One of a kind is the last thing to call Sony Ericsson G705 upon as much as a glimpse. But conceited scoffs may be bitterly regretted. Wi-Fi, GPS and lightning fast data are likely to turn the snooty sneer into an embarrassed smirk.
Now, one of a kind may be not precisely right but the G705 is pretty darn close. The handset is only the second feature phone in the Sony Ericsson Generation Web lineup. To narrow it down even further, the G705 is only the company's second feature phone to sport both WLAN and GPS. And since the other one is proudly perched at the top of the Cybershot tree, the G705 has the midrange all to itself. What a cheeky chap!.
A feature phone with no gaps in the spec sheet, Sony Ericsson G705 finds itself in quite a predicament. One, it's good enough to mess with the big boys (yep, that's smartphones), but second, it's cocky enough for the big boys to start messing with it.
At this point, the G705 has virtually no competition among non-OS phones. Check out our comparative table below for the kind of smartphone track the G705 will be running on. A couple of Symbian-powered Nokia devices are there for a taster of what our Sony Ericsson handset is up against.
We've got a bunch of sliders there, with Wi-Fi, GPS and FM radio not even mentioned in the table, as all of them are available across the sample. Nokia E66 and Nokia N95 are all-in-one Symbian phones that, business or multimedia spin aside, easily match the main point of G705 - web browsing and connectivity. The now elderly Nokia N95 manages to even match its price tag.
Nokia 6260 slide is bigger and heavier but that's probably quite worth it, given the higher-res screen, better camera, stereo speakers and the great web browser borrowed from S60 UI. But it would be a few months before it hits the market while Sony Ericsson G705 will be enjoying a good headstart - and sets to make the best of the Christmas shopping spree. What's more, the G705 sounds notably easier on the wallet than the yet-to-be-released Nokia 6260 slide.
|3 MP, geo-tagging,
|3 MP, autofocus,
|5 MP, autofocus,
|5 MP, autofocus,
play/pause music key,
flash themes, Torch,
3.5 mm AV jack,
music keys, TV out
|250 euros/ November 2008
|290 euros/ July 2008
|300 euros/ Not yet released
|290 euros/ September 2006
Looks like we're all set to fire up the G705, so hit the jump to see it spin and swing into action.
Cool! That's a cvleer way of looking at it!
Tahkns alot - your answer solved all my problems after several days struggling
Is an excellente review of this phone, i'm planning buy it in few months. Thanks for your professional opinion Greetings from Colombia!!!