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Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana

alaTest has collected and analysed 137 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good ratings, whereas many are critical about the responsiveness and features. Ratings are divided on the design.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Ericsson F100i Dolce & Gabbana ( D&G ) Jalou Sim Free Mobile Phone Unlocked

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Sony Ericsson Jalou F100i

 

This tiny fashion phone could be the perfect accompaniment to your designer handbag.

Open the phone up, however, and things take a turn for the worse. In particular, the keyboard looks decidedly tacky and in terms of performance has few merits. The single piece of malleable plastic that makes up the surface of all the keys is wobbly...

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Sony Ericsson Jalou review

 

It could have been all style and no substance, but the Sony Ericsson Jalou turns out to be a remarkably versatile and convenient piece of technology, packing loads of features into a tiny package

Convenient size ; Unique design ; Crams in a decent camera and music player, among other features

Screen is too shiny ; Small number keys ; SD card slot is inconveniently located under the battery

Conclusion Whether or not you like the Sony Ericsson Jalou's appearance is down to personal taste, and it's possible that a number of minor issues may rankle with some users. Nevertheless, from a purely practical point of view, the Jalou is an...

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Sony Ericsson Jalou Review

 

For some reason, the control pad is hexagonal, so it's quite difficult to press the direction that you're actually after.

This is a perfectly adequate basic handset, but it's no girls' dream come true. For calling and texting it does the trick, but the extras are too often let down by the tiny screen and the frustrating button layout.

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Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce & Gabbana Review

 

"Memory can be expanded with a microSD card as opposed to Sony Ericsson's older proprietary M2 cards."

Memory can be expanded with a microSD card as opposed to Sony Ericsson's older proprietary M2 cards. The Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce & Gabbana also features Bluetooth for wireless headset pairing so you can chat with your hands free, along with Sony...

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Sony Ericsson Jalou Review by 3G.co.uk

 

Fully loaded fashion phone with good social networking features.

It's really hard to open, bizarrely, and it occasionally lags and even freezes

It's really hard to open, bizarrely, and it occasionally lags and even freezes

This is a fully loaded fashion phone with good social networking features.

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Sony Ericsson Jalou review

 

We review the Sony Ericsson Jalou, an ultra-petite flip phone aimed at the fashion conscious budget mobile buyer

3G ; Small and compact ; Good music player and FM radio ; Decent budget-priced features

Glossy angular bodywork is love-it-or-hate-it quirky ; Plasticky feel and keypad creakiness ; Average camera

Aimed at the style-conscious female buyer on a tight budget, the Jalou is more high street than high fashion - but if its looks appeal to you, it has an okay set of features for the price.

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Sony Ericsson Jalou mobile phone

 

With gold-plating, by Dolce & Gabbana, £390.

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Sony Ericsson Jalou review

 

Gone are the days when fashion phones were more popular than a Kate Moss–branded dress. However, like a particular trendy slice of vintage finery, the genre is making a comeback and the Sony Ericsson Jalou is leading the charge. But is this trendy cell...

Looks great, helping bring back the fashion phone, Google Maps, 3G

No 3.5mm jack, laggy UI

A decent stab at resurrecting the fashion phone, even if Sony Ericsson's refusal to use a 3.5mm jack remains infuriating

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Sony Ericsson Jalou

 

The Sony Ericsson Jalou is a clamshell cellphone aimed strictly for fashionistas: its 3.2 megapixel camera and 2-inch screen won't have any spec eggheads getting hot and bothered, but that's not the point. The 3G Sony Ericsson Jalou is a piece of...

Samsung and LG have been pushing their "chic" touchscreen Armani and Prada phones for years, but compared to the Sony Ericsson Jalou, they're size 18s. The Sony Ericsson Jalou is the new model on the catwalk: dim, but petite, striking and desirable....

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Sony Ericsson Jalou

 

The Sony Ericsson Jalou is a clamshell cellphone aimed strictly for fashionistas: its 3.2 megapixel camera and 2-inch screen won't have any spec eggheads getting hot and bothered, but that's not the point. The 3G Sony Ericsson Jalou is a piece of...

Even compared to the dwarfish Sony Ericsson T715, the Sony Ericsson Jalou is minuscule. Measuring just 73x45x18.2mm, it won't just fit in any handbag, but any purse too. The sparkling case is gorgeous, and the external screen, which shows caller...

As you'd expect from a fashion mobile, the Sony Ericsson Jalou is not a smartphone. We've got no issues there, but what we can't forgive is the irritating lag. You can actually see the homescreen animations jutter, even when you're not downloading or...

Samsung and LG have been pushing their "chic" touchscreen Armani and Prada phones for years, but compared to the Sony Ericsson Jalou, they're size 18s. The Sony Ericsson Jalou is the new model on the catwalk: dim, but petite, striking and desirable....

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD:No / Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio / 262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Design:Shell
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email:No / Yes
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