Conclusion: Sony Ericsson Walkman phone fans have enough to be excited about with the W995a: it has an excellent music playback experience thanks to the easy-to-use UI and the new Walkman Player software. The dedicated hardware music controls, very nice sounding stereo speakers, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and Bluetooth A2DP round out a strong music-centric package. Add a built-in GPS with Google Maps, U.S.
Pros: Great music features and loud stereo speakers. Good call quality.
Cons: 8.1-megapixel camera doesn’t make it a killer camera phone. Price isn’t competitive.
Conclusion: Just a simple glance at the specs of the Sony Ericsson W995 should be enough to convince you that this is the most high-tech model of the Walkman Series. Does that mean it is the best as well? In terms of sound quality (not through the boxed earphones), camera performance and GPS, this is the case indeed. All other functions are on level with what the W705 delivers. In other words – OK, meaning good, but not impressive.
Pros: High audio quality, 8.1-megapixel camera delivering good image quality outdoors, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi and DLNA support, GPS and Wayfinder navigator
Cons: Doesn’t support DivX/Xvid, Boxed earphone set is of low quality, Video capture at QVGA resolution, Video stand is unsteady
Excerpt: W ith the rise of the Internet, the opportunity to exchange data in large quantities has become widely available. Many programs and Web pages are more than eager to use this option. Especially in the early days, the music industry sustained damage from the large amount of illegal music downloads.
Summary: With its Walkman and Cybershot series of models, Sony Ericsson has become a leader in the niche categories of camera and music phones. The latest addition - the Sony Ericsson Walkman W995a - delivers the best of both worlds with an 8.1Mp camera and high-quality audio features.
Sony Ericsson's new flagship Walkman phone offers a wealth of features
Good Gear Guide.au
23 March 2010
Summary: Sony Ericsson's W995 is the first Walkman phone to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and a camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Its design could use some improvement, it's overpriced and we would have liked a larger screen, but the W995 is still one of the best Walkman mobile phones.
Pros: 3.5mm headphone jack, 8-megapixel camera, GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Media Go software
Cons: Boring/bland design, a little chunky, kickstand feels flimsy, price
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W-for-Walkman range has a new member that is being hailed as the mother of all W-Series phones. On the surface, it pack a feature punch with a high-end camera, loads of music options and Sony Ericsson have even provided a standard 3.5mm jack so you can use any headphones to listen to Madonna. But does all of this convergence work in this petite package? Let’s find out.
Excerpt: I nternetin yükselişi ile birlikte büyük miktardaki verilerin paylaşımı ve karşılıklı değişimi de geniş bir kullanım alanı bulmaya başladı. Çoğu programın ve web sayfalarının bu fırsatı değerlendirmeye hevesli olduğunu görüyoruz. Özellikle ilk başlarda müzik endüstrisi yüksek miktarda illegal şarkı indirilmesinden büyük zarar gördü.
Summary: I tillegg har kameraet en oppløsning på hele 8,1 megapiksler. Det mest positive er allikevel at mobilen er en førsteklasses telefon som også egner seg for voksne mennesker. W995 er solid og ligger godt i hånden. Knappene virker ganske små, men det er mengder av luft mellom dem, og det er ikke noe problem å treffe riktig selv med store fingre. Lydkvaliteten og forbindelsen under samtale er stabil og god. Vi er ikke spesielt imponert over resultatene fra kameraet.
Pros: Støtter trådløst nettverk, GPS, Ligger godt i hånden