Design and Looks
The bar casing with round edges gives the phone a nice solid feel in the hand.
The alphanumeric keypad is average with its layout as it's crammed between the slim and the long keys. Though the keypad is pleasure to be viewed in the night with its blue backlight.
There is a soft key and the usual Activity menu one on the left side of the D-pad controller. To the right of the controller, there's another soft key and the backspace.
The phone is a dust and a splash resistant handset and is thus manufactured with a mix of rubber and metal like plastics. The material also protects the handset from fingerprints. The display of the handset does its job with a 2.2 inch screen and ability to produce 240x320 pixel resolution and 256K colors. Outdoor visibility is still a matter of concern as the phone is not able to live up to a strong sunlight.
The rear of the phone features an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera. The camera is protected by lens cover and when slid down it also shows up the self-portrait mirror and the camera lenses. The handset offers Face detection, geo tagging and macro mode and does improve overall on camera capabilities in its league. The built in geo tagging feature works as designed. With the photo taken the geographical identification data is added along with the picture.
The videos taken with C702 are captured in QVGA resolution at 30fps in MPEG 4 file format. The FM radio supports RDS and can memorize up to 20 stations, while both radio and music player can be run in the background.
Being a mid-end handset, the phone delivers a HSDPA 3.6Mbps technology, which drastically improves data transfers. Apart from 3G and EDGE the phone also supports Bluetooth and USB 2.0 standards. There is no infrared option with this phone. The phone is a quad band set with a good signal reception but the audio clarity on the phone is not clear.
The phone features 950 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which has an official lifetime of approximately 300 hours in standby mode and 7 hours in talk-time mode.
Sony Ericsson has included quite a good battery, as well as a good sound for those who use the phone as a music player. The handset does not sport anything innovative with its features but is a well designed device with good value for money.
- SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
- WAP 2.0/HTML ( NetFront ) , RSS reader
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Available in Speed Black, Cool Cyan , Energy Black
- IP54 certified - dust and water jets resistant
- MP3/AAC/MP4 player
- TrackID music recognition
- Picture editor /blogging
- Voice memo/dial