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Sony Ericsson C905 review: Cyber shot, cyber hot

29 October 2008 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Ericsson C905 review: Cyber shot, cyber hot - read the full textHigh megapixel count is the rage these days and Sony Ericsson C905 is adding fuel to the fire. The first 8 megapixel GSM cameraphone to make headlines is shipping as we speak. On top of geotagging...


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Very nice phone..

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  • 2012-03-23 15:20
  • KFQK

where is the call log for this mobile (sony ericsson C905)>>> thanks

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  • 2011-07-21 16:41
  • 2Twp

Hi every bro took c905 spending 13k last month...he is always fond of sony ericson.. recently for while he was using nokia 5800 before using c905...once he purchased it within a week the problem started....the phone hangs every now and clarity is blur in most of the images...already to service center twice...the reponse is very bad the enthu or customer care which they show while purchase is not there at the service..its all money making....Nokia mobiles are the best user frndly and one thing they maitain till date is durability(good quality spares) and the next one is Samsung which is doing better...

Guys""""please dont go with the looks like sony ericson and get screwed up for what we pay""go for the all time best Nokia or even Samsung..

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  • 2010-06-27 21:16
  • iiWV

> In reply to sherwyn @ 2009-08-04 09:02 from upeQ - click to readyeah u can put all the photos as wallpaper

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  • 2010-05-13 13:16
  • vIHF

Had this phone for 5 months into a 24 month contract and now the speaker has died and I cant hear people on the other end. This is disgraceful and Sony should be ashamed that they have had so many C905 speaker failures (Google it). Also, the camera suffers from being grainy and taking a lot of blurry photos, despite cleaning the lens and checking the camera settings. Dont believe the hype about the camera- it really is pretty ordinary. 3 megapixel cameras can do better.
I also had an Ericsson K850i before this, and it suffered from randomly shutting off and wiping all user data. I had hoped Sony would have got things right with the C905, but disappointingly its still plagued by quality issues. No more Ericssons for me. I'll be buying Samsung or LG from now on.

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  • 2010-01-03 10:34
  • v6Qj

i have been using it for 5 months. so far its functioning at its best. camera quality superb , audio is both loud with excellent quality. little costly but value for money

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  • 2009-12-17 12:52
  • ttvy

great phone... js so simple nd easy

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  • 2009-12-17 02:22
  • mps5

i want to know that c905 can call a videocall plz tell because i want to buy it i want to know

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  • 2009-12-03 23:36
  • Sdri

does anyone knows how can i get the uptade to get smile detection, i've tried in sonyericsson site, but not work 'cose my c905 has the last software! the best telephone in the world!

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  • 2009-10-15 18:41
  • L3aY

> In reply to Prasanna @ 2009-07-11 10:34 from 2Z4F - click to readI have always sworn by Sony Ericsson phones but i bought the c905a brand new and within 5 weeks the internal speaker stopped working. Apparently this is a common problem with this model. So I pay to ship it to Sony and they keep it a month and then send it back unrepaired stating that "unit has been tampered with, warranty voided, customer attempted repair". I am furious. I never tampered with that phone. I am still trying to get them to fix it. I spent 400 bucks on that phone and it basically last me a month

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  • 2009-09-12 10:59
  • QKmE

any 1 with a c905 plz tell me if ou can put a swf file as wallpaper

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  • 2009-08-04 09:02
  • upeQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-06-29 22:02 from Rx4h - click to readSeriously! There are so many issues on this bloody phone! And I spent a good part of my money on this. This has to be amongst the *worst* phones every on reliability. And if you read the reviews you'd think this is a great phone!

Even for Sony's track record in reliability, this is a *really* crappy one.

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  • 2009-07-11 10:34
  • 2Z4F

No offence, but why doesnt gsm arena edit the reviews about the software and hardware problems after getting the retail version???? i mean i just went ahead and bought this phone blindly trusting the review written by gsmarena(which was great)and now im on my 3rd c905 in 2 monts due to multiple issues with each of them. i just hope this one lasts.

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  • 2009-06-29 22:02
  • Rx4h

This is the worse SE phone I've ever owned. This is my 5th SE phone before and they are much better than this. The C905 attracted me with the sleek design and solid feel. but quality is really lousy. The phone hangs very often after composing sms before the phone book. It switches off by itself sometimes and you've to remove the battery to restart again. I've replaced the 2nd ear speaker in few months. The lens cover for the camera bulges out and no longer flush against the main body.
this phone is a disaster in my opinion. If you are willing to pay a premium for good looks then you buy it, else stay far far away from this phone.

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  • 2009-06-05 12:08
  • PEx2

One of the main issues of this phone here in the Philippines is the problem with its internal speaker. Some people have experienced not being able to hear the caller when they answer the call. They have to use headset or the loud-speaker system just so they could hear the one calling or if they are calling someone (vise-versa) It think this is one of the main reasons why SE dropped its prices for the C905. sure it has a snappy 8.1 megapixel camera but what's the point of having a cellphone if you cant use it as it is? SE should recall all its faulty c905 handset and give it's purchasers refund from the distributor down to the end user. They are projecting a dubious service image whenever a c905 makes a follow-up status of the repair, they only get a message that the parts haven't arrived yet or still un-available. does that mean prducing a phone is much quicker than producing parts which this phone actually uses? I wont be suprised if SE will post losses higher than last year at the end of 2009. So sorry for SE They try to keep up with top brand like nokia but all they do is dissapoint people.

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  • 2009-06-01 06:28
  • wYDi

c905 is not at all a good phone, main voice clarity break up,
reception network coverage is very poor, you want get network bars are poor, n finally battery doesnt last for long time like other phones do, i am personally using this phone have all this problems , inspite of getting it exchanged with a new c905 its all the same.
i would never reccomend c905.

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  • 2009-05-19 20:19
  • mqNj

I just bought this phone not even 24 hours ago and I'm already having issues with it. I am unable to scroll down at all times and the trying to scroll is starting to crap out on me. I was hoping to get a great phone for this price, but I'm having so many problems already.

Does anyone know if a master reset will work or a firmware update would? If not, I think this will be my first and last SE phone. I think I might have to go back to Nokia N-Series once more. Ugh.

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  • 2009-05-03 03:44
  • YHSB

I bought a c905 from Uk.
But i haven't checked this mobile yet. is c905 good ???

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  • 2009-05-01 09:16
  • vNxj

Just a little user opinion at my end. I bought a Black C905 just 2 days back and tried it out at the store where I got the phone. Everything seemed to work fine, I was able to detect the Wifi signals and all and all seemed well. 3 hours later, the wifi stopped working. I was unable to detect any signals, and took it to a different SE store where they showed me an exactly similar phone that was able to detect 8 wifi signals when my phone was not able to detect a single signal. I performed all the resets on the phone, including a master reset, and the wifi still wasn't working. With my day completely ruined, I was quite upset about the phone and was prepared to take it to the service center the next day.

I shut the phone down and switched back to my old phone but decided to give it a second try the next morning and the wifi worked. It is now the 4th day and it seems like it is working fine but that's after the master reset that has deleted all the pre-installed pictures, themes and games on my phone that I wasn't able to recover.

Also. While the wifi works fine, it feels really slow. Much slower compared to the other symbian phones I've had, like the Nokia e66 and Samsung i550w. So just beware there. The webpage doesn't render as well in the C905, so it is definitely not the kind of phone you will want to be using to surf the internet on. Mainly pictures only. So I will probably be keeping to my e66 for documents and internet.

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  • 2009-04-12 10:14
  • Ui$d

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