Sony Ericsson Z525a

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5.8/10
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The Sony Ericsson Z525a currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 118 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Sony released the Ericsson Z525a on July 19, 2006.


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Sony backs up the Ericsson Z525a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Sony Ericsson Z525a's screen size 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.

Ericsson Z525a Specs

Overview
Release date July 19, 2006
Regions available No
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
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.48 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
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: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
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 No
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 4k
Graphics -
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
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 No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
up to 1 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
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 No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson Z525, Sony Ericsson Z520a

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Amazon

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
Amazon

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 scr...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
Amazon

Best basic phone I have ever had

from Amazon
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 th...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
Amazon

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 did...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
Amazon

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 is...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
Amazon

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 dro...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
Amazon

Had phone for over 1 1/2 years

from Amazon
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 differ...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
Amazon

HORRIBLE - won't work very long!

from Amazon
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...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
Amazon

Pretty decent phone, a few flaws

from Amazon
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 ran...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
Amazon

Wouldn't recomend to my friends

from Amazon
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.
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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