So what have we got? Well there’s a 2MP camera with video capture capability, but no LED flash. It’s barely passable in good lighting conditions, but forget about using it in low light. Video quality is QVGA at 15 FPS.
Thanks to the Sony Ericsson Walkman software, the media playback is good with plenty of options. You won’t want to watch video on a small screen like this, but it can certainly double up as an MP3 player, as long as you use headphones. Although with around 280MB of built in phone memory you’ll probably want to get a microSD card too (up to 16GB is supported). There is also a stereo FM radio with RDS.
Web browsing is awkward and slow, and some of the widgets are just plain rubbish. There is also support for Bluetooth 2.1 which some people will find handy, but there’s no Wi-Fi or GPS.
The award for the lamest feature goes to the video call mode. You may be imagining FaceTime but the Sony Ericsson Cedar has no front facing camera, and so their solution is for you to take a photograph of yourself that gets used for the duration of the call. In other words it’s not video call at all.
There is also support for some simple games and all the usual basic features, including a phonebook, calendar, calculator, call log and so on.