Conclusion: In a time when $200 gets you a touch-screen smartphone with at least a 3-inch screen, 16GB of memory, a full HTML Web browser and a QWERTY keyboard, $600 for a slider phone with a pedantic 2.6-inch screen just seems unreasonable, even if its 8.1-megapixel camera produced spectacular results – which...
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.
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. Support...
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.
Summary: The W995 feels sturdy in your hand, and the brushed aluminium fascia coupled with a matt plastic back lends the phone a solid, attractive look. The touch-screen is the best we have seen so far from Sony Ericsson and the camera is easy to take pictures with.
Pros: 3.5mm audio jack, excellent audio quality, effective equalisers and integrated BBC iPlayer
Cons: Converting videos is slow at 30 minutes or more, no DivX/Xvid video support, screen doesn't support widescreen format, image stabiliser is ineffective, and video recording is limited to WQVGA
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 w995.
Summary: W995 tillhör Sony Ericssons walkmansegment, men en upplösning på 8 megapixel gör att den även kvalar in som fotomobil. I varje fall på papperet. I praktiken märks en ganska tydlig skillnad mot syskonen C905 och C901.
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