K850i is the first phone from Sony Ericsson to feature a 5MP camera. K850i is packed with features including a 16x digital zoom. K850i is a bit bigger that its previous models as its more thicker. The glossy finish of the phone definitely looks good, but can be a place for finger prints as well.
1. Camera: The much anticipated 5MP camera works really well. It actually works as a standalone digital camera with its features and separate on/off button. A slider switches the between camera and video mode.
A function called BestPic, which has the ability to take 9 photos at the same time when the camera is clicked, is included. This function allows you to chose between the best shots. The quality of photos taken is really impressive with the auto focus and digital zoom. Photos taken in low light conditions are also worth mentioning. The quality of photos is even better than Nokia’s best model-N95, which was the first phone to feature a 5MP camera.
2. Phone: The user interface is pretty familiar and looks like other SE phone interface. The 4 way navigational pad, which is touch sensitive is placed in a unique position. The response of the navigational pads is good. The keypad also has a different design and sometimes it can be frustrating using it, unless you get used to it. The call voice quality is also good.
The media interface is similar to Playstation and a function called Accelerometer auto rotates the phone between landscape and portrait mode. One thing which is sadly missing is the 3.5mm headphone jack.
K850i also features Playnow, a music download service from where you can download your favorite songs.
Other basic features included are;
- SMS, MMS and E-mail
- FM Radio, Voice Recorder
- Java games
- Bluetooth with A2DP and USB support.
- 40MB internal memory, 512MB card included.
- Good battery life
- 3G network
K850i is priced around 20500 INR and at this price and features its definitely worth buying if you have the budget.
NB: 1 USD= 39INR