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Sony Ericsson K810i review

 Review: May 2007  
 

Last updated June 2009

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In a nutshell: An outstanding 3G camera phone.

 

The Sony Ericsson K810i Cyber-shot™ is virtually the same as the hugely successful and best-selling K800i. The two key differences are that the K810i is slimmer - 17mm instead of 22mm - and that the buttons have a new design. It's good to see that the phone is smaller and lighter, since that was one of the main complaints about the K800i. However, the new keypad has small circular buttons that are quite widely separated and are not obviously an improvement over the old keypad design. Perversely, Sony Ericsson have kept the fiddly joystick that really should have been changed.

Apart from these cosmetic modifications, not much has changed in the year since the launch of the K800i. Its photographic capabilities are the same as the K800i. In other words it's one of the best camera phones currently available. The camera is 3.2 megapixels with autofocus (to enable your images to be sharper), a powerful xenon flash (better than the weak LCD flashes used on most phones), high quality optics (as you'd expect from Sony, one of the leading makers of digital cameras) and a 16x digital zoom. One new feature is something that Sony Ericsson call "Photo fix", which adjusts the light balance, brightness and contrast of the image - a useful feature if you don't have access to image-editing software on a PC. The camera also has Sony Ericsson's BestPic™ feature which lets you automatically take nine photos in a second, so that you can choose the best one to keep - handy for moving subjects. There's also a picture stabiliser, which helps to reduce camera shake. One design improvement is that the camera cover is now recessed, avoiding the problem that the K800i had with the lens cover sliding off. The video camera is also of excellent quality, recording at QVGA resolution. A video editor is included, so that you can edit videos on the phone.

The screen resolution is the same as the K800i, and is standard for high-end phones at 320 x 240 pixels and 262k colours. It's an excellent display.

In addition to the photographic capabilities, the K810i is also an excellent performer in other areas. It has a built-in music player that supports MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ and WMA formats, and also a stereo RDS FM radio. Audio quality is good, especially using the supplied headphones or an optional Bluetooth wireless stereo headset. It's also possible to buy an adaptor to plug in standard 3.5mm headphones.

The K810i is a 3G phone, and supports video calling as well as high speed downloads at up to up to 384 kbps. In common with the K800i, there's no EDGE capability, so 2G data transfer speeds are slow. Internal memory is a reasonable 64 Mbytes (enough for around 16 music tracks), so you'll want to buy a Memory Stick Micro™ card, which are available in sizes up to 2 Gbytes. Battery life is excellent for a 3G phone.

In conclusion, the K810i is an excellent phone, and offers a lighter, slimmer alternative to the K800i. Both are outstanding camera phones, with near identical functionality, but cosmetic differences. The K810i is retailing at higher prices than the K800i, so if cost is an issue choose the K800i. If you want to stand out from the crowd with a newer thinner phone, choose the K810i. The new K850i offers a 5 megapixel camera. Update: the K810i is now obsolete, but the next blockbuster camera phone from SE will be the Sony Ericsson Satio, expected in October 2009.

Sony Ericsson K810i features include:

  • 3G video calling
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, xenon flash and 16x digital zoom
  • Video recorder (164 x 144 pixels, 30 frames per second)
  • Second camera for video calling
  • Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
  • Music player (MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ and WMA formats)
  • FM radio
  • MP3 & AAC ringtones (72-voice polyphonic)
  • MusicDJ™ (polyphonic ringtones composer)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Speakerphone
  • Sound recorder
  • 3D Java games
  • Web browser with RSS feeds & picture blogging
  • Flight mode
  • Personal organiser, File Manager, Phonebook
  • Memory: 64 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB mass storage, Fastport, Infrared
  • GPRS, 3G data transfer (up to 384 kbps download)
  • Vibration alert
  • Triband plus 3G
  • Size: 106 x 48 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 104g
  • Talktime: 2.5 hours (3G) - 7.5 hours (2G)
  • Battery standby: 350 hours

Sony Ericsson K810i user reviews

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Reviewed by mayur from India on 20th Nov 2013
not so good or bad
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Reviewed by Muhammad aftab from Pakistan on 15th Feb 2013
So beautifull ,and camera excellent.but here is prblm of handle and no edge
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Reviewed by Cobby steve from Silsden england on 10th Apr 2012
Fantastic phone takes great pics keypad ok. If you like the k800 you will like the k810..much better than the cheap touch phones that are flooding the market.Still available on auction sites.
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Reviewed by Xplosio from Malaysia on 16th Dec 2011
Good phone but with errors occuring easily. I've seen many threads about errors on their k800i / k810i, and my mom is one of the 'victims'. She did not modify the phone or anything (uses it for calling, sms, and camera only) but after using it around 1-2 years, the menu occured some errors (apps cant be saved, camera won't launch, and sms not working)
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Reviewed by rv from UK on 2nd May 2011
one of the best mobiles but the problem is only with navigation button..
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Reviewed by arup from UK on 5th Mar 2011
camera quality is very good but internet speed to much slow from others phone, spare parts are not available.
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Reviewed by Isah abba from UK on 24th Oct 2010
It's a good phone and i love the camera
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Reviewed by Shripad from UK on 1st Sep 2010
Such a exellent phone. I have k810i since 20 months without any problem, Camera Quality is Best....
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Reviewed by raisul islam from UK on 29th Aug 2010
this is really a nice mobile set. But it does not have edge. So if u try to browse the internet in some lower developed country which does not have 3g network,then the internet speed is really slow.
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Reviewed by Nabendu Saha from UK on 20th Aug 2010
I am using my K810i for last 1.5 yrs or so. its just an excellent feeling to use this phone. i haven't bother to purchase a digicam becoz of having this phone. its simply an outstanding phone.
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Reviewed by Sarath from UK on 7th Jun 2010
My phone working excellent without any problem. The camera works nice but the clarity of video taken by this phone is poor. However the stills are great. The internet can be access very fast. The amazing fact is the battery will stand for almost 5 days. LOL its my favourite phone. I was a nokia fan. Now I'm completely satisfied with this one. when my phone expire I'll defenitely buy another K810i. I love this phone very much. Its a part of my life. I L SE K810i!!!!
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Reviewed by LoOgiTech03 from UK on 27th Apr 2010
THIS IS THE BEST PHONE !!!! SONY IS THE FUTURE !!!
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Reviewed by angel from UK on 23rd Apr 2010
i had this phone for two years, nice phone and the cam is almost perfect. But my concern is that, it keeps on hanging every time i used it....My question is....HOW CAN I FIXED IT?
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Reviewed by Ashley Daniels from UK on 7th Mar 2010
Have my k810 for 3 years now,still no problems.
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Reviewed by no from UK on 22nd Feb 2010
best phone ever
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Reviewed by Marte from UK on 7th Dec 2009
At first when i got this phone, i loved it. Well, i love it now to, its just that when you have a phone for two years, you get cind of sick of it :) Good phone though. Not the greatest sound on it when you play your music, but its good :) BTW: I dont like its "Fatness". Ok, so it might be smaller than the k800, but that phone is fat to.. xD
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Reviewed by AJMAL from UK on 6th Dec 2009
I DONT LIKE SONYERICSSON K810i BCOZ VIDEO QUALITY IS VERY BAD.CAMARA IS 3.2MP FOR WHATTT?
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Reviewed by Shripad Sutar from UK on 5th Dec 2009
i experiance it. and i satisfy that i am owner of such a great gadget........................
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Reviewed by ray from UK on 30th Nov 2009
love my k810i phone. good at everything basiclly. my k810i broke the other day, ive had the phone for about just over a year. gutted. looking for a new phone, nothing can replace that phone because it was the best phone i have ever owned. i reccommend this phone without any doubts.
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Reviewed by Brian Nedziwe from UK on 23rd Nov 2009
im in luv with ths phone and the k810i has bin the best ever..i've had t 4 a year and ts going strong The camera is perfect and good 4 games.the battery lasts long even wen playing music.i nw use t with a bluetooth speaker and the sound quality is Super as compared to Nokia.
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Reviewed by Jack from UK on 16th Nov 2009
I had this phone until April this year for 9 months, my parents said I could get a contract so I was like YEAH! and got the Samsung soul. I'm actually buying another K810i because the soul is rubbish and the K810i is brilliant. Best phone I've ever had!
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Reviewed by Feebe from UK on 14th Nov 2009
Not a bad phone, has an awesome camera consideringits aphone. But rather slow sometimes. Textings a pain as thekeys are so small and thejoystics a little small so have to be gentle with it. Batterys also terrible. Im lucky if it lasts a whole day before dieing. Would not recomend it at all! Think in future Ill stick to Samsungs
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Reviewed by Esther from UK on 6th Sep 2009
One of da best fone ever made.
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Reviewed by MD. KAMRUL HASAN from UK on 28th Aug 2009
HI I'M HASAN MY MOBILE IS SONY ERICSSON K 810i, IT EXCELENT MOBILE PHONE!
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Reviewed by stephc from UK on 1st Aug 2009
i have to admit, i love this phone. but after 12 months of owning it the navigation key has stopped working. and i'm pretty gutted if i'm honest, it was easy to use and i never had a problem with it until recently. the picture quality was great for a phone. the quality of video was a bit rubbish but i didnt expect it to be like a digital recorder. texting was easy and i never found the phone to me slow. eventhough my phone is now broken i would recommend this phone as it lasted me a good while seeing as i am very heavy handed with my mobiles :)
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Reviewed by Djamal from UK on 29th Jul 2009
Hi I have got the above phone and you will surprised,if I said that I had it repaired 5 Times since I first got it,october 2007.I am still having pb with it,software one.I don't know what to do next...Can someone help..... Thank you very much
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Reviewed by Tufael from UK on 18th Jul 2009
Well the only problem for me is that in the dark the eypad doesn`t light up, and being A teen ager I kind of always txt, not saying it`s not a good phone yo.
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Reviewed by Chella from UK on 12th Jul 2009
Dude, this model ain't the dream model you're looking for... Its got a bad IC problem... I bought this model a few months back only and to my horror, it started showing symptoms of software problem like the upper keys not functioning properly (Those beside joystick... Having a hell of a time with that, not able to edit messages, not able to cut the call!!) After taking it to a service centre, they said the IC got short due to exposure to water (sweat - The keypad is badly exposed so that a little rain or even the sweat while you talk can easily get inside the key pad and wreck havoc with your IC rendering it useless, you have to spend 10% of your investment to get it repaired it! ) I think its outta production now, even if it is not, please don't buy this model... Its for your own good! Thanks, Bubye, Chella
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Reviewed by San from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
I jus love ma k810i.
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 9th Jun 2009
this phone has a lot of problems..
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Reviewed by alisha from UK on 7th Jun 2009
i love this phone...ive had it a year and half and now it is dying on me, i want the new c905 but be better if it wasnt so much money because then i could get it lol
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Reviewed by Mwase from UK on 16th May 2009
To be actually Honest,this phone is simply superb.guys forget about the tiny buttons and keypad.The camera to me is probably the best featuring the xenon flash light which I have never seen on any gadget from other companies apart from Sony. Bravo K810i,Bravo Sony Ericsson
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Reviewed by Shay from UK on 5th Mar 2009
Hey ive had this phone for about 6 months i honestly think Its rubbish, Its keypad has stopped working and as it is it was difficult to use to buttons.
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Reviewed by Gatzilla from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
Had it for almost a year. Quite good, does provide me with what I need actually, a camera. Plus, can be a great game console, it support 3D Java game. Anyway, the down about it is the design. The joystick spoil easily, the keypad were small and hard to message. K810i is also slow reaction, quite lag. Conclusion about it, K810i is good to be a camera phone, K810i = K = Kamera...
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Reviewed by Vineeth from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
Its awesome just go for it,music played through headphones is damn good but the speaker output is average. If you have a good music player at home y bother about that? I have also used n73 the camera quality is far better with the powerful xenon flash,forget buying a digital camera and go for the powerful k810i.
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 25th Feb 2009
who cares. all i need it for is to communicate with people that i am not with at the time. u lot are so sad.. oohhhh i dont like it coz it has a 3.456 camera nd i wanted a 3.457 camera. get a life man . its just a phone
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Reviewed by Niraj nepal from UK on 16th Feb 2009
Hi im using it 4 last 6 months.Camera gr8 music briliant.Overal an outstanding fon.4.5 stars of 5.
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Reviewed by sm from UK on 5th Feb 2009
I recently had my SE phone, my first SE phone and it was amazing. There is one problem with the phone, it is with the Best Pic feat. I noticed that when you use the best pic feature, it disables the use of flash. But, still.. one of the best phones ever.
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Reviewed by Rozi Johnson from UK on 24th Jan 2009
I've had this phone for 18 months on my contract now and it's one of the best phones I've ever had. I've had no problems with it whatsoever (apart from a memory card fault; but that was actually the memory card not the phone). The camera is relatively good, but it's obviously a bit old now as SE have just brought out an 8.1MP camera phone. The speakers are pretty loud, and it's easy to store music and get music from the computer via memory card or bluetooth. 5 stars.
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Reviewed by kamlesh barad from UK on 20th Jan 2009
i love my sony ericsson k810i
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Reviewed by Charles from UK on 19th Jan 2009
I love this phone very muchh..SE rulz
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Reviewed by anon from UK on 18th Jan 2009
sony ericsson handsets have the most robust and good looking interface in the whole market.whtever u do u cannot experience any hanging,i ran upto 7 apps and no hanging.got 160 games,200 themesamd 1300 wallpapers in it and no hanging problem in the pat 1 year tat i have tis fone.the best fone except the video recording tat completelly sucks.
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Reviewed by Lisa in Belfast from UK on 2nd Jan 2009
Had this fone for a year and actually fell in love with it until i drunkenly lost it :( but would recommend it to anyone really smooth fone never had any probs with texting its fine once u get used to it LOVE IT!! Got a samsung now (the 3rd one as the screen keeps bludy breaking on them..fully hate samsung) in the market for another SE any suggestions?
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Reviewed by Elizabeth from UK on 27th Dec 2008
This phone is great!
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Reviewed by James E from UK on 23rd Dec 2008
absolutley love this phone. best phone i've had by far however recently after having it for almost a year the joystick is begining to work intermittently and the shortcut button has fallen off , however with it being sony ericsson my 1 year free warrenty covers it and it has been repaired by the carphone warehouse free of charge. seriously nothing wrong with this phone , i have very large fingers and find texting quick and easy. The Camera is outstanding, and the flash amazed me the first few times i used it.
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Reviewed by imaan from UK on 19th Dec 2008
sony ericsson k810i is a good
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Reviewed by prafulkumar from UK on 13th Dec 2008
its best only problem is when i zoom upto 8-16x camera, then picture quality is very bad
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Reviewed by abby from UK on 10th Dec 2008
Excellant Phone, Camera is Great with Real Flash & Auto Focus, Its Got a Nice Glossy Look & Feels Solid in the Hand, Battery Life is Good, Overall a Great Mobile, Much Better than My Nokia N95(which i Sold Now).
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Reviewed by Eva from UK on 6th Dec 2008
Well, i've had this marvellous mobile since last christmas! it's been brilliant! i can't doubt it in any way! First of all, it went through a washine machine for half an hour before i realised, and when it dried off, it worked a treat! The camera is brilliant- i love the auto-focus. Maybe one problem is the joystick sticks a little- probably because it went through the washine machine! I have seen so many of my friends mobiles break and freeze and this phone hasnt done it once! i would strongly recommend this phone to anyone, and dont be put off my the camera taking a second to take the photo- this is because of the flash and auto-focus; without it the photos wouldnt be such a good quality. (If you want the photos to be taken you change the setting to a 'racing' display picture) SUPERB MOBILE! BUY, BUY, BUYY! plus: this phone can be bought for about 60 on ebay! ABSOLUTE BARGAIN!
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Reviewed by Saravana bharathi from UK on 29th Nov 2008
The phone some time become slow . It has network problem with airtel. Video clarity is not as nokia for 3.2 mega pixel
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Reviewed by ashish from UK on 26th Nov 2008
as i went for my first self own mobile phone i coudn't make it better a brilliant pic qua. great sound and easy to use wats else u want from a lovely phone SONYERICSSON done it ones again
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Reviewed by Howard from UK on 25th Nov 2008
Good for the first few months. Now the battery is loose and it keeps turning off, despite no damage. Don't bother buying if you want to use it as an mp3 player, I've gone through 4 pairs of headphones in around 5 months due to the terribly designed Sony Ericsson headphone socket (Either that or I've got some weird misshapen leg) Oh and the flash has died. Apart from those gripes it's a good phone. Maybe it would get three and a half stars if this website dealt in halves.
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 23rd Nov 2008
I love this phone!! IT's thee best phone ever!!!! Yes, it looks lyk a brick, but it's too awesome to even think about it's design!! The Camera is thee best camera ever!!! For all you people saying the camera's rubbish - Ever heard of adjusting the settings????? I love this phone so much!!! Well worth buying!!!! It's brill at everything!!!! I've got some rly got showjumping pictures - Not even burly AT ALL!!! Hope this review helped! 10 STARS!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Kaamil from UK on 20th Nov 2008
its great i really wanted to buy k850i but k810i was cost efficent its a good phone n i like it
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Reviewed by dom quayle from UK on 10th Nov 2008
i havent got the phone but i am buying it at christmas and what ive read and seen about the k810i is absouletley outstanding nice look good features everything that someone like me loves so in that case 5/5 defo i would recomend this to more teenagers young adults but its not up to me so go out and buy it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by MUKTA RAHMAN from UK on 7th Nov 2008
I have the sony ericsson k810i over two years and had no problem.It is indeed good quality phone.
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Reviewed by Roy from UK on 7th Nov 2008
This phone is really good. The camera is excellent and the xenon flash is very nice. But, the joystick is so horriblle. More than 3 month, the joystick is not response well. Because of that, the phone isn't easy to use anymore. But, all of the features are excellent
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Reviewed by Jake Jakobson from UK on 6th Nov 2008
I have the Sony Ericsson K810i and overall i suppose its okay but me myself would rather a Nokia, the main fault i've had with this phone is that many of the buttons brake easily,and after having it a while it has seemed to have a mind of its own and control itself, many of times i've been texting or intending to call somebody and its backed up to the home screen, which gets very annoying, it also has begun to ring people without me in command which is extremely agitating, for 8 months this phone was near enough perfect but from there its gone majorly downhill, so therefore i would recommend this phone for somebody who is looking for something which will tie him over for under a year maybe, but if your looking for something like an 18 month contract stay clear of this handset, oh and another point the camera on this handset is fine ...... for a matter of months which then decides to take its time moving from one destination to another, and sometimes takes MINUTES to take a photo! and the volume that this mobile plays music at is utter rubbish.
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Reviewed by JOHN from UK on 3rd Nov 2008
Excellent, NEVER bother about SOUND OR WHAT EVER FAULTS IT HAS..... JUST THINK THE CAMERA, IT HAS A FISH EYE , DAMN A REAL QUALITY CYBERSHOT I LOVE THIS PHONE< I WAS AFRAID OF KEYPAD BUT ITS KOOOL AND EASY THAN WT EVER PEOPLE COMMENTED
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Reviewed by Tyrone Calder from UK on 3rd Nov 2008
I love this phone. I am in the process of up grading and really am at a loss to choice another phone. For those of us with bigger fingers the small circular buttons offer us some relief from having to delete and re-enter numbers and letters. Highly recommended
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Reviewed by Lee Scott from UK on 22nd Oct 2008
"However, the new keypad has small circular buttons that are quite widely separated and are not obviously an improvement over the old keypad design." WHAT?? This is a brilliant improvement, the numbers aren't printed on the buttons so don't wear and for someone with large hands i.e. any bloke, these buttons are easier to use for texting. Great improvement on the K800i, both phone however are awesome, although now a little old, still better than some of the newer phones, i upgraded from k800i to k810i and its been going strong for almost 2 year now! ***** BRILLIANT PHONE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *****
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Reviewed by jose manuel from UK on 16th Oct 2008
it is beautiful the cell phon e i want that for me jaja i will buy it sure wait me cell phone
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Reviewed by pete from UK on 10th Oct 2008
great phone but has gone wrong twice in 15 months. now gone wrong again! looking for a new one....
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Reviewed by Bilal from UK on 8th Oct 2008
Im having the same problem Deborah, I've had my K810i for 14 months now and it starts to freeze, restart itself and crash! i try to update the firmwire but it says it's the latest version, also when it does eventually turn on, it says 'No netw. coverage' or 'Emergency calls.' it is really annoying. I was gonna buy the C902 or C905 but i dont think ill trust Sony Ericsson now, I thought Sony Ericsson phone were good!
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Reviewed by gaurav mangal from UK on 4th Oct 2008
my buy for all the mobile crazy people new experience of mobile world. nice phone quite satisfied by this
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Reviewed by rayman from UK on 25th Sep 2008
good quality phone k810i indeed.
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Reviewed by Dharmender Singh from UK on 23rd Sep 2008
Hi since last 1&1/2 years waas using K790i recently lost my cell, so since was very happy with my K790i bought K810i thought it would be a better phone but its not K790i (K800i) was better one, the screen resolution, music though is said to be same in k810i but my K790i was a better phone in terms of all this then K810i.
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Reviewed by Deborah from UK on 22nd Sep 2008
Had this phone for about 14 months now and having problems. The phone constantly freezes up which is really annoying. It often won't answer a call (despite pressing button to accept call) for about 5 seconds. Then people stare at you and wonder why you are watching your phone ringing but not answering! Often connects to the internet as locking technology is useless-I have the updated version but my husband has older one and he also has same problem (sort it out Sony!)Has some great camera features on it bt the constant freezing up makes this phone a real pain and frustration to use. If you buy it, hope you don't get a bad one, or make sure you take a good returns/exchange insurance out!
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Reviewed by Duendnho_koss from UK on 22nd Sep 2008
It sound bestial with optional hpm-82 walkman headphones .. and it takes great pictures !!!
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Reviewed by Laura Toft from UK on 21st Sep 2008
Had the phone for a year, had to send it away to be repaired as it needed a Software upgrade?!? I don't recommend this as I don't think its fair to have phone taken away for a month and to be left with nothing.
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Reviewed by Chris Wakeman from UK on 17th Sep 2008
Had the k810i for 16 months now and just starting to get bored of it because i've had it so long, but don't get me wrong, it IS an amazing phone. Camera is excellent and MP3s sound brilliant. The mobile internet is a bit slow but still it was good for the time it came out. Only a couple of complaints about it and that is that the camera button on the side has worn out after extensive use (this went around the 13 month stage) and the thumb knob collects dust and becomes hard to use after 6 months or so. The final complaint i have against this phone is that my # key stops and starts working whenever it feels like it now but i havn't heard of this problem from anybody else so i would suggest you forget that one. Overall i have loved this phone and still do, i think that it is bloody brilliant and the ONLY reasons i am looking to change it is because i am bored of using it and i would like a phone with a higher MP camera. Deffinately the best phone from 2007
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Reviewed by Martinuk from UK on 17th Sep 2008
Got this phone today so probily to early to write a proper review, but in reply to people a couple of comments about button feel and the general look and feel of the phone, i suggest they stop rubbishing this phone because there in love with a Samsung or something. Im extremly happy with how the phone looks and feels. It feels really well made and the camera is of high quality. I'm very critcal of things I buy and i'm very pleased with my purchase and grateful that a couple of reviews on here were chatting rubbish. People thinking of buying this phone should'nt think twice its a really good 2007 mobile phone. This is outstanding for the price. Sure you can get a better mobile but you will probily have to pay twice as much on a 08 modelthat really won't be much better than is. If you want a phone with a quality camera proffesional feel, cool looks and finish, texts well, phone calls in and out are fine then buy this phone. To buy a better mobile you will be looking at getting the Iphone or other phones in that price bracket.
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Reviewed by kz from UK on 7th Sep 2008
this phone is just the best phone in the whole universe!! You'll regret your whole life if you don't buy it. Trust Me.
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Reviewed by Katie from UK on 6th Sep 2008
I've gotta be honnest, I do not like this phone. I've had to send it back for repairs 4 times because the joystick keeps messing up and actually makes it impossible to use. I've also had to send it back because I couldnt get ANY signal, just kept saying searching. It turns itself off when I'm on the phone. It freezes and the battery life is rubbish. After the batterys been replaced, mother board replaced and joystick software 'updated' a number of times it still doesnt work properly and I'm trying to get a totally new phone from my phone company which is proving just as difficult as the phone itself. They're trying to swap it for a phone that is WORSE. My boyfriends got the K800i and has nearly had it for two years without any problems with it. I wish I'd just got that one because there are no differences!! Bad bad phone.
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Reviewed by AP from UK on 5th Sep 2008
Erghh this phone is awful ! It's got a good camera but it freezes allllll the time and won't let me unlock my phone for ages ! and sometimes I can't even answer my phone because it freezes ! erghh so annoying !the internet button on the side is really bad too as it always gets pushed accidently and ends up costing a fortune ! >:(
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Reviewed by naza from UK on 1st Sep 2008
its so great..the design(bril),good function,the view..its very very...fresh!!!
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Reviewed by Andrew Ogbu from UK on 28th Aug 2008
I am higly in love with Sany Ericsson phones. I started with K750i and then K800i.But because of the buckness of K800i,I decided to give it out.I just got K810i two days ago.After openning the pack I became very worried because its lighter and has "Made in China" inscribe on it,since here in Nigeria it is believe that phones from china are fake.I am a little bit relieve now that I read about the product on the net.I would advice that the thickness be reduced still and the memory capacity be increased.The lightness is excellentd.I just love it because of the camara.I would like you to educate me more on the on this issue of "Made in China".This is email address onazicssr@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 17th Aug 2008
I've quite enjoyed using this phone. The camera is pretty good and the sound quality is fine. However after less than 1 year of usage (and I am a very light user, less than 50 txts per month and never use all 150 of my inclusive minutes) a number of the buttons have ceased to function well. Not impressed.
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 15th Aug 2008
The phone in general has been ok. More than happy with camera quality and overall usability etc. But my major gripe with this handset is the lack of build quality. In the last 12 months i have gone through 2 of these handsets and both with similar problems. First off was a crackling/distortion occuring in the earpiece during a call which has now got so bad that i cannot understand the person on the other end...solution - use yer hands free i suppose, but why should I? This is, first and foremost a phone right? That should mean that it's basic phone functions (ie speaking and listening) should be spot on, well not in this case. The camera element still works great but i'd really like to have a phone which still works as a phone please - crazy concept i know! The second fault which has only recently occured is that the vibrate function when recieving calls etc has given up the will to live. To sum up....nice looking and functioning (initially) camera phone. Make sure you wrap it in cotton wool if you want it to last your contract period as it will go wrong! Too many of these reviews are a 'first impression' and to be fair, i would have given it 4/5 stars a year ago, after 1 weeks worth of use, but after a year, i'm afraid I feel slighty let down by Sony Ericsson and will have to consider a brand with better build quality when i renew my contract.
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Reviewed by Ajumal khan from UK on 12th Aug 2008
Khan from kuwait i bought k810i phone few days back k810i is slim and colourfuf, and the cyber shot camera is another advantage Music player is not giving more satisfaction compare to nokia model.The main drawbacke joystick not comfortable to operate SE should change the joystick as user friendly. on the hole k810i is just i can say good
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Reviewed by sujon miah from UK on 10th Aug 2008
outstanding phone... best camra phone in the world.
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Reviewed by Mike McDade from UK on 6th Aug 2008
One of, if not the best phone I've ever had. Owned mide for over a year and still come back to it now. Exelent camera to the point of rivaling the images some of the current 5mp phone cameras produce. Good battery life(I lock mine in GSM mode), almost a week between charges. Music player not quite as good as the Walkman range but not far off. Is bigger than the current fasion slim phones but not to big, in my opinion it feels nicer in the hand then a lot of the overly skinny handsets(W880i for example).
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Reviewed by Darren from UK on 31st Jul 2008
Had this phone since it came out over a year ago and I STILL say it's the best phone out there. So easy to use. Great camera. Good sound. Everything is easy to access and the buttons are easy to press. Love it
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Reviewed by mr.lovett_smize from UK on 31st Jul 2008
i've found da real phone in da world
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Reviewed by tom s from UK on 30th Jul 2008
a very nice phone indeed no need for a 5mp camera, a 3.2 with xeon is really good!
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Reviewed by Praveen from UK on 21st Jul 2008
Gr8 Camera..Amazing that took photo with no light and the clarity was amazing..Was not satisfied with volume and Music effect..but later added patch that added mega bass and I bought W-series old (W700 headphones ) and have a gr8 phone that has best camera and sound except cfor ringtone volume.. ;-)
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Reviewed by jasmin UK from UK on 19th Jul 2008
The Sony ericsson k810i is an outstanding phone with a briliant camera and everything is great about it i have had no problems at all with it and i recomand that you should buy this phone and it is well worth the money!!!
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Reviewed by Ajike from Nigeria from UK on 17th Jul 2008
I love the phone and I enjoy using it. The two problems I had with it is, there is no light for usage when taking pictures in the night for me to see the objects and also, I have not been able to configure the system to use internet facility.
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Reviewed by rahman from UK on 11th Jul 2008
k810i is an excellent quality phone and it remains so up to the date of writing this review. Thanks to her maker!
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Reviewed by karl kristian from UK on 10th Jul 2008
This phone is rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one, cant use it as the ear speaker is broke, the joystick has stuck and the camera no longer works!!!!!!!!!! STICK WELL CLEAR OF THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by R from UK on 9th Jul 2008
Most of the keys have stopped working after only 8 months. Very disappointed.
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Reviewed by murukesh from UK on 7th Jul 2008
it has no range
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Reviewed by jamie from UK on 2nd Jul 2008
well im going to start by saying this is the last sony ericsson phone im going to buy, mine has just fallen to bits over the last 12 months the keys at the top have just fallen off it will no longer save anything to the momory card or phone so i cant even take pics and thats just a couple problems, i thought it was a great phone when i first got but it just doesnt last.
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Reviewed by Ilovethisphone xxx from UK on 1st Jul 2008
I LOVE IT. THATS ALL U NEED TO KNOW. LUCKY YUU IF U OWNAGE IT. BUY IT IF U DONT.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 30th Jun 2008
I have used this phone for seven months now and I completely love this phone. It's durable, easy to use and not too flashy. Only problem is that the alarm is somewhat useless as it "gives up" after calling for a minute or so. But the only telephone I ever had that didn't do that was an old Nokia 3210. The phone has been through a lot, and still works great. The buttons were unusual, but you get used to it rather fast. The cam works swell for my use, and so does the mp3 player(though I would like a better equalizer). You wouldn't like the movie feature if you plan to screen movies but it works quite well being a phone and not a video camera. 3G works well, though I don't use it much. Video calls are few and far between, so I don't have much to say about them. The joystic actually still works, and though joysticks suck by default, it works quite well also. All in all, it's the best phone I have ever had.
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Reviewed by some one from UK on 29th Jun 2008
best phone soo far
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Reviewed by sanov18 from UK on 28th Jun 2008
Recently i bought Sony Ericsson k810i (golden ivory. Its appearance and performance is very good. Excellent features with attractive design.
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Reviewed by Clinton from UK on 26th Jun 2008
I've just "upgraded" from a K800i to K810i and believe me i have never been disappointed! The only thing i didn't like in the k800 is that the video quality was a bit dodgy. But k810 solved all that! Trust me, go for it, you won't regret it. Besides, it is better than any n series! Ha! even N95 doesn't have a Xenon flash, just a puny LED flash! Want an awesome phone, with a great camera? K810 is your man!
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Reviewed by Nad Hemnani from UK on 24th Jun 2008
This phone was awesome, for a while.. however i had it only 6 months and the navigational key broke, and sony wont replace it!!! oh well, i prefered nokia anyways!
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Reviewed by Darren Bass from UK on 22nd Jun 2008
the k810i is rubbish i have had 2 in 6 months the scroll button keeps breaking and the menu keeps crashing i will not have this phone again
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