Sony Ericsson Elm

Sony Ericsson has expanded its eco-friendly, referred to as “GreenHeart” mobile number with the new candy bar model Elm.

  1. Sony Ericsson Elm
  2. Data sheet

The eco bar comes packaged sparingly and without printed manual anyone looking for assistance, finds them in digital form directly to your mobile phone under “Settings/help” or on www.sonyericsson.com under “Support”. Also the sync software grabs the producer not in the small packaging, but provides them only as a download.

Frugal is unfortunately also the included: data cable or memory card are at the start. While the elm support Sync profiles for Outlook synchronization, gets no points, but due to the missing data cable in our rating for this. Fully meet the ecological demands, Sony Ericsson attaches a low power charger and claims to have produced the housing of the elm recycled plastic from old water bottles and CDs. This should not lead to the false assumption that the housing is therefore inferior. Admitted: the curved back does not just preisverdächtig in terms of material quality. For the front with a sturdy screen and a rubberized, constructed with clean defined pressure point keypad can convince.

Spartan also fail the connection options: to dock headphones and to the Verbandeln with the PC the elm has only proprietary connector – doubly annoying of course, that the data cable is not supplied.

Then is also closing with economical: Ausstattungsseitig has the full reach Sony Ericsson and equipped the Board of eco mobile phones with neat features. In the 3G-Betrieb draws HSPA 7.2 Mbit / s in the down and 1.8 Mbit / s in the upload responsible, while EDGE ensures fast data transfer on the four GSM networks. Even quicker thanks to a Wi-Fi interface in hotspot-close.

When icing is the GPS receiver is still a one-month trial license for the pre-installed navigation software Wiseman pilot – so a plump feature package is not exactly self-evident in this price class. To watch more, currently the trend to equip cell phones with a noise filter to reduce background noise. The elm uses a second microphone that can distinguish the spoken by the road and dampen latter during a telephone conversation.

When testing turns out, that the technique in the approach works well, but so far not quite matured. So, the traffic on the busy street in front of the Stuttgart Liederhalle was although noticeably quieter. However, the voice send towards sounded slightly shrill and choppy. Who cares this circumstance, which can disable just the noise filter during an active call under ‘Options’.

A thoroughly successful presentation

In terms of soft skills, plays the elm in a superior League and brings both E-Mail client and Web browser and RDS radio. In addition to ordinary Organizer functions and a direct link to the “PlayNow arena” for the soft tuning is also a handy Sports Tracker tool and a visually as functionally pleasing media representation of image, video and music from the game.

The positive impression continued also in the test lab. With slightly under six hours Akkupower in the daily mix of uses is the elm while no endurance Regent, able to score points but with good acoustics and receive values. At the end of the day, it should be noted: In direct comparison Samsung S5350 must give up clearly the elm.

Sony Ericsson Elm

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Price ‚ā¨149.00
Rating 375.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 257
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 33 x 44
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 / 1.8
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / proprietary
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 1000 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 7 / 3
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 5
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 640 x 480 / 27
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 1 /. /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner Wisepilot / test license for 1 month /.
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 0.51 / 1,240
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 18
typical endurance (hours) 5:50
Talk time D-network 6:39 am
Talk time E network 6:59
Talk time UMTS network 2:07
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 89
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 110 x 47 x 14
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (81)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 52
Endurance standby (35) 29
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (123)
System [: (15)] 8
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (25) 13
Connectivity (20) 18
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 6
Camera (15) 12
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 7
Handling (max. 125) good (100)
Manageability (40) 37
User interface (60) 45
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) good (71)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 13
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) well (375)
tested in connect 05/10