Sony Ericsson Z710i Overview

sony_ericsson_z710i_1.jpgKey Features
Dual Screens
2 Megapixel Digital Camera with 2.5 x Zoom
FM Radio RDS
Bluetooth® Technology
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Sony Ericsson Z710i Review

The Sony Ericsson Z710i is a sophisticated clamshell camera phone which comes in two colours which are twilight black & metallic sand. The handset weighs 101 grams & measures 88 x 48 x 24.5 mm which provides the user with a compact & stylish handset. The handset has external controls situated on the side of the handset & next to the external screen. The external screen provides a four greyscale display which is a STN type screen with a screen resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. The phone has an internal TFT screen which provides a 262k colour display & a 176 x 220 pixel screen resolution. The Z710i comes with 10 Mbytes of memory & with a Memory Stick Duo™ feature which allows the user to extend the phones memory with the swappable memory cards. The Z710i comes from the Z range designed by Sony Ericsson which includes the Sony Ericsson Z530i & both phones have a similar look & feel.

The phone has a 2 megapixel digital camera which comes with a 2.5 x digital zoom which allows the user to zoom in or out to capture a beautiful & clear shot. The phone has a viewfinder display which allows the user to see the image on the screen exactly how it will be captured. The camera feature provides the user with entertainment & if the user wants to capture their memories in action then they can use the phones video clip record feature. The video feature allows the user to record video clips, video footage & stream video. The phone comes with a VideoDJ™ feature which allows the user to record & create a show by merging different video clips together & adding sound to it for a quality & professional finish.

The Sony Ericsson Z710i comes with a picture phone book which allows the user to add an images or photo to a contact in their phone book. The selected image or photo will be displayed each time the contact calls or makes contact which adds a fun & real feel to the contacts details. The phone allows the user to change the coloured backgrounds of the display & change the animated wallpaper to suit the users taste & style.

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The user can enjoy listening to their favourite radio station on the integrated FM radio with RDS. The RDS features on the radio provides the user with visual information that is given by the radio station & may include breaking news headlines, weather reports & information on the song that is being played on the radio station. The RDS feature is an informative & visual source of information which the user can gain whilst they are listening to the music being played. The built in media player allows the user to play music & watch video on their Sony Ericsson Z710i in different formats. The phone comes complete with an easy access PlayNow™ feature which allows the user to access games & music which are ready to be downloaded onto the Z710i. The user can have fun creating their own ringtones with the help of the MusicDJ™ feature which comes with a selection of beats, rhythms, bass control & instrumental sounds.

The user can gain access to the Internet with the Access NetFront™ Internet browser which will allows the user to access information on the latest football scores, worldwide news & current world wide events. The user can have the latest news & sports results sent directly to their Sony Ericsson Z710i via a RSS Feeds. The Z710i comes with Bluetooth® connectivity which allows the user to connect to any other Bluetooth® device & provides the user with a wireless connection. The user can connect the phone to their PC or other devices using a USB cable or an infra red connection & the phone will synchronise data with the PC if required. The phone works on a quad band network & comes with EDGE technology which will provide the user with an effective & efficient camera phone with great built in technology.

The push email feature allows the user to have access to email accounts directly to their phone. The user can contact others using any of the messaging services provided which include multimedia messaging, enhanced messaging, text messaging, email & instant messaging. The multimedia message can incorporate sound & text with a photo, image or video clip & provide an entertaining & informative message. The text message service provides a quick text input only message which is compatible with most mobile phone users whereas a multimedia message can only be sent to a MMS compatible mobile phone user which some mobile phones do not incorporate. The instant message works like an online conversation between compatible users & is just like an instant message service that is provided on the users home or office personal computer.

The user can synchronise their contact details & calendar between their PC & Sony Ericsson Z710i & even enjoy doing this over a wireless connection using Bluetooth® technology. The phone comes with a highly useable phone book complete with contact information, calendar, calculator, stopwatch, date & time, alarm clock, timer & notes. The phone comes with a flight mode feature which allows the user to access information on their phone whilst on a flight or in other mobile phone restricted areas such as hospitals.

The Z710i comes with a push to talk feature which works like a walkie talkie style conversation so therefore when the user wishes to talk to other contacts they hold down the push to talk button & remain holding the button down whilst they are talking. The user simply releases the button to hear the other contacts talking back & it is a fun & easy way to communicate with more than one contact at a time. The phone has a speaker phone which allows the user to have a conversation with others without having to hold the handset. The user can hear the contacts talk over the phones loud speaker & the phone is equipped with a microphone to pick up the users voice without the user having to hold the handset close to them. The user can have a conference call with others & enjoy a group discussion. The phone comes with a vibration alert which will alert the user of incoming calls & incoming messages with combination of sound & vibration or with vibration alone for a discreet alert method.

Sony Ericsson Z710i Specifications & Features

Internal TFT 262k Colour Screen (176 x220 Pixels)
External STN 4 Greyscale Screen (128 x 128 Pixels)

2 Megapixel Digital Camera
2.5 x Digital Zoom
Viewfinder Display
Video Clip
Video Record
Video Streaming
Image Blogging
SVG Tiny 1.1
Picture Phonebook
Themes Display
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation

SMS (Text Messaging)
EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
Push Email
Instant Messaging
Predictive Text Input
Sound Recorder

Media Player
FM Radio RDS
Music Tones
Polyphonic Ringtones (72 Voices)

3D Games
Java™ Games
Downloadable Games
Embedded Games

Phone Book
File Manager
Business Card Exchange
Alarm Clock
Flight Mode
Push to Talk
Conference Calls
Vibration Alert
Handsfree Speaker Phone

Infra Red
Fast Port
Synchroniszation PC

Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900))

Access NetFront™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
10 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick Duo™ M2™
10 Hours Talk Time
350 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
101 g
88 x 48 x 24.5 mm