Well, it is absolutely true. If I can march all the Walkman series on the table, they all look magnificently elegant. Now introducing to you, Sony Ericsson W 995, another Walkman series that I 100% believe can blow some of Nokia’s XpressMusic phones out of the water.
Sony Ericsson W 995 looks really elegant and stylish, just like its other predecessors, say W910i, and this phone delivers galore of high tech and sophisticated functionality to the users. Regardless of the fact that this phone is only a java based cell phone, Sony Ericsson W 995 can be one of the examples of how sophistication and elegance can be melted and united together into one masterpiece cell phone. Sony Ericsson W 995 should be the best formula for Sony Ericsson to create another awesome Walkman phone in the future.
- Type: Sony Ericsson W 995
- Release Date: 2009, May
- Price Purchased: $169
- Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Phone Specs: 8.1 GB camera, 2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels, TFT 256K colors, 3.5mm headphone jack, Walkman 4.0 player, 3G Network, WiFi See full specs.
- Great battery life; Stylish and elegant design; Powerful 8.1 GB camera; galore of multimedia features; Wifi and 3G connection; GPS; video stand on the back.
- Java is outdated these days, no extra buttons for gaming on the top just like W910i; I am actually having difficulty to find other cons, but those 2 things are the most prominent ones
- Bottom line, once again, Sony Ericsson has succeeded to bring its Walkman series to the next level. All the features that being provided in Sony Ericsson W 995 might blow you away.
Sony Ericsson W 995 runs in the same framework design as the Sony Ericsson W910i. They look square and shinny on front, the keypad is hidden on the back slider, and obviously, the both have Walkman certified player for sure. To be honest, they both look similar one to another and based on my experience of using Sony Ericsson W910i, I had really great time with it, so I believe that Sony Ericsson W 995 should bring much much better experience than Sony Ericsson W910i.
As I said earlier, the keypad buttons of Sony Ericsson W 995 are hidden on the back side of this phone, which can be opened with sliding mechanism. The great thing about the keypad is how the keypad is well designed in the really prominent surface, making it easier to press. While sliding the phone back to normal will automatically lock the keypad.
On the right hand side, galore of buttons have been added in order to provide users the shortcuts to some functionality of the phone. From the volume up and down buttons, the camera snapper and phone music control have been stacked on the right body to make it easier for the users to control some basic element of the phone. While the Walkman button has already had its own are on the left side of the phone, along with the charger port.
Interface and Functionality
With the display measure of 2.6 inches, the screen of Sony Ericsson W 995 looks really bright and wide around the front body. Moreover, everything that you see on the 240 x 320 pixels is presenter in a clean and sharp TFT, 256K colors, giving much better interface to the users.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Since this phone is one of the Walkman series, this phone has been equipped with some basic music and entertainment elements, such as: Stereo loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo FM radio, MP3/AAC/MP4 player, TrackID music recognition, Picture editor/blogging, Kickstand, YouTube application, Walkman 4.0 player, Shake control and SensMe.
The other feature that makes this phone look even more like a multimedia cell phone is the video stand on the back (just like a tripod), which can be folded in order to stand the phone horizontally. So I will be able to watch video without holding the phone.
Connectivity also has a special treatment from Sony Ericsson. With the support of 3G Network and WiFi connection, entering to the World Wide Web can be such a convenient thing to do with this phone. Sharing and getting data should be easier thing to do when the Bluetooth and USB features have been injected into the device.
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Sony Ericsson W 995 offers some high tech features to the users which might blow you away. This device has been equipped with A-GPS support, Wayfinder navigator and Accelerometer sensor. The GPS and WayFinder technology in this device should be useful for tracking or finding the best route for your next destination, while the Accelerometer sensor can be so handy in phone shaking mode.
8.1 MP Camera
One of the best things that you can get from Sony Ericsson W 995 is definitely the camera quality. With the power of 8.1 MP, taking photos or recording videos with this device can be so pleasing to do, because the quality that being provided in the result is simply fantastic, while the front face camera and flash light on the back are the other great additions for this phone.
Some users experience that the 8.1 MP camera on this phone can take very good photos and some of them are also pleased with the performance of this phone. Moreover, the camera on this phone has the ability to do autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilizer. So it’s guaranteed that this phone is a solid built camera phone.
Having already entitled as multimedia cell phone will also create expectation from the users, especially with the capacity of this phone. Luckily, Sony Ericsson W 995 has really wide area inside the internal memory. Providing 118 MB internal memory and the availability to upgrade the external memory up to 16 GB make this phone stand out amongst competitors, while 8GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) is included in the first buying.
Sony Ericsson W 995 is rolled out to the market in May 2009, so now it should be at the low price. Sold in 3 different case covers (Progressive Black, Cosmic Silver, Energetic Red), this phone is simply one must have cell phone for those of you people who are looking for music, camera, multimedia and sophistication on cell phone.
Playing game with Sony Ericsson W 995 should be so pleasing to do because with the support of the java MIDP 2.0, all the applications and games can be run conveniently without any problem. For example, the games like Need For Speed: Undercover, Need For Speed: Shift, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Blades and Magic, Gangstar: Miami Vindication, and many more can be played perfectly with this phone.
Sony Ericsson has been really really great when it comes to producing great quality battery for all of its java-based cell phones. Yes, it's actually true. If you ever have one of Sony Ericsson products, i bet you will agree with me.
So basically, using Sony Ericsson W995 in hardcore usage, say for gaming, surfing internet, listening music, and other stuff, i would think this phone can last around 8-9 hours. And in stand-by mode, when you don't use it quite often, this phone can last around 2 days or more.
Bottom line, I barely see Sony Ericsson failed when rolling out Walkman series to the market, so I believe Sony Ericsson W 995 will keep the track record going. Lastly, I are really happy with this phone and I are sure to give it 4 score. Which is excellent.
Check out Sony Ericsson W 995 at Amazon to get the special price for around $169.