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 08/02/2009 | nickbrown60
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Hello, I'm Nick - 20 years of age from Swansea.... Thanks so much for all of your rates, very much appreciated :) X
Excellent
Pro Great Looks, Works well, Plays songs well, Lots of extras
Cons No video camera:(
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"The best phone I Have Owned"

Hello and welcome to this review!

Im here today to write about my excellent phone - The Sony Walkman W350i! I bought this 3 months ago from eBay so I have had quite a lot of time to try and test it:) So I will try to make this review as honest and correct as possible.

For the price 39 Pounds!!!!!! This is a FANTASTIC phone

I would happily pay up to 80 Pounds for a phone like this one, it has so many features and is very nice looking.

When I first saw the phone I knew I had to have it! I just had to, i don't know what but something attracted me towards it! maybe its the good looks? or the features? Im unsure.

This phone comes in a very nice box with many bits inside! as it is a walkman phone it even included a little memory card that holds around 40 songs.

In the box I recieved:
The Phone
The Charger
Data Cable
Funky EarPhones / Handsfree Kit
Memory Card
Case
Vodafone sim Pack
Disk for computer use
And a pile of leaflets!

The box was very well packed and designed by sony making sure everything was held in place, usually when I buy mobiles the parts are scattered throughout the box but this was perfect.

When I opened the phone I realised how nice it was, however I ordered an orange but a purple arrived! Haha oh well:) it'l do I thought.

It is a really great quality Mobile Phone, It does not creak and squeek while on the Phone (Especially Samsungs) The phone looks very stylish and modern with a touch of class, A nice big ish screen, nice keypad like a lot of the sony range. Luckily this one has not got that annoying joystick that the usual sonys have!

The phone itself has two purposes: It can be used as a normal phone ORRRR an MP3 Player ( Walkman )

There is a flap that comes over the keypad and this is where the phone gets its magic from. This flap makes the phone! ----- When the flap is open the phone is a phone ----- When its closed it is an mp3 player with fully operating walkman buttons and a standby phone.
Its wicked!

The phones screen and interface are very nice and easy to use! The screen is very bright and the interface is easy to use as with all Sony phones. When the flap on the front is closed the Walkman interface pops up on the screen and you can choose what songs you want to listen to etc.

The speaker built in the phone is very good, it can sound slightly tinny at times BUT the flap on the front has another use. When you pull the flap to the back of the phone it supports the phone on a hard surface and amplifies the sound! AMAZING!

Now onto the phone itself ( Used as a Phone )

The phone itself is great. Its very easy to text using its keys, they are nicely arranged and very easy to press unlike other phones I have used.

The earpiece can go very loud if you want it to! just use the handy up and down volume keys on the side of the phone, I nearly deafened myself once when I accidently pressed up! I had a bit of a head ache for a while lol.

The phone also has speaker phone, just plonk it down and carry on speaking. However when I use this peopel say that they cannot hear me as clear. Maybe mine is faulty but im not sure:(

The phone has a built in 1.3mp camera, its Okay! its not brilliant but its OKay, its fine if you only take a few snaps now and then when you have not got your propper camera with you. it also has night mode which WORKS!!! I've tested it:)

The phone is very comfortable to hold while on those long conversations. Its also very slim so its easy to pop in your pocket when you are done talking.

The back of the phone is covered in a type of rubber that doesn't look like rubber, Know what I mean:?? But its great! It honestly does NOT scratch, I have droped it on concrete and it aint marked one bit!

The phone has a nice selection of ringtones however I do not like many of them, most of them are too quiet but there are some loud ones if you search around a bit!

The phone has a built in radio, as with all phones the handsfree kit must be plugged in for it to work (As it is used as an aerial) i can definately say the radio is very good indeed. The signal is fab.

Is the battery any good??

YES! I use my phone all the time and I only have to charge it every 3 days. If it was not used much I recon it could easily do a week on one charge.

This phone is on Vodafone, I also use this network but this phone seems to pick up the signal better than all of the other phones I have owned, I can now make calls in places that I could not with my other mobiles. Maybe the network has bucked up their ideas?? Nope I think its the phone:)

MMS Messages are also supported by this phone (MMS messages are picture messages for those of you who don't know) They download very quickly and are displayed nicely on the large (ish) screen.

Other features the phone has are:
Alarm Clock
Calculator
Games
Recorder (sound)
Musiic DJ
Converter
Calendar

The one thing I can complain about with this phone is the lack of a video camera! I really thought a great phone like this would include one, but that is the only thing it is missing, Oh well:(

Any way This is a fantastic phone! and I really do recommend it,

Thanks for reading and I hope this has been helpful
5**** From me

Nick

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Comments on this review

  • CezaWeza published 09/02/2009
    Sounds like a great phone!
  • redeyes22 published 08/02/2009
    great review aggy xxx
  • MAllen400 published 08/02/2009
    good review you got a bargain there x
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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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