Latest in Edge

Image credit:

Sony Ericsson K790/K800 reviewed


Want a review of the Sony Ericsson K790/K800 Cyber-shot phone launched on Tuesday, we mean a real review? Well the kids over at mobile-review just released the final installment of a five (!) part series on this tri-band GSM/EDGE cellphone (the K790 anyway) set to hit the US in July. Yeah, the form factor is "acceptable" with both features and functionality all generally impressive, and a screen that is vastly superior to the K750 -- or in the words of the editor, like going from "old lamp TV-set to latest Plasma model." Ok, but what you really want to know is how did that 3.2 megapixel CMOS shooter hold up, right? They found the photos to be on par what "an average" point-and-shoot digital camera with the caveat that this is still a phone first, and then a camera. So no manual focus, no ISO adjustment, and image stabilization is only activated in one case -- document-mode. However, it does come with a proper xenon flash instead of ordinary LEDs like most phones and the pictures are far superior to those of the K750. See the images for yourself in part-three to make your own conclusion. Overall, the reviewers believe the K790/K800 will be "a bestseller" -- we tend to agree.

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr