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Sony Ericsson W995 review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, November 15th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Sony Ericsson W995 review

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. However, the industry gradually caught up with this shift, resulting in the many possibilities that are available nowadays to obtain your favorite music legally from the Internet. There are paid downloads available from various providers to simply upload the latest music to your Apple iPod or mobile phone. The current mobile phone is likely to have an internet connection at its disposal. This really woke up several manufacturers, among which Sony Ericsson, and made them think, which has resulted in a music portal that even allows the owner of a mobile phone to choose from a wide array of music and download it immediately. We are testing the Sony Ericsson T-Mobile version including its PlayNow Plus service, developed by T-Mobile and Sony Ericsson. Read on for our Sony Ericsson W995 full review.

Sony Ericsson Walkman review

Sony Ericsson Walkman review

 

Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone

Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone

First impression of the Sony Ericsson W995

The packaging of the Sony-Ericsson W995 Walkman phone of T-Mobile is rather modest. The Sony Ericsson handset including a headset and a music video, is displayed on the outside. Furthermore, we also find several main features and the T-Mobile and Sony Ericsson Walkman logos here. If we slide open the package, we are left with a yellow/orange box; upon opening it, the music phone is reached. Sony Ericsson includes an 8GB memory card, battery charger, data cable, headset, software CD and manuals with the W995. T-Mobile and Sony Ericsson deliver the W995 as a silver-colored device with brushed metal body parts.

Sony-Ericsson W995 test

Sony-Ericsson W995 test

Sony Ericsson W995 menu

The W995 cell phone features the typical Sony Ericsson look, which comes across as slightly outdated. In addition, the phone is not too heavy, naturally features various multimedia keys and possesses an acceptably-sized screen. The main menu can be accessed via the center key, and once inside the menu, we find twelve icons leading us to all the functionalities. In general, a Sony Ericsson mobile phone is always very user-friendly and the menu runs smoothly. This makes Sony Ericsson users loyal and faithful users, who often prove to stay with the brand and select another phone from the Sony Ericsson large range. Personally, I noticed the Sony Ericsson W995 encountering problems at times in order to keep up with all the actions, perhaps a software error of some kind? Especially when a bulk of content was involved, as well as after long-term use, this little hiccup cropped up.

 

Sony Ericsson USB cable

Sony Ericsson USB cable

Sony Ericsson speaker

Sony Ericsson speaker

Sony Ericsson charger

Sony Ericsson charger

 
 
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