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Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas views about the camera and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, sound, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman review: Droid's got talent

 

Not the first time Sony Ericsson are trying to mix man and robot. But this time they're not simply putting the W in Android. The Live with Walkman is part of the company's ongoing effort to bring their smartphone lineup up to date. The next one due for...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is the second Android smartphone to carry the legendary brand name. It is a mid-range offering with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 1GHz processor, and a pair of cameras...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review

 

We fell in love with the Walkman phones, when the W700i was launched, way back in 2006. Priced at Rs. 15,000, it was one of the hottest selling phones, back then, along with the W810i. A good six years have passed and now the Walkman series has come...

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is priced at Rs.14,400. It directly competes with a few older models in that price range – the Galaxy Ace, the HTC ChaCha (which is a couple of grands cheaper) and the Nokia 603 (with Symbian Belle). From the current...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review - Tech2

 

We fell in love with the Walkman phones, when the W700i was launched, way back in 2006. Priced at Rs. 15,000, ...

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is priced at Rs.14,400. It directly competes with a few older models in that price range – the Galaxy Ace, the HTC ChaCha (which is a couple of grands cheaper) and the Nokia 603 (with Symbian Belle). From the current...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Kersey (recombu.com)

Sony Live with Walkman Review: In Depth

 

You would be forgiven for thinking that the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is a featurephone, and at first glance, it does seem that way. Delve a little deeper though, and you'll find a small yet capable…

1Ghz processor keeps everything smooth ; UI modifications are pleasant and unobtrusive ; Affordable

Low screen resolution

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Kersey (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review

 

A 1Ghz processor and Walkman branding makes for an appealing device.

1Ghz processor keeps everything smooth ; UI modifications are pleasant and unobtrusive ; Affordable

Low screen resolution

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is a surprisingly good device. If you can look past the Walkman branding of old and accept this for the long lost budget Xperia device that it is, you'll find a good all round package.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

But nobody will buy this phone for the specs, it is a mass market music phone. And apart from in the shortage of storage capacity out of the box it does its job admirably.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman

 

The Sony Live with Walkman Mobile Phone is ideal for music lovers with its enhanced multimedia features and long battery life. This Powerful Android Smartphone has inbuilt stereo speakers with Sony xLOUD enhancement technology. The Sony Live with...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Carly Page (somobile.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

 

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, as its name suggests, is a smartphone aimed at music-lovers, and the first of Sony's Walkman-branded smartphones to arrive equipped with Google's Android software. However, with its mid-range features and pint-sized...

Taking its price into consideration, the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is a decent Android smartphone. It runs the latest version of Gingerbread software, and packs a 1GHz processor, a decent music player and a fairly-good camera. However, the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman review

 

It's got a weird name, but with less demand for standalone mediaplayers these days, it makes sense that the Walkman brandshould now seem most at home on a phone -- in this case an Androidphone with a 5-megapixel camera and fast 1GHz processor.

Quality music player, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, 5MP camera

Screen could be sharper, battery life not great

Sony Ericsson's Live With Walkman offers a good quality mediaplayer with some genuinely useful extra features and a good cameratoo. Pity about the less than stellar battery life.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Continuous audio playback time:17 / 17.30 / 17.5
Continuous video playback time:6.18
Standby time (2G):350 / 400 / 660 / 850
Standby time (3G):350 / 850
Talk time (2G):14 / 14.15 / 14.25 / 6.7
Talk time (3G):6.4 / 6.42 / 6.5 / 6.7

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer:No / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3.2
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800, 850, 1900, 2100 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:10.32
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:1000 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.559
Height:4.17
Weight:4.06
Width:2.2 / 2.22