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Mobile of the day Sony Ericsson T650

The 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! But we at rarely take things for granted - join us as we get our hands all dirty while we put the Sony Ericsson T650 through its paces.

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Sony Ericsson T650

Main features

  • Slim and stylish
  • TFT display with a QVGA resolution
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Memory card slot with hot-swap support
  • 3G support with video calls
  • Walkman-style music player
  • FM radio

Main disadvantages

  • Only 16MB internal memory
  • No EDGE
  • Records video in the inadequate QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only

An inspiring example of how a modern bar-shaped mobile should look, the Sony Ericsson T650 impressed us as soon as we set our eyes on it. The comparison to the Sony Ericsson T610/T630 will obviously be totally out of place here, since these handsets are more than outdated. You can look at the appearance of the T650 as more of a revival of the T-series, slammed into oblivion by the K-series. The probable reason for placing this new contender in the T-series could be that the K-series will be reserved for Cyber-shot handsets. Who knows! When we look around for competition, it is more than obvious that the T650 will be hitting hard on the Sony Ericsson W880 market share. We did like Sony Ericsson W880 when we reviewed it several months ago - at just 9.5 mm it surely looked the part. The Sony Ericsson T650 obviously hasn't been on the same diet, but at only 12.5 mm thickness and with a sleek metallic finish, it doesn't lose on looks either. Furthermore, it outperforms the W880 on a number of aspects. The Sony Ericsson T650 is a clear winner when it comes to comparing specs, but rest assured, we won't just rely on that. It's time that we roll up our sleeves and get on with project "Sony Ericsson T650 review".

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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