Sony Ericsson Txt Pro Review (CK15a)
Scratch resistant, Querty, Wifi, Candy bar design
Bad battery, Manufacture problems, Not customizable, No camera settings
The Bottom Line:
I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone but if you like texting and emails, it might be suitable for you.
I came across this phone while looking to replace my W300i and I was attracted to it by its appeal and sleek appearance. With its capacitive touch screen and an expandable QWERTY keypad I just had to buy it. I enjoy touch phones and texting is a hobby so this phone seemed perfect for a person like me. It had everything I would want from a phone, well at least that what I thought.
The touch screen was not as efficient as i expected. It was tough to get by, the sensitivity was too strong and attempts to scroll down ended up opening an application. It was never safe to leave it on in my pocket for many times it called people in my contacts and ran my bill up.
The keypad was okay. It wasn't that great but it was easy to get familiar with. The buttons are a bit small but there is a bit of space between each key. It may seem uncomfortable for users with big fingers that would make mistakes easily.
The phone comes with a 3.15 mega pixel camera which is good. The quality of the pictures is acceptable. The camera interface of the phone seems to be quite basic. You cannot make any adjustments to the camera so all photos taken are just normal photos. There is also a shutter sound that cannot be disabled. It is also merely impossible to snap two quick pictures because after you take one, a preview of the photo comes up which must be exited before taking another. The picture quality is really good, under good lighting conditions and average under low lighting. The camera has no flash so pictures cannot be captured in the dark.
This phone is not a smart phone but comes with an interface similar to that of the Android interface. It is quite basic with shortcuts at the four corners and the friends’ application in the center. This phone does not allow widgets due to lack of a smart phone operating system. The animations and menus are a bit sluggish due to the weak CPU and RAM. The new friends’ application collects the updates of five of your favourite friends and displays them.
The phone supports Bluetooth but lacks in a file manager and does not allow you to send multiple files at once. Only one file per connection is allowed which is a let down for Bluetooth fans. The Wifi is great with fast Internet speed depending on the connection and the range is okay. The GPRS speed is good at 85 kbps at max and 236 kbps with EDGE.
The Internet browser is basic and similar to that of the w300i. It holds most of the pages but it breaks them into sub pages which can be a pain to Internet lovers. There is no zooming also and no flash player so Internet experience isn't quite exciting.
This phone is known to have lots of battery problems. This is due to manufacture problems. The phone is known to display battery problems and it tends to drain quite easily. Its battery power is 1000 mAh but would drain completely in about 10 hours of usage or less.
Overall this phone isn't recommended to users who want functionality, power and customization at their hands. I would not recommend it to anyone because of the battery problems and its limited functionality. It is a cheap phone but you can get small smart phones with better functionality, features and battery than this one at the same price or slightly higher.
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