With its sleek black hue and green highlights, it’s eye-catching without being ostentatious. The electrostatic touch sensitive keys are marked with tiny white dots, but don’t try to zone in and touch them exactly, which would indeed be difficult to do. The Ki has Sony Ericsson’s free TrackID service that identifies songs playing on the radio or in the environment, and this feature works quite well it requires a data connection since the track info is downloaded over the Internet using the phone’s browser. That’s the itchy-scratchy position Sony Ericsson finds themselves in with the Ki coming out a half a year after the flagship Nokia N From what we can tell, the lens quality hasn’t improved. That’s it, just the ring and no center action button. Download our free Sony Ericsson Ki iSync 2.
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The Sony Ericsson Ki was a high-end mobile phone when released in October You can adjust the clock size and the brightness, but no other options are customizable.
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The keypad numbers and d-pad ring are backlit in white, and the when the camera is on, the shutter button lights up with a thin blue LED line there’s also a blue LED ring that surrounds the lens which lights up briefly when the camera is turned on. Keypad isn’t good for heavy texters.
Within a few weeks, our phone had several specs of dust under the clear plastic cover over the lens, which annoyed us though it didn’t effect image quality. Best Phones for On the back you will find the lens with clear plastic permanent cover over the retractable lens door, the LED pre-focus flash and flash light for wandering around in the darklarger Xenon flash and a long slit that is the speaker grille.
Downloading videos from the web was a fast affair on the other hand, and applications likewise download very quickly.
The Sony Ericsson has great battery life that beats the N hands down when both phones are in 3G mode. Design Sony Ericsson excels at a lot of things, but cell phone design isn’t always the company’s strong point. That sounds like a big usability no-no, but in practice it worked quite well and I like it quite a bit.
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The context sensitive touch sensitive buttons just below the display become the action buttons, which means you must navigate with the d-pad then slide your finger to the correct soft key.
But before we get there, let’s address the good stuff first. On the other hand, you can dial by feel and there’s a bright backlighting. The Bottom Line Though its navigation controls and keypad aren’t up to par, the Sony Ericsson Ki is one of the finest camera phones we’ve seen.
In the world of high tech, you don’t want your product to come out a month after your competitor’s, let alone 6 months. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The N95 losses here. If you’re buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.
The Ki inherits the Ki’s little number keys, but these are square rather than round and a bit rubbery for better dialing traction. Sony Ericsson Ki review: On most phones, the battery lives under a door on the back.
The bluetootth model has light silver sides with a blue trim line and the d-pad ring is blue. From what we can tell, the lens quality hasn’t improved. But if you want to print photos, the extra pixels and sharper images are worth it. The center control serves as your OK button, and the controls on either side act as standard soft keys. You’ll also find bluerooth camera shutter and a camera power control.
The phone definitely makes a good iPod substitute when used with a 2 or 4 gig card. The Ki has Sony Ericsson’s free TrackID service that identifies songs playing on the radio or in the environment, and this feature works quite well it requires a data connection since kk850i track info is downloaded over the Internet using the phone’s browser.
HSDPA speeds could be better. Fortunately, these wipe off easily.
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Has speakerphone, vibrate mode, speed dial and voice dialing voice tags. In fact, just before the Ki’s release, Nokia also managed to release two revisions of the original N Though this is a Cybershot and not a Walkman phone, the Ki is one of Sony Ericsson’s flagship phones, and the Ki’s music-oriented feature set is identical to most Sony Ericsson Walkman phones.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. There’s no self-portrait mirror, but the flash is bright and the lens has a sliding lens cover.
Battery is user replaceable.