Basic phone. FM radio. Not news? Then how about standard 3.5mm audio jack? Check out Sony Ericsson J132, the basic phone that has it all in this review here that lists the phone’s features, technical specifications and price.

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The Sony Ericsson’s basic phones just keep getting better and better. They face stiff competition from Nokia handsets in this arena but the J132 might just give SE the edge it needs. While FM radio in a basic handset is no big deal, the J132 prides of being the first basic handset with a standard 3.5mm handset. What this means is that you can connect your favourite headset to the phone and not just the one that comes in the package. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Read on to know more.

Design and Looks
Stylish and basic phone have become a reality. Just look at the J132, it bears none of the boring boxy looks of its older siblings but is truly sleek and beautiful to look at. The phone features the same 1.5-inch CSTN screen on the older J series phones. It's nowhere as good as the TFT displays on basic Nokia phones like the 1662 but the up-side of the CSTN is that it consumes lesser energy and hence enhances the phone's longevity.

The soft-keys on the D-pad below features bubble buttons that respond with soft clicks. The nav-pad features a metallic rim with shortcuts to FM radio, messages, contacts and ringtones. The keys on the keypad below it are similar to the keys on the D-pad- bubble. The unique bubble individuation of each key provides excellent touch orientation; users can dash off an SMS without looking down at the keypad. The keys also offer excellent feedback as they are soft to press. The keypad is definitely good for hardcore messaging. And because of the unique design of the controls, the entire keypad is completely dust resistant.

The phone's simple one-icon user interface is still not very reliable and the phone freezes or loses contact with the SIM card occasionally, prompting users to reinsert the SIM when this happens. The phone's features include the FM radio with RDS support. It is capable of automatic scanning of channels and the further addition of a 3.5mm standard audio port (the first on a Sony Ericsson) is something no other basic phone has to offer. This gives users the option to use a better headset than the sub-standard one that ships with the phone. The added benefit is that users can even listen to the radio when charging the phone as the older J-series phones had only a single port for both the purposes.

The phone's telephony is OK for a basic model and the loudspeaker volume is sufficient. The loudspeaker may also be used in conjunction with the radio feature but its quality is not good enough to play music. What's more is that it cracks and distorts at higher volumes making it suitable for voice-broadcast at best.

Charging is done by means of USB so users may also charge the phone by simply plugging it into their laptops or PCs. The phone also features a flash-light- something that was unique only to Nokia basic phones until now. But the LED flashlight is in no way as powerful as the ones on Nokia phones. Another feature that we miss is an organizer integrated into the calendar.

At the end of the day, a basic phone must be able to do its vital duties of calling and texting well in addition to being structurally robust and featuring a large battery life. In this regard, the Sony Ericsson J132 does a great job and packs in much more. Here is a basic phone to look out for.

  • FM radio with RDS
  • Standard 3.5mm audio port
  • Torchlight
  • Good robust design
  • Simple user interface

  • IDC-31 Carry case
  • CMU-20 USB Charger

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Sony Ericsson J132 Price India
Price:Rs. 1,700
Warranty (years): 1
Color Options:Night Black, Heaven Blue

Technical Specifications of Sony Ericsson J132
Overview Body Type Bar
Battery Life/Talk time 9.0 Hours
Standby Talktime 450 Hours
Dimensions Width 45 mm
Depth 15 mm
Length 103 mm
Weight 76 g
Camera Camera NO
Secondary Camera NA
Camera Resolution N/A
Camera Flash N/A
Auto Focus NA
Display Display Size 1.5 inches
Display Resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Dispaly Type CSTN
Colours 65K
Memory Internal Memory 4MB
Card Slot NO
Complimentary Card N/A
Expandable Memory N/A
Multimedia Features FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player NO
Connectivity Options Wi-Fi NO
Bluetooth NO
Infrared NO
USB Connector NO
Technology Cellular Network GSM
SIM Type Single SIM
Operating System Operating System Java based UI
Features Input Type Alphanumeric Keypad
Handsfree Speaker Yes
Flight Mode Yes
Inbulit Dictaphone NO
Flashlight Yes
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