Sony Ericsson T715

Sony Ericsson T715

Its slider form factor is the main reason behind its compact, thick, and rigid look. It’s solid but sophisticated due to the choice of material

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Our Rating: 88%

Our Sony Ericsson T715 Review

Sony Ericsson T715 Silver Front

Design

It is hard to imagine the sense of déjà-vu we’ve experienced with the Sony Ericsson T715. From the very first moment we held it, we felt a sense of familiarity with its design, grip, and general look and feel. It didn’t take us much time to realize that the T715 is the slider version of the Sony Ericsson T700. Its slider form factor is the main reason behind its compact, thick, and rigid look. It’s solid but sophisticated due to the choice of material: brushed glossy aluminium.

Screen

At 2.2in, the Sony Ericsson T715’s screen is a bit smaller than the standard 2.4in screens we see on most of Sony Ericsson’s handsets line. The 240 x 320 QVGA display makes photos look good, but not stunning. One interesting bit is the fact that the T715’s screen performs great in direct sunlight – something many of the glossy handsets cannot handle.

Sony Ericsson T715 Pink Open

User Interface

The T715’s interface is nothing out of the ordinary for a previous owner of a Sony Ericsson handset. The user interface is directly lifted from the standard UI used for low-end to mid-range handsets.

The user interface is simple, direct, and user-friendly. Most actions can be done with less than 3 button clicks. People with busy schedules will appreciate the clear font size utilized, as it saves time and effort reading through your messages. Add to that, a history feature is available to review your previous conversations with a given person.

A new feature is the “Smart Desktop” feature enabling you to organize and review your appointments, notes, and events with ease.

Keypad

Moving on to the T715’s keypad, we found it to be extremely handy for anyone on the move. The keypad is large and clear under sunlight. The D-pad direction pressing works great and the call and end call buttons are embossed for easier access.

T715 Silver Angled

Camera and Multimedia

Music is one of T715’s strongest multimedia areas. You can easily listen to FM radio, MP3, or AAC file formats. Taking such strength from its Walkman cousins, the T715 delivers sound with clarity. However, it did not inherit any advanced audio features such playlist options and one-click playback.

The 3.2 Megapixel camera is definitely no Cybershot, but offers good quality with great options such as: burst-shoot, video, and panoramic modes. Unlike Cybershot handsets, it has no flash.

T715 Pink Angled

Upon downloading the images to your computer, you’ll notice a clear discrepancy between the on-screen and handset screen image. On-screen, you’ll find clear pixilation and poor lighting in need of adjustment and manipulation.

Connectivity and Battery Life

The T715’s comes with a pleasant surprise: a 3G network connection. Such a fact adds a great plus on the T715’s margin. You can download from and browse the Internet with ease and speed. We found Google Maps tucked away in the menus, which is a great plus for anyone on the move. On the other hand, the T715 handset lacks Wi-Fi connectivity.

Battery life is excellent averaging between 3-4 days. If you’re a multimedia buff, expect to recharge your handset on a daily basis.

What We Liked

We liked the Sony Ericsson T715 for its 3.2 Megapixel camera, Google Maps, sophisticated design, and 3G connectivity.

What We Disliked

We disliked the Sony Ericsson’s T715s basic performance multimedia and camera features and lack of Wi-Fi integration.

Our Final Verdict

The Sony Ericsson T715 is an affordable handset that can be purchased a mid-way solution between the Walkman and Cybershot lines. Its solid, sophisticated design makes a great choice for someone looking for quality features and a chic look and feel.

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General

Form Factor Slider
Dimensions 91.5 x 48 x 14.9 (mm)
Talk Time 240 mins
Standby Time 350 hours
Weight 96 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 3.20 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Internal Memory 90MB
Memory Card Type microSD™

Messaging

Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 262,144 colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
EDGE Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Sony Ericsson T715 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Slider
Dimensions 91.5 x 48 x 14.9 (mm)
Talk Time 240 mins
Standby Time 350 hours
Weight 96 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 3.20 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Internal Memory 90MB
Memory Card Type microSD™

Messaging

Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 262,144 colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
EDGE Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

User Comments

I love the features included for this T715, the price was within my budget and overall I'm pleased I went for this phone…

T.F submitted on 22 October 2009

this is just uber cool. I loved using google maps, very useful when ur on the road looking 4 an address

Jordan A. submitted on 16 October 2009
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Images of the Sony Ericsson T715

Sony Ericsson T715 Silver Front
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T715 Silver Angled
T715 Pink Angled

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