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Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C510

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C510

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Alongside TrackID, Sony Ericsson stocks the C510 with plenty of other familiar mid-tier applications. An won-brand web browser delivers pages quite speedily over HSDPA, optimising pages to the C510's screen and providing Sony Ericsson’s more-intuitive-than-most home screen layout with Google search and address bars. There’s no Flash support, though.

A neat Bluetooth remote control app is included to drive suitably equipped PCs. Three games are slotted in too, including a motion-controlled car racer.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C510

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The C510 handles messaging capably, with email and instant messaging support, plus the facility to link messages from particular users in ‘conversations’. Other organiser functionality and tools include a calendar, tasks and notes functions, timer, stopwatch, calculator, a code memo store for PINs and passwords, and a sound recorder.

Clear and reliable communication is always a basic requirement on any handset, and the C510 managed a first class, no-nonsense voice call performance. It put in a healthy battery performance too. Sony Ericsson rates the C510’s battery pack as able to last for up to 350 hours standby on 3G networks, or 400 hours within GSM coverage. Optimum talktime is estimated at up to four hours on 3G, or up to ten hours on GSM. We managed two to three days between charges, with average levels of usage.

Verdict

The Cyber-shot C510's camera credentials may not be up there with the latest, greatest cameraphones, but it takes a decent picture within its limitations – although low-light shooting performance isn’t pretty. This isn’t a Cyber-shot phone to pick off any of the high-end cameraphones, but it still has a decent amount of features for a mid-level handset, offering good value for money. Familiar territory for Sony Ericsson, in other words. ®

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Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C510

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C510

A Cyber-shot for the masses? Sony Ericsson’s affordable cameraphone delivers a familiar snapshot of mid-level features.
Price: Contract: from free. Pre-pay: £110. Handset only: £175 RRP

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