Thursday, April 06, 2006

My new darling - the Sony Ericsson K750i.

Nowadays I'm really not in the mood to blog... in fact I'm not in the mood to do much at all. I come home from work and I feel really tired. I suspect it's chronic fatigue but a part of me says I'm just lazy :) Anyway that explains the 2 week gap between posts recently. I've basically run out of things to write so today I will bring to you a little review of the best toy I have bought in years; the Sony Ericsson K750i.

The K750i. Very similar looking to the old K700i except it's black in colour and comes with an ass kicking 2MP camera with autofocus and a music playing interface that is about 10x more usable than the one on Motorola phones.

There are two features that I love most about this phone. One is the reason I bought the phone for... the excellent camera. It's freakin 2 mega pixels. Not really that much actually but the picture quality is king among all current camera phones and it can even do macro shots fairly decently. The picture quality is comparable to most consumer digital point and shoot cameras except probably a little noisier.

You can tell Sony Ericsson was serious about the camera features on this phone. For one thing it uses an interface that is very similar to actual Sony digital cameras and I'm pretty sure that most people will tell you that is a good thing. The phone also came bundled with a pluggable flash that works surprisingly well (it's not usually bundled but they are having some kind of promotion now). Take a look at some of the pictures I have taken.

This picture of my room was taken using the panorama mode in which you take 3 pictures and the phone stiches them together for you. Another thing to note in this picture is that it was taken at night with the lights off but with the external flash plugged in.

Here's another panorama picture. This is my living room btw.

A macro shot of a giraffe toy taken at McDonalds.

A picture of Pam. This is typical of the quality of pictures taken with the K750i. Bright spots (Pam in the foreground) are easily captured while dark spots (my brother's hairy legs) get quite noisy.

The other feature that I love about this phone is the music playing feature. I've tested out the MP3 features with some songs I had lying around but they only provided a 64MB memory card so I didn't really play around much with it. Suffice it to say the music playing interface is usable. It has shuffle play, sequential play and even play lists. Not only that but the response time is very good. A lot better than my old Motorola E398 which calls itself a music phone. However the god-sent feature here must be the radio receiver. You can't beat radio for sheer variety. Reception is pretty good too but you must have the headphones plugged in to the phone in order to use the radio feature as the headphone cables act as the antenna.

There is a problem with my phone though. No matter how many hours I charge it the battery does not get charged 100%. I'm going back to the shop this weekend to get the battery changed or if the fault is with the phone then the phone changed.

posted by wyejon at Thursday, April 06, 2006 (permalink) |

7 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous andrew

It does not get charged 100%? Do you mean it'll keep on charging even though it has reach 100%? If yes, then it's not really a problem, because I have the same phone for more than 6 months and the battery icon shows it is still charging even though it has reach 100%. I just disconnect it from the charger and use it like normal - use it for few days before the battery runs out and needs to be recharged (which looks pretty normal to me). I think it has something to do with the firmware...

7:23 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Joan Chew

cool wor! new phone! hehe!! nice and clear pics!

11:37 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous ShaolinTiger

If you got it at 'discount' rate, you probably have a fake battery by a company called Last Resort.

Check the battery, if its a pale plastic then it's fake, the real one is metal, shiny silver, looks kind of like brushed alumninium and the real one is much heavier.

11:45 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I was thinking of getting one myself. Is it user friendly? I've been using Nokia range for quite some time. Worry that I might not use to K750i

12:33 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

andrew: Mine is different... the meter never reaches 100% no matter how long I charge it.

joan: yup yup

shaolin tiger: nope... fully original... the battery looks like how you described the real one.

anonymous: i don't like nokia phones and haven't used one for many years. Not fair for me to make a comparison. What I can say is that the K750i is very user friendly. It is easily better than any of the miserable Motorola phone UIs.

7:11 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger cheesecakeerian

I love the it has a 2MP cam too.. But when I use night mode the pics come out not really nice.. Or maybe it's just my crappy photo taking skills? Hehe =X

10:33 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

cheesecakeerian: if you've got the flash, use it!

8:40 PM  

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