Sony Ericsson K770i Review
In a nutshell: An excellent camera phone, the K770i is an updated
and slimmed-down version of the classic K800i camera phone. Its camera
is 3.2 megapixels with autofocus and digital zoom, but it uses a standard
LED instead of the superior xenon flash fitted on the K800i. With video
calling, a music player, Bluetooth, expandable memory and a high quality
LCD display, the K770i is a good all-round package with a relatively
slim and lightweight form.
Review: November 2007. Last updated July 2009.
The K770i is a rehashed version of the K800i.
The K800i was one of the best camera phones ever, and the K770i has
most but not all of the features that made the K800i so good. The K770i
has a new look, with the annoying joystick of the K800i replaced by
a 5-way navigation key, and it's a little slimmer and lighter than the
old K800i. However, the K770i is missing a few features that the K800i
had: a xenon flash on the camera (the K770i has a weaker LED flash);
and the internal memory of the K770i is 16 Mbytes compared with 64 Mbytes
in the K800i.
Available in Truffle Brown (pictured), Pink, Sandy Beige or Ultra Violet
(purple), it's worth considering as a slimline alternative to the K800i,
but on balance we still prefer the good old K800i.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K770i include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and 3.2x digital zoom
- Video camera with video light
- 3G video calling
- Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- MP3 player
- MP3/AAC ringtones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
- 3D Java games
- Animated wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Internet: Web browser, RSS feeds
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Memory: 16 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro (M2) support (up to 2
- Vibration alert
- Flight mode
- Triband (GSM 900/1800/1900) plus 3G (UMTS 2100)
- Size: 105 x 47 x 14.5 mm
- Weight: 95g
Sony Ericsson K770i User Reviews
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Average rating from 104 reviews:
Reviewed by Arun from India on 19th Aug 2012
Mega useing k770i mobail is very good
Reviewed by Lisa from England on 14th Mar 2012
I got my K770i in April, either 3 or 4 years ago. I use it-surprise
surprise- as a phone and even after all this time, I only have to charge
it once a week. Unless my sister phones me on it. She chats forever
... in which case I have to charge it after 3 days. I can surf the net
on my phone or connect the phone to my netbook and use it as a modem.
I use the voice recorder as a dictaphone at meetings. I sync the phone
calendar to Microsoft Office on my PC. I have thought about getting
a more up to date phone but I am not interested in Android or apps and
it seems like there is no normal phone out there as good as this one.
So, I bought a second one off Ebay ready for when this one eventually
breaks! I LOVE MY PHONE!!
Reviewed by Adongo Stephen from Ghana on 22nd
My phone gives me everything.
Reviewed by buruwa from srilanka on 16th Dec 2011
awsome mobile 4n. I realy lurv it.
Reviewed by Nj from Philippines-England on 25th
dis phone is well cool. da memory is big. da camera is good and there
is msn 2. get the phone no matta wat
Reviewed by yasmine from egypt on 23rd Aug 2008
i think k7701 is wonderful mobile it miss some small features but it's
Reviewed by Asquith. from Switzerland. on 22nd
Oh the mobiles. Sweet and tasty. I enjoy long time. Keep it in my handbag.
All my girls scream. Do they make it in pink? Goes with make up and
Reviewed by jp from ireland on 20th Aug 2008
yeah i use my k770i alot and the battery only lasts just about a day..battery
is poor i agree.i have the phone 3 months and the 2 back lights stay
on when the front display comes on and when i turn the phone off they
stay on and now recently i found the camera wont work..it keeps sayin
to open the slidy bit and i do but nutin happens...the 2 top right little
catchers for the slide is broken..!dno how and i never play with it...its
the 2 little buttons on the top right of corner of the phone inside
the case..quality phone the price here in ireland is ¤180 and i should
be getting the best out of a phone...but no, bad battery and is a bit
delicate..but i cant live without it and i love the way the phone is
designed!and its in the shop now gettin fixd and im usin a w800i now
and its a good phone but id still prefer my k770i!
Reviewed by Akinlolu from Nigeria on 18th Aug
I got this k770i for my birthday on 15th of August, just about three
days ago, this is my first time of using Sony Ericsson phones and am
regretting it now. the battery life is very poor, even my Motorola v3
battery is far better than this. i am looking for buyer for it. please
Reviewed by bb from kj on 14th Aug 2008
gr8 phone...???!!! just got the purple one and it is AWESOME...???!!!
Reviewed by derek from shropshire on 12th Aug
Excellent phone all good especially the light very useful only problem
there is no zoom on the camera it wont work on any setting! does any1
else hav this problem?
Reviewed by sara from england on 1st Aug 2008
i have this phone and LOVE it! the only snags, for me, are the sound
recorder isnt loud enough and always starts with a "beep" and i rather
it be a slide style
Reviewed by Kof from England on 31st Jul 2008
Just writing to tell you that I have used this phone to take pics from
the London Motor show and was pleasntly surprised with the results.
The camera is very good as long as you hold it steady BUT my only dissappointment
is that the silver finish used on the keypad is rapidly peeling off
considering its not even a yr old. This makes the phone look very cheap
and tacky, so be prepared.
Reviewed by q bass from england on 27th Jul 2008
I think the phone is good, but like in the main review, it has been
been stripped down from the K800i, but it still has a decent camera.
My problem is with the screen it does seem abit darker even with all
the brightness settings up, and the speaker is a bit tinnier than the
k800i even though that speaker wasnt the best at times and i know cause
it is slim but if you look at the g600 sound from the speakers is better.
Overall its a good phone and good style on the handset but dont expect
an upgrade on the k800i but a nice compromise to it
Reviewed by SLY from canada on 25th Jul 2008
I just got this phone i have the ultra violet. It's fun, amazing the
camera is awesome. Holds a lot of songs the only problem that i have
had so far is that the reception is bad for me i had a my other phone
a nokia had amazing reception but this one i can't seem to get my txt
and i get cut out a lot so yeah other then that it amazing and looks
Reviewed by andy from netherlands on 20th Jul
Love this phone it's been really great, excellent pictures, real easy
to use, excellent joystick, comes in purple, makes friends jelious except....
- cannot work out the flash or digital zoom in Camera mode. Can only
use zoom is video mode - Headphones started playing up ater 1 week (connection
on the phone to cable the problem) - The light or Lamp is totally un-useable
unless you are looking for your keys down a hole. Do not use it to take
photos. (ie. camera useless for night/club/bar shots) - poor documentation
in general, you have to learn yourself more than read about it. Posibly
the best way. - had to upgrade the memory to 4GB instantly as 256MB
is not really enough. - Music player interface and controlls do not
work well with Podcasts as you can only search by the minuet, not the
Reviewed by Jack from England on 13th Jul 2008
I got this phone today and its flippin amazing. Cameras brilliant, music
players excellent, good quality sound. Feels light, but well made in
your hand. Definatly worth buying people!
Reviewed by mary jane from ireland on 12th Jul
i love it i got it yesterday and it iz so cool holds lotza songs and
the camera is amazing the best phone i have had so far! it is also great
if you are into takin photos as it has an amazin 3 megapixel camera
an i also love the mp3 player!
Reviewed by megan from england on 11th Jul 2008
i havent got the phone but my friend has and it is amasing man! if you
want a phone that can do anything or has everything this is your dream
Reviewed by David from UK on 10th Jul 2008
Had it for.....8 months now and Love this phone.I am in the building
trade and have lost count of the phones I have owned...some for just
a few days!!!!. However armed with a little leather case this bad boy
has been magic...am sometimes jealous of some of the slightly more wowish
factors of some of the new nokias, but as mobiles go this little chap
has impressed me thus far!!
Reviewed by Iain from UK on 7th Jul 2008
Unfortunatley there is no options for no stars, so it got 1. The speaker
can be crackly. I use mine on pay as you go, with all phones when you
spend money you receive a service message telling you the updated balance,
however with the k770i if there is a service message on the screen it
won't signal for any messages received. This is no good if your texting
a friend. As mentioned below the phone scratches easily, however no
one mentions that the screen is not protected, so scratches on the screen
cannot be fixed by replacing the covers, I cannot read me screen in
daylight. mine has since stopped working, had it 6 months. Its rubbish
as mentioned a few times so far.
Reviewed by m from london on 6th Jul 2008
I recieved this phone a month ago an di have to say it is a gr8 fone.
it has great features for eg cypershot, msn, skype, e.t.c. although
i must say the buttons may be to slim for some.
Reviewed by ~~~~~ from uk on 6th Jul 2008
i luv this phone it's great.
Reviewed by Stuart from Scotland on 6th Jul 2008
This is the worst phone i have ever used, its been in for repair more
times than any other phone that i have owned, be warned the buttons
stick, the screen is poor if it works at all also it has a mind of its
own, you want to type a message forget it! it will just shut down and
dump the message. Leave well alone and dont waste your cash.
Reviewed by matt from u.k. on 5th Jul 2008
ive got 1 ant the keys do chip but it doesent matter coz its still a
cool phone the 3.2 camrer is so cool
Reviewed by email@example.com from philippines
on 4th Jul 2008
i have this phone for almost 7 months, and now, the keypads are chipped
and some keys are so hard to press..i like the slim of it and the camera,
the only problem is the keypad itself that ruins the design of the phone...
i'll just gonna have a SE C902 instead...
Reviewed by akhil khan from INDIA on 4th Jul 2008
one of the most coolest & extravagant mobile ever made
Reviewed by Skok Damjan from Slovenia on 3rd Jul
very good mobile telephone!
Reviewed by kincsem from singapore on 2nd Jul
k7700i is great! im owning one now! am loving every bit of it!
Reviewed by Fitchy from England on 25th Jun 2008
i've had this phone for 1 and a half and it's a brilliant all rounder
good baterry life and i use everyday for pics and music and so forth,
there is how ever one bad point and that is the video camera it is absoloutley
appauling and ive compared it to the k800i and my old samsung e700 but
i got rid of my e700 because of the awful touch keys, the video wouldnt
annoy me but i do alot of trampolining and i bought SE because of the
slow motion option but the quality is so poor that you cant make out
what people are doing in my view you would be better off getting the
w890i as the camera better in my view and the its a walkman so it has
better sound quality
Reviewed by stuart from england on 25th Jun 2008
the phone isn't that great. the buttons have broke and ive had it no
longer than a month. also the battery life is poor. the camera and the
music player aren't to great. but it does what i need it to do. its
over-hyped and the features aren't as good as i expected.
Reviewed by James from Australia on 22nd Jun 2008
Upgraded from a Nokia 6288 which is a horrid phone compared to this
one (so bulky!). I love this phone. Intuitive simple clean interface,
bright screen, so much slimmer than my old nokia. My only issue is the
lack of a time-delayed automatic keypad lock. Unfortunately they only
had the phone in purple so I'll cop lots flak from my friends but I'll
put up with it for a decent phone finally!
Reviewed by lucy from england on 21st Jun 2008
I love my k770i it got everything you could ever want 3.2 mega pixel
camera msn! lots of memory for music and pictures, accessories e.g.
alculator, theres internet every thing a person could want it comes
in PURPLE (the colour of mine) theres brown and white(just come out)
too a thoroughly good phone THE BEST!
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 19th Jun 2008
This phone is generally excellent apart from the fact that the paint
on the keys has worn off and some of the buttons feel 'crunchy'. I've
only had a month and expected greater durability
Reviewed by Opeyemi from Nigeria on 18th Jun 2008
It simply terifffffffffic.
Reviewed by AMD from Philippines-Austria on 16th
I just changed my Nokia N70 after 2 years of service to SE K770i today...and
I'm glad I did, aside from having it almost free from T-Mobile because
of some certain points, I really love its Camera, the clarity of the
pictures, plus it's not so heavy compared to my previous N70. I'm still
learning how to Navigate it as I was a Nokia user ever since...well,
I'm looking forward for a couple more years with this new phone of mine.
Reviewed by Funky from UK on 16th Jun 2008
Had the K800i, got the K770i. Brilliant phone, easy to use, stylish
looks, fab camera. What more to say?!
Reviewed by Fa from UK on 14th Jun 2008
Great Phones. Simple. Handy. Good Camera with auto-focus. Easy m2 memory
replacement. Easy capture snapshot functionality even if the phone is
locked! GREAT VALUE.
Reviewed by WixxKid from LDN on 10th Jun 2008
This phone is nang man, ent 1 bad ting about it ya get me hold tight
all the k770i owners DunKno x
Reviewed by dan from wales on 7th Jun 2008
Amazing phone nothing has gone wrong with it at all. This phone is so
much better than my old Nokia N70 Good things - -Battery -Camera -Looks
Reviewed by Shelly from India on 3rd Jun 2008
I've had this phone a month bck and haven't yet found a single fault..,
its fabulous! I got it in truffle brown and the looks are gr8!!
Reviewed by OZZI from UK on 2nd Jun 2008
Not a Bad Phone so far, av only had it for 3 days but it's head and
shoulders above the W890 which i had for a fortnight. The signal with
it was terrible, The K770i is much better
Reviewed by Kal from UK on 26th May 2008
I've only had this phone a couple of days. It was a replacement for
my Nokia 6500 Slide which is a gorgeous looking phone but useless for
making or receiving calls due to it's dodgy reception. I've had Sony
Ericssons before and prefer their menu system to Nokia's. First impressions
are it's not a bad looking phone but I think girls will prefer it more
than guys. Quality of calls is very good even in weak signal areas.
In the past I've had the 750i and the 800i which have both been great
for taking pics and videos. Being from the same family I assumed the
K770i would be similar but have been disappointed by the camera. Video
quality is worse than the first camera phone I ever had years ago! Surely
when a manufacturer brings out a new model, it's meant to be an improvement
on the model it's replacing. A major selling point of the "K" phones
has been the camera (in the same way for the Walkman phones it's the
music player) so why is the camera on this so bad?? I'm getting really
frustrated by the quality of phones that are coming out these days.
They seem to be more style of substance. Why can't I find a phone that
looks good, has a large screen, a decent camera and music player with
excellent phonecall quality and a battery that lasts at least a week
between charges, not to mention one that's not built from cheap plastic.
When I get a phone, I want to be able to keep it for a while, not upgrade
every 6 months or so. If they want us to think of mobile phones as disposable
items then they have to bring the cost right down! At the moment I feel
like we're being ripped off.
Reviewed by aanladen from Indonesia on 26th May
I got this phone yesterday. it is georgous phone...! i leave my k800i,
i choose coz this phone slimmer, and has ability netter than k800i,
I think... I never doubt about this phone.... it's really... really
macth to my personality... it's better than my last k800i...
Reviewed by sam from england on 21st May 2008
i reviewed this phone before and previously thought that is was amazing.
The looks of the phone are outstanding, for a month or two, then the
problems begin... it seems that phones these days are not built to last,
all of the buttons on mine are fading now and all the paint on the 5
key has worn off completly. The chrome finish on some parts of the phone
also looks smart, when new, on the 4 way pad for direction it has all
started flaking off and also the camera button it has come off completly
which makes it look cheap. I also have encountered a new problem where
it does not detect a memory card in the phone and is a real pain to
fiddle around with as the outter casing has to be removed, which is
tricky in itself. However if you dont mind wear and tear after a month
it is still a nice phone, good pictures and also the music functions
as ever on a sony ericsson are great. The looks are good and design
perfect (i love the way it has an extra camera on the front and the
headphone/charger slot on side) The best thing though just has to be
the warning red light on the front when battery is low and the amazing
blue strip of light that glows when you open the sexy camera shutter....
all in all...O.K for a bit
Reviewed by Popinator from uk on 18th May 2008
Reviewed by szh from uk on 17th May 2008
I have just got hold of this as a replacement to my faulty K800i The
K770i camera is inferior The K770i User interface feels more toy town
The K770i build quality is cheaper and overall as a phone it is the
lesser compared to the K800i. But you get the new navigation key and
it is lighter & slimmer. Overall though if you have a choice go for
the K800i over the K770i.
Reviewed by Amanda from England on 14th May 2008
Great phone, cant fault it-absolutely love it! originally had the samsung
u900 but it was rubbish so I got this instead and its wicked.
Reviewed by John from UK on 13th May 2008
Poor phone...battery life is terrible, lasts me a day (on standby)...if
that. Camera takes blury pictures poor mp3 player music quality terrible
phone...way over hyped!!!
Reviewed by Charlie from uk on 12th May 2008
Its ugly in real life.
Reviewed by dave jones from wales on 12th May
excellent phone - first phone ive had that takes a decent photo too.
chucked the g600 in favour of this, and have been well please so far.
Reviewed by conor from england on 1st May 2008
this is amazin its got amazin camera amazin well everything
Reviewed by Marion from England on 23rd Apr 2008
I got this phone last week and i love it. I am a bit of a mobile freak
and am forever changing. My last phone was the samsung G600 and i got
fed up with the sliders, so went back to the basic shape of the K770i.I
got it in truffle brown and the looks are great. It has a great camera
and even comes with a memory card.I am not much for using a phone as
an mp3, as i think thats what my i-pod is for. Therefore battery life
on the phone is great. i charge it every 3 or 4 days. The buttons are
nice and big enough even for larger fingers. The menu is easy to follow
and it took me seconds to get going without even looking at the manual.
Its a great phone and i would recommend it to anyone. In fact my daughter
was so impressed, she has just ordered hers in purple!! So if you want
a slim, good looking phone that does exactly what a phone should, get
Reviewed by Sarah from Pakistan on 23rd Apr 2008
had bought this phone last year and no doubt such a awsome phone.Definitely
a perfect phone for your personality. Being a girl I feel like its really
made for me. So here you go girls - go - n - buy this without any doubts.
Reviewed by Mary from England on 13th Apr 2008
I love this phone!. The features are great and apart from only getting
free trial games on it, its an awesome phone.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 9th Apr 2008
This phone is awsome! It has a great camera. And its really easy to
use. I definatly recommend this phone as all my mates have it and they
Reviewed by Sarah from Uk on 8th Apr 2008
yes well "annielovebobo from Toronto" have you actually thought that
that will be your network not the phone!!!duh
Reviewed by Josh from England on 5th Apr 2008
Had this mobile a while now and its a great phone its small, nice looking,
great features everything you would want from a sony ericsson. One problem
the menu key is not working and a few others on the right side of the
phone, Apart from my problem I would buy ! 8/10
Reviewed by kris from scotland on 4th Apr 2008
i think that the k770i is a grest phone as it has a very good camera
but the thing that lets it down is that you cant zoom in unless you
are 1 mp or below.also what lets it down is that you dont get a good
signal with 3.The k770i is very easy to work.
Reviewed by Damien from Ireland on 4th Apr 2008
i bought it to replace my k800i which was acting up, thinking that the
3.2 camera was the same as the k800i, but was disappointed with the
lack of a proper flash, and the picture and video quality is definitely
not as good as the k800i. as soon as i get the k800i back from the repair
shop, im going back to it. probably a good phone if you havent had the
k800i, ive had no problems with it, but camera is disappointing.
Reviewed by annielovebobo from Toronto, Canada on
4th Apr 2008
I bought the K770i is because I drop my K550i down the garbage chute
by accident. I don't like the camera len's cover, is too easy to slide
open by accident. Can't zoom on the camera mode if using 3M for picture.
Reception is worst then the K550i, can't even get good signal while
I'm inside my condo standing near the window.
Reviewed by phil from England on 2nd Apr 2008
Fantastic phone no problems gr8 all round ,had most makes of phone over
the years but i rate this one the best of them all.
Reviewed by pemburunyamuk from malaysia on 16th
ok maaa .. just bought it for 2 days now ... lol ... no xenon flash
.. thats sad but .. its fairly ok ....
Reviewed by laurie from england on 14th Mar 2008
v.good i recomend it
Reviewed by billy from surrey on 14th Mar 2008
had the phone for a few days and generally great but FORGET THE 3G NETWORK
. sorry for shouting but this is very important. my network provider
and sony ericsson have acknowledged that this phone does not work satisfactorily
and requires a "higher than normal" 3g signal. if the internet and videocalling
are important to you then this phone is NOT fit for purpose. I will
keep this phone if i can get my provider to unlock the prefered network
facility so that i can fix it onto a 2g network. otherwise it has to
go back as it keeps on imsisting on logging onto 3g even when it cannot
work in my area or anywhere else i have been on 3g. apart from the 3g
problem i would give it 5 stars but instead it gets...
Reviewed by george from suffolk on 8th Mar 2008
it is a really bad phone ,i dnt recomend it
Reviewed by Alistair Leckie from N.Ireland on
7th Mar 2008
Great phone, very good all-rounder. I use the camera at gigs etc, and
to be honest it's best used at close(ish) range, but still better than
any camera phone i've used before. Video calling is amazing, normal
calling sound quality is great, always has a signal and never crashes.
Texting is slightly fiddely due to the smaller buttons, but not any
real problem. A typical sony ericsson phone - it jut works well looks
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 5th Mar 2008
Hate it. It overheats when I'm talking and is too hot to touch. The
camera is very poor and the screen keeps freezing. Many dropped calls.
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 2nd Mar 2008
This phone is good but it still has a few minor problems. For example
the screen can freeze and overlap other applications. I would buy this
phone but be a bit wary.
Reviewed by Jasmine from England on 2nd Mar 2008
This phone is one of the best yet! With a rating of 4/5. I myself have
bought this phone because of all the great features , And i suggest
you should too!
Reviewed by sum1 from b11 on 27th Feb 2008
Reviewed by Alice from England on 24th Feb 2008
I got this phone a few days ago and so far i really like it. I have
one problem with it though, this is that when somebody calls me its
comes up as unknown. Does anybody know how to get the phone to show
the callers ID? Would be a great help!
Reviewed by Damon from UK on 24th Feb 2008
This would be the perfect 3G phone if it were not for its appalling
3G performance. It's a nice slim lightweight phone with a really nice
screen and is a real joy to use and looks great in truffle brown. But,
and here's the but, it has major problems with holding on to 3G signals.
Where I live the 3G coverage is very good and both my previous 3 phones
(N80 / K610i) had no problems at all, and both always showed full signal
strength. However, with the K770i the signal strength was extremely
variable, and on some occasions almost lost the 3G signal altogether.
At my workplace both the N80 / K610i showed the 3G signal strength as
average, and worked very well for both voice and data. But the K770i
really struggled to hold the 3G signal and would always revert back
to 2G whenever I tried to make a call or use the internet. So in summary
I'd say this is a great phone for 2G networks, but totally inadequate
for any kind of 3G use. So in light of this I give this phone just 3
out of 5.
Reviewed by Sebastian from England on 22nd Feb
I got this phone 2 days ago and I hate it, everything is bad, it has
good memory but apart from that it's a very bad Sony ericsson phone.
However, I had the K800i before this phone I loved it, it was my best
phone ever better than the W910i although this phone got smashed thanks
to my older brother who threw it in the road and it got run over that
is why I got the K770i. I am getting a full refund for this phone and
I will definateley buy the K800i as it is 10 times better.
Reviewed by lisa from UK on 21st Feb 2008
Ive had my sony ericsson k770i for a few days now so im still getting
used to it but it is a great fone, great camera, nice themes, nice and
loud, love it. Thanks for reading.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
21st Feb 2008
Hi Lisa, thanks for writing!
Reviewed by Pat from UK on 21st Feb 2008
I took great care when choosing my K77Oi mobile that I bought a week
ago...its a great phone with an excellent camera... I’m extremely
pleased with it.definitely much more reliable than my 6 month old Nokia
6111 which is constantly sent away for repair. Well done Sony Ericsson...brilliant.
Reviewed by kerry from UK on 16th Feb 2008
I have had this phone for about 4 months....almost 5 and omg i love
it! Its an amazing phone before this i had the v640i which kept freezing
and i had to replace it...twice! and the Samsung U700 which connected
me to the internet which i was not happy about! This phone is neat,
cute and just amazing...i would say...if you want a new phone...this
is the one you need to get!
Reviewed by annie from uk on 6th Feb 2008
Went into phones4u today and was advised that they have recalled this
phone as it has some problems.
Reviewed by Hary from UK on 1st Feb 2008
An excellent all-rounder. Great looks and lightweight design, long battery
life, relaible, good-quality screen and easy navigation. Lots of features.
Camera is decent but not as good as k800/810 - there's no zoom in 3mp
setting and photos can be blurred. The upside is the joystick has been
replaced by a conventional pad. So still a great phone worth buying.
Reviewed by Kof from UK on 25th Jan 2008
Its a nice looking phone does the job in making recieving calls, but
beware when taking photos as you really have to have a steady hand when
you point and shoot. The auto focus is NOT optical (unlike the K750i)
but instead it is digital so therefore it is prone to the slightest
of camera shake. Its a shame as it can take some decent pics..
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 23rd Jan 2008
An excellent looking phone with all the features that I wanted BUT NOT
DURABLE! I had a problem with the first phone not connecting to my PC.
The bottom row of buttons on the key pad on the replacements developed
faults like, permanently being pushed in or the back light not working,
and the final replacement developed a problem with the screen. Do not
buy it if you intend to keep it in your trouser pocket, otherwise brilliant.
Reviewed by lorraine hill from england on 22nd
Hi had phone or a couple of months great little phone and love the purple
colour which i have, one problem i have got is that the silver keys
are bubbling and flaking off, will not be able to see soon to text,
sony do not want to know unless pay approx. 50.00 or new facia
Reviewed by waheed maqsood from kuwait on 14th
hi dear sir i am useing the sony erisceon phone in now a days i have
a k800i and a lot of i use the sony erisceon phone its a good produect
i looked at the k810i then quickly steared away from it, its big and
heavy and ugly, why would anyone buy it over the k770i?! Anyone that
says 'this phone takes blury photo's' is crazy! i took this phone skiing
and took some of the best pics i have ever seen, the camera is exelent!
and i like his cam reuselt very exlent
Reviewed by fred from england on 13th Jan 2008
great phone!!! buy it now!!!
Reviewed by sam from England on 10th Jan 2008
I've had this phone a month and to be honest, its fabulous! i looked
at the k810i then quickly steared away from it, its big and heavy and
ugly, why would anyone buy it over the k770i?! Anyone that says 'this
phone takes blury photo's' is crazy! i took this phone skiing and took
some of the best pics i have ever seen, the camera is exelent! I previously
had the K750i phone which was a great all rounder, but the one thing
was that all music had to be changed into MP3 format, with this phone,
you can put even WMA files on which is great. Toutchpad instead of joystick
is great idea, works really well. This phone is now just £99 on T-Mobile,
highly recomended instead of saving a tenner and getting the really
rubbish K810i! this phone has style, buy it now!!!!
Reviewed by James from Wales on 8th Jan 2008
IT IS AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING
Reviewed by Johnp5 from England on 4th Jan 2008
Lovely phone. Excellent battery life as with all sony ericssons, brilliant
screen, nice and slim design too, feels rigid. I bought this having
owned a K750i for over two years and so far so good I'm pleased. I'm
not particularly bothered about the xenon light, clear and crisp sounding
speaker too. Text messages I receive and send go really fast (so it
isn't the phone) and it has never switched off once. The only really
downside I can think of is to do with the camera. You can't zoom with
in full 3megapixels, you have to change it to vga in the option. And
where is the option for night mode when taking pictures? Only when shooting
Reviewed by Michelle from UK on 2nd Jan 2008
I went from the k810i which was brilliant, just a tad bulky. Looks wise,
the K770i wins hands down, looks & feels lovely, buttons so easy to
use, especially if your a fast texter, and very colourfull screen. shame
about the flash not being xeon, and I was dissapointed with the photos
a little, certainly not as good as k810i, a little darker and I missed
the zoom, although you do get it on another setting. On computer, the
photos were ok, you just have to be extra carefull when taking them,
as unsteady hand shows easy, but if you get it right, the photo will
be fine. I did change mine to a Nokia N95...which takes superb pics
and is very easy to use, but thats another review...I still have that,
but for some reason I'm being drawn back to the K770i! I think its because
it was so compact, easyto use, looked good, great battery life, lots
smaller and at the end of the day good enough pics for daily snapping,
and if you want really good pics, just take along your digi cam! I agree
with another reviewer, it would be IDEAL to have the K810i or K800 in
the K770i body. Thus the 4 stars.
Reviewed by Dexter Fielding from Scotland (Kazakhstan)
on 28th Dec 2007
Brilliant phone, top notch, well done again Sony Ericsson...
Reviewed by Hollie from UK on 23rd Dec 2007
DO NOT BUT THIS PHONE I have had many sony erruicson phones as have
always felt they are the best. the last one i had was the sony erricson
k810i which i used as a digital camera and the photos came out non blurry
and useable...This phone can not be used as a camera..the photios blur.
It lso scratches very easily as none of my previous sony erricsons scratched
and this one has scratches down the scree. It is not a good phone!!!!
Reviewed by hazaaaaaa from uk,devon on 20th Dec
I like this phone its got a good camera
Reviewed by nick from england on 14th Dec 2007
Great looking phone and features, but it's totally messed up. Mine goes
into standby and the screen never wakes up again so switch off and on
and when screen goes on standby again it's the same story. It also disconnected
a call I was making to get the phone replaced, froze completely and
when I restarted it insisted that there was no sim on the phone. It
was also upsetting that this phone has a light as opposed to a proper
flash, couldn't find anything about setting it to flash in the manual.
If the replacement works, does anyone know how to do this?
Reviewed by Pedro from England on 11th Dec 2007
Sony Ericsson in my opinion make the best phones, however, I think when
I upgraded to this phone I got the one that has problems... the problems
I have encountered are: Signal dropping out all the time. Battery life
poor. Screen goes black when going in to the menu or in the middle of
texting. When I receive an MMS I have to switch the phone off and back
on to view it (weird I know!) Text messages taking hours to arrive through
(this may be a network fault but when i rang my provider they said it
was the phone). Other than the above I love the style of the phone and
only wish Sony had put a proper flash on it instead of the stupid light
that makes everything white. I am not here to slag the phone off because
I may have a fault one but I am sending this back, not sure what I am
going to replace with as the K850i doesn't sound too good!!
Reviewed by Rachael from Glengormley on 9th Dec
Just got this phone and its excellent. My only quibble is you can't
use zoom in normal mode and you have to set panorama evey time cos it
doesnt stay set. does anyone know a way round this?
Reviewed by diane from south wales on 4th Dec
excellent phone no problems with it funky design and bright purple colour
loud ring tones and clear sounds
Reviewed by Eloise from Uk on 30th Nov 2007
This phone is a wicked phone! Had it a couple of days and haven't ye
found a single fault..my first sony ericsson and my best ever phone,
upgraded from the motorola PEBL whihc was awful! 5 stars overall !!
Reviewed by Rach N from LiverPool on 29th Nov
i have got to be honest, it isnt the best phone. I compared the K800i
and This one, the k770i and the K800i came out the best. The camera
on the k770i is x3 optical zoom and the k800i is x16. It is rediculusly
over-priced when you might as well just buy the K800i for 80 punds instead
of 200 pounds for a rubbish phone. It has a good screen but i go with
Reviewed by Peter Carbert from Liverpool, England on
29th Nov 2007
I have no quarrels with this phone as of yet, it's really easy to use,
loving the camera (i'm not too bothered about the quality of the flash
or w/e) as long as it takes decent pics thats fine with me. The sound
quality is superb, really loud at it's loudest. Nice, slim design. Battery
life is good (compared to my previous phones anyway). I'm not particularly
bothered by the poor video quality, i'm a film student, and i have a
camcorder for my filming needs so the video on the phone isn't really
a problem for me. And also the keypad is acceptable for blokes to use,
simply they're big enough! Quite a nice little phone i say.
Reviewed by Elias from UK on 25th Nov 2007
Most of you are making a huge mistake when reviewing this phone. THIS
IS NOT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE K800! Dont treat it like it is. The k800
is a different class of cybershot phone--THIS IS A NEW MIDDLE RANGED
CYBERSHOT PHONE! This is a slim cybershot phone which is in the same
class of the k750 (in fact it is the replacement of the k750). That
explains the lack of the xenon flash and marginally better picture quality
(which is debatable) in comparison to k800. Have had the phone for a
few days now... PROS: Great battery life Great resolution screen and
much better under direct sunlight Great navigational system (no more
joystick!!!) Good camera Great keypad (nicely spaced for speedy texting)
Slick desgin Nice size (not bulky) 3G which enables video calls Up to
2GB expandable memory Music player and radio CONS: Bad video recording
mode (bad resolution) No xenon flash (because it is not a top range
cybershot phone....it is the middle solution at a great price) Thanks
Reviewed by Mac from UK on 19th Nov 2007
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I have just got this phone on Vodafone. Coming from a K800i, I was interested
if the K770i would be a good replacement as I didn't fancy the K850i
with it's really small keypad. The dimensions of the K7 is more or less
the same as the K8, although its a lot slimmer. Gone is the bulky lens
cover on the K8 that was vunerable to opening in your pockets, on the
K7 is is replaced by a chic looking brushed metal cover. Both screen
sizes are the same and the resolution is similar. The keypad layout
on the K7 is more open, and there is a nice tactile feel to each key
press. Gone also is the SE trademark navigation joystick, replaced by
a conventional navi pad- personally I found this to be a step in the
right direction as the joystick was prone to sticking. The outer casing
seems to be well put together, however time will tell as my K8 suffers
from creaking noises. The truffle brown colour works very well, and
looks stylish. The chrome trim that runs around the whole phone is a
nice touch. Software wise, there seems to be hardly any difference,
the K8 user will feel straight at home with the K7. Sound quality is
on par wit hte K8 So far so good, but there are a couple of things were
the K7 falls short on, as mentioned there is no xenon flash, no zoom
feature in camera mode (even if it did, probably unusable anyway given
low light flash and camera shake). No infarred port (for those who still
uses it), no one touch music player button. Rear cover needs to removed
if you want to swap memory card. The menu graphcs aren't as nice as
the K8 (a good choice of display theme may cure this). Smaller internal
memory- although a 256mb card is supplied with the K7, whereas I had
to buy my own for the K8. Overall, the K7 is a well built and stylish
phone, as a package- camera & phone, the K8 is still the better phone.
But for those who want a no nonsense mobile phone, this fits the bill
perfectly, the K7 will still take pictures, but not as good as ones
taken by a K8. Overall I am happy with the K7 as I do not need the better
camera capability (and bulk). For usability, comfort, style and build
the K7 is a tough one to beat. I really think if Sony had made a K800i/850i
with this design/shell, it would of been one of the best phones to date.