main downside is the fiddly keypad. The audio quality is also not up to Sony Ericsson's usual quality. However, all things considered, it's a good 3G phone and one that should appeal even to those not necessarily interested in the advanced 3G functionality. The Sony Ericsson K608i is the same phone, but is available on the 3 network. The Sony Ericsson V600i is very similar, except that it has an improved keypad, and is available on Vodafone.

Sony Ericsson K600i features include:

  • 1.3 megapixel camera with picture editor, photo light and 4x digital zoom
  • Video camera & sound recorder
  • Display: 176 x 220 pixels, 262,144 colours
  • 3G video calling
  • MP3 player
  • FM radio
  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • MusicDJ™ (MIDI ringtone composer)
  • Voice commands
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, email
  • Java games (downloadable & embedded - Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005)
  • Wallpaper & screensavers
  • Picture phonebook
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, Infrared, SyncML
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS, HSCSD
  • Memory: 33 Mbytes
  • Vibration alert
  • Triband + 3G (UMTS)
  • Size: 104 x 45 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 100g
  • Talktime: 8 hours (2G), 2 hours (3G)
  • Video calling: 1.67 hours
  • Battery standby: 370 hours (2G), 290 hours (3G)

Sony Ericsson K600i user reviews

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Reviewed by dina lea from UK on 4th Feb 2010
Well...k600i phone is really special. I bought it 2 yrs. from now. and is still functioning well. Even though I often drop it. It is still all right and in good condition. The Pictures taken were good, the same through with the video quality. It is really durable and nice. Thanks Sony ericsson!
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Reviewed by Murtaza from UK on 23rd Dec 2009
It is a good phone but it's memory is too low.
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Reviewed by kosuk3 akbar from UK on 25th Nov 2009
i have the se k600i. it's a great phone ! k600i and k608i is the best !
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Reviewed by Paul 4rm Ghana from UK on 19th Aug 2009
This phone is one of the best but why cant sonyericcson make provision for a memory stick/card?its totally nt convenient in terms of the 33mb,its too small so please make provision for a memory card and also the battery isn't good.It runs out in a few time.Apart 4rm the memory and battery not forgetting joystick i think the phone is very good
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Reviewed by k.anil kumar from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
buy it awesome phone superb clarity in voice n music n in video.gud battery back up
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Reviewed by Allen Mayodong from UK on 19th Jun 2009
I cannot find a camera phone anymore sleek and compact the way sony ericcson k600 has, the downside is its 1.3 megapixel camera as outsmart by other phone but feature wise the k600 suggests an enough already for one whose lifestyle is on mobile.
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Reviewed by shafiur rahman from UK on 23rd Jan 2009
i know what your thinking should i buy this phone, i 100% guarentee you too, all together i had 7 phones and let me tell ya dis is 1 of da best 4get wat tha review says IT HAS NOT GOT A FIDDLY KEYPAD !!!!!! AND THE SOUND IS NORMAL NOT TOO GOOD NOT TOO BAD IT IS A SIK PHONE I DROPED IT IN THE SNOW 1CE AND IT WAS NOT WREKED UP IT WAS FINE
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Reviewed by Overloved from UK on 23rd Nov 2008
It's a good phone bt mostly have analogy problem.it has a very fast internet speed 4 gprs and 3G and its portable love the phone very much
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Reviewed by CAT LOVER from UK on 9th Nov 2008
IT JUST NEEDS A MEMORY CARD
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Reviewed by Sanjay Joshi from UK on 8th Oct 2008
This is an excellent phone I would say. It has got all the latest features of new generation phone except it's memory but that's fine. I am using this phone since 2005 and I have no complain about it's bettery or any other features. I would suggest Sony Ericsson to introduce the same model with just one addition of external memory expandable upto 2GB.
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Reviewed by girl from UK on 5th Jul 2008
I bought this phone 3 and a half years ago, and it still functions really well! Personally, It's a really good compact phone with good features. Handy and convinient. I had another phone which totally messed up on me, and I switched back to this phone; it's serving me well. :)
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Reviewed by Canonpowershotseries from UK on 20th Jun 2008
Outstanding phone! i love my K600i. Bad thing is:This phone doesnt have an Memory card slot. But this is very good and stylish phone.
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Reviewed by Keith Woodcock from UK on 18th Mar 2008
"compact and super-slim, with classic good looks"? I have one: it's carrying a house brick in your pocket, and the "cut off" ends make it worse. Memory capacity is truly pathetic, and the battery life is not what is claimed. The golf game is good, although you need to keep an eye on the battery...
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Reviewed by aytz from UK on 18th Mar 2008
been using this phone for nearly 3 yrs already and it still fits my needs for a mobile phone. i was planning to buy a new phone but having this phone gave me second thought because it's been serving its purpose. only if sony ericsson has find ways how to upgrade this model, maybe by introduction of a software to upgrade its memory?
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Reviewed by Michael from UK on 8th Mar 2008
I got this phone a month ago and thought it was fantastic!! The camera is great as is the video!! The only reason I am giving this phone 2 stars is that now whenever I turn it on, it goes to a blue screen which you can't get off unless you take the battery out. Has anyone else had this problem????
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Reviewed by dj from UK on 30th Nov 2007
great mobile got a few problems cannot access other mobiles via bluetooth but all roung awsome mobile !!!!! 10 out of 10
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Reviewed by ben from UK on 20th Nov 2007
it is great
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Reviewed by emma from UK on 12th Nov 2007
rubbish
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Reviewed by adolf bossman briandt from UK on 28th Oct 2007
absolutely fantastic. but why did you upgarde this to the next level?
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Reviewed by Anand from UK on 19th Sep 2007
I am using this phone for last 21 months, where my last phone lasted for only 6 months (a samsung). This phone has made me a die hard SE fan, and only now I am looking for replacement, but that too from SE. Only problems I found were poor memory, and loose connectors (handsfree & power).
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Reviewed by Oasis from UK on 21st Aug 2007
T fone's quite gud bt wud hav been better with expandable memory n as u said the stupid keypad. N t battery doesn't last long bt its my fone n obviously s gr8!
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Reviewed by ash from UK on 3rd Aug 2007
great phone but very poor memory and its big and bulky
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Reviewed by Mena from UK on 28th Jun 2007
best phone ever.I encourage every one to buy this phone.
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Reviewed by jovan Muares from UK on 21st Jun 2007
very nice
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Reviewed by SOny Ericsson from UK on 2nd Jun 2007
Very good,but little memory.
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Reviewed by Sony-Review from UK on 31st May 2007
I've just had the phone for today, I haven't tried everything but all seems well except for the camera. Whenever I go on take a picture it says open lens cover, when I do that nothing happens so I'm trying to find out how to work it. Except for that, I would say it is a very good phone although the keypad can be a bit fiddly.
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Reviewed by My_Name_Is_Billa from UK on 29th May 2007
Hey, if u don't like tis fone, ten spend more money and buy other fone. wat do you say?
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Reviewed by Gautham from UK on 27th May 2007
Great sound , great camera , well built, kool look,eazy to use, but memory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tooo low and cannot be extended..........
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Reviewed by Paulo Arguelles from UK on 22nd May 2007
This is the second Sony Ericsson I own and will never buy one again. Both phones have not lasted 6 months - and I don't trash my phones.
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Reviewed by Ibrahim from UK on 13th May 2007
I have had this phone since 14 months ,got it on contract from 3G and since then once i have send to repair centre at 3G and once a local repairer after 12 mths warranty period for software being curropted . It is I think the worst fone i have evr had,NOKIA is best in terms of quality of fones.
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Reviewed by Ikiriye from UK on 13th May 2007
the only problem wit dis machine is low memory,dont mind what others are saying i have used dis phone for 12 months buy it.cheers.
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Reviewed by Kyle from UK on 6th May 2007
Ive been haveing this phone for a long time and i think that its the best and the best part is the internet
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Reviewed by ashiq from UK on 26th Apr 2007
good set bur resulation some
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Reviewed by paddy from UK on 16th Apr 2007
hi i have a k600i phone that was 3 network i unlocked it to accept all sims, the problem is that with the vodaphone sim card it says that it cant get a signal its a pity because i unlocked it for use with my work and my personal sim cards. i,d give it 5 stars only for the network connection. has any one any tips to improve the connection
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Reviewed by cathy from UK on 15th Apr 2007
looked at the k600i and the v630i sony ericsson and i liked the v630i fone and i also like the w880i that fne is wicked i will get that ffne in the near future 10/10 4 the w880i
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Reviewed by Tobiloba from UK on 30th Mar 2007
this phone is so rubbish the memory can only hold 6 songs max and the storage space it is stupid after 2 monthst my phone just stop working and suddlenly the screen went blue and hasn't worked since i advice u not to buy it this phone is not worth the price and i so disappointing don't waste ur money
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Reviewed by godwin osunde from UK on 19th Mar 2007
realy goooooooooooooooooooooood
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Reviewed by marvia from UK on 19th Mar 2007
this fone is rubbish because u cants expand the memory
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Reviewed by jasse 79 from UK on 14th Mar 2007
Its great, but it has one bad side. You cant get more memory to it :(
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Reviewed by big mac from UK on 9th Mar 2007
at my school this is the loudest phone ever it almost outlouds my speaker system you know it only has 33mb but i can fit at a push telwve full 3 minuete songs in
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Reviewed by storey from UK on 9th Mar 2007
very well crafted i must say
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Reviewed by james from UK on 7th Mar 2007
i fink dis fone is a bad ass fone coz my friend has it loads of great features 1.3 megapixel camera mp3 loads i can't fink of!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by noflip from UK on 1st Mar 2007
just for the lack of memory great phone ruined by the design (lack of memory slot)
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Reviewed by karthikeyan from india on 24th Feb 2007
i have the k600i from last 18 months.it is a best cell phone. the sound quality excellent.-ve memory .
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Reviewed by nemiah morgan from jamaica on 22nd Feb 2007
Well its a great camera phone. Would have been much better, if it the memory could be expanded.
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Reviewed by sarah ingham from england on 11th Feb 2007
this phone has caused nothing but caoes
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Reviewed by william from england on 11th Feb 2007
I've got one thing to say about the k600i it's great
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Reviewed by michael from england on 7th Feb 2007
i think the phone is really good
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Reviewed by Zac from england on 30th Jan 2007
i dont care what these other people say they will complain about anything. i can hear the phone, the picture is good with lots of extras were you can play about with the picture and the joy stick doesnt stop working if you clean it. the screen size is good and the keypad is fine. the txting isnt slow and it does have good batery there's only one small problem that the memory is not good but overall a really good phone. great phone but so are all the other sony ericssons so go for them.
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Reviewed by Attila from Romania on 13th Jan 2007
1. First, the biggest problem...the lack of a memory card expansion. It pretty much defeats the whole idea of a 3G multimedia phone. There's not much you can store in 33 megabytes. Let's face it, as long as older phones include a memory card by default, SonyE has bright idea to leave it out, justifying the decision saying that they didn't want to compromise the sleek look. Come on, like how thick can a mmc card get :) 2. Second...battery life. About half of the official specs, if you actually use the phone, not just keep it as a toy. 3. Camera delay. If you use the maximum resolution setting, there is a maximum of 1 second delay from pushing the button to actually taking the shot. Pretty annoying sometimes. 4. Keys. Design-wise its a good idea to hide the keys, but for somebody with big hands, writing a sms gets ****evil***. Good points Nice all around design, acceptable camera quality, fine fm radio, nice media player *if you have the space for it*. Well configured, bluetooth setup is hassle-free, compared to other present generation phones. Browser is pretty standard, altough I do recommend using a 3-rd party software, like mini-opera. Bottom line: Good all around phone, reliable. If SonyE would find a way to get around the memory issue...
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Reviewed by melonie from Philippines on 11th Jan 2007
I bought this phone from a retail store...and told me its refurbished (whatever it is)...so far the phone's spec is very good (I do love sony ericsson) love its cam,the sound and so does its media player..the downside is the battery life...but in general its the phone I hope will last...for a 3g phone this is the cheapest.
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Reviewed by Kesavan from Malaysia on 15th Nov 2006
it is very very excellently created but if it could come with a memory card it would be much more outstanding
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Reviewed by Tony from Finland on 26th Oct 2006
This is best mobile of 3rd generation! Do you what? This mobile phone outstanding!!!!! I really recommed this mobile for peoples what needs good mobile phone and can trust that this is mobile phone is that. This is best mobile phone from Sony ericsson.
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Reviewed by Chelsea from UK on 29th Sep 2006
I recently went onto contract, and beforehand I had the Samsung e800 that cost me Ģ220 and was NOT worth it. When I got my K600i, I was ecstatic, the phone is brilliant, definately worth buying! All the functions you need, good reception on three network. Only problem is that it has a small memory, but other than that the phone is well good.
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Reviewed by TEB300968 from England. on 29th Sep 2006
Phone features not too bad though however the keys are very poor and joysick is rubbish. reception on Ornage seems to be pretty good too.
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Reviewed by Darkboy from Iraq on 21st Sep 2006
Actully it's great & it has alot functions,but I don't know whats wrong whit my mobile every time it's getting restarted automatically without any reason!
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Reviewed by someone from scotland on 20th Sep 2006
This phone is emense the signal s good the features are good so evryone who does not like it can be quiet becoause everything is good except for the memory (33mb)that is still average this phone rocks
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Reviewed by `jo from UK on 19th Sep 2006
Terrible battery life, and struggles to get good reception on Orange. I have never been able to make a video call on the 3G Orange network. On the plus side, the camera is good. But the phone side of it lets it all down.
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Reviewed by Sam from England on 3rd Sep 2006
FOr the price its perfect, fast and reliable with a decent batterie life. its got all the features you could need, and can work like an mp3 player. Pity about the total space and the fiddily joystick though.
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Reviewed by YA DNT WANNA KNOW!!!! from - on 27th Aug 2006
This phone is wicked man its got everything ya kno bluetooth u name it its there :-)
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Reviewed by Shahriman from Malaysia on 5th Aug 2006
An excellent phone with lots of features and still pretaining the likes of a candy bar, an eye-catching phone and easy to use. Just a lack of storage that annoys me. But for all, it is an all rounder in perfection. If the MP3 is too big, just convert it into RealPlayer format with about the same quality but less space usage. It will fit almost 28 songs in it (without saving any pictures, videos and some ringtones etc.) Besides that, it has a radio as an alternative hearing gadgets to get you going. The camera is ok, but if added features such as autofocus would be better. I have been printed the pictures and they look nice. I LOVE MY K600i!
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Reviewed by DARREN from ENGLANG on 4th Aug 2006
THIS IS THE BEST EVER PHONE I EVER HAD. IT GOT PRO GOLF 05 WHITCH IS SO COOL. SO BUYYYYYYY IT .
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Reviewed by Sunny from England on 30th Jul 2006
this SE K600 is alrite, you know. If you want just a normal everyday phone then this phone is probz ideal for you. Not the best quality of everything , but still, you cant say tht its awful. i upgraded to the SE K750i - a brill phone, look at the reviews.
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Reviewed by Tom Norman from UK on 30th Jul 2006
It works well and is well built but it boasts an MP3 player but with only 33Mb it hardly is!!! Also the reception is pathetic, I often have no signal or even no network when I'm with people on the same network, but different phones, and they have full signal. Also the joystick works badly and eventually fills with dust and ceases to work; meaning I have to use the numbers to navigate!! it's a good, well built phone but the small details annoy me. The 3G is ace though!!
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Reviewed by Klayy from Slovakia on 29th Jul 2006
This phone is great. Ive just glanced through the reviews and only read the ones with the lowest rating. For the person who thinks that there is only short video - NOT TRUE, that is you laziness and not reading the manual if you cant figure it out yourself. You see, the 12 second video is made for mms sending, because it isnt too big. But you can easily set the quality to high and you can record a video even 20 minutes long, including zooming while recording. And to the person with signal problems.. I know a few people who have this phone, no one has problems with this. And the battery life is connected with it, since the phone struggles to connect to the operator you have and that drains the battery fast.
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Reviewed by Shajan Daniel from India on 26th Jul 2006
Well to begin with I have purchased and used many phones when they come out on the launch itself. I even have a Samsung P300, Motorola Razr V3, but my baby is this K 600i. Cool, its an outstanding phone. Wel built, well finished and packed with all features i want. If i want a great camera, I would go and buy a camera and not a phone, like wise for a Mp 3 player. So in a phone, the features they have packed is quite adequate and that too easy to use.
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Reviewed by nix from philippines on 24th Jul 2006
my only problem with this phone is that it has poor camera quality when it is dark even with the light on. i just bought this phone 2 weeks ago, so far it's doing great. and if anyone could please help: i do not know how to set the video to unlimited. anyone please help.
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Reviewed by D Lloyd from UK on 11th Jul 2006
I am now on the 3rd version of this phone. I have had nothing but problems. The reception is terrible - I can be sitting next to a friend who is on the same network as me, but has a Nokia phone, and he has 3 or 4 bars of reception; I have none! This is a regular problem. Other times there will be reception bars showing on the phone but there is "no access to the network" - once again a friend on the same network but with a different phone has got reception and a network. The battery life is very poor and seems inconsistent. And the phone doesn't seem to want to turn on sometimes - this has been an issue with all 3 versions of this phone which I have had in my posession. I was originally with Vodafone and I had problems with a number of different Sony Ericsson phones - I thought it was the Vodafone software. But I have recently switched to another network provider and the problems still exist with the Sony Ericsson phones. What are they doing to them??!!
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Reviewed by Rommel from Philippines on 10th Jul 2006
I bought my K600i just few weeks ago. What i like best about this phone is that its small yet full of functions. Not to mention being a 3G. Its cool! 33MB capacity is fine with me. I have an IPOD. If one breaks, I still have the other. I also have another phone.... Nokia N70. Amazingly, I use my 600i more often.... because its sleek. Its even prized half that of my N70.
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Reviewed by SAM from ENGLAND on 8th Jul 2006
GREAT VALUE,PHONE COST JUST 59.99 GBP.PHONE IS QUALITY,TONS OF FEATURES.ONLY 33MEG BUT FOR THE DOUGH ITS A WINNER.
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Reviewed by Luke from England on 4th Jul 2006
I bought it for 60 quid and it was worth every penny. I don't find the joystick or buttons hard to use there absolutely fine and the phone has so many features. With the video DJ you can have hours of fun makin movies and with bluetooth you can exchange pics and sounds. If your looking for a phone in the 50s to 70s price range definetely get this phone. Its absolutely amazing!
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 1st Jul 2006
Don't bother getting this fone it has some rubbish memory. you can only take 4 pictures bye 4 now
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Reviewed by Rouel from Philippines on 28th Jun 2006
I'd say if you want more memory then go for the high-end models with memory card expandability. Personally, I think this phone is the best bang for the buck...you get video-calling, 1.3M-pixel camera, FM radio, mp3 ringtones, bluetooth etc. I've owned Nokia before phones and my last was the Nokia 6600. But the Sony Ericsson's K600i speaker is much better than the 6600 (you could hardly hear the mp3 ringtones with Nokia 6600). What can I say, I like the phone and if I wanted more space for my mp3, I'd rather go get an iPod or Creative Zen series. I find it a bit of an overkill that a phone should be a "be-all" gadget...simply because if it breaks down later...you also lose you mp3 player, your camera, etc...because you've so much relied on one gadget having all these functions.
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Reviewed by Zed from UK on 23rd Jun 2006
A very competent phone, the craftmanship is just great the aluminium face gives it a nice quality feel, however the back cover feels quite flimsy, the camera is generally very good but struggles in lower light conditons even with the light on. The sound quality of mp3s is great, just a shame you can only fit a few songs on it, and no expandable memory (oh, well, can't win them all!) I can't belive so many Dumb-a**s haven't figured out how to get unlimited video recording after owning the phone for months
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Reviewed by ruben.cravid from portugal on 18th Jun 2006
WELL, GOT DIZ FONE 'BOUT 2 MONF$ AGO AN'I JUST FOUND MY LO$T TREA$URE. WHAT I WAS DREAMING 4 I$ IN FRONT OF ME! BLUETOOTH, INFRARED , mP3, & A CAM 2die4.IT'S SLIM SLEEK QUICK UNIQUE SICK!!! 2words4U: BUY IT !!!! LOVE Y'ALL XXX
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Reviewed by Akhilesh from India on 7th Jun 2006
had a tuff time thinkin abt da rating.....gave it a 4(as u ken see)....a bril fone...great functions,and pretty user friendly....HOWEVER...yes,however,the sound quality is hideous....sounded more like a HOME MADE fone...and da limited memory..wuzz da pt of havin an mp3 func if it only offers 33 mb space??yeh it iz more dan a few odrs,but it is less...i kinda liked da sturdiness..jus abt 100 gms...so dazz lite....anyways,it is a quite capable fone,and value for money...BUY IT IF U WANNA...
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Reviewed by Andy from Scotland on 7th Jun 2006
Simply the best phone I've ever had! Yes, the keypad is a wee bit fiddly at first, but after that it's perfect - great reception too
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Reviewed by G unit from new york on 7th Jun 2006
i lke this fone its got neally evry fhing you wnt. I A,M TELLING YOU THS FONE GETS REAL PICS.nOT LKE ATHOR FONES CARTOONS.IT GOT INFERED BLUETOOTH USB SNCH.MP3 PLAYER RULES YOU CAN ALSO GET THE PLUG THAT COMES WITH IT IN THE BOX AND PLUG THAT IN YOUR FONE THEN IN THE TV.aND YOU STARTS RECRODING ON YOUR FINE ITS FOR..........GANGESTERS GUNIT FROM 50 CENT
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Reviewed by isha from philippines on 5th Jun 2006
got this one in dec last year. the camera is fine. the keypad, well, you can well adjust to it. the audio's nice. the memory's fixed in 33mb so u can't expand to a larger storage space. i would have rated it 4 as excellent with these features. but with the latest introduction of 3g tech in our country, i am now getting network connection problem especially in our area. calls nor texts can hardly pass through. i still have to find good location for the needed signal. the phone seems to have no setting where u may choose only the regular call and text feature. also, i find it hard to get immediate connection to file manager. now, i may rate it down 2 stars.
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Reviewed by TUX from Indonesia on 1st Jun 2006
Just got the K600i after a series of 5 Nokias. Good looking phone. Things are all pretty there. However, the camera (1.3 megapixel) is not really good. Pictures taken are full of noise and blur. There's no extra slot for memory card, so the music function is limited. The screen is good but rather small. And I got difficulites in texting, due to the flat keypad (fashionable, but less useable!). The UI of SE phone is also less friendly compared to Nokia ones, but I'll try to get use with it soon. Besides that, the Radio, the sound quality and the connection is very good. 3.5 round up to 4 stars for K600i
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Reviewed by Mark from France on 29th May 2006
A very good phone ruined by the lack of ability to add extra memory - major screw up by Sony Ericsson who're usually very good at this kind of thing - AND I have now had the second one on Orange and reception is still VERY POOR!!!! Look out for this if you are getting the phone for an area where Orange reception espeically is weak as you WILL BE DISSAPOINTED!!! What a shame that an essentially great phone is let down by the most important feature and the easiest thing to get right. Shame on Sony Ericsson!
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Reviewed by Carlos from Portugal on 24th May 2006
Is a phone with good quality of construction, the access to the menus is fast the Battery life is excellent the bad one is don't have a an extra memory card
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Reviewed by Daniel from London on 23rd May 2006
It has 2 cameras. One so you can see yourself without turning it around + it has a camera on the back to view others. The camera at the front is handy for video calls, but it gets let down by the one wobbly navigation key. The rest of it looks nice.
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Reviewed by Holzi from U.K on 20th May 2006
This fone iz fab ma dad got it but he didnt need it so he gave it 2 me i thought it was goin 2 b rubbihs but it is a gr8 fone to every1 out there hu wants this fone and has seen bad wortes up ignore them >>>>>>I THINK U SHOULD BY THIS FINE!!!<<<<<<<
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Reviewed by smee... from scotland on 4th May 2006
bought this fone for my daughter she seems to like it only 1 thing it does get a lot of scratches easy..im having a problem trying to use the bluetooth option i can receive and send through bluetooth but i can't actually browse anyones files and they can't browse mine it does give me the option to browse other peoples bluetooth but when trying to connect to files it's losing connection does any one else have this problem!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Magda from Poland on 20th Apr 2006
SIMPLY-IT'S THE BEST PHONE FOR ME;)
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Reviewed by Ally K from United Kingdom on 7th Apr 2006
As it was a free phone upgrade I can't ompare a value but the K600i is simply superb. Reading most of the downside reviews I found most to be Ok ie 8 second video - (read the book and you can have much longer) Image quality very good not outstanding but very good for 1.3MP Burst mode great for actin shots Panorama simple to use great results. MP3 player very good but not for the music lovers with only 33MB ram. One way around this is to download the Nokia Media converter and convert your MP3's to much smaller size and get more fitted on your K600i :) Internet very quick and easy to navigate. text messageing agree fiddly keys if you have large fingers if not it's easy to use. Shortcut button on the right hand side is a great idea and works really well. Overall out of 10 I would give it 9 as anything can always be improved but if you are looking for an upgrade to 3G this is worth looking at. easy bluetooth download to pc makes it simple to put your pics ready for printing. Video DJ - Music DJ Photo DJ are fun to use and work really well. Media Player great fun. great games Vijay Singh golf works really well for a phone game good graphics. This is a very useful phone - great signal even in the car (handsfree) Very good organiser (plus). I use the recorder a lot and it is easy to use with loud playback with a great pickup. Neat and slim great looking but watch you don't scratch the screen no cover so no coins in the pocket.Some say poor ring volume - raed the book and turn it up and it will work pretty well to noramal ears i'm a bit deaf and still hear it well. have fun with this Sony K600i
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Reviewed by V from Malaysia on 2nd Apr 2006
This phone is really great! I bought it with a cheap price(RM999)in the market, and it is original! Nice sound, cool design, 1.3MP camera is enough to capture a wallpaper-size photo, friendly-use function plus 3G! The only weakness is 33Mb space is not enough. The camera also dont have auto-focus function like k750i. (although the function is not too important). other feature is so great!!
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Reviewed by squalo from Australia on 30th Mar 2006
fantastic phone, great camera 1.3 MP, good speaker, good menu, good dictionary, and nice and small. However, 2 let downs the memory is crap, need a SD slot for good sterio. Needs bigger buttons, took a while to get used to but if they were indented a bit it would make it alot easier. very good camera, good photos always, great features, nice screen size. If this was a duel screen flip i would of payed an extra $200 for it. Good 3G use, only needs a remote for the tv, but the bluethooth remote for the media player can come in quite handy. Good email use too. Great phone, recemmend it to any 15-16 year old.
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Reviewed by Kate from England on 25th Mar 2006
I bought this phone today on PAYG, and it is the best mobile phone i have ever had. Quality megapixel camera, bluetooth, everything you could need in a phone. Downsides are its memory capacity for people who would need it for use as an mp3 player, and the keypad can be abit fiddly.
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Reviewed by kate from England on 11th Mar 2006
This phone is okay but it does not have long video is has about 12 seconds long. It also scratches easaly. I thought it was good but den i found it was a waste of money i hav had it for 3-4 months now and i am lookin for aa new 1 dont get it.GET THE LG U880
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Reviewed by Danny from UK on 5th Mar 2006
We recently got a K600i on the O2 network as an upgrade for the wife. Key requirements were Bluetooth for headset/handsfree use and 3G as there is little point carrying on with 2G for another contract year (other family phones are all 3G, this was the last). We read up on the K600i BEFORE accepting the upgrade so knew what to expect in terms of features/design. Initial impressions of the handset were favourable - compact size, attractive design, functional buttons, excellent and intuitive SE menus and accompanying help. Setting up was a snap, within a few minutes it was customised for use. Sound quality is superb - as was the volume for ringtone that some complain about on here (I suspect they have faulty handsets and should get them serviced/replaced). Bluetooth functions perfectly, limited by the functionality of the headset and not the phone (headset but no handsfree!). Keypad is initially fiddly to get used to, but it did not take long. We don't use T9 and that has been no issue either. The camera is good quality and works well. Memory size is fixed and limited - this is not a handset for the big MP3 user. But the FM radio does go some way to making up for this. The only gripe that I have a the moment is the K600i's use of 3G - we have a transmitter mast fairly near us (within 200m) but it insists on dropping to 2G regularly. We are investigating this with O2 as it is most likely not a handset issue, but it is irritating nonetheless. Outside of the house the K600i holds on to 3G signals much better - but again, O2's 3G network is by no means ubiquitous yet (35% cover the last time I read). So all in all, a four star rating because of the 3G/2G issues but in all other respects the K600i comes highly recommended from me.
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Reviewed by JASON SPENCER from UK on 5th Mar 2006
I CANT SEE WHY THIS PHONE IS GETTING MIXED REVIEWS, THERE MUST BE 2 MODELS, I NEED A CAMERA FOR MY JOB AND THOUGHT WOW A 1.3 MP PHONE , HOW WRONG I WAS , THIS IS THE WORST PICTURE IVE EVER SEEN ,VERY GRAINY AND MY OLD SAGEM MYV55 IS BETTER, MAYBE THERES A PICTURE OPTION ID BETTER CHECK AND WHATS THE POINT OF A 8 SECOND VIDEO CLIP AT THE SAME PICTURE QUALITY , IM ALSO HAVING TROUBLE DOWN LOADING MP3S FORM MY PC MAYBE YOU CAN ONLY DOWNLOAD VIA VODAPHONE LIVE AND SPEND MOST OF MY CREDIT, ALSO THE DOWNSIDE TO THE VODAPHONE NETWORK IS THAT IF YOU MISS A CALL THEY WILL SEND YOU A REMINDER ABOUT 4 TIMES THEN A TEXT MESSAGE THIS IS VERY ANNOYING WHEN ITS RINGS AT 3AM IN THE MORNING
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Reviewed by handyfreak from Germany on 28th Feb 2006
first: itīs just great phone. second: itīs rediculus that so much people are sayinī that this phone isnīt good. i think itīs one of the best you can buy. okay thereīs the thing with the memory, but 37MB are a lot if you take songs/videos into a smaller size with a special program. My songs are always less then 600KB. So my result is that this phone is just the best. itīs ousum.
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Reviewed by M.C from UK on 27th Feb 2006
Qaulity phone, everything brill except texting
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Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 26th Feb 2006
The phone is very attractive but thats one of the very few good points. Ring volume is very poor any background noise and you can't here it. Reception seems to be poor, i have a Nokia on the same network as well which seems to pick up signal much better. The keypad is a joke with the flat buttons i am always hitting the wrong button which makes texting annoying! I like the camera and FM radio is very good as well but i can't get over the keypad and poor reception.
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Reviewed by GaneshKumar from India on 20th Feb 2006
This phone looks very stylish and has a good grip to hold. The comments about not able to get used to T9/texting looks like adaptability issue. Once u r adapted to this, you will find it quite fast and when you move to other fones, you will regret that they are not as good as this is. This fone looks quite decent for corporate executive. Very clean designs. Speakers ARE GOOD and good enough to spk and drive your car. FM too is good in reception. Camera is good too and almost offer range of options that a digicam will do. The screen and memory could have been bigger and this fone would have been a killer at the price point. But you cant get a merc at a price of a ford. I like this. The K610i is even more interesting !!!
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Reviewed by Davin from USA on 8th Feb 2006
Overall this is a very good phone. Great design, packed with pretty good features as along Sony Ercisson can do. My only gripes with the phone are the camera quality could have been better...not sure why the camera in either the k750i or even the s700i wasn't used. Also, as cool as the design is, for people with larger hands and who grip their phone firmly when using it, the edges does feel slightly uncomfortable after a while. Still, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a solid phone with good all-around features.
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Reviewed by Chris from England on 1st Feb 2006
This phone is absolutely fantastic! Was a little unsure after reading other negative reviews, but i risked it and it was so worth it. Cost 99 quid and was blown away by how great it was. Really good features, Radio is crystal clear, camera is very good as is the video clip function. Never had a problem with the 3G, have'nt used it often yet though. Ringtone was low to being with, but i turned up the volume and it is fine (a lot louder if you leave it on it's back with the speaker shown). Talking is perfectly clear, all the additions (being able to assign ringtones to certain contacts etc) are really excellent. It looks lovely - and is lovely. Anyone considering getting a phone in this price range the K600i is the one
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Reviewed by Suzie from UK on 25th Jan 2006
I thought this phone looked fantastic and seemed to have everything. The problem is I traded my previous phone for this because I needed automatic bluetooth connection. The K600i is useless for this, it seems to work at random but mostly not at all resulting in the phone freezing and unable to connect again even manually.
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