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Sony Ericsson K530 Specifications and Review

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Sony Ericsson K530i Specifications:-

  • General:-
    Announced:-2007, June.
    Status:-Available.
  • Size:-
    Dimensions:-102 x 46 x 14 mm .
    Weight:-92 g.
  • Ring Tones:-
    Type:-Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3.
    Customization:-Download.
    Vibration:-Yes.
  • Memory:-
    Phonebook:-1000 entries, Photocall.
    Call records:-30 received, dialed and missed calls.
    Card slot:-Memory Stick Micro (M2).
    – 16 MB shared memory.
  • Data:-
    GPRS:-Yes.
    HSCSD:-Yes .
    EDGE:-No .
    3G:-Yes, 384 kbps .
    WLAN:-No .
    Bluetooth:-Yes, v2.0 with A2DP .
    Infrared port:-No.
    USB:-Yes, v2.0.
  • Features:-
    Messaging:-SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
    Browser:-WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML(NetFront), RSS feeds
    Games:-Yes + downloadable.
    Colors:-Warm Silver, Thunder Black
    Camera:-2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video; secondary videocall camera
    – Java MIDP 2.0, – MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player, – FM radio with RDS, – TrackID music recognition ,- T9, – Picture blogging, – Picture editor ,Organiser,- Voice memo.
  • Battery:-Standard battery, Li-Po 950 mAh (BST-33)
    Stand-by:-Up to 395 h
    Talk time:-Up to 9 h
  • Price:- 249.49 $ approx 9,000 – 12,000/-

Key features:-

  • Conservative design
    Good keyboard
    3G
    Memory Stick Micro card slot
    2 MP camera
    Blogging enabled
    Bluetooth with A2DP
    Music player and FM radio with RDS
    NetFront browser
    Weather forecast Java application .

Main disadvantages:-

  • Little innovation compared to K610
    QVGA resolution would’ve suited the display better
    Only 16 MB internal memory
    No memory card in the retail package
    The phone won’t turn on without the SIM inserted
    No EDGE
    Rather basic camera settings, no LED
    Video in QCIF only
    No indication of missed calls
    Uncomfortable SIM card holder
  • jBenchmark test results:-
    jBenchmark 1.0: 11 080 points.
    jBenchmark 2.0: 1 728 points.
  • Designers are called upon to improve looks, developers are tweaking up the firmwarе, but somehow the user interface and functions tend to be ignored. It’s not the fault of K530 only. It’s safe to say, most of the new releases suffer the same weakness. It’s been quite some time since we last saw a real innovation, except in strictly high-end handsets. The same, of course, holds true about Nokia. Recurring criticisms seem to meet with indifference. Sony Ericsson K530 is very similar to the K610 we tested a little over a year ago. Save for the better exterior, the few novelties are the FM radio, A2DP-enabled Bluetooth and Track ID.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

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