Summary: You'll probably know by now if you're a Sony Ericsson fan or not. The Sony Ericsson W995 suffers from all the same drawbacks as previous Walkman mobiles: it's walled off, and lacking the power and customisation of your standard smartphone. If that doesn't bother you though, what you'll find is one of the best multimedia phones on the market, and this time that includes picture taking.
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: 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
18 February 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
Summary: 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: Sony Ericsson is doing what it does best with the W995 Walkman. It's a good-looking and easy-to-use music phone with excellent sound quality, an above-average camera and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pros: Standard headphone jack, Sharp camera, Good music quality, Superior stereo speakers, Improved Media Go software, Wi-Fi connectivity, FM radio
Cons: Jerky YouTube video, Podcasts are hard to manage, Slow camera
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.