Sony Ericsson T616

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Sony Ericsson T616 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 37 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

A small candy-bar phone with a basic digicam that exudes contemporary style, and boasts a large, bright color display. The T616 also incorporates a generous list of advanced data-sharing features, making it a good choice for the discriminating technophile as well as the style-conscious user.

The T616 supports POP and IMAP email, wireless Web browsing, Bluetooth, IR port data transfers, and MMS messaging. Data sync works smoothly for the most part, as does operating the built-in camera and adding simple photo effects. The camera is slow to cature images in Night Mode, but the benefits of having this special setting outweigh this minor drawback.

Not so simple to operate is the calendar function, which is difficult to navigate and won't sync all-day entries properly with your laptop's or desktop's calendar. Similarly tricky are the programmable hot keys, which users new to Sony-Ericsson phones may struggle with at first. Personalizing ringtones, screen savers and phone book entries is easy to accomplish and offers countless options, although the ringtones on the model we tested had the odd quality of starting off quietly and finishing quite loud, a quirk we couldn't find any way of adjusting.

A final complaint is that finish of the case, which adds so much to the handset's sleek style, smudges too easily. Users who are FUSSY ABOUT their phone's appearance may want to keep a soft cloth handy, and may find themselves frustrated by the effort required to keep the handset looking clean.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
CIF (352 x 288)



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Sony released the Ericsson T616 on July 31, 2003.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Ericsson T616 user manual here.


Sony backs up the Ericsson T616 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ericsson T616 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
No

The Sony Ericsson T616's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
CIF (352 x 288)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard CIF (352 x 288) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 13 days standby time.

Ericsson T616 Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2003
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 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 Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, 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: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm (4.2 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 101 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
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 Trackball
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 512
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 No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
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 No
Expansion Slot Info
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
CIF (352 x 288)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
External
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments CommuniCam digital camera, Integrated Bluetooth, MMS and [Java] enabled, Melody composer / MIDI\r\n\
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Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

sony ericsson t616

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only proble...More
I have had this phone for a few months now, and I love it. It has a many features such as a built in camera, bluetooth technology, and it even has an infrared function, which can be used to send info to and from smartphones and pda's. it is very light weight, and has a wonderful design. The only problems it has is the camera is not the best, it only supports polyphonic ring tones, and it has too many different ways to get on the internet, wich can somewhat often get activated accidentally. overall this is a great phone, with a few minor corks in the design... Less
Amazon

Nice looking but..

from Amazon
Pretty good phone, but if I had a choice in choosing I wouldn't pick it. Only because it's kind of small, elegant true, but the buttons are kind of hard to press and "squeaky" the joystick is alright but I prefer my Nokia N70, it's easy to use and has a large screen, also it's fun because it has featur...More
Pretty good phone, but if I had a choice in choosing I wouldn't pick it. Only because it's kind of small, elegant true, but the buttons are kind of hard to press and "squeaky" the joystick is alright but I prefer my Nokia N70, it's easy to use and has a large screen, also it's fun because it has features, I can make mini videos and the camera is excellent, There are better sony erricsson phones out there! Less

Give me the Nokia Interface, any day

I have used Nokia, Motorola, Sony - and this phone is just not as intuitive to use, nor as user friendly in ANY function as any Nokia. Just try to do single-digit dialling.

Great phone

This is the best phone I''ve used. Easy to view screen, easy to use, clear calls, lots of features. The camera is subpar, but that''s not a big deal. Well worth buying.

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