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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.....

    Nokia 3650: Find the lowest price for this product
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    Operating System (P800)

    The P800 uses the Symbian 70 OS, but Sony modifies it quite a bit to make it almost "Sony Branded" Itís pretty hard to use, but once you get used to it, itís fine.

    Shall we take a runthrough?

    With the flip closed, youíll see five different shortcut icons. Defaults are: Messages, Phonebook, Calls List, Calender, and Applications (brings you to a list of all the applications). You can use the Jog Dial wheel on the left side of the phone to select one, and you can do most things with the flip closed. However, opening up the flip brings you to the heart of the P800.

    Once the flip is opened, the P800 goes directly to the applications list, letting you go to various programs on the phone, much like the Start Menu in Windows.

    The Ericsson P800 Applications

    Iíll do a run-through of each program on the phone:

    The first option is Communicam, which is obviously the digital camera on the phone, Iíll go into the quality of this later.

    Next is Pictures, where you can view pictures stored on the phone, including ones taken by the Communicam.

    Video is next. You can upload videos from your PC onto the P800 and view them here.

    Audio is after Video. You can play MP3s, WAVís, WMAís, MIDIís, etc.

    Internet is next. I did not have internet on my plan, so I couldnít use this, but it uses a WAP 2.0 browser.

    Messages is next, Opening this will bring you to a choice of various "mailboxes," SMS, MMS, PCSLCentral (from my PC), Area Info (no idea what this is), Auto Setup (also no idea), and beamed. Pretty easy to use in this section.

    Contacts is next. You can view your contacts, add contacts (easier to do in Outlook, though), add pictures to contacts, view contacts, e-mail contacts, etc. etc.

    The next menu is Phone. Clicking this will bring you to Speed Dial selections, as well as options to change rings, Voice Control, Flight Mode (use the phone in places where phones are forbidden), Locks, Handsfree, forwarding, call waiting, blocked callers, Voice Mail, GSM, and Calling Cards. WowÖ

    The Ericsson P800

    Calander is up next. The calendar, in my opinion, is much better then the 3650 for a professional user. Itís layout is easier, itís easier to add appointments, and itís just overall nicer.

    The Ericsson P800 Calender

    Tasks is the next menu. It can sync with Outlook.

    Jotter is next. Itís a great place to jot a note down quickly. Its also really easy to use.

    Next is voice memo. Record your own voice memos easily here.

    Calculator is next. Also easy to use, very simple.

    Time is the next option. You can view the time here, as well as another time zone around the world. Not really sure what the point is of this menuÖ

    Viewer is the next program. You can view any document on your phone here.

    I was unable to test out the next menu, Remote Sync.

    Control Panel is next. You can do various things here. Youíll find Certificate Manager, Display, Flip Closed Shortcuts, Flip Removed, Fomat Disk, Language Selection, Master Reset, Storage Manager, System Sounds, Text Input, User Greeting, and WIM PIN Settings. Wow.

    Lastly, youíll find the GPRS data log, which tells you how much data has been sent/received via GPRS.

    When the flip is open, there are 6 different shortcut icons on top. They are messages, phone book, Phone, Calendar, Internet, and Applications.

    I have to admit that I thought that the 3650 has a better interface. It was easier to use, and in my opinion, much better.

    Winner: 3650

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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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