Sony Ericsson s710a

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The Sony Ericsson s710a currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 90 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Sony released the Ericsson s710a on May 4, 2005.


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Sony backs up the Ericsson s710a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Sony Ericsson s710a's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, Memory Stick Duo expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Ericsson s710a Specs

Overview
Release date May 4, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.88 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Headset, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Swivel
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (4.3 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 137 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Screensavers, Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 510
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Duo
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Amazon

Easily the best phone I ever owned.

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First of all, I want to let you know that this phone has been EVERYWHERE with me, I've had it for 3 years. Here's why: 1) This phone has everything you need, from writing e-mails to making videos. I can easily stay on track with work e-mails without walking around with a gigantic blackberry. Writing...More
First of all, I want to let you know that this phone has been EVERYWHERE with me, I've had it for 3 years. Here's why: 1) This phone has everything you need, from writing e-mails to making videos. I can easily stay on track with work e-mails without walking around with a gigantic blackberry. Writing e-mails is a snap, no extra fee's are required. The camera has a 1.3 MP camera with a light (not just a flash) that is rival to the luxor in Las Vegas. With one button you can switch to video mode, and choose where you want to save the vids/pics. This phone also has AIM...awesome. Many games were made for this phone by now and are easily transferable to the phone using bluetooth from your computer (why get online with the phone and mess around with WAP?). Some programs for your computer even alow you to text, call, write notes, etc. through your computer. It's fun and free. The bluetooth technology on this phone is great. There's countless sites to download free games, free themes, apps, etc. This phone has it all, calenders, stopwatch, alarms, mp3 player, video player, music DJ, and countless software to download and use, like a metric converter, first aid guide, and yahoo IM. You can hook up headphones to this thing and rock your way around the streets without having a mas puto bluetooth hanging off your ear. There is also a lock switch that's very unique. It's not an eye sore, you don't have to press buttons to unlock it, all you do is slide the spring-retention switch and you're ready for use. This is much better than most phones because there's NO WAY to accidently call, get online, etc. while it's in your pocket, bag, or car. It's MUCH better than the lock switch on the PSP (which is the SAME switch for the power, dumb). 2) The durability is phenominal. Through the years I've dropped it in a lake in Alaska, threw it at little brothers, used it as an alarm clock in Kenya, Africa, transfered files with people in Europe, and used it as an mp3 player while serving in the Middle East. Sunlight has no effect on this thing and you can leave it in a freezer and still have it work for you. 3) Customize. You can create shortcuts left an right. I push one button and I'm texting buddies. You open the lens cover (how many phones have THAT?) and you're in camera mode, press right and you're in mp3 mode, it's features are countless. I change themes all the time and this phone works just as great as it did when I bought it in 2004. 4) Accessories. This comes with a memory card slot wich is very usefull, internal media memory of 32MB to get you started, a brilliant screen that still pops eyes. The swivel design is creative and helpfull when playing games (ambidex.). So far, nothing has jammed, got deleted automatically, failed to operate randomly, and if all this still doesn't make you think about getting this 3 year- going on 4 year-old phone, ask yourself this: Do I really need a phone the size of a credit card? Believe me, this phone still rivals phones on the market today because it's got everything the new phones have, and more. Everything you need is on this phone, with NO dissapointments. The only thing that I found that would be nice to have on this phone is iTunes, and a larger memory card capability (currently supports up to 128MB, but some computer geeks found a hombrew around that). That's it! So go find it for sale online or at your AT&T store and save yourself some money with this unique, incredible, fully-functionable phone that will NOT dissapoint you. Less
Amazon

Nothing works on this phone

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The camera is pretty good but the mp3 player only fits about 9 songs on it. The reason I shelled so much out for this phone was to have the phone and mp3 player in one. This phone also drops a lot of calls and I have had problems with sending files via email and actually getting a ring when someone calls.
The camera is pretty good but the mp3 player only fits about 9 songs on it. The reason I shelled so much out for this phone was to have the phone and mp3 player in one. This phone also drops a lot of calls and I have had problems with sending files via email and actually getting a ring when someone calls. Less
Amazon

Get a free unlocked Motorola RAZR v3i instead!

from Amazon
Why settle for less, or commit yourself to a specific cellular provider and service plan, when you can get a complimentary unlocked top of the line Motorola RAZR v3i cell phone that works with any cellular service provider and any SIM card. I got mine free at this web site: bestfreeproducts.info/razrv3i
Why settle for less, or commit yourself to a specific cellular provider and service plan, when you can get a complimentary unlocked top of the line Motorola RAZR v3i cell phone that works with any cellular service provider and any SIM card. I got mine free at this web site: bestfreeproducts.info/razrv3i Less
Amazon

It Has Potential But the Cons Overshadow the Pros

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This phone would be great if it did not have so many problems. It has so many cool features, people love my phone, but sometimes I want to throw it out the window. My brother has the same phone and he wants to get rid of it just as much as I do. This is my third s710a and they all had the same problems...More
This phone would be great if it did not have so many problems. It has so many cool features, people love my phone, but sometimes I want to throw it out the window. My brother has the same phone and he wants to get rid of it just as much as I do. This is my third s710a and they all had the same problems: Pros - Nice big screen. - 1.3 MP camera, good picture quality in light environments as long as the subjects of the pictures are not moving. - It plays MP3s. - It has an external card to connect easily to a computer (transfers pictures and sounds or songs). - I use my camera flash as a flashlight (it's that bright). - You can turn off the shutter sound on the updated version of the phones. Cons - Holy freakin' slow. I push menu and most of the time it takes 5-10 seconds for the menu to come up. Sometimes (but very rarely) it's instantly. - Bad picture quality in dark environments (but it's not a real digital camera, so you can't expect it to be). - You cannot turn speakerphone on until you are already in the call. It just bothers me that I have to wait for someone to answer before I can turn speakerphone on). - Some software problems (especially the Notes program). - Menu icons occasionally disappear. - A number of dropped calls (I hate that). - People cannot hear me but I can hear them. - I press call and sometimes it just will not call. I originally gave this phone 3 stars, but while I was listing the cons, I realized how many problems it has, and that it only deserves 2 stars. The phone would have received 4 or 5 if it was fast and I didn't lose so many calls. Less
Amazon

The good, the bad and the ugly

from Amazon
I have had this phone for nine months now, and now am hoping to rid myself of it. It is a very nice phone, with many features, and advanced options, yet it just leaves to much to be desired, in my opinion. Firstly, the voice quality that other people hear when i call them is awful. I think the micropho...More
I have had this phone for nine months now, and now am hoping to rid myself of it. It is a very nice phone, with many features, and advanced options, yet it just leaves to much to be desired, in my opinion. Firstly, the voice quality that other people hear when i call them is awful. I think the microphone is on the front of the phone, ie that part that touches your face when you hold it at a natural angle. However, the quality has degraded as time has passed. Another problem is that the OS is very slow, and occasionaly requires a reboot. The battery life is iffy, and occasionally, just drops to almost nothing for no reason. Another problem i face is that it drops calls when i dial out of my phone book ~50% of the time. It is like it forgets that i asked it to call, but appears in the call log. And finally, the swivel design. I loved it, and originally bought it in part b/c i like the design a lot, but it is a pain. It takes some skill to do while driving or with one hand. Not bad, but i would like people to be able to hear my over the phone. Less
Amazon

Great initially, so-so after some use, worthless after service

from Amazon
After a great experience with a Sony Ericsson T616 (which after three years and two owners is still going strong), I wanted to stay with the brand. The newest of their phones through Cingular at the time was the S710a, so this phone seemed like a no-brainer. The amazing Sony Ericsson user interface an...More
After a great experience with a Sony Ericsson T616 (which after three years and two owners is still going strong), I wanted to stay with the brand. The newest of their phones through Cingular at the time was the S710a, so this phone seemed like a no-brainer. The amazing Sony Ericsson user interface and address book had remained unchanged, except for their newly added strengths and reduced weaknesses. The Bluetooth was as fully-featured as ever, working perectly with my Mac computer and Parrot handsfree car kit. Reception was excellent, even in some of our "thin" coverage areas here. I heartily welcomed EDGE as well as MP3 ringtones, both absent from the T616. The earpiece and speakerphone each delivered clear, loud sound. The display simply stunned me with its brilliance. After a few months of use, the above positives were overwhelmed by the negatives. First, there are its physical flaws. The phone lacks the solid, tactile of Motorola phones; though heavy, the S710a feels cheap. This is a heavy phone, though, and extremely large, too: too large to fit in hardly any available carrying cases, let alone one's pocket. The flatness of its front surface makes it uncomfortable for talking, and the poorly positioned microphone hole will likely muffle your words. The "swivel" form factor, through initially novel, is in reality clumsy and impractical - what's the point of stowing the keypad when additional keys remain exposed, and must still be locked? Second, several serious usability flaws arose. The Bluetooth on this phone is UNSTABLE. It will randomly disconnect a connected headset, be it a Sony Ericsson one or one from a 3rd party. It will also remain "connected" even after the headset is switched off! The UI is randomly slow and unresponsive, even after two firmware updates. The slow UI also impacts the camera, which "refreshes" agonizingly slowly. So slowly, that the slightest movement of either the phone or the subject of your picture will result in worthlessly blurry pictures. The phone's physical design has been compromised for the 1.3MP camera - if the camera is useless, so is the phone's design. To add to the irony, one of the few ways to improve the picture quality is to reduce the resolution from 1.3MP to VGA - even a RAZR takes better pictures at that point. Finally, Sony Ericsson service is useless. After too many Bluetooth problems, as well as a random, fluctuation in the earpiece volume, I sent my unlocked, unbranded S710a to Sony Ericsson for service. It came back damaged in transit (due to poor packaging from Sony Ericsson!), LOCKED and BRANDED to Cingular, with the same earpiece problem, and even more unstable Bluetooth! In the month it took Sony Ericsson to decide what to do, I bought a Motorola RAZR V3i, and couldn't be happier. The days of the T616 are over. Sony Ericsson's new phones are high on promise, low on execution. Less
Amazon

It Does Everything But Cook Dinner

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Alright, I never used my cell phone much until this was given to me by my brother. It has a camera. It has an MP3 player. I've figured out so many ways to amuse myself with this phone. I admit I've gotten bored as you usually do with 'toys', but this phone is quality as well. The speakerphone is ex...More
Alright, I never used my cell phone much until this was given to me by my brother. It has a camera. It has an MP3 player. I've figured out so many ways to amuse myself with this phone. I admit I've gotten bored as you usually do with 'toys', but this phone is quality as well. The speakerphone is excellent. The charge seems to last forever. The games are similar to a PS2 quality, if not basically the same (visually that is). It has Memory Stick Duo which can hold MP3's, pictures and whatever else. This phone also has BLUETOOTH technology and infrared, which stunned me one day at Staples when I sent a picture on my phone to a PDA on display in the store. And it was free. It is easy to use and there are so many options with this phone. It has EDGE and GSM data communication. It does everything. The screen is gigantic and has the best of any phone I have seen. This phone might be a little outdated (who cares) but I like it. The only issue is the fact that it's really large....but that doesn't bother me. It has everything. Record movie clips, pictures...sound recording, media maker, all kinds of things you can do to amuse yourself. If you're looking to purchase a cell phone and you're pricing digital cameras as well, I'd go for this and save money. The 1.3 MP camera isn't the best you can get---(I'd go for Sony's 7.3 Cybershot or my personal favorite the Sony Cybershot W5)...but this phone will do everything you could want...and more than you need probably...probably way more than you need. Less

Sweet Phone

Very nice phone +nice layout design +good features +large screen +the phone itself looks like a regular digital camera -poor battery life -a bit bulky for some -price point not very, very, attactive for alot of us even on contract :''(
I love this phone !Cingular tried to push the moto razor on me. In my opinion is alright. The s710 is way better than most phones out there. Lots of feature''s that I like .try it you''ll love it!!
Amazon

Everything about this phone says "class," except...

from Amazon
...the battery. For some reason it won't hold a charge overnight, whether I use it that day or not. Battery issues aside, however, this phone does everything it promises. It takes reasonably nice pictures (as long as the subject doesn't move), lets me browse online when I want, and actually lets me...More
...the battery. For some reason it won't hold a charge overnight, whether I use it that day or not. Battery issues aside, however, this phone does everything it promises. It takes reasonably nice pictures (as long as the subject doesn't move), lets me browse online when I want, and actually lets me check my home e-mail away from home when I'm waiting for an important message. In addition, whenever I take it out of my pocket, it gets "oooooh"s and "wow"s from anyone around; it's actually helped me strike up conversations with strangers on the street. Be warned: everyone will want to talk to you when you're walking around with a phone this sleek and sophisticated! Less
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