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    Nokia 3650 vs Sony Ericsson P800 Review
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: September 2nd, 2003
    SLRating:Nokia 3650 SLRating: 9.5/10
    SLRating: Sony Ericsson P800 SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: Mobile Phone technology moves on at a fast rate, most come with cameras and some with video, SLCentral compared the latest heavyweights from Nokia and Sony Ericsson. Which one is worth your money, Is it better to go with the cheaper 3650, Or is it wiser to spend the extra cash and grab the P800? Read on to find out in our official review.....

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    Design (Sony Ericsson P800)

    The Sony Ericsson P800 really has a incredible design. It's sleek, cool, and even sexy! On the downside, however, it is heavy, even heavier then the 3650!

    The P800 is a flip phone, but then again, it isn't. How you ask? Well, the keys flip down, revealing a bigger screen, instead of a plastic piece flipping up to reveal the keys and screen. Strange, isn't it? Despite it's strangeness, it's pretty darn cool. The keys are revealed at all times unless they are flipped down to reveal the bigger screen. Luckily, the keys automatically lock after a few seconds to prevent you from accidentally dialing when the phone is in your pocket.

    Another view of the Ericsson P800

    Unfortunately, the phone is heavy and wide. While it isn't as tall as the 3650, it's about a centimeter wider, and much heavier. While it is manageable, people that I showed the phone to complained quite a bit about its size/weight. You do have to consider, however, the fact that it combines a PDA and a cell phone. Carrying a PDA and cell phone separately would most likely weigh more then the phone alone.

    On the front of the phone, you'll find the keypad, which flips down to reveal a huge, 65K color screen. The screen looks great: the colors are crisp and easy to read. It's an awesome screen that's just great for a Smartphone.

    The Ericsson P800

    On the left side of the phone, you'll find the rocker switch, as well as the power button, IR/Bluetooth port, and finally, a headset jack.

    On the right side of the phone, you'll find the Memory Stick slot, a internet shortcut button, as well as a camera shortcut button. The Memory Stick included is smaller then the standard memory sticks, about half the size of a normal one. Protecting the memory stick slot is the stylus, which can be easily removed and replaced. The stylus is pretty cheaply made, and is flimsy. Nevertheless, it does the trick.

    On the bottom, you'll find the power port, as well as the Sony headset port. Why is there two headset ports, you ask? Well, the bottom one is a non-standard port, and only works with Sony Ericsson branded headsets. In case you didn't buy a Sony Ericsson one, they've included the standard one, like I said above.

    On the back of the P800, you'll find the very cool camera lens to take pictures with your phone. Nothing else on the back besides the battery under the cover (of course), as well as the SIM card.

    The Ericsson P800 controls

    Overall, the P800 was designed very well. There were no significant problems, and the only true problem of the design was the flimsy stylus. Great job, Sony!

    Winner: P800

    I have to give credit to the P800 on this category. Despite its slightly heavier weight, it has a nicer design, with it's cool flip, huge screen, and easy access to the memory stick. It was a close call, though. The Nokia 3650 was also designed very nicely.


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    1. Introduction
    2. 3650 design
    3. P800 Design
    4. 3650 Features
    5. P800 Features
    6. 3650 Operating System
    7. P800 Operating System
    8. Camera Performance
    9. Conclusions

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