Sony Ericsson accept absolutely revved up with the absolution of the W995. Not alone is this a flagship Walkman phone, but it aswell matches the camera capabilities of the Cyber-Shot range. And it's priced as a mid-range phone, so in amount for money terms, it's traveling to be a harder act to beat.
Unlike the awe-inspiring clamshell architecture of its predecessor, the W980i, the W995 has a aboveboard accelerate design. Although the buzz isn't decidedly slim, the top bisected that contains the affectation is just a few millimetres thick, with the aggregate of the buzz in the lower half. This makes the buzz absolutely simple to authority if texting, and the keypad is absolutely ergonomic, even admitting from photos the buttons attending like they are too small. The TFT awning is archetypal for this amount range, with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The congenital accelerometer automatically rotates the awning amid mural and account modes.
The camera is absolutely a footfall up from the accepted Walkman range. With 8.1 megapixels, face apprehension autofocus and a flash, this buzz can calmly attempt with the mid-range Cyber-Shot phones for angel quality. Video superior is acceptable too, and the buzz supports video calling on a 3G network.
The music amateur is the latest Walkman amateur 4.0, and supports a ambit of avant-garde appearance such as anthology art, SensMe™ which lets you actualize playlists based on bounce and mood, agitate control, equalise and shuffle. There's aswell an FM radio with RDS to affectation the base and song that you're alert to. The buzz supports the latest audio innovations from Sony: Clear Bass and Clear Stereo. And we're captivated to see that there's a 3.5mm audio jack, so that accordant third-party headphones can be acclimated as able-bodied as the exceptional superior headphones supplied. Flight approach lets you attenuate the transmitter but still admission the music amateur and added media functions.
Sony Ericsson are absolutely blame the multimedia capabilities of the W995. For example, MediaGo™ automatically converts music and cine files if appointment them from your PC. The PlayNow™ abundance has been broadcast so that you can now download movies (for a charge) as able-bodied as music.
But watching abounding breadth movies on a 2.6 inch awning isn't the a lot of accessible way to absorb your chargeless time. But the adeptness to watch YouTube videos is a acceptable addition, as is the admittance of the BBC iPlayer and the Sky Amateur on Three. Facebook is aswell chip into the home screen.
The accelerometer that automatically rotates the affectation and enables the music agitate ascendancy aswell lets you play motion acute games, and there are a ambit of 3D amateur accessible for this phone. The buzz aswell has a-GPS which can be acclimated to automatically geo-tag images and can be acclimated with Google Maps to appearance you area you are. A balloon adaptation of the Wayfinder aeronautics software is included too.The accessible anamnesis is 118MB, which is abundant for 30 - 50 music tracks, and this is abundant to 16GB with a Anamnesis Stick Micro.
The W995 is a able-bodied affiliated phone. In accession to 3G and quadband GSM it supports HSDPA for super-fast abstracts transfer, and WiFi so that you can admission abstracts via your affiliated PC or a WiFi hotspot.
The WiFi is DNLA-compatible, which makes it easier to affix to added DNLA-compatible accessories about your home. The buzz will aswell affix via USB or Bluetooth.Battery activity is archetypal for a flagship Walkman phone, which is to say that it's about boilerplate and will endure a brace of canicule afore recharging. There's annihilation that we can acquisition to accountability with the W995 and it seems to us to action conspicuously acceptable amount for money - abundant bigger than the C905 Cyber-Shot buzz for example. It's accessible for chargeless on mid-range deals (around the £20 - £30 per ages level), yet it seems to action the affectionate of appearance that you'd apprehend from a top-of-the-range 3G phone. The antecedent user reviews accept been accomplished too, which makes us optimistic that this will be a problem-free handset with no software errors or body superior issues, and so we're application this one the abounding 5 stars.
Features of the Sony Ericsson W995 include:
- 8.1 megapixel camera with face apprehension autofocus, 16x agenda zoom, angel stabiliser, geo-tagging and flash
- Video abduction with stabiliser and video ablaze / video calling
- Display: 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.6 inches) with auto rotation
- Walkman amateur (MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV formats) with agitate control
- FM radio with RDS
- Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, stereo speakers
- PlayNow™, TrackID™
- Polyphonic ringtones, MP3/AAC ringtones
- Sound recorder
- a-GPS, Google Maps
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- 3D Java amateur with motion sensor
- Picture wallpaper
- Organiser functions: Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Contacts, Stopwatch, Notes, Tasks, Timer
- Internet: Admission NetFront web browser, RSS feeds
- Memory: 118 MB additional Anamnesis Stick Micro abutment (up to 16GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, Modem, 3.5mm audio jack
- Vibration alert
- Flight mode
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) additional 3G HSDPA
- Size: 97 x 49 x 15 mm
- Weight: 113g
- Talktime: 4 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 360 hours (2G) - 370 hours (3G)
- Video calling: 3.5 hours