Sony Ericsson W350i Walkman

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Sony Ericsson W350i Walkman

You'll draw admiring glances when you take the W350 out of your pocket or bag. It is sleek enough to fit comfortably with no bulges into your pocket o...

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Review of "Sony Ericsson W350i Walkman"

published 05/01/2009 | jameweights
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Pro Small - looks good - great sound - easy to use
Cons Flimsy - slow internet speeds - average camera
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"Sony erricson w350I - Replaces your MP3 player"

The first thing that i thought when I unboxed this phone i thought - wow i've got to be delicate with this - it just felt like it could be broken very easily - this thought grew stronger when i took the back off in order to insert the battery and pulled the lid down to reveal the keypad.

But this was just a first thought - after having this phone for months - i now realise it is quite sturdy and reliable - it is very very light. The phone is very small and it is very hard to press the keys - but you adjust to it after a while.

There is a 1.3 megapixel camera on this phone - it is OK - this camera resolution is very dated - and you can tell that this was not a priority in the final build of the phone. It is not a bad camera - but i would not rely on it for holiday photos or anything important - its more for taking a picture to send to a friend or something.

The walkman feature on the phone is amazing - it can be activated by closing the lid - the sound is crystal clear and is surprisingly loud. There is a memory card included with the phone (a 512mb one) this can fit plenty of songs and photos but you will most likely want to upgrade - as you can use this for a fully fledged mp3 player. you can also listen to the radio - with the add on which acts as an antenna.

The phone comes with a software CD so you can connect your phone to the computer using bluetooth and USB. you can transfer photos and music from your phone to computer and vice versa. The transfers are quite slow really - but not slow enough that you become annoyed.

The phone has a nice layout - the menu is easy to access and everything is set out well - everything you need you can find it easily e.g entertainment - camera and so on. The loudspeaker is good - phone conversations are clear and there is a lot of room to store numbers in the phonebook.

The trackID feature is good - you can basically record a song and send it over the interent and in seconds you will receive the name of the song and the artist (you have to pay though - not sure how much though). Connecting to the internet is easy - my favourite feature is the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds - whenever the site or blog is updated you are informed. If you want to use the internet you should install opera mini (i took this advice from CNET - and it is good advice).

Overall the phone is great - texting is easy - and everything you need is easy to find and easy to use - it is light - its got a good battery life. there are also some games - there not very good though - you have to pay for the good ones though - there not cheap and in my opinion not worth it.

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  • redeyes22 published 06/01/2009
    great review aggy xxx
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Product Information : Sony Ericsson W350i Walkman

Manufacturer's product description

You'll draw admiring glances when you take the W350 out of your pocket or bag. It is sleek enough to fit comfortably with no bulges into your pocket or purse. Its unique flip covers the keypad for a minimalist look. The phone is a classy yet modern statement that is never out of place whether at a music gig or a football match. The W350's Walkman player can easily be accessed and operated even without opening its flip cover. With Walkman on top, key MP3 functions including Play, Pause and Scroll are outside the phone's flip cover so you can use it just like you would a standalone MP3 player. The W350 makes it straightforward to transfer music onto your phone. Whether your favorite tracks are on a CD or on your computer, all you need to do with the phone's intuitive Media Manager software is drag your tracks from your computer onto your phone via a USB cable. You can store up to 470 tracks or 40 entire albums and, once your music is onto your phone, it's also easy to navigate around it with the Walkman player. You're at the bar, and a song plays that you used to love... but you just can't place it! Sounds familiar? Thanks to TrackID, it need never happen again. Just record a few seconds of the song into the phone's microphone (or tag it from the built-in radio) and use TrackID to identify it. The phone provides you with the name of the song, the artist, and even the album so that you can download it and enjoy it again and again. You don't need to hold the phone in your hand to get the best out of the W350. With the Bluetooth headset, you can stream the music on your phone wirelessly to your ears! Your phone can be in your bag and you can still listen to the music, see which song is playing and take calls.

Product Details

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Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 mm x 11 mm x 104 mm

Weight: 80 g

Colour: Ice blue, Electric black, Graphic white, Turbo red, Soft pink

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT

Supported Memory Card: Memory Stick Micro M2

Talk Time: Up to 420 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Phone Design: Clamshell

Long Name: W350i

Height: 11 mm

Width: 43 mm

Length: 104 mm

Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson

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

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Flip

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; Bluetooth; USB; Memory Stick Micro support

Cellular / Combined with: 1.3 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player

Display Type: TFT; 262K colours; 176 x 220 pixels

Battery / Talk Time: 7

Battery: Lithium Ion

Cellular / Band: Tri Band

Phone Design: Flip

Bundled with: Sony Ericsson MPS-30 Portable Speaker

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

General

MPN: 1207-0597, 1207-8844, 1207-8845, 1207-8843, 1216-7680, 1207-0596, 1216-7678, W350i, 1207-0591, 1207-0590, W350 - Pink

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Bar

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player

Aerial: Internal

Width: 43 mm

Depth: 11 mm

Height: 104 mm

Weight: 80 g

Body Colour: Ice blue, Electric black, Graphic white, Turbo red, Soft pink

Bundled with: Sony Ericsson MPS-30 Portable Speaker

Cellular

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Service Provider: Not specified

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser, RSS feeds, mobile blog

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Phone Features

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

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Organiser

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

Media Player

Audio Features: Mega Bass

Memory

User Memory: 14 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Memory Stick Micro M2

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 4

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Display Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 420 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

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