Those who have followed my blog closely will have known that I was invited to the media launch of Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot. Last week, I manage to receive the handset from Sony Ericsson.
To begin with, I would like to let you guys know that I am a smart phone user and most of the Sony Ericsson phones are not really my cup of tea (with the exception of Xperia X1) .
However, as an avid Facebook lover, the Facebook application in the C510 manage to attract my attention. Sony Ericsson has integrated the Facebook application with its own proprietary operating system – A2. The user interface has been very easy to use. There is no need for me to browse the manual trying to understand the different features of the phone.
The Facebook application has made upload of the photos pretty seamless. You snap the picture and send to your Facebook via GPRS/3G service all in a single page.
Loading and unloading of data has been rather sluggish. I’ve tried browsing Channel News Asia home page using a Starhub 7.2mps. The web experience has not been satisfactory as it took about 30-45 seconds to finish loading the page and some of the links can’t be opened in the Access NetFront™ Web browser. The network covers only GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900/UMTS/HSPA 2100 and there is no WiFi
Picture taken by C510: “Reading article on C510”
Picture taken by C510: Wisma Glass Ceiling
Picture taken by C510: “Smile Shutter Technology”
Sony Ecrisson Cyber-shot is renowned for the quality of the camera. I am kind of surprise the SE C510 can only support to 3.2 megapixel. From the photos above, you can see the quality is only decent for web viewing. However, there are other interesting applications such as the Smile Shutter and Face detection that enhance your user experience.
The size of the SE C510 is 107 x 47 x 12.5 mm and weight 92 grams. Pretty handy given the number of in-built features.
The phone is currently in stores and the recommended retail price is $448/-(no contract)
– Handy and easy-to-use user interface, value-for-money
– Slow connection to the web and no WiFi
p.s. View more photo taken by C510 here