Sony Ericsson K608i Review
Original review: October 2005. Last updated January 2009.
Note: the K608i is now obsolete. For an updated 3G camera phone we
recommend the Sony Ericsson C510.
The Sony Ericsson K608i is nearly identical to the Sony
Ericsson K600i, except that it's available on the 3 network. It's
a 3G phone that supports all 3's video mobile services: video calling,
video messaging & downloading video clips. It's a decent but not outstanding
3G phone, and is the first Sony Ericsson phone available on the 3 network.
Looking at the phone, you wouldn't guess that it was 3G. It's a classically
styled handset with a silver aluminium casing, and weighs just 100g.
The keypad and joystick are not the easiest to use however, in fact
they're quite fiddly especially if you have large hands.
The 1.3 megapixel camera is good, with 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.
Connectivity is excellent, with a choice of Bluetooth, USB and infrared
for data transfer. The K608i supports email messaging, and also offers
multitasking, an excellent phonebook, a built-in speakerphone and voice
commands. The memory is reasonable at 33 Mbytes (enough for most users,
but inadequate if your hoping for a phone to replace your MP3 player!).
As 3G phones go, the battery life of the K608i is excellent.
Apart from the fiddly keypad and the lack of a memory card, the other
problems with the K608i are poor audio quality and quiet ringtones.
It's an OK phone, but not the best 3G phone around.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K600i include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera with picture editor, photo light and 4x digital
- Video camera & sound recorder
- Display: 176 x 220 pixels, 262,144 colours
- 3G video calling
- MP3 player
- FM radio
- 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 K608i User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Wezen from UK on 24th Dec 2012
This was my 1st 3G phone, replacing a much loved white SE T630, both
of which I still have. I really loved the retro look of the K608i. In
my mind it's still one of the very best looking of all SE phones (a
high accolade indeed given such beauties as the T610, T630, Elm, etc.)
with its slick silver case (btw it's not aluminium but is actually well
painted plastic), and very sophisticated look for its time with multiple
buttons and camera lenses and various windows/holes. I liked the nifty
camera lens cover, and locking battery cover, and the overall high quality
feel and perfect weight in the hand. It had the usual excellent SE phone
interface, and a more than decent (for its time) 1.3MP camera and front
facing camera for 3G video calling - both of which were good quality.
My only gripes I remember were the small memory that limited its use
as an MP3 player, and the '3' branding. All in all an excellent 3G phone
that I replaced later with its successor an inferior - despite its memory
card capability - dark grey SE K610i.
This was also by far the smallest 3G mobile phone at the time, which
in those days were like bricks...
Reviewed by jemi from india on 8th Feb 2012
very nice mobile
Reviewed by janjan from phippines on 4th Jul 2006
hi! this is cellphones, so very beautiful..... well good.. so always
like SONY ERICSSON.. but i dont like NOKIA.... hehehe!!!! thank you!!!
Reviewed by Chris from Luton on 2nd Jul 2006
Ive had this phone about 3 months ( smashed it when portugal knocked
england out of the world cup, i threw it at the pool table) all in all
it was a good phone the camera was alright and the mp3's were good quality
although not very loud. The memory is small and its annoying as there
is no memory card slot so i could only fit about 17 songs on :( If you
are on 3 dont expect good coverage everywhere as it is very very poor
but the mobile internet is very good and you can get lots of free downloads
:) its worth the money as you can get it cheap on 3 :P
Reviewed by Rui from Portugal on 29th Jun 2006
I love this phone!!! Excelent relations price-quality! If only we could
extend the 32MB memory...
Reviewed by Tarun from India on 17th Jun 2006
SE K608i is toooo good with its prize, cause SE K608i has all the features
for todays needs like Good (1.3mp) camera, stylish, good sound quality.
I am using this fone also for Music Files. But u can`t use it like mp3
player because of Memmory(33mb) but u can convert mp3 songs to rm. and
enjoy the 45-50 songs when u travel. Anyhow SE608i is Realy Damm Good
Reviewed by Rob from Wood on 16th Jun 2006
Nice to look at, but an unbelievably poor battery life, especially if
you use the phone a lot, has to be charged EVERY night does not normally
last longer then 12-14 hours if you talk a lot, the navigation key is
fiddly, it is terrible for text messaging unless you use the T9 dictionary.
Games are ok, video and picture quality is good, but overall a miserable
Reviewed by Basharat from Mirpur Azad Kashmir on
15th Jun 2006
Its a very nice handset mobile. Out class boady and also very good color.
Reviewed by Ruben Cravid from Portugal on 9th
WAT UP GIZAZ? GOTTA REAL DREAM 4U COME TRUE! SIMPLY UNBELIEVANLE! IT'S
SLIM! SLEEK! QUICK! UNIQUE! SICK! 2WORDS 4U: GET IT!
Reviewed by SASO from MACEDONIJA on 9th Jun 2006
Reviewed by joanna3 from uk on 6th Jun 2006
i think the phone has got all that you need its just reallyyyy bulky
and big! the quality of the camera is fantastic and i love it that you
can transfer the images to the computer. also it has two cameras, wahay!
it was a good quality phone overall. however, just a personal problem,
my phone seemed to turn off for no reason, probably a battery problem
that doesnt go for all phones. also the joystick was fairly hard to
operate and when using sms the buttons were quite difficult to press,
so texting wasnt quick. also the size of the phone was a downfall. basically,
i think the phone was alright.
Reviewed by Brain from Sri Lankan on 30th May
this phone is good sound quality when it use with earphones headsets.
also you can use MusicMatch to reduce mp3 file size then K608i can store
more than 20 songs which is more enough to use as mp3 player when u
travel. i store three music vedios & 20 mp3 songs with this phone. im
use phone smoothly with my network! no any problem in this phone with
Reviewed by Madhu Sudan from India on 24th May
I moved from Nokia 6600 to this and no regrets EXCEPT FOR THE AUTO OFF
!!!!! FEATURE IN THIS PHONE. SONY ...DO SOMETHING FOR THIS IMMEDIATELY.
OTHERWISE THIS IS THE BEST ONE
Reviewed by Junior from Nigeria on 23rd May 2006
I have had this fone for 4 hours and i must say that this is the best
fone i've ever had..... i recommend this fone for everybody... u can
delete a lot of files on the fone which givz u more memory... i luv
this fone... GET IT NOW
Reviewed by Daniel from London on 23rd May 2006
Well it has a camera on the front and back so when you take pictures
you don't have to turn the camera around. It gets let down with the
wobbly navigation key [although most ericssons are like that]
Reviewed by Josť from Portugal on 22nd May 2006
This phone is exelent....the sound is very good...I love it
Reviewed by ben from uk on 22nd May 2006
this is 1 of the better phones done by sony ericsson i like it cause
the sound, pic qualite is grat its got a nuf room for all the things
u need. it has its falts but wat phone dont? so overall its a grate
Reviewed by kelso from australia on 18th May 2006
OMG!! this is the best phone ever! ive had it fo about a year now and
have no regrets. I recommend people to get this phone! its camera, sound
and quality are the best things about it! its a LEGEND!
Reviewed by mark from england on 10th May 2006
I have never had a problem with i it except the loading in software
i would like it with a bit more memory but never the less i like it.
Reviewed by Melissa from England on 5th May 2006
Well, I bought this phone for my birthday, and it seemed exellent, but
within a month I found problems with the network, the battery being
warm, money just vanishing from my account where i so called made a
3 minute video call, which I didn't. I am also unable to download games
or music. Its a shame because the phone is generally good, the only
problem is the network. I am now having it repaired for the 2nd time,
since the 1st time nothing was done to it. This may just be one dodgy
phone, but it has knocked my confidence of 3 mobile.
Reviewed by Joe T from Philippines on 5th May
I love the phone. I just got mine bought second hand and the feel and
style are great. I'm trying to discover everything on the phone as of
now but my first impression of the phone is, it's impressive. I have
my P910i aside from this one and it's an amazing phone too. Honestly?
I will be a fan of sonyericsson for life. They really do a great job
and the phones they sell are worth the money you worked for. They say
that's it's like a brick, it's maybe because you guys have small hands.
Which means you have small, you know that. Well, so much for that. And
oh, by the way, if your texting is slow, try to have the phone's OS
upgraded and you'll see the difference. You'll love the phone just like
Reviewed by Abdullah Amin from pakistan on 2nd
well its a brilliant mobile phone from sony ericson coz it has bluetooth,mp3
player,1.3 mp,fm radio and a beautiful design.I will buy this mobile
soon but a complaint hear is about the volume of the phone.Although
the memory is enough coz i wont use it for a mp3 and 33mb is enough.A
good and beutifull set in a affordable budget.
Reviewed by thomas batty from england on 2nd May
this fone is fab
Reviewed by Leena from UK on 30th Apr 2006
dont no wat al dem peplz iz talkin bout. this fon i excellent it has
everytin u need..why r dem pepl sayin its bad. da only bad ting is dat
its lyk a brick -but who cares.i dont . dis fone is da bbbbbbeeeeessssttttttt!!!!
Reviewed by Brian from Sri Lanka on 28th Apr 2006
if you want create vedio files for K608i use this software :: Mobile
Movie Studio (Sony Ericsson) v1.2. it convert 65mb music vdeio into
5mb. how fun is it? so i think all your problem about memory lack is
finished. this is good phone which can long life using expernce.
Reviewed by alanthehat from UK on 27th Apr 2006
Had this for three months now. Lack of memory card is a big problem
for a 3G phone. Problem is, it is looking very outdated now because
of this. SE interface has much improved from earler models and is nice
to use. However, like some other reviewer pointed out, this phone has
a most disturbing habit of randomly switching itself off. Not good.
If you have the choice of a free phone on your contract I would recommend
getting something more up to date as that lack of a memory card will
make this phone look like a dinosaur in the next year or so. It looks
Reviewed by Miron from Australia on 25th Apr 2006
This phone is good with all multimedia facilities have. but why it haven't
external memory? can we use USB memory pen drives via this phone? if
anyone know how use MP3 & vedios in samll file size (3GP or MP4) please
tell me how to do it? I think itunes not better solution.
Reviewed by Dinesh Sharma from England on 24th
wicked phone. The best phone i have ever had, wait this is the only
phone i've ever had. anyway good phone.
Reviewed by James Booth from England on 20th Apr
I have had this phone for 2 days now and i think it is absoloutly fantastic!
My old phone (Motorola V600) had nothing compared to this. The camera
and video quality aew excellent sound recording lasts longer than a
minute (Woohoo I can actually record whole songs!!!) and 33 MB seems
(to me) perfect. (Considering 4/5 MB on the V600) Also in the package
that i bought (Phons4U-£70 including £30 airtime) was a dic that lets
you connect your phone with you PC (I do not know wheather this is included
in every package but I assume it is) with means you can put songs pictures
onto your phone or vice versa. Also a handy little website is www.myk608.lasyk.net,
it allows you to download ringtones, wallpapers, themes etc. It does
not come with built in games but they are available from the 3service
directly from the phone for a reasonable fee. The only 2 problems I
can find with this phone (Only minor and do not knock off a star) is
the joystick is a bit fidley and i often end up lookin g at my messages
rather than opening the menu. Also as this phone is available only on
3 you can not keep your own simcard (This for me is not that important
but I lnow it will cause some inconvinence for some people hoping to
use this as a business phone. If this happened on most networks you
could easily get it unlocked but on 3 the phone needs to be sent away
(for 5 days according to Phones4U.) Also on 3 the network doesn't seem
to be as good as O2 (my old network) That may have something to my house
being surrounded by trees but i still didn't have that problem before.
I am going to give this phone 5 stars but only because you can't give
half satrs otherwise it would have 4 1/2 because of the network. If
you can unlock this phone and put in a different simcard (without sending
it away for 5 days) it would have got 5/5. I hope reading my review
helps, thank you
Reviewed by pip from aussie on 19th Apr 2006
I've had this phone for about 4 months now and i've been very hapy with
it... as far as features go its excellent BUT just in the last few weeks
its randomly turned itself off a few times. anyone else had this prob?
other than that... sweet little phone hey, does everything u could ask
for. the best thing about it is the 3 plan i'm on... $29 cap with free
phone. ahhhh so good, i'm yet to go over it and i use my phone ALL the
time. very nice considering i was using about 60 bucks a month on credit
before on my old nokia! happy customer right here
Reviewed by Nicola from Wales on 16th Apr 2006
This is the worst phone i have ever had.
Reviewed by jon from uk on 11th Apr 2006
I have had this phone for 2 months and already I have had to send it
back 3 times to be fixed. Battery life is about 10 hours on standby
which is useless, software is unstable and phone crashes, text messages
can take up to a day to be delivered or don't arrive at all (on 3).
Also phone calls randomly disconnect, network service disappears, calls
won't go through. Camera mis fine as long as your about 15 feet from
the sun, otherwise pictures come out so dark they aren't worth taking.
It took me 6 phone calls and 4 weeks to the idiots in the '3' call centre
for '3' to port my old number across. The they got my billing wrong
as well. Useless phone, poor reliability and the most laughably terrible
customer service and network service I've ever experienced. I can see
why VodaFone can get away with charging slightly more. You get what
you pay for. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Ryu from England on 9th Apr 2006
excellent. The memory is low but here is a secret if you want more songs.
Get apple itunes and convert your normal song type(mp3's) to mpeg4.
Mp3's= 4mb mpeg4's=1.5mb Good camera by the way and my conclusion is
that this is an outstanding phone
Reviewed by Brian from Australia on 9th Apr 2006
This phone is very good with 3G World. vedioTalk, Mobile TV, Mobile
interet is very good via this phone. I think it good for camara with
vedio or phtos. If you are middle spender you can get high leval mobile
experince with this K608i. Only dis advantage is memeory limitation.
Sony could make it that can give expendable memory via even USB pen
drives.Sound quality, slim, FM radio, all are very good.
Reviewed by luke standage from england on 5th
i av just bought this fone last week. i av 2 say the fone is out of
this world the camera and the video is outstanding but does anyone know
how 2 get the pics of the fone on 2 the computer?
Reviewed by mizz bling from england on 5th Apr
dis phone iz da best,i love it ,i take it withe me evreywhere i go n
da camera is wicked 1.3 mega pixel BrApAPAp
Reviewed by Ayman from England on 3rd Apr 2006
Stylish and has many advanced features, sound quality, photos, display,
and enough internal memory for average people. what on earth more do
we need from a mobile phone?
Reviewed by luke 06 from england leeds on 30th
I av jst bought this fone from the link 4 £70. i love this fone and
the 1.3 mega pixel camera is gud and the video is outstanding. the only
bad thing bout this fone is the network is on 3 but i av got it unlocked
so i am now on 02 genie overall this is an outstanding fone go get one
b4 u miss out.
Reviewed by diablo from oxford, uk!!!!!!! on 27th
absolutley marvolus. i have now got this phone and is by far the best
phone i have ever had. i can only find one fault which is the memory
but that is not a problem anymore as i just adore the phone.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by helen from uk on 13th Mar 2006
i have to disagree the ringtones are actually very loud on the k608i,
the phone is fantastic
Reviewed by uzi from australia on 12th Mar 2006
Tis fone is GREAT. I've been using it for 5 months and haven't change
my mind bout this fone. The memory limitation (+/- 30 MB) doesn't really
matter to me coz I USE MY REAL MP3 PLAYER to listen to music, not a
mobile fone. The camera is great for a mobile fone. I mean, 1.3MP! look
at how crap the nokia 6320's camera! Anyway I use REAL DIGITAL CAMERA
to take a high quality pic, and only use this fone to take an "instant
moment" and it's still GREAT tho! The 30 MB memory means u can put LOTS
of pic, mp3 ringtone, and games. Dun use it as mp3 player lol dis fone
isn't meant to be used for that! moreover if Sony did put memory slot
in this fone then FEW PPL WILL BUY W800 or K750 coz this fone has videocall
and they don't. dont forget if u wanna put mp3 as ringtone dun put the
WHOLE music to the fone, just cut them first using mp3 cutter software
and only put the small part of the music (eg. the chorus, etc). oh yeah
i forgot to say that the menu interface is really user friendly and
cool (yes im serious) it's better than NOKIA's interface, and much much
better than Moto or Samsung. thanks. UZi.
Reviewed by mark from uk - wales on 9th Mar 2006
not a bad phone, just starting to have problems with charging (which
i was warned about previously)where i have trouble getting it the phone
to connect to the charger. camera is not bad although the only way to
take a good picture is to put all of the settings on best- downside
is that you use alot of memory for one picture!(anything up to 400kb)so
i went to www.myk608.lasyk.net and looked in 'software' and found a
'noise reduction' free program which improves the quality ofthe photo's
and takes away the grain- its brilliant! im starting to have problems
with the jostick - when i press it down it is a bit tempremental. the
memory is limited although i found that you can delete some of the files
that come on the phone originaly to give you a bit more space. the screen
puts out a good picture with good video playback. i fell for the phone
call with the guy selling them. i looked on the net first to see if
it was any good but as usual it was 'overhyped' and not as good as they
made out. im not regreting having it yet although i can feel i will
in a month or two.
Reviewed by lilmzzangel from uk on 5th Mar 2006
dnt b listenin 2 des peepz sayin dis fone is rubbish!! dey are chattin
pure rubbish... dey dnt no wt quailty means!!!!!!!!! no probs wit da
network or da fone. itz a top fone at da mo and ne1 h8in diz fone is
a serious problem!!da voice quality iz FINE just turn da increasin ring
off and put da ringtone at da highest volume!!ma advice iz 2 go and
but dis fone NOWWW.........!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by fenster from england on 19th Feb 2006
I had mine 6 months now and it suddenly just WONT WORK! the handset
has been checked and apparently its fine, iv had a new battery so cant
be that, and iv had 2 new chargers and neither of them work!!!! DONT
GET ONE. Also, the 3 network is diabolical customer service. GET A NOKIA!!!
Reviewed by marianne from england on 16th Feb
good phone apart from you can not use the video camera fro a self portrait
Reviewed by Ricci from UK on 15th Feb 2006
Hmm, well I wanted to get the Nokia 6680 - but no, i was pushed into
having this one, and to begin with i thought it was ok - quite a cute
looking phone, ok camera, not to complicated to use etc...but I've had
it for 2 weeks and the memory is full already literally the phone crashed
on me i had to take out the battery to get back into the phone and delete
some files - I have 4 MP3 about 6 photos and about 100 texts - how can
the goddamn memory be full!?! And now i've had it too long to send it
back - I'm sure they program phones so once you're free trial is over
it buggers up!! Wish I'd stood up for myself and didn't get bullied
into having this phone as I'm tied into an 18 month contract now - dammit!!
Reviewed by Jaco Strauss from Australia on 14th
I'm very irritated with the fact that the joystick answers my phone
and I can't find a way to disable this undocumented feature!! This “auto
answering” happens even in so-called "normal" mode. The only other
answering choices available are "automatic" and "any-button" answer.
As the joystick protrudes, it is obvious why the phone always auto-answers
(regardless of your setting) whenever it is kept in a pouch, pocket,
etc. So much for “3 modes” when they all come down to the
same thing. PATHETIC!
Reviewed by Jane from England on 11th Feb 2006
I hate my phone at the moment i have had it a week and i hate it it
has broke and the screen has gone funny so i have sent it away but it
was bad so i doubt they will be able to fix it!
Reviewed by Karen from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Worst phone I`ve ever had!Not user freindly at all!Give me a Nokia any
day of the week!3 customer services are useless and unhelpful.
Reviewed by Gareth from UK on 4th Feb 2006
Overall not a bad phone, would have got 5 stars, but the extremely poor
ring tone volume level, and audio level when trying to listen to someone
lets the phone down.
Reviewed by Saeed Malik from PAKISTAN on 2nd Feb
Very beauful phone but ring sound level is low othervise it is good.
Reviewed by Logan from UK on 1st Feb 2006
Its a great phone i was disapionted to find the memory wasnt expandable
but its a good phone good internal memory, good camera, not rec omended
for fat people with stubby fingers. Joy stick is a thing to master.
aray of good features better than the v3 and others top class!
Reviewed by Meeglo from Australia on 31st Jan
Don't GET THIS PHONE IF YOU WANT IT AS A MUSIC/PICTURE storer!!!! I
didnt think i needed an mp3 player, but given that it only offers radio,
audio options are limited (also, cannot store that much media) and thus
i regretted my choice...after joining a 2 year iron-clad contract with
the 3 network! Also sounds are not very audible, with the speaker phone
often being used when calling (then again i might be deaf, who knows...)
Apart from that its a snazzy looking phone, small and well designed.
i've had little trouble with the joystick, and writing a text message
is quite difficult compared to other phones i've used (time will tell
if i can improve on this aspect.) Connectivity is great (bluetooth,
infra red) and Picture quality is good. Overall a good phone
Reviewed by Gina Jackson from UK on 24th Jan 2006
I am very happy with this mobile but can anyone tell me how to get the
ringtone louder. The loudest it goes is level 8 and this is very low.
Cannot hear it in my handbag! My email address is GJackson1000@aol.com.
Reviewed by mitch from aus on 24th Jan 2006
this phone is legendary!! it works fine and is very useful. the camera
is great although it does tend to lack in memory it is still much better
than some phones. people have recommended the V3 over it and my answer
is..ur all idiots the V3 sucks!! great phone
Reviewed by Matt from England on 22nd Jan 2006
This phone is quite good with all the features but do not get it on
the network 3 get the k600i instead. Its miles better because you can
use it on other networks
Reviewed by ??? from england, london on 20th Jan
This phone is GREAT !!!!! It has everything you need. I'm lovin' the
camera it's really good, the photo is clear and there are lots of choices
to choose from. It has blutooth, radio and everything else you need.
The only bad point is that it can get complicated but i still would
give it 5 stars.
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 20th Jan 2006
I have had many mobiles right from the days when they really were bricks
(well more like suit cases actually) so you don't know what your talking
about when you are referring to phones being like bricks, quite simply
what any of the brands have achieved within todays size constraints
set by consumer demand is outstanding. Anyway the K608i has a pretty
good feature set and although I see complaints of memory size it 33MB
is more than most others offer. Buttons are a little cramped if you
have big fingers but they are easy to get used to after a while as they
are slightly raised and have a reassuring click to them. Linux users
will love this one too as it is the first one I have connected to my
Linux laptop and it recognised the modem immediately - well done Sony
Erisson. Maybe they will be the first to write a nice Linux client for
their phone range too instead of the normal PC Suite. All in all this
phone is good value, has a good build feel to it and has excellent features.
Reviewed by Duncan from Uk on 20th Jan 2006
A very good phone, I personally love it, and got it for quite cheap
aswell. Everything is a plus I'd say on this phone, but the only downsides
are: Only 32mb of memory - It's ok, but could do with being expandable,
which it isnt) Keypad is fine, but the joystick needs a bit more pressure
than usual phones to work. The charger I had was a little dodgy. Wont
go into details, but it wouldnt charge properly. So I used my T610 charger
and it works fine. Other wise, a very good phone.
Reviewed by Michael from UK on 19th Jan 2006
Generally a good phone, although voice dial over bluetooth never recognises,
camera is rubbish, memory not to hot (but dont use for mp3's so not
a biggie), screen broke mysteriously and cost £89 to repair.O and battery
is a bit rubbish but I do use bluetooth a lot. Apart from that everything
else is fine, would like to upgrade but in an 18 month contract.
Reviewed by shayma from uk on 15th Jan 2006
i have had this fone for about 2 days now and all i can say is that
it is SSOO cool. camera+video is exellent. although there is not enough
memroy for mp3s thaT does not bother me as i have a mp3 player. the
only problem i have is the voice for the ringtone.i put it on level
8 which is the highest and its still very very low. if anyone knows
how 2 make it even louder can u plz email me on email@example.com
and put k608i has the subject.thankz
Reviewed by jack from cornwall on 12th Jan 2006
its brill phone but the thing i hate about it is the memory and batery
life. if u listen to music or watch videos it drains straight away and
the picture quality aT NIGHT AINT TO GOOD BUT OVERALL ITS A BANGING
Reviewed by z mc from england on 11th Jan 2006
this phone is top class. battery life is more than 3 days bluetooth
infrared mp3 an everything else and so what if it aint got a memory
sl;ot u dont need it 32mb built in is enough. wicked design silver i
would say first class.
Reviewed by brad from manchester on 9th Jan 2006
Lousy battery, unstable software, useless keypad, memory not enough
for a multimedia phone, lousy megapixel camera...Avoid if u want a half-descent
Reviewed by misha from england on 7th Jan 2006
this phone is gr8 ive had it since november n im not bored yet ive got
it on 3 n its amazin i fink sony have out done there selves on such
a goood quilty fone its much betta than the k700i
Reviewed by Johnny from Portugal on 31st Dec 2005
I´ve received my phone as Christmas present, and it is my first
phone that is not a Nokia model... I must say that i am trully impressed
with this phone! It as all the features that you can imagine, the connectivity
is more than excellent, the menus are very easy to understand and to
navegate, and the video and audio quality is excellent! Oh, and you
can´t forget the camera... 1.3 Megapixells with the cybershot
menu is something more than outstanding... I recommend this phone to
Reviewed by squeezy from uk on 29th Dec 2005
this phone is sweet. i think it is one of the better phones in the 3g
market at the moment. i have three phones due to the nature of my job,
a new motorola pebble, a nokia 8910i, as well as the Sony Ericsson K608i.the
sony is probly my favourite. The feutures such as photo dj, music dj
etc could be better. storage is a major problem because i can not use
a memory card. HOWEVER FOR SONGS IF YOU CONVERT THEM INTO MP4'S USING
THE IPOD ITUNES PROGAM THEY ARE NEARLY HALF THE SIZE SAME CONVERSION
PRINCIPLE APPLIES TO VIDEOS not many phones are mp4 freindly!! the interface
is cool once your get used to it which could take a while if you have
previously owned a nokia.all in all i think the only let down is the
memory and the night shot pictures owtherwise i like it.
Reviewed by Mihai from Romania on 23rd Dec 2005
i've had this phone for 3 days now and i think this is a super great
phone,lightweight and great picture quality...has a great sound......It's
Reviewed by michael from newcasle on 21st Dec
it has got to be 1 of the best phones i have had and i haev had some
phones i think it probaly be beter than the d500
Reviewed by mason johnson from western austalia on
20th Dec 2005
It I s Awell Out Mobile wuth it's standard features and very simmularto
others my msn is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a comment coz i like
Reviewed by rob from australia on 16th Dec 2005
ive had this fone for four hours now and i think thats pretty sweet.
i mean the user interface is not as easy as the nokias that own for
the last five years but it eas fairly easy to adapt. the fwatures seem
pretty reasonable. really cant complain about a 3G thats this lite and
Reviewed by KH from Australia on 29th Nov 2005
Carefull with the screen I've cracked mine within two weeks. No I did
not drop it, It was sitting in a padded tray of a golf buggy? Physical
damage not covered under warranty.
Reviewed by gary from scotland on 24th Nov 2005
most ppl have problems with 3 but the fone are good get the ting unklocked
Reviewed by andy from Australia on 19th Nov 2005
I think its a great phone especially 4 the time it can record and video
record, having bluetooth and infarred is such a cool feature because
i can send stuff from my laptop and then send it to my mates again.
Except sending songs is rubbish because the phone doesnt have enough
Reviewed by Gary from Scotland on 18th Nov 2005
brill phone i use jar and jad files vea the cable to get games on the
thing and apps i u with to talk more my msn is email@example.com
this phone nees more meoory buy nice camara and very good video buy
the phone of ebay for 30 to 400 pund or dollers,,,,,,,lol good phone
Reviewed by sam from england on 18th Nov 2005
i think the fone is a nice fone n its rite 4 me but i cant find an unlock
code 4 it which is really anoying. if any 1 no's the unlock code plz
can u email it 2 me @ firstname.lastname@example.org thank u i would much appreciate
Reviewed by Elliot from England on 16th Nov 2005
I am in total agreement with Pete (below). The phone seems good, but
at all costs, STEER CLEAR of COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT. They mislead you
on the phone, have a line for getting a returns number that is still
ringing as I write this review after 45 minutes, and the terms and conditions
they send you are, frankly, outrageous and, if my legal training is
to be trusted, completely unenforceable. Once more - STEER CLEAR OF
Reviewed by pete from england on 11th Nov 2005
LOVE the phone apart from a few minor niggles, my problem is with communications
direct and the 3 network. Comms direct told me they could do this phone
on a 12 month contract so I agreed, Just found out from 3 its an 18
month (U naughty people) DO NOT BUY A NEW MOBILE OVER THE PHONE THEY
TELL U ANYTHING THEY LIKE SO U AGREE. They are giving me money back
after a few phone calls so not all bad but i've got this phone for 18
months hope it lasts. As for the 3 network the help centre is next to
useless (all foreigners- no dis-respect but they just dont understand!)
Tried to download games from planet 3 it kept saying "not compatable
with this handset" then they charged me for them 25 quid!! they kept
telling me someone else must have used my phone to download them and
offered me £10 as a goodwill gesture so i told them to stick it!! AVOID
THE THREE NETWORK AT ALL COSTS, THEY ALSO CHARGE FOR PICTURE MESSAGES
(NOT INCLUDED IN MONTHLY TEXT ALLOWANCE LIKE VODAFONE WAS)
Reviewed by Greg from UK on 10th Nov 2005
Amazing phone - lightweight and great picture quality. Get it now!!
Reviewed by kully from england on 6th Nov 2005
only one thing how big are the head phones! cant fit them in my ears
Reviewed by Ranj from UK on 5th Nov 2005
I have had this cute Sony Ericsson K608i mobile phone for 2 months now,
and I am very satisfied with it. Pros: Smallest & lightest 3 handset
(no more bricks!), Very Stylish, Bluetooth + Infrared + PC software
and cable-all very handy and function easily, MP3 player with 32MB internal
memory (Enough for me as I have a mini-disc player), FM Radio-very nicely
designed, Reasonable battery life (roughly 40 hours between charges),
Excellent camera quality, giving you some feeling of using a digital
camera. Cons-(with no major significance): The navigation key has started
to miss when I press on it in "Down" direction, One fixed reminder signal
for the calendar but the alarm signal is changable and you can even
use the radio as the alarm signal, no unit convertor and because of
"3" network you can not access the Sony Ericsson WAP site to download
it which is for free, Calculator not as friendly as the LG software
calculator, Limited entry space in the secret note pages-called "Code
Memo", No memory card slot-but I don't mind this.
Reviewed by chris reeve from england on 2nd Nov
this is an ok fone but the buttons r so fiddley and the fone is so conplicated
i fing it is stylish and my m8s fink is is brilliant...... i use 2 hav
a nokia fone and goen from a nokia 2 a sony erricson is bad!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Gurpreet Dhaliwal from England on
30th Oct 2005
I've had none of the problems expressed below - its by far the best
phone i've had - and looks very slick and stylish - the camera is very
good shame the videos cant be longer - and texts are easy enuff wen
you get used to it. connect on 3g and the coverage is very good where
i am - almost think im on a proper network now - its the best 3g phone
out - great buy
Reviewed by MASTER from ENGLAND on 29th Oct 2005
A REALLY GOOD PHONE GOT IT AS A PRESENT FOR MY BIRTHDAY A RALLY GOOD
Reviewed by Michael from England on 26th Oct 2005
Overall, the Sony Ericsson K608i is a very good 3G Phone. Finally a
phone with 3G capabilities that doesn't look and weigh like a brick
- well done, SE. The reason why I haven't given this excellent piece
of technology 5 stars is because of niggles caused by the network (Three
UK). The most annoying thing is that 3 seems to brainwash you into visiting
their portal. There are all together 5!!! different shortcuts to the
3 Web Portal which are fixed - they cannot be changed into other more
useful shortcuts. Secondly, as with all 3 Phones, you cannot visit any
other site, only 3-approved sites, which of course you have to pay for
extra. And that is where the other major fault comes from: On the Sony-Ericsson
Web-site you can create your own ringtones, images, themes and then
upload them for free from the Sony-Ericsson WAP site from your phone
- if only you could access the SE-WAP site... Clever thinking, guys!
One more thing, the software on this phone doesn't seem to allow automatic
network selection. Usually when you are in a non-Three area it switches
automatically to 2.5G (on the O2 network, as far as I know). Not on
this phone, you have to switch manually. If someone knows a way around
this please let me know...
Reviewed by Tony from England on 26th Oct 2005
I've had this phone a while now and can hopefully give a clear honest
review, unlike some of the idiots that write reviews stating nokia's
great this phones rubbish, blah blah! My first Sony Eriksson was the
T610 and the natural progression on from that was my k700i. If you liked
either of these phones your going to love the k600i (k608i on the 3
network). Bad points first: 1.Memory is far too small to use as an MP3
player, although it does play MP3 tunes/Ringtones and as these are normally
small files anyway you can fit hundreds of MP3 Rintones on the phone,
2. The joystick is abit fiddly and can refuse to move, especially during
games, 3. The screen does seem a little small, 4. Can only use digital
zoom at lower resolutions. Now the good bits, The camera is great with
loads of functions, what i like is the shutter on the back, one little
flick of this and your camera is ready to shoot, and providing the light
is good (well it is a digital camera) you can take some amazing pictures
that are as good as most expensive stand alone cameras, and although
that 33mb memory looks small it will hold 100+ photos. The usb lead
that comes with the camera means you can download games, wallpapers
and ringtones at a very high speed and there are some great games available
for sony phones, even better any game made for the k700i seems to work
on this phone (meaning hundreds available). The Reason i brought this
phone was for the camera and sleek looks (well compared to most 3g phones)
but the style or sleekness of this phone make it easy to drop, i've
never dropped a phone while out and about before but this phone's bounced
off concrete half a dozen times already, the good news is it's still
working perfectly. Thanks Sony!
Reviewed by gavin from aus on 26th Oct 2005
this is a sik fone its great!! good camera + video!! se should b proud
of this fone its great!!
Reviewed by c snape from England on 24th Oct 2005
When I first recieved this phone I was impressed with it's style; a
basic shape but also incorporates some elegance. The solid frame and
buttons really do show a high degree of quality but whether it will
last we will have to see! I've found the biggest advantages to be the
long battery life, the radio, the crisp clear display and the attention
to detail. I dont think you will understand how well equipped this phone
is. I could write masses on it, but at the same time bore the living
hell out of most but the geeks. I may as well cut to the chase, and
give the bad points about this phone. Nothing in this world is perfect,
and this is undenyably true with this model. Firstly, there are no settings
to change the video recording length. It is simply set to 14 seconds.
Being a recording fan, I find this hugely irritating. Why cant a phone
that incorporates so many gizzmos be able to simply make this setting
adaptable. Secondly, for the vain type, there is no self portrait. A
fair amount of fiddling is required in the video calling display to
achieve something along these lines. And lastly, I find that there are
to many ways to get onto 3's web. I mean, is there really a need to
have 2 windows on the main menu plus a large button on the outside.Christ,
keep the big fat button but no more. Please. Anyhow, I found that the
advantages really do outweight the disadvantages for the average user.
But if you like your video recording, dont buy this phone!
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 21st Oct 2005
I've had my eyes on this phone for a while but only ordered it yesterday.Thankfully
3 have got a decent sized phone at last and since Orange and Voda are
using it,it should help push sales of this great little phone since
3 are no longer the sole supplier of the once dreaded bricks.( it's
the first time you've probably heard a 3 phone called little.Menu is
good though I think as with most phones the user manual is written by
someone who hasn't actually seen/used the phone.I found all functions
on k608i without the manual in about 20 minutes.I've been a Nokia fan
for the last 10 years and tried most brands of phone but this I like.I've
just got mine with 8 months free line rental on 12 month contract t&t
600 which for £10/month for 500 mins + 100 texts is filthy cheap!! even
if you didn't like the phone where could you get a better deal on any
network? I say get one!
Reviewed by Mo from UK on 20th Oct 2005
I have always owned Nokia's, great phones with the best user interface,
but switched to the K700i a year ago and hated it, useless interface
and hard to use, but that's because I compared it to my nice Nokia.
Earlier this year bought a Sharp 902 as wanted 3G, video, etc, again
great phone, but the size of a brick was its let down. Now have the
608i and have say that this an excellent phone, the UI is greatly improved
over the previous Sony's even though it is still not as good as the
Nokia's, but find me a 3G Nokia that is even near the same size and
weight as the K608i. If you are after a small 3G then this is a great
phone, great size, features with a improve user interface over previous
Reviewed by Andy from UK- England on 20th Oct
I've had this phone 24 hours now and I have to say it is by far the
best I’ve had in the 9 years I’ve owned mobile phones. Granted
you can't compare today’s phones with that of 5 years ago but
the k608i is Phenomenal. Thanks largely to other 3g service providers
like Vodaphone approaching their live status, Sony-Ericsson have been
able to fund the development of smaller 3g handsets on the basis it's
not just a sole network using them. The features built into this phone
are groundbreaking, at least on the Hutchinson 3G network. Compared
to my old LG2130-U it's a breeze to use connects to my PC within seconds,
transferring MP3's and Wallpapers. The speaker is nice and clear, as
is the earpiece and hands free set. But for me the biggest plus by far
is the handsets ease of use. I once had a phone; for voice activation
you had to go through 4 menus before you could talk into the speaker-
it was quicker to hand dial! As well as serving for protection turning
dial on the real of the phone, when opened to reveal the lens, automatically
brings the viewfinder on screen for instant shooting. The options you
have for the camera, lighting, effects, size, quality, autotimer, it's
as good as my Digicamera! And of course there’s the basic video
camera also The only minor issue I have is I’ve yet to find a
way to assign a ringtone to a persons number. There is also no slot
to allow for expanding memory. Other than that the phone is a dream
to use and own- you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed by Sue from england on 19th Oct 2005
I have had this phone for 1 day and all I can say is that it is a load
of rubbish! Having been a Nokia fan for a long time I will definitely
be going back to them. You have to key in so much info just to put 1
contact name in. I have been ringing Communications Direct to get a
returns number so that I can send it back but guess what - there's no
Reviewed by Mark from England on 13th Oct 2005
okkkk then!!! as i was saying having had the LG8120, which was a HUGE
MISTAKE, i upgraded to this phone! this phone is a dream to use, and
is well up to the job of a 'heavy phone user' like me! i have found
no problem at all with this phone, it is soooo easy to use, that my
75yr granny could use it! (no joke she actually could!!!) my very first
Sony Ericsson was the T610 which was great, the only let down was the
fact it didn't have MP3 or video capability, so this being my second
has proved without a doubt that Sony Ericsson are a great phone producer!
sorry to so this but as long as they make phones like this then i wont
be going back to Nokia, and definatley NOT LG!!!!
Reviewed by Keith Page from UK on 7th Oct 2005
This is an attractive looking beastie with all the functionality (alleged)
that one could wish for. In fact it is one of the most poorly designed
pieces of consumer kit ever provided by anyone. Try pairing it with
a Jabra headset, it refutes the access code. Try activating voice dialling
- if you can hear the speak now tone. Try taking an instant photo, by
the time you've answered all the questions the subject has grown old
and died. Try speaking to your supplier when you have a problem, "you
need to speak to the dealer" Speak to the dealer "you need to speak
to the provider". This was an example of the help received from both
3 the network? and clubmobile who are simply a bunch of box shifting
numpties. Eventually I bought a new Nokia 6230 and unlocked it. Ahhh
Bliss, everything works.
Reviewed by Dave from England!! on 6th Oct 2005
This phone is a really kool fone. I love the photo camara and video
recorder of course. I was going to get the Nokia 6230, after getting
fed up of the fact my Nokia 3220 didnt have ANY connectivity apart from
GPRS. When I found out I could get this phone off my Dad I had too!
It had better connectivity than the 6230 (definitly the 3220) and the
screen was stop on with 262k colours! I love this phone and I use the
bluetooth almost every day. Handy! The IR is old now but its proved
handy in the last 4 weeks Ive had the phone! Defintly a beast of a phone!
The OS is also some very good software. PLUS the multitasking system!
The only down I had with this phone is... WHERES THE MEMORY CARD SLOT!
I can't seem to find it anywhere... Hmm? That was the only thing that
made me think about a getting a 6230 instead this phone. Since 33Mb
aint really alot for MP3s. Ah well, I can send everything to my computer
anyway :D. Get this phone, it has alot for demanding users or somebody
like me who wants a GOOD GOOD phone. Of course, its a bit expencive.
Worth it though...
Reviewed by Danny Tate from england on 5th Oct
Reviewed by master from england on 30th Sep 2005
i am very proud of this phone very kolaty phone bad man
Reviewed by MG from Aus on 30th Sep 2005
I have just bought this phone and find it outstanding. It is very easy
to use and navigate. A high quality camera and video Ericsson should
be proud of themselves!!
Reviewed by Gary from Australia on 27th Sep 2005
The SE K608i has many great improvements over its previous 3G sibling
"Z1010", which happened to be my last 3G phone. The K608i is the third
3G phone I have over the past 2 years, and I can see that 3G phones
are getting heaps better, smaller and more stylish. Back to the SE K608i,
is surprisingly like a "customed made" phone for me. The software on
this phone is pretty much similar to the software used on the SE Z1010,
but is much more user friendly and "makes more sense". For example,
I used to write SMS message on the Z1010 while on the go, then I usually
draft it, and finish off the SMS later. When I got back to the message,
the default was "Send", which is a bit silly, because my SMS was only
half-written. Now on the SE K608i, the default is "Edit", which makes
more sense to me. The "light" feature on the new phone is very useful,
the light is quite bright. Also other older software features that "didn't
make sense" were all gone. In conclusion, this phone should attract
more people to get into the 3G "world". If you decide to carry it around
with your hand, I suggest to attach the wrist strap to the phone as
the phone cover can be slippery while holding. Also don't forget to
close the lens cover after photo shooting!
Reviewed by Deano G from England on 26th Sep 2005
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Having always been a Nokia man on T-mobile for nearly 4 years I decided
to chance a change of network and brand of handset. So i get the 608i
on 3. Very smart looking phone but disappointed at the lack of accessories;
no in car charger & no leather case. (ordered from dial-a-phone). It
might be my 'Nokia mind set' but the menus are not very instinctive
and had trouble finding contact management functions. Menus very geared
up for wap content on 3.The short cuts facility on the 'joystick' is
a nice touch, but sadly got frustrated at trying personalise them. The
screen quality is excellent, nice and bright. Cannot comment on video
calling, but the 'face' cam streaming to the display is quite responsive.
The quality of photo is very good indeed, with a quite a bright light(no
flash though), but even in 'nite mode' pictures are dull and v blurred.
Sepia, B+W and polarised effects are ace!. The camera control is biased
towards having the handset horizontal, making 'covert photog raphy'
a little more difficult! and the rotating lens cover is fiddly with
1 hand use. Using the sofware was not that easy, and struggled to locate
the folders to transfer mp3 tones and personal photos for wallpaper
etc. I agree with THEBIGYIN (see below) on memory expansion, texting
and camera operation and in conclusion disappointed with this 'ok' handset,
so it has been returned. This leopards' spots aren't changing, ordered