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Sony Ericsson Z600 review

 Review: October 2004  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: A clamshell phone with integrated digital camera and Bluetooth.



 

Review

The Sony Ericsson Z600 is a clamshell camera phone with a specification similar to the popular T610. It's not a small phone, and is really quite heavy, weighing in at 110g. On the outside, it's nice to look at, sleek with no external aerial, and available in a wide range of colour schemes. The covers can be easily replaced with interchangeable Style-Up™ covers. The external display is tiny and black and white, but inside is a good quality 65k colour screen with a good resolution. This screen uses TFD technology, which makes it suitable for viewing in sunlit conditions, and is superior to the screen on the T610, although it's not as good as the higher-spec Sony Ericsson phones such as the K700i.

The keypad is perfectly usable, with keys being quite small, but placed a distance apart, so they can be used with relative ease. The joystick seems to be quite robust and responsive. The camera is average for this class of phone, the polyphonic ringtones are of decent quality, and there's a nice MIDI ringtone composer, so you can make your own poly ringtones.

One of the best features of the Z600 is its connectivity. First comes Bluetooth™, enabling the phone to be wirelessly connected with a headset, and there's also a choice of infrared and USB or RS232 cable for connection to a computer. The Z600 will easily sync with both a PC and an Apple.

Overall a decent, but unexciting phone.


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Anyone know how to download ringtones onto the z600?

Asked by <3 z600 from CH on 11th May 2016
Under "More ringtones" ("Settings"-> "Sounds and alerts") what kind of connection is needed... (I just get "Loading" and then it says "communication error") Is it possible to transfer an mp3 ringtone onto the phone? thanks for any help!



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Reviewed by kay_ok from UK on 13th Aug 2012
This phone is the Ultimate necessity of all time and the changeable covers are still hip ! I read in one of the reviews that someone can't put their own ring tone - but hey, you can. I have Land of My Fathers as my main one, and many more of my choose for friends and family. Including Tom Jones, Tony Christy, Cher, The Beatles and anyone I chose. I've had my beautiful phone since 2004 and it's now Aug. 2012. What a phone. It's been everything I need and more. Same as my Audi 80s which i've had since 1988 (24 years). Both of which I do not want or need to part with. Both still immaculate and both give me immense pleasure to see these old faithfulls who have been through life with me, and have served me well and beyond. Amazing equipment that lasts and lasts.

Love the Sony Ericsson Z600 - None other can compare.

Anyone have the original mesh cover available ?
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Reviewed by Beth white from UK on 14th Jan 2011
i bought this phone 2001 and thought is was very good..but then in 2004 I fancied one of the what I thought better more attractive phone.. have actually tried about 4 others and NONE OF THEM IS AS GOOD AS THE z600...I have therefore resovled to buy a charger and battery for the old Z600 and then I will be extremely hapy again..with ease of use and flexibility of the Z600..amazing phone...
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Reviewed by Nicholas from UK on 21st Sep 2010
This phone was excellent, I've used for more than 6 years.
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Reviewed by tahir from UK on 12th Mar 2010
luck increaser set.Great phone, excellent look, voice is very very good, key pad is very very soft, and near the key pad two pearls looks diamonds who will be owner of this set, his respect will be icrease, this is a lucky set.
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 29th Jun 2008
I've had this phone for about three weeks now. Some of the ringtones are a little cheesy or annoying, but the themes and pictures you can download (for FREE!) are quite good. The phone I have freezes alot, even though it's pretty new. I reckon they could make the phone a tad slimmer because it either falls out of my pocket or it just doesn't fit. The camera I do like, because the picture is clear and not blurry like Motorola phones.
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Reviewed by Faye from UK on 29th May 2008
the phones so reliable it never scratches or breaks! The camera's ok too! It was amazing in its time. Sadly, its technologys old now. >.<
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Reviewed by naomi from UK on 30th Apr 2008
i LOVE this phone - no other word for it - it is the best phone i've ever had - it's 4th hand!!!! - still going what must nearly 6 years. i love it its amazing
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Reviewed by hannah from UK on 24th Mar 2008
i have just got this phone for free. and it keeps on dying out.
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Reviewed by DiGree from UK on 22nd Nov 2007
This phone rocks! In constant use since bought (2003?) and no prob at all. If only every electronic device was made with similar quality. I keep on using it as my main phone and insist on doing so till a crucial function of it goes bad, just from curiosity to see when it actually breaks. 6 stars out of five.
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Reviewed by oth from UK on 9th Oct 2007
I've had this phone for 3 years and it's the best phone I've had so far. Battery is great and is the ideal phone for people who don't want gimmicks. As for freezing, it has frozen maybe 3 times since I've purchased it. Overall I still think it's a great phone.
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Reviewed by Kikasa Fujiwara from UK on 21st Jul 2007
Z600 is actually one of the best phones I ever had. I've dropped it more 50 times already and it's still alive. It's been 3 years since I had the model. Problem is, I've bought the model in Madrid, Spain and now I'm having a hard time finding style-up covers in country where I currently stay. All in all, it's a great phone though It's hard to find accessories in a another country where it's actually well rare.
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Reviewed by Sushil from UK on 15th Jul 2007
Sexy phone
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Reviewed by Myles from UK on 11th Jul 2007
This fone is outstanding, i've been using it for the past 2 years and it's given me nothing but the best a phone can give a man. I still havn't upgraded after the year because honestly, I've become accustomed to the phone and theirs nothing more I could ask for. The exchangable covers make the phone look brand new and highly attractive. Bluetooth is also a handy asset and sending SMS is a flash with the well set out keypad.
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Reviewed by timmo from UK on 20th May 2007
Have had my z600 since august 2005 still using it and must say i find it terribly difficult to replace it though with more advances in new phones iwill inevitably change to something as good from sony ericsson problem is what?
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Reviewed by keano from UK on 10th May 2007
was a gd fone but not as good as my sony erricson w880i hehe and were is the internet and 3g and mp3 player snd memory
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Reviewed by David from UK on 28th Apr 2007
UNIQUE, OUTSTANDING.
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Reviewed by Khiesel from UK on 18th Apr 2007
This was my first time to have a colored cell and it sucks so much! i was excited that it had a camera..then later i saw that the camera was so blury and when there is sun u cant see the screen anymore! it was heavy and big..hard to bring all the time..and most of all it had so low memory!! the only thing i like is the battery last long and its easy to use!
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Reviewed by Hayley Kirkham from UK on 3rd Mar 2007
I had one of these back in 2003 and loved it.. I eventually upgraded later that year and have since had 2 Nokia's,a Samsung D500 and an LG.. None of them even close to the SE Z600!! Last week I bought a Z600 from eBay for £25, it came today and I haven't stopped messing with it! So pleased to have one of these back in my handbag!! I won't be parting with it for a VERY long time!
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Reviewed by Esther from UK on 14th Feb 2007
This phone is good for calls and texts. Bluetooth, games and internet are also good, but the camera and recording is poor quality and there are not up to date things suchas mp3 rintones and video. The phone is also v. chunky but I like it and especially like the stripy cover!
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Reviewed by lexia from UK on 30th Jan 2007
this phone is gr8 iv had it 4 2 years and i have dropped it soooooooo many times once it even got kicked down the stret and it still survives it is unbreakable! it is a fab phone and i am very sad to have to change it for a more up to date phone. i would reccomend it and the covers u can get 4 it r sooooo cool i have about 10 dfferent ones. ROCK ON SONY ERICSON! xx
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Reviewed by Penelope from UK on 15th Jan 2007
I have had this phone for 3 years. I upgraded to a motorola V3 and after using it for a month ditched it and went back to using this phone as I like its keypad,functionality and clear bright screen. If you are a phone geek looking for high spec camera,video etc then its definitely not your kind of think, but if you are looking for a straightforward phone that has good battery life, easy to use functionality, is smart looking and still looks good despite technology updates then this the phone. In terms of 'freezing', I have had other sony phones before and know this can sometimes be a problem. I always just took the battery out and it always seemed . Finally I love clam shell phones because you do not have another about keyboard locking and inadvertently calling people. I am now looking to update but it will only be to another sony ericcson clam shell
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Reviewed by john loader from UK on 30th Dec 2006
I've been using this for a couple of months and just love the voice calling especially using a Bluetooth hands free - makes calling whilst driving so much safer. Camera a bit pathetic but overall a great package.
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Reviewed by pete from uk on 16th Dec 2006
Excellant unit and simple to use.
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Reviewed by Jamo from Kenya on 26th Nov 2006
i've had this phone since may 2004 and it's given me excellent service.i'm only thinking of changing it now coz i need a bigger camera and more memory but it's made me love flip phones.it's taken a full 2 years for other phone types to catch uo with SE technology!congrats SE!
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Reviewed by Richard from UK on 16th Nov 2006
I've had this phone for almost three years and it has been totally reliable and even today looks pretty smart. Its also very user friendly but one of the best things about it is the build quality - it feels very sturdy and strong especially when compared to a lot of other clamshell phones - most of which feel flimsy.
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Reviewed by Maggie from UK on 20th Oct 2006
I have had my SE Z600 since 2003, and its been the best phone ever. In fact I cannot bring myself to change it. If you just want a phone to make and receive calls, this is the one for you. Its sturdy, reliable, in fact it still looks brand new after all these years! I guess it is a bit bulkier than others, but for me it was worth every penny of what I payed. Has never let me down and I imagine it will serve me for a few more years to come!
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Reviewed by Vitali from italy on 26th Sep 2006
i bought this phone is 2003 and have been using it for 2 years. It has been excellent!
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Reviewed by Rachael from UK on 22nd Aug 2006
This phone is not a "phone person" phone, if you are one of those people who thinks a phone is for "contacting people" then here is your answer. I'm a "phone person" who likes music, good quality camera, reliability, loudspeaker, looks stylish, quick bluetooth, video recordin etc. This phone freezes all the time, deletes "my words" from predictive text.. which is ANNOYING! I can comment on the good battery life, i went to Spain for 10 days and forgot my charger and with switching it off every now and again it lasted!! i was amazed. You cnt record, pics are blurry, little memory and u cnt use songs as ringtones.. Buy it if ur not a "phone person" lolio x
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Reviewed by Tats from New Zealand on 19th Aug 2006
There seems to be no problems using this model since ive had it we all can only look after these emergency devices as you may never no, when to expect the un expected, be safe and stay charged.
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Reviewed by Sian from England on 27th Jun 2006
this phone is not good at all! the memory is really bad and it does freeze all the time! it is also sooo bulky! i would not recommend this to any1!!!
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Reviewed by Josh from NZ on 30th May 2006
outstanding! easy to use.Hearty. takes a bit of a beating.Big so's you don't loose it easily!
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Reviewed by BA BA BLACK SHEEP from POLAND on 19th May 2006
THIS PHONE IS RUBBISH DO NOT BUY IT !!!!!!!! I GOT THIS PHONE AND ON THE SAME DAY TOOK IT BACK DO NOT BUY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLACK SHEEP XX
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Reviewed by Sara from Uk on 6th May 2006
Had various phones since 1992 - this is the most irritating to use. Plus points are : robust (doesn't seem to mind being dropped), excellent battery life, excellent signal, good bluetooth reception. Minus points : camera poor, screen visibility poor in sunlight (poor even in normal daylight to be honest), menu usability atrocious (Why use 3 keypresses when 20 would do!). An example of this would be adding a contact to the phone book. Firstly, you cannot add a contact if you opened the phonebook by using the phonebook shortcut (down key). You must, incredibly, close the phonebook, then re-open it from the main menu. You must then downkey to the add contact option, select key to select it, then (even though "name" is already selected) press select to select name option. Now you can type in the name and press ok. Next, press select key to select "home" (even though it's already selected!), type in the number, press ok, then press save, and you're there, LOL. There are many such silly examples. All my previous mobiles (even the ancient early ones) required far fewer keypresses to achieve the various functions. This is really annoying because it is so unnecessary, and it only gets more annoying the longer you use the phone. A few very basic usability tests at SE would have picked up this nonsense. And yep, the phone does freeze occasionally. For some functions, the left hand select key defaults to "yes", for other functions the right hand key is "yes", so stay awake! Also, there is no clear or delete all function. If you want to clear your msgs or call log (and given the low memory you will need to do this), then you must delete one by tedious one. I'm not sure I'd buy an SE phone again.
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Reviewed by Daniel from United Kingdom on 3rd May 2006
well this is probably the best phone i have purchased so far...and i dont understand those people who say that this phone freezes all the time because me and my family have got one each and neither of them have ever frozen. To be quite honest i wouldnt let this phone go unless it had broke or i lost it. Excellent reception on the bluetooth also, this makes it so much cheaper to send and receive ringtones, pictures etc. the camera is another good advantage of having this phone, because to me the quality seems great. I also like this phone because of the cool style up covers what you can buy, they make the phone look brand new if you change them regularly and it makes the phone look very fashionable. yes the phone may be a tad big but if you bought one you wouldnt notice. The battery life is very convenient because after the frist charge it can last up to 12 days without recharging. The phone reception/signal is very great aswell because due to its tri-band features it can pick up better signals than some other phones on the market. I also like the way you can change the background for the menus because you can change them to different ones whenever you feel like it. I will mark this mobile phone as outstanding and unique.
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Reviewed by chloe from england on 2nd May 2006
well wat can i say! on the basis that it constantly freezes and deletes my texts and its thick and chunky and its old and should be dead and burried i would say that this phone is absolutely **** and i would not recommend it! hey why not try a nice new phone cause all sony ericsson ones are rubbish.
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Reviewed by Elliot from United Kingdom on 1st May 2006
This is the best phone i have ever used and i will give it the mark as ''outstanding''. Firstly the phone looks great. Secondly the camera quality is excellent. Thirdly it has never frozen on me. Fourthly it is totally reliable with battery, hardness etc. Fifthly the bluetooth and infrared makes the phone better. And for £32 it is an excellent buy for me. I totally recommend this phone to anyone who wants a great, nifty, fashionable and totally reliable then buy this : It is cheap if bought on ebay, as i sai i bought mine for just £32. Absolutely outstanding.
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Reviewed by *~*Lexi*~* from France on 22nd Apr 2006
i will give this phone 3 stars because i have had it for 2 years and it is still working (well the basics) although the camera is really blury and it wont let me send pictures, it is a good phone, i mean i have dropped it so many times, it is big but then i think it was one of the first camera phones so there you go xXx
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Reviewed by Mimi from Bangkok, Thailand on 7th Apr 2006
It's a nice cellphone but a bit thick. Actually I don't care because its size is small. I can change many styles of covers as many as I can buy. Also I can connect an FM handsfree to listen to music or news while I'm on the bus. There are bluetooth and camera that's enough for me.
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Reviewed by Tom from englanf on 4th Apr 2006
I have had this phone now for 2 years and very keen on getting a new phone very soon. When this phone came out it looked pretty cool, but is quite clunky especially with newer-generation, smaller clamshells. Over time however, this phone has really irritated me by a) randomly deleting the contents of my text message inbox; b) deleting the words which it has "learnt" when texting (very annoying!); c) freezing / crashing at least once a fortnight; d) switching itself off even though battery is fully charged; e) telling me to reinsert SIM card mid-text message...! The menu structure for selecting a contact to text takes about 2-3 clicks more than it should need. Maybe I'm getting deaf but I just can't hear the phone ring if it is in my pocket, even though the ringer is on full volume. Ring tones (other than the brilliant "old phone" tone) are pretty bad and reminiscent of bad Eurovision tunes... However, on the plus side, the camera is not bad (although the screen is rubbish in sunlight) and the battery life is excellent. Games are good (although one crashes when you get to a certain level), and connectivity is good. All in all though, would not recommend this one at all.
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Reviewed by sarah from England on 7th Mar 2006
I have had my Sony Z600 for two years now. I love it but it has become very scruffy - when I try to get new covers I was told it is no longer made - seeing these reviews makes me wonder if that is true? I have had a Samsung D500 and hated the busy too colourful menu screen and the way the slider cuts off text messages making you think they are not sent. I went back to my Z600. It freezes occasionally and I agree this is annoying - but I love the click it makes when it opens and closes and how easy it is to read and to text.
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Reviewed by laurel brandley from england on 16th Feb 2006
this phone is absolutely ****. It looks a load of rubbish and it performs no better. They must have made it while in the antarctic cos itt freezes all the damn time and you look like a poof just using it!
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Reviewed by Richard from England on 3rd Feb 2006
Average phone. Bit bulky and does have a tendancy to freeze now and then. Also has limited memory and quickly becomes full. Decent battery life and a varied choice of connectivity, with bluetooth and infrared, although the latter not the easiest to get linked up. Overall if given the choice I wouldn't get one of these again but not the worst phone I have had.
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Reviewed by Panicos V from Cyprus on 29th Jan 2006
It is a very simple phone comparing to todays other models. My needs are only to make and receive phonecalls by using the bluetooth. I am not interested into MP3 sound or videos. It never "crushed" and is always reliable. people who moan about this model do not really know about phones. The extremely low radiation it emits is its greatest advantage. Even today in 2006 there is no other phone with such a low radiation with bluetooth so for me there is no better (safer) phone. The annoying thing about it is when it comes to charge its battery where there is a not good enough connection. i just make sure it has a clear enough surface with a matchstick!
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Reviewed by Holly from England on 16th Jan 2006
Poor quality phone. 1) The changeable covers become very loose fairly quikly so i was pulling the back cover off and releasing the battery just getting it out of my pocket. 2) The snap action that opens and closes the clamshell becomes very loose. So loose that it opens enough to answer a call and ends the call all on its own for you while its flapping round in your handbag! 3) It freezes on me all of the time! even if you turn it off while its frozen, when you turn it back on its still frozen and shows you a nice blue screen for five minutes while it pulls itself together! 4)It has not nearly enough memory, no slot for a card to add additional memory and it only holds 30pictures at a push. 5) Basicly only good for about six months until you run out of space for any more pictures it freezes on you all too regularly and it falls to peices.
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Reviewed by Claire Goody from England on 11th Jan 2006
I totally dissaggree wiv u 'cause it never freezes on me! I'v had mine sinc march and not once has it frozen! I mean it doesn't have video but aren't phones just for comunicating wiv over peeps. Thanks!
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Reviewed by E from UK on 9th Jan 2006
The phone is very user friendly and relatively good looking. However, picture quality tends to deteriorate with usage, i.e. the more photos you take, the worse the quality gets. There are also numerous bugs in the software installed on the phone. This phone is also quite slow and sometimes hangs. Overall, it's ok but not something I would recommend.
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Reviewed by Smokey Joe from england on 2nd Jan 2006
i cant believe how bad this phone is! it freezes all the time, you cant c the screen in dark or light, it looks rubbish. overall it gets 0/10 and get a better phone! p.s i threw mine in the bin!
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Reviewed by adam hague from england on 26th Dec 2005
its a good quality phone however kind of big. also had good games on
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Reviewed by Hutchy from united kingdom on 24th Dec 2005
Great phone but the only problem with the phone is you cant set any of your own tunes as your ring signal, you have to use the standard ones!! personally, i wouldnt get one of these phones again!!
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Reviewed by Christa from The Netherlands on 7th Dec 2005
This is my most favorite phone since I got cell-phones. (quit a lot!) Okay, sometimes it's freezing and than you loose all the words in "my words". I don't mind, whenever it happens I send my Z600 to its trainingschool. ;) The repaircenter puts some new software on the phone and it works like a new one. Although my phone is a few years old, I still get the new software for free. It's done while I wait. The first year the Z600 needed it twice, and last week again. Only one time freezing is enough for me to go and get new software. :0 I also love that there're so many accesoires.
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Reviewed by Paul from The Netherlands on 2nd Dec 2005
Got mine a couple of years now, has been a great phone all around. Bluetooth, great reception, just great. This week it started to freeze on me on several occassions. Since there are so many new phones around, I probably gonna trade it in.
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Reviewed by ara from philippines on 28th Nov 2005
It's my first sony ericsson phone and I love it. It is amazing, But it has still a problem coz' sometimes it freeze....... I advise u if you will buy a phone like this its nice, But be carefull by using it.........
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Reviewed by Zsolt from Hungary on 27th Oct 2005
It is my first shell phone and I love it. My previous phones Nokia 5110, 6210, SE T230 were much worse in terms of usability. This one is very stylish and stable. One minus point: the camera is useless. I will choose Sony Ericsson next time again.
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Reviewed by Paulin from Scotland on 25th Oct 2005
I've had my Z600 for 2 years now, I've dropped it in a bucket of water, I've dropped it on the ground and it still works! It's a robust little thing and I love it. The only problem it has now is that it freezes often if I'm scrolling through call menus or sometimes if I've been texting too much. It gets really annoying as I have to take the battery out just to get it to switch off and then try numerous times to switch it back on again. It doesn't happen that often but enough for it to annoy me. Also the sounds sometimes breaks up and it even disappeared for a week... It's a great wee phone for clumsy people and the camera isn't that bad but you'd be best taking your own camera if you want to take pictures. It's got a good memory for storing messages and names in your phone book. I rate it as good. Great for clumsy people!
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Reviewed by Siti Nurhaliza from Malaysia on 12th Oct 2005
i have using this phone more than 1 year and still working great.no problem occured although i dropped it several times.the most impressive feature is the long battery life,i managed to get more than 6 days without recharging the battery again in stand by mode and 2 hours plus in talking mode.really worth it !a great phone for user who doesn't used the camera often although that feature included.In term on connectivity and signal strength are excellent.
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Reviewed by good_will from Czech Republic on 8th Oct 2005
Rather than writing a review consisting of the single word "poo", which isn't very helpful, I'll try and decribe my experience using the Z600, which I have had for over a year now. It had the features I wanted, and wasn't too weighty, and it looks cool. I bought it. The camera pics are fine. The night mode isn't very effective, but it's just for snaps at parties etc, so I am happy with the pic quality. Keyboard, menus and connectivity were perfect. Infra red and Bluetooth worked with no problem. A happy chap. But the thing kept freezing on me at least once every couple of weeks, which was tedious and involved the following: Remove battery; Wait 20 seconds; Replace battery; Re-enter "My Words" (the ones that aren't in the built in dictionary, e.g all my friends' names, Colloqial phrases and rude words), which always disappeared after a freeze/battery removal. Then I used it in the rain. Caught in a raging storm without an umbrella, I recieved a call, and stupidly answered it. Only a two minute converstaion, but enough for some water to seep into the inner workings. It died a sudden death for 4 days. I took the battery out (Damn! Have to re-enter "Buggeration" etc...), and left it to dry out. It now works, but the battery life is about one day, the thing freezes more often and the sounds seem muted or work randomly. I thought that things were bad enough that I could get it repaired under warranty, but No. The Sony Ericsson warranty doesn't cover "Liquid Damage", so basically it should come with a warning: "Don't use this phone in the rain." The Sony Ericsson support emails I have got back from them say basically "Go away small person. It rained. Your phone broke. Live with it",which I find astonishing for a brand name like Sony Ericsson. So I won't be buying another phone from them. Cheers, Will
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Reviewed by lauren n megan from geordie land on 8th Oct 2005
this fone is amazin i would advise anyonwe to get this phone. ihav had this phone a yr n nout has happened to it, i hav droped it i dont no how many times but it works perfectly fine.
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Reviewed by Anthony from UK on 30th Sep 2005
I recently purchased this phone and paid a lowly sum of £40 for it- well worth the money. First of all its a ergonomically fun designed phone with the features that make me want to use it all the time, the first few days I couldn't put it down. There was the odd occasion of it freezing but that was because I was going a little too fast for it to cope, the screen is of good quality-65,000 odd colors isnt to be barked at; exceptionally nice ringtones; good battery life and a phone that can withstand anything(well not everything-but you get the idea) I like this phone as my previous phone was a Motorola V550 which I didn't enjoy using. Buy this phone.
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Reviewed by Andrew from United Kindom on 29th Sep 2005
I have owned my Z600 for well over a year now and I have found the phone to be consistently reliable. Having previously owned a T68i I found the Z600 native to move to with the benefit of bigger buttons to press, and being a clamshell design it prevents the accidental calls to the emergency services as the buttons are protected when it is in your pocket. I have occasionally experienced the phone locking up but this only occurs when I have been a bit too frantic with going though the menus. The phone is strait forward to use and the predictive text is relatively good. Calendar function is indispensable to me. The ease of synchronising the phone with Outlook makes backing up appointments and the phone book totally seamless as this is done automatically as soon as the phone is with in Bluetooth range of my computer. The phone works well with Bluetooth headsets using voice commands. I have also found the battery life to be very good. It is only just starting to show sings or the hard life it has had with me. The paintwork is just starting to scuff and the battery is showing its age. The only trouble Iím having now is that I am looking to upgrade and I can not find any new phones that come up to the same standard for my needs presently on the market.
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Reviewed by dr. Vijayendra from India on 5th Sep 2005
hi guys I have been using this phone 4 over 6 months- its kol fone. problems-- freezeshangs, less memory, no vedios. otherwise its excellent stylish n kool, bit outdated though in front of k700i though. still overall nice set i recomend it!!
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Reviewed by avril mumford from uk on 2nd Sep 2005
fantastic phone had a erricson k700i and hated it middle joy stick went etc prefer this phone its great to change the covers and a hardy phone
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Reviewed by lb from england on 28th Aug 2005
I like this phone because it is really easy to use and the camera is exelent. I have droped the phone n that and after that it has worked fine . I would tell any one to buy this phone.
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Reviewed by coolman from australia on 14th Aug 2005
This fone is the worst fone ever!!!!!!!! It looks rubbish, and its features are rubbish!!
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Reviewed by Ted Sears from Switzerland on 13th Aug 2005
This is probably one of the best phones to come on to the market from Sony Ericsson. I have 5 of these phones in the family and have never at any time experienced any problems. Personally I have dropped mine many times on the road and the phone still works perfectly. Only problem that I have ever experienced is that the phone sometimes freezes. This is easily corrected by removing and replacing the battery. I can recommend this phone as outstanding
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Reviewed by mark from australia on 6th Aug 2005
when i first bought it i thought it was a really good phone but after 6 months it became really disappointing. First you had that charger recall then the memory kept crashing. No matter if you hundreds of K free it wouldn't matter. It is no longer being sold Brand new but would definitely recommend that you dont buy it even second hand.
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Reviewed by Steven from New Zealand on 21st Jul 2005
This fone is good but lacks in an video recorder but looks great. only reson not to get this is that is out of date. but sony ericsson is the best brand on he market.
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Reviewed by aiden from ireland on 19th Jul 2005
ive had this phone for nearly a year now an i can tell u it has been through some hard times, i read that someone had got a bit of water on it and it broke. well i fell into a lake about 6 months ago on my holidays and i was underwater for about 10-15 minutes when i came out the phone worked perfectly! its been dropped and kicked about the place on drunken nights, i think i might see if its bullet proof!!
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Reviewed by katy from uk on 19th Jul 2005
ive had this phone about 6 months and its good.....the changable covers and screens make it a really fun phone, but its let down is its reliability. it freezes alot and got dropped on the floor a few days ago and now wont recive any sms. not only that but it wont recieve sms from some of my friends....so.....??
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Reviewed by din from UK on 21st Jun 2005
not so good phone
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Reviewed by zoe louise from england on 19th Jun 2005
this phone is brilliant with a built in camera but thats all i know about it because i havent got one myself
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Reviewed by Suna from England on 10th Jun 2005
This phone got a bit of water on it and packed in. Worst phone purchase I've ever made.
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Reviewed by Tom Morgan from Uk on 10th Jun 2005
After owning the phone for just under a year, i can honestly say its a good, robust reliable phone. when it came out it's camera was good quality, but how things change so soon! now the camera is so so, good screen and the polyphonic tones are still ok. But the rest of the phone functions have dated badly, mainly the lack of a radio and ariel strength, and it has a Hell of a slow operating system (Mainly when you are taking photos/loading themes). You have to stop what you are doing every so often to let it catch up! If you want a tough phone with a big keypad and good battery life, then try the Z600...
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Reviewed by Alex McLachlan from france on 7th Jun 2005
i have had this fone 4 18 months n afta a year it al went a bit wrong! admittedly i did leave it outside wen it raining n it has been drooped on th floor more den a few tyms, it was the first camera fone i ad n it was 1 of th first flip fone wivout a a ariel fingy, i wud recomend dis fone if u only want it 4 a year or so! overall i will give it 3 stars
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Reviewed by FlyBlown from UK on 5th Jun 2005
I am really surprised at the problmes people are having. I used to have this modela and found no problems at all with it. I only upgraded to a K700 because I like to get my money's worth out of O2! My wife has had my Z600 for almost a year and she loves it, so much so I am upgrading to a K750i but she doesn't want my K700! The Z600 has been dropped, thrown about by our litle girl, smeared with mashed potato, hodden under sofa etc and it still works a treat. It's not go the greatest camera granted and it doesn't play videos but as a nice solid phone with out too much fancy stuff I think it's one of the best out there, if you can still find one of course!
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Reviewed by Alex from England on 4th Jun 2005
This was my first camera phone, and quite frankly it sucks. The pictures are blurry and of a very low quality, there's no flash light, no zoom no nothing! This could only be my phone but it seems to take ages to load things, and after taking pictures/adding numbers to phone book it freezes. This isn't a particularly good phone and i would advise against buying it.
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Reviewed by J-man from UK on 1st Jun 2005
its cool but pointless when you cant see the scree,after 3 months of using the phone the screen used to go black and nothing could be seen i had to open it up and wiggle the ribbon connecting the screen to the curcuit board adn then it worked again i did this a total of 4 times through out the life of my z600.it served me well pic quality sucked but over all it was a user friendly and smart looking hone. beware of the "floppy flippy" bit.the flip mechanism went floppy with in a mouth of use meaning that it when you turned the phone upside with front facing the floor the "lid" so to speak seemed lose and hanged about 0.5 mm away from the keypad side of the phone.(i hope that made sense)i would get this phone but as a "meanwhile" phone until you got a proper phone like a s700i or something.:)
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Reviewed by bezza from england on 30th May 2005
absoloutly RUBBISH if your looking for a phone i advise you DONT get it
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Reviewed by Bharat from UK on 29th May 2005
I have been using T68i when I purchased Z600 for my wife. It is user friendly, good in reception, smooth keyboard, easy set up with bluetooth and infrared, decent battery life.. Screen is sharp and bright but still not good enough to veiw outdoor. Camera is for show only because it can't take good picture even in best conditions. 2MB tolat memery is too little for a camera phone but it is O.K. becuse camera is useless anyway. It started to slowdwon while searching contact but it is better after reflashing the firmware. It is a very good phone if it works without problem and if cmera is irrelavant.
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Reviewed by john from UK on 24th May 2005
i like this phone its got everything i need i love my phone i would recomend this phone 2 everyone
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Reviewed by nadz! :0_08^ from indonesia on 18th May 2005
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww its fabby crabby!?
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Reviewed by Aaron Groves from UK on 17th May 2005
Posbily the worst phone on the market - I can't think of a single plus point to this phone. The camera takes blury shots, eveything is unclear - the text messaging is very slow and over all the phone is very poor! Please do not buy on of these as you will be highly dissapointed! Get a nokia or samsung instead!
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Reviewed by Adewale from Nigeria on 9th May 2005
I love my phone, it is extremely superb and exciting. I will continue to use it for its ruggedness.
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Reviewed by gazmac from Scotland on 16th Apr 2005
I hav used this fone for the past 18 months and it has been very reliable however now i am turning to the samsung d500 which looks very good !! this fone is gr8 for txt and very easy to use !!!
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Reviewed by PDH from UK on 10th Apr 2005
Had this phone 4 almost a year and the camera sucks, its so poor i have 2 squint 2 see the picture, it doesnt work in the day very well and 1 sign of sunshine 4get it, dont even bother! This phone is basically a brick in disguise and it functions as well as garlic trying to cure bad breath. Either it has a mind of its own or i have poltergeist, i mean what kind of phone turns on and off itself. duh. I reconmmend this phone 2 no 1 unless their planning 2 smash it against a wall in frustration!!!! HEINOUS AND HIDEOUS!!!!
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Reviewed by roxy from england on 8th Apr 2005
ITS AB'FAB I LOVE IT I WANT ONE:>
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Reviewed by Sarah from England on 5th Apr 2005
Writing this as I say goodbye to my Sony Ericsson. I have really loved certain things about it - the lovely click it makes as it closes, the fact that it has no aerial sticking up, the camera (my 1st camera phone). It is only let down in my opinion by two things (1) it keeps freezing interesting to see how many others have this problem. Also, the memory gets full very quickly. There should be a setting where you can choose not to save sent messages or something, to save you having to empty them out all the time. Lovely looking phone, very clever in terms of connectivity but not completely reliable.
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Reviewed by nicholas from australia on 28th Mar 2005
when i upgradded my noika 3315 to a sony erricson Z600 i was amased wat it could do. It had 6 games alltogether. 32 pollphonic ringtones. i was amased it could voice controll things and send emails. now i've had it for six months and to weeks and im still pleased with it. its a quallity phone. i have drooped it a few times and hasent cracked the screen.
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Reviewed by Matthew from United Kingdom on 20th Mar 2005
I love this phone it don't have video but it is a great phone! I love it.
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Reviewed by Calvin from Northern Ireland on 14th Mar 2005
Had this phone for over a year now and am thoroughly happy with it. Camera is pretty shapr, and having no aerial means you can just stick it in your pocket and not worry bout damaging the aerial. Only problem with it so far is that it will intermittently freeze, requiring battery removal to restart it again. Then again, it is over a year old and i have dropped it numerous times without apparent serius consequences. All-in-all an excellent phone. Lets hope the motorola v547 is as good.
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Reviewed by Ed from UK on 7th Mar 2005
I've had my phone for a little over a year now. When I upgraded I gave my new phone (a Motorola) as a present, I like my z600 so much. It does everything I want of a phone, including bluetooth to my Palm T3. It feels great and sounds good. Above all it has the 3RD LOWEST SAR SCORE of ANY PHONE IN THE WORLD (0.6!!!!). You can use this phone without frying your brain! The only draw-back is the poor quality of the camera, but since that is only a toy for me I am not worried since I would rather use my real camera, although it is useful in emergencies (like recording the scene of an RTA for insurance purposes!!!). I would really recommend this phone to anyone.
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Reviewed by james from sheffield on 3rd Mar 2005
this phone is ok but i think id rather have the t630
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Reviewed by Peter from Australia, Victoria on 27th Feb 2005
Hey guys how use all going, Well i have had my Sony Ericsson for 1 year and 4 Months. The Z600, is a great size compared to the 3G Phones, Funky and Cool . I used to be a Nokia person now, i have broaden my variety's. For 3 months i had this phone was unbearable, Phone kept on freezing, Recpetion was always low or i had no recpetion at all. The battery life jesus, Always Died, My camera was always playin up, My Flip kept on getting loose, and my Right button didnt work. 3 Months of hell, got it repaired 3 Times, First time got a new phone, Seconds time got it repaired *cough* they didnt do nothing except reinstall everything back, after recieving it back it made me hate Sony Ericsson!!!!. Then i yelled at my Operater and also the Service Centre, and said they will promise to fix it up like it is brand new LOL, a haaa sure after 1 month and 2 weeks, i finally got it back *Apparently they lost my phone *cough* and found it at another B Dealer 50 minutes away from my where i brought the phone lol. I argues threaten to call the Ombudsman. They didnt give me a loan phone untill a Month later. And what did they do they gave me a NEW PHONE. Now 11 Months later, I love this phone, Camera is Excellent (at the time when it came out) Graphics are amazing compared to other Nokia Models, Funky features, Games have great quality, but the only problem i get with this phone i guess is mainly it being SLOWWWW!!! (LAGGING), but other then that The Features are Fantastic, Voice Quality is pretty great except the Polyphonic and Trutone Quality distorts when its put up to full ball!!!! I have dropped the phone over 100's of times and has a few scratches but its %100 working. I wouldnt suggest buying this phone due to it being old and it having ALOT OF FAULTS, and i wouldnt pick this model, so my ADVICE DONT BUY IT, their are better FLIP REALIABLE Clamshell Phones. Rating 2 Stars 2 1/2 Stars nothing more, nothing less
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Reviewed by Stephanie from Scotland on 26th Feb 2005
Good and Bad points with this phone. The bad, it freezes alot when its starting up, the camera is rubish at night with nightmode included and also you have to hold the camera on the object for around 5 seconds, if you move, it smudges. Good points, WAP access, talk time, style, tones, menu, messaging. This phone is high on the market and is one of the best sony ericcson have brought out. I really dont understand anyone that rates it "poor". The charger is a bit fidly and fragile but thats only the charger. I like the unusual way it falls. It is an independant phone which i am happy to own.
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 25th Feb 2005
Excellent heavy duty phone. Good size, good features.Screen is clear. Have not had any reliability issues and no freezes. Love it - good clam choice to offset the weird Nokias and feminine Motorolas.
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Reviewed by martin scott from uk on 25th Feb 2005
have phone 1 year now,iam very pleased with it,in actual fact my phone is due for an upgrade now but i will just keep this one{love it} 10out of 10 thank you sony ericsson
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Reviewed by tara from england on 22nd Feb 2005
I really liked this phone, the menu was really easy to use and things were easy to get to. it also has bluetooth which is really good. However this phone did freeze alot which got really irritating as you had to turn it off and put it back on again. Saying that it is a very strong phone. i dropped it in a sink of water and it still worked and last month it got run over by a car and it still works (although i can only see half of the screen).
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Reviewed by Holly from England on 8th Feb 2005
this phone is so iritating, I have had mine a month and its on its way back to my phone supplier, as it no longer makes any noise. The ring tones dont work at all. And the rest of it is just falling apart. The phone is easy to use but is so iritating, the cammera is very poor, their is good storage and it looks quite nice but Im never answering one again!!!
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Reviewed by Marwa from Egypt on 25th Jan 2005
I got it for 4 month gave me real hard time and got rid of it on the Good side: Great display size and colors, stylish, camera is good. Bad Side: it freeze all the time and the only solution is to remove the battery, Keypad sometimes go weird and won't work except for 2 buttons only. it get slow while scrolling down in the address book. Got a software upgrade which they promised will solve the problem but it didn't got rid of it and got back to Nokia.
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Reviewed by jarek from england on 22nd Jan 2005
this is the best phone and im 55 all those phones phones ive hade ive had a samsung E700,D500,E710 sony eric... k700i,T610 AND I THINK ITS THE BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD.
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Reviewed by Aldo from Pineda on 14th Jan 2005
it's kool i like the mms but there's one thing that is a little bit weird because sometimes the phone freezes and u can't do n e thing, the only solution is by removing the battery and the turning it on to normality. I definitaly love the friendly menu.
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