That’s also the reason that brought me to the next Walkman series called W705i, which of course is another sliding cell phone from Sony Ericsson. Okay, on this Sony Ericsson W705 Review, I'm about to uncover the whole aspect of this phone.
By looking at the whole design and case cover of this phone, especially on the front side, Sony Ericsson W705 looks really outstanding and sophisticated. I even say that this phone’s metal cover that wraps up the front side of this device is the one that has elevated the whole design of this phone to be more elegant and classy than the other phones.
Sony Ericsson W705 Review
- Type: Sony Ericsson W705
- Release Date: March 2009
- Price Purchased: $179.99
- Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Phone Specs: TFT 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, Accelerometer sensor, 3.15 MP camera, LED flash, WiFi, 120 MB internal + 4GB extra memory, See Full specs.
- 3G and WiFi connections; top notch sound quality; elegant, classy and sophisticated design; 4GB included external memory; Advanced Walkman 3.0 player; great quality battery
- The phone is pretty heavy in our grasp; no 3.5mm headphone jack support
- Bottom line, at the mid-to-low-end price range, Sony Ericsson W705 is absolutely a perfect choice for those looking for a reliable music cell phone
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Sony Ericsson W705 Review - Design
If you look closely at the front side, the metal cover of this phone has a unique pattern that makes it look not too flat. You will see its unique pattern when the light hits the phone.
The D-Pad itself and the rest physical keys on the front side look really blending with the whole metal cover of this phone, making it more classy and sophisticated in front of our eyes. Overall, this phone really reminds me of another Walkman series W995, in term of design.
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Unlike on the front cover, on the back side of this device is rubberized in the black interface, which gives it more balance to the whole design and makes it convenient in grasp. Sliding the back side of this phone in order to open the standard keypad buttons is such a pleasing thing to do and effortless.
Interface and Functionality
The 2.4 inch screen looks really bright and also wide on the front side. The screen interface itself looks beautifully produced and gives a satisfying result to the users. Unlike some of Walkman series around the market, the 2.4 inches screen of this phone is a lot bigger than the other phones in the same series, giving much more satisfying display to the users.
The interface itself also looks very bright and colorful with the helps from TFT, 256K colors and 240 x 320 pixels. Moreover, the screen has also been injected with the capability of Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, which is really useful when doing a landscape mode or view.
The best thing that users will absolutely get from Sony Ericsson W705 is the WiFi connectivity. Now browsing internet with this phone can be done perfectly not just at home, but also on the go anywhere else around the hotspot area. Moreover, the built in browser itself can present web pages almost as perfect as in the normal browser.
Sony Ericsson W705 has been equipped with many awesome features, such as: Loudspeaker, Bluetooth, USB, 3.15 MP, LED flash, Geo-tagging (cell-ID), Videocall camera, Stereo FM radio, MIDP 2.0, YouTube service in Media Center and Picture editor/blogging.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Listening to your favorite music while doing activities with this phone can be such a blast experience. Released under the already established Walkman series surely brings many great aspects to this phone, especially in term of music capability. Many great features from Walkman 3.0 player, Shake control, SensMe and TrackID music recognition have been implemented to this phone.
Released in March 2009, Sony Ericsson W705 comes with the 120 MB internal memory and the extra large 4GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) included on the first purchase. Upgrade is also available around the market up to 8GB.
Now we’ve come to the last and the most important part from this review, the battery life. Using this phone in hardcore or heavy usage (in the long run) still remains stable and more battery percentage for longer period. For example, putting this phone in stand-by mode without you using this phone at all, the battery doesn't drain the energy that much and could survive in 2 days or more.
However, if you use this phone in the long run as a music player, this phone could last around 7-9 hours, which is really good. And also, if you use this phone to play java games or surf internet, it could only last around 5-8 hours in total. So practically, the battery life of this phone is great.
Many users have their own various opinions regarding this phone. Some of them said:
- Sony Ericsson W705 is my favorable mobile. This model is fine and it features are nice. I think this phone is so good
- My best phone so far, I’ve been using this phone for 2 years and it’s still working well for me. Although it is hang sometimes, but that’s not a problem, just restart the phone and it’ll be back to normal
- It’s an excellent phone, and the passionate color will truly make the other jealous. Outstanding sound quality in headphone
Bottom line, the design of Sony Ericsson W705 is really elegant and sophisticated. When you decide to buy this phone, you will also bring its awesomeness and sophistication together with you. Not to mention, its sound quality is top notch since this phone is the member family of Walkman series. The 3G and WiFi are the best things you will get from this phone. And the most importantly, all of your favorite applications or games across java platform can be played perfectly with this phone.
Eventually, in this Sony Ericsson W705 review, I give the score "4" for its great sound quality, good and reliable battery life, great gaming capability, and the most importantly, its WiFi connection.