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Sony Ericsson W850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 966 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and sound are overall positive. The design and camera are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Ericsson W850


alaTest has collected and analysed 70 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W850 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W850i Black On Vodafone Pay As You GoSony Ericsson W850i Walkman Phone (Black, UK)Sony Ericsson - W850i SIM FREE - not network branded (colour: precious black)

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Ericsson W850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W850i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Pro Duo Slot--International Version with No Warranty (PreSony Ericsson W850i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Pro Duo Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Gol

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'\xdcberrascht mit Schiebemechanismus: Sony Ericsson W850i'


'Nachdem Sony Ericsson bereits Telefone mit Drehmechanismus, im Schokoriegeldesign und Klapp-Handys im Programm hat, wurde das W850i mit einer Schiebeabdeckung versehen. Ob die \xdcberraschung gelungen ist, zeigt der Test.'

sehr gute Leistungswerte, reichhaltige Ausstattung

'Steuertasten sind ungl\xfccklich angelegt, begrenzter interner Speicher'


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Sony Ericsson W850 review: A Walkman with a slide


Sony Ericsson W850 is the next Walkman phone, but this time it comes in the slider form factor. It boasts a large display with QVGA resolution, full 3G capabilities with video calls, a 2 megapixel camera and the latest Walkman 2.0 music player. It's an...

High quality 2 megapixel cameraMemory card slot with hot swap functionalityComes with 1GB memory card included3G support with video callsGreat MP3 playerFM radio with RDSInfrared portBluetooth stereo support (A2DP)Multi-tasking supportTrackID music...

Uncomfortable navigation solutionCamera has no autofocusNo EDGE (W830 has EDGE, but no 3G)Records video in the inadequate QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only

When it comes to functionality, the Sony Ericsson is almost identical to K800 and as long as the manufacturer is concerned, both would be positioned in the same price class. So good things don't come cheap, as you would see. And W850 is really a nice...

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Sony Ericsson W850i (Unlocked)


Like Nokia, Sony Ericsson isn't quick to jump on the latest design trend, so the company did catch us somewhat off guard when it chose a slider design phone for the W850i. Overall, the sliding mechanism is solidly constructed, and we had no trouble...

The Sony Ericsson W850i has great performance and a wealth of features, including a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a digital music player

The Sony Ericsson W850i has poorly designed navigation controls and limited integrated memory

The Sony Ericsson W850i offers the great performance and high-end features we've come to expect from the company's Walkman phones, but its usability is hampered by unintuitive controls.

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Sony Ericsson W850i Review


In this day and age, when mobile phones seem to do anything that we want and much more, it is quite understandable that thousands of models are rolled out. Manufacturing of cell phones is definitely a profitable industry. Customers often face the...

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SONY ERICSSON W850i review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones |   


As the eighth member of this successful musical family w850i Walkman player hints at a far more exciting and enhanced experience for the mobile music fan.

A good phone from Sony walkman series. Fun, Usable and Attractive. I love the design minus the clunky slide feel. A good buy for music lovers who want more features for their mp3 cellphone player. W850i is a consummate music performer sounding great...

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Review: Sony Ericsson W850


The W850 is the first slider-style handset from Sony Ericsson, and is one of the company's latest Walkman branded handsets. Sporting the new Walkman 2.0 player, Sam tested the W850 and came out impressed, though the design can be awkward.

Battery can be charged through USB, use of less expensive Memory Stick media, full HTML browser

Average battery life, d-pad difficult to access

To sum up, the W850 is a pretty good all-round device.

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Sony Ericsson W850


Sony Ericsson just announced the W850, the first slider phone in Sony Ericsson's history, which will be released in third quarter of 2006. In our exclusive first look, we let you in about the new and cool features of the W850 and you don't have to wait...

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Sony Ericsson W850i


But since then their marketing muddle has been a disaster. In our view, Sony Ericsson are the clear leaders in this market niche.

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Sony Ericsson W850i 3G music phone


Although a music phone, the Sony Ericsson W850i looks like a portable high-end MP3 player. This resemblance makes perfect sense – the product is the Walkman of the modern age. Only when you slide up the screen and reveal the numeric keypad, do you...

The Sony Ericsson W850i is a fine product, even if judged as only a phone. However, being a good phone doesn't justify its price tag. Then, the question is: is the W850i such a fine Walkman that you don't need a dedicated MP3 player at all? The answer...

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Sony Ericsson W850i


The Sony Ericsson w850i is an awesome walkman phone; while it delivers on style, features and functionality, it can be hard to navigate and control

The phone is a well designed integrated device that looks and functions easily ; MP3 player is on par with portable, stand alone MP3 devices ; Digital camera is one of the best that I have seen integrated into a phone ; Bluetooth capability synched...

Tough to navigate, the buttons were hard to work with when going through the menus ; Battery life can be improved, however expect to recharge the batteries often if you are using the MP3 player or digital camera ; Would like to see a standard memory...

A very nice phone if you are looking for a very stylish device with both a high quality digital camera and MP3 device onboard.

Product Specifications

The W850i Walkman phone takes you one step further in mobile music evolution. The design is triple-purpose - it's a mobile phone, it's a quality Walkman player and it's a camera. Yet it's still sleek, elegant and compact. The W850i - a phone that touches your senses. When you're listening to the radio and you hear a song you like but you don't know what it's called, ask TrackID. Record a few seconds of the song and use TrackID to send the music for recognition. In seconds, you'll have the name, artist and album in your phone. With the W850i, you always have a camera at hand to catch that special moment. The 2.0-megapixel camera includes a 4x digital zoom and a horizontal user interface. The second camera sits above the phone screen and is used for video calls. Use the W850i's 3G capabilities for fast downloads and video telephony. Browse the Internet or get the latest news delivered directly to your phone via RSS feeds. The W850i also supports standard push email, a solution that allows you to receive email straight to your phone.


Antenna Type:Internal


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Memory Stick PRO Duo


Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Model:W850i Walkman
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Golden / White/Precious black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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