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Sony Ericsson W850i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 570 reviews of Sony Ericsson W850i. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The design and camera are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and battery. Reviews about the price and durability are different.

usability, camera, design, performance, sound

portability, battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W850i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W850i from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Kent German (

Sony Ericsson W850i (Unlocked) review


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.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Barzan "Tony" Antal (

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...

Nov, 2008

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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...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Mobile Gazette (

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.

May, 2006

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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.

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Sony Ericsson W850i


W850i is a slider-design Walkman music phone. Take up to a thousand songs with you wherever you go. And when you want more, download full-length songs on the go.

Great phone, very well built. What I don't like about the phone is the camera and the screen. If the camera had macro and auto-focus, I would sell my K800 to get this, but it doesn't hopefully they might remake the phone with those features in the...

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Sony Ericsson W850i Review- A 3G Phone


Sony Ericsson W850i is a 3G Walkman. 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. W850i is in attractive and sporty black and white casing....

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Sony Ericsson W850i Cell Phone Review


The W850i music phone, is a feature-packed handset which is the maker's first to support stereo Bluetooth audio. Another first is represented by its TrackID feature, which lets users record a few seconds of a song either through its voice recorder or...

User friendly, great colours, sharp display, excellent 2 mega-pixel camera, good battery life.

Low frame rate during video capture.

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Ericsson W850i


The Sony Ericsson W850i is the eighth phone in the successful Walkman range and continues to build upon the solid foundations laid by previous models....

Well built, Light effects, Updated Walkman software, TrackID service, A2DP, Sound quality and included headphones

Sunken navigational pad and small controls

Sony Ericsson continues to set high standards with their current range and the W850i is no exception. If you can look past the uncomfortable navigational pad, this is an excellent 3G phone.

Oct, 2006