My New Hand Phone

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | Published in


I've just bought myself a new hand phone. So I would like to blog about it today. Now, for those of you who are waiting to read where my friend and I went for our next dining in Shangri-La Hotel (read my previous post if you are clueless), I apologize as I have to put that post on hold.

My old Sony Ericsson K750i had problems taking nice photos which I wanted to upload to my blog. Besides, I was getting really irritated with its joystick which get spoilt easily. I have changed the joystick twice before and each time, it worked nicely for about six months before it started to give me problems.

SE K750i

So for my next phone, I was looking for a good camera phone which can take decent pictures. I know I should get a real camera instead, but I hated the idea of carrying too many things while on the go. Since I carry my handphone wherever I go, a camera handphone would be ideal.

Also, I would never again choose a phone with joystick . No way! A navigation button would be perfect and would not give me problems a joystick would.

The question was, with all the brands out there, which camera phone to choose from? Well, it was not that difficult for me to decide. You see, I only go for Sony Ericsson phones. In my opinion, Sony Ericsson is better than Nokia and Samsung. You can say I'm a big fan and loyalist of Sony Ericsson.

So what is the best Sony Ericsson camera phone in the market right now? I don't know what that will be two months from now, but at the moment it is none other than SE C902.

Take a look at the C902. Doesn't it look good?

It has 8 touch sensitive camera shortcuts that I like! Although the touch screen at the sides may make the main screen appears a little smaller, it is still bigger than my previous K750i.

OK, perhaps it does not have the trendiest of style, but I'm already very satisfied with the phone. It's very sturdily built and has a very good quality feel about it. No need to be so trendy for me.

Anyway, it's a cool phone as I heard that James Bond is using the C902 handphone in the latest Bond movie "Quantum Of Solace". Cannot be that bad, yes?

I also like the way you slide the phone open to reveal the camera lens. Looks very impressive to me! And it comes with 5 megapixel so the photos taken turn out to be quite good, I should say. Of course you can't compare it to a proper camera, but as camera phone, I think this is one of the best if not the best!

Note: The above photos of C902 were taken from

The photos of my buffet at Shangri-La in my previous post were taken with this handphone. Here are more photos of Shangri-La taken with the C902.

The lobby at Shangri-La Hotel KL. Don't this remind you of the Beijing Olympic torch?

The garden maze at Shangri-La.

Another photo of the garden.

The view of the hotel lounge from the 1st floor.

The C902 can store up to 1,000 contacts and 7,000 phone numbers which is more than enough for me. And the good thing is you can create a back up of all your contacts by saving in its incredible 8GB memory card. (By the way, the memory card does not come together with the phone - you've got to buy it separately)

I find the phonebook absolutely user friendly. When you want to call someone and you just key in part of the number, the phone will list out all possible contacts with part of the numbers you just keyed in.

As for texting or sms, I love it to bits! The T9 dictionary is excellent to use, with the prediction of the word you are likely to use suggested to you before you type the next word.

As for the battery, it can last for up to 4 days with general use. This to me, is considered a very good battery performance.

Oh, if you want to use this phone as your MP3 player, you will be pleased to know that music from this phone is of very good quality! And with 8GB memory card, you can store thousands and thousands of your favourite songs! Simply smashing!

There are however, a few downsides for this phone. Firstly, there is no GPS which is funny because it has Google Maps. Guess you would have to get an external GPS. Secondly, there is also no WLAN support for this phone. Thirdly, the camera does not seem to work very well in poorly lit conditions.

But overall, it's a great phone to me at least, because it fulfilled my criteria of a good camera handphone, with no joystick, but with excellent phonebook and sms features, and excellent music player too.

For those of you who can't wait to find out where my friend and I went for our next dining at Shangri-La, don't miss my next post coming right up!

(39) Comments

  1. eiling lim said...

    Looks like a good phone and you're probably a Sony Ericsson loyal user. The photos are nice too. So how much is the price? So is Lafite next?

    October 8, 2008 at 8:49 AM
  2. eastcoastlife said...

    Lovely photos taken with your camera phone. I have yet to upload the photos taken by my new LG Secret. :)

    Nice review, you got to get a free new phone from Sony Ericsson.

    October 8, 2008 at 9:16 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Here in the US, we don't have much choice in mobile phones. We only get to choose from the ones our provider offers. Too bad.

    October 8, 2008 at 9:22 AM
  4. Anonymous

    I know Sony has great MP3 sound system...heard it on a friend's Sony phone. I like the garden maze..did you go around it?? Hhehe :)

    October 8, 2008 at 10:08 AM
  5. foongpc said...

    eiling, I paid RM1,550 for the phone. If willing to wait for a few months, may come down more. But couldn't wait cos could no longer use the joystick in my K750i. Oh, if get AP phone, much cheaper at RM1,200 but I support original phone : )
    Wait for my next post for where we dine at next! ; )

    October 8, 2008 at 10:43 AM
  6. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife,thanks! Oh pls upload all your photos taken on your LG Secret onto your blog!
    Yeah, SE should give me a free phone for this free review, right? : )

    October 8, 2008 at 10:46 AM
  7. Anonymous

    Not a Sony Ericsson fan...the only thing good about it is the sound...that's it...

    October 8, 2008 at 10:48 AM
  8. foongpc said...

    babette, really? I would have thought there'll be more choices in the US.

    my bug life, yes SE phones have really good sound system. That's why I'm storing all my favourite songs in my handphone!
    The garden maze is nice to look at, isn't it? I didn't walk around it cos I would probably not find my way out! LOL

    October 8, 2008 at 10:51 AM
  9. foongpc said...

    gallivanter, which is your favourite brand for handphones then?

    October 8, 2008 at 10:52 AM
  10. lina said...

    nice photos.

    I'm looking for a new handphone too, but I find it hard to stray away from Nokia. :D

    RM1,555 - not bad.

    October 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM
  11. day-dreamer said...

    Wheee... me SE fan too! Hehe. I'm looking forward to the launch of the C905 - 8.1 MP the camera... it's like, OMG! :O

    October 8, 2008 at 6:42 PM
  12. Anonymous

    I am not too much into handphones. The one I use is a cheap one and if I am not mistaken, no longer out in the market liao.

    October 8, 2008 at 6:43 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    lina, thanks. Go get your Nokia then : )

    day-dreamer, i was planning to wait for the C905 but could not wait any longer cos the joystick on my K750i could no longer be used.

    jam, I'm not really into handphones too, and I don't really go for the latest one, but it's time I change to a new one becoz I can't survive without a handphone. I carry one wherever I go! : )

    October 9, 2008 at 12:47 AM
  14. Anonymous

    Those pictures are actually of really good quality! And yeah, I hate those little joysticks on phones too. I had one a long time ago and I couldn't stand it!

    October 9, 2008 at 5:08 AM
  15. Monica said...

    yeah, I agree with you; Sony Ericsson should give you a free phone! :-D

    October 9, 2008 at 7:48 AM
  16. Anonymous

    The shape and design have the hint of elegance...I like it however I haven't plan to buy a new hP n don't think of sony erikson...

    October 9, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  17. foongpc said...

    missmall, wonder whose bright idea to have joystick on phones? I hate it too!

    monica, haha! They should, shouldn't they?

    elvinado, do give Sony Ericsson a chance next time you buy a new handphone : )

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 AM
  18. Anonymous

    Oh nice phone. I used to love SE phones too, but now eying Apple iPhone! :)

    October 9, 2008 at 3:55 PM
  19. Anonymous

    hmm rm1.55k is a bit steep for me.. perhaps i wait another half a year :D
    psst.. my curent phone no camera..pathetic eh..

    October 9, 2008 at 10:04 PM
  20. Johnny Ong said...

    the resolution is really good for this camera

    October 9, 2008 at 10:45 PM
  21. foongpc said...

    neo, go get your Apple iPhone then. Me very satisfied with my SE C902 already : )

    cbenc12, if you carry a camera with you, then no need camera handphone. But if not, then you must get one like this C902. Oh, yes, wait for another half a year, and it'll definitely be cheaper : )

    johnny ong, you can say that again! : )

    October 9, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    oh my I love that phone. Really makes me want to get a new phone with a camera. I had a razor that I loved and took pictures but nothing like that. very cute.

    October 10, 2008 at 7:55 AM
  23. foongpc said...

    Go get the C902. It's very handy if you don't want to carry a camera everywhere you go : )

    October 11, 2008 at 12:00 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    It looks like that phone has a great camera huh! 5MP is really something you know. Now, you can ditch you old camera already. Ha =)

    October 12, 2008 at 2:12 AM
  25. foongpc said...

    yes, tekkaus. Can ditch my old phone and camera : )

    October 12, 2008 at 2:17 AM
  26. Faisal Admar said...

    i need iphone or blackberry! but they are damn pricey =(

    October 16, 2008 at 1:33 AM
  27. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, they are pricey alrite! At the moment, my SE phone serves me just fine : )

    October 16, 2008 at 11:17 PM
  28. Unknown said...

    wow, the pics from yr new phone looks good. :)

    October 23, 2008 at 12:41 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    Thanks, quachee! Yes, I'm pretty satisfied with this phone. No regrets buying it! : )

    October 24, 2008 at 2:36 AM
  30. Free Online Movie Streams said...

    Nice phone... But i prefer nokia phones

    December 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM
  31. Who Is the Best Web Host said...

    Nice looking phone. But where I live, Nokia is more popular than Sony Ericsson.

    January 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
  32. Free Samples said...

    yeah. id prefer Nokia too

    January 11, 2010 at 5:07 AM
  33. Orkut said...

    I myselft was a sonyericsson loyal user.. but after my 2nd cell(k550i) I want to shift to nokia or other like HTC.. of perhaps blackberry.

    January 14, 2010 at 6:44 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    free online movie streams, well to each his own : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:04 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    who is the best web host, yeah a lot of people like Nokia : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    free samples, lots of people like Nokia : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    orkut, well, a blackberry definitely is good! : )

    January 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM
  38. scraps for orkut said...

    the quality of Sony Ericsson phones gone down, so it is recommended to use samsung or nokia phones

    March 22, 2010 at 4:49 AM
  39. Caroline said...

    LOL! noe wat? thats my previous phone. :)

    March 22, 2010 at 7:15 PM