Sony Ericsson T650 review: T-Series refueled

GSMArena team, 18 July 2007.
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You do the math!

The Sony Ericsson T650 offers many time-management features. There is an Organizer icon in the main menu and it contains several applications: Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Calculator, Synchronization, Timer, Stopwatch, and Light. The Calendar offers monthly, weekly and daily views. As we mentioned before, when you add a birth date in the phonebook, the phone prompts adding it to the calendar. Tasks can be two types: simple Tasks and Phone calls. Notes are written as simple as messages; T9 dictionary can be used here as well. The Light application let's you control the LED flash and use it as a torch.

The Alarms are now part of the main menu. There are five alarm slots available. Each one offers a lot of options - you can choose to repeat the alarm on chosen days of the week or everyday. Text and a picture can be added to the alarm. Furthermore, the alarm's behavior can be defined in case the time it is due to go off comes while the phone is in silent mode.

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Organizer menu • Calendar • Alarms

The Voice recorder doesn't have any limit to the duration of the recordings, since all the free memory is available for the purposes of the application. The Calculator is the regular Sony Ericsson one, which you have probably already seen. It offers the basic functions, no bells and whistles.

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Voice recorder • Calculator

Some other applications include the MusicDJ and VideoDJ. VideoDJ is for making video clips from scratch or for editing existing recording using special transition effects and by adding background music. It can be a very amusing application. MusicDJ is a very simple application for creating custom polyphonic melodies.

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Music DJ • VideoDJ: adding a clip and other media

As far as the additional applications are concerned, the Sony Ericsson T650 comes with AccuWeather Light preinstalled. You can get local weather forecasts but you have to download the needed data online.

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AccuWeather: Choosing your region • Current weather for London • Options

We found the Sony Ericsson T650 to be a top-notch solution, able to meet most of your mobile needs, be it calling, texting, making pictures or listening to music - all that in an eye-catching form that won't go unnoticed wherever you go.

Not exactly gaming-happy

There is only one game preinstalled in our test Sony Ericsson T650. We see the Lumines Block Challenge for the first time - it is a Tetris-like game with rather basic graphics. We didn't find it intriguing, but of course, you can always download new games.

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Lumines game

Final words

Well, that leaves one of the latest Sony Ericsson handsets, the T650, safely at the end of the gauntlet. This mobile will face the public's high expectations and, as far as we can guess, it will have no problems meeting them.

We found the Sony Ericsson T650 to be a top-notch solution, able to meet most of your mobile needs, be it calling, texting, making pictures or listening to music - all that in an eye-catching form that won't go unnoticed wherever you go. Probably the only disappointment you may have with it, is the low quality video capturing capabilities - QCIF video at 15 fps just doesn't cut the mustard these days.

So after all is said and done, you bet the Sony Ericsson T650 is more than enough to keep you busy while you are waiting for the next Sony Ericsson headliner - the five-megapixel Sony Ericsson K850.

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