Shiny and Cheap

Sony Ericsson Z610Text: Linus Brohult

Can a cheap budgetlur at the same time be a glossy style mobile? Well OK, but Sony Ericsson Z310 make an attempt with new.

The slightly more expensive Sony Ericsson Z610 has made a minor success as a shiny clamshell 3 g mobile. Now, therefore, low-price version Z310-without 3 g, but high-resolution screen and with a much simpler camera. Price: more than a thousand patches without a subscription.

Sony Ericsson is hardly alone in betting on the shiny mirror shells to their lurking these days. But it is only half of Z310 shell which is largely covered by the shiny surface.

The beautiful is that the shiny shell is also a screen. When someone calls me it appears the name or number of the caller abruptly by the colored mirror shell. When I receive a text shines an envelope up by mirror shell. More similar icons can shine through the skin, as that shows missed calls or that the phone is in silent mode.

But otherwise feels this most as an okay budgetlur. It is good that it has bluetooth. It is also good that there is support for picture blogging. But the pictures with your phone’s camera is frankly quite poor and grainy quality. The screen of the phone is also quite low resolution. Certain Z310 is okay. And the glitter. But all that glitters is not gold. In addition, more at z310 glitters image than in reality.


Telephony & data6


System and program7


Materials & kvalitet6

Rating: 60%

Sony Ericsson Z310

Type: tri-band gsm and edge

Weight: 90 grams

Dimensions: 87 x 46 x 24.5 mm

Talk time: 7 hours, according to Sony Ericsson, 4 hours 9 minutes in our test

Standby time: 300 hours

Other features: 0.3 megapixel camera