Sony Ericsson K810i Review
In a nutshell: A slimmed-down version of Sony Ericsson's hugely
successful K800i, the K810i shares the amazing 3.2 megapixel Cyber-Shot
camera with autofocus and bright xenon flash that made the K800i arguably
the best camera phone so far. Also comes with a music player, 3G video
calling, expandable memory and wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The
K810i can be your digital camera and MP3 player as well as a mobile
phone. It costs more than the K800i but is slimmer and lighter. Available
in black, red or ivory.
Review: May 2007. Updated June 2009.
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.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K810i include:
- 3G video calling
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, xenon flash and 16x digital
- 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
- 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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Average rating from 103 reviews:
Reviewed by Muhammad aftab from Pakistan on 15th
So beautifull ,and camera excellent.but here is prblm of handle and
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.
Reviewed by Xplosio from Malaysia on 16th Dec
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)
Reviewed by Ian Tarrant from UK on 22nd Jul 2007
Had this phone for a 2weeks now it is great great camera and pictures
down load lovely texting is ok but could be hard if you don't know were
the letters are if you been texting for a while you'll have no pro.
battery ok looks great best phone so far did have w800i
Reviewed by Pavel from UK on 22nd Jul 2007
Very nice mobile. After Samsung D840 ergonomic is much better. Very
nice plastic. Camera is good for 3.2megaP. Have problems with internet
access, but I think it's related to my provider, O2.
Reviewed by lee bekier from Scotland on 21st Jul
Well i recieved this phone Unlocked, if you read the other reviews that
say this phone is rubbish and the keys are too small...dont listen to
them!! The phone is excellent, i have always been a firm believer of
Nokia, until i decided to turn my back on them and go for SE.I have
found this phone so easy to use and the updated firmware is so simple
to downnload. Please give this phone a chance and buy it as you wont
be dissapointed, its a new style of phone and me and the lass have now
got one of these phones each.
Reviewed by SANJAY SINGH from INDIA on 20th Jul
I RECENTLY BUYED SONY ERICSSON K810I PHONE AND FOUND THAT IT IS A NICE
PHONE AND HAVING A VERY NICE PICTURE QUALITY AS COMPARED TO NOKIA N73
BUT THE DRAWBACK IS ITS MUSIC IS LOW THEN N73 , IT IS NOT EDGE ENABLED
, NO SOFTWARES CAN BE DOWNLOAD ELSE IT IS A ULTIMATE PHONE I WILL GIVE
IT 4 POINTS
Reviewed by Paul from England on 17th Jul 2007
What a superb phone!!! I thought, after reading reviews, that it would
be a slab of a thing with keys totally unsuitable for my sausage like
digits. Was I wrong, it's beautiful. My last phone was a D750i ( a K750i
in drag ) and I liked that, but the quality of the screen on the K810
is brilliant. Battery life very good, but then it lives in a cradle
when I'm in the car so it gets charged there. Then only slight niggle
is the size of the letters on the keypad, they're a tad small for my
aging eyesight, although they do light up nicely.
Reviewed by Notty from Wales on 16th Jul 2007
This is a great phone the camera is great its a great size not like
a brick like some say and the buttons are great it also looks great,
the reception of the radio is also fantastic compared to my Nokia N91
and i got a 2gb memory card so its ok for that. Get it you wont regret
Reviewed by Abbas from Pakistan on 16th Jul 2007
I have been waiting for this phone since long, and as i bought it finally,
i think it was the best decision to buy it, camera is exceptional, memory
is good enough, but you can always upgrade it with memory, Mp3 player
is good, and gives you almost all features which a normal working person
needs. Forget abt that keypad, u'll get used to it in minutes and it
just adds to the visual beauty of this phone. Still, My suggestion is
that if u need a stylish, pomping phone then buy a samsung, if you are
after features, go for SE and gives u a good resale value too.
Reviewed by matt from UK on 16th Jul 2007
I'm very disappointed with this phone as i have owned a Samsung D600
before it and find the Samsung's video camera function to be much better.
I also found the Samsung's converter, e.g. currency and length converter,
to be useful. Some features like the blogging function are interesting
but i dont wish to be paying for every time i want to post an image
on my blog from my phone. I think the design could be so much better
and they should have pulled it away from the K800. It could have been
made much smaller and lighter as it feels like a brick. The shiny surface
shows up finger marks and dirt and makes the phone look even uglier.
The battery life is also very bad as mine lasts only a few days, losing
around 10% of life a day where my Samsung could have lasted weeks until
the battery needed re-charging. I would not recommend anyone to buy
this phone as i have been very disappointed and i would trade it for
my old samsung any day.
Reviewed by Claudia from UK on 14th Jul 2007
One day my mobile did not turn on. Only a red light on the infrared
side( Right down side) was flashing. I fund that the menory needs to
be urgrade it. I send for reparied 3 week ago by Carphone Wherehouse
and they did not said anyting jet. This is very inconveniece. I don't
have another mobile and I have to pay the month charge even If I don't
have my mobile. 14/07/07
Reviewed by Everton from England on 12th Jul 2007
This is my first Sony Ericsson phone, and its absolutely brilliant.A
digital camera, music player, web browser, even a modem, and much more
besides. A jack of all trades and master of all-wouldn't be out of place
in a Bond movie! Only one thing though, its too easy to get grubby fingerprints
on it, but that's a minor quibble. Isn't there anything this phone can't
Reviewed by John Mc from England on 10th Jul 2007
This phone is absolutely SUPERB!!! It looks great, hits the right balance
between flashiness and business appeal, and doesnt feels solidly built.
The camera is excellent, the music player is brilliant (the speaker
quality and sound is spot on too) etc etc and overall the usability
of it is just so good. As in, the way in which the phone functions is
just so so logical. What assures me of this is that with my old phone
(the awful LG U8360) I kept thinking "WHY CANT I DO THAT?!", or "WHY
IS IT DOING THIS?" or (pretty much all the time) "WHY IS THE TEXTING
SO BL**DY SLOW!!!!???". But with this I find myself never conflicting
with what its doing, its so logically designed. The best phone Ive ever
had, without question. Get it.
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 9th Jul 2007
This is my 1st SE and wat a phone. Top quality camera and so easy to
use. I was a nokia nut but i am now Se nut, they are simple to use and
look great. Highly recommend this phone
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 9th Jul 2007
Really really good phone; MUCH better than that god-awful Samsung U600
I traded in for this. I'm very hard to please with this sort of thing
but I've found a phone which does everything well here. The features
are excellent- great camera and media functions, the buttons are great
to use (even with big clumsy hands like mine) and it feels robust and
well made. The menus are intuitive and sensibly laid out; anyone could
use this phone but the options provide a huge amount of personalisation
etc. Only slight downside so far is it sometimes lags and takes a second
to catch up when waking it up from stand-by but it's not a problem and
doesn't spoil this great phone.
Reviewed by Neem from UK - London on 6th Jul 2007
Hi there, recently got the k810i and have to say i am a little disappointed
with it. After hearing all the hype about how good the camera is, i
thought id buy this phone to replace my kodak 3.2MP camera and also
my mp3 player. The camera quality is ok, but the picture is of average
quality no way can it match my 3 year old kodak camera. Also the video
recording is terrible, when u start recording in video mode the picture
is pixilated and smudged. My old N73 was much clearer and shaper. The
mp3 player is good and i found it had decent sound, however the keys
are a bit fiddly and the camera lens cover still slides open in my pocket
like the k800i. Overall i would say the k810i is an ok phone but certainly
Reviewed by Rebecca from Isle of Man on 4th Jul
As a die hard fan of Samsung slide phones, was a little reticent about
defecting to the Sony Ericsson camp…..but am now a complete convert.
The only thing that put me off the Samsung D840 was the hideously cheap
looking chrome-esque metal that showed up every single fingerprint on
it’s cover. And the U600 was just a complete nightmare (that temperamental
touch screen would have driven me to phone-icide. Got the K810i yesterday
and am really impressed. Really easy to use, great smooth and responsive
interaction between keypad and screen, EXCELLENT camera which has as
good resolution and picture quality as my 5 megapixel regular digital
camera (which decided to go awol last month) and a very simple editing/uploading/fiddling
process. Uploading fave tunes is a piece of cake and the FM radio also
a bit of a clincher as it was the only thing missing from my most prized
possession – my iPod. Am currenly carrying new said phone, around
in one of those little drawstring bags you get sunglasses in, and it’s
sitting snugly in the wee mobile phone pocket built into my handbag
– I’m obviously still going through that ‘new phone’
phase where you panic every time you breathe on the bleeding thing or
leave any kind of a smudge, smear or trace that you ever touched it……naturally
this will eventually subside and I’ll no doubt soon be dropping
it on every tiled toilet floor in town/dropping it down the loo/throwing
it at wall when I’m being constantly harassed by unwanted phone
calls, but until such nonchalance descends upon me and said phone, I
will indeed be treating it like some sacred relic and affording it more
respect and care than would my own offspring. And who could blame me
eh? I mean this phone is perfect. It looks HOT, it works like a treat,
easy to use, just the right weight, just the right size, wicked interface…..what
more could a girl ask for…….? (except maybe a nice pair
of matching sunglasses……)
Reviewed by Ruth from UK on 4th Jul 2007
Excellent phone. Love it. QUESTION. My battery fluctuates alot. Can
anyone tell me why???
Reviewed by Patti from UK on 3rd Jul 2007
Received this phone last week and i really didnt like the buttons, not
exactly text friendly. OK, this phone looks nicer than the K800i and
slimmer althou not really that noticeable to be honest. Apart from that
its pretty much the same as the K800i. Just not for me so returned it
and gone back to my K800i. Should have listened when people told me
not to bother upgrading to this one, would have saved me a trip down
to the shops but i guess u never know until you've tried it for yourself.
Reviewed by abdi from england on 1st Jul 2007
Reviewed by Martin from St helens, UK on 1st Jul
I did have the K800i last year until I lost it in a night of drunken
haze. So I thought might aswell upgrade to this. Top phone, although
the W810i and K800i were better for texting, I really like this, the
camera cover no longer goes a-wandering in your pocket! And I suppose
the phone's sleek looks make up for the slight cramp in my thumb while
texting. I'm getting used to that. I recommend this to anyone SE do
Reviewed by John from UK on 1st Jul 2007
Had a Nokia 6234 (outstanding piece of kit) and upgraded to a Nokia
6300 (again, an outstanding piece of kit) but I fancied a change...
So, I changed to a SE K810i. FEATURES... Outstanding, and far more fun
factor appeal than a Nokia. Overall, i'm pleased, but there are a few
niggles. The joystick is fiddly and the phone shows every smudge and
mark. It doesn't feel as robust as a Nokia either. Next year, I think
i'll revert to Nokia, but, its personal choice. I don't dislike the
phone, but I can't help feeling that the Nokia 6234 & Nokia 6300 are
hard acts to follow.
Reviewed by Mark Henderson from UK on 1st Jul
Best Phone ever, Great camera, Great video, Great graphics, Go get one
Reviewed by shan from pakistan on 30th Jun 2007
i recently got the phone and let me tell you i was extremely extremely
disappointed, it is one the the ugliest phones i've ever had, it was
a total brick. the buttons were atrocious, the body being plastic felt
so extremely cheap it didnt look like a phone that matched its price.
Camera was the only good thing on it but video quality was disappointing.
I'm a nokia user and the SE interface and software was very user nonfriendly.
the most disappointing thing was the performance, while viewing pictures
it took like atleast 20 sec to clear up making viewing a nightmare,
just returned it, i hate this phone
Reviewed by owens from Great Britain on 30th Jun
Carly, go to settings, General, New events,select pop up. My only complaint
with this phone is the joystick otherwise its fantastic.
Reviewed by Carly Game from UK on 29th Jun 2007
Hi I have only recently got the phone and so far i am impressed, its
my first sony ericsson phone so im still getting used to the new menu
styles etc but so far so good! I just have a question though, when i
receive a text message it comes up as a new event as part of the applications
menu-my friend had a sony ericsson a couple of years ago and when she
got a text it popped up with the persons piture and just said 'new messgae
read?'. I have assigned pictures to contacts in the phone book but it
still comes up as an event. Any ideas? Thanks
Reviewed by joe from Trinidad&Tobago on 28th Jun
I find this cell is the best in the world it is pirfect in every way
and the key pad is cool
Reviewed by wendy womble from britain on 28th
i thought that the phone was too expensive for the standard that it
wass the camera broke easily and was not as good as i had imagined and
all the phone really was , was a smarter looking version of the lower
one. (which was better). i thought the keys were too small and it was
extremely hard to text on. if you have the lower level phone if i was
you i wouldnt bother to change to this one. with all the negatives there
comes a positive .. it was relitivley easy to use.
Reviewed by KAWASAKI KX250 from ENGLAND on 28th
I agree with the reviews on this phone being a re cased k800i, if you
have the k800i dont bother changing to the 810, I had a k750i and changed
to the 810 and am more than happy with the phone. I am a man with large
hands and the keys are easy to use, the standard memory seems huge,
the camera is excellent, speaker volume is fine for the phone but not
so good for music over the speaker, but hey, its not a walkman its a
camera. I have had 2 se phones coming away from Nokia and will have
nothing else for the forseeable future. Top phone, nice size, with out
being too small.
Reviewed by Clumpy from England on 28th Jun 2007
I have the SE K800i and think its fantastic only had one prob "the joy
stick" but no more in a year. Will now get the 810i cause Sony are taking
there time on the 850i ,Come on Sony HuRRY UP. I give the 800i tpo marks
thats why im staying with SE .
Reviewed by harpreet from england on 27th Jun
Same as Daz, first phone I've had that isn't a Nokia - I was a bit weary
of this and my bf kept saying I would hate going from a Nokia to Ericsson
but I have to say I love it! Camera is excellent, was a bit worried
about the buttons but I think they are much easier to use...Would def
Reviewed by bradley from england on 26th Jun 2007
i lurv mi k810i i am 11 and i luv it i luv mi days with this ?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Reviewed by DAZ from UK on 26th Jun 2007
First phone i've had that is'nt a Nokia and i have to say it is an excellent
handset. Great 3.2 mega pixel camera with plenty of memory to store
photos. Thumbs up!
Reviewed by Joe from Singapore on 26th Jun 2007
An Over rated phone... I think its exactly the same as the K800i. Go
over there to rate it. Dun bother to do it twice... You can compare
their Features. Its exactly the same! I would say tt Its jux aform of
marketing strategy. They did not even bother to increase the inner memory
capacity... Or the mega pix... Moreover. The keypad is "UGLY"? I own
a K800i. I would be a fool to pay for this phone. 5 Stars for K800i.
I suppose i dun have to rate this??? =)
Reviewed by MARK from UK on 25th Jun 2007
HAD THIS PHONE SINCE THE UK LAUNCH. I LIKE THIS PHONE AND HAVE HAD NO
PROBLEMS USING THE KEYPAD. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD IS THAT THE MOBILE
RSS FEED, WITH SET UP FEEDS ALREADY ON, I.E THE BBC HAVE STOPPED WORKING
AND IT WONT UPDATE. NO CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO MY PHONE WITH REGARD
TO SETTINGS. HAVE EMAILED SONY WHO HAVE NOT YET RESPONDED. ANYBODY ELOSE
WITH THE SAME PROBLEM???
Reviewed by adnan from kuwait on 25th Jun 2007
what is the meaning of k810, if its a copy of the k800? it has the same
weak speaker phone and i dont advice u to put amore than 1 gig memory,
and they still use the the bad quality headphone that has slim soft
wires instead of quality materials. I still cant understand why sony
made this phone? is it marketing only? coz they didnot make any changes
compared to the k800.
Reviewed by Brian from UK on 24th Jun 2007
The Phone says it all quite simply the best Phone on the market at the
Reviewed by bob from england on 24th Jun 2007
this phone is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by johnny from uk on 24th Jun 2007
ive had (n73,n80,n93,k800i,w850i,6288 and ive also used n95) but i have
to say the k810i is the best one it's the latest one with the newest
software and its 3.2 megapixel camera is amazing and thanks to its flash
and photo fix it can match the n95 5 megapixel camera
Reviewed by mark from England on 22nd Jun 2007
as a rule i really hate Sony Ericsson phones and only ordered this one
because the samsung u600 has touch sensitive buttons (my last 3 phones
being samsung sliders). However, i've now had the phone since monday
evening and i've got to say i'm a convert! really pleased with it so
far. i expected the buttons to be fiddly and annoying and they're not.
i expected the predictive text to be awkward and it isnt. the camera
is the best i've ever had on a phone (the flash and quality of pic in
poorly lit situations is outstanding). also very easy to use and really
like how much you can personalise everything from the message alert
through to the theme, wallpaper, screensaver, ringtone etc etc. would
definitely recommend it!
Reviewed by richard from london, england on 22nd
i have been reading reviews on here for a while to determine weather
or not i would get this phone as my upgrade. my previous phone was a
w810i, which i knew would be a dam hard phone to beat. first impressions
of the phone was that it was a bit chunky, even thought i might send
it back cos of the size, but im really glad i didnt. excellent phone,
dont listern to these other people, it has excellent battery life and
smashing camera. and now got used to size. only phone i would have been
happy with after my w810i. !!!happy days!!!
Reviewed by KAJ from UK on 21st Jun 2007
At first dissapointed by size as used to a slim moto ravr but soon overwelmed
my the fantastic features and user inferface. Simple to use, powerful
and impressive set of capabilities makes this the best phone I have
Reviewed by davy mac from n.ireland on 20th Jun
good phone, only downside is the battery life, not all it could be and
the screen and keypad tend to show the marks and smudges of everyday
use, apart from this, no complaints.
Reviewed by vecter from pakistan on 20th Jun 2007
k810iis a buetifull cel fone and i like other then sony ericsson
Reviewed by Sasha from UK on 20th Jun 2007
If it wasn't for the unusable keypad, this phone would be worth something,
but this way it is going straight for the rubish bin. Why?! It will
only alow me to type at half the speed I normaly do. Other than, key
positioning and feel is awful. Never did I have such a horible keypad
on any of my devices. The camera is of average quality. My 5 yr old
Fuji Finepix produces far better pictures... Nothing at all special
about this phone. I was hoping it will replace the need to carry a proper
camera, but it did not! Not only that, but now I have to get a proper
phone if I was to text anything to anyone. Horrible!
Reviewed by Ross from Scotland on 20th Jun 2007
great phone, but im on my second one and even its still VERY sluggish
and non responsive. so far ive only seen one other person a problem.
is there anyone else out there?
Reviewed by Peter from Australia on 19th Jun 2007
i recomend this phone to all. Its a magnificiant phone with excellent
camera. But the only problem with it is when you put a 2GB memory stick
the performance of the phone is degrading, which can be neglected. on
the whole this is a very excellent phone.
Reviewed by bg from usa on 17th Jun 2007
i recomend this phone to everyone... Takes great/exceent pictures, it
is also an mp3 player, and a remote control for your computer. Great
functions, great design. i hope the joystick will last.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 16th Jun 2007
When I got my k810i it was unusual to me as I have always used Nokia
phones. But I it was a fantastic phone and still is, well done SE!
Reviewed by Mark Whitfield from Salford Quays, Egerton,
BOLTON, UK on 15th Jun 2007
Received my SIM'less K800i a few days ago and I must say, I am impressed.
The software is excellent and very intuitive. The camera feels like
you're using a standard compact and offers a good number of functions.
The radio and MP3 (WMA) player is also excellent. A 4GB card is out
in early July making this phone one of the most versatile phones out
there for combining alot of other devices into one (camera, MP3 player,
radio, mobile of course). You can also sync your Outlook entries with
it (pity it 'doesn't' do the emails as well... bear this in mind). From
what I can see, the K850 is out in the fourth quarter of this year and
is pretty much identical in function except it has a 5 megapixel camera.
As such investing in this phone will not leave you behind the rest.
I still think it is much better than the Nokia N95 for make quality
and the camera quality is too close to call (remember it is about Optics
not MegaPixels so don't get too hung up on resolution). The audio output
seems to get better reviews also. I bought the crystal clear hard case
the acts as a slipper for this device and this fits snug and is a worthwhile
purchase to protect an investment that will no doubt, get plenty of
use. The resolution of the screen is the same as most current PDAs at
320x240 and as such, the standard games like Tennis, look great. I will
certainly be downloading one or 2 more to keep me going mad on long
plane/train journeys. Dragging and dropping music and photos is a breeze
also. All in all, I think it is the best phone on the market at the
Reviewed by Karvin from United Kingdom on 15th
Fantastic features.... Nice pic output from 3.2 MP camera, Excellent
music. 3G feature to speak to someone using video call I would give
5 out of 5
Reviewed by Johny from England on 15th Jun 2007
Yh well i aint sayin that its a bad fone but there is hardley any difference
with the k800i and the k810i the only main difference is that it is
slimer and lighter yet it costs like double the amount so you may aswell
stay with the k800i
Reviewed by Nen from Singapore on 15th Jun 2007
I have always wanted to upgrade my phone (was using a 5 years old Nokia
no-extra-function phone ;) and so did some 'research' Stumbled on this
site and read all the reviews, mostly positive ones and decided to give
this phone a try. Two days on, i'm fallimg more and more in love with
it. Thanks to all you reviewers, thanks Sony Ericsson, I'm a very happy
Reviewed by Dean from England on 15th Jun 2007
I just got this phone today and it is the best phone out on the market
so far until the sony ericsson K850i comes out which is a 5 mega pixel
phone this phone should be everones number 1 phone to buy,its stylish
practical and got good battery life,im a big fan off nokias but this
phone is the best,iv had all the nokia phones out including 8800 SE
N95 N73 N80 and all the old phones 3300 8310 you know the first face
offs the 5146 so yeh nokia was the way to go but now there just aint
got what sony ericsson offer which is a powerful camera,stylish phone
and realiable all the N range is good for is breaking on you going slow
and giving you hassle N95 without a doubt would be the best phone but
its too much of a headache,runs too slow and is the size of a large
wallet even though its pretty light id wait for the k850i and for now
its all about the K810i
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 14th Jun 2007
Just upgraded from the W810i which is a great phone but I prefer this
phone its fantastic especially the camera is excellent, my only complaint
is the buttons, slightly fiddly, but don't let that put you off. Buy
Reviewed by tommy from indonesia on 14th Jun 2007
Reviewed by emma from uk on 13th Jun 2007
i work for a well known mobile company there is hardly any difference
between this and the k800i but i upgaraded to it the keypad is gorgouse
sylish and modern the battery life is brill and also s.e hardly ever
get faults unlike the nokia n range but lovley phone if ur a sony fan
this is the perfect fone
Reviewed by G. Eriksen from Norway on 12th Jun
The K810i looks good, works good - but is sadly useless as a mobile
phone. 4 - four - days after bying this phone the screen freaked out.
According to the service it had been "squeezed" - which was the only
alternative since it had no visible damage. The "squeeze" was to place
it in a pocket -so dont touch this phone, unless you would like to find
out what coustomer service means to Sony Ericcson, and trust me - you
Reviewed by Adam from England on 11th Jun 2007
Best phone ive ever had. love everything about it.quality product
Reviewed by phil williams from uk on 11th Jun
ive had the phone a week now so i feel i can make a good and fair judgment
on the phone. to put it simply its brilliant the camera is the best
ive ever used and ive had plenty of cam phones. the best touches are
the 1,4,7 and star key light up in cam mode to allow you to find the
correct keys in the dark! the only tiny draw back is the fact of the
joy stick which might b a bit awkward if u have larger fingers oh and
maybe a document veiwer would of been nice to but thats me bein really
really picky!! all in all this for me is the perfict phone its the 3rd
in 12 months due to goin a bit mad and gettin the nokia n70 which to
me was a disaster of a phone to slow and just rubish so i bought a motorola
z3 which was much better, but all are blown away by the design of the
keys(which are strangly very easy to use even though they r round)to
the camera. if u can only get one phone it must b the k810i!
Reviewed by Alex from England on 10th Jun 2007
After much delibiration between the Nokia N95, the LG Prada and the
Sony Ericcson K810i. I left the store, with K810i and have no regrets
:D The Nokia was brilliant in many ways, but serious software issues.
It froze, it turned it's self of and was sluggish between menu's. The
Prada phone, looked really nice, but the touch screen was pointless
and texting was ridicuosly hard. But the k810i brightend up my day,
it worked beautifully and the camera is superb :D The menus are nice,
but the icons are hard to distinguish between though. Finally, if your
in any doubt between the three go for the Sony every time :D
Reviewed by chriswilkinsafc from england on 10th
this is the best phone on the market. great camera, better than my digial
camera! so clear. great internet, perfect mp3 player, i didnt even need
my i-pod when i got a 2 gig card! good for games, battery life is perfect
if you charge it properly after purchase! 2 or three days easy! if your
looking to buy a phone, a camera, an ipod and a psp, then just get this
Reviewed by tony from argentina on 10th Jun 2007
it is the best fone ever it is perfect for you nerds
Reviewed by Grant from Scotland on 6th Jun 2007
This phone is fantastic. I have only had it 2 days but im really impressed
with it. It looks great and the quality of it is excellent. The software
is very easy to use as its virtually the same as my previous phone(W810i).
The camera on it is fantastic for a phone and takes great pics. You
can have great fun with the face warp software on it. If anyone is thinking
of getting a new phone then get this one.
Reviewed by Tommo from Merry Ol' England on 6th
This phone is most awesome. I have been saving up for 2 months to get
the w810i, but when i saw this phone, I borrowed, begged and stealed
to get it, and i havent regretted my decision. After trying out the
simulation out on Sony Ericssons site, (sonyericsson.com)i had to get
it. Have you seen it!!!! The camera is awesome, the display is awesome,
the weight is awesome, the buttons, despite what SOME people say, is
awesome. And if you're worried about smudges and the lens opening, buy
a dam case! They're like badger (swearing not allowed) all off eBay.
GET THIS PHONE!!!!!1
Reviewed by Kieron Jones from Uk on 5th Jun 2007
Does trackID not work on orange handsets? I cant seem to find it in
my phone. otherwise, the phone is really excellent!
Reviewed by jeff from uk on 4th Jun 2007
very good phone i have got 1 even though i was going to go for the u600
because i had the d900 and enjoyed having it.
Reviewed by jhon from UK on 4th Jun 2007
Yes it is good hand set but its battery life is worse and the set freeze
on some 3G calls
Reviewed by Mark Westwood from England on 3rd
Well.. what i can i say apart from this phone really is fantastic! I
personally think it is a superb "upgrade" from the fanous K800i phone.
If you like or are into the new shiney/glossy fashionable finish to
new phones then look no further than the K810i! The first thing I noticed
about the K810i was the camera function on the back of the phone. The
slide seems to be more intergrated than the K800i phone. This is just
a brilliant little makeover that sony ericsson have brought across to
us! Many users, including myself, found that the slide for the camera
on the K800i would open frequently when left in a pocket, hence the
change. Now I have gathered from previous comments that there seems
to be a problem with the size of the keys on the keypad. Many people
have reckognized for themselves that the keys are too small! i personally
think that they are completely fine and are part of the new "look".
Now, im a reasonably big tall guy and with that have big hands. I really
dont find the key sizes of the k810i a problem and actually find them
easier to use than "standard" sized keys. Anyways, i hope you have found
this review usefull, tell me what you think if you want. Cheers guy's!
Reviewed by lisa from uk on 2nd Jun 2007
if u dont have this phone, BUY IT!!! its cool
Reviewed by ben from uk on 2nd Jun 2007
This phone's a fingerprint magnet. You really have to clean it every
time u use it otherwise it looks a right mess. Did this as an upgrade
to my K800 but havent found much difference between them tbh. It's not
even slimmer except for the camera part on the back. A very lazy upgrade
from SE. Wouldnt have bothered upgrading if my K800 was still in good
Reviewed by richeyrich from uk on 2nd Jun 2007
i up graded my d600 for a k810i the camara on it is great for taking
pictures but for recording videos ist rubish looks very Pixelated my
d600 was better for video apart for that it is the best phone iv had
Reviewed by Anu from UK on 31st May 2007
I upgraded to this from my 8800 S cos i loved my sister's K800i. The
K810i is exactly the same... but a tiny bit slimmer and the buttons
are easier to use. Fantastic camera, video calling, mp3/radio and flight
mode... evrything a girl could ever want. I am so totally an SE convert.
Reviewed by Chee from US on 31st May 2007
This is an awesome phone!! I just got it a week ago, so far everything
works great and it did catch a lot of attention from my friends and
colleage! Love the classy look and feel, and the camera quality is excellent,
considering camera implemented on cell phone. :)
Reviewed by Mattie from England on 31st May 2007
Had this phone a month now.Previously had a LG Chocolate which broke!..this
phone is superb! has everything you need and looks sexy. You can do
so much on it! very entertaining...currently playing worms 2007!...battery
life is fine and camera is a v.good quality. Highly Recomended!
Reviewed by Abir Ahmed from England on 30th May
This is a rubbish phone... me and my boyfriend hate it as the camera
quality is poor
Reviewed by andy from england on 28th May 2007
great phone dont like the buttons though they feel weird
Reviewed by danjj from uk on 27th May 2007
gr8 phone, no differnet from k800i
Reviewed by Mark from uk on 26th May 2007
had this phone 2 weeks now i love it , never had a sony ericsson before
and was concerned about the joystick but adapted to it really fast and
same with the buttons this phone looks class and it is , the screen
is so easy on the eye its lovely , the camera cover on the back is excellent
and causes no probs , i heard people say you could not here the person
you were talking to on the k800 if you were in a noisy place , there
is no problem like that with this phone , i have only one thing that
gets on my goat a bit and that is i have to keep polishing between the
buttons as i cant stand hand prints on my phone , and it gets finger
grease between them , but hell i enjoy polishing i am a clean freak
, that is the only thing i can moan about , this phone is beautiful
it will keep me happy for a long time
Reviewed by EAZY from MY COUNTRY on 26th May 2007
DAH FONE IS PROBLY DAH BEST OUT DERE GET IT :D
Reviewed by liz from uk on 25th May 2007
this phone is great. its great to look at and great to use. best phone
i have ever used
Reviewed by nicola from uk on 24th May 2007
really really fab phone, best one ive owned. the joystick does have
a tendancy to be fiddly...and my lens cover does slide off on occasions
when its sitting in my bag...but despite these minor issues it still
makes it an excellent buy and a truly fab phone.
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 23rd May 2007
Awesome phone - but i cant really see much improvement from the k800i
at all. the buttons are worse but the size is much better! i am still
a fan of the d900 - lllluuuusssshhhh!
Reviewed by Andy from Uk on 22nd May 2007
After the SE T610 years back i said i'd never use a SE again and have
been with Nokias ever since, well it was time for a change today and
after the good reviews of the SE K8OOi i decided to try the k810i, must
admit first impressions i'm very happy, the camera is brilliant compared
to what i've been use to and everything else about it makes it a nice
little phone, looks nice and the weight is perfect.
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 22nd May 2007
Got the K810i on 18th May, and its been great so far. Brilliant pictures
even inside a very dark bar, great battery life and i've not been off
the phone. The only improvement that is missing is the removal of the
joystick, it should have gone and been replaced with navigation like
the W810i. The phone is nice and quick between menu's, great menu functions
and superb build quality. It does show up finger prints a little more
than i'd like (if you wipe it use a lint free dry cloth otherwise you'll
collect dust round the buttons). The buttons are great, I was hesitant
at first but I've not yet pressed 2 buttons at the same time, they are
really easy to text with. Great phone 5 out of 5
Reviewed by jim from scotland on 21st May 2007
top notch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Jayson from England on 21st May 2007
I have only had this phone for 4 days and its great. The phone works
really well i down loaded the google maps and the came down with no
probs. The k810is bat is also very good Sony Ericsson you have out done
Reviewed by Steve from England on 21st May 2007
The phone is great but overall i think k800i is better.
Reviewed by Liah from england on 20th May 2007
dis fone is great! packd full of features and awesum camraa! Gr8 4 dem
pictur dais owt wit chaa matess :) luv arrrrrrt!
Reviewed by lui from england on 18th May 2007
This phone is good but i upgraded from the k800i which is neali the
same. sony ericcson iam dissapointed iam going back to my k800i.
Reply by tom finney from scotland on
19th Nov 2012
k800i, was they,re best ever, have a w960i smartphone, and , nowhere
near as good ! and I,m a 34 year firefighter.
Reviewed by Sean McCloskey from Northern Ireland on
18th May 2007
Yes the phone keys are a bit fiddly but no more than some in the past
(a few siemens models are coming to mind). But nothing unworkable and
something which I can easily become accumstomed too. 2nd Sony Ericsson
and truely a pleasure to use. Forget the N73 or any Nokia N series.
All I hear is software faults from these. Too much put onto them by
Nokia an not enough consideration given to hardware. I'd really love
to know how much testing went into those models. This SE by far beats
any non smart phone out there and even the smart phones in terms of
durability and usability.
Reviewed by Oliver from England on 17th May 2007
I must admit this is a quality phone. BUT what does the K810i do that
the K800i didn't? Its the same phone with a better looking body! I upgraded
to this phone on the day of the release and I seriously believe Sony
Ericsson have 'copped out' big time with this phone. Couldn't they be
bothered or sonmething? 5 MP camera would have been nice with a higher
resolution screen perhaps? The w880i although lacking in features is
an iconic phone. Lots of effort obviously went into making it as tiny
as it is. Sony pulled out all the stops to reinvent their new flagship
Walkman phone so why not with the K810i Cybershot? Peeps new to Sony
Ericsson will think its great, However If you have a K800i and are expecting
big things from this new 'K' series phone your going to be disappointed!
SONY ERICSSON YOU MUST TRY HARDER - You have big competion (ie. Nokia
N95, Samsung U600)
Reviewed by tom from kosova on 17th May 2007
well well sony ericsson challange to all phones whith style.if you want
the real phone,sony ericsson is the best,buy it and never change with
other phone,i promise
Reviewed by Francesco Mastellone from Italy on
17th May 2007
Why oh why do you always judge joysticks so bad? All of the Sony Ericssons
I tried that had them were very comfortable to use, not to mention the
fact that they take up much less space than a truly ergonomic navigation
pad, making for bigger/farther apart buttons. Regarding the phone itself,
I suppose it's "K" quality. It's going to be my next phone, unless good
symbian ones come out soon. The formats supported by the music player
are nice - I know a lot of guys who wasted their mp3 libraries with
iTunes and don't want to convert back to mp3, further losing audio quality.
Then again, while phones are starting to become reasonably good cameras,
they're still not a patch on a dedicated music player. My only problems
with this phone are its use of Sony's proprietary SD card format(well
duh), and its lack of a built-in 3.5mm jack for headphones. Symbian
would be nice but the reliability of SE' firmware makes up for that.
Reviewed by Simon from Cambs, England on 17th
Really nice phone to look at, and with all the techi stuff that's in
there, i'm sure it's as good as the SE say it is.. Brief look at the
camera - superb quality pics However . . The problem is with the key
pad - nice clicky buttons but just not enough room with my chunky 'man-hands'
and as for the joy stick, far too fiddly and easy to knock. For that
reason alone - it's going back.
Reviewed by chris from Hull, England. on 17th
Had this phone for 1 week now after moving over from Nokia 6280. To
say I am impressed is an understatement - this phone does virtually
everything so very, very well. Menu's are logically listed and easy
to navigate - camera as everyone knows is currently the best available
- texting is a doddle, with the predictive text working superbly, also
easy to set up text and send (none of this 5 presses before your phone
will send a text malarky as found on some other brands). Keypad is very
easy to use, although the soft keys are a little on the firm side and
could do with 'softening up' a touch. The only down sides are the speakerphone
is very poor - trying to use it hands free when driving on speakerphone
is hard going, and the aforementioned soft keys. Battery life is excellent.
Upgraded mine to 1gb memory card for 15 pounds which gives ample space
for MP3's to be used on the phones excellent media player. Yes, you've
guessed my conclusion, I'm now a convert to the new breed of S E phones
(my last one was 5 years ago !) and any buyer will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by Harry from Chamber of Secrets on 17th
Ya, it sounds Gr8 and clear bt nt so much, camera is also cool bT nT
as N95 but u know what THIS IS DADDY OF CAMERA. SO it iS Nr. 1
Reviewed by Paul Rhodes from UK on 16th May 2007
For the past few years I have been a windows smartphone user as I found
mainsteam phones were fairly limited in functionality, but on this years
upgrade I decided to revert back to something more popular and I am
very glad i did so. The k810i is very stylish and user friendly without
comprimising in functionality. I am very pleased to find out that my
Microsoft Outlook contacts and calendar appointments can be synced with
the phone. Also the music player is up to scratch with excellent sound
quality and volume. It also has excellent battery life, radio function,
camera (great flash) and some cool apps to mess around with. Overall
an outstanding phone, well worth getting. Very Impressed!
Reviewed by abdul from london on 16th May 2007
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just got the phone and what can i say its just the best i advise everyone
to get it