Sony Ericsson T650 Review: T-Series Refueled: Phonebook, Call Management, Messaging, Music Player

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Phonebook, as fine as it gets

The phonebook interface is simple and straightforward. Either the SIM or the phone contacts can be set as default for the phonebook. Both lists cannot be displayed simultaneously. Otherwise, you can choose to utilize the handy option of duplicating any recent contacts that you save in the phone's memory to the SIM card. The maximum power of the phonebook is 1000 entries but you can save up to 2500 phone numbers - no change here. Contacts can be ordered by First or Last name. They are searchable by gradual typing of the desired name.

Contacts list • Free memory status

When adding a recent contact, there are five positions available for phone numbers: Mobile, Home, Work, Fax and Other. This is the first tab of fields for the recent contacts. The second one is for email and web addresses. The third is for assigning a picture, a custom ringtone and a voice command. The fourth goes for Title, Company and postal address. The last, fifth tab, is for additional information and birth date. Upon adding a birth date, you're prompted to choose whether to add it to the calendar and set a reminder.

Contact details

As most other Sony Ericsson handsets, the Sony Ericsson T650 has a Voice Dialing feature. You can activate it with a longer press on the down volume key. In order to utilize it though you would have to prerecord your voice commands in a very quiet environment.

Call management

The Calls log is divided into four different tabs. They are: All, Answered (Received), Dialed and Missed. The tabs can hold up to 30 call records altogether, which are shared between the separate tabs. When there are several calls made to a single contact, only the last call gets recorded.

Calls log

Texting comes easy

All messages, except emails, utilize one Inbox. No matter what kind of message has been received, it goes to the common Inbox. Only email messages have their own separate Inbox. The phone also offers an RSS-feed reader, using the NetFront web browser. When typing a message, there is a character counter, which would alert you when you acquire close to the 160-symbol limit. The T9 dictionary goes without saying.

Messaging menu • Write recent • typing a SMS •reading an email

Excited about the music player, aren't you?

Sony Ericsson T650 music player supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV, WMA, M4A and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) file formats. It is the Walkman player version 1.0 used in Sony Ericsson K800 and K810 for example. In fact, most Sony Ericsson W-series handsets feature the same music player with several exceptions. The only incompatibility between theirs and this one is that the latter doesn't feature the MegaBass equalizer preset. Since Sony Ericsson T650 supports multi-tasking, the player can be set to run in the background. Sound is nice - as long you're using the player with a fine headset, that is.

Music player menu • The Now playing classy screen • player options

The video player of T650 is decent and videos can be watched in landscape mode. Unfortunately you cannot fast-forward videos. The player can zoom in your video up to 32x, in an attempt to create amends.

Playing a video: portrait and landscape modes

The integrated Frequency Modulation (FM) radio of the Sony Ericsson T650 has a memory for 20 preset stations and supports RDS.

Tuning in a station

The fascinating thing about the picture browsing is the Timeline view, which allows you to filter the pictures according to the month they have been taken in. After you specify the month, you could even choose the exact date.


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