Sony Ericsson T650 Review: T-Series Refueled: Display, Keypad, Telephony, User Interface

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Usability checklist

The Sony Ericsson T650 provided us with a nice user-friendly experience. It handles nicely and the metallic finish is pleasant to touch. The handset fits perfectly in one's hand and we are pleased with the ergonomics of all the controls.






Sony Ericsson T650 held in hand

Talking about usability, we must pay due attention to the display. It's been a while since we saw any improvements by Sony Ericsson in the display department. Nokia handsets have long been unrivaled when it comes to legibility under direct sunlight. Their patented hybrid electronic displays that consist of both light emissive and light reflective elements have been providing users with unsurpassed legibility under direct sunlight. Sony Ericsson have lagged behind in that respect and in fact they still do. The Sony Ericsson T650, however, offers the best display we've seen from Sony Ericsson so far. First off, it has a mineral glass cover to prevent scratches. Next, it offers improved usability under direct sunlight, and last but not least, it offers really attractive color effects. By color effects we mean that when looked from an angle, the T650 display changes colors in an instant. For example, the standard green color scheme of the user interface magically turns blue when you have a see from the right. The pictures below demonstrate the effect, or you can go back to the beginning of this review and hold a see at the first pictures of the T650 taken from different angles.




Sony Ericsson T650 display in the dark: different viewing angles

The keypad of the Sony Ericsson T650 offers tiny square keys set sufficiently apart from each other. They seem to remind us of the controversial round keys of the Sony Ericsson K810. Much like the Cyber shot K810, these keys in fact provide for remarkable user friendliness and are likely to be appreciated by keen texters. Responsiveness and tactile feedback are remarkable and you can hardly create any typos since they are spread wide apart. The keypad is illuminated in white and with the added wave-like light effects it gains points both on usability and looks. More on those light effects is to come later on in the review.




Sony Ericsson T650 in the dark: focusing on the keyboard

So let's hit the streets

Sony Ericsson T650 is without a doubt fine at making and receiving calls - we wouldn't expect any less than that. The loudspeaker is loud enough and you wouldn't miss an incoming call even in noisy surroundings. You can hear cracks when you play a track with more bass at the highest volume level.




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Catchy user interface

The user interface in Sony Ericsson T650 is the standard non-smartphone Sony Ericsson user interface. Honestly, the user interface is becoming dismally familiar - almost 2 years now since they last upgraded it a bit. It offers remarkable user-friendliness, but recent mobiles equipped with it don't offer any recent functionality over previous models. Some of the recent Sony Ericsson mobiles to be launched this year will have user interface with enhanced multimedia capabilities. And of course the addition of Flash Lite themes support to most of the recent Sony Ericsson handsets will certainly liven things up.

As most previous models, the Sony Ericsson T650 comes with a dedicated Flight mode. When turning on the phone, you may opt to start it directly into Flight mode. Unlike its Nokia S40 user interface rivals, the Sony Ericsson handsets cannot work in Flight mode unless a SIM card is inserted.

By color effects we mean that when looked from an angle, the T650 display changes colors in an instant. For example, the standard green color scheme of the user interface magically turns blue when you have a see from the right.

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