Sony Ericsson K660i Review
In a nutshell: A lightweight 3G phone with a classic design
and a broad range of features, including a 2 megapixel camera, a music
player, an FM radio, and a memory card slot. The fiddly keypad isn't
the easiest to use however, and battery life isn't great either.
Review: May 2008. Updated January 2009.
Honestly this is just another clone phone from Sony Ericsson, who are
becoming rather lazy churning out nearly identical mid-range 3G phones.
Available in Wine & Black, Lime & White, Cyan & Black or
Silver & Black. Very similar in design and specification to the
K770i, and W660i,
this one loses points for having a naff keypad, poor battery life and
a mediocre camera.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K660i include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video recording & video calling
- Display: TFT LCD, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player with MegaBass
- 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 (up to 4
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, modem
- Internet: WAP, EDGE, HSDPA, web browser,
- Quadband GSM plus 3G (UMTS 2100)
- Size: 104.0 x 47.0 x 15.0 mm
- Weight: 95g
- Talktime: 4.5 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 330 hours
Sony Ericsson K660i User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by mandar bhide from india on 24th Dec
Reviewed by Andy from Wales on 11th Oct 2009
Not a bad little phone the k660i. The camera is a bit tricky to use
if you want to use zoom but produces a decent enough picture. The keypad
is not that great. After a few months of use the nav pad started playing
up followed by the disconnect key. The battery on my 5 year old motorola
lasted longer than the battery in the sony. Other than a rubbish key
pad and poor battery life the 660i is a nice little phone.
Reviewed by kates from UK on 27th Sep 2009
have this phone on an 18 month contract. only 8 months in. It constantly
freezes and battery runs out very quickly. However, the keyboard is
eay to use :)
Reviewed by jack from united kingdom on 21st Sep
terrible phone would not recomend to anyone i get a good deal (unlimeted
texts, 75 min) but the phones terrible im only 8 months through my contract
cant waith for the next ten months cause this phone is rubbish so dont
buy it no mater what the deal is
Reviewed by OLIVER from UNITED KINGDOM on 2nd
WHAT A LOAD OF JUNK WORTS PHONE IVE EVER HAD FREEZES
Reviewed by Katie from UK on 27th Aug 2009
I've had this phone for about 16 months now and am very much looking
forward to upgrading to a nokia e63. Although its good looking and has
survived alot (thorn bushes, puddles) is now starting to get very slow
and freezes ar least twice a day, which drains the battery. If you are
buying this phone only have it on a year contract!
Reviewed by R from UK on 24th Aug 2009
I have had this phone for about 15 months now and am looking forward
to upgrading to something else. It is an easy phone to use and I have
had no problems with paint peeling off, I've found the keypad ok and
it is still an attractive phone. However, over the past 6 months or
so it has become increasingly unreliable. It freezes up, the screen
goes black or it drops calls and the battery life has decreased significantly.
I am quite disappointed as I have always bought Sony Ericsson mobiles
and never had technical problems in the past. The mobile has been away
for repair once for the same problems but improvements didn't last long.
I am fed up of repeatedly taking out the battery and sim card and quite
often it doesn't start up again in any case... Very frustrating!
Reviewed by a from england on 16th Aug 2009
i LOVE my sony ericson phone, an am really sad about my contract coming
to an end, although my contract with three is rubbish, i dio love my
phone it has a great memory and is rerally pretty, its battery is quite
rubbish, especially now that mine is getting old, it is a really durable
phone, and has survived alot, without a scratch, i would recomend it
Reviewed by peter from england on 12th Aug 2009
excellent little phone. email and internet features are amazing for
a phone of this type, imap email especially is a massive bonus. nice
and small and easy to use as well as very cheaply available if you look
carefully. fair enough it will never set the world alight but if you
want a smart compact way to stay in touch this phone is the way forward
Reviewed by katy from england on 1st Aug 2009
i love this ik thk everybody should have it
Reviewed by humza from england on 26th Jul 2009
if ur gonna get this phone only use it for a year.cause after a year
it will start to get really slow and bug u of.not the best of phones.im
upgrading this for a w595 der sik phones i sugest get the w595 wicked
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 15th Jul 2009
Do not buy this phone!! Going on a 18th month contract with this phone
makes you depressed and is like dying a slow painfull death! The phone
is very very slow and laggy, it freezers every hour and the battery
has to be taken out! It never ever lets me make calls!! Yes thats right,
make calls. It always goes to emergency mode for some reason and will
let me call someone for about 30 seconds at the most before it drops
out and will hang up for no reason! The buttons are small and rubbish,
hard to text. Paint is comming off, battery cover has come off. The
video and camera are useless. Getting this phone is the worst choice
of my life and I do not wish this on anyone!!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
15th Jul 2009
Adam, if choosing a rubbish phone was the worst mistake of your life,
you're one lucky guy :)
Reviewed by Martin from UK on 14th Jul 2009
I've had this phone for just under a year on 3, and had SE's before
as the UI is good. No problems for 1st few months - then lockups been
repaired once already. It's ok when it works - which is not often now!
Lockups and dropped calls are increasing while battery life decreases.
This phone has fundamental design flaws and is not fit for purpose.
ITS THE MOST UNRELIABLE PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED in 15yrs.
Reviewed by Russell from UK on 14th Jul 2009
Good phone for the first 4 months, then screen goes blank, freezes and
you have to take the battery out to restart, doesnt keep charged. Annoying
and cant change as on contract! DONT BUY THIS PHONE
Reviewed by ... from ireland on 29th Jun 2009
do not buy this fone i have it since august of 2008 and every since
i bought it keeps going blank and saying incorrect sim.. i have to take
out the battery to turn it off. my volume wouldn work when i answered
it so i sent it away for repair and told them about the other problems
but when i got it back it was ok for about a month and started again.
it is a pretty fone at the start but scratchs easy and the paint is
coming off. worst buy..
Reviewed by Daddy says from UK on 25th Jun 2009
The software is very, very similar to a K800 and that got top reviews.
The only real difference is the slim body and lower quality camera as
the cost (and extra Skype support the K800 didn't have +mouse pointer
on the web). I can't see why this is rated lower here, as these are
the only real differences. [Editor's comment: Are you kidding? The phones
are very different. Look at the camera! Look at the keypad!] In fact
I copied my k800 themes over. On 3, this was 100% stable. Since moving
to Orange it did lock up a few times. It turns out the settings they
sent were to blame as they don't directly support a K660i and i got
K600i settings :-(. If you delete all these settings and send the k800i
ones from the FAQ section on their site (MMS and internet), it won't
freeze again. I just got one for my wife in a different colour. These
knock out around £60 now. I find it very good on signal strength. Often
people visit my house and can't get an Orange signal but I can (worst
being my Mum's Samsung). I wanted a longer life battery so got a third
party one and get about 10% more which is 2-3 days with a few hours
of calls and odd texting. I'd prefer longer and this is the only down
side. Using 2 batteries is the solution, leaving one in your bag for
backup if you are out and about. But 3 days is not that bad.
Reviewed by Sasha from United Kingdom on 21st
the phones key board is naff it takes ages to type a text message and
doesnt allow a lot of characters for one message. the phone just goes
blank then you have to switch it off and on again which is rather annoying.
i've had it for six months and have to put up with it because i have
an 18 month conract which i regret buying. i wouldn't reccomend this
Reviewed by Jasmine from UK on 12th Jun 2009
This phone is a joke. I'm now on my second handset waiting for it to
break again. I wouldn't wish this phone on anybody.
Reviewed by kayleigh from Ireland on 10th Jun
I think this phone is really cool. I have had it for about 6 months
now and i have not had any problems with it! I would Definatelly recommend
for all! And plus it is really pretty!1
Reviewed by vivian from uk on 26th May 2009
dont bu this phone...this phone vry bad...although it quite beaultiful..its
design vry pretty...but this phone are vry bad!! it everytime hang...hang...hang...also
cannot work properly...so bad...if i can choose again i will buy another
model...this phone juz beaultiful only...
Reviewed by Nicole from UK on 19th May 2009
Dont listen to any of the bad comments, this is really good phone. I've
had it for over a year now, the battery holds really well, and its simple
Reviewed by graham from uk on 17th May 2009
BAD BAD BAD worst phone ever made i'm now using it as a door wedge
Reviewed by Erick from United Kingdom on 17th
I bought this device a year ago and have found it a reliable and practical
device for mobile web. The 3 network K660 has several java applications
pre installed which might be useful for many wanting a good value browsing
mobile. This device is feature wise perhaps behind the times but for
anyone wanting a straightforward mobile with fast 3g this is ideal.
Reviewed by Jay from England on 15th May 2009
The k660i is BRILLIANT!!!!!! Do not take any notice of the bad comments.
I have had this phone for a year and i still love it. Its quality is
brilliant and the features are the best. I recommend you to buy it
Reviewed by J from England on 14th May 2009
Please noone ever EVER by this phone. It freezes the hang up key doesnt
work and doesnt hold charge. I know 4 other people with this phone and
they have also suffered the same problems. If you by this like i did
your mad ! I am warning you DONT by this phone !!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by redeye from uk on 7th May 2009
worst phone i've ever had
Reviewed by pete_c from england on 6th May 2009
Dont buy this phone. I'm with 3 and already had two replacements. Used
update service last week and phone still freezes!!! Signal drops and
battery life poor, two days at most and wont fully recharge! Also dust
is getting in and is visible behind the screen. I've gone back to my
K800, a much more reliable phone!
Reviewed by Sadiya from england on 28th Apr 2009
One of the nastiest phones that ive ever had! It switches off randomly,
screen freezes for no good reason and buttons are stiff and fall out!
Its stopped working because of water damage im so happy!!!!
Reviewed by randomer from uk on 24th Apr 2009
this phone is ok. the paint on the phone starts waring away after a
while though. the buttons also fell off my phones and it freezes and
turns it self off alot. it has been for repair twice now and going for
a third shortly. i wouldnt recommend this phone !
Reviewed by Someone from Somewhere on 22nd Apr
This phone is brilliant, don't listen to the review above, the battery
life is actually quite good, and as for the camera, it is pretty good,
despite the lack of autofocus or a flash it produces OK little pictures.
I upgraded to this from a K800i and I am very pleased. P.S Kate, try
updating the software on it to make it stop freezing.
Reviewed by Kate from UK on 14th Apr 2009
Its a good phone to start with, looks nice too but after a while i got
bored of it and it keeps freezing. I have about 50 songs on it and about
100 pictures and it still isnt slow, just stops working all the time.
Its ok but i wouldnt recommend it if you are looking for a reliable
Reviewed by ABBAS AHMAD from PAKISHTAN on 12th
GOOD PHONE ITS MORE THAN A PHONE
Reviewed by JOE from uk on 5th Apr 2009
i got this phone last september, well i gues its ok, apart from the
camera and mine is so slow because ive got what 20 songs on it i could
eat a roast dinner in the time it takes to load up. so I don't recomend
this phone ohh and it looks like and feels like a brick
Reviewed by Jennifer from UK on 4th Apr 2009
I had a number of problems with my previous phone freezing all the time
and needing numerous software upgrades. When I went to the shop and
all I asked for was a reliable phone - I didn't care how many pixels
the camera had or what the game features were like, I just wanted to
be able to make calls and send texts. I was assured by the sales assistant
that because the K660i was a pretty simple phone (not particularly impressive
camera or music function) it would work fine. The phone has been a complete
and utter let down. It freezes constantly requiring me to remove and
reinsert the battery to be able to turn the phone on again, it turns
off for no reason, needs charging most days (even though the one thing
it was supposed to do well was have a long battery life), it switches
to Emergency calls only frequently, again requiring it to be turned
off and on. The small keys aren't a problem as I saw the size of the
phone before I bought it, however the fact that not a day passe s without
something going wrong with it is a problem. I would advise anyone thinking
about buying this phone to consider it carefully. It's incredibly frustrating.
Reviewed by Jade from England on 28th Mar 2009
I got this phone April last year on 3, and all in all I've found it
a really poor phone. The camera isn't the best, the battery life just
doesn't last and I'm finding myself charging it sometimes around twice
a day, it freezes ALL the time and deletes my stuff. The speakers are
alright but I really really regret getting this phone. I've sent it
into repair twice and nothing has been resolved. My opinion, don't buy
Reviewed by abby from england on 22nd Mar 2009
really nice phone, stylish looking im really happy with it, i got the
cyan on black and its all good so far shuould all buy one!!
Reviewed by Ash from England on 19th Mar 2009
this phone is quite good, it does bore me a little after a while though,
the camera is okay, music is fair good. it is a good phone, amazin internet
connection. i have it on 3. however it freezes, crashes, and switches
itself a lot. not sure why, i have taken it to 3 and they said its a
technicall hitch, but i think its something with sony ericssons because
my brothers did the same too and he had c902. but it is an okay phone,
good for kids.
Reviewed by nicola from ireland on 17th Feb 2009
rubbish fone it frezzes da hole time....do NOT buy dis fone u will recrete
Reviewed by George from UK on 4th Feb 2009
Great phone to start with, however, having it had it for going on a
year now, it freezes quite often, which at first was a niggle, now just
plain annoying. I have it on 3 but will be glad for my upgrade to come
in a few months time. Good points are a super internet connection and
a lot of very useful features. Not as bad a phone as two stars would
suggest, but a hefty feature count a great phone doesn't make.
Reviewed by Louise from Denmark on 31st Jan 2009
Fantastic phone! Now i have a VERY bad habit of dropping my phones (no
i am not very proud of it) but this phone can actually handle quite
alot! The only reason I am changing is because it has startet to go
funny from all the bumps. But otherwise it is a fantastic phone, good
quality sound (both through the speakers and through the headset), really
easy to use and it looks really good. Well spent money!! (just keep
it in a safe place where it dose not fall to often)
Reviewed by Mithun M.H from India on 19th Jan
Wow Wow nice mobile i kept on thinking about the keypad,battery,camera
how its going to work...but after using it for one month i think this
is the best phone for Internet and all rounder its good,i mean to say
that it provides all features that a mobile should have nice camera
can get really good quality of photos in bright sunshine. keypads are
OK battery back up is not so good.earphones is really good as usual
Sony sound quality is super.The earphone (default one is ok)you can
always upgrade. over all nice mobile 10/10
Reviewed by Erick from Australia on 19th Jan 2009
The SE K669i is a all rounder phone it has high speed in the enternet
good speckers good design the only thing about it is the battery life
you might need back up batteries but other than that i recamonded this
phone i think i got mine in green and white
Reviewed by charlie from uk on 15th Jan 2009
Got this k660i from 3 network today. It's alright and am getting used
to it. It's one intelligent and a lot featured phone which is nice.
Only problem as of the moment is the pre-installed games where you are
allowed to play once then a "rent/buy" option is always popping up.
No option to delete it as well which is really annoying. Apart from
that, all is good.
Reviewed by seppy from bedford k42 on 13th Jan
just got this phone and i think itz brilliant in
Reviewed by babe from uk on 10th Jan 2009
Brought this for my other half he had it two day's and the screen light
brokedown so couldnt see anything at all ..... had to be sent back ,
and had confirmation that it was unrepairable !! was gutted to say the
least as this was a pressie on his return from serving overseas for
6 mnths ! could have happened to any phone , just one of those things
Reviewed by Laura from England on 6th Jan 2009
This phone is brilliant! It is easy to use and it comes with so many
features! Amazing! Truely Amazing! No Doubt about it!I think the people
who complain just don't no really what their on about. This is a marvellous,
must have phone. My advice to the complainers, try not to break it next
time or trade it in for a zimmer frame or maybe go back to school as
your obviously too old or stupid to work it!
Reviewed by david from uk on 5th Jan 2009
one of the best phones i have owned and very good value for money,enjoy
the fast internet speeds and also using it as a modem,sound is good
especially with bluetooth headphones,it does shut itself down sometimes
which is a pain,texting is easy and its very load and clear.also the
camera is good and so is battery life
Reviewed by Abby from Wiltshire on 2nd Jan 2009
Rubbish phone, complete and utter rubbish. In the end, i scrapped it
and went for a Blackberry Bold, which is much better. The buttons on
the Sony fell off completly in the end, it froze so much it wouldn't
stop freezing, so once every 10 minutes in the end it froze, and even
the insurance couldn't fix it! The camera didn't want to open, ever,
and the music is fluffed up, but maybe that was the insurance's fault,
as it was fine before I sent it to them? Cyan on Black are gorgeous
colours together, shame it's a cruddy phone.
Reviewed by Daniel from Ecuador on 26th Dec 2008
Is a good phone, It's fast, for music it works very well, but yes, the
camera is mediocre. The design is good, it's small and light, I love
the naff keypad.
Reviewed by Mahwish from Pakistan on 24th Dec
yep i liked it very much....its function are great Alhamdullllah...its
easy to use and had a variety of options..one should really buy it...!
Reviewed by doris from united kingdom on 15th
i like it very much...............i really lyk the colour ad style.
Reviewed by Holly from UK on 6th Dec 2008
I recently got the cyan on black version. I am happy with how it looks,
and have not found the keypad fiddly, maybe because I am a girl with
smaller fingers! I have also heard the cyan on black described as more
of a boys phone, I don't think so at all. I love blue which is why I
picked this one, however I think the lime on white one looks cool too.
I have to say the earphones are a bit ugly and I am not going to use
them. I previously had sony ericsson phone, a slightly more expensie
one which cost £134.99. I became fed up with how it looked but functionally
it was better. The K660i is a much simpler design which is why it is
cheaper- however I have seen it overpriced at £140 in some Christmas
catalogues. The battery runs out on mine very quick, and takes longer
to charge up. It doesn't have some of the features my old phone had
such as a light, which I found useful. Like I say it is a simple design.
Reviewed by Jim from United kingdom on 5th Dec
It is better than 3 star
Reviewed by Russ from UK on 16th Nov 2008
im on 3 network had singal problems with W880I this is superior in every
way, no singal drop outs this is a basic SE cheapy phone that is so
much better than the W880I that i had to pay to own !! you can do any
better in my book for a freebie phone
Reviewed by fluidskinn from Philippines on 15th
well, one thing's for sure; this phone is not for idiots. TO SOLVE RESTARTS:
there's a very very helpful site called SOny Ericsson.com that lets
you download another software called Update Service for free. What it
does is (when downloaded) is update the firmware of your phone with
the latest firmware version, where majority of the bugs like restarts
are already taken care of. It says on the Sony Ericsson site (as in
clearly stated) that if you experience restarts, the best thing to do
(and should be the first) is to update your firmware. Unfortunately
and funny enough, majority of users don't know that, because even though
they can access the Internet, they don't know how to use it properly
and maximize the millions of information scattered all over it. THIS
PHONE is underestimated. Period. It's not meant for insatiable consumers,
but for users who have lots of common sense and knows want they want
from a phone and chooses wisely.
Reviewed by choy from philippines on 11th Nov
for me, i am happy with it.. i dont mind the camera because i dont use
it frequently, but 2 mp is not bad at all... its still very clearly
specially when outside.... love the mp3 but its no that loud, better
with a headset but still not that loud but music quality is great, love
the style as well as it looks so expensive and features are high tech
for me specially browsing music and photos... batery, is just fine ,
just having a hard time beacause u have to maintain to clean it as it
was a glossy phone but its alright i love cleaning my things because
it reflects me...sms is also great, not like other phones that u have
to browse and look for ur friends or important text messages, because
for example if ur friends texted u a lot of times, they have their folders,
all there text messages will be in one file only not being scattered
all over ur inbox so u will not have a hard time to look for the sms
that u nid to read again.. over all, i love this phone and so far im
contented with it... i still cant use the internet because my network
still dont have the settings for this phone but its ok, i can wait...
keypad is not hard to use, actually people who is just stupid to type
or maybe SLOW to type are those who hate it... for me, its very accesible....
no problem with it.. cheers
Reviewed by Ryan from England on 9th Nov 2008
This is a great little phone. It has a great feel to it and is fairly
simple to use. The earphones are of an amazing quality and it gives
out good bass. The camera, which is not so good, is fine for people
that occasionally use it, or never use it. All around great phone. Worth
Reviewed by Erick from Israel on 8th Nov 2008
This phone is a big disappointment. Took it 3 months and it began cracking
up. I advice you not to buy this cell-phone.
Reviewed by Richard from England on 4th Nov 2008
I have had this phone for 3 months and have gave up now. I use to have
the W850i which was a brill phone and so that's why I stuck with Sony
Ericsson. But lets go back to this phone, the key pad is one thing where
any time I want to scroll down I always press the 2 on the key pad,
the music player keeps pausing, the reception for some reason is veer
bad compared to my other phone (haven't changed network) and my phone
keeps turning off the alarms that I have set and keeps changing the
time on the clock (woke me up at 4am instead of 7am and I take some
tablets at 9am and 9pm and had turned of the reminder alarm VERY POOR)
Reviewed by annoyedreader from england on 2nd
thinks that those who doesn't like this phone should just sell it and
get a new one. :) I mean, why complain and put up with it when you can
just go back or search the internet THOROUGHLY for the perfect phone
for you? That's why there're reviews like this, so that if you're so
picky with phones you won't be criticizing phone models that prolly
weren't meant for you in the first place? :) @we the keypad didn't deceive
you. it's been round even before you bought it. you prolly have big
fingers, so it hurts. you should've had enough sense to realize that
the round buttons won't be too convenient for you before you paid for
it. get a phone with giant keypad!! @collin yeah, not the phone's fault.
the specifications for this phone is shown in detail in the sony ericsson
site. you should've read that. Blimey, sales clerks aren't all techy
people, so they prolly don't know much about a phone's features. if
you want a super phone, go get yourself a more expensive one! dunno
bout you guys, but I think the faulty phones usually fall in the hands
of users who don't know the first thing there is to know about proper
use and maintenance.
Reviewed by Erick from U.K. on 1st Nov 2008
This is one of the most underestimated devices in SE's range. This device
offers a very generous array of features and very advanced technology
offering equal or greater functionality compared to very expensive windows
mobile smartphones. If you do not require an advanced camera module
or a customisable operating system in a mobile device the K660i is one
of the best choices on the market. Strongly recommended.
Reviewed by we from UK on 27th Oct 2008
This phone is just a pain all over, believe me. i had it for just two
months and now i have a sore fingers even though i dont send text message.
The naff keypad is a just an alter pain if you are a heavy texter among
other problems numerous to count. Please avoid the pain!
Reviewed by Collin from England on 22nd Oct 2008
I am very dissapointed with the k660i when i purchased it i was told
that it was an internet phone and that it would be able to download
flash players and the likes so you cant view a lot of content. In a
nutshell its a waste of time
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
22nd Oct 2008
Collin, this isn't the phone's fault. It sounds like you were mis-sold
it by a dodgy salesman. Use our site to find your next phone ;)
Reviewed by liquidskinn from philippines on 20th
hmm.. looks like lots of either bad units sold or .. **** users. anyway,
I've had mine for almost two months now, and I haven't experienced any
of those problems. The camera really is mediocre, but, didn't say it's
meant to be a camwhore's best pal right? What I love most about it is
the design. Yeah, I don't have problems with the round keypad. I find
it easy to use and type with; texting is a breeze. Another is the interface
itself. The three softkey is kinda confusing at first but, it'll take
you only a few days or hours to get used to it. The media player is
brilliant. It's Walkman 3.0 with Megabass, although it's not actually
a Walkman phone. You can fast forward and rewind and the media center's
interface is awesome. PSP-style menu browsing. As for the browser, I
havent really tested it yet, coz 3G signal and HSDPA is rubbish here
in the Philippines. BUt during those times that the connection isn't
poor, it's really fast. Almost like broadband. Overall, since I'm a
music lover, who loves real neat and elegant designs, I love this phone
very much. The media player and the fast browsing speed (HSDPA) is more
than enough to make me really take good care of this phone. But of course,
if you're more into photos and don't give a damn about music and mobile
browsing, this isn't a good choice. For battery problems, I think you
can tweak settings like not having a screensaver, or adjusting the brightness
or power save (Bluetooth) to help with the battery life problem. For
restarts, try updating the phone's firmware through Sony Ericsson's
Update Service, which is free for download from their website. I bought
my phone on sept 2008, and there's already an available software upgrade.
You should try that first. It'll probably fix the restart issues.
Reviewed by Natalie from England on 12th Oct 2008
A VERY NICE PHONE! YES THE BATTERY LIFE ISNT THAT GOOD BUT ALL I DID
WAS CHANGED THE SCREEN BRIGNESS AND IT ASTS LOADS LONGER! PLUS THE SCREEN
IS STILL BRIGHT ENOUGH FOR ME. AMAZING PHONE...BUY IT! YOU WONT BE SORRY!!!
Reviewed by Meghan T from Ireland on 9th Oct 2008
Upgraded 3 months ago from a K750i to this phone. loved my last phone
with a passion, it was brilliant, but this phone is a big disappointment.
It is so slow and just keeps freezing on me the whole time!! the battery
is also very poor and you would be lucky to get a full day out of it...
Reviewed by Tiny d from London on 5th Oct 2008
It is a very good phone i love it the camera is good the video as well
the volume on this phone is quality much better than the w810 although
that phone was good anyway i love the way you can change the phone to
landscape it is much better than the walkman range well done sony ericsson
Reviewed by RyaN from Malaysia on 3rd Oct 2008
Ive bought this phone 3 months ago,and starting from last month,ive
been having these problem as my camera would not open,there are times
it open...in desperate moments..it wont open,im having the lime white,and
if u notice wisely,im not sure bout others,the phone ring aove the camera
changes colour..i once had in dark green in colour,but when my camera
could not be open,it turns light green.If any1 tht knws the problem
of my phone n could help me,plz leave a comment plz,DESAPERATE~~besides
thAT,i love this phone
Reviewed by sally from england on 1st Oct 2008
Im having similar problems as Abby from wiltshire, buttons falling off
and freezing on me,ive got 2 of these phones and the same problems on
both, give me a nokia again any day, not impressed with sony ericsson
Reviewed by Abby from Wiltshire on 29th Sep 2008
Me again.. Got this on second of june as i said, dated 15th Aug 2008,
and now it has broken. the buttons on the Cyan have come loose, the
phone turns off at least once every hour and it keeps freezing on me,
especially when i try to do something simple like go into my inbox [there's
hardly anything in there..]. Don't get this phone if you don't want
to be dissapointed.. only 3 months in and it's broken. Worst sony ever
Reviewed by lyn from uk on 15th Sep 2008
the only complaint I have with this phone is the battery life it is
rubbish needed to buy spare battery for emergency use that is after
the battery was replaced under warranty
Reviewed by Laura from Jersey on 28th Aug 2008
I brought this phone last week and recenlty i've found that when i call
people or people call me the sound is really quiet even though the volume
is turned right is anyone else having this problem?
Reviewed by Abby from Wiltshire on 15th Aug 2008
Got this phone at the beginning of June after coming off a Geography
trip [was in year 10] and I got it on Cyan on Black. Fell in love with
it as soon as I got it, shame it's only on contact really.. Love the
phone, easy to use after having a Sony before [W810i] and I would recommend
this phone to anyone. Only problem is mine sometimes turns off.. Any
Reviewed by Ninnie from UK on 31st Jul 2008
I only got this phone yesterday and can only seem to find a few symbols,
?!; etc, does anyone know where the £& etc are hiding? Other than that,
I like it! Thanks
Reviewed by Katie from uk on 28th Jul 2008
I have had it for about 3 months now, upgraded from the sony ericsson
k610i and love it, even though the cameras not great the phone is good
for the money. I also love the colour got it in lime and white :)
Reviewed by Lauren McLeish from England on 20th
I think this phone is very good. It does what it says on the tin basicaly.
Reviewed by Katy from UK on 18th Jul 2008
This phones brill! The Internet is really fast and it is really easy
to text. Also, I don't find the buttons fiddly as others are saying.
I find them okay to use. The only thing that lets the phone down is
the battery life, because if your on the internet and playing music
all the time the battery runs out without even lasting a day...even
if its fully charged before, this is why I give the phone 4 stars and
not 5. I do recommend this phone though, but buy it from the 3 network
and not t-mobile. (In T-Mobile is is £180 and in 3 it is £109 - This
is only in the Uk though)
Reviewed by Nessie from USA on 17th Jul 2008
So although I live in the US, I spend my summers in Europe. And let
me tell you one thing I can't get over is how much cooler my friends'
phones in Europe look. The US cell phone market is rather plain, if
you ask me. No outstanding designs or revolutionary ideas. A phone's
aesthetic design is really important for me. Then of course comes the
features. This one caught my eye as I was browsing cell phones online.
I ordered it the next week, and I am super satisfied. I love its design
& colours (I ordered the white) as well as the features. The camera's
alright, typical cell phone camera. Although if you're looking for serious
quality you might as well invest in a stand alone. I see that many people
complain about the small sized keyboard, but I prefer it. Battery life
is good. Great for the younger generation- texting, cam, music. Overall,
Reviewed by Ed from uk on 6th Jul 2008
this is an amazing phone BUT - i dunno if its just me or does this phone
have a shocking battery life? I have been using it quite intensively
including the internet a lot on 3g, and the battery doesnt even take
me through the day?! anyone else had the same problem?
Reviewed by syeda from UK on 2nd Jul 2008
Damm Slow Phone
Reviewed by becca from Malaysia on 24th Jun 2008
This is a cool n stylish phone..Love it.. A great and convenient phone..
the internet is faster.. I will recomend it... everyone should own one
of this phone.. The texting are not any problem at all.. It's very convenient
and lighter than the other phones..
Reviewed by arsim from kosova on 24th Jun 2008
i am arsim haziri but my family call me arso but your phone i see was
a veri nice my enyoj to had a new phone this it
Reviewed by Lotta from Swe on 22nd Jun 2008
I love this phone. There is nothing wrong with it and it is very reliable,
plus its quite small so it will fit into any handbag! A big plus for
the loud speakers!
Reviewed by harlane from uk on 16th Jun 2008
Had 2 nokia 6500 slide and both were no good. Changed for this one,
good choice. NOTHING TO FAULT. Cracking little phone.....very reliable.
Forget these people who give -ve comments. Buy it.
Reviewed by beth from great britain on 14th Jun
this phone is awesome. i really want it :D my phone ( nokia n95 ) is
good, but there is so much stuff i cant really use, considering i'm
not a 30 year old buisness man i don't really think it's the phone for
me. However it's got a great camera, lots of memory, internet and really
Reviewed by guy desmidt from australia on 9th
its great not
Reviewed by Rudy from London on 3rd Jun 2008
Ok, so the keyboard isnt the easiest thing to use to start off with,
but you adapt to it after a few days. The camera is amazing for 2 megapixels!
This phone is a replacement for my disatrous Nokia 6288, and the camera
on the k660i is MUCH better than that of the 6288. TrackID is brilliant!
Google Earth is brilliant! The pre-installed games are brilliant! The
user interface is brilliant! (when you scroll through pictures, they
move like they do on the iphone, sliding away and slowing down) The
camera is brilliant! Remote Control is brilliant! MSN is brilliant!
Skype is brilliant! It even looks brilliant on the outside with it's
chrome rim going around. Such a choice of colours too! (i went with
white and lime) One small problem compared to other phones it that there's
no light for the camera. but i think the night mode makes up for that..
it can make 23:00 look like 13:00! all this for £109. i know no other
device that has all the things i mentioned bar the iphone. buy it. (i
havent said anything about the internet as i havent used it yet) With
my psp for gaming, my ipod for music, this phone is the medium in the
3 types of technology i can get my hands on! it makes up for everything
those other two cant do.
Reviewed by Bruce from Scotland on 26th May 2008
This phone is really good. It has fast internet speeds, and excellent
quality of pictures for a 2mp.Many people complain about the small keypad.
Personally, I found texting no roblem what so ever! When I went into
3 to buy the phone i originaly intended on buying the lime and white
version. My dad convinced me to get the wine on Black instead. What
a mistake. The wine comes out really pink and it loolk like a girls
phone (I'm a boy). If you are male, go for the silver and black or Cyan
on Black. Female could get any! Just wish it didn't look as feminine
as it does. Good phone.
Reviewed by Omar from Australia on 19th May 2008
The phone is unbelievably good for its price. Has great features, fast
internet speeds, great pics for a 2 m.p camera and is an all round beauty.
Would recommend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 9th May 2008
I've just received this phone today and from my initial impression,
the design seems to be of outstanding quality - it has a a very sophisticated
and elegant feel to it. In terms of the choice of colour, I was a bit
confused as to which colour I should get - the options I had were either
'lime on white' or 'wine red on black' - I was after something a bit
sophisticated yet unique and different to the standard 'black' colour
phones. After careful consideration and taking a consensus from friends
and family, I decided to go ahead with the 'wine red on black' and I
have to say, it seems as though I made the right choice. It suits both
men and women, as the colour scheme is neutral. The 'lime on white'
is not a bad choice, although I would describe it as a bit feminine
since it has lime green around the edges of the phone whereas the wine
red on black version has a silver chrome around the edges of the phone.
I would therefore recommend the 'wine red on black' for men although
the 'lime green on white' isn't an extremely feminine choice and is
recommended for people who like to be bold and are not afraid to be
different and unique to the norm! In terms of features, it has beautiful
themes and a sophisticated music player, although the headset which
comes in the package isn't really that good - upgrade your headset to
the HPM-70 or HPM-82 and you will find that the sound quality is drastically
improved. The camera is only 2 MP, and for me - this is a decline in
quality since I am upgrading from the K800i which was a cybershot phone
boasting a 3.2 MP resolution. The camera quality would be best described
as reasonable - nothing too outstanding but bearable. The internet is
a pleasure to use on this phone and it is pleasing to see that the browser
has been improved with the addition of a pointer and the ability to
scroll across and down and make the appropriate selection. The only
downside that I have with this phone is that it makes, what appears
to be, a 'squeaky' noise when using the keys along the wine red panel
- this may just be a slight anomaly, or the fact that the keys are new.
It's not too annoying, but due to this I am awarding this phone 4/5
for what would otherwise be a 5/5 phone. Overall, I would say that this
is an excellent addition to the SE range of phones. This product is
targeted at a wide consumer range - it is a phone that is well balanced
in terms of features but does the basics very well. Well done SE :-)
Reviewed by robob southworth from ENGLAND on 9th
WHEN I RECIEVED THIS PHONE I WAS ALREADY AMAZED ITS JUST RIGHT WEIGHT
AND IS SO GOOD LOOKING NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE MENU IS WELL SET OUT AND
IS WELL DESIGNED THE PHONE HAS AN EXCELLENT KEY PAD AND I JUST HAVE
TO SAY PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS PHONE PLEASE GO AND GET THE OVER HYPED
CYBERSHOTS OR SOMETHING AS FOR ME THIS PHONE MAKES ME FEEL UNIQUE AND
IS OFFF AMAZING QUALITY I'D LIKE TO KEEP IT THAT WAY ITS SMART LOOKING
ONLY DOWNFALL AS MY CONTRACT DIDNT LET ME CHOOSE THE COLOUR SO I GOT
THE WHITE AND GREEN ONE ALTHOUGH SMART I PREFER THE ONE YOU SEE AT THE
TOP OF THE PAGE!
Reviewed by Richelle from France on 5th May 2008
I got this telephone 2 day ago. it is very good. i like it. internet
is excellent. camera is good. screen has a good quality. key pads are
easy. i got petit fingers. get this phone. tres bien!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by shannon from england on 2nd May 2008
i got this phone a week ago brilliant stuff the camera is gd and clear
for a 2.o mp internet is fast i can get on it anywhere has msn built
in so its a fablous phone and i would recomend it
Reviewed by michaela from england on 1st May 2008
Got the phone a week ago really good phone sop easy to use and wicked
sofeware. the keypad is easy to use, ajnd the camera is cool beans!!!!
Reviewed by blake from dublin on 28th Apr 2008
I bought this phone because my samsung e900 was broken I gave this phone
a go but soon found out that I could hardly send a text with the tincy
keypad, also it wasnt working for about 45 minutes so I went to check
it which costed £25 and they said the phone normally does that, it was
a complete and utter dissapointment, I would rather go back to a faulty
phone than to use this piece of rubbish!!!! I would certainly NOT reccommend
it it would be a waste!!!
Reviewed by ashlee from UK on 21st Apr 2008
Great phone, even better once you give it a software upgrade. The keypad
is not difficult to use ar some make out. This phone is stylish and
feels alot ones expensive than it actually is. Camera is ok at 2mp.
It has bluetooth 2.0 and is AD2P enabled-compatible with playing music
through my bluetooth headphones.. Great for java applications and especially
opera. Ok battery life. This is great on the 3 network and comes with
msn built in and also has google maps built in and you can pin-point
your location. This is A cool phone and i have no problem texting. I
own a K850i too and this is easier to use. Anyone else that says this
is rubbish are liars or have a non UK model.. I would buy this phone
again. Thanks se!
Reviewed by Matt from Australia on 8th Apr 2008
Loving the phone, just gotta find a nice vibrating theme The keypad
takes 1/2 day to get used to, not for the fat fingered though
Reviewed by jagf.net from Sweden on 30th Mar 2008
This phone is the best I ever seen! Much functions, Fast internet! Sure,
the keys are a bit small, but would you rather have keys like bricks?
Reviewed by lily from u.k on 3rd Feb 2008
this phone is practical for an o.a.p but not for us moden world guys.
The Keypad is hare to get your fingers in the right place it may be
cheap but it is certainly not worth wasting your money on the hidious
Reviewed by Craig from UK on 30th Jan 2008
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After briefly using this phone last week, i'm not impressed at all.
The keypad is VERY difficult to use, but still not as difficult as the
SE k550i(this phone must have been some sort of revenge by SE on their
customers). The battery compartment creaks, and just as I was about
to send a text the phone crashed. It looks like yet another Sony Ericsson
rehash. It is also known to be buggy.Way to go, Sony Ericsson....yet