P series were the pride of this manufacture at that time. Released after the satisfying result of its young sisters, P800i and P900i, the next P series called Sony Ericsson P990i had finally hit the market, bringing more sophisticated experience to the users than the predecessors. Okay, in this Sony Ericsson P990i review, i want to show you all the great things from this phone.
Sony Ericsson P990i Review
- Type: Sony Ericsson W910i
- Release Date: October, 2007
- Price Purchased: 59.99 Euro
- Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Phone Specs: Symbian OS v9.1, UIQ 3.0, TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors, 2.7 inches, 240 x 320 pixels, 2 MP primary camera See full specs.
- Very good battery life | Touch screen is really responsive even with slight touch | Fast hardware | QWERTY keyboard inside the numeric keypad | 2 MP camera with LED Flash
- Feels heavy and bulky in our hands | Symbian touch screen is outdated these days | needs stylus pen to control the screen interface | QWERTY keyboard is useless if it's broken
- Bottom line, used to be, when touch screen smart phone was not a huge trend, many people love PDA gadget. Sony Ericsson could capture that moment sharply by releasing P990i. Bringing much better aspects than the general PDA gadgets, P990i was really popular in the past.
|Sony Ericsson P990i Review|
By looking at the whole design of Sony Ericsson P990i, you will surely think that Sony Ericsson P990i has much more elegant and advanced hardware than its predecessors. And apparently, you're absolutely right about that. Being injected with the Symbian OS v9.1, UIQ 3.0 really elevates the whole engine of this phone to the next level.
Actually, Nokia is also known as the manufacture that always injects the Symbian operating system into its creations, as well as Nokia Symbian-based touch screen smart phones. But to be honest, Nokia products are not as great as Sony Ericsson creations, especially in term of touch screen sensitivity and performance of the hardware.
Anyway, it’s worth mentioning that with the help of CPU 32-bit Philips Nexperia PNX4008 208 MHz processor, the whole performance of this phone is totally satisfying. The one that should get the highlight are the sensitivity of its touch screen and the speed of its hardware to response.
Surprisingly, this phone is quite responsive when being touched with the already provided metal stylus. Touching the screen with this metal stylus is really responsive and sensitive, even with only the slightly touch. These are the main points of how touch screen smart phones should be like, besides the capability of Handwriting recognition on the screen.
Interface and Functionality
Based on this Sony Ericsson P990i review, the screen of Sony Ericsson P990i has been well designed with the TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors. The 2.7 inch screen looks really wide around the front side, giving users much bigger area to operate the touch screen. Although the 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution looks really standard for wide screen cell phone, it doesn’t mean anything to the whole aspect of this phone.
Sony Ericsson P990i is really an amazing touch screen smart phone. Many devoted PDA lovers will surely love this phone a lot, especially with the metal stylus that being provided on the top of device. This phone is a PDA look alike smart phone, so surely the weight of 150 g, which is pretty heavy and bulky in our hands, is acceptable.
Keypad and QWERTY keyboards
On the front side of the phone, you will be provided directly with the bending mechanism keypad, which of course can be bent to front and back to enter the QWERTY keyboard on the inside. On top of device, the metal stylus pen has been provided by the manufacture, in order to give users the most accurate tool than your fingers to touch the screen, besides to prevent the screen from finger prints or scratches.
2MP Primary Camera
The behind position of Sony Ericsson P990i is one of the best parts from this phone, in term of whole design. The back side of this phone has a really similar look with any general digital camera out there, especially with the circle that surround the 2 MP primary camera on the center. Anyway, it’s worth mentioning that the 2 MP camera has been equipped with autofocus and LED flash.
Sony Ericsson P990i offers a wide variety of awesome features, such as: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared port, USB, Stereo FM radio, SyncML, Predictive text input, MP3/MP4 player and Loudspeaker.
Playing games with Sony Ericsson P990i is one pleasing thing to do. As many of you know, PDA phones always have various of awesome games around the market, which mostly are around puzzles or any simple games, so I find that this phone is a really great source of entertainment.
Interestingly, 2 standard games Vijay Singh Pro Golf and Quadrapop have been added to this phone. But basically, all the games across the java platform can be played conveniently with this phone, because this phone has been equipped with MIDP 2.0 version.
Now I'm about to hit the last part from this quick review, but also the most important aspect of Sony Ericsson P990i, the data storage or capacity. Sony Ericsson has provided this phone with internal memory of 64MB, along with the additional 64MB external memory, while the Memory Stick Duo Pro is available at any phone shop.
Sold in only 1 option of case cover, Sony Ericsson P990i’s battery is stated on reliable sources, can last up to 400 hours in stand-by mode and up 9 hours in talk time.
Some users experience that Sony Ericsson is one solid built touch screen smart phone. The fact that this phone only utilizes the Symbian operating system doesn’t make this phone inferior in implementation. The screen of this phone is the greatest thing you will get from this phone. It’s really responsive and its sensitivity is really amazing.
Bottom line, if you are one of many PDA lovers. you will definitely love this phone a lot.
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