Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
Newest Review: ... only used it for a month and then used my mums old phone until I brought another Sony Ericsson. Apart from that, the camera is OK. The mu... more
A budget phone, that's all it is
Sony Ericsson W395
Member Name: Zombietheo
Sony Ericsson W395
Advantages: Walkman & phone calls
Disadvantages: everything else
It sucks as a multimedia phone.
It does play music though, as you'd expect from a walkman phone. This particular model has pretty good speakers and blast out some tunes loudly with very little distortion. Rather good for those long bus rides when you want to share some music with friends.
I got this phone intially as it was touted as an upgrade to 580i, which was a versatile phone.
It depends what you want to use this particular phone for, it's good for phone calls and does most of the network from GSM900-1900 and it's good for music. It's not good for other things, for example whilst it features a 2mb camera, it has no flash and the photo's themselves tend to be grainy - the lens, like many of the sony phones, is unprotected.
It's a budget phone, you can probably pick one up for £50-60 top whack. If you pay more than that, then please send some money my way too - I need it more than you do apparently. Be wary of any contract that offers you this phone and no gift for more than £15 a month depending on minutes and texts.
It comes with all the basic stuff you'd expect from any phone, so it scores no bonuses there but there is one thing that should be mentioned - It's supposed to have some sort of motion capabilityon it and some games that can take advantage of this. It's lies unfortunately, well, so far it is.
Personally, I find the operating system very slow and it struggles greatly to do more than 1/2 a task at once.
All that said, it's got an excellent battery on it - you can get about 6-7 hours of talk time out of it on a full charge (they say 8 on the website, but that's really, really unlikely) and the walkman option is fantastic - I load up the memory card with a couple of albums and spend a day cycling and still have 3/4 battery charge left when getting home. That's pretty neat. It does not have a headphone jack though, this is pretty dissapointing as the Sony Ericsson headphones are pretty rubbish.
i would not get this phone again, I'd rather get a phone with a camera, flash and some lens protection. It's good if you want a walkman and telephone combo. That's all!
Summary: A basic phone that's reliable
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