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Sony Ericsson T715 review

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

The T715 is a tidily constructed handset, with a refined design that's functional but quite pleasing on the eye as well as in the hand. It's available in either smart 'galaxy silver' or girly 'rouge pink' paintjobs, with the main bodywork around the screen, control panel and number pad in fashionable glossy black plastic.

Measuring 91.5(h) x 48(w) x 14.9(d) mm when closed and weighing a reasonable 96.5g, and with smoothly rounded edges, the T715 is a comfortable pocketful. It's well-balanced in-hand too with the slider open or closed.

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The 2.2-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) 16.7 million-colour TFT screen is bright and clear. While it's an average sized screen for Sony Ericsson's mid-range, those looking for more media centric devices may want something more substantial - though it's adequate and easily readable for a middle of the road device like this.

The control panel under the screen is sufficiently spacious. A large square navigation D-pad has slightly raised edges, making it finger-friendly and accurate to operate, while the Call and End buttons that are positioned on slim chrome keys either side have a subtle contour for easy finger selection.

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A pair of rice grain thin softkeys are adequately spaced too, with Sony Ericsson's standard Activity Menu button – which pulls up a tabbed menu of useful shortcuts to features, status updates, browser options and so on – given plenty of room opposite the Clear key at the bottom of the control panel.

The large numbers on the slider keypad are raised and rounded with a matt texture that gives it a tactile and responsive feel when texting. It has a reassuringly springy action and a stable feel when using one-handed.

Buttons around the edge of the phone are sparse – there's a camera key and volume rocker – while a regular Sony Ericsson multi-connector socket typically located on the side takes care of earphones, charger and USB connections.

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Like other recent Sony Ericssons (such as the Sony Ericsson Satio), MicroSD card memory card expansion is supported rather than Memory Stick Micro cards. The T715 can accommodate cards of up to 16GB in its slot under the back cover, boosting its 90MB of internal storage, although no card is supplied in the box.

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