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Sony Ericsson T715 review

Slim and cheap - but is it too lightweight on specs?

Local synchronisation of contacts, calendar, notes and tasks, emails, bookmarks and other content is supported, too, although you'll have to download Sony Ericsson PC Suite software from Sony Ericsson's online support as none is included in-box. It's Windows only, however.

You can hook up to a PC using a USB data cable, with a mass storage option available too when plugged in. The phone's Bluetooth capability includes A2DP stereo audio streaming for wireless headsets and other Bluetooth-enabled gadgets such as speakers.

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As far as mobile network connectivity goes, the Sony Ericsson T715 is a UMTS 2100 enabled handset, which when 3G network coverage isn't available can switch to GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks.

It supports HSPA high-speed connectivity (HSDPA download up to 3.6Mbps) plus GPRS/EDGE on GSM networks.

Other

Among the other out-of-the-box applications is Google Maps location finding, route-planning and map-viewing service. Now a staple feature on Sony Ericsson phones, it's always a useful app to have, even if GPS is absent.

The Sony Ericsson T715 uses cellsite triangulation rather than precise GPS, to get a fix on your approximate position to within a few hundred metres, providing maps over the air to help you find your way around or search for places of interest or routes.

Google's Latitude real-time location sharing service is featured in the software, as well as Street View options, plus multiple direction finding services for driving, walking and public transport. Over HSDPA, mapping updates and searches load quickly and the screen refreshes zippily enough.

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Other regulars include TrackID music identification software, which records clips of songs you hear and want to identify, and interrogates a remote database for track details.

Sony Ericsson's VideoDJ, PhotoDJ and MusicDJ tweakery tools and a sound recorder are included too, plus a Bluetooth remote control option and a neat world clock function. Usefully, the LED flash can also be switched on as a torch within the organiser menu – and handily it's also set up as a shortcut.

Three time-passing games are pre-loaded - Brick Breaker Revolution, Kasparov Chess and Sudoku. We can confirm we passed time using them - we cannot confirm we really get how to play chess properly.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Built-in Memory90 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourGalaxy Silver
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time10 Hour
Product ModelT715
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)96.5 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height91.5 mm
Width48 mm
Depth14.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time400 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameT715 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number1229-4791
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Meet your day with the sophisticated T715 slider in your hand. What's your choice the piano finish of Galaxy Silver mirror effect? Handy and small, but great when it comes to ease of use. The T715 features an ergonomic keypad and large font size for easy messaging. In a hurry, Browse the Web at super-fast speeds. And when you feel that moments pass all too quickly, catch them with the 3.2 megapixel camera. Hard to keep it all in your head, Relieve your brain use the smart desktop with animated birthday reminders and global events.

Limited Warranty2 Year