Conclusion: A powerful but average phone from SE. The Walkman aspect is excellent however, does not achieve media greatness due to it's reluctance to play certain video files of large sizes. I've had some difficulties using a 4GB Memory Stick Pro with the phone resulting in the phone telling me it doesn't have...
Pros: Sleek design, good Walkman software
Cons: Camera uncovered and fiddly to clean when gets dirty, keypad lock sensitive - can unlock when sitting in your pocket resulting in long unwanted internet sessions or accidental Walkman activation, refusal to play large video files even when correct video size.
If you really want a slider then this is a good option but I'd go for the k810i.
7 March 2010
Excerpt: The w850 was my first proper phone (my first contract phone after turning 18) and I was the envy of all my friends. This sexy little slider certainly looked the part and felt comfortable in the hand. In the open postion I found there to be minimal wobble in the slider mechanism.
Excerpt: I have owned this phone now for nearly 18 months, and it is just about on its last legs. When i first got it i was impressed with its storage capacity and sound quality for MP3 playback, particuarly through the headphones.
Excerpt: Stylish, sleek fone is slightly bulky though for navigation it's quite standard and user friendly if you have a current Sony Ericsson fone. Camera being only 2 mega pixels I found is a tad too blurry and there are better Sony Ericcson fones up the scale if you are looking for a sharper picture...
Summary: I have owned this model of cellphone for 10 months now. On first sight it is a nice looking phone with a large screen, it is however very large, especially when compared to it's predecessors, such as the W800i and the 810i.
Summary: Sony appear to have have installed a ridiculous auto sound leveling system when you play MP3s. When louder tracks are played the player struggles to adjust the volume and this makes tracks sound awfull... what's worse this feature can't be turned off! This feature was not present on the older W800i.
Summary: Il W850i è un telefonino con qualcosa in più rispetto ai modelli tradizionali. Chiuso, è un vero lettore audio, con pulsanti specifici per questa funzione e una qualità audio per i file MP3 e AAC davvero elevata.