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Sony Ericsson W950

alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and sound. The screen and design also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the camera, while many are critical about the reception and reliability.

usability, design, screen, sound, portability

features, value for money, battery, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W950

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W950 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, sound, screen, portability, camera

features, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson - W950i (built-in 4 GB) (mystic purple) Sony Ericsson W950i Walkman (UK) Sony Ericsson - W950i (built-in 4 GB) (mystic purple)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W950 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, responsiveness

features, portability, reception, reliability, value for money

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W950i 4 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with International 3G, MP3/Video Player--International Version with No Warranty (Mystic Purple)Sony Ericsson W950i 4 GB Unlocked Cell Phone with International 3G, MP3/Video Player--International Version with Warranty (Mystic Purple)

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Sony Ericsson W950i Walkman

 

Just the way a whole lot of peeps were waiting for the P990i to rock their world, an equal number of Sony Ericsson fanbois have been eagerly looking out for the top-of-the-line Walkman phone, the W950. Now that it's finally here, let's see if it is...

This phone is astoundingly expensive at Rs. 29,000. Even if you manage to bag it off the street for a few grand less, it still retains the tag. The phone has a fabulous amount of storage - 4GB - and that too in efficient, reliable flash memory and...

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Sony Ericsson W950i Test Report

 

This phone offers a great music player, but it has no camera, suffers from slow data speeds, and is very expensive.

Excellent music player ; 4GB of flash memory

Slow data speeds ; No camera ; very expensive

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Sony Ericsson W950 review: Let the music play

 

The Sony Ericsson W950 is an exciting new addition to the Walkman series of Sony Ericsson. It is a smartphone based on the Symbian 9.1 UIQ 3.0 with a stylish and yet classical design. Although it doesn't feature a camera, the 4GB of free space and the...

4GB of storage spaceWalkman MP3 player and stereo FM radio with RDSDedicated multimedia keys3G supportSymbian 9.1 OS with the UIQ 3.0 user interfaceTouchscreen with QVGA resolutionBluetooth 2.0 with A2DP profile, Infrared port and USB 2.0 supportComes...

No cameraNo Wi-FiNo memory card slotNo EDGE supportUncomfortable keypad

The Sony Ericsson W950 seems like the utmost music phone in its pure form. The whopping 4GB of internal memory are enough to store all the tracks you love to listen to. The addition of dedicated music keys that come alive when you start the player is...

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Sony Ericsson W950i

 

It's a stylish 4GB music and video player that fits into your pocket, surfs the Web, syncs your calendar and contacts, and even checks your e-mail. Sounds like the iPhone, doesn't it? Thing is, the Sony Ericsson W950i is available now, and it's a great...

Handsome. 4GB internal storage. Good music player

Internet is incredibly slow. Unpleasant flat keypad. Wobbly video capabilities ; Watch the Sony Ericsson W950i Video Review

Not quite the anti-iPhone, this music-playing smart device feels like a luxury item—until you try to get online.

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Sony Ericsson W950i

 

The W950i is packed with cool lifestyle features that should attract the hardcore music lovers who like one phone, one portable media player concept.

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Sony Ericsson W950i

 

This phone is slated to be available in Q3 2006 in the W950i configuration for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Pacific Rim, plus there will be a W950c version for mainland China.

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Sony Ericsson W950i

 

Sony Ericsson W950 is based on the new Symbian v9.1 and UIQ 3.0 platform, ultra-stylish UMTS WALKMAN phone. Built-in 4GB storage plus high performance entertainment suite with touch screen.

The call quality was clear, I didn't notice any distortions in the sound, I didn't get any dropped calls except on the bus, but I suspect it was a coverage gap on the network's behalf, since Cingular uses a mix of both 850Mhz and 1900Mhz depending on...

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Sony Ericsson W950i Cell Phone Review

 

The W950i Walkman is a slim and stylish 3G phone with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use. Using the W950i is easy. A touchscreen and stylus are a comfortable way to choose and open menu items. The keypad of...

Beautiful design, 4 gb of memory, complete symbian MP3 phone, hard drive, wide screen

No camera

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Sony Ericsson W950

 

As youth today flirt with multitude of technological options and fine themselves nicely ensconced to great opportunities available in terms of gaming, mobiles and other products. The Sony Ericsson W950 is another product added to the family of modern...

Sony Ericsson W950 is not just a connectivity juke box rather it provides you with a great deal of entertainment and communication terms. 3D games, Java, Radio, Video streaming and Video viewing are few entertainment functions available. The wide touch...

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Sony Ericsson W950i review

 

A triumph of style over substance

p>Good music features</p

p>No camera Awful keypad</p

Product Specifications

The W950i Walkman is a slim and stylish mobile phone with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use. Using the W950i is easy. The keypad of the slim W950i is smooth and flush with the surface, and the dedicated music player keys and other controls have one-press-to-open functionality. Download hit songs to your W950i wherever you are, in seconds. Getting songs to your W950i is quick and easy. And you can see what's playing. The graphically advanced Walkman player features album art support - the album covers are shown onscreen. And you can see what's playing. The W950i has an impressive 4GB of flash memory. This means that you can store up to 4000 songs. 3G makes surfing the Web on the go a fast and satisfying experience. The Opera Web browser gives you the Internet browsing experience you're used to and you have everywhere access to your favorite websites. The touchscreen and stylus let you click and scroll on links, as you would with a mouse, and makes the interactive mobile Internet pure pleasure.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):340hours
Talk Time (PB):438minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.2in
Weight:4oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Model:W950i Walkman
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson

Messaging & Data Services

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Mystic purple

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes