Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
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Sony Ericsson C905 Review
Sony Ericsson C905
Member Name: gingertilly18
Sony Ericsson C905
Advantages: Camera, Simple to use, Nice Keypad
Disadvantages: Build Quality, no 3.5mm jack, No Smartphone OS
I got a Sony Ericsson from T-Mobile as a replacement for my 5th g1 and i refused another g1 and asked for this instead.
The retail package came with an 8gb memory card and a memory card > USB adapter which is very handy!
the phone is a basic slider feature phone which lacks any sort of smartphone OS but this does not mean it is not feature packed, quite the contrary.
it packs Wifi, Bluetooth, Gps, Hsdpa, a fully functioning web browser and a 8mp camera.
the camera is the main selling point of the phone with a xenon flash and a high quality Cybershot sensor. The camera itself has a plethora of options such as smile detection and face detection which can be quite useful.
The stills taken are probably the best i have ever seen on a mobile phone, good enough for me to replace my digital camera and better than other 8mp camera phones i have used.
The video capture is very good but the audio sounds a little crackly compared to the fantastic video quality, good enough for the occasional video.
the keypad is quite good but the slider seems to wobble a little when closed which makes me question the build quality, especially reading other reviews saying they had problems with microphone and the keypad breaking, which were problems i never experienced but they are well documented over the net.
the shortcut keys on either side of the d-pad are a little cramped but not too bad and certainly usable. the d-pad itself has a nice feel with a satisfactory click in all directions however it suffers from the same problems as the n86 in that an optical pad would have worked better and made surfing the web alot more enjoyable.
the browser itself isn't bad but navigating is a pain but over wifi you can check facebook and emails with ease, infact even though it is not a smartphone you can still install java apps which there are plenty of on the net.
the music player is very good but the phone lacks a 3.5 mm headphone port so you have to use sony's own bundled headphones, which are still quite good but i would like the option of using my own.
Sony released the w995 which is the same phone essentially with a 3.5mm jack and a 2.6" screen so that may be the better option.
Summary: Go for the w995 as it is the same phone but better!
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