Geek Girl

Sony Ericsson K800i

It’s been a while since I have had the K800i for the review and it was with some regret that I handed it back to the editor.

I have come to enjoy using the phone a lot – its beautiful clear screen, the improved functions over my rapidly deteriorating K700i and most importantly, the 3.2 megapixel camera. Since my Panasonic FZ10 is rather bulky, especially with the added step-down ring and the two filters, I seldom carry it out with me unless I know specifically that I would be snapping pictures with it. Hence, I have been toying with the idea of buying a small ixus-like camera for those days when I just want to carry a pretty, small purse. With the 3.2 megapixel camera built into the phone, it instantly solves my problem!

What I liked: the 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus, the sleek dark looks, clear and vibrant screen, improved functions and user interface, more entertainment options in the form of games and applications

What I didn’t fancy: the sliding tab that hides the camera lens (lose precious battery juice when you accidentally dislodge it), the bare minimum camera (lack of manual options), harsh flash, soft speakers, lag in receiving messages (but could be fault of green service provider)

To sum it up: “Power packed with features and blessed with good looks, the K800i is definitely a coveted toy. However, desires do not come cheap and neither does the K800i. Currently priced much higher than many 3G phones that come with 2-megapixel cameras, consumers might think twice before splashing out their dough on the good looker.

Okay, pick up a free copy of Tech3C if you see it and read my review!

“!(img)http://static.flickr.com/83/214145786_681c21fa41_m.jpg!(Ticket counter of Hangzhou train station)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyliew/214145786/

Panorama shot taken by the boyfriend

“!(img)http://static.flickr.com/71/214112983_2e424f0beb_m.jpg!(Me me me)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannie/214112983/

Narcissistic shot

“!(img)http://static.flickr.com/96/214112988_514d79dca3_m.jpg!(GQ’s birthday)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannie/214112988/

Night shot

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9 thoughts on “Sony Ericsson K800i”

  1. popartgirl – I am tempted to get the 610i as a cheaper alternative too. It has 3G! And is so much smaller and prettier.

    Cat – erm, I have been told it’s available in Funan and Sim Lim. Ho ho ho.

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  2. i just got my k800! so excitingness! bought online la (vodafone.co.uk) and it’s arriving in 4 days. so excitingness! (did i say that already?) My present for myself for getting my first full time (overseas) pay cheque! (even though i am getting my pay only on tues) so excitingness!

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  3. has anyone else had a problem with the camera ?? when i open the shutter i get a black screen with a grey circle in it (looks like the camera aperture). i can sometimes get rid of this and get a proper picture by removing the battery and restarting the phone… not good 😦
    any help would be appreciated..

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