The review: I am not sure if anyone has put a review up for this phone yet but I did find this site highly useful when researching which phone to buy after losing my large (but awesome!) W950i.
So to break this review down a bit I'll chose the following headings:
Media Functionality (and other features)
Pros & Cons
I lost my W950i because generally I found it difficult to fit in my pockets when sitting down so would keep it on the table. We went to a bar and I lost it somehow and it was never recovered... So the aim of going for another phone was that it had to be tiny like the Nokia 8210 which I really liked on account of its size. Very good when you're going out and being a guy I only have what I can carry in my pockets, wallet, keys, phone full stop.
Now the phone's dimensions don't appear much smaller than the W950 on paper but this phone is tiny! I've only had it for a week and still have to check to see if it is my pockets because you can hardly feel it. The screen is large and takes up the front of the phone. The phone also does slide open from 10cm in length to around 13cm when fully extended.
The front is basically the screen with 13 buttons (not including keypad) on the front and five on the sides (including vol and power). Such a variety of options mean you don't have to slide it open if you're just calling someone (who's in your phonebook) or running media (camera, video music etc.) or games.
There is no cover for the lens on the back as with most camera phones nowadays and the back has this rubbery surface which is quite cool. Charging / Data port is exposed which is kind of ugly and they should have set it into the phone and placed a cover over it.
The sides are metallic so feel cool when you pick it up and the combination of plastic / glass on the front, metal on the sides and rubber on the back serve to provide a variety of textures.
The screen is HIGHLY prone to finger prints and needs regular wiping to enjoy the display. Sony's cool display photos and screen savers really bring out the best in making this look like a phone your friends will envy. I miss the touch screen on my old phone and I would have rather they put a touch screen on this phone than the cameras (one in the usual place and the other for video calls).
The screen has a basic interface and though the W950 is better in showing you your tasks, calendar, email up front this phone keeps things simple. You only bring up an option if you need it. There are two short cut keys on the top of the phone that are not programmable and preset (strangely) to video playback and the photo gallery. The display quality for photo / pictures and album artwork is awesome! I think that maybe it is because this is a smaller screen than my old phone, everything has the most amazing colors and posseses a warm feel. I am looking forward to watching video when I have the time to convert video files from my pc to the phone's format.
Very reasonable price!
It's worth every penny of my hard earned money!
Well done SE
can anyone tell me if this phone supports drag and drop or do you have to use sony software for getting files into it? please tell me no atrac..
its so expensive. did they put gold on it or what ??? . i think that its features doesnt deserves all that money
please.... if anyone has buy this phone,please review it completely about the quality's of the camera , how good music from loudspeaker ( i think it definitely good in headset ) and batery life.... i'm getting mad waiting gsmarena to review this phone....
when you say here, where is here exactly, please be more specific cause i'm dying to buy the white version, and is there a date for the next shipment? thanks for the info
*sigh* nevermind. Your post seemed to look as if you were just agreeing with P$vx
Don't worry if you can't find it. Here, they bring in 25 orders of each color on their first shipment, and they still sold out of the white. Red and black are still available, but just keep looking if you're waiting for the white version. Ask if they'll have it in their next shipment.
This phone is in NO way bulky or even "remotely" ugly....What are you blind?
This is the hottest most feature packed phone, per cubic inch, to date... Its highly intuitive.
Ill be waiting on that 2nd shipment for the "White" version.
the phone looks kinda cool. but how's the keypad like? is it hard to sms with it?
i think the havana bronze is the best looking colour for this phone cos SE has never produce is colour before trust me>>..
Pls can anyone tell me the loud speaker of this phone???? Is it louder than it's previous model w550i or w850i?? PLSSSSSS TELL ME? Thanks.
I like the white one but i think its hard to find it. Anyway, the black rox too!
Great phone the trackid function really works!!
Only problem is the SensMe feature only works fom music transfered from CD's.
Overall great walkman phone