Friday, January 20, 2012

Sony Ericsson Txt CK13i - A well balanced QWERTY from SE

Another day, another gadget for try out. Its time to review the new QWERTY phone in the mid segment phones. This phone was due for release in November 2011, but I was unable to get my hands on it before January 2012 before i finally got it from an online store at 6000. I was looking for this phone as a new year present for my fiancĂ©e. I ordered a sweet pink colored Txt and it is worth every penny spent on its looks. A well-balanced and neat keypad with apt space b/w keys. Have a look at the one I ordered...

Sony Ericsson Txt CK13i

Coming to its hardware, look how clean and smooth the keypad looks, and believe me, it is as smooth to use as it looks.

Sony Ericsson Txt CK13i

Out of available 4 colors, i loved the white, had I ordered it for myself, i would have opted for white, but pink is the color for my lady.


The numeric keypad is center aligned in Txt and the use of green color on white, red on blue, green on black and blue on pink keypad looks visually awesome. The issue with the keypad is only with the top quarter, which has 2 round curved keys, each one of which has to perform 2 functions each for menu, back, delete which can be a bit of problem in the initial days of use, but can be fine with time.

The top has 3.5 mm jack slot, and the back has a speaker which on one look seems like led flash, but has not so 'Sony Ericsson type sound quality' + a 3.2 mp camera and Sony Ericsson logo. The blue Txt below shows the back panel.

Sony Ericsson Txt CK13i

Coming on to the Tech Specs:

GENERAL FEATURES
In Sales Package:Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card
Form:Bar Phone
SIM:Single SIM, GSM
Keypad:QWERTY
Call Features:Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Handset Color:Pink, White, Black, Blue
DISPLAY
Type:TFT
Size:2.55 Inches
Resolution:QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Colors:262 K
Other Display Features:Scratch Resistant
CAMERA
Primary Camera:Yes, 3.2 Megapixel
Video Recording:Yes
Other Camera Features:Fixed Focus
DIMENSIONS
Size:60 x 106 x 14.5 mm
Weight:95 g
BATTERY
Type:Li-Ion, 1000 mAh
Talktime:3 hrs (2G)
Standby Time:416 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal:100 MB
Included Memory Card:2 GB
Expandable Memory Slot:microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory:64 MB RAM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet Features:Email
Preinstalled Browser:Obigo
GPRS:Yes, 60 kbps
Edge:Yes, 177 kbps
3G:No
Wifi:Yes, 802.11 b/g
USB connectivity:Yes
Tethering:Wi-fi Hotspot
Bluetooth:Yes, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music Player:Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
Video Player:Yes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264
FM:Yes
Ringtone:MP3
Java:Yes

The phone is easy to use and has basic Sony Ericsson OS, the camera is good, sound is decent, looks 10 on 10, screen resolution good at this price.

Goods

  • Looks - 5

  • Camera - 4.5

  • Keypad - 5

  • Ease of use - 4.5

Bads

  • Sound  - 3.5

  • Top round keys - 3

  • Performance -3 (Runs very slow on some occasions.)

rest is fine and this phone deserves a definite thumbs up. This is a very well crafted phone and balanced with great looks, keypad, softwares and 3.2 MP camera (again without flash :P as my Bloggie touch and Curve 3g). Overall I would rate 3.5/5

My recommendation – Yes!  

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