Sony Ericsson Z710i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Micro--International Version with No Warranty (Twilight Black)
 
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Product Description

Open up to the sophisticated style of the Z710i. This clamshell phone features effective calling and messaging and a variety of connectivity options. All in a stylish, classy design. With a music player, and key features like Bluetooth connectivity, a powerful Web browser and contacts/calendar synchronization functions, a 2.0 megapixel camera, an internal antenna, a memory card slot, and a speakerphone, the Z710i is a stylish and versatile clamshell phone.



Sophisticated styling, and a focus on business users, make the Z710i a great mobile companion. See the Z710i video, or view an interactive presentation.


The Netfront HTML browser gives you a complete mobile Web experience.


Memory Stick Micro storage media makes it easy to take all your media with you.


A 2-megapixel camera lets you snap quality pictures while you're on the go.
Design
The Z710i's 262,144-color, 176 x 220 display is housed under the front cover while the outside sports a supplementary 128 x 128 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The 2.0 megapixel camera is housed on the front cover as well. Because the Z710i uses an internal antenna, there's nothing to snag or break off, while a five-way button just above the dial pad is used to control most of the phone's menus and features. Up/down buttons on the left side of the phone can be used for quick volume control and menu navigation. Meanwhile, a unique key lock switch is located on right side of the phone, while USB data and charging ports, as well as a headset port, are located on the phone's bottom edge. A slot is also provided for Memory Stick Micro storage media.

Calling Features
The Z710i's phone book and 10 MB of memory can hold up to 1000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The phone also features a speakerphone for easy, hands-free talking. In addition to a vibrating alert, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3- and AAC-format ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. There's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. Lastly, users of Bluetooth headsets will find perfect compatibility with the Z710i's Bluetooth radio.

Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The Z710i has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the Z710i, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as EDGE high speed data. When used the phone's USB or Bluetooth data capabilities, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users. Enjoy a full-featured mobile Web browsing experience, too, with the integrated Netfront browser, which supports HTML.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the Z710i including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a timer and stopwatch. Sony Ericsson Sync Station software lets you easily synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your phone.

Imaging and Entertainment
The Z710i was designed for serious fun. The built-in 2.0 megapixel camera captures stills and video--and playback of video or still pictures is only limited to the memory card size. If you run out of room, don't worry--just drop another memory card into the Z710i's built-in memory card slot. Meanwhile, the Z710i media player handles a number of different music file formats, such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+. Transfer tracks from your CDs via your computer to your phone. There's even an integrated FM radio for listening to your favorite stations on the go.

Java support is built into the Z710i, making it a powerful gaming companion for both online and offline games. The Z710i also sports an airplane mode feature, which allows you to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.

Vital Statistics
The Sony-Ericsson Z710i weighs 3.56 ounces and measures 3.46 x 1.89 x 0.96 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of digital talk time, and up to 350 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

Features:
  • Unlocked for use with your existing GSM 850 MHz, GSM 900 MHz, GSM 1800 MHz or GSM 1900 MHz service provider and SIM card. Note: This phone does not come with service or a SIM card
  • Equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera, the Z710i allows you to capture the moment no matter where you are
  • Synchronizing your calendar and contacts PC-to-phone is easy with wireless Bluetooth™ technology
  • The Internet is never far away. Start the phone's Web browser and update yourself on events and sports scores
  • Challenge yourself with a 3D game. Listen to your favorite music. Store on Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™). And to top it all off, Z710i also has a built-in FM radio
Customer Reviews:
  • a good phone, but there are some flaws...
    hello readers, in this product review, i'm gonna talk about the sony ericsson z710i. so i'll try my best to break it down and such. here i go...

    first and foremost, this phone operates under the GSM networks, such as tmobile and at & t (cingular). so those who want to bring this to sprint or verizon will have no such luck.

    secondly, if you look at the official product review, it would likely mention that it comes with a 512mb memory card. unfortunately, it's just not true. as i comes with a 64mb card. if you read other reviews, you would likely know of this. if not, well now you know.

    for some odd reason, the outer screen of the phone isn't colored, but maybe sony has a method for it's madness, perhaps?

    now, i can't always bash this phone for it's shortcomings, as it does have some redeeming qualities:

    appearance- i admit, one major reason i got this puppy was cause it's a pretty looking phone. the black/grey like color with the silver trim is quite a sight to behold. when you open it up, the buttons light up in a nice blue color, and

    aesthetics- (did i spell it right?) as for how the phone feels on your hands? well it is a bit thick, even by today's slim as a slice of paper standards. but for users who have dealt with sony ericsson phones, it feels quite alright. but one major flaw is to access your memory card, you have to remove the battery case. and since it's not exactly a very popular phone, it's not very easy to find accessories for it.

    battery life- pretty good actually, i've gone for hours vibing to the music i jammed into it. (i forgot to mention, but i bought a 1gb memory card for about 20 bucks, giving me a lot more room for video clips and music.) and the call time? i don't really notice, but i can assume it's somewhat reasonable.

    call quality- i can't really give it that much of a good score. maybe it's just my luck, (or my network) but some calls come out garbled. but if you hang up and call again, you'd get better results

    camera- not very good actually. sure it takes 2 megapixel photos, but the quality is not the best sony can offer. (my sister's sony w810i has a much better camera) but at least it comes prepped with some decent photo editing software in it. it can also shoot video. again, not good, but something is always better than nothing. oh yeah, before i forget, it has no flash.

    software- i actually like the software for this one. the navigation buttons are customizable to a point that you can for example: press up to activate your bluetooth signal, press left to open your calendar, or press down to start playing video games. the music application is okay, but like i said before, sony has done better in this field before.

    internet- unfortunately, i can't rate this because i don't use it.

    overall- not a bad phone at all, but i'm sure you can find something better from sony. (like the w810i for example)

    hope i helped...
    ...more info
  • Great Phone but the reminders are not repeated....
    This is a great phone with cool multimedia features. It has a built in FM Radio but you have to use the supplied head set that has a unique adpater, meaning you cant use anything else. I was hoping that I could use this phone to replace my HP PDA but whe the reminders come up they dont repeat themselves so if you dont hear the reminder you will not be notified again. The vibration is not very hard meaning sometimes you cant feel it if it was in your pocket. The coolest thing I found about it was you can record phone call conversation with ease....more info
  • decent, but not exceptional
    I purchased this to replace a RAZR that was having "issues" just after the warranty expired. The Sony is not nearly as pocketable. It also does not get as good of reception as the RAZR but is generally acceptable. What I really don't like is that it doesn't have a dedicated hang up or call buttons. The controls on this phone are very difficult to use and you will need to read the manual even if your a teckie. By the way, the manual is so so; it didn't even mention how to use it with speaker phone! The music feature is stupid; you need proprietary headphones and the sound quality is awful! Still, it does seem to have good battery life and the screen is far superior to Motorola's especially in bright sunlight. Sound volume and call clarity are fine in most cases....more info
  • Best phone I've tried
    My official phone is the T-Mobile Dash, which... blech. I use this unlocked phone with my T-Mobile voice and data plan and couldn't be more pleased, especially now that Sony Ericsson has released PC Suite for Vista. Sound quality is superb, on calls as well as listening to the radio or music files.

    Tethering it to my laptop for use as a wireless modem is simple, and data transfer speeds are great.

    The Netfront web browser is pretty good (better than that on the W810, which won't load large pages), but I use Opera Mini more. The phone runs other Java apps such as Gmail, Google Maps and Audible flawlessly.

    Strangely, the media player even supports Windows Media and Real Audio files (though not streams), which the Walkman phone W810i does not support. I would have thought the Walkman-branded phones would have even better audio support, but no, so I'm not sure what's up with that... The support for 3GP streams is super, though at this time the number of providers of that format is limited (Deutsche Welle and CNN Mobile). Note: although the steaming media player is nominally a RealPlayer, non-3GP RealAudio streams don't work. ...more info
  • Great phone....
    For 235 bucks you wont find a better phone...by the way, the mp3 files sound great...now i dont need to carry my mp3 player, this phone do the job...just buy a bigger card, the 1 GB Memory stick micro works for me.....more info
  • Nice
    This unlocked phone is very nice. I think it is better in silver color than black color...
    It is my best phone....more info
  • Couldn't be happier so far
    I wanted an unlocked GSM/GPRS phone to replace my Cingular-branded palm Treo 750 Smartphone (at&t/Cingular), which from the start I'd been wholly unimpressed with. I began longing for a mobile phone that was just a GOOD MOBILE PHONE, that didn't crash all the time (yes I mean you, Treo), and that didn't have aspirations to be something else, a hybrid phone/can opener/whatever. I was drawn to the entire new Nokia line, but their prices kept me away. I was slightly skeptical about the Sony Ericsson line's focus on music (I already have an iPod, thank you very much), but I liked the price point and the positive reviews made the choice much easier. Although I've only had the phone a couple of days, and it's technically not supported by Cingular, my service provider, I seem to be continually wowed by this phone: it's design, call quality, features, abundance of free "themes", games and add-ons (especially in comparison to the paltry offering for the Treo) all make me think I definitely made the right decision with the Sony Ericsson Z710i. I'm even getting use out of the FM radio....more info
  • Flaky Bluetooth
    For all good about this phone read the other reviews. The BT is really flaky for me - I have 3 other BT devices that exchange contacts between each other flawlessly, not so for this phone. Very often it just says "Can't add contact". I almost decided to return it and try another copy but the price really went up since I bought it, so I'll probably just keep it.

    UPDATE: I just got back from UK where I used this phone with prepaid T-Mo UK SIM card. Everything worked great, I had coverage literally everywhere (I was mostly in London and around it)...more info
  • Perfect companion.
    Srudy phone during all scenarios. MP3 player is great, no compatibility problems. The software supplied lets you replace your PDA with this phone. The camera is more than decent, (much like the 1.0-2.0 megapixel cybershot cameras of the nat so recent past) No problems what so ever, the design is rather smart and simple, without the lack of elegance. The flip-phone factor lets you talk comfortably, and safely with the antena safely away form your brain. The surface is a curious texture that seems to prevent any scratches. Tiny design details that make it a Sony product. AMAZING battery life, surprising for an MP3 phone....more info
  • great phone
    Hey this is a great phone. I have had it for a week now and it works flawlessly. I have never owned a Sony Ericsson phone before but I am really happy. The Camera is awesome and the call quality is clear and it gets great reception. Definetly a phone to pick up if you are looking for a new one....more info
  • Great little phone! but...
    This phone form Amazon actully comes with the 64MB version of the Memory Stick Micro(tm) (M2(tm)) NOT the 512MB one pictured with the phone. It also feels a bit light in the bottom when you hold it open in your hand.. almost a hollow feel. But other that that this is a pretty cool little phone with a 2MP camera. It also seems to get really good reception as another reviewer has stated. The antenna is in the loop on the phone so you have to get use to not covering it with your finger. The way the phone is shaped you want to hold the phone with your index finger convering the loop which can lose reception...so you just have to remember that when talking to someone. The inside screen is really really bright! I turned it all the way down to save the battery and the phone is still bright like a normal cell. The Radio and song file drag and drop feature is cool too, especially if you ride the bus and listen to a lot of music....more info
  • as good as it gets: SE Z710i
    this is the 2nd SE phone after T637, and this phone is just better
    using it with T-Mobile, it works pretty well as phone and modem
    voice: the strongest part, the best sounding phone I ever used in 6 years, the speakerphone is OK, not so loud
    reception: another strongest part, with T-Mobile, it can get some weak signal when all other don't get signal at all; however, the antenna is located at the top back (where the loop is), touching this part will lose reception
    operation: typical SE style, pretty easy for SE users, 3 dedicated buttons: web, messaging, task
    cam: excellent, even though it doesn't have auto-focus like K750 and K790, it looks pretty good, even it's better than nokia 6270
    bt: very easy to use and pair, with pc suite installed, file transfer and sync is just a piece of cake, the transfer speed is 300-400kB, this is the maximum of bt 2.0 speed
    screen: the main screen is pretty bright, even I have to set the brightness down, animated standby screen is simply cool; external screen, however, is monochrome (it maybe a plus when using outdoors, the main is barely viewable under sunlight), it display info only, it's a kinda inconveient when doing self-pic
    audio player: I seldom use it because it doesn't support ogg vorbis, which I mainly use, streaming audio supports real only, no shoutcast
    conclusion: this phone is a pretty good phone for the price, quad-band is a must for Cingular users, fast EDGE modem for web and tethering
    score: I give it 95/100, there're some cons
    rare memory card (M2), and it's not hot-pluggable
    lack of ogg vorbis and shoutcast support
    no default USB mode (always asks when plug in, kinda annoying)...more info