With a design very reminiscent of the Motorola Rzor, Sony Ericsson makes the bet on relaunching this classic design in the midst of all the ‘sliders’ and ‘Smartphone’ types of cellphones in the market.
Sony Ericsson Equinox is catered more towards data transfer and web browsing users, as well as 3G connectivity, although it features very video and photo friendly options, so this brand is more keen on the functional idea of what the Rzor represented.
Sony Ericsson Equinox phone features Aside from the upgraded classic ultraslim design, this model gives the impression of being something reliable on your hands, and it really is. It has a 240×320 LCD screen with 262K of color depth, extremely crisp for that size and resolution. The 3.2 megapixel camera just helps reinforce that, as you can adjust and edit your images so it compensates for bad quality pics.
As for the media features, the music player supports MP3 and AAC, which is a bit too basic but it’s ok as long as you have a converter. It has also a FM radio and you can transfer your files from your phone to your computer with the software that comes with the device, which is very user friendly.
The Bluetooth connectivity comes with stereo music streaming (A2DP). The sound quality is great compared to other models, because most fabricants apparently don’t pay much attention to this feature, given that they don’t think of it as a MP3 player; it’s another feature to sell and that’s it. Well, this doesn’t happen here.
Sony Ericsson Equinox phone downsides
The battery doesn’t really last as they indicate in the manual. After 4 hours of talk time it begins to stutter, and that’s not surprising for a very visually-oriented phone. The reception is very clear which is always a plus. This model supports GSM/EDGE technology as well as 3G. Also, you will really need an additional expansion card up to 16GB if you really want to enjoy the phone’s applications at it fullest.
The personable features are what put this basic, flip and functional phone above the others if you look to that. You can customize the way the phone lights and vibrates when someone calls you. These unique pulsating light effects come in colors such as amber, sapphire, beryl, diamond, and amethyst. It’s really nice to see. Overall, it’s a great option if you don’t look for anything fancy and you’re not caught up in the whole Blackberry/iPhone/Nexus One ordeal.