Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman

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Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman

Bring your music. With the W200i Walkman phone, you always have one-press instant access to your favorite tracks. Sony Ericsson Walkman phones bring ...

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Review of "Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman"

published 27/05/2009 | Mellow91
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Pro Cheap, Robust, good quality MP3 playback, decent reception quality, radio, good battery life
Cons Poor quality pictures using VGA camera, no bluetooth, screen is too reflective
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"Ultimate quality sound and sleek design= Sony Ericsson W200i"

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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  • x_dani_x published 27/05/2009
    Welcome to ciao, nice review.x
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Product Information : Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman

Manufacturer's product description

Bring your music. With the W200i Walkman phone, you always have one-press instant access to your favorite tracks. Sony Ericsson Walkman phones bring the ease of digital music players to your mobile. So alongside all the usual advanced phone features, you can also download, stream, store and play back music in your mobile. Sounds good?

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman - rythm black - GSM - mobile phone, Sony Ericsson W200i Walkman - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Form Factor: Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 44 mm x 18 mm x 101 mm, 44 mm x 18 mm x 100 mm

Weight: 85 g

Colour: Rythm black

Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.3 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Infrared (IrDA)

Display: LCD display - colour

Playback Digital Standards: AAC, MP3

Supported Memory Card: Memory Stick Micro M2

Cellular / Features: GPRS; IrDA; USB; Memory Stick Micro support

Cellular / Extra Features: VGA digital camera; FM Radio; MP3 player

Communications / Wireless Interface: Infrared

Cellular / Combined with: Digital Camera; Digital Player; FM Radio

Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson

Long Name: W200i

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player; FM radio

General

MPN: DPY1013128/6, W200i, DPY1013128/49, DPY1013128/9, DPY1013128/158

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Bar

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 44 mm

Depth: 18 mm

Height: 101 mm, 100 mm

Weight: 85 g

Body Colour: Rythm black

Available Body Colours: Pulse white, rythm black

Cellular

Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: Concatenated SMS

Messaging & Data Features: Macromedia Flash support, RSS feeds

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS

Wireless Interface: Infrared (IrDA)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Additional Features: Radio Data Service (RDS), melody composer

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, stopwatch, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: AAC, MP3

Audio Features: Mega Bass

Memory

User Memory: 27 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Memory Stick Micro M2

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.3 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 4

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels

Display Illumination Colour: White

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Connections

Connector Type: Data port - Fast Port ¦ Data port - IrDA

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

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