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Sony Ericsson W850i

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  • User Score (544)
    8.5 8.5 from 544 reviewers
  • Expert Score (17)
    7.6 7.6 from 17 reviewers
  • Design (10)
    5.7 5.7 from 10 reviewers
  • Value for money (131)
    5.5 5.5 from 131 reviewers
  • Features (132)
    5.8 5.8 from 132 reviewers
  • Ease of use (16)
    5.5 5.5 from 16 reviewers
  • Sound quality (13)
    6.1 6.1 from 13 reviewers
  • Durability (138)
    5.4 5.4 from 138 reviewers
  • Looks (132)
    5.5 5.5 from 132 reviewers
  • Battery performance (178)
    5.5 5.5 from 178 reviewers
  • Appearance (5)
    5.5 5.5 from 5 reviewers
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The W850i is another addition to Sony Ericsson's line of Walkman phones. This is the first slider-style phone in the series as most of the others are either candy-bar, swivel or flip phones. The features of this model are very similar to those of the W810i. These include many corporate tools like PC syncing, full Bluetooth, email and USB support among others. Users can also transmit an electronic business card or other important data to contacts via the Bluetooth. The inbuilt 2-megapixel camera can shoot…

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The W850i is another addition to Sony Ericsson's line of Walkman phones. This is the first slider-style phone in the series as most of the others are either candy-bar, swivel or flip phones. The features of this model are very similar to those of the W810i. These include many corporate tools like PC syncing, full Bluetooth, email and USB support among others. Users can also transmit an electronic business card or other important data to contacts via the Bluetooth. The inbuilt 2-megapixel camera can shoot photos in three resolutions and video clips in one resolution. The phone itself includes many advanced options for users to edit or polish their images. The media player allows users to organize their music and it can playback a host of different audio and video formats using the included Real Player 8.

The performance of the W850i can be a mixed bag. It produces very impressive images for a camera-phone. According to CNET, test shots looked sharp with bright colors and distinct objects. Videos were a little disappointing though as they looked a bit choppy. Although the camera performs quite well, the lack of autofocus lowers it value considerably. The call quality is also satisfactory but the volume tends to be low sometimes and voices seem quite hollow. Battery life is simply outstanding and in some cases, it is known to last well over the rated talk time. The most annoying feature however, is the unintuitive navigation controls. Users may take a long time to get used to them. Overall, the W850i is not exactly brilliant, but is still a very good performer and is worth a recommend.

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