Summary: In this thin cell phone review of the Sony Ericsson W350, we learn why the slim and cheap cell phone is a double-edged sword. Some of its qualities exemplify exactly what we’d want in a music phone and others epitomize what we wouldn’t.
Excerpt: The new Sony Ericsson W350i is a mid-level ranged mobile phone that adds to the Walkman series portfolio. As it has been a long time since a famous handset manufacturer launched a flip phone, W350i brings back the Sony Ericsson's T series feeling.
Pros: There are quite a few nice features that make W350i a good choice as a low-budget phone. Exquisite design, good quality multimedia features, above average battery and the possibility to expand its storage space make Sony Ericsson's W350i worth every penny. I cannot miss the low price of the hands...
Cons: I have found that not always a high quality display is enough for a handset; it also has to be a large one. The 1.9 inches TFT screen is surely too small for a multimedia-oriented handset and is definitely one important slack of the flip phone. Also, even if it looks compact, after using it for o...
Conclusion: Sony Ericsson W350’s key characteristics are its design and it musical abilities. It’s true that the flip form factor is not the most convenient or useful one, but it definitely differentiates it from the rest and ads a „WOW” factor, which is rarely seen in this class.
Pros: Slim and light, External music controls
Cons: Too compact and uncomfortable for talking, Average sound during a talk and when listening to music
Excerpt: You’ve lusted after your high-school crush for two semesters, and you’ve finally got a date. But now that you have alone time, every feature that you found cute or enticing shows a transparency, a shallowness.
Pros: It’s as tiny and as pretty as a music-box ballerina. Includes an FM radio (which will be cool until the HD radio takeover next year).
Cons: The keys and navpad are unfit for grown-up human use. The phone’s clunky headphone connector has all the charm of a tumor. The awkward flip panel makes for clumsy, fumbling answers.
Summary: The Walkman series has a long and illustrious history that started with the cassette based Walkman back in the 1980s. The brand eventually made its way onto a new wave of Sony Ericsson phones, where it continues to thrive.
Summary: The W350i’s ring tones volume was average or a tad lower than that – actually it was our primary niggle with it, since it wasn’t loud enough for some environments. The reception quality was nothing to complain about, thoughOur only gripe is with the phone’s vibro alert, which occasionally proves to...
Summary: Year 2007 saw a different trend in the Indian telecom industry. A mobile phone was being used more as a musical instrument than a device to make a voice call. And a lot of credit goes to Sony Ericsson for its music-centered phones.