The Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i is a compact handset measuring 106x48x16mm, which features a rugged aluminium and plastic casing complete with a 2.2in reflective screen.

According to Sony Ericsson the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i is splash- and dust-resistant and, while we like these qualities, we can't help but find a couple of tiny flaws in the phone's design.

First, the back is difficult to remove. Once we'd fought our way through the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i's case lock, which is similar to the head of a screw and needs to be turned 90 degrees with a coin, we had difficulty sliding the cover off the device.

And the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i's tiny keys take some adjusting to. Anyone with normal size thumbs will cover two keys at a time, in some cases three – which may slow you down when dashing off a quick text.

However, minor gripes aside, we are otherwise impressed with the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i. The Cybershot moniker means photography is an important function - covered in the form of a 3.2Mp camera with 2x digital zoom.

We like the lens cover that keeps the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i's lens clean and scratch free. Images are sharp and clear with good levels of detail. Auto Face Detection technology makes it easy to pick out faces as the subject of shots. For those that need a little extra work, the Photofix function performs basic edits to further improve the images.

Finally, we welcome the addition of an LED flash that allows you to use the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i to take clear pictures at night and in poor lighting conditions.

The built-in GPS function means images are geo-tagged with their location. Scroll through the gallery of images, click ‘View on Map' and you'll see a Google Map displaying the location the image was taken. During our tests the location was accurate to within 50m. With a trial version of Wayfinder, which comes bundled with the device, you can use the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i's GPS to access turn-by-turn directions, too.

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The Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i is a compact handset measuring 106x48x16mm, which features a rugged aluminium and plastic casing complete with a 2.2in reflective screen.

With the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i you can browse the internet and receive emails. There's an FM radio, video capture and playback via the camera and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity.

In keeping with many of Sony Ericsson's Walkman phones, the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i also offers an MP3 player alongside TrackID that will identify the name and artist of a track and access to Sony Ericsson's PlayNow service to download paid-for music tracks, mobile games and wallpapers on to the handset.

The Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i, which is available in black or blue, has a 150MB internal memory but will also support a memory stick up to 4GB.

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OUR VERDICT

We love the number of different functions offered on the Sony Ericsson Cybershot C702i, in particular its camera and geo-tagging facility. In fact, we were so impressed, we're prepared to overlook our minor gripes about its design and recommend this phone.

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