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Sony Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot review

8.5/10 AVG.
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8.5/10
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The Sony Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 240 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

Undoubtedly, K800 is an exciting phone to have and use. The feature packed 3G handset would become a market hit and it would develop a strong fan base of people who do not consider the size of their mobile phone that important. The superb display and the high-level still camera functionality are som...

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Sony released the Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot on November 1, 2006.



Sony backs up the Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Sony Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

Ericsson K790 Cyber-shot Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.72 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm (4.1 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 115 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
Yes (Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, Red-eye reduction
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps MusicDJ, VideoDJ
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson K790a, K800

Includes built-in FM radio, MegaBass stereo speakers.
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A camera phone that still has its flaws

Undoubtedly, K800 is an exciting phone to have and use. The feature packed 3G handset would become a market hit and it would develop a strong fan base of people who do not consider the size of their mobile phone that important. The superb display and the high-level still camera functionality are...More

Undoubtedly, K800 is an exciting phone to have and use. The feature packed 3G handset would become a market hit and it would develop a strong fan base of people who do not consider the size of their mobile phone that important. The superb display and the high-level still camera functionality are something that many men would fall for. We look forward to see more on how the mobile phone will find its place on the market.

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User Reviews


Good, solid phone

I bought this phone about 2 years ago and it has been working great ever since then. pros: camera is sweet, with flash and zoom. music player is good, although headphone port isn't universal. can talk on phone through headphones that come with. can make cool picture backgrounds and music. speaker is g...More
I bought this phone about 2 years ago and it has been working great ever since then. pros: camera is sweet, with flash and zoom. music player is good, although headphone port isn't universal. can talk on phone through headphones that come with. can make cool picture backgrounds and music. speaker is good.battery life is long. cons: some minor cons are, it is a little bulky, which is why i am getting a new phone. Also comes with little memory, so forces you to buy a card to store more. i go to music player lots by accident after calls because same button as hang up. Also sometimes camera images come out dark. Overall a good phone and have had no major problems. Less
Yahoo

Great Phone

from Yahoo
Pro: best phone Ive ever had Con: memory stick problems I used to use nokia phones before but I changed my mind and got a sony ericsson about 2 years ago Im really happy using this phone. I download music and listen to it or I open the radio and listen to it. The quality of the pictures are just lik...More
Pro: best phone Ive ever had Con: memory stick problems I used to use nokia phones before but I changed my mind and got a sony ericsson about 2 years ago Im really happy using this phone. I download music and listen to it or I open the radio and listen to it. The quality of the pictures are just like taken with a camera. This was what I want :) I only had a memory stick problem once and I think I got virus through my memory card. Less
Yahoo

i like this phone !

from Yahoo
Pro: ngoclong Con: ngoclong i like this phone.iwant to have it but i dont have enought money...wow.sale off this product ? :)

Great overall but few improvements needed

so i bought this phone 3wks ago - overall its one of the best phones u can buy ... amazing camera and camera features, awesome music player, bluetooth and everything the cons: the speaker that is used for playing music is super loud (which is good) but the speaker that us used while talking on the pho...More
so i bought this phone 3wks ago - overall its one of the best phones u can buy ... amazing camera and camera features, awesome music player, bluetooth and everything the cons: the speaker that is used for playing music is super loud (which is good) but the speaker that us used while talking on the phone is very low ..idk why sony would use two different speakers - or at least have the users have the option of selecting which speaker to use... another thing is it seems as if the camera lens cover could become loose in the near future Less
Phonedog

Worst Support Ever!!!

from Phonedog
Pro: Con: Using experience: 6 months I bought a K790 last year. After 6 months of owning this phone it suddenly stopped working one day. The screen would flash on and off and nothing seems to work. I sent it to Sony Ericsson to fix it and they sent it back to me saying it's water damaged even th...More
Pro: Con: Using experience: 6 months I bought a K790 last year. After 6 months of owning this phone it suddenly stopped working one day. The screen would flash on and off and nothing seems to work. I sent it to Sony Ericsson to fix it and they sent it back to me saying it's water damaged even though I'm 100% sure it didn't touch water anywhere. The white strip inside the phone is still white. They claimed it could be humidity from the air that caused corrosion. How bad is this phone's design that it can be damaged from humidity??? That's just ridiculous. So now my phone is dead and they won't fix it. They wasted my time trying to call them and sending them the phone. Very rude service reps too. Worst customer support ever!!! Less
Best phone i have ever used. I liked it more that the W810 and W580.
eBay

excellent phone easily managed

from eBay
the 3.2 gega pixel camera is fantastic and all the menus are easily accessable i didnt really like them at first but after borrowing one for a couple of days got really attached to it
eBay

Best phone I have ever owned

from eBay
Love camera, ease of use - dislike annoyng place wheer the WAP key is but its not enough to put me off - i have had 3 of these phones now I love it
eBay

K800i Phone

from eBay
The phone description was exactly as stated in the listing. Phone was in very good condition and I love using it. Unlocked it and debranded it myself which was an even better achievement I felt. I decided to buy it as I needed an upgrade to my old Nokia. No regrets, good buy!
eBay

Sony Ericsson K800i Mobile Phone

from eBay
This phone is very reliable and had no problems with it so far and have had it for a year now. excelent camera 3.2 megapixel and cyber shot. video is not as good quality as the camera but still good. with a memory card in you can store loads of songs, pics,and many more in the phone. the size of the ph...More
This phone is very reliable and had no problems with it so far and have had it for a year now. excelent camera 3.2 megapixel and cyber shot. video is not as good quality as the camera but still good. with a memory card in you can store loads of songs, pics,and many more in the phone. the size of the phone is not too big. sound is loud on it. very highly recommended for the money. Less
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