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The main reason I bought this phone is because I wanted a phone with good MP3 playback and a sleek design which would easily fit into my pocket. In my opinion, the Sony Ericsson W200i combines both of these traits. In the box you will find everything you need to get you started, including a USB connector cable, software for transferring files, a 128 MB memory card and a set of headphones.
The software which comes with it is easy to install and allows you transfer WMA and MP3 files directly form a CD or from your computer to the memory card inside the phone. It's quite fast, so you can easily download a whole album within about 2 minutes.
The MP3 playback on this phone is very good considering that it was designed to be entry level. The sound quality is good and it comes with all the settings that you would expect an MP3 player to come with, including settings such as Bass Boost and random playback. There's even a little button on the side to enable you get directly to the playback menu from whichever screen you are on. This button also enables you to minimise the mp3 playback screen so you can do other activities, such as write a text or take pictures.The Sony Ericsson W200i also has a radio so you can listen to any radio station while on the go.
Another good feature of this product is the long-lasting battery. From a full charge my phone lasts me around 5 straight days even with quite heavy use. You can either charge the phone up from the mains charger provided in the box, or via your computer using the USB cable.
However, there are also a few disadvantages to this product. The product does have a VGA camera which also allows video capture. Unfortunately, the picture quality is pretty bad, especially if you zoom in to take the picture. For me this wasn't really an issue as I have a digital camera which I usually take pictures with.
Despite the cheap price tag, this phone is pretty solid. I've dropped it accidentally a few times (once on concrete). The battery cover came off but I just put it back on and the phone continued functioning well.
Another disadvantage is that the phone does not have bluetooth compatibility, so you're still stuck with old-fashioned infra-red technology to exchange files. Yet another problem is that the screen is of the tyoe that came out with the first colour-screen mobiles back in the late 1990's, so when you try to view it in direct sunlight you can hardly see anything.
Nevertheless, If you want a basic phone to use for making the occasional phone call and listening to your favourite phones on the go, then this phone is suitable for you. If you're looking for something which will enable you to take high quality pictures or use bluetooth then you might have to consider somthing a bit more expensive.
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Mobile Phone Box Contents: 1)Handset, 2) 3 Pin UK Charger, 3)Battery, 4)USB Cable 5)Manual (Not English) Note: Box is open in order to unlock handset for all networks. This is to facilitate customers where they can use any SIM card. Phone is 100% unlocked and tested before dispatch. DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES; General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 2100 Announced 2008, July Status Available. Released 2008, September Size Dimensions 100 x 47 x 14 mm Weight 104 g Display Type TFT, 256K colors Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, AAC ringtones Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers Memory Phonebook 1000 x 20 fields, Photo call Call records 30 received, dialed and missed calls Internal 40 MB Card slot Memory Stick Micro (M2), up to 8GB, Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps HSCSD Yes EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps WLAN No Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP Infrared port No USB Yes, v2.0 Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels Features Videocalling Video Yes, QVGA@15fps Secondary No Features Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (NetFront ) Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Games Yes + downloadable Colors Grey, Black, White, Blue, Pink GPS No Java Yes, MIDP 2.0 - Walkman player - TrackID music recognition - SensMe - Shake control - T9 - Picture editor - Organizer - Voice memo Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion (BST-33)
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magnetic closure - Access to basic functions (multiple openings on the leather) - Slim and padded design - Protects the device in an optimal manner - Camera lens access - Headphones and headset jack access - Charging and synchronization cable access - Speakers stainless steel mesh protector - Beautiful interior lining embossed with the Noreve logo