Visit our Business Solutions website >>


alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony CLIE PEG-SJ33. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PDAs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The price and usability also get good views.

screen, usability, price, design, performance

On average, users rate this product 86/100 and experts rate this product 72/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 158 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 91 of 158 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (10)

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony CLIE PEG-SJ33


alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Sony CLIE PEG-SJ33 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other PDAs on People are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 HandheldSony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Brian (

Review -- Sony Clie SJ33

Mar, 2003

Expert review by (



That glossy plastic shell doesn't look like it'll hold up to everyday scuffing too well.

The SJ33 is an attractive mid-range handheld with with audio entertainment capabilities and a great screen. At $299 it provides plenty of value in an eye-catching package. Check out our high res pictures below and stay tuned for more on the SJ33 in our...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Alexander Ereemeev (

Review Sony SJ-33


The cover of the screen fastens on the powerful closed loop in the top part of the screen and opens as in smartphone TREO on 150-170 degrees. But you can't remove, and cast away back too, so that the cover does not bear special functional work, it's a...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by (

Sony - Clié PEG-SJ33


The latest addition to the Clié SJ stable of PDAs from Sony is the SJ33, a mid-range, Palm OS-based palmtop. It's much improved over its SJ30 sibling, with an uprated processor, integrated MP3 player and a ...

The Clié SJ33's styling and integrated MP3 player set it apart from other PDAs in the mid-range price bracket, and while its performance is behind some Pocket PC-equipped PDAs, it's faster than a lot of its Palm OS rivals.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by (

Sony CLIE PEGSJ33: Sleek, shielded and see-through


The CLIE SJ33 is a midrange PDA with all of Sony's usual visual flair, including a transparent clamshell cover. Read our Australian review.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (

Outdated but a great device.


Good Resolution, MP3s, Movies, Thin and compact, Handy jog dial, Hold Switch, MP3 remote

Pen falls out easily. Soft flip top cover. Headphone jack stopped working.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Outdated but a great device.


I've had one for over three years now. I don't think I could function very well without a PDA. I use ...

Good Resolution, MP3s, Movies, Thin and compact, Handy jog dial, Hold Switch, MP3 remote

Pen falls out easily. Soft flip top cover. Headphone jack stopped working.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Great Handheld


Color screeneasy to usehigh quality

Bad plug adapter

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (

Cannot Hotsync


Nice display, good mp3 player

Cannot connect to Win XP

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

Cannot Hotsync


I owned an original Palm III for so long that it died of old age and so I was ready for a color PDA. I liked the layout of the SJ33 since it was the same as the original Palm design with some added features. The screen is really nice and the attached ...

Nice display, good mp3 player

Cannot connect to Win XP

Oct, 2004

Product Specifications

CLIE SJ33 shows relaxed new style with a transparent hard cover to protect the display. Attached to the main body with hinges, the new cover lets you enjoy casual use more than ever! Just open and shut CLIE SJ33 like a compact, then slip it into your bag or jacket pocket. Store MP3 and ATRAC3 music files on a Memory Stick and play them back on CLIE SJ33's built-in Audio Player. It comes with original headphones and a volume controller, a hold button that prevents accidental operation, and a Jog Dial navigator. Enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous playback and pick an Audio Player graphic user interface (GUI) to suit your style and CLIE SJ33 color variation. Compared to other handhelds you'll notice a remarkable difference on CLIE SJ33. Sony's original ultra-high resolution 320 x 320 dot, 16 bit 65, 536 color LCD reproduces still and video images in exceptionally fine detail. Playing games is even more fun on the high-resolution color screen. And with enhanced backlighting, outdoors or indoors, no matter the lighting conditions, your view is always clear. Just scroll and click on Sony's exclusive Jog Dial navigator for true one-handed operation. Access phone numbers, addresses, check appointments, and with the help of Jog Dial assistant, navigate applications with ease. In addition, the Jog function fully supports Documents To Go, so you can edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the go - and enhance your business efficiency! Located right next to the Jog Dial navigator is a unique Back button. Press it to go back one step. You can keep one hand on CLIE, the other on the phone! CLIE runs on the Palm operating system, which means it is fully compatible with thousands of Palm programs available for download. Featuring the Palm OS version 4.1, CLIE puts everything you need to organize your life right in the palm of your hand.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output



Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Technology:TFT active matrix


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony CLI

Input Device

Type:Jog Dial / Stylus / Touch-screen/Stylus / Touch-screen / Jog Dial


Type: None


Wireless Connectivity:IrDA

OS Provided

Type:Palm OS 4.1


Clock Speed:66MHz


Installed Size:16MB


Installed Size:4MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:Handheld

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition