its very good phone with nice look but....
One of the Useless mobile i never used in my life.. Please avoid to buying sony ericsson r306. By your Well wisher.
This was my first phone. and I bought a new one about 2 months later because it was so bad. The whole radio-based thing didn't seem to work because of the need for the headphones to be plugged in to listen to radio. Jack's huge, and there's hardly enough memory to store all of my friend's numbers and a few songs, let alone the huge lag I got before I used any of it. Terrible phone, I would not reccommend this phone at all.
I don't normally complain about low-end phones cos I use them quite a lot and they all seem to be reasonably reliable, speaking from experience. However, this particular one drives me crazy. After using the unit for less than a month, it began to freeze a few times per day from the initial once or twice per week. Firmware upgrade doesn't help, let alone master reset. I purchased the unit when on holiday abroad and so its warranty is void when I'm back home. Pretty helpless now. I thought I was the only one having such a problem but not after reading what others have said.
The quality of this phone is simply a failure. Don't rely on it even for what it's basically for. Now going back to my good old Nokia.
In february i bought my r306 mobile its features are good but sometimes this set goes on hanging and now its software is worst and the set is always restarting
I live in the US and listen to Talk Radio all the time. This has been the perfect phone for me.
I use my phone for the basic purpose of Talking / Answering calls. Business Conference calls while driving and SMS/Text if its really needed. The voice quality and speaker phone is amazing.
If you need a phone for the above basic purpose you wont find a better phone than this.
Lot of people use their phone for too many unnecssary purposes and these people find a way to whine about even the best smartphone out there.
Pros:Nice to c & hold..Good Build quality..Exhibits de 1.3 mp camera foto clarity wen viewed in pc..Good stereo speakers
Cons:Way toooo slow processor...Can't handle sendin of bulk msgs...No Direct group msgin facility..de inbuilt 5 mb memory is way tooo less.....display resolutions looks like sum 4096 colour screen mobile..Freezes many at times
quite disappointing considerin dat my w580i is a piece of near perfection
Bottom line: its cheap & u can buy it if u just wanna yap & occasionally msg
I think its strange SE never released pictures of the open flip as I think it looks good.
I am disappointed there are so many drawbacks of this phone that I did not expect...
5MB of internal memory
ooo it so much
this phone could be very useful :D
The SIDE and HUGE jack is SO UGLY and uncomfortable!
Why Nokia puts headsed jack on the top always and SE don't think about customers' comfort? All their phones have jack on the side. Ewww
i am aware that this is low mid phone but logic should not be expensive :)
Oh, I just realised that it is indeed mentioned that the phone is a "pre-release handset"...
This is a low-end phone guys... What do you expect this to be??? A Radio version of W910??? The answer is a big NO...
The only thing I feel is a minus is the Track ID thing??? GSM Arena, is this a proto unit or a final production one??? It's a bit wierd why is there track id when it can't be used with the radio as that is it's purpose and nothing else???
Im 2nd' :D
I am big SE fan but after reading this review... R306 should not be made :/
TrackID is great with radio on some other SE models.
If they went for old radio look then they should use telescopic antena...
and almost everything else :/
Idea and design are good and i hope that next radio phone from SE would be better and more logic.