The Sony Ericsson z610i is finally a reality to me! For months I’ve been itching to buy this phone and fretting about my dire state of finance…until I learnt that I could actually get paid for the articles that I wrote for R.age!
OK! Gloating time!
RM80 for March’s Youth2 Women Day’s Article
RM511 for three articles about AIMST(my uni) in R.age
RM92.50 for the Celcom Tower X widget that I forced all of you to download. Thank you, you 37 kind souls!
USD50 for first review for Reviewme.com
USD50 for second review for Reviewme.com
RM276 for Pink article for R.age. (haven’t received the other two cheques..hopefully the Rm276 is not inclusive of the other two articles)
But Maybank takes a commission of USD10 for every US cheque processed. T_T
Never thought I’d see the day that my blog can buy me my phone. 🙂 Well, technically, I knew Liz Tai through blogging who gave me the opportunity to write in March and then she referred me to Phui Yee from R.age and then there were 7 articles contributed by me in exchange for aÂ few healthy chequesÂ from the Star Publication Sdn. Bhd. So I’m keeping it real and I’ll say, blogging bought me by z610i. *nods*
Sorry lah, I feel very happy ma. I am now broke like the brokest of you, so there’s nothing left to be proud of…but my phone!!
I bought the phone for RM1080 at Sungai Wang last Friday. According to the handphone guy it was a distributor product and some would still call it AP. Well, I don’t know alot about AP or oris but I think it’ll do. AP means no original warranty. I can deal with that. I’ll go back to that shop if anything happens to my beloved.
Since I wanted to make full use of my phone..I bought a RM278 1Gb M2 memory card. *Looks down shyly*
And had no money left so I paid RM20 for a pair of fake earphones. The phone doesn’t come with earphones.
And then blew another RM70 to wrap the beauty in a clear soft plastic wrapper to prevent scratches and finger prints. Despite what alot of people said about my kesanggupan to spend on wrapping the phone, it’s worth every ringgit I spent!
The lady used a hair dryer to aid the wrapping. She trimmed pieces of the wrapper off (ie. around the camera lens, around the hinge, around the earpiece(?) etc) after wrapping the entire phone in that soft plastic wrapper.
An artist at work, really.
Air bubble free..the woman is amazing.
Presenting…my latest most precious purchase!
Imagine how much more reflective the mirror finishing will look without the plastic?:D
The interior. It’s plasticky but I’m not sure if it feels like soft pads because of the plastic or issit really softpadded. Hmm.
YEAH! My first pseudo MP3 player!
I’m loving it. Alot. Even with the caplang earphones, the sound quality is great and if there’s a call coming in or an sms whilst you’re listening to the music, it’ll fade out, take the call and then after you’re done, the music will gradually come back on. *heartheartheart*
At 2megapixels, the photos are uber clear. I don’t know how to upload the videos but it’s really clear as well. Good sound quality. Then there’s this programme called VideoDJ(They have PhotoDJ and MusicDJ as well) where you can make a mini movie out of your many videoclips. And with a 1gb memory card, I’ll make myÂ mini handphone movie soon. 🙂
Woohoo!! The handphone guy activated the 3G function for me.Â I could even load my blog, and it was damn clear!! The photo links at the side is exactly like what I see on my computer screen and I pressed cancel so that the rest of the 56k killing bandwidth raping images won’t load. But the bottom line is that… I. CAN.GO.ONLINE.ANYTIME.
I tried loading wordpress over and over again but the file was too big. I ended upÂ losing RM20-RM30 after loading my blog, multiple reloads of wordpress and waiterrant.net and dilberblog.typepad.com.
The latter two blogs won’t eat much money because they are mostly text blogs. Without photos. 🙂 So I’ve put them on my RSS feed.
Yes. I have RSS feed on the phone.
SO MUCH PRETTIER THAN MY OLD NOKIA 6610!!
I’ve yet to try my video call function. You can switch the camera to the front camera and then back to the one on the inside of the phone. Like you wanna tell your friend which top should you buy etc, damn convenient!
Yeap, been taking photos like mad. haha.
The most attractive quality of the phone. The beautiful external screen. It’s scrolling, by the way! And the same thing happens when there’s a phone call or a message. Like Call from Whowhowho…or Message from WHowhowho…
I really love its reflective surface.
Can’t get enough of the external screen. After awhile the screen fades out and you’re only left with a mirror finishing, without a hint of a screen.
The side of my phone.
The back of my phone.
The bottom of my phone.
Check out the size of the M2 memory card. So dangerous lah, might lose it just like that.
Other features of the phone are like its bluetooth functions(sorry lah I jakun), recording function(can even record lectures or even phone calls for that matter), face warping..etc.
I was telling Chee Kiang how I needed to buy a handphone bag for my z610i. And he said knowingly, “What, pink and fluffy?”
Then I was like, “NO! You think of me like that one ar?:( I’ll buy a nice brown velvet one. Classy.”
He knows me too well. -__-. Cannot help it, so pretty and cute. RM4 only from Central Square, Sungai Petani. A blue pouch for a blue phone.
I’ll show you some photos from my phone okay?
Not bad right the quality?
Amber Chia posing with a Guess watch.
Hitler and Santa’s love child. Achtung Hohoho!
That is double sided tape by the way.
In brenda’s words: Hilter ki hiao. (hitler fatt houu I think in canto.)
Lie Yuen was saying that I’ll get flamed by Santa lovers, Hilter supporters and BabyMilo t-shirt lovers for spoiling their images with this photo.
Oklah, one last normal one. Not bad right the quality??Â However, there’s no flash,no it’s abit cumbersome when it comes to night/evening shots.
Sidetracking a little before I end this entry. The sole shopping mall in Sungai petani is actually not too bad if you give it a chance.
Get this okay! The three PVC polkadot pencil casesÂ are THREE for Rm10. And there were like dozens of choices. The furry white pencil case is RM8!! RM8!!! It is usually sold for Rm20-30.Â The pink cosmetic bag is RM4!!
The plain stretchy baby tees? RM10 each! No Lala motives, just plain solid coloured baby tees! 🙂
Value for money indeed.
10 thoughts on “The Sony Ericsson z610i That I Bought With My Own Money!”
aint u afraid that the tape will pull your brow out??? you are like sticking it on your brow!! *applause*
jo: ahahha.. that thought didn’t cross my mind. oh yahor..like waxing. wahhaha.. it’s still intact what:DÂ
Congratulations. Another milestone achieved. Hehe, the feeling of buying something with your own money makes you damn proud.
jo: ahahha yeah man! u understand me:D feels good.:DÂ
yeays! welcome to the z610i club hoho. am owning the black one, and no, i didn’t get it wrapped like you did heh.
eh, i thought you would be getting the pink one haha.
jo: hahhaa..why dunwant to wrap? no don’twant. pink very cheap looking;(Â
erk! KL sell z61oi so expensive?
mine is a zitron set [one year warranty and can be fixed at ANY SE store] for RM1000. and that was last month. now cost Rm980++ only le.
but nonetheless.. welcome to the z610i club! you have great taste, i must say. and yes, i still regret not buying the pink one 🙁
jo: yalor.. actually AP is 900+++ .. but nevermind la….. buy alreayd..dunwant to be so frustrated already. ahaha.Â pink one is not that nice la. really.Â
the phone looks wicked!! and the mirrored surface! perfect for vainpots like me! hitler would be turning in his grave now. 😉
jo: ahahhaa.. mirrored surface chun right!:D lol i like imitating hitler. Â
I too thought you were getting the pink one 🙂 anyways if you need to find anyone to test out your 3G, pls feel free to buzz me :p lol btw, what other colour does that furry bag has? would it be too much to tumpang you to get some? very nice-lah
jo: nah. pink one too ugly. very cheap looking. hahaha.. oh, ur 3g too! if i go, sure why not..! brown, black, white, maroon…. dark blue…i think. can’t remember. got lime green also.Â
bwaha, that amber chia photo cracked me up. congrats on buying your phone.. all by yourself.. !!
jo: lol ya what. her lips are like that one ma. hahaha yes! allÂ by myself! *proud*Â
omgoodness… now you’re really enticing me to get a new phone… okay… more like.. get the sony ericsson z610i as well…. maybe they should pay you for advertising. lol
jo: lol oh no! did i influence u??;D hahaha.. well it’sÂ definitely a good phone.Â Â
this is probably REAAALLY late but oh well.
you sound crazy
which rocks! :D:D
ahm 16 and wanting a nuu phone for christmas, and am stuck between two-
so yeah, this phone…
a) does it seem quite chunkeh?
b) have you ever dropped it? 😛 cos knowing me i will ehehe
c)is teh screen very bright and clear?
d) when texting and stufff is it slow reacting or pretty fast (ifyagetme :P)
cos my curent one, motorola RZR, takes aaages when i type to get it on the screen,
e) ya still got it? 😀
sorry for ramblesness!!
you’re pretty btw 🙂
i love the sony ericsson z61oi im getting one right now