And one of Sony’s army, Sony Ericsson W150i or more popular with the nick name “Yendo” is a cool touch screen device from this vendor. However, in the real implementation, some users don’t feel too proud or satisfied with the whole performance of this phone, since Sony Ericsson W150i only uses proprietary OS, not Android, and it’s only powered by a really low 156MHz processor. So don’t expect fast and fluid user interface on this phone.
|Sony Ericsson W150i|
So in the list below, I want to show you 5 other smart phones that will make great alternatives for Sony Ericsson W150i if you want to get better features and specs than Yendo. And since the price of this phohne is around $80 - $100, I’m gonna assume that you want to get much better touch screen cell phone than Yendo at the same or at least around the price range of Sony Ericsson W150i. And this means, I’m not gonna include some expensive high-end smart phones in the list below. Okay then, here you go.
1. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
see full specs.
I think, Xperia X8 is the closest thing that matches the price of Sony Ericsson W150i. As a matter of fact, Xperia X8 is one of the cheapest Android smart phones from this vendor. However, the quality of this phone is definitely much much better than Sony Ericsson W150i for sure.
What makes Xperia X8 better than Yendo are the Android OS, fast performance, fluid user interface and wide support for applications and games across Android platform. With Xperia X8, you can play some great Android games, such as: PES 2011, Need for Speed series and even Gangstar Miami Vindication 3D.
Review | Price: $145
2. Xperia Mini
SPECS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, LED-Backlit LCD, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, 320x480 pixels, 3.0 inches, microSD support, 5MP camera, CPU 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Sony Mobile Bravia Engine, see full specs.
The other great contender for Sony Ericsson W150i is definitely Xperia Mini. Besides the injection of Android v2.3 Gingerbread, this phone is guaranteed has fast and fluid performance, thanks to its 1 GHz processor.
If on Sony Ericsson W150i, you can only get a mediocre 2MP camera, then on Xperia Mini, you got much higher 5MP camera. And if the price of this phone hits the low-end market (anytime soon), then Xperia Mini will make you a really smart customer.
3. Xperia X10 Mini
SPECS: TFT capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, 240x320 pixels, 2.55 inches, microSD support, 5MP camera, Android v1.6 Donut (upgradeable to v2.1 Éclair), 600MHz ARM II processor, see full specs.
As a pocket smart phone, Xperia X10 Mini is absolutely a perfect choice. It fits perfectly in your pocket and it feels nice in your grasp. Just like Xperia X8, this phone has also been injected with Android Donut OS, which later can be upgraded to Éclair.
Anyway, the 600MHz processor of this phone will absolutely beat the 156MHz processor of Yendo to death. The other worth mentioning aspect is the 5MP camera of this phone. It’s just amazing to have 5MP camera on such a small device like Xperia X10 Mini.
Review | Price: $121
4. Xperia X10 Mini PRO
SPECS: QWERTY slider keyboard, TFT capacitive touch screen, 2.55 inches, 240x320 pixels, 16M colors, Android v1.6 Donut (upgradeable to v2.1 Éclair), 600MHz ARM II processor, 5MP camera, microSD support, see full specs.
For a slight extra cash in your current budget, instead of getting Xperia X10 Mini above as the alternative for Sony Ericsson W150i, you can get the other sibling called Xperia X10 Mini PRO that has been equipped with QWERTY slider keyboard on the back, which can’t be found on Xperia X10 Mini.
Xperia X10 Mini PRO is actually the twin brother of X10 Mini (without the “PRO) because both of them run the same exact SPECS. Anyway, the user interface of this phone is guaranteed a pleasing experience for you because it already has Android Donut OS, 600MHz processor and TimeScape UI. This phone definitely can be a great texting or chatting phone.
Review | Price: $180, used: $140
5. Sony Ericsson W8
SPECS: TFT capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, 320x480 pixels, 3.0 inches, microSD support, 3.15MP camera, Android OS Éclair v2.1, 600MHz ARM II processor, see full specs.
Sony Ericsson has been really popular with its Walkman series, which specifically releases music dedicated phones to the market. And now, it tries to resurrect again that popular Walkman brand on its latest touch screen creations. Sony Ericsson W8 is one of them.
Since this phone is rolled out under the Walkman family, then the sound quality and music capability of this phone are guaranteed top notch for sure. And seeing this phone has already been equipped with Android OS, 600MHz processor, 3.15MP camera and many more, then it’s gonna be difficult to not recommend this phone as the other alternative for Sony Ericsson W150i.
Price: $179 used: $139
Well those are 5 great alternatives for Sony Ericsson W150i. What do you think? Are they really great and better than Sony Ericsson W150i based on your experience? Do you have any other choice regarding the list above? If so, feel free to share yours on the comment section below.
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