Sony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot review: Sony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot

Typical Price: £200.00

Sony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot

(Part #: CNETSony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot)
4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars 6 user reviews

The Good Good camera; great music player; funky design.

The Bad No standard headphone adaptor.

The Bottom Line The Sony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot might not excel in any particular area, but the combination of its slick design, impressive camera and excellent music player make it a great all-round package

8.3 Overall

The Sony Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot might be branded as a Cyber-shot camera phone, but there's more to this handset than just its ability to take pretty pictures -- it also has a great music player and a whole load of other neat features.

It's available for free on 3 and some contracts or for around £200 as a pay as you go or SIM-free phone.

Strengths
Our K770i was supplied by 3 so it came in the striking purple colour scheme which is exclusive to that network, but it has to be said that purple or not, this is a great looking handset. The metallic strip keypad looks the business and the phone feels beautifully proportioned in your hand.

As this is a Cyber-shot phone, you'd expect the camera to be better than the usual mobile phone fare. Thankfully, it doesn't disappoint. You can activate the 3.2-megapixel snapper by either sliding open the lens cover on the rear of the phone or by pressing the shutter button on the right hand edge of the phone.

The camera has an LED flash and micro mirror for taking self portraits and the snaps it takes are very good, although not quite up to the level of the more expensive K850i. Nevertheless, most people will find they're more than good enough to be printed as glossy snaps. We also love the 'Photo fix' application that you can use to touch up your photos directly on the phone.

Sony Ericsson currently seems to have music on mobiles licked, so it's no surprise to find that the K770i is a very accomplished music machine. It sports a similar music player to that found on the Walkman phones so it's incredibly easy to use and the sound quality can't be faulted thanks to the thunderous bass, pleasing mid range and crisp high frequencies.

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