pls dont buy this phn.its neither a walkman nor a cybershot its an experimental sereis from sony which is below par to the k and w series
good things:good image clarity(day time),good screen clarity,auto rotate,good ear phones,good features n looks
drawbacks:low audio output,bad battery bac up,horrible night image clarity,image saving takes time,file manager too takes time for a 1 gb memory card
worst part of it is if u select picture size 3megapixel or 2mp or 1 mp u cant zoom,only if u select vga(640x480) resolution u can zoom.i dont understand the fun in buying a 3.2megapixel cam and slecting vga for zoom
u can buy this phn if u dont take images @ night n dont use zoom,compromise on battery n audio output
rhey, 12 Aug 2009I want to buy this one,but Im so confused read opinion here
Which is the truth?
This phone i... morei am using it,my sincere advice is to not buy this phone unless u r not taking pictures in night,u dont want zoom.
this phone has good screen clarity,good images in morning,good ear phones.
drawbacks:low audio output,bad battery back up,night images-horrible for a cybershot,images take time 2 save,file manager takes time 2 open 4 1gb card,no zoom unless u select picture size vga(buying a 3.2 megapixel cam and selecting vga for zoom is horrible-u get only 640x480 resolution in this mode).if u dont want zoom u can go 4 remaining 2mp or 3mp picture size
so pls go for some other phone,c series is recently launched by sony ericcson n no one knows about c series than who r using them like me
This is a really good phone for the price range. On the tesco mobile network I get signal at my house, where all other networks have failed! The internet is nice and zippy and the camera is a good replacement for the one I lost, being the same 3MP. The stero is really high quality and with 100mb built in memory it can get you started . It feels sturdy when you slide the camera shutter back and flimsy like on some othe sony ericsson models.
If you want a good phone which looks really good and isnt too pricey I definetly reccomend buying this. I got it a few days ago and have not had a single problem with its high perfomance. Also it just looks really good!
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009Ok first of all I can really say that this phone is the best!! Is's cheap yet offers a lot of ... morek750i which is of less price than c510 gives better shots than c510,pls dont buy c510,all the guys spekin good about his phone r sony fans
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009You must have ENORMOUS fingers because texting with these phone is a breeze. They are so not c... morenight shots r bull shit,did u try by night shots or just by the brand name sony u r telling night shots r good
Nitish, 11 Aug 2009i bought the fone yesterday. ranchi,jharkhand india price INR 10000. despite many claims by ma... moreRight. And your subject has to be always within a foot or two. Farther than that, all you get is a black photo I even doubt you can still get good photos one foot away. And the flash doesn't provide a very good experience to your friends either. You know what I'm talking about.
Do these guys:
Connect your phone to a pc via usb and tell us it didn't get hot.
Use it as a phone modem using 3g and tell us it didn't get very hot.
Insert a 4gb m2 card (more than 50% full) and tell us it didn't lag considerably.
And upload your pics taken at night to your pc/laptop and honestly tell us the pics looked good and more importantly usable.
My good old k510 can produce better (usable) night pics than c510. Tweaking the settings can't hide the fact that this phone take horrible night pics.
Firmware updated to 1212-2395 R1FA035 090723 at chennai service centre. Also replaced discolored Silver D pad free of cost. Found updated facebook google map w latitude and new walk mate app added. Hope camera problem will be resolved during night. Not tested yet. My previous firmware R1FA032. Purchased 4 11200/- on mar 31.One query to forum ? Is 090723 here date of firmware release. checked and found updated software version camera 2.3 video call camera 3.3. Thanks
I want to buy this one,but Im so confused read opinion here
Which is the truth?
This phone is good or not?!
i bought the fone yesterday. ranchi,jharkhand india price INR 10000. despite many claims by many people about its extreemly poor pic quality in dim li8 i bought the fone trusting d brand. AND IT DIDNT LET ME DOWN! U CANNOT GET A FONE BETTER DAN DIS AT DIS RANGE!
n specially for takin pics at dim li8 or ny othr u need 2 do settings!(its a cybershot fone! so use the options! only experimenting wud giv u d best experience here.)
for takin pics in pitch black room-
white balance-try the cloudy or flourescent or incandascent.
remember its a fone led flash so dnt expect it to brighten farther objects in a dark room. only closer objects about 2 arms length from flash.
u get a decent pic!
n no worries about outdoors! ALL OUTDOOR PICS ARE AWESOME vibrant pics! n wen u transfer d outdoor pics 2 pc dey look evn better! video is at par wit ny other fone of dis range no special effects.d normal 15fps.
music vol without earphone so so but its not a walkman series(we know dis befor buying)! use d earphones n rockin heavy metal baby it rocks!
only litle prob i found dat 3gp files dnt play here but mp4 and 3gpp files do. so wen bluetoohing 3gp vids from a frnd i need 2 convert dem 2 mp4 in my pc befor using. bt dats nt a big prob. The fone rocks!
if u want 3MP cam wit flash,3G,enough expandable memory n at around dis price! go for it!
Reception and lagging problems are from old firmwares so just update the phone and you're good to go!!
D Mac, 11 Aug 2009This really isn't a great phone at all. Very disappointed, camera is rubbish at night, buttons... moreYou must have ENORMOUS fingers because texting with these phone is a breeze. They are so not close together and battery backup is good. Maybe you didn't drain and charge your phone when you first baught it.. And night shots are good. This phone is just perfect and it has everything!!
Wow... why do some people have alot of problems with this phone? I never had and not a single problem with mine. Maybe you need to upgrade the firmware or something. Don't listen to those negative comments. This phone is awesome!!
Ok first of all I can really say that this phone is the best!! Is's cheap yet offers a lot of features. The night shots of this phone isn't really that horrible, it quite acceptable. Don't expect it to have good quality in night time like the ones with Xenon flash. Hello? It's only a LED flash... And the music quality is good too. Basically, it's a good all around phone and battery backup can lasts a least 3 days with regular use. And please always remember that this phone is a BUDGET cyber-shot and not like those c905 cyber-shots. Also, you didn't pay a big amount of money for it so don't expect waaay too much.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2009c510 is a complete let down from sony.its neither a walkman nor cybershot.for a 3.2 mpx 3x zoo... moreThis really isn't a great phone at all. Very disappointed, camera is rubbish at night, buttons are too close together making answering and texting poor. Battery isn't great. I upgraded from my old K750i and wish I never had, it was a great little phone, never gave me problems, had a fantastic battery and a good flash. Very disappointed Sony Ericsson, thought you made good phones.
c510 is a complete let down from sony.its neither a walkman nor cybershot.for a 3.2 mpx 3x zoom is bad,if u select picture size 3mp zoom is not available(its available in other model of sony ericsson),audio output is low(considering it a cybershot its ok but c510 never looks like a cybershot).for a 3.2 megapixel cybershot phone(c510) night time image clarity is horrible-led flash also contributes to it.battery bac up is bad.image saving takes time,for 1gb card filemanager too takes time to open which is not the case in other sony phone.
good things about phn:price tag,autorotate which is featured by many phone like samsung star,day time image clarity,look.
my sincere advice is to put some extra 1k or 2k and go for other phones than this,bcos after buying u will b regretting