Sony Ericsson roundup: W380, Z555, W350, T280 preview
Comparative camera samples
So here are the photos produced by the 1.3 megapixel cameras of all the four handsets in our Sony Ericsson roundup. We won't comment on the image quality as those models are still under development. They are prototypes and in the course of their fine tuning before they hit the market the cameras will surely see some changes.
The Sony Ericsson W380 left us with a really nice impression. The touch sensitive keys with haptic feedback, the gesture control and the overall design totally had us so we will be eagerly looking forward to following how it fares on the market once it's out.
The Sony Ericsson Z555 has a design that we find somewhat controversial, but we like its keypad layout better than the one of W380. It also offers much the same features as the W380, while the W380 will probably cost slightly more, we suppose that the Sony Ericsson Z555 might turn out to be a good deal for someone who is after the clamshell form factor and wants the gesture control feature at a best bargain.
The Sony Ericsson W350 explores a form factor that's hasn't been around for quite some time. In this sense it's a rather novel and fresh approach on behalf of Sony Ericsson and we definitely like the design. With the added Walkman functionality and the presumably affordable price tag, the Sony Ericsson W350 would have gotten all our admirations, if it wasn't for the awkward D-pad that ruined it for us.
The Sony Ericsson T280 has enough to revive the low-end market niche. Sony Ericsson have produced a great design and rock-solid construction, which would give anyone the impression that this handset is much more expensive than it really is. So given the right price tag, we really think the Sony Ericsson T280 might be a total success.