Sony Ericsson T300 Review
The Sony Ericsson T300 is a basic phone with some similarities to the
Sony Ericsson T68i. Like the T68i, the
Sony Ericsson T300 has an optional plug-in digital camera, similar looks
and user interface and a colour display. However, it also has polyphonic
ringtones, a changeable front cover, a refined keypad, although it lacks
high-end features like Bluetooth.
Despite good features and an excellent battery life, the T300 cannot
be recommended as it is known to have a number of software and reliability
problems - not a phone that can be relied upon.
Features of the Sony Ericsson T300 include:
- Colour display (256 colours)
- WAP (GPRS), email
- High Speed Data (HSCSD - up to 28.8 kbps)
- Optional snap-on camera (CommuniCam)
- Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) & Multimedia Messaging Service
(MMS) - send pictures and sound like text messages
- Downloadable polyphonic & mono ringtones, plus ringtone editor
- Mobile chat
- Predictive text input (T9)
- Built-in modem
- Voice dialling
- Picture phone book
- Downloadable games
- Exchangeable covers
- Background picture
- Calculator, calendar
- Size: 106 x 48 x 21 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Battery standby: 400 hours
- Battery talktime: 11 hours
- Vibration alert
- Tri band
Sony Ericsson T300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Johnny from Greece on 28th Mar 2005
I have this phone for 2 years.The reason I bought it was the fact that
I wanted a mobile with camera.The result of that was rather disappointing.
The reason?The 8-bit (256 colours) colour screen of course.When after
a while I bought an IR device for my PC and transferred the images I
had taken with my T300,I felt better,cause they were clear enough and
well for an external camera.The IR device was an opportunity to discover
the real multimedia functions this blue (the colour of my T300) brick
has.Searching through the internet,I downloaded many pics,themes,midi
melodies and games free charge. Programms for making your own themes,
making MMS made me very happy and proud about my choice buyin' this
phone.You can use it as a modem too.The composer has also fun.You can
make a melody using effects,which is an innovation.The SMS counter is
also practical.Mesagges are not limited by the sim card.The phone has
memory to save about 67 messages apart from the phone book and multimedia
memory.Navigating the menus using numbers is a nice surprise.For example,pushing
the joystick once and then the buttons 2,1,1 you can write an sms etc.I
think it's faster and better than at Nokia phones. I didn't have any
problem such turning off by itself as many people say here.It is also
a robust phone.It has fallen several times but it still works fine.
On the contrary,though,many problems or silly functions this phone has,make
me frustrated.The first I've noticed is that you don't have direct access
to the sim card,which means that every new phone number you save,it
is saved in the phone memory and you can't copy it to the sim card.If
you want to do a master reset,every phone number which is not in the
sim card will be deleted.Thank god there is an option for copying ALL
( :-( ) contacts from phone to the sim card. Another point is that after
a missed call there is no option for sending an sms to the phone number
you missed it's call (if the phone number is saved in the phone or sim
card memory).My Nokia 3310 had that option and I loved it.Yes,I agree.This
phone is as slow as an elephant,independently if the memory is full
or not.Midi melodies sound good,but are a bit quiet even if the volume
is at the highest level.The SMS alert is the worst tone my ears have
ever heard.The sound is damned.If you choose " click " instead of tone
there is no vibration.Why??I wish It had more memory for games themes
and sounds and a calendar.T68i and T310 have a calendar and more memory
for multimedia(about 1Mb).Why not and the T300?I know the 13 seconds
trick but 603 kb are not enough.The battery life isn't so good although
a friend of mine has the same and he charges it every week.When I'm
at a place with no signal,after a while appears the initial screen to
give the pin number. The most lunatic,though,is that sometimes when
I push"down" the joystick, the number 6 appears on screen.Similarly
"right" appears 9 or 3.A big problem if you navigate the menus and you
push "right" and you choose the number 3 choise of the menu.The reception
occasionally is not good indeed.I think it's a bit big for some pockets.The
led is useless.I cannot understand why at the option " status" there
is the following information: Model: T300.Ok Sony Ericsson,we are not
dummy. We know which model we have bought.Silly info!The conclusion:This
phone has many good features,but besides has many mistakes.Unless you
want the highest technology on your mobile and you don't want to pay
too much money,let T300 be one of your choises although K500i is far
better and is also cheap enough. I sometimes get angry with it,but I
still love it.
Reviewed by Lewis Palmer from England on 25th
this little phone is quality stuff, even had a laugh or two messing
around with the infra red linking it to my sisters laptop it's funny
that the people saying it's rubbish can't spell, they're probably 14
year old townies. personally, phones with built in cameras are rubbish
anyway, why'd you buy one if you could get a digital camera cheap enough
any. i bought this phone of ebay and am enjoying having it, good vibration
quality as well
Reviewed by Halim from Indonesia on 23rd Mar 2005
Very dissapointing phone I got, the battery is weak, display is poor,
like other sony ericsson handsets, the speaker is very hot if I talk
more than 3 mins, reception is weak, sometimes I have to go outside
the building to get better reception, and the software is too slow to
Reviewed by GoGoBear from Greece on 21st Mar 2005
It is by far the best phone for ages! Battery is awesome. Amazing size.
Sound, loud and clear. What else do you expect from a mobile? MMS? It
has it! T9? It has it! Poly Sounds? Let me see... It has it! As for
all you geniuses, don't forget that it was on circulation since June
2002, and even if my 7610 (Nokia) and my Z1010 (S.E.) stand proud in
my hand, this is my Benjamin and loving companion!!! Nikolas p.s. By
the way, Mophun games are real fun!
Reviewed by Chris from chan on 6th Mar 2005
Great phone with great functions. Who cares if other people say that
this phone is cr*ppy, a moble phone is built for recieving and answering
phone calls, not for taking pictures with. It has most of the functions
you need, like WAP, GPRS, HSCSD, infrared, Tri-band, MMS and downloadable
games. By the way, this phone's durability is excellent, after dropping
it out of my 10th floor house down to the pavements. At the end, it
still works perfectly (except for some few scatches).
Reviewed by wassy from Aust on 26th Feb 2005
this phone sucks. it deserves to be thrown into a pit or hit by a sledgehammer.
nokia 3220 is what im looking! get it not this piece of ####!!
Reviewed by Rupesh from UK on 4th Feb 2005
Lets be honest this hasnt got many things for the phone expert - no
camera (built in, the clip on is poor anyway!) no bluetooth no video
playback no music playback....etc but as a bog standard mobile phone,
with colour screen its pretty damm good. the battery life is great -
if you just leave it on in your pocket or bag, it lasts about a week.
pretty reliable and sturdy (can and has withstood a few drops onto the
Reviewed by matt from nz on 29th Jan 2005
Reviewed by Kirsty from Australia on 18th Jan
I bought phone about 6 months ago because it sounded really good (my
first colour and polyphonic phone) i hate it! ringtone is way to quiet
i never answer calls because i cant hear them i have to return my missed
calls all the time! the colour and the camera are pathetic! i dont even
try to use the camera. the battery has stuffed up a few times and the
phone turns itself off aswell. also have issues with the memory i have
2 downloaded tones saved and cant receive anything else saying memory
full! dony bother im getting rid of it and buying a nokia!
Reviewed by sd from uk on 15th Jan 2005
I got this phone for £100 thinking i was getting off with a decent
bargain. I was wrong. The quality of the clip on camera is embarrasing.
I can't beliee they have the cheek to cal it a camera. Sluggish, boring,
ugly. I mad a mistake and will never do it again.
Reviewed by Mawuko from Ghana on 13th Jan 2005
I have used this phone for about 8 months now and have no problem at
all with it. Battery life is good, im able to send and recieve tones,
picture etc through IR, reception is perfect. The only problem i have
it the colour, the 256 colour does not really make picture look nice,
but hey, who cares about picture. The phone is good for me. Its simple
and its very durable. It has dropped from a car on concrete for about
5 times and its still working perfectly. Go for it guys, but if you
want a fancy phone, dont try this one.
Reviewed by Jarom from US on 17th Dec 2004
I have only had minimal problems, like: It doesn't always call when
i press the call button after i enter a phone number in, and it randomly
turns of from time to time, but not often enough to have any major complaints.
i'll still give it a 5/5
Reviewed by shahzada jehangir from UK on 7th Nov
Shahzada JEhangir Says the phone is very cute and compacti was hating
on nokias but i fond out sonye and nokia are friends. the phones pictures
are very clear and neat.it does freeze but i still like it when u master
reset the phone it resets everything.have questions for me about sony.e
t300 email me at email@example.com buy the phone its great.
my friends and cousins got nokias and samsumgs but their jelious of
my phone.if u aint riding with sony e then go get a refund on your money
Reviewed by Marc from Belgium on 26th Oct 2004
I hate the menus. Before I had a T29. Sending an sms was done in 2 steps.
With T300, after typing the text, I have to perform 7 (seven!) steps
before the message leaves.The whole menuconcept is slow, too much steps
and confirms to get where you want. I hate my T300 for this. The exterior
warning led is only used for low battery, why not for incoming sms etc.?
Now you allways need to unlock first to see if one has arrived. The
autolock only works on the main screen. It should also work on other
actions after a certain time. Nevertheless, after 15 months, no repairs
and a very good battery.
Reviewed by Evo from england on 25th Oct 2004
I GOT THIS PHONE ABOUT A YEAR AGO ANG I THOUGHT 4 80 QUID IT WAS A DREAM
PHONE BUT ITS CRAP! THE CAMERA DOESNT WORK SOMETIMES IT GOES OFF AND
THE GAMES ARE RUBBISH THE ONLY GUD THING I THINK THE T300 HAS IS ITS
JOYSTICK AND EVEN SOMETIMES THAT DOESNT WORK! SO IF UR THINKING ABOUT
GETTING THIS PHONE THING AGAIN!
Reviewed by Martyn from England on 14th Oct 2004
If there was the option i would give this phone 0 stars. Its the slowest
phone i've ever used which suddenly catches up and u realise u've go
onto the wrong menu. The buttons are too small and hard to press. Screen
quality is poor, only 256 colours, clip-on camera is a waste of time,
it'd b quicker to draw the picture urself than waiting for the image
to refresh. Overall a very poor phone.
Reviewed by Melaniw from Canada on 7th Oct 2004
YAH THIS PHONE IS FREAKING OUTSTANDING.....if you happen to be the only
person in the bloody universe who can get the thing to work without
a hitch. My delightful T300 oh how I love thee... Your constant visits
to the Sony Ericsson Service Department. Your determanation not to keep
a charge...even when you were hooked up to the charger for 12 hours,
or I buy you a new battery, and two weeks later it explodes, breaking
your ugly blue faceplate. God knows if you'll ever turn on again. I
will miss your low ring tones, and your speaker that blew three months
after I bought you. I'll miss paying that 40 dollar bill to rogers,
for the six times I got to use you a month, you were in service oh so
much after all. I'll miss your ugly plane design, and how u freeze.
Ill miss the SMS that never go through. OH T300 such memories we shared.
I think I need some time to greive. Perhaps while iim in the car, on
my way to buy a nokia, or some bettter quality phone...
Reviewed by peter from australia on 24th Aug 2004
A followup from last message - my phone has been in repair for the 6th
time for a quiet earpiece and now they refuse to repair it due to "fluid
ingress" into the phone - it's never been droppped into any fluid but
if you look at the bottom of the phone there is a 0.5mm gap between
the top clip on cover and the connector strip. So if you had a sweaty
hand and answered your phone it's highly likely a bead of sweat would
get in and corrode the contacts on the circuit board which seems to
have happened to mine - VERY POOR product design, avoid like the plague.
Reviewed by tim from uk on 10th Aug 2004
looks good but isn't. problems are text alert is far too quiet even
when turned up full. i have missed loads of texts simply because unless
you are recieving them in bed in the middle of the night the text alert
is inaudable. setting up email is impossible. no really it is. very
easy to scratch screen. will never buy another sony erricson phone
Reviewed by Abz from United Kingdom on 21st Jul
I bought my Sony-Ericsson T300 last summer (2003) when photo phones
were relatively new. I think the phone itself it fantastic, if a little
slow sometimes to turn on (because i have so much memory!) - it has
quite a lot of space on it, which means i am able to store about 80
text messages! Which is great, because i am a very heavy texter! Not
only does the phone work well, but it looks very smart aswell! (red)
which i like. However, the main feature, that i bought the phone for
was the camera - i found this slightly dissapointing, because the picture
quality is not too good, but in the right light, the camera can be fine!
I have stored a lot on it, but tend not to take photos anymore, because
it is such a hassle taking the camera attachement round with me! (grr!)
I am so glad i have bought the phone though, i have not had any problems
with it what so ever, i bought it for £100 from Phones4u, which i think
was definitely worth it! It is a fab phone! I don't think it was intended
for teenagers; and is more of a young adult phone! It rocks! I don't
have anything bad to say about it! ~Laters!~
Reviewed by Lynda Royle from United Kingdom on
20th May 2004
I have had my T300 for nearly one year. It has broken down three times.
The guarantee period is nearly up and I am tired of making that dreaded
trip to (Argos)going through the whole story again and waiting 2-3 weeks
whilst it goes away to the "phone doctor". After it has been repaired
I wait for it to break down again. My confidence is nil. I have put
it away in a drawer and one day when I am strong enough I will take
a hammer to it! I never want to see it again. Problems experienced?
Could not make calls, could not send messages, could not download ringtones,
could not download anything! And yes the joystick would stick! The camera
was OK but not brilliant.
Reviewed by cassie from South Africa on 19th May
When I bought the phone, it was a unique design. White phone with a
trendy blue face, staring you in the ear when you make and recieve calls.
Excellent battery power. But a couple of problems with the phone, it
freezes now and again and shuts down calls, then the battery must be
removed to start up again. Another problem is that the phone gets extremely
slow when the phone memory get's near full capacity. The joystic is
not working very good. it's not responding, i must get it fix. Well
it is the only affordable cellphone with this good looks, exept display
and sound clarity. It's much better than the nokia 3510i. You musn't
compare this phone with bmw 7 or 5 series phones, in South africa this
phone is cheaper than 3510i, and has infrared and built in email and
modem support, that the nokia 3510i don't have at all.
Reviewed by NONE from Canada on 8th May 2004
it is great there is nothing wrong with it, it is perfect. I LOVE IT
Reviewed by Samantha from USA on 4th Apr 2004
Reviewed by Andrew Fry from England on 3rd Apr
My ex- bought this phone for my daugther in the US. It was OK for a
few months, but then things started to go wrong ... eg it would scroll
through menus or menu items by itself, and it was not possible to stop
it. Numerous other problems, such as not ringing/responding occasionally.
Summary ... nice looks and compact ... but unreliable. Not recommended.
Reviewed by Rhian from uk on 20th Mar 2004
Ive bought this mobile from the carphone warehouse for £49.99.Why i
bought this t300 is because i needed a new phone i got bored with the
nokia 3410 i like the T300 its got great colour screen, polophonic tones
and great games and the main thing about the T300 is that it has a cute
feature on the front.The bad thing about the T300 is that the volume
is quiet and the clip on camera is a little slow its like a web cam!.
Sony Ericcsson makes good mobiles even if it has some problems with
Reviewed by peter from australia on 19th Mar 2004
The phone was fine for the first few months and then started having
problems with the earpiece being very quiet, it has now been in for
repair 3 times with the same problem. Not to mention numerous times
the phone freezes during a call or turns off by itself both necesestaing
removing the battery to resart the phone. Also have problems with the
joystick navigator button which seems very inconsistent - sometimes
have to push the joystick very hard to make it work. I do like the battery
life i get out of the phone but thats about it Would not recommend,
due to poor build quailty it wouls seem
Reviewed by davia black from the bahams on 14th
the phone is very cute and compacti was hating on nokias but i fond
out sonye and nokia are friends. the phones pictures are very clear
and neat.it does freeze but i still like it when u master reset the
phone it resets everything.have questions for me about sony.e t300 email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org. buy the phone its great. my friends and
cousins got nokias and samsumgs but their jelious of my phone.if u aint
riding with sony e then go get a refund on your money
Reviewed by Tom from England on 13th Mar 2004
All Listen up!! most of you saying this mobile is bad well am sorry
to say but its a vary great outstanding mobile and what iv done 2 it
i can tell you now its 1 of the best mobiles out ok i can fix mobiles
as i work in a shop where they fix mobiles and beleave me i know a lot
about this mobile and ofters i no where secret things are on the phone
and lots more well iv had my Sony Ericsson T300 for about 3 years now
and i can say its great i think its best as iv put a the T610 chip in
so it gives me more memmory and now iv got 2 mb that will do me and
iv sent the colour chip over 2 this phone from a new T630 and now the
colour on this mobile is so good only thing is i have to link me cam
on it every time but listen up its not the cam that makes the colour
bad its only the phone its self that got bad built in colour but now
my T300 has got good colour as iv took it out of a new T630 and is now
vary good colour so all i can say is dont bin your T300 keep it and
see if you can g et someone 2 do a update on it like iv done TOM!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by matt ford from England on 11th Mar
The phone is good with the standerd of the ringtones but the camra that
is attached at the bottom of the phone is tacky!! if you dont want to
take many pictures this phone is for you.
Reviewed by Phone sucks from Usa on 10th Mar 2004
This phone was great when i first got it. Then about a month and a half
later it started dropping called, freezing up, and turning itself on
and off. When it freezes you half to take out the battery and then wait
for about 2 minutes before you can even go to your phone book. The internet
is slow, and takes forever to log off of it. I have missed several calls
because the ring tones are not loud enough. I am upgrading to a samsung
e105 just for having the phone for less than 3 months. take my advice.....DONT
Reviewed by ??? from UK on 6th Mar 2004
This phone is da worst phone iv ever seen . ive had it 4 8 months now.
it freezes . no memmory what so ever. no bluetooth. infared piece broke
3 times on case. i hate this phone. only 1 good point it aint half hurts
sum1 when u throw it.
Reviewed by cassie from USA on 29th Feb 2004
Hate the phone, on my second replacement. phone turns off on its own.
Cuts off during calls. Often doesnt make outgoing calls, even in full
reception. Often get a voicemail when i never got a call. slow to load,
often locks up
Reviewed by shyiera from U.S on 20th Feb 2004
This phone outstanding! THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO SAY.
Reviewed by Drema Pyles from United States on
20th Feb 2004
I like the phone; however, I'm on my fourth replacement. For some reason,
the connections at the bottom of the phone keep breaking. It seems to
work fine for a couple months, then all of a sudden the home charger,
car charger, camera and hands-free headpiece just stop working - they
can't make the connection any longer. I also think the onscreen photo
quality is pretty lousy. T-Mobile keeps trying to get me to replace
the phone with a newer model - only they would like me to pay the total
price for the upgrade! Why should I pay for an upgrade when I've already
paid for this one - they should replace it with one that works properly.
After my annual contract is completed, I think I'm going to another
company, maybe Nextel - they have a great camera phone.
Reviewed by paul from USA on 20th Feb 2004
Hate the phone. it's slow. it freezes. it turns on and off on its own.
no memory. bad resolution and colordepth. bad reception. hardly customizable.
if you get a phone call while your doing something else on the phone,
the phone will dedicate keystrokes to the phone call before you even
get notified of a call, its just stupid. the phone infuriates me, i've
come very close to smashing it on the ground several times. i never
had a bad temper till i got this phone. this phone has taken years off
of my life. i blame it for my high cholesterol.
Reviewed by luke from england on 16th Feb 2004
its an ok phone good colour screen on it but the camera is not to good
i would say try to avoid this mobile you will get very very bored of
it c##p games aswell!! luke!!
Reviewed by Charlie from UK on 1st Feb 2004
I had this phone for six months and I though it was great to start with.
Polyphonic ringtones were great but very soon i got extremely bored
of it. I had to get it changed to the nokia 7250i. The problem with
this phone is that 256 colours on any phone is pathetic! Secondly because
there is only nine menu options i got very bored of the T300. Also the
reception it disgraceful. I am really glad i got rid of it.
Reviewed by John Peat from Scotland Glasgow on
22nd Jan 2004
I love and hate this phone. I was 1 of the first to have it on the T-Mobile
network when it arrived in the UK. It won't send MMS for 4 months of
the year Jan-May and it gets a very week signal. I still like it, the
menu features are great connects to my PC downloads pictures. Its great
but just having all the problems the rest of the guys on this page are
having and T-Mobile never told me that there was a firmware update for
12 months while under warranty, so much for network support, so I canceled
the contract and took my number and went Pay As You Go haven't got any
idea think ill stay PAYG for a while get the phone Firmware updated
complain to T-Mobile, Oftel and Sony Ericsson and see what happens probably
nothing. Firm ware update see a company called Celestica in Telford,
Reviewed by Shaun from on 14th Jan 2004
Utter junk! This phone freezed the first time i turned it on! Then it
started to make phone calls by itself all night and cost me mega bucks.
If you plugged in the camera, it froze, it has slow key responses, the
ringtones are quiet and you can hardly hear them. The games dont work
properly and are very slow. DONT buy this phone, it is rubbish! This
puts a disgrace on sony's very good name! This phone has been replaced
and serviced so many times I have lost count and still wont work! SONY
ERICSSON, WHAT'S GOING ON? I SUGGEST YOU BUY A NOKIA 7250I! This is
what I wanted to buy in the first place. I now have one of these in
my hot little hands and it works gr8! Thanks NOKIA!
Reviewed by Luke Slight from UK on 11th Jan 2004
The phone is complete pants. It freezes it turn itself on and off. The
picture quality is rubbish. You can barely hear it ring cos the tone
are so quiet. It is so unreliable and is a waste of time. My advice
try Nokia or Samsung!
Reviewed by josh from on 10th Jan 2004
Reviewed by liamdaly from united kingdom on 4th
Hi There a just need some help off any of you as am going to buy this
Sony Ericsson T300 with the manual,camera,case for camera and the phone
all for £30 and its on Vodafone but it is second hand but with a new
case on the phone and it looks new but its not so I need your help am
I getting a good bargain or am I not and can you please tell me some
things about it has it got any problems on it as my old phone did have
a lot i had a Panasonic gd67 so should I keep my old one or get this
one I need your help ok please email me on email@example.com or leave
me a review on this site I would be great full if you could email me
as its better for me ok please help me thank you.
Reviewed by a nokia fan from uk on 29th Dec 2003
I had the phone for 1 day. I tried it out in the orange shop where it
seemed to have decent picture quality but when i got home it all went
downhill. The worst ever picture quality and it wouldnt send pics to
an e-mail address. I took it back to the shop where over-night the price
had gone down by £30. I traded it for a nokia 3510i which didnt have
a camera. Now its 9 months later and have ordered a nokia 7250i. I will
never leave nokia again.
Reviewed by Izzy from UK on 28th Dec 2003
Oh my god phone is utter tat. I loved it when i first got it, it was
different to any other phone on the market, and it seemed exciting.
That was until it started going wrong. It was slow, it freezes, it forgets
stuff, it calls people, it sends random messages to people . . . need
i go on? Dont buy this phone if you want a reliable phone, that also
looks good. I am taking it in to be repaired, then i am selling it.
Now i have a new phone, nokia 7250i and it is brilliant. Everything
that the T300 is not, and could never be. This is the best phone ever,
its everything i wanted from the T300, but never got.
Reviewed by stu from england on 26th Dec 2003
i think the phone is a waste of money my camera doesnt work i cant download
games and i deleted a game and cant get it back im trying to save up
for a new phone. i know ill never get this phone again. i wish i never
bought it in the first place.i got it cos it had a camera but that doesnt
Reviewed by Joey from UK on 24th Dec 2003
The phone rules! I bought mine when they first came out in the uk. I
think that people who moan about the camera obviously havent tried the
new MCA 30 camera that has been developed for the phone! The features
on mine all work fine and the accessories from sony such as the lazer
pen clip on and the fact that they are constantly updating the camera
makes this phone cool because it can keep upgrading to match any new
tech. I have heard a rumor that sony are currently working on a clip
on video camera! Cool eh!
Reviewed by ramkumar from india on 23rd Dec 2003
Well I got this phone from my brother., I works okay for me. Got nice
colour display, connect to Pc and you can download pics for free., But
you cant really hear its polyphonic sound, I have missed a few calls
like this. You got nice games on it.. Well! it suits me..
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 18th Dec 2003
This fone is amazing in the uk. Wen i went abroad it was slow kept on
crashin ect ect. This fone is meant for the uk.
Reviewed by chris from united kingdom on 9th Dec
ive had my phone for about 7 months now and when i first saw it i thought
it was a good package along with the snap on camera. There are various
ways at looking at a mobile phone the main one is what you use it for
it has e mail on the go which is so handy it has downloadable games
and polyphonic ringtones the memory as with most phones which you can
download needs to be increased the ringtones are low but it depends
upon which tone you choose. you cannot use your carphone charger and
hands free as you cannot plug in both at the same time. I like this
phone because it has all the features i need its a shame about the colour
screens 256 colours that needs to be more for picture and camera effects,one
plus is that you can store pictures on the camera.
Reviewed by Mirek from Poland on 23rd Nov 2003
I got this phone about 6 month ago along with my brother, and i think
it is one of the worst phones i had!!! It keeps switching of for no
reason, you can never hear the frickin' thing ringing because of its
quiet ringtones, if u r lucky enought to pick it up you have to wait
about 5sec. till u can talk (in the meantime it keeps ringing and u
dont know if u have picked it up!!!), it takes ages to write a text
message, there is literaly no memory (500kb, about 7photos) and u cant
delete the stupid ringtones u get with the phone, the camera quality
is not even worth mentioning, and it looks like a brick. I dont realy
know why i bought it.. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID
Reviewed by zena from england on 18th Nov 2003
the phone is not too bad, you can make and receive calls on it, it takes
pictures, it does what it should. recently it has started to turn itself
off and freezes. but i find it hard to send emails and use the multimedia,
i have asked for help through the ericson website but to no avail.
Reviewed by Simon from England on 18th Nov 2003
A nice little phone,and once you get use to the menu system is easy
to operate. It works well in poor signal areas with good clarity of
calls at both ends. Battery life is also good getting nearly a week
and a half in standby,thats with makeing some calls,texting and playing
with the WAP. The colour display although small is clear enough for
both texting and pages of WAP text. The colours are adequate although
not as good as I have seen on Nokia or Panasonic phones. I did try to
get on with this phone and would have done but for one problem, it's
patheticly quiet ring tones and alerts. I have lost count of the number
of calls I have missed whilst its been in my pocket when I have been
walking around town or sitting on the bus. For this reason I have retired
the phone to the proverbial draw and have returned to my beloved Nokia
3330 which which has loud ringtones and alerts that cannot be ignored.
Reviewed by rob from uk on 25th Oct 2003
Quite simply, pants. I can't believe Sony and Ericsson, in my eyes two
respectable companies, dared put this on the market. It freezes, has
a super slow processor and is really unresponsive. You can frequently
hang up on people before you've even spoken to them coz the phone runs
about an hour behind you. Also the phonebook takes about 2 minutes to
load up from cold. And the games can crash!!
Reviewed by Terrance Pendleton from USA on 21st
This phone is at best average. Now, I know why many mobile places make
this phone free. Now don't get me wrong, there are some good and useful
features that place this phone above certain others, however it just
isn't good enough to face off against other camera phones of its nature.
The good: nice color phone camera attachment Internet access Multiple
alarm options Easy menu access polyphonic ringtone Vibrate alert MMS
along with SMS with T9 Predictive Text The bad: Extremely low ring volume
only 256 colors which is unsuitable for viewing pictures on the phone
tight keypad no bluetooth or java no speakphone This phone may be good
for a beginner who is just looking for a basic color phone with standard
(and some above standard) features. However, if youre that person who
upgrades to the newest model every time one comes out, you may want
to bypass this one for its more advanced brother: the T610.
Reviewed by Ally from Scotland on 21st Oct 2003
this phone was great when i first got it and then it has just went downhill,very
steeply. I have multipule problems with this phone. Its very hard to
find a game that works for it and ringtones.the picture quility is extremly
poor and its hard to get it onto ur pc without a data link. im sorry
but i wouldnt reccomend this phone to anybody, i would recomend sagem
myx-6 try and take a look at it.
Reviewed by William from Singapore on 18th Oct
Lousy phone. Really regret getting this phone. Slow key response. Soft
volume even when at MAX volume for its polyphonic ringtones. Missed
alot of call due to this. It switches off by itself. Search for network
when on the phone takes eternity. Download MMS too, takes eternity.
Menu access is too deep. For e.g. to write a text msg, it takes 4 to
5 keypresses to get to the page you want. Very limited phone storage
memory (300+ kb). You cannot delete away in-built tones and pictures
to free up memory. Button built is too stiff. The only good thing about
this phone is the Infra-red port. It can receive and send any files
(including midi tones, pictures, games and theme files) to IR-enabled
devices like a pocket pc. No problem with that!
Reviewed by Louis from UK, Derbyshire on 16th
This Phone is amazing,i've had it 1 year now and had no problems with
it ever. A MESSAGE TO ANY NONE EUROPE COUNTRIES this phone is not for
you, this phone is for use with europian network operators, you want
the SonyEricsson T306 its the same phone but designed to work in other
countries Use This Link it shows both phones http://www.esato.com/phones/index.php?phone=43&cp=91
(may need to copy'n'paste)
Reviewed by Rebecca from England on 16th Oct 2003
DONT BUY THIS PHONE!!! I've had it for about 8months now and it has
only worked for around2! I'm taking the phone back to the shop today
for the last time cos i've had enough! PROBLEMS: Frequent screen freezing-really
annoying as you have to remove the back of it each time. VERY bad reception.
Sometimes looses all reception so you have to switch i off and on again
to get it back! Switching itself off randomly. Really slow key response
with texts. "Yes" key rarely works at all. When your phone switches
off it can use more than half the battery power. Bad internet connection
and disconects randomly Vibrate function doesnt always work. So, sure,
the phone looks ok and is available for a reasonable price considering
it is colour and includes a camera but there have been way to many problems
with it. Sony did a recall because the chargers were dangerous but didnt
bother to tell all the stores! Cant wait to get a new phone! DONT BUY
Reviewed by Alex Ramshaw from England on 22nd
Great phone, even though it has a low resolution screen the pictures
are rather good i find i can make out all the faces and features of
the pictures i took at madam tusaudes FINE! i have had a few problems
but they can be fixed by turning off and turning on the phone. Nice
and cheap. Only problems i find is that vodafone live is not as good
as it is on the GX-10i but all you need wap for is to find info, nothing
fancy, if you are recieving pics from a flip phone, the screen is rectangular,
it takes a rectangular shape on the small screen, therefore they are
hard to make out. It is fine i cant complain, i just wanted a camera
phone, i got a camera free with it so i'm fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mark from United Kingdom on 21st Sep
Multiple problems with this phone and I've only had it 3 months! I would
not recommend this phone to anyone else, stay away. Previously owned
a T28, which has turned out to be a much better phone quality wise.
Frequent problems include switching itself off, freezing so you have
to unclip the back take the battery out and turn it on again, refusing
to send MMS messages or receive pictures from anyone else, response
to key presses (especially with text messsages)extremely slow. You keep
thinking that you have pressed a button, when it does not respond you
press it again but it actually did work in the first place and you end
up going into menus etc you didn't want to. Just received the phone
back from the official service centre Celestica last week via the Orange
shop, after it refused to charge (took 3 weeks, maybe something to do
with the re-call with sony ericsson chargers we seem to be having in
this country). Seems that the software has been updated, so I will keep
my fingers crossed that most of the problems have been sorted out. Colleague
at work has also got one but on T-Mobile, and has had similar problems
but also calling numbers from his phone book by itself constantly! He
would not buy another and will up-grade when the chance comes. Hopefully
this will prove to be a warning to others and for Sony to sort out the
problems with their products. This is my 4th Ericsson and I will now
not buy another, follow the crowd and buy a Nokia.
Reviewed by Jackie Hinkle from USA on 20th Sep
My entire family purchased this phone. We have had nothing but problems
with this phone. Dropped calls, shutting itself off when it feels like
it, can't send anything to e-mail even though we pay extra for the service,
takes upwards of 12 trys before a phone call will actually take. This
is just a few of the problems. Have many friends that have had the same
phone. They have all gotten rid of theirs and haven't had problems since
switching. Note every one of our friends are with the same mobile company
we are. The company we are with is convinced that its a network problem
and not the phone. Thinking seriously of not renewing my contract with
them. Why in the world would the company want to believe that it is
a network problem even when I explain that I can be in the same room
with my friends that have the same service and they can use their phones
and I can't. Get Real!
Reviewed by Scotts from USA on 15th Sep 2003
T300 is the worst sony product i have ever owned!! Check out this letter
i wrote to sony:Never wanted to buy a Ericsson phone before.was allways
told by different sales staff it was a poor quality phone,so i went
with a Samsung sgh-r225m GREAT phone,but wasnt color oh well.six months
down the road i spotted a SONY Ericsson,well i thought with you guys
owning Ericsson and putting your well know name on the cover,! just
knew you guys had to make a difference in the quality. BOY!!!!!! WAS
I WRONG!!!!,! HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISAPOINTED ABOUT A SONY PRODUCT IN
MY LIFE.I gave the phone a pretty good trial run for as long as i could
stand to use the piece of junk.for starters the signal was that of a
old 49mhz cordless phone,i would switch phones in the same spot in my
house, yours (T300) wouldnt get a signal.where my Samsung and nokia
would,pain to use speed dial,and the wait to be able to use when you
first turn it on is sad!! I wish i would have listened to the random
reviews on the web.which i plain to post a few of my own to hopefully
try to stear others away from making the mistake that i did.Maybe i
can at least give the phone to someone who cant afford one,eve though
thats kind of mean to the person having to use it!
Reviewed by paul hemmant from uk on 9th Sep 2003
IF you like buying junk,then buy this phone.
Reviewed by RoadKill from UK on 2nd Sep 2003
Everyone who thinks the camera is poor, I pity you. It's the display
that is poor, not the camera. The camera is even better than the Nokia
7650's. Connect to it a laptop with the infra red, copy the photos over
and you soon discover they look great for a little phone camera. The
GPRS is nice and fast, it's a small pretty phone, the battery lasts
for a long time, and the buttons are not too small. You can use any
standard MIDI file as your ringtone (which totally 0wnz0rz) but it plays
them a bit quiet. Shame that the phone is sometimes a little slow to
react to button presses. I have done the 12.5 second trick on mine recently
(I really waited about 9 seconds or so) and managed to get rid of ALL
the pre determined junk, giving me about 607KB free memory to play around
with. Shame the display is only 256 colours. It was a bloody good deal
for me, IMHO, and it does the job admirably. I couldn't ask for more.
Reviewed by chris from uk on 2nd Sep 2003
got any codes for sony t300 or unlock codes? e-mail me them @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Jim from USA on 27th Aug 2003
Great Phone camera works good... I am looking for RF Cable to add External
Antenna so I can connect to my Yagi antenna on my roof to get better
reception and to help stop dropping calls .... anyone found one yet...
Reviewed by ceejay2oo6 from United States on 25th
Im pretty content with this phone. In fact, I like it a whole lot! The
camera could be a lot better of course but why do I really need to take
pictures with a Cell (although it is cool to show it off). I have read
other reviews and feel lucky cause mine has never broken down and I
have only had one problem and that was my fault..... Reception and dropped
call issues Cannot be blamed on the phone...the carrier is responsible
for that truthfully. For people who have the money Id recommend to go
with the new nokia camera phone (if u want it for the pictures) But
truthfully I like my phone and I think its just perfect for the price!!!
Reviewed by John Murphy from USA on 25th Aug 2003
I have had this phone for approximately 2 months now, and am very satisfied.
I bought it for $100 (approximately 100 Euros). The phone didn't drop
calls, and had great reception. The only downside was the internet,
which was slow (and pricey), but aside from that, it was fine. I would
recommend it especially to students like myself who need a reliable
phone with good features, at a great price.
Reviewed by Dingalong from Britain on 25th Aug
yup.. yup.. this is phone is pretty good.. its got a nice camera to
take upskirt pictures of all them hotties on teh busses.. except the
lighting isnt too great.. but oh well.. waht can you do.. good phone..
Reviewed by Alexander Andersson from Sweden on
19th Aug 2003
This phone sucks!!! When you log on to the internet, it costs you a
fortune.. Because first of all it´s very slow to jump between the menus
and second of all when you want to log ut from the internet it takes
about 15 seconds (or more)... Don´t buy this phone!!!
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 17th Aug 2003
You people who are having problems are using the OLD FIRMWARE R1B Were
on R1G /F now so if your phones under warrenty and you have the recipt
send it to celestica n they will update the SW mine wouldnt switch on
with out the charger sent it to celestica n its fixed no problems at
all Celestica Is the UK main SE Service Centre if you are reading this
outside the UK contact SE for your nearest SE centre
Reviewed by Jumpin Jimmy from UK on 17th Aug 2003
I have owned this phone for exactly 3 months now and already it has
broken down 3 times. The battery life is short and the charger breaks
easily when you plug it into the phone. The camera takes c***py pictures
which are only really in brown white and a dull green. The camera also
takes ages to take one photo which is seriously annoying. If you want
a camera phone do not buy this one. A camera is just something to show
of with anyway - nobody really needs a camera on a phone and if anybody
did need one then you should buy a phone with a built in camera. The
colours in the phone are extremely weak the red looks like it has been
left out in the sun to fade. The games are pretty tedious and hard.
The colours in the games are cr**. Another thing- the buttons are far
to small to use for texting. I gave my phone to my 2 year old cousin
to see if he could press the buttons but the buttons are too small even
for his fingers. Yet another thing is that this phone is a brick. I
havn't seen anything so brick like since the 1980's. This phone is cheap
and you get exactly what you pay for- sh**. On the plus side the polyphonic
tones are good
Reviewed by Katie from England, derbyshire on
15th Aug 2003
This phone is great, after reading everyone elses reviews I feel i must
just be lucky though, I've never had any problems with it crashing,
and the repeption is good too. Clear calls, easy to understand and use,
maybe slightly slow to react sometimes when writing messages but i blame
myself for knowing how to use phones so phones so quickly! The pictures
are as clear as can be expected from a phone with few colours, MMS is
great fun and i love the saved templates! I call this phone my "baby"
i couldnt live without it ! Ive had 2 nokias (3310, 5110) and a siemens
C45 and this is better value for money and has alot more features, well
dont to Sony Ericsson!! (oh and love da ringtones, have also invested
in a connection cable...a V good idea, can dowload pictures and ringtones!)
games are fun too,
Reviewed by chris williams from uk on 8th Aug
i got my ericsson 4 mouths ago and it the best fhone out there it ot
a great 256 colour and gprs and a free carma! it got 1 game and i can't
seen to find keypress melodies please e-mail @ email@example.com
but i rate the carma 2 stars but the fhone 5 stars!
Reviewed by Snoopy the King from Serbia, Yugoslavia on
2nd Aug 2003
The phone is a bomb! It has everything you should ever need (except
maybe bluetooth) from an mobyle phone. It looks OK, but its software,
melodies, games and capability to attach it to PC make it great! My
mobile provider doesn't have wap or GPRS for an option, so I didn't
manage to try this aspect of phone, but the price of the phone in my
country ( I payed it 120 euros, with absolutely no hidden extras!!!
) makes it a really great buy! with this phone, I won't wish any other
Reviewed by kev from uk on 30th Jul 2003
this phone is an asolute disaster first one had numerous problems dropping
calls ring tones not audible photo quality terrible sony help centre
only got of their backsides when chairman of sony ericsson was contacted
by me then exchanged it new one no better voice mail directed to wrong
box they admited it might be wrong phone for network took two weeks
to sort out only to start switching its self off also repeatedly ringing
numbers in phone book of its own accord jamming other peoples phones
pushing my monthly bill to very high fiqures in the end after 6 months
vodafone have decided under warrenty to provide a sharp gx10i sony ericsson
opinion we will repair it but the t300 has spent more time in repair
some of these faults occurred with the t28 come on ericsson trie and
make a phone that actually works.
Reviewed by Philip from Northern Ireland on 29th
When I saw An Advertisement in 'Moshi Moshi' Magazine I was Over The
Moon. ''Bring This Leaflet To any o2 Store and Get This New Phone For
£100!'' That Was £70 at the time! So i thought Great and went in to
buy it. The first day I played With It For Ages and Enjoyed Every Minute,
Then I clipped on The Camera, took a picture and.. Ewww. WTH? The picture
quality was so bad, on the 256 colour screen. But I Soon uploaded it
To The Computer Via The Infared And Saw That The Picture Quality Was
Actually Quite Good For a Camera Phone, 640x480 beating all the nokia's
with there pityful 320X320 res. Handsdown. The Games Are Pretty Good
and There is a deticated Website for them (mophun.com) where you can
download The Latest Games For Your Se Phone. Note: This Phone Does Not
Support Java Games! What annoyed me about this phone was its speed.
say for example if u went into the wrong menu by mistake, well on a
nokia u would quickly hit back, but on the t300 u quickly hit back and
i makes you wait for ages and in that time you think you musn't have
hit it and decide to press it again which then takes you back to the
main screen, its little things like this that bring down a phones rating.
The T300 is a magnificent phone for people who just want a straightforward
colour phone ( say a young child ) but for older people who maybe want
quality it would be best to avoid this phone. Thanks for taking your
time To read this review I hope it helped you make the decision on whether
or not to buy this phone.
Reviewed by mark from - on 21st Jul 2003
when i first got this phone i was amazed because it was the first phone
i'd had with camera capabilities. The pictures arent too bad but nothing
compared with other entry level phones e.g sagem photo phone. as time
went on, using the phone became a chore. I felt keypresses were slow
to respond particularily when playing games. Sometimes you would press
3 or 4 letters in a text and they would come up 3 seconds later. Also
the look of this phone is not a touch on T68/i. 32 chord polyphonic
tones were very good but you just could not hear them too well. buttons
became harder to get a good click after a time. There are supposed to
be new covers available but where i am (england) i never even came close
to getting one. tried ebay etc. the other thing i was dissapointed was
java games. there is only one site to get them from. SE site. good at
first but they never updated the games and always had the same ones!
a few weeks ago i had my phone stolen which i was not too sad about.
Overall this is decent phone for how much is costs now ,around £100
but not the £230 i paid for it. since then i got a GX10 from insurance
company and i much prefere it. but then again it costs significantly
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 16th Jul 2003
I have had this phone for some time now and I am very disappointed with
it. The first problem is that the screen isn't able to show the pictures
you take with the camera its all blurry so you aren't able to see what
the picture is!!! The next thing is that it keeps crashing when you
turn it on and you have to restart the phone. There is also a problem
with it just crashes while it is left on standby but you cant tell until
someone tries to call you or you try to call someone else and nothing
happens. Two of the people I work with have also bought the phone on
different networks and they are all having the same problems!! I wouldn't
recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by shazza from england on 11th Jul 2003
does any one know how to get t300 games free if ya do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks its a good £90 phone the display is a bit rubish but its only
got 256 colars.
Reviewed by Peter Bulger from Kent on 8th Jul
The phone is poor quality manufactured mine fell apart after a few days
and unrepairable not the strongest phone screen also cracks easily.
i had to wrap a coat hanger around it to act as an arial due to bad
reception. glue the battery to the back with super glue.and tie the
string around the screen from falling off again.i don't carry a fone
case.i carry a bag for coat hanger,glue and a roll of string.why must
i feel like a stationary shop.it's so unfair!!!
Reviewed by Tsepo Montsi from South Africa on
7th Jul 2003
OK phone when compared to others on the market, bnut a big step uop
for me (previous phone was 3310). Its a bit slow, compared to my nokia.
The camera (mca-20) quality is c##p, is the mca-25 better? I'm seriously
thinking of taking it apart and using it in a robotics project (Anybody
know how to hack it?). All in all, i think it is a good buy, considering
the price and aesthetics, at least through my service provider. If you
seriously need a camera/phone on the cheap then this combo is for you.
Reviewed by alex coombes from plymouth on 5th
i think that the phone itself is very good because of stuff like colour,
downloadable games, a handy joystick to access menus and games but the
bad point is the camera because you cant get the kind of pictures you'd
see on adverts but insted you get poor quality pictures that you cant
even make out! but the phone is still clas without it!
Reviewed by coolguy from England on 2nd Jul 2003
This phone is ok. It's my first colour screen phone after having a 3310
and a 3330. Its nice to have the colours, but they are not as clear
as i would have liked. Sounds great. Clip of camera is a nice idea coz
u can assign pics to peoples names when they ring you, but isnt that
clear because the phone only has 256 colours. GPRS and games are ok,
but you will find it hard to find many games to download for it that
wont cost £4.50. All in all not bad, but im now thinkin of getting a
Samsung T100 coz the graphics are better!
Reviewed by jkdunne from Ireland on 18th Jun 2003
Ok. Where do istart. Text messages. If you write text messages avoid
like the plague. Hitting the 1 button 5 times to get a full stop was
my first problem. Next. In a way this can be helpful but every message
you send gets saved and if you dont finish writing a message it automatically
saves aswell. Youll find yourself deleting messages like mad. One of
the main features i got this phone for was the clip on camera. The camera
is brutal. There is no point in bothering with this as a picture phone
as you cant take viewable pictures. The quality is just horrible. The
ring tones are horrible. The only thing you can do is show off a couple
of novelty ones to your mates. The phone also looks horrible. You cant
find out the times you made received and missed calls. I am being slightly
harsh on this phone as it is very functional but id rather pay the extra
for a very good phone anyday. Ive just got a gd87 which although on
the dear side is a fantastic phone. The games are sli ghtly better than
most phones but get repetetive although you can download more. Id reccomend
this phone if you can pick it up cheap(very cheap). I paid ?110 for
it 2nd hand with the camera. The camera retails at about ?60(£50) and
is not worth buying. Overall id give this phone a 3 without the camera
and the 2 mark is with the camera
Reviewed by Darran from UK on 29th May 2003
Best phone I have ever used. It is so simple and esay to understand.
The graphics are good they are better than the Panasonic GD67 which
I used to have. The ringtones are great and sound really good. WELL
DONE SONY ERICSSON the best phone yet!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Dan from England on 10th May 2003
This phone really deserves one star - pretty to look at in a blocky
kind of way but appalling to use - nobody seems to be offering the exchangable
fascias either (lovely shiny finish btw shame you end up smearing it
everytime you put it anywhere near your ear.) I had a J70 before this
and regret changing to this model...slow, slow, slow turns it self of
resets to front screen half the time. Pain when sending texts to numbers
stored on the phone...infact forget the J70 i'd rather have my old 3210.
Few friends have got T68 and T68i'S and they have exactly the same problems
so not just a one off.
Reviewed by Loui from England on 2nd May 2003
i think the phone is very good for someone looking for there first colour
screen mobile. I think the phones very good for younger people. The
games are fairly good but a bit hard to use. Sometimes the phone can
be a bit slow and the joyatick gets annoying sometime. The pictures
arent excellent quality but are good enough. The ringtones sound very
realistic and are a definite good point. Overall the phone is worth
buying, and it comes with a nippy camera too
Reviewed by WOW'd from USA on 18th Apr 2003
The games on the phone are sweet. The games available for download are
better. GAMES LOAD...thats insane! Brings you back to the PS days doesn't
Reviewed by Phat Tony from UK on 17th Apr 2003
I wouldn't give this phone any more than 2 stars as it has so many small
problem that just hack me off. For a start you only have 1mb of storage
space on the phone. the rest is taken up by undeletable files such as
cruddy themes and pointlessly large ringtones, which means you constantly
run out of space. And the pre loaded polyphonic ringtones are either
boring or extremely large in file size or length. like anyone is going
to call you for 1 minute 47 seconds so you can hear the entire ringtone.
As well as niggling problems, multimedia messaging is temperamental
and won't work on my handset. Don't quite know what to do about that.
I'll give orange a call. It does have it's good points. You know what
the build quality is like. I mean look at swedish cars, Built like brick
**** houses, excuse my french, and if you drop it on the floor, it ain't
gonna break. The Camera, although poor in photo quality, is actually
quite tough as well. I threw mine accross a room to a friend and he
didn't catch it. It hit the wall but it still works. I would direct
you to better phones on the market such as the new Nokia 7250. Yes,
yes, yes it's a "follow the crowd" Nokia, but it works or maybe that
panasonic GD87 i think, or one of those new samsung jobbies. I'm using
my Nokia 3330 at the moment as it doesn't get on my nerves. Thanks for
reading. If it was helpful then you're welcome, if it wasn't helpful....well
do i really care, you don't have to read this. It's not like anyone
forced you to.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 14th Apr 2003
This phone is awesome, a little tricky to start with, but once mastered,
it kills all nokias, t9 input is the best i've found on a phone, polyphonics
are cool better than my old j70, its packed with all sorts, the games
are easy to download, only downside is photo quality not great, and
voice recorder a bit dodgy, I would highly recommend this phone to anyone,
I have had mine since nov2002 and no problems, get it, it is much better
than a follow the crowd nokia.
Reviewed by Adam from England on 10th Apr 2003
Good solid phone. While others complain that their batteries are dying,
I happily forget to charge and leave running over night for days on
end, without any inconvenience. The menu interface is clear, voice dialing,
tri-band, one button access to last incoming and outgoing numbers, neat
joystick.. small, robust phone. I notice others have complained about
a software clitch. I had this phone in Novemer 2002, and took around
the world with me.. not a single problem since Ive had it. Its reliable,
feature packed, nice retro style, and neat. Highly recommend this phone...
from my experience.
Reviewed by pete from england on 7th Apr 2003
both me and a friend brought this phone.really please at first.lots
of problems setting phone up,and lots of calls to the help desk.12 hours
later phone is up and running..........not. problems with photo side
of this phone/camera would not recive photos from other phones exchanged
both phones .still problems with photos sending/recieving........so
back to the shop and got a different phone altogether! other problems
cannt find suppliers for the assecories. wait a few years before buying
into this technolgy and all the problems may have been ironed out
Reviewed by JET from UK on 9th Mar 2003
Avoid this phone at all costs. after three handsets withing 20 days
i gave up and got a Panasonic GD87e. The problem with this phone is
it locked up on start up so to get the phone to switch on you had to
remove the back cover then switch the phone on again then it switches
itself off whilst you are making calls. I repeat avoid this phone at
all costs. Oh if you think this may be an isolated incident this happened
on 2 different networks and Sony Ericcson eventually admitted there
was a software problem "they were endeavouring to update".
Reviewed by lazygamer.co.uk from Leeds, UK on
9th Mar 2003
For anyone looking for a cheap colour screen mobile with a camera, this
phone wins hands down! Admittedly the menus are a little slow to react
(it runs off the original T68 operating system, prototyped by Ericsson
way back in 2000), and the joystick a little cumbersome, but you soon
ignore these niggling problems, when you get to play with the phones
features! I have the phone on Orange with the camera, and contrary to
many reviews here, the pictures are quite good. I have a friend who
owns one of those 'Vodafone Live!' cam phones, and he can never get
a picture to come out properly unless he is under direct sunlight, not
moving, and the max resolution of 220x120 is dire compared to my phones
max res. of 640x480. I know this nothing to be proud of, but the whole
idea of picture messaging is quick, easy photos designed to be viewed
as an e-mail attatchment or on a phone screen, rather than profeesionally
printed off and framed over your mantlepiece. The screen is of a low
resolution, and with only 256 colours, pictures do not show up too well.
When you view an image on your PC however, the image is vibrant and
sharp. Other phones such as the Samsung T100 may have a full colour
screen, but they have to be charged nearly every night! My T300 goes
a whole week without a charge (without the camera being used, which
does suck the battery dry a little.) Polyphonic ringtones, when downloaded
from the better ringtone sites, sound quite realistic, with only the
highest notes being a little tinny. The downloadable games are one of
the best features. With a choice of 6 to download for free from SonyEricsson,
and another 30 to buy (costing no more than $5) from mophungames.com,
the phone saves you carrying a game boy around! The small screen means
some genres are impossible to recreate, but puzzle games, platform games,
and even a 3D racing game, are all possible on the phone, with some
playing even better with the joystick. Sending MMS messages, within
a GPRS area is fast, a full 50KB message takes only 30 seconds to send.
Thankfully, the third party fascia market has not noticed the T300 has
replaceable covers, and SonyEricsson's range of covers are cheap and
good looking (apart from the lime green cover, which would make your
phone look like a cucumber). Contacts are sorted logically, where you
specify a name and add all the possible numbers, e-mail addresses e.t.c.
to that name, rather than sift through 5 entries for the same person.
WAP is fast and responsive, thanks to the WAP 2.1 compatibility. All
in all, anyone looking for a cheap phone that would still impress mates,
this phone is for you.
Reviewed by Boon Sen from Singapore on 24th Feb
Well, with the color phone market seemingly on the rise, this phone
is actually quite good currently but maybe not good enough in future,
with a few other phones with better features. It's a little slow in
reaction and the joystick's a little unfriendly, at times navigating
when u wanna click and vice versa, but you'll overcome & get used to
it shortly. The 256 color screen makes the camera seem slightly useless;
with photo results looking acceptable but kind of blur.
Reviewed by klinkstorm from America on 23rd Feb
I havn't actually bought the phone yet but i think these points should
be taken into consideration .the add on camera looks flimsy and may
be likley to snap if knocked. got to go u decide the rest???????????
Reviewed by Jack from London on 18th Feb 2003
This is a very attractive phone with a few problems that prevent me
from really being able to recommend it. Pro's: Camera, connectivity.
Cons: Fiddly joystick, unintuitive menus, slow response to keypresses.
Definately a try before you buy.
Reviewed by Ade from scotland on 16th Feb 2003
One of the best phones i have every owned. Colour screen, Downloadable
games. Easy to use and sounds great. The T300 has a small joystick to
move around the menu which makes it easy to use. You have the option
to add your family and friends so their picture appears when they ring
you and with the camera that already comes with your phone there is
no futher expence to add to when you have bought your phone. Good work
Sony & Ericsson