Sony Ericsson Z525a

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Specs summary

Screen
No

The Sony Ericsson Z525a's screen is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
16 MB

Internal memory is 16 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 270 minutes (2G).



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No reception

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This phone is horrible and has no reception, brakes easily, I went in to get my 3rd phone repaired and they told me better to save my money because it is a poor quality phone. I dont think this phone is even worth one star
This phone is horrible and has no reception, brakes easily, I went in to get my 3rd phone repaired and they told me better to save my money because it is a poor quality phone. I dont think this phone is even worth one star Less
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Display blanks out

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Most people have covered the pros and cons of this phone in their reviews, I just wanted to add that this is the third time I've had to replace this exact phone and model due to the screen blanking out. It goes all white and while the phone still functions, you cannot see anything happening on the... More
Most people have covered the pros and cons of this phone in their reviews, I just wanted to add that this is the third time I've had to replace this exact phone and model due to the screen blanking out. It goes all white and while the phone still functions, you cannot see anything happening on the screen so no texting and you can't make a call unless you have the person's number memorized (and who does since the advent of the contacts list!) Would not recommend this phone at all. Needless to say I'm getting a different brand this time. Less
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Best basic phone I have ever had

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Stumbled here on the email Amazon sent about phones etc. Anyway I was surprised to find that they still offer this phone, what with all the changes they pretend to make. Having said that its clear to me from the comments, you either get a lemon or or a phone built like a tank. I got a tank. A tank... More
Stumbled here on the email Amazon sent about phones etc. Anyway I was surprised to find that they still offer this phone, what with all the changes they pretend to make. Having said that its clear to me from the comments, you either get a lemon or or a phone built like a tank. I got a tank. A tank that has all rights to die and doesn't. Where I am currently, in a jungle forest on a mountain in the Caribbean, everything dies including people occasionally. Somehow through it all this phone journey's on. If you could see it you would not touch it. All markings are worn off. Dirt and debris including moisture fill every nook and cranny even under the screens. I know things are living in there. When they made me take the battery out in the airport one time they stepped back. How this thing continues to keep going I have no clue. It has been dropped on construction sites, sat through thunder storms and 100% humidity on a daily basis. We won't even talk about the salt residue such that I can't even read the screen half the time. Yet it keeps on going. You have probably figured out by now I simply need a phone that makes and receives calls and continues to charge. This one does it. One bonus and a most important one here is I can manually select, under settings and connectivity, which carrier I want to use when several are available. What? Different islands have different carriers with different signal strengths. If you don't pay attention, and most people don't, a stronger signal takes over your phone and you end up with a $200 phone call. Emergency boat phone or British telecom will nick you for $3.99 a minute. So in conclusion if you want a phone to make and receive calls, decent battery life, something you can drop and sit on, this is the phone for you. Better still it comes with a Tarzan ring tone!!!!! Less
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Don't waste your time or money

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I have earned the right to give this phone 1 star, being that I have bought 2 in the past 3 years. As of Thursday night the 2nd one died and I don't even want to get it fixed. I am convinced that this model (and maybe brand)is not of good quality. The screen went out on my first phone. My 2nd phone... More
I have earned the right to give this phone 1 star, being that I have bought 2 in the past 3 years. As of Thursday night the 2nd one died and I don't even want to get it fixed. I am convinced that this model (and maybe brand)is not of good quality. The screen went out on my first phone. My 2nd phone did the same thing so I had it repaired (for free because I only had it for 3 months). Then 7 months later the phone would shut off with no notice with a charged battery. That went on for 3 months until the other night when the screen lit up but it was BLANK!!!!! I will never buy another Sony Ericsson AGAIN. Right now I have my eye on the LG VU. Less
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Was ok for a little while

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I got this phone from AT&T's store almost two years ago. It worked wonderfully and I loved it until just a couple weeks ago. I have read about it and almost everyone else who has gotten this phone had the same problem. The internal screen just stays completely white and won't change and the external... More
I got this phone from AT&T's store almost two years ago. It worked wonderfully and I loved it until just a couple weeks ago. I have read about it and almost everyone else who has gotten this phone had the same problem. The internal screen just stays completely white and won't change and the external is completely blue. They just won't change. The phone still works, you just can't see what you're doing. Overall, I would not recommend this phone if you are under a 2-year contract Less
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If you enjoy using your cell phone- don't buy this one!

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I have had this phone for 2 years (stuck in a contract) and it is the worst phone I have ever had. I replaced the phone prior to the 30 days thinking I got a bad phone but the same problems occured with the new phone as well. I will never purchase a Sony Ericsson phone again. I have had the most... More
I have had this phone for 2 years (stuck in a contract) and it is the worst phone I have ever had. I replaced the phone prior to the 30 days thinking I got a bad phone but the same problems occured with the new phone as well. I will never purchase a Sony Ericsson phone again. I have had the most dropped calls with this phone. The phone will lock or freeze in the middle of calls and I have to take out the battery and restart the phone- and my conversation. Sometimes after doing this the phone still doesn't work. It likes to take pictures when it is in my pocket or in my purse. It also doesn't always want to turn on or off. I have to hold down the button multiple times before it will even think about turning off/on. I would not recommend this phone to anyone. Less
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Had phone for over 1 1/2 years

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When we got our service plan we got two of these phones. For the most part they worked just fine. The battery life is a bit low but we never did a lot of talking on it so we could always charge it over night. One of the phones just started not charging a few months ago so we had to get something dif... More
When we got our service plan we got two of these phones. For the most part they worked just fine. The battery life is a bit low but we never did a lot of talking on it so we could always charge it over night. One of the phones just started not charging a few months ago so we had to get something different. I've always used a protective case on mine so the screen has not been touched and it looks good even after so much time and going everywhere. I do not like the PTT button like many other users, but since it isn't activated it doesn't really bother me. My favorite part of this phone is the alarm, it is really easy to set, and will go off until you turn it off, which is great for forcing me out of bed in the morning. When our contract is up, we will probably switch to something completely different, but it has been a good reliable phone for the most part. Less
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HORRIBLE - won't work very long!

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In less than 2 years, between my husband and myself we went through 5 of these phones. Moisture would get it and corrode or the display would have lines all through it or be completely blank. When it worked it was wonderful, but it only lasted a few months each time. We were very happy when we co... More
In less than 2 years, between my husband and myself we went through 5 of these phones. Moisture would get it and corrode or the display would have lines all through it or be completely blank. When it worked it was wonderful, but it only lasted a few months each time. We were very happy when we could FINALLY "upgrade" to a different phone (we still had to pay some to "upgrade") Less
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Pretty decent phone, a few flaws

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I've used this phone for about 2 years now. It's fairly stolid. I haven't broken it yet. In terms of functionality, I could only wish it could send DTMF tones while in a call from the phonebook. The biggest annoyance about this phone is the camera button on the side; this location causes occasional... More
I've used this phone for about 2 years now. It's fairly stolid. I haven't broken it yet. In terms of functionality, I could only wish it could send DTMF tones while in a call from the phonebook. The biggest annoyance about this phone is the camera button on the side; this location causes occasional random picture taking when the phone is kept in purses or pockets where the side camera button is easily triggered. The other +/-side button also sometimes causes problems (it can also be used to forward calls you don't want to pick up to voicemail when pressed and held while it's ringing). The problem is that sometimes when I try to answer a call I want to pick up, I accidentally trigger voicemail forwarding... The upside of the side +/- button is that I use it daily as an alarm snooze and it also controls call volume easily during calls. Less
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Wouldn't recomend to my friends

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This phone has always had very clear calls, but that's really the only good thing I can say about it. The PTT button is in a very bad place. I am always hitting it. The display keeps going out. It likes to shut off on it's own sometimes and freezes quite often. My sister had the same phone and... More
This phone has always had very clear calls, but that's really the only good thing I can say about it. The PTT button is in a very bad place. I am always hitting it. The display keeps going out. It likes to shut off on it's own sometimes and freezes quite often. My sister had the same phone and had the same problems. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 19, 2006
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
16 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.48 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Silver with blue accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.3 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
(3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 94 grams
(3.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 4k
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters up to 1 minutes
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson Z525, Sony Ericsson Z520a

Sony Ericsson Z525a has Push-To-Talk
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