Sony Ericsson W150i comes with some cool features in it. And the great thing about this feature phone is, it’s also a touch screen phone that interestingly has generic design with some other Xperia family out there, like Xperia X8 or Xperia Mix Walkman.
However, since the price tag of this phone is really cheap as a touch screen device, then the specs and features that come with it are much lower than the other touch smartphones on the market. Anyway, if on the previous post, I’ve already showed you all the good side of
Sony Ericsson W150i, then this time, I want to show you the other one, the bad side, the cons, the weaknesses, you name it. In this blog post, i want to share to you my own opinion why this touch screen feature phone sucks at the bone and you might want to stay away from this phone. So yeah, here they are.
1. it’s Not an Android Device
Yeah, this is a true fact about Sony Ericsson W150i. Unlike the other Xperia series out there, Sony Ericsson W150i is not injected with the most important element of smartphone, good mobile OS. Instead, it only uses Sony Ericsson's own proprietary operating system, which now has been totally abandoned by Sony in favor for Android OS, the legitimate and most used mobile OS for non-iOS smartphones.
This Sony's own proprietary OS would really make it difficult for its users to find a wide range of supported applications that can be run on this device, although Java applications/games can still be played on this phone, thanks to its Java MIDP 2.0 platform.
2. It Has a Slow Performance
The other bad thing that new users should know about Sony Ericsson W150i is its slow performance. With the support of only 156MHz processor, yeah, that's true, only 156Mhz processor, the whole performance of this phone can be considered as really super slow. Therefore, delay or late response would always happen when users operating this phone.
Sliding the screen to the left or right also doesn’t give you a fluid interface either. Instead, everything looks in a cut process. So basically, it’s totally not the same thing you see on vast majority of Android smartphones that mostly a have really fluid user interface.
3. Small Range of Supported Applications and Games
The vendor only injects its own proprietary operating system to Sony Ericsson W150i. So it automatically creates the limitations of supported or available applications or games for this phone. Unlike the Android devices out there, you would find a lot of troubles in getting more updated games or apps for this device. So this really really sucks if you, in the first place, intend to use this phone in the long term.
4. It Doesn’t Support 3G, WiFi or GPS
One other bad thing about this phone are the absence of 3G, WiFi and GPS. As a smart phone, especially it has already been equipped with touch screen technology, it’s really bad that Sony Ericsson, the one that is responsible for this phone, decides to not include those 3 important elements on this phone. To be honest, Sony Ericsson W150i is pretty much useless as a smartphone, if this phone can be categorized as a smartphone.
5. The User Interface is not Smooth or Fluid
Just I’ve already mentioned earlier on the point 2 above, this phone has a slow overall performance, especially on its UI, thanks to its low 156MHz processor. So it automatically gives the biggest impact to the whole performance on the screen, especially the user interface of this phone. So every time you slide the screen to the left of right, it will only show you the result in a cut process, which, again, is not the same thing you will see on the user interface of other Android phones, say, Xperia X8.
Well, yeah, those are 5 bad things or 5 cons that make Sony Ericsson W150i sucks to the bone. I think the biggest drawback of this phone is definitely the use of proprietary OS, which limits the use of applications or games for this phone.The other one is its super low 156MHz processor, and i don't think its graphic processor could handle high-performance 3D games.
Anyway, after seeing all the pros and cons of Sony Ericsson W150i above, are you really sure you still want to buy this phone? I bet you’re not, right?
Well, if you are not sure of getting this phone, why don’t you check out 10 great alternatives for Sony Ericsson W150i. Although most of them are sold in the slightly similar price range of Yendo, which is cheap, but they are absolutely better by miles than this Yendo.