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Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot: Budget Snappers are Hot

Monday, July 27th, 2009
S312When it comes to low-priced snappers, only two brands stand out immensely: Nokia and Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson is the classier choice, given that Nokia is more known for budget mobile phones, period.
 
Anyway, Sony Ericsson seems to have mastered the art of installing quality CMOS sensors in low-budget phones. A case in point would of course be our feature mobile phone for today, the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot phone.
 
What’s hot with the SE Snapper
Dubbed the Snapper, the SE S312 shares the same camera quality as its older but more feature-packed cousins, the SE k700 and SE k750i. From the J-series of phones from SE, the Snapper appears to be the perfect amalgam of snazzy optics in a generally low budget phone. No WLAN capabilities but they do have USB installed, and that’s already a plus. You have good old USB 1.0 for file synchronizing with your PC.
 
Multimedia
Sony-Ericsson-S312-SnapshotsAnother good thing about the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot is that it combines bare-bones features to create a good combination of “can do” features. This is how it works: SE takes the most common file formats usable for low-end phones and lumps them together. See their sound format support: polyphonic ringing tones, MP3 and AAC ringing tones. You can also make use of a signature composer (note & instrument based) for your ringtones.
 
Call features
Of course, they’ve included a loudspeaker. Though some user reviews state that the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot’s loudspeaker is a bit rough in handling music, we’re guessing you just have to adjust the volume a bit. 
 
The Sony Ericsson phonebook can also handle independent 1000 phonebook entries, with Photo Calling feature enabled as well. Call records can store up to 30 different numbers (dialled, missed & received).
 
Networking

The phone operates with Quadband GSM at frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 megahertz, with GPRS/EDGE access for the Web. Browsing is handled by WAP 2.0.

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Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot: Trusty & Compact Snapper from SE

Sunday, July 12th, 2009
Sony-Ericsson-S312-Snapshot-RedFinding a budget snapper can be a chore, especially if you dislike older snappers from other brands like Nokia. It’s a good thing that Sony Ericsson was able to release the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot in December of 2008.
 
While the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot does not have the same finesse as the Cybershot phones like the SE k750i sand SE k800 Cybershot, it’s still a good buy because they’ve included a CMOS sensor that’s at least as good as the k750i’s own CMOS sensor.
 
Networking
S312-SnapshotThe Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot does have net access. The Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot operates in the following Quadband GSM frequencies: 850/900/1800/1900 megahertz. You can connect to the Internet via GPRS/EDGE connectivity. No GPS/A-GPS either. Look elsewhere if you want geo-tagging and social location features.
 
Dimensions & display
The Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot measures a slim 101 mm x 46 mm x 12 mm and weighs a very light 72 grams. The display is plain LCD with TFT, capable of displaying 256,000 colours (QVGA resolution).
 
The display is 2.0 inches in its entirety and can show a 176 pixels x 220 pixels. This kind of display is fit only for animated wallpapers, colours wallpapers, operator logos, and other low-end entertainment for phones like the Snapshot.
 
Storage & camera
The Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot has a 2.0 megapixel camera and is capable of taking still shots as well as videos. Photos and videos can be taken in high resolution at 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels. The camera has also been equipped by Sony Ericsson with a powerful LED flash (we’re guessing that’s two LED flashes bound into one flash mechanism).
 

Internal memory for the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot is only 20 megabytes, so make sure you buy extra storage. The Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot has a card slot for easy memory expansion. The phone can support up to 4 gigabytes of extra memory at any one time.

Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot: Photo-Snapping for Mobile Lifestyles

Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Sony-Ericsson-S312-Snapshot-RedWith the recession in tow, people are turning more and more to budget mobile phones equipped with some of the features they love.
Sony Ericsson might not have the Holy Grail when it comes to cameras, but their Cybershot series has been a success and they’re giving the people a chance to experience the same quality optics in lower-priced versions of the mobile phones.
 
The S312 Snapshot: low-end but snazzy optics
We have to be honest here; the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot is indeed a low-end phone. If you were looking for a touchscreen UI, WLAN access and UMA functionality, look elsewhere.
 
S312-SnapshotThe Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot is comparable to the Nokia 5030 Xpress Radio: not many features, but still lovable. Anyway, like low-budget Casio digital cameras, you pick just 1 best feature and with the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot, you get a good camera.
 
The cam’s not bad either; you get a 2.0 megapixel CMOS sensor and a bright LED flash. In addition, with our experience with SE flashes, you’re sure to take brilliant still photos even in pitch-dark lighting conditions.
 
Memory
Since the Sony Ericsson S312 Snapshot is a low-end phone, the device can only handle a low amount of extra storage. But it’s still a good choice, because earlier snappers from Sony Ericsson didn’t even have extra storage options. You were stuck with 12 megabytes of memory and a clumsy USB 1.0 wire for PC transfers. Moreover, the photos were grainy.
 
S312We’re seeing some phantoms of some bad choices SE made with their past handsets (the Sony Ericsson k750i only has a few megabytes in its internal storage, as well, as 64 megabytes in its free Memory Stick Duo) manifesting with this device. For one, the onboard storage is only 20 megabytes.
 

We know you’re unhappy, so better buy a Memory Stick Micro (M2) to expand your phone’s memory capacity. For the good news: standard talk time for the Sony Ericsson S312 is 7 hours, more than what the Hyundai MB 910 can handle (3 hours).

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