March 5, 2008 by yogi2raj
Sony Ericsson has always managed to neatly combine digital photography and/or music players with its mobile handsets. Typically the K850i should be no exception, but here’s what I found out.
The K850i incorporates a partly touchscreen-like display. Three nodes at the bottom of the 2.2 inch display (240 x 320 pixels, 262K colors) are the three points that are touch-sensitive. The keypad is a bit odd with squarish protruding keys. As for navigation, the blue areas around 2 and 5 are slightly raised to serve as navigation points, and the center touch-sensitive area at the bottom is the Select key. There also two pairs of dedicated keys on either side, above the keypad, for taking calls, shortcuts, a cancel key, and ending calls.
One one side, at the top, are the volume/zoom keys. Below is a switch for the camera for Still, Video and Gallery. Alongside that is a dedicated camera key that has a power key only for the camera. At the rear is the 5 megapixel camera with a Xenon flash.
Wondering where you shove your SIM? Though the battery compartment is fully sealed, at the bottom of the phone is a panel that pops open to reveal a hot-swap SIM card slot as well as an M2 card slot. Neat! Above this panel is the charging/earphone port.