Sony Ericsson K770 Review – Solid Mid-Range Camera Mobile

Sony Ericsson K770 Review: Released in 2007, the Sony Ericsson K770 could be considered the successor to the Sony Ericsson K750 (released in 2005). The K750i was a well-received mobile, with its top-range imaging capabilities and memory card support giving it some nice advantages in the market. But over two years had passed since these releases, and by then the top-end camera phone was replaced with the K800 (and then K850).

So, the Sony Ericsson K770 slips slightly back into the mid-range, where a growing number of phones sat. It offered some great cost advantages over the more expensive models, but also compromised in terms of specification. However, compared to the older K750, it was improved in virtually every aspect from design, camera and screen quality and also software. All this while coming in at a cheaper price – that was the beauty of the progression of technology in the mobile market.

Full specifications here.

This phone was a popular mid-range choice, featuring one of the better cameras. The design influenced other models in different families such as the Sony Ericsson G700. With imaging catching up on other phones, the Cyber-Shot branding was less strong, and the K-series ended up combining with the C-series of phones.

Sony Ericsson K770 Review Pros:

  • The phone was of excellent build quality – a metallic look was more durable than the Sony Ericsson K800. The popular active slide for the camera was maintained, which made it easy to open the camera application and also provided protection.
  • Screen size increased marginally to 1.9 inches, but the more notable upgrade was the resolution of the screen to 240 x 320 pixels, making it much better for photos.
  • The cameras were upgraded: not only the rear one which was 3.15MP but now there was a front-facing camera for video calling.
  • The Walkman-style MP3 player software was included on this phone, while no dedicated music keys there was support for audio over Bluetooth.

Sony Ericsson K770 Review Cons: 

  • Screen size was still a tad small. With a very large screen surround, a much larger screen was used – but perhaps declined to offer some distance between this phone and the K850.
  • Despite an increase in camera resolution, video recording still took place at a very low resolution and not much use outside of the phone. The camera was actually inferior to the older K800, which had a better Xenon flash.
  • Just 16MB of memory was included onboard the phone, which necessitated getting an external memory card almost straight away.

Current Pricing and Future Prospects: 

This was a nice-looking example of a Sony Ericsson phone. Small and compact, it may still have some use today and as such be of interest to collectors although there is no real premium value attached to it as yet.

Where can I get one?

Both Ebay and Amazon have second-hand and refurbished models.

Interested in more phones? See a list of phones I own here.

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