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Sony Ericsson T230 review

 Review: August 2004  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: An entry-level phone with colour screen.



 

Review

The Sony Ericsson T230 is an entry-level phone that replaces the old T200. The T200 was a terrible phone, so the T230 is definitely an improvement, but it's still a very basic phone.

The T230 has a colour display, but at 4096 colours it's not the clearest screen around, and is very small. The overall appearance and build quality of the T230 is an improvement, and the keypad is is marginally less fiddly, but it's not the most ergonomically pleasing phone available. On the positive side, it's slim, lightweight, and cheap, with good battery life.


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Reviewed by mirrorz4real from Ghana on 26th Sep 2013
am so pleased with this phone and to be using it forever.!
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Reviewed by Robin from UK on 2nd Sep 2010
This was my second phone. bought it in 2005, still works(it's a toy of my 9 year old little sister now). I thought it was great back in those times.
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Reviewed by geoff from UK on 7th Sep 2009
had my tg230 since 2004 still workimg well.
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Reviewed by Hillary Clintun from UK on 3rd Dec 2008
The phone went dead and did not charge i tried to clean it but still would not charge. Had for barely any time.
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Reviewed by Tara -Australia from UK on 7th Jul 2008
I've had this phone since --forever and technology has moved on. I got it when I was 11 when I went on the bus just for the SOS call or a text. I guess for basic functions like that it's pretty good. Two years on. Blah. I need more.
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Reviewed by Caroline from UK on 19th May 2008
It's very good for an oldih ohone- i've had it for a few years now, had no problems, very pleased with it. No point of me getting a new one as im perfectly happy- it rings, takes calls, texts, all you needfr a phone really :)
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Reviewed by Wouter Stouten from UK on 21st Apr 2008
I like it! Its not the best phone around, but if you get a cable for it, you can do much with it!
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Reviewed by njum from UK on 4th Mar 2008
I am very satisfied with this phone
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Reviewed by deki from UK on 12th Feb 2008
its ok
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Reviewed by don from UK on 19th Jan 2008
ITS THe worse phone that i hav ever used.....
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Reviewed by carloserr from UK on 25th Dec 2007
I don't know about you guys, but this phone is cool. At first though, it didn't really look as a kind of phone that I would enjoy. I explored a bit and found out that I want to keep it. It has a lot of features. The games are the first thing I appreciated. Mine came with the game V-Rally2. I am a fan of auto-games. I didn't know that it had that game. I had mine for a bout a while now, it never hang-ed. The price is really cheap for this kind of phone. I was used to Nokia but now I am switching to Sony Ericsson. Sad thing though is I cannot access the WAP.
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Reviewed by Srinivas Telkar from UK on 12th Nov 2007
I like this phone as it looks good and light weight. When there is battery warning, this phone gets disconnected. This is not a good feature at all.
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Reviewed by justino from UK on 23rd Sep 2007
this fone runs very slow!!!!
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Reviewed by swati from UK on 12th Jul 2007
i bought this phone in 2004 and it is still working properly. its battery life is really good.It completes basic tasks with ease, and it looks good. the main problem is its less features.even its cover is not easily avaible. till date i haven,t faced any problem with the phone so i would rate it to be good
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Reviewed by EMMANUEL from UK on 26th Jun 2007
actually i enjoy my T230 just for the ringtones But i hate it because it do not have GRS/imparale
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Reviewed by H. Ramaswamy iyer from UK on 25th Jun 2007
I am using sony ericsson T 230 and I have found that this is a wonderful piece for the cost. How to attach a camera to this set.
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Reviewed by Barnaby Sphincter from UK on 8th May 2007
God I love this phone! Here I am in May 2007, and it is still going strong! Had it for 3 and a half years now. Brilliant!! Stuff the Nokia N95 and all the hoo haa, its the T230 for teh win!
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Reviewed by conor from UK on 5th May 2007
lools stylish but in actual fact its fit for the bin my screen cracked out of the blue
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Reviewed by dan from UK on 4th May 2007
excelent
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Reviewed by Lyza from UK on 9th Apr 2007
it doesn't offer good features and also doesn't have infrared
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 6th Apr 2007
Absouloutly terrible it was so slow and old! I would deffinately have the Motorola V3xx
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Reviewed by Stevan from UK on 29th Mar 2007
This phone is outstanding!!! It is a KIDS phone and it has good features. This phone is unbreakable that is because its plastic is strong!
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Reviewed by Imran Zia from UK on 20th Mar 2007
i used this mobile. it was awesome. best talking tme noted 8 hours contunious talking
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Reviewed by Ricardo C. Digman from UK on 4th Mar 2007
Incomplete Design of sofeware!
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Reviewed by liam from UK on 1st Mar 2007
it is a good phone that does the job. however if u r 1 of those people who has fully hightech stuff this phone is not 4 u
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Reviewed by Dude from UK on 20th Feb 2007
I have this phone since May 2004. Now it is February 2007. For that time I have total time of 116h.30min.22sec. The battery lasts for about 3 days with about 60-80 min. of talking time and the rest is on stand-by. Well, there's no camera. I bought one. Sony Cyber-shot with 7.2 Mega pixels. Makes great pictures. My old camera was Olympus. Also a good camera but doesn't work when it's wet :) Back to the phone. Doesn't have radio and no support of mp3. I bought a player with radio and mp3 support. i was thinking of an i-pod but it cost too much. I think that the T 230 is great, but it served its time. Now I think to change it because I got fed up with it.
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Reviewed by sougata from UK on 15th Feb 2007
if u plan to use this phone for the purpose of a phone, it is gr8. m using it for over 2.5 years... if u want all the fancy features, ull be sad, but y use a phone as a camera?
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Reviewed by sujan das from UK on 15th Jan 2007
i m not fascinated by this set...........its ok...........the bettary backup of this set is very poor as compare to nokia sets..........sometimes its get hanged over........but as it my 1st mobile i just love it....
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Reviewed by piotr from UK on 13th Jan 2007
ok :)
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Reviewed by mhak bhalla from UK on 28th Jan 2006
i bought this fone i year back,this is such a slow phone and often hangs up on restarting it but to its good point it has good battery than nokia phones but,it is better than nothing or having an black & white phone.
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Reviewed by What's all the fuss about? from UK on 16th Jan 2006
I got my T230 2 years ago and i'm happy to say it works well. I can't understand why some people just rave on how, the battery life is poor, the reception is poor..... well, boo-hoo! they work just fine. what i will agree with is the fact that this phone is slow. it's slow in navigation menus and slow in typing messages. but it can still do those just fine. and the screen is'nt as good as the new ones. I know the t230 is outdated now, and I plan to upgrade to a K300i soon, but I will say this, as a basic phone with a colour screen, the T230 (now T290i) remains good value for money. and here, it costs just the same as a Nokia 1110/1108! Of course, i would rather recommend anyone looking for a basic colur screen phone today to look at the Nokia 2600/1600 as well.
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Reviewed by shane from UK on 17th Sep 2005
peice of junk
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Reviewed by wicky from UK on 22nd Aug 2005
i only put a 3 cause i know better phones out there but it how u take care of your phone. and the rings not good they AWESOME!!! i know y those jacks just say it okay it cause they cant find good sites 2 download good games, rings and animations. where i come from we know how 2 unlock networks get free tex and even calls!! just use u damn heads people it doesn't take a genious 2 figure it out! u neeed 2 get the phone!
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Reviewed by ~*KAY*~ from UK on 20th Aug 2005
This is a really bad phone!!!! It scratches so easily and my buttons stoppedwoking after a few months! Also, this phone is compatible with HARDLY ANY downloadable ringtone or graphics, and the ones that are compatible cost from $5.00 upwards. The colour is also really bad...if ur looking for a good phone for entertainment get something like Samsung E700 but if you want a reliable phone go for the Nokia 3315.
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Reviewed by GEORGE BASIL from UK on 4th Aug 2005
Execllent value for money.When compared to nokia phones of same price range,this is steal.Very handy.But i think there are some problems getting the network.It hasn't been long since i am using this. but everthing else look just fine
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Reviewed by Finick from UK on 7th Jul 2005
I dink that da dis fuone is da best in da earth. I dunnot noe wat I wud ave dun widout dis gr8 luking thingy. Buy it. Very recommend.
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Reviewed by Jed Davao Philippines from UK on 19th May 2005
It's quite fine with the capability of gprs and mms, but the problems the cam you need to attached it first...But it's quite handy the best of the things i want in the cell is it's handiness... Buy it peps no regrets and it's much cheaper than others only 3900 php equivalent of 70$ plus... (Paalam) good bye in philippines...
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Reviewed by munawarshahzad from UK on 8th May 2005
its a best fone having all accessories.
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 18th Apr 2005
I Got The Phone In Xmas 2004 And Broght Da Cam I Love It !!!!!!!!!!! It Rocks!!!!! If You Think Its Stuppid Your Crazy I Think Its The Best Its My 2nd Phone And Im Only 10
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Reviewed by Anwar Zeb from UK on 2nd Mar 2005
The Sony Erickson Model T 230 is precious, attractive. The Colours are little bit lighty.
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Reviewed by M. RAJKUMAR from UK on 19th Feb 2005
It looks very nice and it has plenty no. of features. so, i think it is excellent from India (Tamil Nadu)
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Reviewed by faisal mehboob from pakistan on 14th Feb 2005
ITS IS NICE PHONE BUT NOT EXCELLENT ITS OFFENTLY HANG WHEN ITS RE START AFTER CHARGING.AND ITS RING TONE VOLUME IS NOT SO SHARP SUCH LIKE NOKIA SETS. ATLEAST ITS NOT BAD ITS WEIGHT IS LITE AND GOOD LOOKING BUT OFTEN TIME ITS SIGNALS IS NOT REACHED INSIDE MARKET AND APPEARS SOS CALLS ONLY.
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Reviewed by james from england on 14th Feb 2005
my poor rating for this mobile may be because of the dates, obviousely technology has moved on. however, the sony ericsson t230 is a good phone for someone that doesnt care THAT much about great features. it completes basic tasks with ease, and it looks good. the main problems people may find is the slightly low reaction time, and how when you are writing a text, you may finish the text 30 seconds before it finishes appearing on screen. however, the battery life is very good and is reliable. the attachable camera that comes with it is.. ok at best. IN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS it can take great photos that are clear, but as a general rule, colours are dull and not sharp. however, for the price this phone is, it is more than acceptable. the polyphonic ringtones are good, despite there only being a few of them. the sound recording is good at the right distance, but who needs that anyway?!? one thing that bugged me for no reason is that dirt, dust, HAIRS (I dont know either) and fluff seem to go in the holes where the sound comes from and not come out.. this phone not having removeable covers, the dirt is stuck and makes the screen impossible to see in really bright light. overall its a good phone, but for someone who doesnt care TOO much about how many features it has.
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Reviewed by Nsajigwa from Tanzania on 13th Feb 2005
you know wht i asked my father to buy me a nokia but he bought this. this phone sucks it bad it has no nice features. com on sony you should desined it better a list keep bluetooth. any site you go you can not get any ringtone yo need to have usb that sucks. now any chick out there hallo
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Reviewed by Tess from england on 12th Feb 2005
I have had this phone since august 2003 and i have had enough! I was first attracted by the colour screen but its not that good i had to change the contrast to make graphics easier to view. This phone can have a camera plugged into the bottom but its absolutely rubbish and very hard to take good pictures. You have to move them to the phone and even then you have to have enough memory - so that means if you have recently downloaded a game or got a full inbox then you will not be able to move your picture to the phone! There is no memory whatsoever. Another thing that attracted me was the quirky design i quite liked all the little buttons and the navigation pad was a big plus for me, but after about 6 weeks some of the buttons had become stiff, i didn't go away and in the end i had to send my phone away as it had affected my texting abbilities ( i couldn't use multitap) ( i can't spell abbilties lol) So pretty much if you want a phone for a good price to use for the odd call or text, this could be the phone for you.
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Reviewed by Jake from New Zealand on 11th Feb 2005
Man i hate this fone. Anyone that says it is excellent has obviously not had it for over 2 months. My fone has colle3cted lots of dust under the screen and keeps jamming. AVOID THIS FONE LIKE THE PLAGUE!
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Reviewed by James from UK on 11th Feb 2005
I really like this phone and I think the features are quite good. It would have had more if they had included bluetooth but I cN'T FIND IT ON MINE :(!
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Reviewed by Raluca from Romania on 11th Feb 2005
It's great! I just love it very much. I never had any problems with him. :-)
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Reviewed by alis from germany on 11th Feb 2005
I guess are many bad things to say about that fone, makes much noise and has unclear coulours, but hey, what if we dont have money, this is good for less money. Thats why I am giving 3 stars here
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Reviewed by lacy madbad@bad.hu from Romania on 9th Feb 2005
I think for his price is a good phone. I buyed last month. Til I'm satisfided with his features. He knows much more than my last phone, Samsung C100. Ok, Samsung is the best in screen display color only they know how did it). But my newest phone is Sony Ericsson, and I'm ok with he.
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Reviewed by sprotas from i dont know on 9th Feb 2005
iv got t230 just month ago and its broken its soft is defective if you want try download exacly same amaunt as its memory and here you go you have crashed phone and when you want delete some files phone just swiches off. and you cant erase it even with pc its t230 end. so if you want realy good phone go and buy nokia
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Reviewed by Morpheus from england on 8th Feb 2005
This is an okay phone, when it was released, it was really quite good, but now it is out-dated. But hey, if you just want it as a phoning device, it's goood. It's: *Light, *Compact, *Has an alright sized screen, *looks quite good, *cheap, but thats about all. You can have an attatchable camera, but there's no use because its poor quality. Still, I would recommend this to first-time-phone buyers, it a great starter phone.
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Reviewed by aaron from scotland on 8th Feb 2005
Good batterij life, color screen is outstanding, photo phonebook is cool. I love this phone. I got it on T-Mobile for 40 pounds.
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Reviewed by toasty from australia on 6th Feb 2005
i got dis fone a few weeks ago an d i reckon it rox!!! it is my 1st fone but i i think it is all i need der is no use goign out and buying a really expensive fone when u can get da t230 for about 100 bucks i reckon da price and standard are great but it should cum with a few more accessories like handsfree or sumthing but u dont need a camera 4 sure buy 1 outta da shop if u want 1!!!!
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Reviewed by K.Bhavani from India on 4th Feb 2005
I feel bad to ill-speak of my ever first phone! But what to do guys... I cant stop myself from saying this.... I bought this phone four months ago. It really iritates me! DAMN!!! It hangs more often! The worst thing is that I need to remove the battery and then re-insert it each and every time when it hangs!!! I hate it. GRRR!! Its performance is very poor! Cant bear with anymore. Most of the times i send alerts or inboxes to my buddies on wap, it never conveys them properly. I lost few friends cuz of this bad phone *SOBS* SO decided to sell it. *SNIFFZ* Dare buying my phone ? Any 1 ??? :-D To be frank, This T230 is a SADDIST!!!
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Reviewed by Zoli from Romania on 2nd Feb 2005
I payed 46 Euro for this phone, with card included. I wanted to buy a cheap phone, but with enough features included. It's exactely what I expected. In the games sometimes hand up, but as any Ericsson it's easy-to-use, with everything You need from a phone! I can personelise it for the important people to ring differently, I can compose my own music, etc... If You want special features like games or other fantasms, go buy a PC or an expensive phone. I think people don't realise that if You buy an entry-level phone You can't expect to function as a 500 Euro phone. Sony-Ericsson T230 is outstanding for his price!
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Reviewed by Moe Enzo from U.K. on 1st Feb 2005
MY MATE HAS DIS N I CUD TELL U IT REALLY SUCKS. I WUD GIVE IT A 0 BUT DIS REVIEW FORCED ME INTO GIVIN IT A 1 STAR. POOR COLOUR RESOLUTION N DA FEATURES SUCK. IT FEELS LIKE CHEAP PLASTIC N MORE LIKE A TOY DAN A FONE. FOR GOODNESS SAKE, JUST LOOK AT IT.
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Reviewed by hemnath from india on 31st Jan 2005
I GOT THE PHONE LAST NOVEMBER 2004. FIRST I THOUGHT THAT THE PHONE WAS GREAT. BUT ITS WRONG THE PHONE IS VERY SLOW ESPECIALLY WHEN OPENING LONG MESSAGES OR OPENING MESSAGES IN THE SIM. THE PHONE HANGS FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES,ITS JUST MAKES ME IRRITATED. ALSO I HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN SWITCHING ON THE PHONE. THE PHONE HANGS ON THAT TIME ALSO. I HAVE TO SWITCH IT ON AGAIN. YOU CAN REALLY FEEL THAT THE PHONE IS SLOW WHEN TYPING MESSAGES FASTLY THE PHONE SHOWS HOW WORST IT IS. THE INBUILT TONES ARE VERY HORRIBLE. TOTALLY I HATE THE PHONE THE NOKIA 6600 IS AUSUM. DONT TRY TO BUY THIS PHONE. WASTE OF MONEY I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE ONLY ONE STAR FOR ITS COLOR SCREEN AND ITS APPEARANCE.
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Reviewed by tonichi from philippines on 27th Jan 2005
I have this phone for 4 months now and im thinking of replacing it with a nokia camfone and radio. why? At first i was amazed by the features of t230, audible and nice polyrings, exterior design, composer, recorder etc. But as the months passed using this it beacame boring because i had the same tones, the same wallpaper etc. The problem is the connectivity it had no IR a neccesity of todays cellphones. IR connectivity is portable than using datacables. and im beggining to get disappointed with the software coz its so slow even when im texting the phones can't cope up with my fingers ending up fixing scrambled messages also u have to get through a lot of steps before u can send one. i had nokias before and it lasted years before i replace them. time to buy me a 7250i
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Reviewed by nat from australia on 23rd Jan 2005
when i got this phone my expectations where definently higher. The buttons, i found, are to small and hard to get to when writing a text message. also it was really confusing how to get out of programs instead of deleting them. i also found this phone very slow compared to my nokia 3200.
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Reviewed by zac baxter from UK on 20th Jan 2005
i quite like this fone it is lite cheap and has a sound recorder overall i would give this fone a 4 out of 5 hi all my frends who read this : )
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Reviewed by liam wison from uk on 19th Jan 2005
i have had my t230 scince xmas 2004 and i think it is great! it is a smart little phone and for only 80 it is great value
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Reviewed by Shane McCarrick from Ireland on 14th Jan 2005
This phone is average, at best. In Ireland it costs 49 Euro as a pay-as-you-go phone on the o2 network- and this includes 80 Euro of free call credit- so essentially o2 is paying you 30 Euro to take this phone off their hands- so my expectations were not exactly the highest..... (49 Euro offer is from the Carphone Warehouse on Grafton Street, Dublin 2) Phone has a similar menu structure to the t610, its big brother- and unfortunately similar problems to it too. There can be problems when you go to charge the phone- occasionally it refuses to acknowledge that you have put the charger in at all. Turning off the phone and on at a later point in time is occasionally problematic (e.g. if you're on a flight and have to turn it off). On numerous occasions the phone refused point blank to turn on again- until such time as the charger was plugged into the phone (despite the fact that it was fully charged). I don't have massive fingers- but I did have problems with especially the central joy-stick button- accidentally hitting side buttons was a big problem (I also had problems with accidentally hitting the send button while writing text messages- on multiple occasions sending unfinished text messages). The screen is not as clear as I imagined it would be- but legible enough. All-in-all, given that I got the phone free- and my expectations were not particularly high, I was moderately satisfied. Were I required to pay for this phone I would be disctincly dissatisfied.
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Reviewed by dani from australia on 11th Jan 2005
well wat can i say its a pretty goo fone i like it cuz its my first but u no other ppl might think its rubbish but i like my first fone i think its awesome !!!!!!!! lol have fun in ur life I LURVVVVVVVV SPONGEBOB!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Serban from UK on 10th Jan 2005
Good: small light; very light charger sound recorder chronometer generally acceptable according to specifications as described in documentation Bad: Difficult to type numbers when writing text. Numbers are last in a long of odd rarely used characters Calls list made from only last calls from each (if you call someone twice, only last call appears in the list) Call date not displayed Cannot set up volume for alarms and events; sound settings have no impact on it Events are signaled for only for a few seconds Charger connector seems to be not very reliable; it has 2 plastic black little "things" for locking into the phone that I'm afraid to break anytime I plug it out Black screen when not lighted; you can see only the clock Screen difficult to watch in strong light; seems to be all black You cannot make calls while using the chronometer Some text messages keep scrolling and are retyped without user's control. They are difficult to read
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Reviewed by BasterWareZ from on 9th Jan 2005
Small display, very slow reaction... But colorful...
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Reviewed by EOGHAN from IRELAND on 8th Jan 2005
RELY COOL FONE
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Reviewed by Joshy from - on 6th Jan 2005
I Got This phone and its kool, it looks kool, it weigh practicaly nothing, and its got kool games! not the best thing around but a good first phone. It does the same stuff that phones for $160 upwards can do.
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Reviewed by RAMANDEEP SINGH SEHGAL from india on 6th Jan 2005
the phone hangs in between ..and don't have infrared property...storage space /memory is also less..
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Reviewed by Eoghan c from ireland on 4th Jan 2005
dis fone is great! it looks grate has loads of features + is very cheap. i would recomend dis fone 2 any 1!
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Reviewed by sofie from BELGIUM on 3rd Jan 2005
if you really have nothing to do all day but push about fifty buttons before even being able to send a message not even taking count of the number of pushes needed for the message, I could recommend this phone. If you have toothpicks for fingers to be able to push the main button without pushing atleast two of the surrounding, I think You would like it. And if you are a really, but then really really fast typer that you are able to see what sigh you actually typed before it is logged into the text( and taking regart that ' <-this sign is not even in the thing, or atleast i cant find it, then this piece of junk is all yours. Please note that I am a type ahollic and that this is the first mobile I ever had problems typing with, letting alone after months still not being ablo to type with it. Im going to get rid of this piece of junk and Im going back to my beloved nokia, I'll try the 3220, cant get much worse than this though. One plus point: nice look, but th ats all.
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Reviewed by Ramesh Ranganath from UK on 28th Dec 2004
I HATE this Phone...i hardly get 2 Hours Talk time.. Charging this phone is one horrible thing..theres a lot of problem in charging this and it shows battery full and if you beleive it then you are in trouble...the very next time you make a call you will find the battery low. I strongly advise not to buy this phone.
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Reviewed by Ronell Trinidad from Philippines on 21st Dec 2004
The Sony Ericsson T-230 is an entry-level MMS-capable phone, on the level competing with Nokia's 3510i. Well, being an entry-level phone, one mustn't expect much, but hey, for the money, it displays the best color screen I've ever seen in its class. Also at par is the voice-polyphonic tones that sound distinctively better than Nokia's midi-polytones.Text input maybe slow at first, but when you get used to it, you'll be pretty quick. And,one thing I liked about Sony Ericsson phones is their professional, no-frills look that doesn't look like other nokia wanabees...
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Reviewed by t230_lover from New Zealand on 21st Dec 2004
Yes! I absoloutely love this phone. If anyone looks in the my mobile mags then you'll see what I mean! It has by far the most amount of gadgets on the phone (the phone RRP is $199. I totally recommend this phone! Before I got it, I went to a vodafone stand at a mall. I asked them if I could see a demo phone. It was exactly like the real one and it was just totally awesome! GO BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by BACARDI_SUPERIOR from Serbia & Montenegro on 20th Dec 2004
What can i say...traditionally good battery,weak keypad,but not so bad color display...! To short this story,i think that i will return to my first love-motorola! ;) All the best from Serbia
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Reviewed by jamie from australia on 20th Dec 2004
iv had problems after problems with this fone, this is my second one coz i had to take the first one back coz it didn't work and now me other one i splaying up on me, these fones are rediculous but i spose you get wat you pay for
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Reviewed by Negru2k from Romania on 18th Dec 2004
I have a T-230 and i think it is very good.sony you are the best
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Reviewed by Zandra Carino from new zealand on 18th Dec 2004
This fone iz pritty olrite, it works pretty olrite but wen i playd a game lyk hardcore 1 of da keys started to peel of which was a total bumma but neway da only ting i hate bout it is dat you cant download screen tatoos wich sux so dats y i gave it free stars... yeh dats ma opinion but n one disagree feel free to..... disagree ;) even dou som tings are a total mmuck up wif dis fone its stil good quality which make it special!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Guruprasad from India on 17th Dec 2004
My experience with it wasnt good - 4 days after purchase, even before the SIM got activated - for whatsover reason the down arrow - soft key stopped to function.The display is not too good and the by default ringtones are horrible.I wud not recommend this to anione in any part of world
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Reviewed by Marat from Russia on 16th Dec 2004
1)Very Slow 2)Frezzez sometimes 3)Sometimes doesn't switch on and freez. 4)Low speak time max 1 hour 5)Charging problem 6)uncomfortable joystik emulator 7)And many other bugs
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Reviewed by JT from Belgium on 15th Dec 2004
Very annoying phone, long key entry delays, it takes ages to write instant messages. Response time also very slow. They should have left out the colorscreen and put more processing power to speed up the response time. Communication cable to your computer costs $$$ I suggest not to buy it.
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Reviewed by Elliot from Perth on 14th Dec 2004
It is a great phone for people who want a cheap phone wit polyphonic ringtones and a colour screen (even though the screen is poor quality), but i would not reccomend somone who can afford better. The things that made me give it 2 stars is the tiny like, 1mb or sumfin memory, which is 3/4 used up by sms, mms, and contacts. The other bad things are the charger doesnt go in properly and sumtimes it wont charge. Sumtimes things go wrong wit it and it wont turn on untill you take the battery out. I know its not just my phone because a friend of mine has the same fone with the same problems.
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Reviewed by wasnt_me from Australia on 11th Dec 2004
Good at the time of non camera phones, where a colour screen and polphonic ringtones were all you needed, but it became completely useless when camera phones came. this phone lacks features and bores you!!!
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Reviewed by JaMeS from australia on 10th Dec 2004
I think dis fone is da best fone eva!!!!!!!!!:p its easy 2 use and u dont need a camera 4 heavens sake buy 1 from da shop pplz its so0o0o0o0oo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o much beta quality than fone cameras overall ................................ this fone RULZ:p
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Reviewed by Sarahann Sheikh from belgium on 9th Dec 2004
I have this phone and I find it amazing! It's very basic and it's all you need.If you're not very good with technology,as I am, this phone is perfect for you!
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Reviewed by Gianni from UK on 9th Dec 2004
Very easy to use mobile phones with limited but nice feuteres. I suggest this phone to those persons, who like semplicity and nice design together. Ovviusly there are many mobile phones better than this one, but however, it is cheap to have!
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Reviewed by dre from UK on 9th Dec 2004
besides its smallsized buttons i think this is a phone that does what it has to do. Good sound, long lasting battery and good looks. For me its a plus it doesnt have a camera cause who needs one really? another plus is its shockresistance, its easy-to-use menu and its basic colourscreen (but who needs colour? its just fun isn't it?) well in all im quite fond of this phone.
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Reviewed by jonny dinsim from wonderland on 8th Dec 2004
THIS PHONE IS ALL YOU NEED FOR A BASIC MOBILE. SMS, MMS, PREDICTIVE TEXT, ITS THE WHOLE THING. I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THIS THING, THERE PROBABLY ONLY LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD BUY THIS PHONE.
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Reviewed by Lil Miss Perfect from New Zealand on 7th Dec 2004
This is a great phone for anyone who wants great value for their money. The Good and Bad about the T230: Good: Basiclly Everything- The T230 cellphone is one of the most stylish phones I have seen. It comes in two colours, and is incredibly small and sleek, in other words if you like phones with good looks this little baby is for you! The Screen is a good size for the phone & the colour is brilliant (bright, clear, good quality e.t.c). The features are outstanding( there is just so many!). They include two awsome games, but V-Rally is my fave!!:-) plus a stopwatch, alarm, timer, events calender & SO much more. Heaps of great ringtones are included( 32 voice polyphonic) There is loads of accesories including a clip on "Communicam" and a FM handsfree radio. You can Browse the internet via Wap which is one of my fave features on the phone! O.K I could go on for ages about the good points but I gotta get to the bad point/s. Bad: The only bad thing about this phone is there is no intergrated camera, but it is easy enough to clip on the attachible one. So.. GO AHEAD AND BUY THIS PHONE!! For a more detailed review go to i-mobile.com
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Reviewed by anton from New Zealand on 5th Dec 2004
If you are lookin for a Cheap-for-features phone, look no further, apart from the horrid keypad, it's a pretty good mobile. Has some outstanding functions like + One touch SMS, + Decent MMS support (100k size limit and multi page editing, a Nokia usually has 1 page only and a stupid 46k size limit on MMS) + Voice recorder surrporting AMR popular format and sending over MMS. you can get about 2:30 of speech on one MMS, cheap way to send a voice message! + You can also record you own sounds this way to use as ringtones, + Colour screen is much better than t200, t300, t68, t68i supporting 4096 colors instead of 256 colours. + Wap 1.2.1 browser, capable of limited HTML browsing. + downloadable games (this is NOT java) + picture MMS with attachable but clumsy CommuniCam mca-25 now the bad bits, - Keypad!!! aRGH!!! I thought my Sagem was bad, they are too tiiiny, hard to press and are a horrid plasticly "rubber" material. - Wap browser has a fault, You browse to a WAPsite that has a "search" or logon form fields, Theis silly phone says "you need to fill something in" if you miss even one field, even if clicking "back", "home" or something similar and not required.. - Sony Ericsson have not fixed the bugs yet, not even one F/W upgrade avail. - OS is a little slow, can get locked up if you rush it. - No Bluetooth (You get what you pay for) - No I/R (You get what you pay for but i'm sure they could have stretched to IR.) - simacard is far too hard to insert/remove. Argh! - CommuniCam mca-25 is too slow to upload pics to phone. The clumsyness is handleable. In a summary, it's a capable but simple and easy to use little phone with terrible number keys. Shame they stuck it in such a bad case. I wish it was a little nicer and rounder as well as some edges are quite sharp. The attachable CommuniCam mca-25 takes fantastic picures for a phone, but is very slow and clumsy.
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Reviewed by pikaboo from Mars on 4th Dec 2004
hehehe i guess all the ppl who said this phone is rubbish.. maybe they are too rich ... they can buy whatever expensive phone... so far my brother having this phone for almost 5 months now .. no problem at all ... it still depends on how you use the phone ... any phone will give problem if you never use it properly .. and i know there are nokia freaks as well ... who cares only for brand which they are having .. they are outdated with nokia's same menus over again in almost all the phones... they will add 1 function and name it as new model... this is total waste .. i guess sony ericsson is far better than nokia ... not over priced ... service also not bad.. i had T610 .. it was 1 year old somethin and i send for service cause of the keyboard.. they repair it for free and its already out of warranty period .. i dont think so any other brand will give this kinda services...
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Reviewed by iris from spain on 3rd Dec 2004
I find this a good little phone, it does everything i need it for, so what if you can not get all the mod con's on it, it is only a phone after all!! By the way can anyone help me with an instruction manual in English (mine is in Spanish)or where I can get one
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Reviewed by Sadique Ahmed from England on 29th Nov 2004
this is a fantastic phone, its really easy and gd to use battery lasts really long and all the features in the phone is fantastic. its a brilliant phone i give it five stars because its wicked. safe
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Reviewed by Asif Wahedi from Afghanistan on 28th Nov 2004
I realy thanks the company and the technical people they mad the Mobile. the only proble i'm felt sofore is the small kebord (button) it has. regards
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Reviewed by Asif Wahedi from UK on 28th Nov 2004
I personly thanks the technical depart ment of this mobile. i really satsify of it. the only proble i'm having is the somal keboard it has, thanks a lot
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Reviewed by nima sattar arjomandy from iran on 26th Nov 2004
it is very good phone.
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Reviewed by Trent Rule from Australia on 25th Nov 2004
I had owned 1 other ericsson before this that was a T39 and it was the best phone ive ever had, when i bought my T230 i was expecting the best of the best but instead i got a phone that loves to make you angry. Ive had so many electical problems with this phone from the battery not lasting any longer than 3 days to the charger not connecting and when i sent it back to be fixed they told me there was nothing wrong with it! My advie is not to by a T230 they really prove that there cheaply built
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Reviewed by Ravikumar.G from UK on 23rd Nov 2004
I've used it.. But seems nothing more special.. Battery is stable but not the complete hand set. Hangs often and takes lot of time to start.
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Reviewed by abhijit from india on 22nd Nov 2004
It'realy good in allway functionality and looks. excellnt performance
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Reviewed by van Gool from The Netherlands on 20th Nov 2004
I got mine completly free with a free contract. And apart from that it has a VERY slow interface and sucky buttons (and maybe the bad display) it is a phone that does all the things i want in a phone, It can call and it can send sms. So i am OK with it. If you want a multimedia system Nokia buy that one but if you want a small phone that fits in your trousers and that is cheap this is a good choice.
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