Excerpt: The Good Better build quality and controls. 3G, GPS improve speed and navigation. Still a good music phone in software. Good call quality. UIQ simple, effective, and improved. The Bad Pricing is steep for the actual feature set. 3G reduces practical battery life. Proprietary headset/data jack. Earbuds a step down from the W580. Access NetFront still a sub-par web browser at this price.
Pros: Better build quality and controls., 3G, GPS improve speed and navigation., Still a good music phone in software., Good call quality., UIQ simple, effective, and improved.
Cons: Pricing is steep for the actual feature set., 3G reduces practical battery life., Proprietary headset/data jack., Earbuds a step down from the W580., Access NetFront still a sub-par web browser at this price.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson W760i is the best Sony Ericsson Walkman phone we've seen, by far. It corrects one of Sony Ericsson's usual design pitfalls while offering a generous feature set and satisfying performance. We can suggest a few tweaks that should make it a winner.
Pros: The Sony Ericsson W760i has an attractive, easy-to-use design with a well-stocked, music-friendly feature set. It also offers broad world phone support, an accelerometer, and reliable performance.
Cons: The Sony Ericsson W760i's menus are the slightest bit sluggish, and some of its navigation controls were crowded. Also, it lacks a camera flash, and we're concerned about the long-term durability of its keypad buttons.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W760a phone carries through the famous Sony Walkman brand into mobile phone handsets. This phone has GPS and a number of other features, as it attempts to become an all-in-one handset.
Summary: Sony’s latest Walkman phone, the Sony Ericsson W760i, is aimed at those who are on-the-go, but don’t want a ton of gadgets weighing them down. It’s easy to use, reliable and packed with music, communications and organization features. Hell, it even has an accelerometer and a couple of GPS applications, all in a slick slider that’s guaranteed to turn a head or two.
Summary: The W760i is the first Walkman handset to be available on the Next G network. Although it doesn’t offer any outstanding features, the combination of a smooth design, excellent build quality and Sony Ericsson’s Walkman software makes this an excellent handset overall.
Pros: Design, build quality, controls, user interface, access to Next G services, HSDPA-capable, built-in GPS
Cons: GPS isn’t completely free, camera is mediocre and lacks flash and autofocus
Excerpt: Sony Ericssons Oberklasse-Walkman-Handy W760i überzeugt im Test nicht nur mit seiner Kernkompetenz, dem Musikplayer. Die Ausstattung: Neben einem immer wieder gelobten Musikplayer bietet das Sony Ericsson W760i ein Höchstmaß an Konnektivität. So ist der UMTS-Turbo HSDPA mit an Bord, genauso wie der GSM-Beschleuniger EDGE. Besonders schön ist, dass Sony Ericsson seinem Walkman-Handy eine vollwertige Navigationssoftware mitgegeben hat.
Conclusion: Cellulare dal design affascinante, il Sony Ericsson W760 è l’ideale per chi cerca uno strumento con cui divertirsi alla grande. Le sue funzioni più interessanti sono infatti il lettore con radio FM e lo Shake Control, che permette di controllare i comandi del lettore e dei giochi tramite semplici movimenti della mano e inclinazioni del cellulare stesso.