Sony Ericsson J105i Naite Review

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The J105i Naite is one of the first eco-friendly products from Sony Ericsson manufactured with the mission to reduce its carbon dioxide footprint up to 15 % by using recycled plastics, reducing packaging materials and waterborne paint. It boasts features like dual camera, music player, FM radio, high speed internet connectivity and even supports all java applications.
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Body Design
The Naite, being one of the first phones from the Greenheart Program,, is made of plastic recycled from water bottles and CDs. This eco-friendly phone comes in a candy bar design and has a physical dimension of 4.3 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches. Owing to its plastic body, the Naite weighs just 3 ounces but still does not compromise its premier look or feel. It has a 2.2 inch QVGA TFT screen that supports 262K colors. You can find the secondary camera for video calling just above the display. Below the display, you can see the 4-way navigational pad with a central confirm button with the two soft keys on both sides. The call and the end call buttons are below the soft keys with the menu and C (Back) button occupying the last spot just above the 12 alphanumeric keys. The end call key also acts as the power button.
The volume rocker is on the right spine of the phone while the left plays host to the large proprietary charger port which doubly acts as the headset jack. The main camera is situated on the ridged back of the phone which hides the microSD slot. The top and the bottom of the phone are left bare with no keys or button there.
There is not much option in terms of color choice as this phone just comes in silver and ginger red.

Multimedia
This Sony Ericsson handset has a 2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom that can capture images and pictures at a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. You can even optimize the image quality of your photos with the Photo Fix application by adjusting the contrast and light balance. You can record videos at a maximum resolution of 320 x 240 pixels at 15 fps. It has a secondary camera for video calling.
The in-built Sony Ericsson media player fares really well with its varied features. You can sort your music according to the artist, album and track. The phone also gives you the power to create your own playlists with all your favorite songs. Not only that, the phone makes your audio experience more enjoyable and colorful by enabling album art. The trademarked MegaBass feature which enhances the bass frequency and the overall audio quality of your music is also preinstalled in this handset. The spoiler is that the media player only supports MP3 and AAC formats. The absence of WMA compatibility decreases the choice of music that we want to store in the phone to some extent.
The media player also supports video playback and supports 3GP and MP4 formats but the small screen size is a hindrance and a spoilsport.
Completing the phone’s media aspect in terms of music and videos is its RDS powered stereo FM radio
The device has WAP 2.0/ HTML (NetFront) as its default web browser which does not really live up to the mark. But your browsing experience can be increased many folds by just installing the Opera mini browser. You can even read your emails on the phone as it has support for email attachments and IMAP, POP3, and SMTP protocol support.
The phone supports both FlashLite and Java platform 8 which enhances your browsing experience by allowing you to open up web pages with embedded Flash and JavaScript. The phone comes with 4 pre-loaded Java games that include Sudoku.
Also in the device are two eco-centric applications namely GreenCalculator and the EcoMate. The GreenCalculator helps in calculating your daily greenhouse emissions while the EcoMate is educative and provides information about conserving water and power.

Memory
The Sony Ericsson Naite has an internal memory of 100 MB which is a decent storage size for phone logs, entries, contacts and messages. You can even store your ringtones. For files that require a bigger storage, it has the external microSD slot which can be expanded up to 8 GB.


Connectivity
The Mobile phone does not have Wi-Fi or 3G features but still can transfer data through GPRS or EDGE. The phone supports the quad band GSM 850/ 900/1800/2100 for 2G connectivity. The device also supports three frequency bands of UMTS and HSDPA namely 850, 1900 and 2100. For local connectivity, this eco friendly phone has Bluetooth Version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate. It also has a USB 2.0 port to ensure wired local connectivity with other compatible devices like printers and computers. The inclusion of SyncML makes synchronizing your phone locally or over the air possible.
Instead of the standard 3.5 mm audio jack, the Sony Ericsson Naite has its proprietary audio jack.

Performance
The phone has a very good call quality with loud and clear voice signals on both ends of the phone. But the speakerphone can sometimes disappoint you as call quality can be very poor and indecipherable at times. The image quality is very good for a 2 megapixel camera. The only complaint is its inability to take pictures in landscape mode. The integrated music player also fares poorly when compared to previous Sony Ericsson music players. The cramp dial pad and the absence of the standard 3.5 mm audio jack are not going to win any admirers.
But the phone’s high end multimedia features like video calling, email, high speed internet and tools for editing music, photos and videos are going make up for all the drawbacks. And on top of that, the budget friendly price makes this phone an irresistible value for money phone.

Verdict
The Naite does not blow us away with its features but still it does not disappoint with the regular calling, texting and the odd google search. And at a market price of just $124, this phone is a must-have for all people looking for a budget phone with decent features. Buy this phone to show that you care about the earth.

Reviewer’s rating: 4/5



28 Comments

narendra singh rajawat on November 26, 2010 at 6:36 am.

i have this phone,it is very cute n easy carry.but till now i dont know the operation of front camera plz help me out

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shibin on December 1, 2010 at 6:43 am.

It’s a good phone. I love it but some complaint on loudspeaker , it provide high speed data transfer . It had a huge int memory , i love it nw It’s my life

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Prabodh Varun on December 14, 2010 at 9:45 am.

Coll and Superb phone.

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Anisha on December 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm.

Superb and my first phone…very awesome qualities, user friendly…i learnt the operations in just few days..my complaint Is regarding camera, it would be better if I could take pic in landscape mode..leaving this drawback its a wonderful phone,, and happy that I have a phone which is manufactured from the waste plastics…yo..:)

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Sukhwinder Kaur Dhanoa on December 31, 2010 at 9:26 am.

this is just superb phone m using it for last 10 months just luv it,,,,,,

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Mathi on January 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm.

Just improve the camera quality

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abhi on January 22, 2011 at 7:09 am.

The radio is performing very good as compare to old sony Eriicson mobiles. espessaly when you are mving in low signal strength areas…but music player is diappointing…….

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5 on January 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm.

Do improve camera. Else im loving my phone..

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Dr. Pratik Kumar on January 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm.

Although it has some great features like video calling, full length 3gp movie viewing, live tv n video streaming, it lacks some imp. features of 3G phones. Calling exp. With front camera n without loud speaker n headset is good but loudspeaker disappointed me a lot. Rest features of photo n video editing is good but is dont provide full editing. Back 2mp camera dont ha zoom featur. Zoom is possible in VGA mode only! In present day, all its features dont match with its current price. Its lacks an imp. Feature, pdf reader which disappointed me a lot. Its back
Cover is very prone to damage. Think once before buying, coz u r not going 2 get much as its OS is still Java…not symbian!!!

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jaswanth on February 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm.

i disappointed a lot b`coz pdf reader does not supports.
rest of it is all ok.

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3 on February 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm.

Poor earspeaker volume, Not supported AVI or RM Video format, camera is average and not good service centre in Patna(Bihar)

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Pankaj on February 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm.

Video format for only 3gp & low quality Mp4 & not for AVI/RM. Volume low. Batery back up low.

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prabhakaran on March 4, 2011 at 11:54 am.

It’s a good phone in all aspects, but volume very low.

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pandu on March 5, 2011 at 5:48 am.

its a cute mobile. but i’m not getting full length videos to capture in camera please help me out.

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Srinivas on March 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm.

I hope that this is the best eco friendly mobile.

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kadiyapu Srinivasa Rao on March 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm.

As far as I know this mobile consists of all the necessary features and which gives us an excellent satisfaction while using.

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Aswath on March 15, 2011 at 6:37 am.

I Am using My j105 i For last 4 months its very nice and cute with all features . but i could not configre IM provided in my phone. if anybody knows how to configure it, please healp me out

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ramesh on March 15, 2011 at 8:46 am.

it z gud phone but the recording of video is not lengthy so plz provide enough information on dat…

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jahed4u on March 15, 2011 at 9:31 am.

superb phone..hats off to sony ericsson team.

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Asheesh on March 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm.

Hi I have sony ERICSSON naite J105i since 7 month. Its experience is good in its price range. But there are problems with speaker.
I cant download and play live tv Bsnl. Some java applications doesnt supports. And in network mode dual mode doesnt provides good 3g experience. And when I hold phone in hand from keypad the network signal goes weak. N 3g experience is not better. Hindi language is not in indias phone.
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Radio, keypad , net speed , video calling. Gaming smart typing etc are very good in its range.
This is my 1st experience with sony ericsson. thank to sony ERICSSON. But there are many weaknesses are to fulfil in atmosphere of india. Thanks again.

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Milan Petkovic on April 25, 2011 at 10:26 am.

i love this phone. because it have remote control. this is the most beautiful thing in this phone.

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kaushalya on April 26, 2011 at 9:24 am.

It is very very nice 4n.It’s so fast.camera,keypad,speakers and images are very qulity. I love it sooooooo much!

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sugan on May 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm.

i love this phone since 6 manth.

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GANESH B. on May 26, 2011 at 9:17 am.

I LIKE THIS MOBILE BUT I HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT BATTERY……IT DOES NOT SIGN THE BATTERY FULL MSG……AND NO USB CONNECTION CODE WITH WHOLE SET……

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Sunil Kumar Das on May 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm.

Totally its a good phone, but vedio calling camera very small.

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Karan OBEROI on June 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm.

yaaro vaallaaaaaaaaa kaintttttttttt phone ahhhhhhhh.
features de vich tan main ainu 20 stars daine ne

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prakash on July 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm.

camera-no landscape.No zoom in pixel level.No side keys like in other sony like capturing photo from a playing movie. Good feature – very fast access speed / internet

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prakash on July 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm.

No landscape capture mode in camera.No zoom levels in mega pixels.

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