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Sony Ericsson Elm review: Green roots

Sony Ericsson Elm review: Green roots - read the full textIts not like good old-fashioned phones with buttons are going extinct they are still the money makers. But for handsets such as the Sony Ericsson Elm sneaking into the spotlight is harder than ever Androids, Symbians, iPhones, smart and...


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This model sony ericsson j10i2 was not suported youtube and not suitable for internet download ,when downloading finaly operation failed occur.this problem existence after instalation of software or mobile flashing.what i will do..

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  • 2014-08-01 18:12
  • fCx{

Elm camera clearity is very nice
Sound quality nice

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  • 2013-04-01 15:04
  • U@$K

Is this???hand set sound is very low than other sony ericssons...quality,bt very low loudness,bt music is quality,

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  • 2013-02-19 04:32
  • IWUw

did they put the headsets on when they tested this phone for audio quality?

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  • 2012-01-16 06:46
  • wYCK

> In reply to SE owner SE hater @ 2010-04-09 21:59 from f4{{ - click to readI'm sure the best for you for more detail online shopping

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  • 2011-12-21 21:01
  • svsS

Only music and after that nothing....

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  • 2011-10-21 11:33
  • 7tDw

Hi friends,

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  • 2011-03-21 08:18
  • vGZb

Here are the pro's and cons after using it for a month
>>GOOD camera- crystal clear pics during the day- nice macro. The night shots are blurred and grainy(i think all cellphone cams will have that problem). Amazing number of features/options for using the camera.(picture quality compared against a HTC desire)
>>light and easy to use- you don't have to break your head about trying to figure out what's where. very intuitive.
>>The keypad is nice and big for fat fingers like mine.
>>Decent battery life- for talking about two hours a day+ 10 pics a day+half an hour on the net- your battery will last you for around two days.

>> Slippery- your phone slips out of your hand very easily if your hand's cold or remotely wet.
>>OS hangs sometimes.
>>The search for phone numbers is kind of slow- you have to patiently wait till it recognizes alphabets.
>>No games.
>>when you receive a message it gets partially displayed.This is awful since anyone looking at your phones gets to read it(and there's no way to disable this).
>>you can't send a number from your address book as part of a text message- you have to send a business card separately.
>>The opening of the gallery gets slower as you take more pics- gets irritating after a bit.

Verdict- if you want a good camera phone, a numeric keypad and a candy bar design- this phone's the best in the market for you. For any other features- you may want to rethink.

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  • 2011-01-11 07:56
  • b$2W

please can anyone explain me how i can open its battery? i just bought it and don't want to break it

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  • 2010-10-05 20:03
  • 3Atq

> In reply to silverboi @ 2010-06-18 21:42 from EDu1 - click to readi wanna know that is there a limit to adding 'notes'in the organizer
coz i have added 50 notes now it says u cannot add more notes
so how to solve this
pls help

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  • 2010-09-08 16:43
  • u1FK

1.i've had 3 walkman phones before, nothing compares to the richness of ELM's sound.
2.the picture i must say is truly good in daylight but looses most of it's edge wen in poor lighting conditions n even with flash.the camera is not very basic, one needs to be a bit of a photoperson to pull it off.
3.the netfront browser is a delight,i'd rate it just 2nd to opera mini,close second
4.wifi range is very short,pity dedicated music player, stuffy earplugs, but i suggest get a 3.5mm changer for just 400 rs.(original SE) n ohh i'm in heaven(even compared to W595)
6.YES, dont get misguided it charges fine thru USB, it looses power v v fast courtesy the 16million color screen, but yeah it charges thru main wire lightning fast!
7.the keypad's very ergonomic, pleasure!
8.there's accelerometer too!!
9.n telephony is good, there is no such thing called loud in sounds, SE sound has always been rich,more detailed sacrificing the loudness.... it's like tasting finest darjeeling blend or single malt scotch.'s selling for rs.9900 as of 23rd aug 2010 @ kolkata, i cannot see wat more one shud ask for frm this package

dictum is "once a sony, always a sony"
SE is not very durable, it has glitches more often dan nokia, but sony's multimedia performance is sumthng no other brand can even contemplate... it's lyk ur hot hi maintenance GF,gives u real excitement, and is really graceful

for faint of hearts, wanting "ohh looks n attributes hardly matter to me,it's all abt eternal love" i suggest, pls settle for nokia, SE has nvr had a mass appeal.

ps. i'm a person of medicine, n i solemnly swear i have no personal interest in sony ercsn if u'v bin thinkin me as a salesperson all dis while.
just lyk every other patient,phone's may also hav individual problems dont label the whole class as problematic.

did i tell u ELM has one sexy back??

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  • 2010-08-23 21:59
  • utgx

i'm kinda dissapointed with ELM as i expected... i like my c902 much more, and it's more powerful and convenient, the antenna signal is stronger on c902 for 1 or 2 bars (strange). i think ELM needs some improvements, as performance speed also. only one game preinstalled, and nothing cool to download... the same with the themes- nothing special... it's reallly nice, but it's a pitty that i did't like it... i'm gonna sell it :( and get back to c902 maybe. the only advantage is wi-fi

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  • 2010-08-13 05:14
  • GwM1

> In reply to Anant Sagar @ 2010-07-02 19:48 from iiWI - click to readAs far as my usage is concerned , i want a phone dat has good battery backup, good camera clarity, good music player, video calling, and good reception(clear voice call). So keepin in mind these features, shud i go 4 elm??

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  • 2010-08-03 14:52
  • wiS4

> In reply to soulie @ 2010-07-27 09:24 from McmL - click to readAs far as my usage is concerned , i want a phone dat has good battery backup, good camera clarity, good music player, video calling, and good reception(clear voice call). So keepin in mind these features, shud i go 4 elm??

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  • 2010-07-28 07:29
  • wiSn

> In reply to Deepshikha @ 2010-07-26 09:42 from wiSs - click to readWell thats how much it will cost with 12.5% tax. I got it from Mobile store too. And inspite of my review, you still want to go ahead and buy it? :D
Btw, the phone mysteriously started charging with USB port so that one grouse was my bad. But for the calender widget refusing to go away from home screen, i contacted the SE support over email. They took 5 days to respond and this is the reply i get.
Dear Customer,

Thank you for contacting Sony Ericsson Contact Center.
In reference to your e-mail regarding Sony Ericsson handset. We comprehend your sentiments over the delay in contacting you. We apologies for the inconvenience caused to you. We would request you to kindly visit the service centre and you would be informed about the next course of action.

Best Regards,
Sharma Vijay
Sony Ericsson Contact Center
Makes me wonder about the super secret fix that they couldn't inform over email. And it took all of 5 days to get this not-so-helpful reply.

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  • 2010-07-27 09:24
  • McmL

> In reply to Anant Sagar @ 2010-07-02 19:48 from iiWI - click to readHiii... From where u bought ur phone..?? i went to 'mobile store' and they told me its of 11,239 Rs. Plz reply...

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  • 2010-07-26 09:42
  • wiSs

Crappy review. Totally misleading not cause its wrong but only cause its not complete and detailed enough! Firstly, there isn't anything in the box in the name of GreenHeart! The data cable is about 4 inches long. The manual is like what you get when you buy a piece of furniture that you ought to assemble yourself. Tens of folds that open out finally like some large piece of treasure map. The manual on the phone is equally painful. The cursor is a great thing on touch screen but not when you are using a d-pad.
The headphones are another incomplete set of accessory. Firstly, you do not even get a pin to hook it up to your shirt so that it stays in place and isnt dangling. Second, all you can do is take a call. It just isn't designed to do anything else. On my HTC or Motorola, pressing the single head phone button would show the call log. I could then scroll the list, press the button again and place a call! How convinient but SE simply refused to go deeper than great sound quality!
SE was never known for great OS and Elm sure has software glitches. I moved from a MotoRazr to HTC to SE and oh man, the motorola was a breeze to use! I bought the Elm for its camera and sadly thats what it is. A camera with a phone built in. It completely forgets that its a phone first. The ClearVoice and the other function (cant remember whats it called) only manage to decrease the clarity of voice reception on both ends. And on top of that, you can only turn them off when you are on a call!!
The widgets is another piece of crappy software. I opened the calendar widget and now it refuses to hide from my screen. So now, i simply can not use the widget shortcut at all since everything is hidden behind this permanent calender.
The call log is another silly thing. I press the "call" key and it shows the complete call log. But the moment i start scrolling the call log, it blanks out exactly the row that you have currently selected. So i simply can not make the call. As if its a blank entry in the call log.
And finally. It does a Nokia where it should not have! It does not charge with the USB cable. Dud!!
So i had gone with a list of phones that i wanted to buy and not one was SE. Most were Samsung and a few nokia. I simply wanted good call quality, long battery life, USB charging, blue tooth and a better than average camera. The store didnt have a single one from my list that i compiled using reviews on GSMArena. It did have the Elm which the sales rep presented as an option. He was good enough to let me surf the reviews on gsmarena and the reviews say its all hunky dory. So i went ahead and bought it. Can i live with it? I can now that i've paid 11k rupess. Could this situation have been avoided and i was happily living with a better phone? Of course! And i don't think its just the India handset!

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  • 2010-07-19 10:42
  • McmL

I just bought it! i quite enjoy it, and contrary to your review it does have a bundled usb connectivity wire, although its really short. And it also comes with a 2 gb memory card. All in all i think its a pretty good phone. Picked it up last week for 10500 indian rupees!

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  • 2010-07-02 19:48
  • iiWI

does it really come with memory card???

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  • 2010-06-26 07:44
  • w0PK

No bundled data cable or memory card.Sorry please correct the Main disadvantages entry, Because it does come with both, i got my SE elm with a 2Gb micro SD card.

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  • 2010-06-22 23:03
  • utP9

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