Sony Ericsson Z200 Review
Review: October 2004. Last updated october 2005.
The Sony Ericsson Z200 is an entry-level flip phone. On the positive
side, it's a nicely-crafted phone that looks good, especially when closed.
It has a good choice of exchangeable covers, and an internal aerial.
It has all the basic features that you might need from a phone, but
that's about it. The phone is reasonably compact, but not that lightweight.
The screen is pretty average, and the spec is pretty much the minimum
you would expect from a mobile phone in 2005. A nice phone if you just
want to make calls and text friends, but not 100% reliable, as you will
see if you read the user reviews below.
Features of the Sony Ericsson Z200 include:
- Internal colour STN screen (4096 colours, 128 x 128 pixels)
- External status display
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Ringtone composer
- SMS, EMS
- Predictive text input
- Changeable covers
- Embedded games - Alien Scum, Honey Cave and Mini Golf
- Joystick control
- Picture phonebook
- Personal organiser
- Vibration alert
- Connectivity: infrared
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS
- Size: 96 x 52 x 25 mm
- Weight: 98g
- Talktime: 4 hours
- Battery standby: 8 days
Sony Ericsson Z200 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by ashman from uk on 20th Oct 2005
this phone aint even worth 1 star this phone is completly pathetic i
got it today and it is the most pointless phone i have ever had i mean
its 2005 almost 2006 it dont have a camera it dont have bluetooth whats
happenin sony if i was you i would get a spv phone they are made from
windows you can have msn on it and everything so if you have brought
this phone haha you have just threw your money into a deep and dark
Reviewed by Charlie from United Kingdom on 17th
On first impressions this is a really great phone. It has a good, clear,
colour screen, good graphics and is very easy to use. However, I have
had mine for less than a year but, as seems to be the growing trend
with phones of about this age, it is no longer functional. It has stopped
sending and receiving texts, vibrates randomnly even when no-one is
calling, I can't retrieve my voicemail messages and the buttons don't
always work! Seriously people, don't buy this phone! I have a few friends
with the same phone and they're all experiencing similar problems. If
you want a phone that's going to last, this isn't the one for you. I'm
going back to Nokia.
Reviewed by Nina from Canada on 28th Sep 2005
The reception and the battery are pretty bad on this phone. The phones
they were making 5 years ago were mucs better. Cosidering looks, that's
pretty good.Overall, I'm not recommending it.
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 14th Sep 2005
I've had this phone for about a year now. It looks good, but the battery
life and reception are poor. Although, contrary to other reviews, I've
neve needed to get it serviced (I don't use it a lot though, so that
might have something to do with it). This was SE's first attempt at
a clamshell phone - better luck next time.
Reviewed by mE!!! from ...auckland on 11th Sep
i got dis fone coz mah old fone got stolen i guess i onli got it coz
it wuz cheep...itz a pretty okish fone i mean yu acn get polyfonix via
infrared for free from ya mates so datz aw wk but the picz didnt work
so dat sux umm itz soo slow we n yu r liek lookin thru stuff and it
randomly freezes and then yu hav 2 turn it off n stuff n bla bla bla
um itz bulky but itz okish 2 look at i dun mind tha orange it goez aw
k wid tha white cover i hav umm...the tones r ok the jive turkey 1 is
retarded n anotah 1 of them sounds liek a whales mating song but yeh...i
wuz dissapointed dat yu cudnt record voices n stuff n dat it haz no
camera but apart from dat itz a pretty good fone :) (ps dont put this
fone on vibrate only in ya pocket or pencil case at skool coz it vibrates
soo loud and every1 looks atchu liek ^o) wth ahah yeh ciao
Reviewed by nik from England on 17th Aug 2005
I got this phone for christmas and when I had just finished un wrapping
it I knowtist the picture on the out side It was a filp up yegh Big
deal But its soooo fat I mean come on its soooo fat you could land a
plane on it!!!! I dont recomend any 1 getting this phone
Reviewed by jayan from uk on 16th Aug 2005
the phone was lright the wap isnt that good and its is exetremley slow
but it is alright
Reviewed by chalie from englang on 11th Aug 2005
i think its the best phone ever my old phone had a camra (T610) but
i harly used it it has wicked tones like simlexity also good grafex
i swapped my old phone for this one chall
Reviewed by Gerald from USA on 31st Jul 2005
This phone is nothing more than a good-looking accessory. I found the
reception to be horrible, the screen was very unclear and the phone
would freeze up while I was playing games on it. I only had to endure
this phone for three months, because, after that, it stopped working
completely. If you want a phone that is FUNCTIONAL as well as stylish,
this is not the one.
Reviewed by Scott from England on 18th Jul 2005
As an entry level phone, which is what i was after - this phone is superb.
It looks good, and although it could be a little slimmer (although it
is fairly slim considering its 'doubled up') it fits in my pocket well.
I didnt want a cr*py camera or be able to play MP3's on (whats the point
when you have an Ipod or other MP3 player which you can fit MANY more
tracks on). I wanted: a fairly decent screen - which this has (i dont
know what some of the bad comments mean when they say that the screen
is rubbish? Its not SUPER - but its good. a decent level of quality
for ring tones - which this has (although is you're into downloading
tones - this phone isnt the most compatable) A flip phone that is attractive,
with exchangable covers - it does the first two brilliantly, but i have
only ever seen a few different covers - they are very hard to come by.
The only problems that i have is that it can occasionally freeze (ive
had this twice maybe) - but that is the only problem that ive had within
the 18months that ive had this phone.
Reviewed by jimmy from america on 5th Jul 2005
this phone, is the biggest peice of junk i've every come across. If
you buy it, i feel sorry for you.
Reviewed by doru from Romania on 14th Jun 2005
not bad, not good :)
Reviewed by Dave from England on 13th Jun 2005
What A load of **** This phone has had a faulty screen repaired FOUR
times now. It has just failed again ONE DAY after picking it up.The
shop has finally agreed to replace it ( with another Z200 ).Any body
want a doorstop? If you buy this phone you want your head testing!
Reviewed by Demola from nigeria on 7th Jun 2005
Not very much of a war horse I suppose. The first few weeks will be
love for you and her then... She starts. Low sound, Screen freeze, SMS
failure, Calls unconnectable. Not the best. And a little money and get
Reviewed by Div from UK on 1st Jun 2005
USELESS PHONE - don't buy this unless you like: no battery life, screen
freezes, buttons you can't press properly and low sound. Nevermind all
the stuff about ringtones, games and cameras - this phone can't even
handle the basics of voice calls and text messaging. It's beauty is
only skin-deep. AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Reviewed by Ellie from England on 27th May 2005
This phone is class. sometimes it stops woring but i still love it.
All my friends want this phone. My email is - firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to contact me or add my to your msn if you have it!
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 21st May 2005
I can only echo what others have said: the software is astoundingly
slow, flush buttons awkward to use, non-existent battery life. This
phone has little to commend it. It looks nice, maybe put it in a glass
cabinet? At least then you wouldn't have to use it. Avoid at all costs,
I will probably go back to my old Nokia 3310 when I find it, having
put up with the Sony since August.
Reviewed by Big Al from Canada on 21st May 2005
This phone is rubbish. Battery don't last. Could not hear anything after
5 months. Had to take it back to get it serviced. They just replaced
the phone. While at the service center, I was not the only one getting
my z200 replaced. That tells ya something. Finally replaced this trash
with a Siemen M55 which was half the price. :-P
Reviewed by Ceeman from South Africa on 20th May
Well, looks like lots of peeps here don like dis device, my advice,
u wanna get da best? look up all gadgets b4 u buy dem, do your home
work & if u get smting to your test-go for it!!. I prefer high sound,
so i got myself a MP3 player-sit close to the spekers @ disco's & gig's
gat this gadget for one month now-works well-surf the net alright, no
probs wit WAP. so long it rings an dem girls can get my No. am cool
wit it!! besides, I really don have time to get ma life revolve round
dis gadget-so long i get info-some calls where its happening, am there
and make my life out it-capture the moment in real life!! keep the pics
in your album-cut em up an stuff em in ur handbag/or wallet if u forget
frequently which were the moments for ya-its a phone not photo album.
wanna keep up wit style-do ur home work-wanna communicate-keep da f@#%
Reviewed by ang & ray from philippines on 20th
Gosh! our friend has this phone and it's ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate
it. Plus that awful orange. Tony from Australia you are so riyt. no
offence super sophie from Scotland but it is not good at all!!! Thanx
Reviewed by emily from hungary on 14th May 2005
I have had this phone since january. I HATE IT!!! I gave it to my mum
it was so bad. it looks ok on the outside but the orange is discusting.
It cut out 13 times since i got. DO NOT GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Person from uk on 8th May 2005
Ive got to say this phone is very very rubbish, the first time you get
it youll be like!! OMG! but after a few weeks youll go selling it! im
getting motorola e398 now betta than this rubbish! JUST DONT BUY IT
Reviewed by Josh j from Australia on 4th May 2005
To all those stuck up people that complain and i quote "no mp3, no camera,
low memory" hello last time i checked its a fone! not a mp3 player or
digital camera most of my friends have a camera fone and you can hardly
see the pictures there all blury and blotchy and for those who have
lost there small fones you would agree large fones have there advantages
and if you get a few cool tones and pics its fine as for reception i
have at all times had reception ecept when im in MY WARDROBE i got it
for $75 australian secon hand after the prvious user had lived with
it for 3 months and had no problems and after up grading from a nokia
2100 i think is superb i must admit thou im not surprised that it stuffed
up for other people duh its a sony ericsson i would have gotten nokia
but am low on money i have just had the experence of having feed back
from a friend about the newest LG flip phone it took her 3 weeks to
figure out WITH THE MANUAL so simple is better if you have money dont
go for this phone but if you dont go second hand from someone trusted
works a treat see u all l8ter ps VISIT AUST IT ROCKS THIS WORLD
Reviewed by Christina from Scotland on 24th Apr
Bought this phone 5 days ago and, despite I loved it as it arrived,
I must say I'm not happy at all with it now. I had to recharged it 3
times, and the phone won't let me download pics or ringtones from my
computer!!. Very disappointing. Looks are great, but I'm afraid I'm
expecting a better performance from a everyday-use phone. A waste of
money I must say...
Reviewed by titch from england on 24th Apr 2005
Overall it was a really good phone ringtones everything good looking
phone too.Unfortunatley didnt have a camera though the only thing wrong
with this phone is it wouldnt stop crashing when i was texting.The battery
life was low it was nearly everyday the damn phone was on charge.(cant
spell lol)but very easy to use i would recommend this phone to somone
thats thinking of buying their first phone.
Reviewed by Lou from UK on 19th Apr 2005
it's a really cute looking phone, but battery life is pathetic.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 15th Apr 2005
Had this phone for about 1 month. I now have the SonyEricsson K500i.
The Z200 is an ace looking phone, that is a joy to hold in your hand
& a joy to look @. Unfortunatly that's all the good news over with.
Battery is perminantly on charge, may just as well be a mains phone.
Software is slow. Takes an age to send a text. I bought a ringtone cause
I hate all the silly tunes that phones play!! As a throw away phone
it's fine, I paid £20 and bought some extra covers. It's a mobile
phone that looks good until you turn it on. Sorry SonyEriccson it's
pants. Now the K500i what can I say but............
Reviewed by nikhil era from china on 10th Apr
it is a great phone having crystal clear sound & cool ring tones!in
china there is a different version of z 200 it is z 208 with similar
looks & function as that of z 200 i am really enjoying this phone!
Reviewed by Aimee Trenorden from Australia- South Australia
on 4th Apr 2005
i'm sorry but i like this phone and to that super sophie from Scotland
get over yourself Australians aren't like that my god most of the world
thinks theres kangaroos jumping everywhere but i got news for them there
isn't. well anyway this phone is pretty cool maybe a little fat but
Reviewed by blackinque from Romania on 1st Apr
It's OK. My battery works well. It lasts about 3 days, and I always
keep the phone open. It's annoying that I have to use an infrared port,
I thought it had a USB cable(saw that on a site O.o). The reason I rated
it good is because it doesn't have a lot of features as I first thought.
No camera. No USB cable. No sound recorder. No image/sound sharing.
No cool games. You can't have a lot of fun with it. I didn't want a
phone with a lot of features but it gets on your nerves sometimes. ...
especially since I got it for 140 euro ...
Reviewed by susan douglas from scottish borders, scotland
on 31st Mar 2005
this phone is rubbish ,keeps saying no access,invalid mobile, have to
charge it every day, i wouldnt recomend this phone to anyone, not even
my worst enemy must ,save up and buy one that i like and wont muck up,
any ideas ,its got to be cheap n cheerful ,me on a limited budget .
Reviewed by TreeHugger@dcsi.net.au from Australia on
30th Mar 2005
I would give this phone a higher rating , except it has had to go back
to SonyEricson TWICE in about six months. I got it for its usability
outdoors & indeed it is good for this-strap on handle at top + clockface
(can use to find compass North if need to). From my experience in electronic
repairs & with this unit, I would say there is a standard electrical
fault (or two) apparently "in the PCB switch" . (I will see the report
soon). All units made before a certain date, will likely be prone to
the electronic faults described in the below consumer reviews. HAVE
THESE PARTS REPLACED PRIOR TO THE END OF YOUR WARRENTY (No Charge) .
If the local Sony Ericson office refuses to do this , you can do what
I did (if you are in Australia) - lodge a "Help me!" online to government's
consumers affairs office in your state, or go direct & lodge a written
complaint to the telecommuncations industry ombudsman. The Z200 ought
not to be manufactured or sold anymore unless all new batches are free
of the original faults In the interests of recyling (avoiding electronic
waste ending up in landfill) I will persist with this model till it
packs up & there is no warrenty to cover it. Otherwise avoid this model.
(Not because of its features). PS- Newer software makes the SMS etc
faster. Good luck & know your consumer rights.
Reviewed by Hariono from Indonesia on 29th Mar
Pros: This phone is well designed. Cons: its performance is not really
good, its software is very slow and the key pads do not responded well,
the speaker is hot.
Reviewed by tom from australia on 29th Mar 2005
i wrote before on the 14th of jan this year, i had the z200 for no longer
than a week before it started to play up, the screen would freeze, numbers
would dissapear aswell as messages and i got REALLY fed up with it,
also the clock would keep changing, about 2 weeks after buying it the
screen on the outside started going blue and soon enough cracked from
the heat of my pocket! i have since regreted my last post on here about
the phone as for i think it is rubbish! for $130 it wasnt bad at the
time, i sold the fone for $25 and bought myself a sony ericsson t630
which is top notch, it had mms unlike the z200 and was only $200! it
features a digital camera and bluetooth so on and so on but the z200
is such a dissapointment! the battery time was VERY short, reception
was horrible, it would take 10 go's to send a message compared to 1
on the t630, the memory on the phone was pethetic, 1mb stored me 16
tones and 18 or so pictures! it was horrible and i do NOT recomend the
z200 to any one who has expectations in a phone singned tom (will be
doing review on t630 now aswell)
Reviewed by Deecee from UK on 22nd Mar 2005
I Bought this phone in september last year and it has spent more time
away being repaired than it has with me so I have finally told the shop
after a lot of arguemants what they can do with it and I am Getting
a New Phone Havent decided which one yet but will definately be something
different to this one I Had to cahrge it every day and Only used it
for emergencies One day after being on charge for 24 Hours My Daughter
texted me I went to reply and the phone was dead surely you aresupposed
to be able to use the phone more than once on a Charge. STEER CLEAR
OF THIS PHONE DON'T TOUCH IT
Reviewed by bosun from u.k on 17th Mar 2005
if there was anything lower than poor, this fone gets it... absolutely
sucks... had to buy nokia 1100 to replace it.switches off buy itself...
battery life is rubbish... it is a rubbish fone with no other name...it
is a disgrace...
Reviewed by Bubb from England on 15th Mar 2005
I like this because it is fun! If you want a phone with pretty pictures
and crazy ringtones then this is the one for you! It is quite slow but
I liked it.
Reviewed by Akers from UK on 15th Mar 2005
Worst phone I have ever had. Eats batteries, I've had three and none
of then lasted longer than a week. It is permanently on charge. I've
had enough of this piece of junk, I'm looking for somebody I don't like
to give it to!
Reviewed by emmanuel from england on 8th Mar 2005
This phone is cabbage and when i got it i thought it was a camera phone
but was just a silly flip phone that was all , even gave it to my grandma
Reviewed by Jenny from England on 7th Mar 2005
I got the Z200 for my birthday as my nokia got smashed! Very attractive
phone (apart from that stupid handle, i spose some people use that)
I most liked the phone becuase ive never seen any one else with it!
So i got my mum to buy it for £129.99! Had no problems with it!
A couple weeks later, I wud write a text message and the it wud freeze
and then turn its self off! And then after being turned back on it would
take about 5 minutes of waiting to load untill i could start writing
my message all over again! This started to happen more regually even
if i was searchin for a number it would just go all muddled up and then
just freeze! I have a virgen Z200 and the signal is absolute rubbish!
If my phone went out of signal ( which i know happens coz u cant have
signal everywhere) i wouldnt have any signal for most of the day even
if i knew there was a mast near me! Now 5 months later the battery doesnt
last! i have charge each night! I let it go right down till its completly
flat and then charge all through the night which ur supposed to do so
its fully charged! and its flat by the evening! The same thing happened
with my brother he liked the look off the phone so he brought himself
one again for £129.99 and the same things happened to him! He
also had to buy an extra £80 just to have his screen fixed! You
have to be extremly because one drop on the floor and u've got a huge
chip on the fone!!! Attractive fone! But useless when it comes to what
a fone is meant to be used for
Reviewed by lew from england on 21st Feb 2005
I've had this phone for 12 months now with vodafone and will shortly
be upgrading to the K700i. to make this review more helpful i have split
it up into various paragraphs below STYLING - outside, love it (except
the handle, who thought of that?) very snazzy, nice colour and good
choice of changeable facias. Inside however takes some getting used
to, bright orange around the screen and buttons. EASE OF USE - buttons
sometimes hard to use, sometimes a slight delay before it appears on
the screen (especially during txting. Other than that probably the easiest
phone to navigate (i didnt need instructions its so easy). The biggest
problem with this phone as far as ease of use is concerned is removing
the back cover (holing the battery), its way way way too fiddly, i have
to use a knife! EXTRAS - not many! probably the biggest let down for
this phone. theres no camera, bluetooth, the screen isn't good enough
quality to recieve images from other phones. although it does have infra
- red (not so much an extra as it is standard nowadays). It does also
come with 3 games, all very enjoyable, mini golf (fantastic!), honey
cave 2 (a futuristic shooting missions game) and Alien scum (amazing
- old fashioned game in the style of space invaders. As for ringtones,
they are excellent polyphonics. You can exchange with ur mates and download
songs as your ringtone (polyphonic though) PRACTICALTIY - you dont get
much more practical than this. its very much a no frills, does wat it
should, flip phone. Very easy to use, battery lasts days and days on
end (and im a very high user!) CONCLUSION - For what you pay for this
now you get an excellent phone for someone who wants exactly that.........JUST
A PHONE, something to do its job, but with a little bit of added style.
However the lack of camera will obviously dissapoint some.
Reviewed by Ahmad Haris from Pakistan, Lahore on
19th Feb 2005
Advantages:- Cute and Smart little phone, great display, 40 voice poly,
Great themes pics and tones, Superb games, Outside display. Disadvantages:-
No MMS, No camera, No download support for themes and games, Low memory,
Low voice ringtones.
Reviewed by solo from Tuvalu on 3rd Feb 2005
I bought my phone on my last three weeks of my last year studying in
Melbourne,Australia,got it for 130 bux with Virgin...(affordable). During
my 2 yrs of study I didnt have a phone,well...apparantly,some I cant
affor it but the rest is just not right for me, but I was looking for
a simple phone, good dynamic and function/features, nice color without
a camera or mp3s etc etc. Coz all i needed is a phone - if I want a
camera i got my own digital camera & if I want a camcorder I got my
own, a cd/mp3 player i got one too. Until I set eyes on Z200 I just
knew it this is what I've been longing for....but now that I'm back
home I couldn't use it bcoz it doesn't read the new sim-card i got.....so
adding to my review can somebody give me a yell how to swith to a new
number, pliz email me any solution: email@example.com....good
Reviewed by Les paul bloke from Uk on 2nd Feb
Now come on guys, this is a snazzy little phone, far better than the
reviews that its currently getting. Its swish, cool and so easy to navigate.
The battery last and lasts and lasts,..If you want a no frills flip
then these can be picked up for next to nothing... No, it aint got a
camera, but hey...I got a draw full of digital cameras, wideocams etc..
Just watch out which network you buy one locked into as some can prove
tricky to unlock. I love this phone, its tri band as well so it goes
around the world with me. my only nag is that its a wee bit fragile...
make it like my old T39m and then i'd buy a dozen of em and treat all
Reviewed by Allie from England on 2nd Feb 2005
this is a basic phone that looks good, is not too big and sits in a
small handbag nicely! ok girly stuff over. The phone itself has been
reliable and easy to use but the downside is that its hard to get new
ringtones, and the ones it does have are not loud enough for a noisy
enviroment or to be heard when tucked in a bag on the floor! Having
said that I would recomend this phone for anyone who wants a compact-ish
basic cheap phone that is reliable and serves its purpose
Reviewed by Just another student from Scotland on
29th Jan 2005
Just got this phone a few days ago and i'm not having any problems with
it. The phone looks good, works well and does it's job without fail.
I didn't need or want a phone with all the useless bells and whistles
(in-built camera, mp3 player etc) so the Z200 was the logical choice.
£30 on a pay as you go contract from virgin ? Great deal if you
ask me. If you just want a phone to keep in contact with people (The
ACTUAL purpose of a phone right ?) you can't go far wrong with this
Reviewed by Emma from Australia on 29th Jan 2005
Love the look
Reviewed by Jason from Australia on 25th Jan 2005
With this phone selling at such a low price, it's virtually a disposable
phone. Buy it, use it a few times and toss it away. It's not worth keeping
Reviewed by Rightz from Pakistan on 24th Jan 2005
i dont like colors the big egg like thing i hate this!!! dont waste
ur money on this set u can go for nokia 2600 or nokia 3200
Reviewed by grunger from england on 22nd Jan 2005
rubbish styling not the greatest features but its not terrible its reliable
and you can get one from virgin for £60 but its worth paying £20 more
to get the k500i with every feature under the sun except bluetooth and
fm radio in my oppinion its better than its "big brother" the k700i
the k500i and is the best phone in the world in my oppinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Khushal Khan from Pakistan on 18th
Well i had een having this phone since three months now and its working
fine but the more they say "Cute outside Fun inside" the more i say"Cute
outside HELL inside".its a pretty looking phone from external side but
inside it has some problems like very less memory for ringtones,not
a good infrared communication,plus its sound is so less that i often
miss important calls! else its a good phone 7,400 RS/- can offer.
Reviewed by tom from australia on 14th Jan 2005
hey, just bought the phone 4 days ago and i think its great!!! and may
i add very cheap, its great to play games on and entertain you, i also
bought the fm radio headset (70 bucks) but was worth it, i recomend
this phone to anyone with 130 in their pocket. the things some people
have said like the screen is to small aint true coz the screen is great
with a great bright light and the polys are actually pretty loud FOR
POLYPHONICS. lacking mms but the infrared adds up for that so the phone
ROCKS MY SOCKS p.s the reception is great seings that i live in a low
range area, the phone picks up better reception thatn a 3315 or a siemens
Reviewed by Emmy from australia on 14th Jan 2005
im 13 years old and i bought this phone in 2004 to upgrade from the
nokia 3315. most of my friends have it. its cheap for a flip phone has
good features such as colour screen and games which i call them "nintendo
games". the features i like are the peak window on the cover which you
can see the time and if you got any messages with out opening it, i
also like the colour screen, the selection of polyphonic ringtones that
were supplied with the phone and the sms settings. the things i don't
like about the phone is the handle, its ugly and im sure im never going
to use the rope like thing to clip it to my belt of hang it around my
neck ( Thats dorky). another bad thing is the screens really small,
when your using infrared to get pictures from your friends phone it
doesn't let me because it says the screen is to small. the screens about
4cms in height and in width. i always miss calls aswell because the
loudest sound(number 4) is like number 2 on the nokia 3315. other than
that the phone is a cheap flip phone and is great for someones first
phone. i think... age compatible: all agers (easy to operate) you deserve
better if your: 16 years and over IT NEEDS A CAMERA!!!!! get Rid OF
the handle! i bought this phone for 130 dollars, i think its worth the
effort to save another 60 dollars and get a BEtter phone which has a
camera and is a nokia or a motorolla.
Reviewed by em from Australia on 9th Jan 2005
I bought this phone as an upgrape from my Panasonic G50, becasue it
had a better battery life, and was a flip phone that was inexpensive.
Within the first week the clock on the front had packed it in and wasn't
working properly (the white bits were black and vice versa). I called
up Sony Ericson and they told me that I could get a replacement if I
took it back to where I bought it from. They replaced it straight away
with a new one, and it works fine. The first phone was just faulty.
Great phone, all my friends were jealous when I bought it as it's cool
and cheap. Doesn't have camera or mp3 but that doesn't bother me as
I've got my own camera and mp3 player that work much better than most
other phone's cameras or mp3 players do. I'm happy with it.
Reviewed by Matt from USA on 5th Jan 2005
I've had this phone for about five months, during which it's served
me adequately. There are several problems I had with it, though: (1)
lack of ringtones, faceplates, etc. as phone is not popular (2) network
reception is not regained automatically (3) screen was dim in the corner
(4) feels flimsy AND two days ago it started locking up, turning itself
off, etc. Yesterday it stopped working completely. I'm going to send
it in for repairs but I'm not expecting much. Sad, really, it has so
Reviewed by Cozza from UK on 5th Jan 2005
I bought this phone from virgin and it arrived 2 days later but the
screen didnt work! So i rung them and they sent out a brand new phone
the very next day. So good service. Anyway a good phone, ringtones arnt
as loud as thay need to be and opening the inbox is slow but good design
and good phone, and at £50 who can complain!
Reviewed by Mohammad Mateen from Pakistan on 5th
I RECENTLY BUY Z200 BUT IN SOME DAYS I CAN SEE THAT Z200 MOBILE PHONE
IS A GOOD PHONE .IT HAS A GREAT FUN IN IT.IT HAS A VERY DIFFERENT LOOK
OUTSIDE AND FUN INSIDE.I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS PHONE WHEN I DIDN,T
BUY IT BUT WHEN I BUY IT I KNOW THAT IT IS ONE OF THE BEST PHONE IN
MARKET.I REALLY LIKE IT.I ADVISE OTHER PEOPLE TO BUY THIS PHONE BECAUSE
IT IS MUCH BETTER THEN OTHER MOBILE PHONE SUCH AS X100 SAMSUNG AND MUCH
MORE.IF ANYBODY WANT MORE ABOUT THIS PHONE THEN I INVITE TO CONTACT
WITH ME.PLEASE NOTE MY EMAIL ADDRESS. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by lucy from uk on 2nd Jan 2005
it lokz reel funky excpt it haznt got camera!
Reviewed by Otaku 100% from Canada on 22nd Dec
i just got my phone. it's actually quite good. it's fast, and has very
reasonable features seeing as i got the phone for around $100. not a
whole lot of memory, no camera, no mp3 but i don't really care bout
those kind of things... i already have a digi cam and a mp3/cd player.
i like the shape. alot of phones out there are really loud, but this
phone has a nice volume. the only problem i have with this phone is
that the buttons are a bit hard to press. also, when i tried to take
the cover off it almost gave me a heart attack! i thought i was going
to break the thing!! ;_; i'm guessing it would have a weak signal going
under a tunnel and in the subway station.. since it doesn't have a antenna..
but i don't plan on going to the subway.... or talking on the phone
while driving... *shivers at the thought* after a month i'll tell ya
if it becomes a bitch XD
Reviewed by Andrea from Canada on 17th Dec 2004
I love it!
Reviewed by Janet from England on 16th Dec 2004
Brilliant. I cannot find any faults with this phone whatsoever. It is
nice to look at, small, light and incredibly easy to use. I would recceommend
this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by keith from UK on 16th Dec 2004
Bought it in June from Virgin and three weeks later complained about
the slow software and poor backlit keypad. I was persuaded to give it
a longer appraisal and kept it for another four months. The slow software
got slower as I added entries to my address book and text messages took
an age to send. I've also had text message delivery problems which I've
never had before and may be the fault of the Z200, I'm not absolutely
sure but remain sceptical. As with some of the other reviewers when
you are back in range having lost the signal it takes an age to lock
on again which sometimes required a switch off and restart. By chance
I reactivated my retired T68i (battery problem) and was astounded at
the speed of input and retrieval of data and the lightning fast dispatch
of messages. Virgin have been helpful and approachable and are supplying
another phone, not a Z200 thank you very much, in exchange! I started
my mobile ownership with an Excel seventeen years ago and have had a
few since but the Z200 is the worst, the T68i may be the best.
Reviewed by Daniel from Australia-sydney on 15th
I'll just have to agree with super sophie, The z200 is a fantastic phone
and i have had it for a month with no problems AT ALL!!! I have also
got my phone from Virgin and the deals are fantastic,I reccomend this
phone for everyone who does not care if they go without a camera or
Reviewed by dreamer from woodbridge on 14th Dec
Hello! Its me again! I recently wrote in on how my phone was a piece
of junk. I had turned it off, and then it wouldnbt turn back on again!
Well, since that post I got another z200. I was angry. I brought in
my phone to get it exchanged and they gave me a REFURBISHED phone! I
hadnt even had my phone for a month yet, and they gave me a used phone!!!
I was about to blow. I was so angry. Iv had my "new" phone for a few
weeks now, and it seem so to be doing alright... hopefully I wont jinx
myself. lol The phone I have now is doing very good tho. its fast, and
im able to put up personal pictures on my wallpaper. Im quite happy.
Reviewed by Andy b-a from canada on 13th Dec 2004
I think all you people want too much from a cellphone a phone is something
to call people that is why they invented the digital camera and the
mp3 player so you buy those to do those and a phone to call people.
Reviewed by Monique from Canada on 12th Dec 2004
I wanted to give a hundred!! I am so sad there are sooo many flames.
Well damn you. I am getting a job JUST for this phone and I'M 11!!!!
Woh! Ok? They didn't make you buy it. So if you don't like it TOO BAD!!!!
Keep the recipt, Get a warrenty, Buy a camera or Buy an Mp3/CD player!!!!
Who wants to keep a phone on on a train? Turn it off. WHY WASTE THE
Reviewed by vinod babu from inda on 4th Dec 2004
I am writing my views about Sony Ericsson Z200 this phone is a very
bad phone. As it has no functions and looks disabled. Looks like a dirty
piece of junk. That is the truth and the truth has to be said like Allah
says so I recommend people not by buy this cheap and disgusted looking
phone. Looks like a piece of stick. If you have any obligations please
right to me at Snake_563@hotmail.com or email@example.com. and please
do right to me as i am waiting to hear about all your peoples comments
Reviewed by Brendan McKitrick from United Kingdom on
2nd Dec 2004
Summary: The worst phone I've used. I'm a die-hard Sony-Ericsson phone.
I was a huge fan of the Ericsson T28 for its looks alone, so when it
came time to buy a new one, I thought I'd stick to the brand. I came
across the Sony-Ericsson Z200 online, saw its features, and thought
"excellent!". It was a sweet phone which appeared to keep things simple,
and so I duly ordered it. The Sony-Ericsson Z200 is an excellent-looking
phone, and the front cover display that switches between the analogue
clock and displaying phone information (time, signal strength, etc)
is good. The controls and operating system are easy enough to use, and
standard things such as sound quality, etc, were great. The phone completely
fails in some very important criteria, though. Firstly, the phone itself
appears to have some major bugs. When first turned on, it can take up
to three minutes for you to access your address book, SMS inbox, or
call list - any attempts to access these features will result in an
infuriating "Please Wait" message. I'm assuming this is because the
phone is loading the data from the SIM card and phone memory, but the
amount of time is prepostorous. I have 11 numbers in my address book,
and about 20 text messages in my inbox ; for some reason, this takes
up to three minutes to "load". Secondly, the problem above is further
amplified by other bugs which impact the phone's signal reception. The
Z200 appears to have problems "getting back" the signal after you're
phone has gone out of range. An example of this is when I catch the
Underground to work - there's no mobile signal on the Underground, so
when you arrive back on the street, the phone should hook back onto
the mobile network instantly. The majority of the time, it doesn't.
Because it's not on my mind to turn my phone OFF and then ON everytime
I get off the train, the Z200 never regains signal, and will sit there
happily for hours on end receiving no calls or text messages. So to
fix it, you turn the phone OFF and then ON. Which is a 10-second process.
Then you WAIT three minutes until you can look at your message inbox,
address book, or call list. Starting to see the problem? You SHOULD
NOT have to turn your phone on and off to regain a mobile signal, and
it can be incredibly annoying to realise that your phone has been out
of action for the better part of a day when you're expecting phone calls.
Thirdly, the ring volume & signals on the Sony Ericsson Z200 are atrocious.
Regardless of how loud or what signal I use, I can easily not hear my
mobile phone ringing from the next room, or when I'm wearing headphones
with the phone in my pocket 30 centimetres. My old T28 had a monophonic
"beep" ring speaker, that, whilst as not as "lush-sounding" as the Z200's
polyphonic speaker, could at least be heard from the other side of the
house. There's a few other bones I have to pick with this phone, but
the core problems are listed above. I really wish I could give this
phone a 5-star rating and say "It's great", because if it wasn't for
the functionality bugs, it would be. But it's not. It fails miserably
at the most essential things, and that's what counts. Your mileage may
vary, but please be warned. The firmware version on my phone is R4B,
and the firmware version for this phone is reportedly up to R4E, so
some of the bugs above may be fixed - chat to your salesman and ask
to see a demonstration before buying. Throw your SIM card in the phone,
turn it on, and see if you can reproduce the problems above. If so,
stay well away. I'm now looking for a cheap Ericsson T28 on eBay - this
phone is almost worthless to me now.
Reviewed by Ric from England on 30th Nov 2004
I would give it 0 star's if I could have. I got the phone in May. Been
in for repair twice for the battery life. Basically, I could get 10
minutes talk time from the battery, and a day stand by time. The buttons
are awful. So hard to press. The software is slow, and takes ages for
a text message to appear on the screen. I have now got the Sharp GX25
and I won't be going back to Sony Ericsson
Reviewed by Nitay from Australia on 27th Nov 2004
Great phone sony!!!! I really enjoyed playing games and answering calls
it felt as if I was talking to the person right next to me!!!
Reviewed by Ed123 from Canada on 25th Nov 2004
Got my telephone one month ago. Similar to another user, turned my phone
off, when I went to turn it on it would not turn on. Took the phone
to the place where I bought it and stated that the battery is fine but
the phone is dead. If you don't have a receipt or warranty it would
cost about 80% of the retail price of the phone to fix.
Reviewed by dreamer from Canada on 25th Nov 2004
I wrote an entery a few weeks ago telling everyone how AMAZING my sony
ericsson z200 was. Well I have to tell all of you I take what I said
back. Just today I turned my phone off, and then went to turn it back
on... It never turned back on. It hasnt worked all day, so i called
sony ericsson, and they told me I had to send it in for repairs. Everyone,
I bought my phone 2.5 weeks ago! And its already breaking on me! WTF!
And now I have to pay for shipping for a junk phone! Im SO angry. I
will keep you all posted.
Reviewed by Super Sophie from SCotland on 22nd
I love the look of this fone. It is soooooooooo cooooool you just have
tae by it. I'm getting it for X-mas and I can't wait. By It from VIrgin
on the net, they have really good deals. you really should by this phone.
Shut up all you from Nepal and Australia who don't like it stop complaining
and enjoting the fun look of the Sony Ericsson z200
Reviewed by Me from Australia on 21st Nov 2004
This phone is mad, it has changeable retro covers, a cool digital/anolog
clock on the front, games, a colour screen, polyphonic ringtones, picture
calls, not to expensive, colour picture messaging and heaps more. Its
appearence is different and very cool. So dont follow the crowd and
buy cheap motorollas or basic Nokias, stand out and make an impression!
(and to people who say the phone is bad ovibously r jelous cause thier
phones r not as good as this 1!!)
Reviewed by Nimesh from India on 17th Nov 2004
It is jst the astetics.... don;t waste your money... better go fro nokia-6610...same
price better functions, value for money.
Reviewed by mike from australia on 14th Nov 2004
good reliable phone from sony , all their new phones seem to be well
built, this model is basic so if you need more features you will need
to spend more money. but for the price ,if u just need somthing to make
calls that looks pretty cool u cant go wrong :)
Reviewed by Em from England on 12th Nov 2004
It is good i moved from a camera phone to this phone and personnaly
i think it is pretty bad without camera, allthough if you dont mind
not having a camera it is a very good phone very stylish and cute espiccially
if you personlaise it.
Reviewed by seb from australia on 11th Nov 2004
Hi, to the guy that badmouths the phone about mp3 player and camera
you are really stupid like the other guy said get a dig camera and mp3
player separate because the phone ones arent very good at all. The phone
is awesome its very sexy and unique and is so easy to use. Goodbye!
Reviewed by dreamer from Canada on 8th Nov 2004
I recently bought this phone about a week ago, and overall I have to
say it is a good phone. It looks unique, and has a good colour display.
I live in Woodbridge, and so far it works everywhere! The only downside
to this phone is that the internet doesnt connect, which is a set back
if you like to download wallpapers and ring tones. Overall, i would
reccomend this phone to anyone, I give it 2 thumbs up!
Reviewed by rhiannon from Austarlia on 7th Nov
i think this phone is very good its has everthing you need wihth only
one thing missing a camra but that doesnt matter. i like the phone because
it is so cheap for such a good phone its every ones dream chrismas present.
Reviewed by JJ from Philippines on 31st Oct 2004
Looks really great. Only problem is that i would want the white keypad
w/out the orange. Also it should have MMS, fm or even at least a crap
intergrated camera, that would make it a 5 for me
Reviewed by Adrian from Aus on 30th Oct 2004
Not the best! I got one in a rush just wanting a colour flip phone with
the net. Made a big mistake sadly. Looks nice but features lack! I sold
it a week lata n got a t610. If the z200 had the features of the t610
but kept the looks then i wood b luvvin it. All show no go! If u just
want a phone for txting and calls this is great, but a little on the
expensive side for just txting and calls! You pay $100 more than its
worth for wasted features
Reviewed by Koko from Nigeria on 28th Oct 2004
Well the fone is really cute; but the problem there is: Bulky one. So
if anybody knows website that I can get Prices of fones, pls just contact
me via yahoo messenger as (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks, and u can vist
my lil website www.snipes.2ya.com
Reviewed by Alison Knowles from England on 25th
I think this phone is a very attractive phone and its original and differant
to alot of other phones i have seen in the past. i have no problem with
it its simple easy to use and causes no hassle. The only problem i have
with it is the memory space i can't transfer photos or something onto
my phone without having to delete a load of the cour pic messages which
i think are rather charming and i would like to keep. Over all I do
recommend it if you just want a simple easy phone.
Reviewed by Gillian North from Engalnd on 20th
Excellent phone, easy to use, good value.
Reviewed by Frank Oniel Iseh from Nigeria on 19th
This phone is too beautiful, although it is feminine, it is really not
fair it does not have a camera attachment.Sony-ericcsson take note
Reviewed by Craz from Britain on 15th Oct 2004
fistly if there was a no star i would have picked that this is the worst
phone i have ever had the battery life is terrible, as a phone it can
do nothing more than call people, with no camera, MP3, picture messaging
or GPRS this has got to be the worst phone on the market. im going for
a sony ericsson K700i its more expencive but at least it does something.
DON'T BUY THE SONY ERICSSON Z200 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Sean from UK on 15th Oct 2004
Like Tony from Australia, I also have constant sms failure. After sales
from sony is virtually non existent. Would stick with a nokia.
Reviewed by Jim from Australia on 15th Oct 2004
i have recently just brought this phone for $130 asutralian, about $70
american. is very good, all mi friends think its gay cuz it dont got
camera, who cares, i hav already got a good camera. only thing i dont
like is it cant get colour pic messages, but other than that the best
phone in the world in that price range
Reviewed by Jay from united kingdom on 11th Oct
This is phone is 1 of the best phones i have ever used. It is so easy
that i put the phone number withouth using the booklet. All the features
in this phone is also very good and easy to use. DOES ANY 1 KNOW ANY
WEBSITE WHERE U CAN UNLOCK THIS PHONE FOR FREE. IF YES CAN U EMAIL ME
AT email@example.com Thanks JAY
Reviewed by SABRINA from PERU on 10th Oct 2004
I LOVE THE MODEL Z200 IS VERY GOOD !
Reviewed by Kaetie from Scotland on 5th Oct 2004
I fell for the Z200 because of its screen size, coloured screen and
matt finished covers. Initially I found the buttons would miss upon
typing then the whole phone decided not to make calls or send my message
several times. I sent it for repair and it seems to have a worse keyboard
and phases out easily. Its a shame as its quite unique.
Reviewed by Michelle from USA on 5th Oct 2004
The sony ericsson z200 is a great cell-phone. This is the best phone
i had ever but the only thing that is confusing is how to install the
net on. All and all it's a GREAT phone. Michelle
Reviewed by KAY from Jamaica on 29th Sep 2004
i just change it from a motorola and i think it is great
Reviewed by funmi from Nigeria on 21st Sep 2004
I've had the phone for just 5 months and its already packed up. Simply
stopped working. Cute but too fragile and can't get it fixed cause its
relatively new and its parts are still scarce.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 11th Sep 2004
It's a smashing little phone! I just bought one for my girlfriend, I
set it up and transferred all her numbers for her without looking at
the manual. In my book, that's A1 ease of use. My girlfriend has already
ordered a forever friends fascia for it. As for that guy up there ^^
"Doesn't play MP3" - I suggest you get an MP3 player, "There's no camera"
- Get a digital camera. IT'S A PHONE! Get a life! The only problem I
have found with it is that there's no vacuum cleaner on it, and nowhere
to fit the attachments.
Reviewed by seyi from nepal on 31st Aug 2004
this fone has no features, its awful
Reviewed by TONY from Australia on 29th Aug 2004
apart from the constant sms failures and sony ericsson not doing anything
about it, it's a good fone, but no camera and no mp3 playback, and no
bluetooth. i would recommend buying sumthing else only because this
lack the features and is over priced. <>
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 17th Aug 2004
This is a great phone,its menu's are superbly easy to use and is equipped
with every thing a phone needs. Ive used Noikia and Samsung phones previously,
but this is the first I feel confident to recommend!
Reviewed by joe from great britain on 12th Aug
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brill fone stylish all friends want one