Display and Design
Phone comes with a 2.4″ QVGA display with 256K colors and supports accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate. Also the display is scratch resistant.
Under the display are the well known navigation keys and the D-pad, situated between Call and End keys.
When you slide the phone up, you will discover the alphanumeric keyboard which comes with thin metallic ridges between rows to ensure better navigation and orientation.
On the right side of the phone we will find the volume rocker and the shutter key while on the left side is the M2 card slot(supports up to 8GB) space and the loudspeaker grill. The top of the phone has no button and on the bottom we only find a small sliding switch which locks/unlocks the battery cover.
On the back of the gadget is the 5 megapixel camera, capable of shooting pictures with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels even in low light conditions having the LED flash turned on.
The 5 megapixel camera comes with a lot of features: autofocus, smile shutter, face detection, image and video stabilizer, BestPic, auto-rotate, macro mode, spot metering, camera images geo-tagging, etc.
Videos are shoot @30 fps and in mp4 format.
Connectivity offers plenty of features to enjoy: GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth and USB port. Gps is also available and you can use it with Google Maps or Wayfinder Navigator 7 and small things like location, traffic information or route planning won’t bother you from now on.
The C903 model use Access NetFront browser v3.4 as browser. You can use it in fullscreen mode with all features: zoom in/out, scroll up/down or even search on page. If you don’t like this browser you can use OperaMini.
We could not finish the review without talking about the applications that run on this phone: Photo Mate, Pull Face, Rock Bobblehead, Slideshow Wall şi WalkMate. Also the girls have some special applications such us shopping or fitness ones.
The audio player is the usual one, but C903 also comes with FM radio with RDS and TrackID which help you to find on the internet database information about an artist, album, title or lyrics.
I dare to say the The Li-Po 1000 mAh standard battery can last up to 400h and only 10h in talk time,which is pretty decent for a phone.
Sony Ericsson C903 is available in stores since July 2009 at an estimated price near 400$.