Sony Ericsson G502
Released in summer, the Sony Ericsson G502 mobile phone can be considered one of the few pleasant surprises from Sony Ericsson this year. Sony Ericsson G502 is among few other mobiles to feature HSDPA technology. Sony's K660 had some success on the market, which made the Swedish-Japanese joint company launch another version, even cheaper – G502. The main attractions of the device are definitely the new integrated web browser and HSDPA connectivity capabilities.
Sony Ericsson G502 was made available on the market in June 2008. It availables in three color versions: Champagne Black, Brilliant Hazel and Celerity Red. The phone can be acquired for about 10000 Rs, but the price may vary depending on location and plan.
Sony Ericsson G502 features a 2-inch TFT screen with 262K colors and 240x320 resolution display. Furthermore, the phone has been designed to meet the latest users' demands in terms of web browsing, but the small screen might redirect lots of consumers to similar devices featuring larger displays. Contrast and brightness are pretty good, but as usual, outdoor use is restricted by the fact that it's still not visible enough in strong sunlight.
The 2 Megapixel camera on the back of the phone lacks any flash or auto-focus capability. In fact, the module camera enters into the mediocre camera category, which means that quality pictures is not its main purpose. What surprises is the good looking interface strongly resembling Cyber-shot series interfaces.
Radio function only works when the wired earphones are inserted. The Entertainment sub-folder contains a few functions more or less specific to the Walkman series devices: TrackID, MusicDJ, PhotoDJ, VideoDJ, Record sound, Remote control and Games. One drawback might be the lack of a document reader.
Sony Ericsson G502 has a weather application which provides you with 3-day weather forecasts – no matter where you are.
The phone comes with 32 MB internal memory, but features micro M2 memory slot card to expand the storage. I have tested the device with a 4GB memory card and everything worked flawlessly.
It features a 950 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which has an official lifetime of approximately 340 hours in standby mode and an impressive ten hours in talk-time mode. Overall, this is a high quality battery of small dimensions that barely adds to the weight of the phone.