Sony Ericsson Z610i review: Sony Ericsson Z610i

Typical Price: £120.00
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3 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Great music features; good battery life; easy to use.

The Bad Average camera; bulky, awkward design.

The Bottom Line The Sony Ericsson Z610i is easy to use and has a great music player and impressive battery life, but despite the stylish mirrored finish on the front we weren't overly taken with its chunky and rather awkward design

6.5 Overall

Sony Ericsson is aiming the Z610i at the style-conscious who don't want to compromise on features. The handset is certainly packed full of goodies, including a decent music player, Bluetooth and support for 3G video calling.

The Z610i is available free on contract on 3 or for £120 on pay as you go.

Strengths
The Z610i is not the smallest phone in the world, but it certainly makes a statement, thanks to the mirrored finish on the front. This hides a small mono OLED screen that is completely invisible until you have an incoming call, when it shows the name and number, or when you press one of the side buttons to get it to show the digital clock. Our review handset was supplied in the girly pink, but it's also available in more masculine blue or black.

When you flip it open you're greeted by a keypad with chunky buttons that are ideal for texting. The keypad also has dedicated buttons giving you quick access to the camera, music download service and shortcut menu. There are also dedicated play/pause buttons on the side of the phone to let you quickly call up the music player.

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