Sony Ericsson K630i Review
In a nutshell: A mid-range 3G phone with a nice design and a
basic set of features, including a 2 megapixel camera, a music player,
an FM radio, and a memory card slot.
Review: May 2008. Last updated October 2008.
A mid-range 3G phone, very similar in specification to the K660i,
the K630i has a slightly inferior LCD display, but a much nicer keypad.
With a 2 megapixel camera (but no flash), music player, FM radio, Bluetooth
and a memory card slot, this delivers all the essentials. Available
in Black or Havana Gold.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K630i include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom
- Video recording & video calling
- Display: TFT LCD, 262,144 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- Music player
- FM radio RDS
- PlayNow - download music and games to your phone
- TrackID - record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist
and album information
- Polyphonic ringtones & music tones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- 3D Java games
- Animated wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions (Clock, calendar, alarm, calculator,
notes, tasks, timer, phone book)
- Vibration alert
- Flight mode
- Memory: 32 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro support
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, modem
- Internet: WAP, EDGE, HSDPA, web browser,
- Triband GSM plus 3G (UMTS 2100)
- Size: 103.0 x 47.0 x 15.0 mm
- Weight: 97g
- Talktime: 5 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 300 hours
Sony Ericsson K630i User Reviews
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Average rating from 25 reviews:
Reviewed by Jhon from BANGLADESH on 3rd Jul 2010
i love this phone k630i.it contains fully loaded features.after all
Reviewed by Bert from Belgium on 19th Dec 2008
I hate this phone i hate sony i hate apple can't sync my i-tunes and
worst can't sync my contacts and agenda, seems stupid buy, but my previous
phone is a sony T630 and this does do all this, such a great phone for
listening to music, not so great pics (not even close to the nokia phones
in my opinion) but the cam mode is decent if you wanna use it as a dictaphone
(one would think that voice-rec is included, which is... but it seems
you can only record 1 minute... why !) So music, great design, price,
weight alle ok or even above standard but this idiotic war over closed
systems such as I-tunes - I Pod - I Phone such be forbidden by law !
Not joking on this one ;)
Reviewed by zack from malaysia on 12th Dec 2008
got this phone yesterday not too happy because the sound quality not
same the ringtone is loud and superb but the music player is slow even
k610i red colour sound is betterrr
Reviewed by Max Skywalke® from Russia on 28th
hey there! got that phone a week ago, and am very, very satisfied with
it. the phone has everything i would ever need. excellent design, great
sound, nice price. and no problems with the battery. 9/10.
Reviewed by Gilang Prabowo from Indonesia on 18th
Nice fone.. but the batt really sucks.. (hehe no offense..) kinda slow
when searching the musics inside.. just get it a week ago.. so, its
Reviewed by swan from malaysia on 13th Oct 2008
when i use this phone, the baterry only can standby one day only..thats
the mistakes with this phone.. but i sreally satisfied with this phone..
Reviewed by Roybie from Philippines on 7th Oct
I like my sony k630i. It does what they advertised it to do. Nonetheless,
here are the shortcomings I found with this phone. First, it hangs.
I solved this problem by updating the firmware using the sony update
service found in the CD or can be downloaded from their website. I also
noted that putting a strap on the phone may cause the back cover to
not close snuggly with the body. This probbly causes the sim card and
battery to also have poor contact with their respective terminals. After
making sure that the strap was placed within the little slot provided
for it in the back cover plate, I did not experience any hang problems
anymore. Another quirck is when you activate the free gadget PIM wall
paper. When you try turn it off via the applications area of the phone,
it seems to keep coming back and your old wall paper won't appear. I
solved this by going to the wall papers area and selecting the other
options other than "application". This should prevent the PIM ap plication
from hijacking your standby screen. There is also the issue of slow
contact browsing (not too slow, just enough to irritate you) but the
functionality of the address book more than makes up for this (easy
selection of multiple recepients of SMS text, EASY selection of which
contact number to use for contacts with multiple contact information).
Next, this phone isn't too ergonomic. I have big hands and, although
the buttons are large and easy to push, my thumb is beginning to hurt
especially when I have to press the lower 3 buttons repeatedly. The
good things I found with this phone is that the speakers are nice and
loud, it allows me to connect to the internet wherever there is a cell
site signal which I could the link to my laptop via bluetooth allowing
me to surf anywhere (service provider dependent). I've had no issues
on connection to other phones (my country is full of Nokia phones and
conversations with these phones are just fine). I also like the copy
and paste function which allows me to copy an entire text message or
only certain parts of it, and paste it into another text message or
even into contac information.
Reviewed by kero from Malaysia on 16th Sep 2008
This phone is so nice. but one thing that i dont like about this phone
is, it became too slow when browsing my contact. Anybody can fixed that?
Reviewed by Yang from Malaysia on 27th Aug 2008
The weak of SE K630i is the battery cannot use too longer however me
put 4GB to listen song...but cannot to listen half also.... and it didn't
got flash (it is a BIG MISSTAKE). And it will delay when me search song
from music player....( VERY LAG )
Reviewed by dody wijaya from indonesia on 29th
yea me to, i've it for 3 days but the battrey only can use for one day,
does any one can solve the battrey plobem? please email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by howie from malaysia on 23rd Jul 2008
the battery very suck...charge for one to two day only
Reviewed by chris from indonesia on 23rd Jun 2008
hem...i've had it for bout 1 week now... quite nice, for the speed i
prefer my last 6120 classic. but...i think overall this cell is nice.
i just installed Dictionary, Bible, Ebuddy and World Clock softwares...very
nice i supposed... but the battery is sucks!! last for 1,5 days...not
Reviewed by brahmadi from indonesia on 13th Jun
Reviewed by Noel from New Zealand on 30th May
Great fone. Only trouble is when sending fofoes via txt, only a number
comes up on receiving fone
Reviewed by rudy from indonesia on 28th May 2008
I like it very much, simple sleek design. Sturdy feel & compact candy
bar type of handset. Although, perhaps anyone ever experience the trouble
of using this handset with a MAC? isync cannot recognize the handset.
I would really appreciate if anyone could help with additional plugin
for isync? email@example.com Thanking you in advance.
Reviewed by Elaine from England on 22nd May 2008
I have had this phone for about 2 months now and overall I would say
that it is good. It is easy to use with a nice keypad. I find the battery
life slightly inferior to my old Z610i. Also, the phone does freeze
sometimes when using it. This seems to be if you are trying to move
quickly from one application to another - it takes a couple of seconds
to keep up. I still prefer the Z610i!
Reviewed by cheeky girl from russia on 6th May
hallo, i like phoone, as it look pratty and easi to youse. But screen
frozedd, and so i don't like. But, i still like quite much. Tank u reading,
u cheeky monkey
Reviewed by charlotte r from england on 24th Apr
this phone is the best it rocks
Reviewed by Mels Huybers from The Netherlands on
29th Feb 2008
The layout of the bottons is nice and quit large and easy to read (also
for older people like me 50+). To bad there isn't a flash or a light
on it. And the thing I hate most is how easy it goes off when keeping
the phone in my pocket.
Reviewed by marta from indonesia on 27th Feb 2008
it's a great cellie, only one weakness i found...the battery wont last
more than 1,5 days if you're an active user.
Reviewed by rom from england on 20th Feb 2008
Reviewed by killbill from england on 11th Feb
rubbish the screen broke
Reviewed by Jazmin from England on 4th Feb 2008
This phone is wicked! It has so many fatures and is quite easy ti use.
I would definitley reccommend it to anyone reading this.
Reviewed by tom from england on 1st Feb 2008
the best phone everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Reviewed by joe from england on 29th Jan 2008
it is the best phone ever