Excerpt: The evolution of the cell-phone camera takes yet another leap forward with the Sony Ericsson W995a. Along with a Walkman-branded digital music player, the W995a includes an 8.1 MP camera, the highest resolution camera yet available on a phone. But the W995a is an unlocked phone, which means its $600 price tag goes unsubsidized by a carrier.
Pros: 8.1 MP camera; speedy Web access and full email access; external access and controls for camera and music; stereo speakers
Cons: Expensive; disappointing photos; anachronistic Ericsson connecting jack; below-average talk time
Streamlined Sony Ericsson Phone Is Smooth Operator
24 June 2009
Excerpt: The recipe for cooking up a sweet multimedia phone? Take one part phone, mix two parts MP3 player, throw in some cool backlit buttons to impress the kids. Blend until creamy. Sony Ericsson appears to have whipped up a crowd pleaser with the w995a. It features everything you’d expect from a music- and video-centric phone, with a couple bonuses to round out the package.
Pros: Standard headphone jack FTW. Slick animated menus and overall presentation. Sports a mini-kickstand for propping the phone up to watch video. Brilliant and colorful 2.6-inch 320×240 display. Decent audio clarity during headphone use. Decent data speeds with both 3-G and Wi-fi connections. Supports MPEG4, WMV, RealVideo, 3 GPP, and H.264 video playback.
Cons: Low volume for music and calls. Music or voice, it doesn’t matter — the speakerphone just sucks. E-mail client is both chintzy and web-based. Mediocre call quality. Buttons sit in recessions so deep, they need a government bailout.
Conclusion: Sony Ericsson beweist mit dem W995 Walkman Handy, dass es kein vergleichsweise sperriges Smartphone braucht, um ein vielseitiges, aber dennoch überaus einfach zu bedienendes Handy sein Eigen zu nennen.
Pros: Trotz immensem Funktionsumfang sehr komfortable, einfache Bedienung
Cons: Slot für Memory Stick Micro M2 unter der Akku-Abdeckung