Sony Ericsson T715 review

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

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Sony erifsson t715

While the headline grabbing mobiles of the moment are busy breaking new ground, the Sony Ericsson T715 provides a less eye-catching but steady alternative for those looking for a moderately priced and reasonably featured 3G handset.

It's a good looking device that'll fit snugly into any pocket or handbag, and offers a degree of understated style without being particularly attention seeking.

Its feature rundown is solid rather than exciting, but although it may be short of high-end feature fireworks, it offers a reliable, if low-key, package of features that are generally straightforward to use.

Compromises such as lack of autofocus on the camera may put some off, and the online experience is unexceptional for a mid-tier device like this, but as an affordable handset, it does offer a reasonable package.

We liked

The design of the T715 is classy and compact for a lower-priced mid-range handset, and its numberpad and control keys provide a good, responsive user experience.

Its menus are straightforward to navigate and it has a decent spread of features inside, including high-speed HSPA data connectivity for browsing and using online service apps embedded in the phone.

The music player puts in a decent performance (the average in-box earphones notwithstanding), and video playback is reasonable for the screen size.

We disliked

Although it has a solid if low-key feature package, there's little about the T715 to really wow users – although that may not be a drawback for users looking for a 'steadier' device.

We'd have liked to have seen a bit more punch in the camera's performance; the lack of autofocus is a shame when some similar grade cameraphones have it.

The absence of a 3.5mm headphone socket or adaptor in-box is also a let down, and the standard bulky earphone multi-connector on the side feels awkward and snag-prone in-pocket – particularly as the phone is relatively compact.

Additional features such as Wi-Fi and A-GPS would have been welcome, too, though some compromises are understandable for the price.


If you're after an understated but classy handset that may not be geared up with the very latest high-end gadgetry but which does the job, the Sony Ericsson T715 could be worth looking at.

It's a reasonably priced low-key handset that puts in a decent performance and is straightforward to operate. It may not turn heads, but it delivers a solid user experience in an attractive, compact package.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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 Address
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