Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C902 cameraphone
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The C902 isn't without its good points. To start with, it manages to eke considerably more life than the K850i did from an identical battery, managing a full two days of heavy use in a 3G area before needing a charge. It also comes bundled with a FastPort-to-3.5mm earphones adaptor, which is handy. The shedding of 6.5mm around the waist makes it a lot easier than the rather bulky K850i to slip into a pocket.
Call and signal quality proved to be excellent, and the built-in speaker is one of the best we've come across on a mobile. The accelerometer auto-rotate screen also works with the bundled ProStreet racing game, which is fun, in a slightly peripheral sort of way.
Maybe we're overreacting. Maybe the C902 isn't the new slimline K850i after all. Maybe its the new K770i – though we thought that was the C702 - and a C903 or C904 device will come along and slot in between the C902 and C905 before the K850i gets the chop. Or maybe the K850i will live onto to a ripe old age. After all, you can still buy the two-year-old K800i. At the end of the day the C902 is just a competent upper mid-range snapper and we expected rather more.