Summary: The phone itself is fantastic. I had it once before and absolutely loved it. The only issue I find with the phone is hte charging/earphone port. It's a different type to that of your normal phone and the old phone I used to have had issues with the connection after some time, it wears out easily. Also, you cannot use the standard 3mm jack earphones without the adapter.
Summary: This phone died on me within 6 month of usage. I couldn't charge the phone or make any calls. The screen kept saying "no network available" and when I switch the sim card to a different phone, it works just fine. The technician said the internal antenna might of been damage. I never dropped the phone or anything so I might of just gotten a defected batch, but overall it was a decent phone to use with a stylish built.
Summary: Good so far for what i do. i dont text internet and any of that, but it does all of that. i just wanted something small, light, and simple and a slider. so this works.It does have wifi which is a plus but i dont hardly use it.
Good phone but will eventually suffer from failure.
Raoul Yeates "MISH", Amazon
6 March 2010
Summary: EDIT 22-12-2011 Well I am updating this as Just over a year on and my phone has failed. Reason: flex cable. ALL Sony Ericsson phones will suffer this situation and unfortunately it would only be a matter of time before it does... to say I am disappointed is putting it mildly: I loved this phone. But it is the third failure of a slider and the second one to fail on me in 1 month (other failed phone is a W760i).
Excerpt: "When I first bought the sony ericsson W705, I was astounded at the wide range of features it has. It has wifi capabilities, it had radio capabilities, youhad access to an online store where many applications and games were offered and finally, this phone offered a shortcuts menu, where you could select an application fast and easily. However, over time, the short-comings of this phone began to outweigh its range of capabilities. The unlocking mechanism ...
Pros: Many features
Cons: Doesn't last long before strange occurrences in performance
Excerpt: "...below the screen is conventional Sony Ericsson, with the navigation D-pad and control keys laid out in an attractive circular array that's grooved and raised in the right places for finger-tapping accuracy. Similarly, the menu system is familiar Sony Ericsson territory, based around a grid of icons in the main menu and sub-menus, with tabbed sections for various lists of options. The main menu view can be changed if you prefer a more carousel or scrolling ...
Pros: Wi - Fi connectivity, HSPA 3G,4GB Memory Stick, Decent earphones supplied
Cons: No GPS, Below Average quality 3 . 2 - megapixel camera, No Flash, No 3 . 5mm headphone socket .
Summary: I got this phone free when I joined Orange last year and after having three successful Sony Ericsson relationships, I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with the W705! Don't get me wrong, I have no major complaints about this handset, but before I received it I imagined it would have been sleeker. It's a bit sluggish at times when opening messaging and calls log, but my biggest problem is mobile internet.
Summary: I would like to draw attention to the frequent numbers of them which have been faulty. My W705 stopped working after less than a week! I switched the phone on, it would vibrate, the backlight illuminated the screen; but that was it. The screen remained black. After research, I found that this is just one of the problems people whom have bought this phone have encountered. (google "sony ericsson w705 problems" to find out what others have said about theirs).