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Sony Ericsson Z310a review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Sony Ericsson Z310a currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 75 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)


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MobileBurn

The Sony Ericsson Z310a is a well built and stylish handset, though it lacks high-end features and offers an Internet experience that is disappointing, at best. The speakerphone and ring volume could use a boost, as could the vibrate feature. I still give this handset a 'Recommended' rating, as ther...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn


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Sony released the Ericsson Z310a on December 18, 2006.


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Sony backs up the Ericsson Z310a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Sony Ericsson Z310a'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
14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
780mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 780 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Ericsson Z310a Specs

Overview
Release date December 18, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 14 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.7 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 780 mAh
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 Brush Bronze, Jetset Black, Lush Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.7 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm (3.4 x 1.8 x 1 in)
Weight 90 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 64 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
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
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
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
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
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Night mode, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson Z310, Z310i

Note: The Sony Ericsson Z310i is a GSM 900/1800/1900MHz version for European and Asian markets.
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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

A well built and stylish handset, though it lacks high-end features

from MobileBurn

The Sony Ericsson Z310a is a well built and stylish handset, though it lacks high-end features and offers an Internet experience that is disappointing, at best. The speakerphone and ring volume could use a boost, as could the vibrate feature. I still give this handset a 'Recommended' rating, as t...More

The Sony Ericsson Z310a is a well built and stylish handset, though it lacks high-end features and offers an Internet experience that is disappointing, at best. The speakerphone and ring volume could use a boost, as could the vibrate feature. I still give this handset a 'Recommended' rating, as there are no glaring issues. However, at the entry-level price point, one could easily pickup a handset with at least a better screen and video capture.

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User Reviews


Not too terrible

I have had this phone for almost two years. It has held up pretty well, until recently when the screen quit working. It just blacks out and I'm not able to fix it in any way. Its very very frustrating. I have had it freeze up a time or two, which is also frustrating, but it has never been this bad befo...More
I have had this phone for almost two years. It has held up pretty well, until recently when the screen quit working. It just blacks out and I'm not able to fix it in any way. Its very very frustrating. I have had it freeze up a time or two, which is also frustrating, but it has never been this bad before. I liked a lot of the neat little features it has as far as the lights on the side and the display on the front. It has served its purpose for me, answering calls and texting. But I don't think I would ever recommend anyone paying anything for this phone. If you can get it free with your wireless plan, its not too bad. Less

Not worth the savings at all....

For me, the most important features of any basic phone are quality of reception, ergonomics, and battery life. This phone fails miserably in all 3 aspects. I never had such poor reception and so many dropped calls in the middle of downtown. It's insane!! Unacceptable from such a reputable company. T...More
For me, the most important features of any basic phone are quality of reception, ergonomics, and battery life. This phone fails miserably in all 3 aspects. I never had such poor reception and so many dropped calls in the middle of downtown. It's insane!! Unacceptable from such a reputable company. The battery life is nothing but a joke. Have one 10-15 min conversation and it's pretty much drained. I thought it was a defect but when I exchanged it for a new one...same old problem. Recharging the battery every night is a must!! Flipping the phone open with your thumb or by flicking your wrist is impossible. Two hands are required which really sucks bad!! How annoying is that?? Another annoyance is that the clock on the outer screen is barely visible. My cell is my only means of checking the time since I don't like wearing a watch so yeah, Sony screwed that up too!! Damn! Bottom line...Save yourself the pain and frustration and just invest a little more on other Sony models. Less

screens

So i have had 2 of these phones. the first one i sat on and the screen busted which was my fault. other than that i liked the phone so i got another one to replace it. yesterday the screen totally blacked out, for no reason too. i learned my lesson from sitting on it the first time to never do it again...More
So i have had 2 of these phones. the first one i sat on and the screen busted which was my fault. other than that i liked the phone so i got another one to replace it. yesterday the screen totally blacked out, for no reason too. i learned my lesson from sitting on it the first time to never do it again. but everything still works just not the inside screen. its really annoying too. thats the last time i buy this piece of crap. plus i have only had it not ever 5 months. I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND YOU DONT GET THIS PHONE! Less
Phonedog

Sucks hardcore (BAD)

from Phonedog
Pro: absolutely nothing Con: freezes, bad for texting, Bad Battery, Horrible for playing games/surfing the web. BAD AT EVERYTHING Using experience: 16 months I have had this phone for over a year now, I absolutely HATE it! It sucks at everything, likes to drop every call I have, bad bad bad at texti...More
Pro: absolutely nothing Con: freezes, bad for texting, Bad Battery, Horrible for playing games/surfing the web. BAD AT EVERYTHING Using experience: 16 months I have had this phone for over a year now, I absolutely HATE it! It sucks at everything, likes to drop every call I have, bad bad bad at texting, FREEZES all the frikin time, don't even get me started about it's design! UGLY! It BULGES in your pocket it's so thick, You can barely see the time on its front screen let alone see whos calling you. The pink is just wrong. All I can say about the phone is, if you want a good, long-lasting phone, GO WITH ANYTHING BUT THE SONY ERICSSON Z310a! Less

Its Great!=)

Well, I got this phone for christmas, so like last week, so far its been great, but.... mine was supposed to come with a USB plug and I didnt get one, but that might be centennial's fault?=( But overall its great! And if You buy it at Centennial Wireless it is only $20!! Very cute phone,, but be ca...More
Well, I got this phone for christmas, so like last week, so far its been great, but.... mine was supposed to come with a USB plug and I didnt get one, but that might be centennial's fault?=( But overall its great! And if You buy it at Centennial Wireless it is only $20!! Very cute phone,, but be careful!! Because it nicks easy so dont drop it!! I dropped it in water but All I had to do was blowdry and dry overnight the battery,.. Needs charged every other day. Recordings dont sound veryy good. ask me anything about this phone and ill answer it!! **Tams Less

Small screen

The phone seemed good on paper but the small screen made it next to impossible to see the call dsplay especially in any type of sunlight. I also found the buttons to be a bit small and hard to type the phone number on. Battery life was great

Good Simple Phone

It seems that most of the negative reviews based on this phone are either, purely aesthetics, personal issues, or provider issues. It's YOUR fault if you drop it or leave it in your pocklet when it's raining...it's YOUR fault if the screen is all scratched up. To avoid these problems, I suggest you g...More
It seems that most of the negative reviews based on this phone are either, purely aesthetics, personal issues, or provider issues. It's YOUR fault if you drop it or leave it in your pocklet when it's raining...it's YOUR fault if the screen is all scratched up. To avoid these problems, I suggest you grow a little something called common sense. I had to buy this phone as a replacement and it is a perfectly good phone. It's simple, easy to use, the battery life is not bad but not excellent. For those of you who aren't into the newest gadget in order to look cool, this phone is fine for day to day use. It does it's job well. Less
Amazon

I Really Enjoy This Phone

from Amazon
I think I'm one of the few who really seem to like this phone. When I went out looking for a cell, I didn't want a lot of features. Just something for emergency use and the occasional text, but has quickly replaced my home phone. It serves it's purpose very well in those respects. So far I haven't drop...More
I think I'm one of the few who really seem to like this phone. When I went out looking for a cell, I didn't want a lot of features. Just something for emergency use and the occasional text, but has quickly replaced my home phone. It serves it's purpose very well in those respects. So far I haven't dropped a single call or missed a text. For those of you who live and die by your cell phone and it's ability to surf the web, stream video and serve you beer during a football game, this isn't the phone for you. But for those who just want a phone to actually speak to another human being, it's perfect. I enjoy the flashing lights and neat little ringtones. It's compact design allows me to stuff it into my pocket and go. Even though it's a bit small, it's sturdy enough to last a good long while. I've dropped it quite a few times and it still works as well as the day I bought it. The only thing I dislike about this phone is the battery life. But unless you plan on making 4-hour-long calls while you're out and about, it shouldn't be a problem. I can text all day without recharging it, though. All in all, this is a fantastic phone if you're needs are on the simpler side of technology. Less

Horrible.

I only had to get it cause I lost my old phone, and this was the best one out of three I could choose. I hate it. I have so many dropped calls, it's insane. I'll be in my room talking to someone and all the bars would disappear. It's definitely not the company because they're known to have the fewest d...More
I only had to get it cause I lost my old phone, and this was the best one out of three I could choose. I hate it. I have so many dropped calls, it's insane. I'll be in my room talking to someone and all the bars would disappear. It's definitely not the company because they're known to have the fewest dropped calls, and this never happend on my older phone. Just.. avoid. Spend just a couple more bucks and get a much better phone. Trust me. Less

Not worth it!

Although it is a good price.. I suggest you do not purchase this phone. I bought this phone from fido a year and a month ago, This summer as you all know it was raining alot so i was camping and it started to rain and my phone got a little wet in my pocket so i tried and turn on but it wouldnt turn on...More
Although it is a good price.. I suggest you do not purchase this phone. I bought this phone from fido a year and a month ago, This summer as you all know it was raining alot so i was camping and it started to rain and my phone got a little wet in my pocket so i tried and turn on but it wouldnt turn on so i dried in the sun and also tried to recharge it again but it wouldnt work so i went to my fido dealer and because its water damage they will not give you a free one, So if you purchase this keep it as dry as possible and dont get stuck in rainstorms! Less

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