Sony Ericsson announces four entry level models S302, K330, J132 and F305

17 June 2008 by
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• Sony Ericsson S302

From the forum:
In addition to the C905 Cyber-shot model, Sony Ericsson today also announced the S302 Snapshot, K330, J132 and F305 models.

The S302 and K330 are entry level camera phones with 2 and 0.3 megapixel resolution and the F305 is a gaming model with motion detection. J132 is a very basic model with limited functionality like SMS, FM radio but without camera, Bluetooth etc.   

Spec-wise, the Sony Ericsson S302 Snapshot is the winner out of these four. It has a basic 2 megapixel camera without autofocus but with digital zoom (aka crop of images) and a simple application for boosting image quality called PhotoFix. It also has photo light, video recording, Bluetooth, MMS, Email, Java and FM radio.

K330 has a very basic 0.3 megapixel camera we used to find in phones 4-5 years ago. A cheap selling price will most likely reflect this. If Sony Ericsson saved money on the camera, they choose to spend some on other features like Bluetooth, FM radio- Java, WAP 2.0 browser and video recording capabilities.

It was a bit strange to test the J132. It is a very, very simple device. J132 has a FM radio, 128x160 pixel display and dual-band (GSM 900/1800) network connectivity. Polyphonic ringtone and SMS. And of course an address book. J132 will most likely be the cheapest available model from Sony Ericsson this year. What I found strange with this model is the lack of replacable battery. At least no one from Sony Ericsson had investigated this model and could not show me how to open the battery cover. Another interesting thing was a missing Fast Port connector. J132 had a mini-USB connector for charging and headset usage. As a result, you can't use your old accessores on this model. I have a feeling the J132 is made by someone elese. Maybe Sagem?

Sony Ericsson J132 F305 K330 S302Sony Ericsson F305 is a quad-band slider model with a 176x220 pixel display. This model is promoted as a gaming device. The phone itself is basic with 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, email, MMS and video recording but Sony Ericsson has added a new feature to the game part: Motion detection. The motion detection register phone movements during play. Just like the Nintendo Wii controller does. Two games were demonstrated during the presentation: Bowling and fishing. It is not easy to watch the display while you throw the fishing line or bowling ball using the phone as the fishing rod and bowling ball but I am sure game developers will develop something kool. At least Sony Ericsson went for Java this time, and not the Mophun game platform like they did with T610 and Z600 back in 2001-2002. I don't know if the motion detection is a part of the official Java spec and neither did Sony Ericsson representatives, so games made with motion detection for the F305 might not work with other devices. The question is. Will game developers limit themself to only develop games this device?

Here are the technical specifications:

 J132K330S302 Snapshot F305


Camera 0.3 megapixel
Video recording

2 megapixel
Video recording
Photo/video light
2.5 x digital zoom

2 megapixel
Connectivity and Internet  Bluetooth
WAP 2.0
XHTML browser
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
WAP 2.0
XHTML browser
USB mass storage
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
WAP 2.0
XHTML browser
USB mass storage
EntertainmentFM radio FM radio

FM radio
Video streaming

FM radio
Stereo speakers
Motion gaming
Dedicated gaming buttons
Alarm clock
Alarm clock
Alarm clock
Alarm clock
Facts and figures 103 x 45 x 15.3 mm
76 gram
128 x 128 pixel display
65536 colors
1.5 inches
100 x 45 x 12 mm
75 gram
128 x 160 pixel display
65536 colors
1.7 inches
101 x 46 x 11 mm
79 gram
176 x 220 pixel display
262144 colors
2.0 inches
96 x 47 x 14.6 mm
97.5 gram
176 x 220 pixel display
262144 color
2.0 inches
J132a: 850/1900
K330a: 850/1900
BatteryTalk time: 9 hours
Standby time: 450 hours
Talk time: 7 hours
Standby time: 300 hours
Talk time: 7 hours
Standby time: 300 hours
Talk time: 8 hours
Standby time: 400 hours
Availability  Early Q4 2008 Q3 2008

Sony Ericsson F305

Sony Ericsson J132

Sony Ericsson K330

Sony Ericsson S302 Snapshot



On 3 Jul 03:20 Ngizi wrote
If you're from where I'm from you'll definitely appreciate these gadgets. I'm glad SE didn't forget that not everyone was meant for high end phones. The S302 is a lovely device, I hope that is a PLAY/PAUSE button I see on the side.
On 1 Jul 12:11 waqar wrote
same design same features same look. is research and development team of SE on leave,if not then what are they paid for
On 30 Jun 09:07 davidAnDerson wrote
SE We need :
1.PSP-ish with 240*320 display, 16 million Colour And Operating System
2.W350i-ish but with Video Recording
On 26 Jun 15:20 Coujou wrote
not all people love high end phones, they also need low end phones!!
On 24 Jun 19:27 david wrote
eta pagina ta to la baina ute d an vesado esta pajina es mejor k eso ' nooo mentira' el caso es k es buenisima
On 22 Jun 13:50 Dread wrote
These are entry level phones. So why moan about them being "crappy"? If you want more, then buy a more expensive phone.
On 21 Jun 23:00 JuanjoJJ wrote
I Think it's crappy james! PSP-ish with a 176x220 display? hahahahaha It'll never be like the n-gage for example!
On 21 Jun 08:59 james wrote
Anyone notice the circle and x buttons on the F305? Oddly PSP-ish ...
On 20 Jun 20:36 SAN wrote
THIS IS TRUE THAT SE IS BACK.....................
On 20 Jun 19:37 PE wrote
Ref kulorex. Why would SE try to compete with the iphone?
a. these are entry level phones
b. iphone has exclusivety deals with one operator.

It just would not make sense!!!!
On 20 Jun 12:19 kulorex wrote
so old fashion. nothing new that we haven't seen. where is the innovative attribute SE once had? SE innovate. we need touch phones. For God sake give us an iphone with SE's improved specs!!
On 20 Jun 10:22 oddie wrote
Is tahat a PLAY/PAUSE key I see on the left sdide of the s302? Hallelujah!
On 19 Jun 20:26 wrote
sickhead blad
On 19 Jun 11:40 Esatoss wrote
Wow... yet another scoop from esato!!! Forever updating us on mobile news!!! What would i do without you... You are my Rock!!!!
On 19 Jun 08:11 wasim wrote
i hope it rocks!!!!!!!!!! but this cell r not fully loaded i feel so it's for normal use what is yr take on thissssssssssssss
On 18 Jun 19:34 theincredible wrote
Finally, Sony Ericsson is back.

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