Sony Ericsson launched its new ‘Made in India’ R300 radio phone in India. Check out this review and know about the features of Sony Ericsson R 300 mobile/cell phone.

Sony Ericsson R300

Sony Ericsson is out with its latest models for the Indian market - R300 and R306. Both of them are ‘Made in India’ radio phones, of which R300 is the entry-level one. Sony Ericsson R300 is a candy-bar design mobile phone, which not only provides the user with FM, but AM frequencies also, the first for any cell phone in India. Apart from dedicated loudspeakers for the radio, the phone also boasts of preset channel buttons that allow user to easily switch between radio channels as well as volume boosters for sound clarity. The launch price of Sony Ericsson R300 is Rs 4395.
 
Design
Sony Ericsson R300 boasts of a sleek candy-bar design, with dimensions of 101 x 46 x 12 mm. Apart from being slim and stylish, the cell phone boasts of a weight of hardly 75 grams, making it highly compact and totally inconspicuous in the pocket. Being an FM/AM-centric phone, Sony Ericsson R300 has a special receiver on the back, which comprises of all the buttons required for managing it. The small monochrome display alongside tells about the station as well as number of the caller. There are also little knobs on the sides, using which you can place the phone on a flat surface, as a radio receiver.
 
Features
Sony Ericsson R300 is an entry level mobile phone, packed with loads of features. It has been made keeping in mind the mass of Indian population, which loves to carry around music, but either cannot afford or doesn't want a separate MP3 player. It comes equipped with FM/AM frequencies, along with 3D sound enhancement and volume boost for noisy environments. Moving on to the other features of Sony Ericsson R300, we can enlist 0.3 megapixel resolution (VGA) camera, a WAP browser and Bluetooth. Then, there is also Class 10 GPRS, MP3/AAC player, USB and Java.
 
One of the best features of Sony Ericsson R300 is its handset support of TrackID. It allows the user to know not only the name of the songs he was listening to, but also the name of its singer as well as album. The cell phone also allows the recording of a clip of a song from an external source, to know about its singer, its name as well as which album which it is from. There is also an Audio Enhancer key in Sony Ericsson R300, which allows the user to activate volume boost. The mobile phone comes with the standard Li-Ion battery, with a talktime of up to 9 hours and standby of up to 400 hours.
 
Technical Specifications
 
General
 
2G Network
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - R300i
GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 - R300a
Design
Candy-bar
Size
 
Dimensions
101 x 46 x 12 mm
Weight
75 g
Display
 
Type
TFT, 65K colors
Size
128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches
Ringtones
 
Type
Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Customization
Download, Composer
Vibration 
Yes
Memory
 
Phonebook
1000 contacts, Photo call
Call Records
30 received, dialed and missed calls
Card Slot
No
Internal Memory
8 MB
Data
 
GPRS
Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
HSCSD
No
EDGE
No
3G
No
WLAN
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Infrared Port
No
USB
Yes
Features
 
Messaging
SMS, MMS, Email
Browser
WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games
Yes + downloadable
Colors
Antique Copper, Steel Black
Camera
VGA, 640x480 pixels
Music Player
MP3/AAC player
Java
Yes, MIDP 2.0
FM Radio
Yes, with RDS
Battery
 
Type
Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by
Up to 400 h
Talktime
Up to 9 h

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