Sony Ericsson T303 Review
In a nutshell: An entry-level phone that's compact and nicely
styled. The T303 has very basic functionality and hardly any memory,
but it does have excellent battery life.
Review: October 2008. Updated April 2009.
The Sony Ericsson T303 isn't a Cyber-Shot and it isn't a Walkman phone.
Instead it's an entry-level phone with a basic set of functions.
It's very nicely styled, with soft edges and a mirror glass display,
and is available in a choice of Shadow Black or Shimmering Silver. It's
compact and kind of cute looking, with a small but functional keypad.
The T303 includes a 1.3 megapixel camera with digital zoom. This is
fine for taking quick snaps in good lighting, but there's no flash,
so taking pictures indoors or at night isn't recommended. No video camera
It does come with a media player and an FM radio with RDS. Unfortunately
the memory is limited to 8 Mbytes, with no memory card slot, so you'll
only be able to store a couple of MP3 tracks. These can be used as ringtones.
The battery life is excellent, and the connectivity options include
both Bluetooth and USB. If you're looking for a compact phone that's
good for making calls, sending texts, and maybe taking the odd photo,
then this could be the one! The Sony
Ericsson F305 is a step up if you'd like the benefit of a memory
slot, a better camera and better games.
Features of the Sony Ericsson T303 include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Display: TFT, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- MP3 player
- FM radio RDS
- MP3/AAC ringtones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS
- Java games
- Picture wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Memory: 8 Mbytes
- Vibration alert
- Triband (GSM 900/1800/1900)
- Size: 83 x 47 x 15 mm
- Weight: 93g
- Talktime: 9 hours
- Battery standby: 400 hours
Sony Ericsson T303 User Reviews
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Average rating from 106 reviews:
Reviewed by Hassan Ali from Bristol on 18th Mar
It is rubbish
Reviewed by David from England on 17th Mar 2012
Inherited from my wife, because she really couldn't stand it - went
No problem, I thought, I hardly ever use it. Won't bother me.
How wrong could I be?
On the rare occasions I've had to use it, I practically couldn't...
Living in the bottom of a rucksack, likely to have switcged itself on
and run flat.
Or it had become locked.
Or it was just being mystifying.
How long do you have to press down to switch it on or off or pick up
a call? Seems to vary at random between one millisecond and two months.
And that's not either / or. Continuous sliding scale between the two...
User-hostile and counter-intuitive.
I got a Samsung flippy thing a bit like Gibbs's instead. Doddle.
Reviewed by sam from Wales on 20th Feb 2012
I have had this phone for a few years now and it has never gone wrong,
the battery lasted the whole of a week-long camping trip.
Reviewed by private from uk on 15th Jan 2012
i have got this phone but i dont have any music becouse i cant insert
memory card and that's bad!! but i love it because it can fit in any
place and it's small ^_^
Reviewed by Haima gallet from Tanzania on 7th
I have nothing to say i love to use sony ericsson
Reviewed by fere from france on 1st Jan 2012
Reviewed by laura from england on 17th Apr 2009
BUY THIS PHONE ! IT IS BRILLIANT IT DOES EVERYTHING YOU NEED IT TO DO.
I RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO ALL AGES. I HAVE THE PINK ONE AND I LOVE IT.
ITS MY BEST FRIEND AND I TAKE IT EVERYWHERE . GET THIS PHONE FOR GOOD
MONEY. IT DOES THE JOB !
Reply by 5tevie from England on 29th
I don't understand. The review of this phone says ..... "available in
a choice of Shadow Black or Shimmering Silver." and then you say you
have the pink one. Have you changed the front and rear plates yourself?
Reviewed by carla from uk on 16th Apr 2009
this fone cost me £50 and i dont think it was worth it :( its nice,
stylish, affordable, and the battery life is excellent, although i would
text quite a lot and i find it freezes a lot. I gave up on it wen it
sent multiple texts of the same message to people, ppl got blank msgs
from me etc. v.little memory 2... but ank ok fonr 4 sum1 hu just needs
it for txtin and ringin
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 14th Apr 2009
I got this for £35, just what i wanted. You get what you pay for, an
average phone that does the essentials, calls and text. 2 stars as it
is what it is, average.
Reviewed by Laura from England on 11th Apr 2009
I THINK THIS IS A '' EXCELLENT PHONE ''. I DUNNO WHY PEOPLE SAY IT IS
RUBBISH, ITS SOOO GOOD. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT, IT DOES THE JOB. READ HOW
IT DESCRIBES IT. YOU MUST HAVE RED THAT IT HAD A SMALL MEMORY SO WHY
DID U BUY IT AND THEN COMPLAIN, STUPID HUH ? WELL I RECOMMEND THIS PHONE
TO EVERYBODY. IT IS SO SIMPLE AND HAS EVERYTHING U NEED ON A PHONE.
IT SUITS CHILDREN AND ADULTS. I HAVE GOT THE PINK ONE AND I LOVE IT
SOOO MUCH. I WILL KEEP IT FOREVER. IT IS A GREAT PRICE. I THOUGHT IT
WULD BE WORTH ABOUT £100.00. !!!!!!! BUY THIS PHONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply by 5tevie from England on 29th
At last. Somebody with a bit of common sense. I have also asked myself
why it is that people spend a while checking up on the specs of a mobile
phone that they intend to buy and then slag it off as soon as they buy
it? I have just won this phone on eBay.co.uk for £8 + £3 postage. I
have not received it yet but as long as it sends and receives calls
on the O2 network I'll be as happy as Larry. Cheers, 5tevie ps ....
Well said, Laura
Reviewed by samira from england on 10th Apr 2009
i think that soni ericsson t303 is relli gud becuz i have that phone
and its realii gd
Reviewed by J HUMPHREY from ENGLAND on 10th Apr
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH, SWITCHES ITSELF OFF FOR NO REASON ,REFUSES TO SEND
TEXT MESSAGES,CANNOT GET SIGNAL,NEVER KNOW IF IT IS GOING TO CALL OR
RECEIVE A CALL.BEFORE YOU SAY FAULTY PHONE AND CHANGE IT -WE HAVE,AFTER
HAVING IT REPAIRED TWICE AND IT STILL DOES IT-AND NO ITS NOT THE SIM
CARD AS WE TRIED IN ANOTHER PHONE AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY IN THAT ONE.THE
FIRST SONY I EVER HAD THAT IS FRANKLY PANTS!
Reply by Hassan Ali from Bristol on
18th Mar 2012
That happens to me to, i don't know why people say it's good because
it is not
Reviewed by grace from england on 10th Apr 2009
i love this phone it is fabulas
Reviewed by Anne from UK on 7th Apr 2009
As previously stated. Advertised as having 8mg memory and no card slot!
Advertised as a 1.3mg pixel camera! So why are people complaining about
the specification, if you want better specification why buy it? You
don't buy a tin of baked beans and expect to find spaghetti inside!
Great little well built phone, no problem with volume of calls (it is
adjustable)and no problem with signal. The keys could be a bit small
for people with large hands. All in all great value for money
Reviewed by Stephen W from UK on 7th Apr 2009
Great little phone no fancy multimedia, compact, small and strong makes
calls and texts what more do you want, this how a mobile phone should
Reviewed by scep from UK on 7th Apr 2009
A decent, no frills phone. Mine was £20 refurbished and was already
unlocked - can't say fairer than that. I really don't want another camera/MP3
player/games console and I don't text much, so it's ideal. And LOL at
all those moaning about the lack of internal memory and no expandablity.
Learn to read kiddies, then you can check reviews and specs BEFORE you
buy a phone. Idiots.
Reviewed by Olu Olanipekun from Twickenham on
6th Apr 2009
This is a cracker, and I'll tell you why. I had a rather large Nokia
, model number is one i dont care to remember, but in all the years
i had owned it, it had refused to die despite the most appalling treatment
and on several occasions i had been convinced i would never get rid
of it. Needless to say vanity won the day last week, when i brought
the t303 home. Unlike some reviewers on this site, I had been determined
to find out as much as possible about this phone before it came to permanently
replace the old workhorse. I got hold of the user's guide/manual on
pdf and had a thorough read. I compared this phone's features against
others in detail and then made my choice. The expandable memory was
top of my list and since the t303 lacked this I wondered what else it
had to compensate. It is a very small phone which for me would probably
be overcompensating for the Nokia. The T303 has en eyelet on it's side
from which a wrist /neck strap could be hung: less danger of losing
it then. It has a simple yet classy design, a fact I confirmed when
I held it in my hands for the first time. Volume through the earpiece
is vey good. Also suppled with earphones. It has bluetooth; file sharing
is a must; Capacity for ringtones and themes taken care of. There are
free themes/ringtones available for download from S/E site, my tenner
roped in to the purchase deal for the phone would come in handy. Note,
a propriety USB cable would be an additional expense. My mp3 player
is my preferred data storage device. I am not a chatterbox and hence
battery life is one I can live with very comfortably. It has FM so does
my music player, and more than once, I've started a train journey little
realising, I had not charged the player in advance. Crumbs... Not likely
now. Camera is adequate, I mostly send photos of things seen whilst
out shopping to mates and family anyway. As an experiment, I have uploaded
almost an hour's worth of mp3 files on to this phone. A little confession
first, the mp3 files are converted mono versions of songs further encoded
at lower bit rates. The lower quality is not noticealbe to any great
extent on this phone especially if listening at a low to moderate volume
setting. You'd have to be a skinflint audio phile to complain about
this. Overall, a very good phone and it is excellent value for money.
I cannot expect a phone to include all features referred to as missing
on this site without a rise in cost or a loss in battery life Considering
you get what you pay for, I certainly do not feel short changed in choosing
Reviewed by Aleguy from Nigeria on 4th Apr 2009
It is very strong and good i love the phone any time any day. I wish
if you can send me another one for me I will appreciate. Thank Thee
Reviewed by Philip from england on 1st Apr 2009
When you have ran someone make sure you go back to the main menu when
you have finished your call.if you dont it will ring the last person
while it is in your pocket as auto lock will not work when you flip
it off.long battery life not enough memory.
Reviewed by sarah from england on 1st Apr 2009
i got the t303 on monday i hate the memory i have to deleate the music
just to get 1 why is this and from me dont get it
Reviewed by Maiklas from Lithuania on 1st Apr
If you want a tiny phone with excellent battery life, this is it. Bonus,
it's inexpensive. If you want features, features, and more features
that you will never use, then this is not the phone for you. Likewise,
it's not the phone for those who want to constantly be entertained with
games or to have an iPod and phone in one. However, it does have a radio.
Most would probably prefer the black model over the silver, as the latter
has an annoyingly functional mirror created by the screen.
Reviewed by bob noris from scotland on 29th Mar
its rubbish mate its got ardly any memory and to fragole
Reviewed by RuThiiE oOx from Dublin on 27th Mar
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!! i bot it jus after christmas...i tot it
was so cute...i loved the look of it. brought it home and charged it
and stuff, i looked everywhere for the memery card slot....but i couldn't
find it! :O:O! i took my old memory card out of my old phone...dat one
drowned :'(... i tot it wud be ok.. when it was all charged i turned
it on..you could hardly see the screen because the mirror made it nearly
impossible only if you were in a dark room...only one song could fit
on it and the camera...well it was pants!!! the buttons were realy hard
and even going on to the menu took a while..i would never in a million
years recomend it to any one..yeah maybe for a very first fone or a
Reply by 5tevie from England on 29th
So let me get this straight. Either you went into a shop and said, "Please
give me a cute phone and it doesn't matter what the specs are" OR you
went into a phone shop and spent hours and hours doing research about
which phones had the best specs and then you bought one that you already
knew had no memory card slot. Did you think that a Leprechaun would
put a memory card slot in the phone for you overnight? Please, please,
please, would you just tell us why you bought this phone. Cheers, 5teve
Reviewed by Katherine from UK on 24th Mar 2009
A good first phone but i could only store a chorus of a short song on
and i could only get 15 photos on. But all the other sony ericsons seem
to be good quality phones-i fully recomend getting any soney ericson!
Reviewed by Candi Marshall from London on 23rd
when i got the phone i liked it but to find out it could only store
up to about 1 song or 2 i wasent that let down but the bad fact is that
it cant hold a memory card! anyway i like the colour of mine (pink)
and i like the fact that it has a very good mirror at the front of the
phone and the phone is a nice figure and it is nice, small and cute.
thats all i've got to say about my phone, but i wouldnt recomend it
if i have to be honest. sorry sony ericsson but i would have expected
beter than this. thank you for reading this.
Reviewed by Geri from Ireland on 23rd Mar 2009
well this fone is defo rubbish but......im useless with fones anyway
ive had like 12 this year. there is no point in me buyin dear fones
as they get recked....althou i said it was rubbish it will just do the
Reviewed by maree from new zealand on 23rd Mar
i got this phone last november - so have had it for a few months.. the
first month was fine, the second month the speaker just went, to make
calls or receive them I have to use the handset, now the nav button
has gone - i can only nvigate right and up, pretty pointless now - maybe
these are minor repairs but I'm gonna go find another phone..
Reviewed by roger from UK on 19th Mar 2009
If you are like me and require a phone, for talking to people, texting
and organising those sorts of functions then this little phone is perfect.
If you want a toy to play with then go for something else. I have never
yet come across a camera in a phone that’s of much use, emailing,
web browsing listening to music, file storing etc aren’t the point
of the T303 and shouldn’t be expected. So once again this is a
near perfect little phone, mine is now 4 weeks old and has been totally
reliable, is high quality with a solid clunk to the slider, it looks
good, slips into my shirt pocket and has all the functions a phone should
have. Battery life is long, speaker is now good and loud since I found
the volume control, - highly recommended and a bargain.
Reviewed by TJ from England on 17th Mar 2009
I got this phone on my b-day yesterday and i'm very pleased with it.
Fit i hand like a glove. This would be the perfect phone if only it
had some more memory (memory card slot), a better picture ad better
games. Evrything else is fyn, i dont see wot the fuss is about, it is
a great compact phone. See what i did there phone, thats wat it is,
that is wat it does and does that job perfectly. Great but just needs
a few tweeks
Reviewed by lewi from uk on 17th Mar 2009
well i got myself the sony ericsson t303 2 weeks ago even after reading
the bad reviews, but i must say that the handset is very cute and solid
the slider is great' the only bad thing about this phone is the camara
is rubbish' and it has no memory card slot' but i bought this phone
to use as a phone and texting and have had no problems at all the reception
is great everywhere' i am with the o2 network. it is perfect in size
for just slipping into your pocket. if your looking for a phone to make
calls and text then this is for you but if your looking for a mp3 player
and camara then dig a bit deeper in your pocket. i have managed to get
3 mp3 songs on mine and thats it but you can delete some themes for
more space for mp3's. i am over the moon with the handset as it does
what i want' so it really depends on what your looking to get out of
mobile phone really. great phone great price.
Reviewed by Sami from Soutwest England on 17th
Well, I bought one of these things for £35 and for the money you can't
fault it. I bought it as my C902 got stolen and the insurance won't
replace it so I needed something cheap so I could at least use all my
contract minutes and texts till I get an upgrade in November. Main issues:
* the screen is very low-res and the viewing angle ain't up to much
- not looking forward to trying to work it on a sunny day or if I've
taken halluciogens * there is no memory for pictures or MP3 - but the
way I look at it, it's not a camera phone. It's a phone that happens
to have a camera that you can use in case of extreme emergency - if
you suddenly see the loch ness monster or are first on the scene of
a major plane crash, you will still be able to get a quick snapshot
to send to the newspapers, but it's not gonna take great pics of your
mates out on the lash. * the quality from the earpiece isn't fab, but
it is useable. the worst thing for me is that it does not appear to
be compatible with the Sony Ericsson PC suite (even though the phone
can connect to your PC with USB) - meaning I can't easily migrate the
300 or so contacts stored on my PC. On the plus side, it's built like
the proverbial brick outhouse. Considering this was the cheapest phone
in the shop at £30 on prepay, you really cannot afford to be sniffy
for this kind of money. These days you can't even get three rounds of
drinks in for yourself and two mates in the pub for that kind of money!
Cheap and cheerful - I'd give it 7 out of 10 if we were marking out
of 10, but 4 out of 5 will have to do.
Reviewed by chris from ireland on 12th Mar 2009
i just bought this phone today well judging by this if i wanted a basic
phone i would like a basic phone not with a mp3 player where i cant
put music on it if i want a basic phone i dont need a camera which i
cant connect to my pc and save my photos without buying another device
to connect it to my pc what good is 8 mb memory please it dosnt say
it on the box only music player waste of time and money ¤2.99 the most
i would pay for it
Reviewed by Samantha from U.A.E on 12th Mar 2009
hey guys dont buy this phone,,its very bad,,i bought it for my son and
its not working with any themes file corrupt and little memory had for
Reviewed by F from UK on 11th Mar 2009
This phone is constantly breaking. The camera is not allowed so does
Reviewed by Pedro Fardilha from Portugal on 8th
Don't buy this if you are on a Mac This phone does not support SyncML.
As so, it's impossible to make it synch on a Macintosh.
Reviewed by Munirah from Singapore on 8th Mar
I really love using this phone and its tiny and chic... looks like an
mp4 player... One little setback though... when clearing texts by pressing
continuously on the clear button, the phone tend to shut down and/or
hang when clearing multiple files.
Reviewed by karen from east yorkshire on 5th Mar
I have the sony erricsson T303 and it's a brilliant little phone would
recommend this to everyone
Reviewed by gary from jamaca on 1st Mar 2009
hate it just got it 1 mega pixel camera, mp3 player broke
Reviewed by Christine from England on 1st Mar
Generally ok for the money. But very disappionted that it doesn't alert
you when you have missed a call or a text.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 28th Feb 2009
Not a bad little phone. Easy to use and reliable. Got it as a temp phone
as my otherone is damaged and in need or repair. But after having it,
considering ditching my other phone. It does what i need. Phone, good
quality camera, FM Radio. Memory could be better, but all in all not
Reviewed by Claire Scott from Scotland on 27th
Looks good and its great except from the fact that the memory is rubbish
if I had realised that I could only fit one song on it I would never
have bought it, such a waste of money, I'm actually raging
Reviewed by Rebecca from uk on 26th Feb 2009
this phone is outstanding i don't know why people think it's rubish.
it's a good phone
Reviewed by Val from England on 25th Feb 2009
For what I paid for it, I like it,its a good size and weight, does what
a phone should do. Call and text. so whats the who ha
Reviewed by Xander from England on 25th Feb 2009
This is basically what it says on the box - An entry level, simple phone.
I've always been a big Sony fanboy, but recently my loyalty has been
tested with their slider phones. I've had the W580i and the W910i and
both of them have had loose sliders. Not just in isolation either, I
had at least 4 different handsets of each phone and all were loose.
So my hopes for this weren't great but I purchased it anyway and I'm
pleased I did. It's a brilliant reliable phone. Everything works perfectly.
I've had it for 3 months and the only tiny problem has been the phone
freezing once or twicc during uploads of pictures to my PC. The buttons
are all nice and easy to use, although the key pad needs breaking in
and getting used to at first. If you want a cheap, reliable, no thrills
phone that looks good - buy this one!
Reviewed by Keith from U.K. on 24th Feb 2009
Advertised as having 8mg memory and no card slot! Advertised as a 1.3mg
pixel camera! So why are people complaining about the specification,
if you want better specification why buy it? You don't buy a tin of
baked beans and expect to find spaghetti inside! Great little well built
phone, no problem with volume of calls (it is adjustable)and no problem
with signal. The keys could be a bit small for people with large hands.
All in all great value for money (£25 Virgin)
Reply by 5tevie from England on 29th
Keith ... I salute you, Sir. A good point well made. I shall now check
every tin of beans for traces of spag hoops and then complain to the
store and the manufacturer in a very loud voice (CAPSLOCK ON) if I don't
find any. Cheers, 5tevie
Reviewed by wendy from uk on 24th Feb 2009
this phone is rubbish, had it binned it got the lg cookie which is a
fab phone, this phone is good for like a 10 yr olds first phone but
Reviewed by rooona from uk on 19th Feb 2009
this phone is so amazing i managed to fit 25 songs on it..i dont know
why everyone is complaining to be honest. the camera is brilliant and
the pink version is so cute. all my friends are jealous of me and i've
decided that i'll have it for a good couple of years. I had the LG Renoir
before and I hated it..what a pile of rubbish..returned it and got this
phone instead and am so glad! buy it NOW!
Reviewed by Daniel Lympany from Wales on 16th
Reviewed by Helen from UK on 11th Feb 2009
I wanted a phone thats good for texting and phoning- i dont need any
of the latest phones with applications i'll never use. its a good phone
and looks really good and is nice and small. its a bit hard to text
with it but i'm sure i'll get used to the buttons. battery seems to
last quite a while!
Reviewed by Utomo from Indonesia on 6th Feb 2009
Don't ever think it's just a regular phone cause this is a stile phone
with low price!
Reviewed by Peachy from Philippines on 6th Feb
i tried everything to be able to set the themes that i downloaded but
unfortunately non of the themes that i downloaded sets..it always says
Reviewed by kanz from thailand on 31st Jan 2009
"best looking for low price phone"
Reviewed by Rackie from UK on 30th Jan 2009
The mirrored screen gives me a headache when texting, I'm not even that
old!! The keypad is quite small and phone seems top-heavy when texting.
In all other respects its a totally useful and easy to use phone. Good
value and well built.
Reviewed by mark scott from english on 29th Jan
Reviewed by GamFarnham from England on 25th Jan
The specification for this phone covers all of my requirements. It's
a basic phone, and it is capable of sending and receiving texts. I don't
want a camera on a phone as none of the camera phones which I've used
are up to stand alone cameras. The phone is nicely styled and feels
substantial. The Bluetooth feature works well. However it uses a different
contacts referencing logic to other Sony Phones, and so transfer of
your contacts via the SIM card is more complicated than it should be.
BUT: I live in a marginal area for reception and this phone is the worst
which I have had (or which I have seen operating) in this area for loosing
the signal. This is a pity as in other respects this is a fine basic
Reviewed by bob johnson from England on 24th Jan
very poor camera no memory rubbish screen not to good but is good in
otherplaces. But dont go for this phone very poor from sony ericsson
good for a person after a good basic phone for easy use and looks but
for the gadget geek! not for you!!
Reviewed by Eric from England on 24th Jan 2009
It says its an MP3 player,but only has 8Mb of memory. Thats 1 song,OR
5 pictures and its full. I had mine for 45 minutes and returned it to
the shop. VERY poor phone indeed!!!!
Reviewed by Paul from Georgia on 20th Jan 2009
Totally agree with Karyn from Australia - a phone is a phone is a phone.
Granted it does have a small memory which may not be to everyone's liking,
but you get what you pay for. This is a inexpensive but nice looking
phone with an fm radio and a camera. If you're looking for an all singing
all dancing portable do-all then go out and spend a few hundred bucks
on something. People should really check a few reviews and do a bit
of research before parting with their money. One reason I bought this
is because of the size and ease of use - particularly the slider. I
bought it for our 8-year old, who is largely paralysed and can barely
hold a phone (but, boy, can he use it!). He's just tickled pink because
he's just figured out how to open it with the one hand he can use -
took some doing but it's the perfect phone for him. The menus are pretty
easy to follow - much like on his mother's, aforementioned, all singing
all dancing portable media centre. I bought the UK T-Mobile Daisy edition.
You get a plain and a daisy patterned battery cover with this edition,
plus a little daisy "fob". I paid a few quid to unlock it from T-Mobile's
grasp - no problems there. Battery life seems pretty good too. Can't
fault it for what I paid.
Reviewed by Karyn from Australia on 18th Jan 2009
Best low cost phone on the market. Recommended. I bought my T303 from
Dick Smiths, for $99. I was looking for a phone with basic features,
such as the 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth, etc. Compact size and sleek
design, and pleasant to use for texting. I got my moneys worth. I am
extremely happy with this product. I had a bit of trouble trying to
figure out how to turn speaker volume up on a call, but that was user-error
(didn't read the manual properly) For me, it is what a phone is conventionally
used for, an attractive appearance, and a camera a cut-above from the
VGA is a good. I don't beleieve it is necessary to manage all my cultural
and social expereinces on a digital context. I text my friends, I make
calls, and take pictures. That's it. I have a stereo, a personal laptop,
and a good social life. I don't want a phone that controls my life for
me. I'm beyond happy with my SE T303.
Reviewed by robert dullighan from flintshire wales on
15th Jan 2009
bought the phone yesterday, looked good in the store, its going back
tomorrow feature,,,what features ita a pile of junk dont touch one with
a barge pole
Reviewed by Lynsey from Scotland on 14th Jan 2009
Sweet little phone... very basic. Screen is tiny with poor image quality.
Low memory. Any files i try to put onto it from old phones wont work
: I have a camera, but i dont take it everywhere so its nice to have
a half decent camera on my phone, but it takes a terrible picture. Samsung
D500 had a 1.3MP cam and it was much better. Sound is like an echo and
When answearing calls,takes 10 seconds to respond. Great for a basic
phone, but not if you want something a little more complexed
Reviewed by jeffrey isaacs from England on 11th
A very good looking compact phone for not a heavy usuage easy to operate
Reviewed by Charlene from Australia on 11th Jan
My parents bought me this phone for its cheapness. I liked it at first
for its design, but hated it after an hour of use, due to its: ridiculously
tiny screen; pixellated image quality; bad speaker quality in phone
calls; tendency to lag between applications and menu screens; and unimpressive
range of other features. Unless you're only going to be using this phone
to call in moderation, I in no way recommend you buy this.
Reviewed by AJG from England on 11th Jan 2009
Just bought T303, can't wait to get rid of it, feels horrible, really
basic, best thing about it is the games!!! Anyone want to buy one?
Reviewed by Phil from London, England on 8th Jan
What a sexy cool mmmm I want one of them pile of junk this phone is.
Wolf in sheeps clothing it is not, more like that sexy girl you been
looking at for weeks only to find when you take her out she is as rough
as a tramps underpants. So we know its cheap but you at least expect
sony E to have realised rubbish software in its phones are migrating
its customers to LG and the like but no we still get cute phone ith
naff software. I am not the quickest texter on the planet but i am three
lines ahead of the phone within seconds. Slow is an understatement.
After only two weeks the speaker is all crackly so it sounds like earth
to mars everytime i get a call. I could go on...... its a nice phone
as i said like the lasses in southend in many ways all brassy,tempramental,
no class but cheap and fun for a few hours.
Reviewed by Meh from Australia on 6th Jan 2009
I recieved this as a christmas present, excellent design, i love the
mirror on the front screen, i can look at myself. Down sides are not
a good enough amount of memory, i can only store 1 song on and I want
more! Pitty there isn't a memory card slot. You can't really hear the
other person on the phone, i have to switch ears all the time. Might
get a new one for my birthday, not the same phone, maybe a lj webslider.
Reviewed by Lau from China on 1st Jan 2009
This is a great phone to have
Reviewed by sara from uk on 1st Jan 2009
i thinks is a good phone for how much it is it only cost my £35.00 and
the only problem is its memory and when i slide the phone down it is
still were it was before so u have to cancel every thing before you
slide it down
Reviewed by Love Zentio from sweden on 30th Dec
this phone sucks no memory card slot i got like 2 songs then the memory
was full i returnd it after the day i buy it
Reviewed by T.C. from UK on 29th Dec 2008
I bought this phone because I have no need of a high-end one. All I
require is the ability to make calls. The phone is compact, looks attractive
but I have been plagued, over and over with one specific problem: Very
often when I try to get into my messages or contacts I get a message
saying that it's opening that section but doesn't succeed. This has
happened on several occasions when I have been in dire need of making
a call. In short, I can in no way rely on it. I have dispraxia and rely
on it to remember and access the numbers for me and despite the low
price, I expect at least that.
Reviewed by Emily from Uk on 28th Dec 2008
Ive just bought this phone and i think it is realy good and i would
defenatly reconmend it to many people.
Reviewed by Martine from Scotland on 28th Dec
I have this as my spare phone and I think it is creat. I got it for
less than £35 and it looks and feels as if it cost so much more. It
doesn;t have a million features, just the basiscs, and it does everything
very well indeed. It is very small, unlike the huge bricks on offer
everywhere these days. If you want someithing smart, well designed,
high quality and great value for money, without loking as if you got
i from the bargain bin, this is the phone for you. If you want all the
features, spend a mortgage payment on an iPhone.
Reviewed by Denise from U.k on 26th Dec 2008
I like this phone, its sleek, smart and compact, i can text and call,
as this is all i need a phone for then it is ideal. :) Pictures are
fount to be stored in the organiser file which was unusual but other
than that (Y) Thumbs up!!
Reviewed by Deepak from UK on 24th Dec 2008
I bought this phone 2 weeks back and the phone software is very buggy.
The screen gets garbled and turns completely white. Initially I had
to re-start it to come back to normal. But now, when i start up the
phone, the screen is completely white and stays that way for ever. It
does ring though when anyone calls or if there is an alarm!! Anyways
will return it.
Reviewed by Agizzer from UK on 23rd Dec 2008
Java issues on some games. Themes you download seem to always be a "corrupt
file". Contacted Sony and they told me my phone is faulty. After looking
at many phone forums the Theme problem is not just my phone...
Reviewed by mike from England on 22nd Dec 2008
for all the people reading the bad reviews out there, stop and read
this one. Those ppl knew what they were buying, with a not so great
camera or song memory. this is why iPods and HD Camcorders were made!
it does what you need it to, with great battery life for phone calls
and (depending on ur contract / pay-as-you-go) many texts. its stylish,
solid, unique, does everything it says on the tin. Fully Recomended.
Reviewed by yaz from aussie on 16th Dec 2008
uhh... its greatt!!! i want one soo bad its unbelievable!!
Reviewed by Great! from UK on 12th Dec 2008
Had one of these for a couple of weeks. For you function_freaks - Thia
is a BASIC Web/PHONE - but that's all I wanted. Good reception in poor
signal areas, amazing battery life (in real life) Fab design (easily
lost) and the one song I USB'd into memory(whilst updating phone software)
took up over half of it LOL Mine is a Black version and does NOT have
a mirrored (girly) TFT screen! Screen, text legibility, Themes and Colours
are excellent as is the blue, backlit, slide out, keyboard. 9/10 (due
to no memory card slot!)
Reviewed by rhonda from united kingdom on 9th
this phone is pretty okay.it has MP3,bluetooth,1.3 pixel camera and
vibration alert (which is very good in a classroom when you are txtin
ya matesLOL: ) but, it has a mp3 player but does not have a memory card
slot ? that was a pretty bad idea don't you think?! overall i will give
this a 3-star rating
Reviewed by Ashley from United Kingdom on 27th
Brilliant Phone, I originally had the XDA Orbit 2 PDA as my personal
phone and another smart phone for work, after having the XDA stolen
I could not be bothered with a stupidly expensive, gadget filled phone
as i only want it to text and call (and i very rarely want them either)
This phone was perfect put my contract sim into it (purchased as payg
phone because its cheaper) Its very small, very stylish cheapest and
most limited phone I have ever had but I love it!!
Reviewed by Katy from UK on 19th Nov 2008
I needed to get a cheap phone to use for mainly texting.And on my student
budget 50 quid got me a pretty nice phone! The fact it is made of metal
is really good as ive found it to be very hardwearing and feels quite
solid whilst your texting! (dropped twice from about 5 ft onto pavement!
And no bumps or problems!) It looks really good too with the mirrored
screen, but i find im constantly wiping the screen as the shinyness
looks awful with finger marks! The only problems is that the memory
is really bad! I put about 2 songs on and about 20 pics max and it got
full! and you can only save about 10 messages, However the inbox holds
about 150 messages and a few pic messages which was quite good! It does
take a few seconds to connect too when answering calls and sometimes
also crashes if you press things too fast! But i found the internet
to be working really easilly, and the actual ease of use of the phone
was very simple to use and required no reading of instructions! The
camera is okay! But has no flash and if your a shakey hand photographer
then it can blur easilly! But its fine for basic pics! Only major problem
is that my on/off button has now broke after a month or so! However
this phone came with a years warrenty so will be replaced no problem!
Overall its a really nice looking small phone for the price and does
all the basic functions you need from a phone! Quite hard wearing and
feels really solid so great for texters! Easy enough to set up everything
when you get it too! Not too bad as a phone, buy a camera/ipod if you
want good photos and lots of music! haha
Reviewed by samy from cyprus on 19th Nov 2008
the best design i have ever seen..i don't care about bad memory and
camera..as long as a phone looks good and makes calls, it's ok for me..i
think the black one looks much better.. 100 euros in cyprus...recommended
to everyone who thinks like me :)
Reviewed by lou from England on 14th Nov 2008
There are some very mixed reviews on this phone, and mine's a combination
of the good and bad. I chose this phone cos I'm a student on a budget
and just wanted something that would make calls, send texts, and look
good, and the T303 does those three things well enough, so it was worth
my £50. However, when I answer a phone call it does take like 5 seconds
to connect to the phone ringing me from when I slide mine open - does
anyone else find this?! I end up saying "hello?" about three times down
the line before I hear my mate's voice which gets a bit annoying. Another
thing is, don't buy this phone for its photo-taking abilities cos it's
pretty poor on that, with no flash, but as I said, if you're like me
and just want the basics from a good-looking phone, the T303 is probably
Reviewed by Deby from Guernsey on 4th Nov 2008
Well i have just got mine as i have read good things about it from other
peeps and all i can say is....its not what they say...dont be like me
and just buy the blooming thing check it out in the shop first i am
well dissapointed...only 1 song on it ..ring tones they put on ready
are rubbish...sound for the radio is not very lound...this is an ideal
phone for a first timer or child...simple and basic...
Reviewed by shirley from uk on 2nd Nov 2008
great looking phone very good sliding action,does like it says no more,big
drawback is the instruction SHEET literally a page, also dont try to
follow the instructions on the SHEET,THINK MAYBE THEY WERE MEANT FOR
A DIFFERANT MOBILE
Reviewed by armaan from scotland on 26th Oct 2008
Its a good fone but there is not alot of memory. Only if there was a
memory card slot. Great birthday present.
Reviewed by Roalien Ogle from South Afric Johannes burg
on 24th Oct 2008
Good day I have a T303 and i am not happy with it... I purchased it
on the 18/10/08 and sent it back on the 23/10/08,,due to the fact that
i cannot set up mms,cant log into the internet and bluetooth is not
working...i have been sent the configeration for the mms and still not
working..I purchased my fone at Foschini store at Southgate Joburg..my
phone was replaced on the 23/10/08 and it is still doing the same thing...
I need my account to be refunded....with regards.. Roalien Ogle 0782565709
Reviewed by Mollie from UK on 20th Oct 2008
I like the phone. It's small and stylish and it does what you want a
phone to do - make calls - without the fuss and the thrills that the
more expensive models offer. A bargain in my opinion.
Reviewed by Geordie_Online from England on 13th
Not a bad mobile overall. 2 cons are: Camera is only 1.3 megapixel (pictures
taken aren't of a very good quality) and overall memory is only 8mb.
This mobile is perfect for those who have a good digital camera and
a mp3 player of some sort and won't be relying on T303 for these 2 duties!
I have only had the T303 for a week but overall I like the design and
the weight of the mobile. It fit's into the palm of your hand and your
pocket. It has that slic look about it. As you end a call and close
the slider, after about 15 seconds the screen turns into a mirror. Handy
feature for those who like to look at themselves constantly. :-)
Reviewed by Becky from UK on 8th Oct 2008
With a prefessional camera and a new ipod I was only looking for a small
phone that wouldn't bulge out my pocket, look stylish, affordable,a
camera for quick shots, and was easy to use. The T303 fitted the bill!
All my friends keep admiring it and feeling it over. I am delighted
with my T303!
Reviewed by Vanessa from UK on 8th Oct 2008
I just bought this phone and I have to say for £49.99 it's pretty good.
It's a simple no frills phone with a colour screen, SMS, MMS and calling
feature and a fairly decent 1.3 megapixel camera. I think people are
expecting too much from this phone. It's not a high end phone therefore
you won't get high end features. The only thing for me is getting used
to a smaller screen but hell we managed with no colour screens for years
I'm sure getting used to a smaller screen won't take long! All in all,
cute, compact and does what it says on the tin! For those wanting more
- you need to fork out more money.
Reviewed by Impressed from England on 7th Oct
Ok - it doesn't do everything but then it's not claiming to do everything!
What it IS - is an excellently-made, attractive phone that performs
very well. You will not find a similar battery life either in what's
around elsewhere. I recommend it !
Reviewed by Nige from UK on 2nd Oct 2008
Read what it says on the tin!. It does not pretend to be anything other
than a well built basic phone. However, the battery life is formidable.
Reviewed by Katiie from England on 2nd Oct 2008
I Love it its sooo small and cute! lol its easy to use but some of the
buttons are quiete stiff wen u press them... but all in all the phone
is really good! Great birthday pressent i must say :P lol
Reviewed by Sawyl from UK on 1st Oct 2008
Looking at some of the bad reviews on here, you'd think people don't
pay any attention to what phone they're buying. Lack of memory, no dedicated
music features, and low screen resolution: aren't these all things you
should be aware of before you purchase? Believe it or not, for some
of us these things are actually advantages. We don't want the menus
cluttered with features we'll never use, or superb screens that suck
battery life in a matter of hours. But we do want a nice little phone
that's got better build quality than the plasticky "budget" handsets
(see anything Nokia offers for less than £50). There aren't many such
phones on the market, but the T303 is one of them, and it does an excellent
job of doing the things it's designed for.
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 30th Sep 2008
I make phone calls, its a Phone so thats what it does.. it makes phone
calls and for long periods of time as the battery life is great and
sound good too .. Maybe I am privileged as I have an MP3 for music and
a camera for pictures and a PHONE for phone calls .. Nokia started out
making wellington boots and have yet to make a phone that comes anywhere
near sony ericsson for battery life or call quality even at this price
point .. WAKE UP THIS IS A PHONE SITE FOR TELEPHONES , THAT MAKE PHONE
Reviewed by David from england on 30th Sep 2008
The screen is really small and the keys are difficult to press, this
becomes a problem when writing text messages. Keys overpress and you
end up with a message that makes no sense! very annoying! but looks
good and reasonably priced.
Reviewed by Ben Quirk from Wales on 27th Sep 2008
This is a good phone I have 30 songs on mine u have to delete some of
the themes but oh well. Great for 50 quid i wud recomend it to anyone
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 26th Sep 2008
Worst phone i've ever had! it looks cheap, it feels cheap, infact, it
looks like a toy.And considering how small it is its actually really
heavy!Alot heavier than my w580i, which i loved but got nicked. The
graphics are rubbish cos of the low screen res, the keypad is really
hard to press which means you keep overpressing the keys and not getting
the letter you want.Some sites say it has a memory card slot,dont believe
them - it doesn't. 8mb of memory on the phone is all you get.Just everything
about this phone is nasty. I've had it a week and already all the plastic
bits are scratched, and i rarely use it! so i dont know what it would
look like by now with a heavy user! I am already looking for a different
one, i can't stand this phone any longer.
Reviewed by Ezmerelda from Latvia on 24th Sep
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The best phone i never had