Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W595 is an improved version of the W580 that boasts 3G support, a 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo speakers and the 'share jack' that allows you to plug two sets of headphones in, so that you can listen to tracks with a friend. What we like The bright QVGA display might be small but it looks sharp and bursts with colour. The user interface is clear, featuring simple menus and icons that are easy to read.
Excerpt: The W595 is a simple upgrade to some of Sony Ericsson’s other Walkman handsets. In fact you might say it’s the same as an earlier model the W890 , only in a different form factor. The Specs are almost identical with a few minor distinctions. Take a look. Form Factor I’m not crazy about the color of the handset I got in for testing. The glossy red lines and white body give it a very distinctive girly feel.
Conclusion: Overall the W595 is a great addition to the Walkman range although it does really offer anything groundbreaking it is always nice for a little updated styling and functionality within any given mobile series. The W595 is easy to use for mobile users of any age however given its music features and other multimedia functionality the phone would be great for the younger mobile user mid to late teens would be the perfect recipient of the W595.
Excerpt: To be frank the W595's market position hasn't seen any major market shift compared with its predecessor, the W580. Sony Ericsson are still banking on 15 to 24 year olds with an emphasis on socializing rather than design. With that said, the inclusion of a stereo-headset carrying two 3.5 mm audio sockets onboard starts making some sense.
Summary: Sony Ericsson proves there's more to Walkman than mobile music
Pros: HSDPA, Excellent Walkman music player, Good quality earphones, 2GB memory card supplied, YouTube application, 3.2-megapixel camera, Excellent build quality and smart design, Added social networking apps on some models, Loud loudspeaker, Good value for money
Cons: Camera quality is limited, No Wi-Fi, No smartphone operating system, Awkward back panel battery casing, Difficult to access memory card, 3.5mm socket is on earphone adapter rather than on body