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Sony Ericsson T650 review: T-Series refueled

Sony Ericsson T650 review: T-Series refueled - read the full textThe exciting new Sony Ericsson T650 pleases the eye, in a wink. A far descendant of the legendary Sony Ericsson T610/T630, the T650 is dressed to kill and packs in some serious high-tech ammo. It’s all there – 3G, TFT display with QVGA resolution, stereo Bluetooth, FM radio, a cracking 3 megapixel camera – and all those are fitted into a bar-shaped handset measuring only 12.5 mm in thickness. You may have heard of Sony Ericsson W880, well… meet his big brother. A serious promise, indeed!


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there is no point in comparing N76 and T650, not to mention the crappy camera module N76 is equipped with.

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  • 2007-07-20 06:19
  • PwHQ

N76 was a smartphone and it's nokia and nokia has even made cheaper phone and functionaly identical to N76 with HSDPA and that was the 6120, that's why GSMArena yearns for their absence in such a more expensive and highly appreciated brand. GSMArena did not become biased with SE as they managed to be critical with the two phones imho. they do know more than we do :)

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  • 2007-07-20 04:57
  • 2A3m

Do not put words into my mouth buddy, What I said is non-smartphones cannot have WIFI. UNDERSTOOD??? Because you were like a lost sheep commenting why GSM arena didn't mention "No WIFI" as one of the disadvantages of T650 as it was mentioned in N76. T650 can never have a WIFI capability because it is NOT a SMARTPHONE. Hope you get it this time

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  • 2007-07-20 00:42
  • LxE7

Thnx alot 4 info

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  • 2007-07-19 19:34
  • mJC}

The same OS the same UI when will SE
improve their Software.. so lame.

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  • 2007-07-19 19:00
  • wHr%

are u sure t650 is same price with N76?

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  • 2007-07-19 16:52
  • TC}n

This SE HS seems like a really nice HS performance wise (well if you forget about the poor video recording and that the camera in the beta HS had strange red color effect outdoors) but euh ... I dont like the looks too be honest. On one hand it is kinda stylish yeah and the metal look really is not too bad but too be honest I think it looks a bit boring and not really inspiring. All in all a nice handset which would be nice too buy especially if battery life is as good as stated in the review

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  • 2007-07-19 14:51
  • MVfw

Castor Troy, not really. In your view EVERY smartphone should have Wi-Fi? Even cheap smartphones should have Wi-Fi? So what about multitasking, no need for that in non smartphone, people who really need several applications working together will buy smartphone, but sonyericsson phones have this functionality. Same belongs to Wi-Fi to fast music or videos download, or you don't listen to music or watching videos in non smartphone?
T650 and N76 cost same money, why for same money you should get Wi-Fi module (which is costly by the way) in N76 but for T650 it is not necessary?
And why SE made GPS receiver for dumb phone K530?

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  • 2007-07-19 13:20
  • SuR0

it's the most elegant phone it's so classy and full of features not like the nokia 8800, 1200$ price tag with nothing but stainless steel body and a hefty wight.

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  • 2007-07-19 11:43
  • S9rf

GSMarena didnt mention the lack of WIFI of T650 as disadvantage because it is NOT A SMARTPHONE. Have you seen a WIFI-enabled non-smartphone???????????????????????? With regards to HSDPA, this feature is at least (well in my opinion) a must for smartphones but not really a must-have in a non-smartphone one, and this can be attested by only few nonsmartphone ones having this feature.

In other words, GSMarena mentions its view of the ADV and DISADV based on the market in which the phone belongs.

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  • 2007-07-19 11:13
  • LxE7

SeF, partly agree, but wi-fi is very useful feature from time to time... It allows to download images very fast, share music, etc.
Personally I don't think that the lack of hsdpa and wi-fi is disadvantage for most, but I opened GSMArena yesterday and saw two reviews: Nokia N76 and SE T650, read them both and in N76 review I saw that the reviewer mentioned the lack of HSDPA and Wi-Fi as main disadvantages, while he did not the same in T650 review. Both phones belong to fashion/style segment and have similar price. So why the lack of these two functions is significant for Nokia and not even mentioned for SE phone in GSMArena review?

I meant it's obvious that the reviewer is biased towards SE phones and GSMArena reviews are not fully objective.

I like T650 a lot, just wanted to mention that this site say some things for one brand and forget for another, do you agree?

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  • 2007-07-19 08:56
  • MA2e

"why the reviewer haven't mantioned the lack of HSDPA and Wi-Fi as main disadvantages, because data transfers cannot be fully made use? And about scratches all over the metal back cover which is very thin?"

lack of HSDPA is really shortcoming, but WiFi? what's the use of that battery-gluzzling module in a non-os smartphone by which it even suffers from radio interference and kills battery faster than 3G when used it's internet calling feature? regarding the lack of HSDPA i can't see this as a very critical shortcoming as no other phone company has managed to utilized it into their mid-ranges except the nokia. and let me remind you nokia is a larger company so they can afford to utilize everything in a phone, motorola,samsung and SE on the other hand mostly concentrates on what is the current technology. HSDPA is not yet for mid-ranges imho

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  • 2007-07-19 06:42
  • 2A3m

Could GSM reviewer pls comment on the limited characters used in the address field of Contacts and location field in Appts? Apparently, those fields only allow a mere 25 characters each and it is pathetic in my little opinion. Is that the reason how SE phones can have so little phone memory?

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  • 2007-07-19 05:53
  • MfAF

its depend on your taste, this phone is very stylish and funky, its worth to have it.

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  • 2007-07-19 05:02
  • PFDN

i said i'm waiting for k850i
coz i already have my w880i
for my walkman phone.

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  • 2007-07-19 02:10
  • Bpht

improved and added features
for the T-series

but i'm waiting for k850i.

kudos (again) to sony ericsson,
the leader!!

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  • 2007-07-19 02:08
  • Bpht

why the reviewer haven't mantioned the lack of HSDPA and Wi-Fi as main disadvantages, because data transfers cannot be fully made use? And about scratches all over the metal back cover which is very thin?

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  • 2007-07-18 16:39
  • MA2e

I dont like de model

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  • 2007-07-18 14:52
  • wr7H

not even a QVGA recording??? too bad

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  • 2007-07-18 13:39
  • PfyX

Why SE still is relasing QCIF video res?

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  • 2007-07-18 12:53
  • 0wMk

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