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      24.12.2009 14:02

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      Handy budget phone with good features

      I brought this phone barely used for £50 on ebay a year ago, mainly for the skype capability. This feature works as well as skype on the computer but you can't use it to make calls to the UK with skype out credit and you can't see pictures of skype users but that is not really a problem. It is small, but has a reasonably sturdy build and feels quite solid. Now that I have had it for a year, the paint is starting to peel off which looks quite tacky but you can buy a replacement fascia. This has most of the requirements for teenagers or those in their 20s. The 3G internet coverage is pretty good ad you can view pages reasonably well. You have to scroll down a lot to view wordy websites. You can also download applications such as google mail for the phone. This is a really useful feature and works nearly as well as gmail on the internet. The facebook application is just a link to facebook for mobiles though. The camera is a downside with pretty bad pictures for the 2mega pixel resolution. I would recommend this phone.

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      15.10.2009 16:11
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      Would recommend

      I had this phone as my old upgrade last year and used the phone for 18 months, I loved the phone as it had most items in it - camera, walkman, radio, Bluetooth and it was light weight.

      The phone itself has a good look to it in a black finish with gold around the phone and the buttons, however once you drop the phone the gold starts to come off and you start to see a creamy colour behind it - which spoils the look of the phone. But overall the phone it well build as you would expect from Sony.

      Another great feature of the phone was that when you go into the walkman mode the lights change colour from white to orange, which really looked good at night. And there was also an option to allow the orange lights to flash to the beat of the song.

      The camera of the phone was 2 mega pixel and to be honest it wasn't that good compared to other 2 meg ones, also you were not able to zoom in when you were in the highest quality which was really annoying. Also there is no flash on the camera, so it meant you can't take pictures in the dark. And the camera was rubbish for close up, as there was no macro mode.

      But overall I found the phone to be great as I did not have any problems with it in the 18 months, it worked fine and did not freeze at all. The phone allowed for me to use an external memory card (M2 cards I think, not sure) this was great as it allowed me to carry more music. But something that I found annoying was that as this was a walkman phone I would have thought the speaker would have been loud, but instead I found that my old Nokia N80 was much louder!

      The keys on the phone are great, the perfect size would still recommend this cheap phone.

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      13.05.2009 15:56

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      Not bad for a not bad phone

      I've had this phone for the past year and a half and I'm only just starting to get bored of it. It's fairly straightforward to use and doesn't have too many unnecessary gadgets. It's unbelievably durable as well, the amount of times I have dropped it and not only dropped it but it's flown across the pavement is unbelievable, yet it still survives-amazing!For someone as clumsy as me it's definetly a big advantage! Some of the features on the phone I do find frustrating, the radio was something that originally attracted me to the phone but after using it a few times the reception I get is awful and it's not just in one particular area, it's all over. I think some of the problems I've experienced with the phone are due to my provider (3) but overall it's been bvery cost worthy. For a fairly simple phone it's good quality, but in terms of competing with the high tech big boys it doesn't compare.

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      07.11.2008 21:14
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      Stylish phone with affordable price and good features

      I also use this phone for this is a very stylish walkman phone. This is considered as middle- low end phone which very affordable, the main reason why I have this phone.

      It is already featured with the built in 2 mega pixel camera with auto focus. The high resolution images of the camera shoot is guaranteed since Sony Ericsson always known as the good camera manufacturer. The excellent music player and external memory up to 2GB, you can store as many songs as you like.

      Sony Ericsson W660i is classified as the walkman series. Of course, from the classification it comes with many benefits for the music lover. Comes with two great colors, black and red, you would fin in the box the ear plug headset with the same color with your handheld. I bought the red one, so I got the red headset which rarely found.

      From all, I like the appearance the most. I like the color, and I like the small and sleek size. The display is large enough, so when I browse something with it, it would not be such a really big problem because I can still see it clearly. I also like the floral pattern in the back of this phone, make it really feminine and classy.

      The other basic thing is covered quite well with this phone. The bluetooth application for data transferring, 3G camera which quite amazing for middle low end phone, radio and games for entertainment.

      I recommend this phone for female users especially, because its beautiful look. It is for those who likes style, without having to spend lots of money because the price is really affordable. It really worth the price for the appearance and the features.

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      02.08.2008 15:06
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      Worth the money, but there are some better options out there

      I got this phone in black around 5 months ago. The first thing you notice is the solid feel of it, none of this horrible cheap plastic feel you would have with some other phones in the specs range. Some may call it heavy and bulky, but that's what I look for in a phone.

      The one feature that is most publicised in this phone is the music capability. With the award winning music player from Sony Ericsson, coupled with the TrackID function, this is a real one for the audiophiles. It comes with earbuds that go right in your ear and produce excellent sound, while isolating outside noise at the same time. I personally enjoy the ease of use of the player and the nice features, like the playlist maker which is just a nice touch that makes the phone just that cut above the rest.

      The call quality is fine, signal and battery life are good aswell. I can get maybe a week on standy and 2 days with heavy usage.

      However, the thing i least like about the phone is the keypad. While the 3 rows at the bottom are safe from this, the top one isn't. While trying to text with the '1' and '3' keys, it is very easy to touch on the bottom of the ring of buttons above and is a huge nuisance when texting really quite fast.

      Apart from this, the phone has a lot of features to offer. Just scan through the list and you will see for yourself how good this phone is for the money. If only they'd made the keypad that little bit longer.

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        21.07.2008 23:04

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        No problems with this phone

        I've always had Motorolas in the past, and really like the way they navigate. I chose this phone in January of this year because price comparison meant I was changing service provider and no Motorolas were available on my new price plan.

        I was looking for a quirky design, so I was attracted to this good looking phone in 'Rose Red' and I like the embossed flower details on the back (making it not a very masculine phone by the way!).

        The Walkman feature is not compatible with my Mac computer so that was quite disappointing, although I purchased this principally to be a phone, and I use it mostly for texting so it isn't too much of a problem for me.

        I have not had any problems in the 6 months I have used this phone. I have found it fairly easy to navigate although not as logical as a Motorola. I make more use of internet browsing that I have on any previous phone.

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        13.04.2008 15:05
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        Think twice

        I have had this phone for 8 months and up until recently is has been great. The only long standing problem has been reception, until this weekend. It has started to freeze, everything looks ok until you try and make a call, I discovered both incoming and outgoing calls and texts are failing. Having checked out a few reviews it looks like it is a common problem. Others have had to remove the battery to get it going, I founf switching it on and off worked but the big problem is not knowing when it has frozen, I missed two important calls.

        On contacting my network provider I was also advised to switch off the 3G as only 70% of the country is covered, it also drains the battery and causes the phone to go slower. Mmmm perhaps 3G isn't so good!! The other advice I had was to switch off the network display and revert to Sony Ericsson as this again slowed the phone down.

        Anyway, new replacement handset on the way as I still have a long contract. Would I buy another or recommend it - NO purely because reliability is paramount, odd glitches are ok but not to this extent

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          19.02.2008 09:29
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          My next review is an another mobile phone, now ive already written about my new IPhone which was purchased a few months, back but this review is on the phone I had prior to my new purchase. I wanted a phone that was cheap, easy to use and had some basic features such as a camera, walkman and so forth. A friend of mine had recently bought a new Sony Ericsson phone, it seemed to be the perfect phone, I didn't have an ipod at the time, but placing music onto the phone was like an alternative. I actually looked for my phone online, I had heard that 3G was a good company to go with so having visited their website, (www.three.co.uk) I looked at all the Sony phones that were available in my price range. Having spent some time looking for an ideal phone, I caught my eye on the Sony Ericsson W660i. Now the phone comes in two colours, their was a coolish black and a majestic Red, for some reason the red one appealed to me more, because it just seemed out of the norm. So having picked my phone and my colour I decided to purchase a contract that best meets my needs. I wanted a combination of minutes and texts, as I used both on a frequent basis; however I didn't want too many as I was that obsessed with my phone.
          The phone itself was free as I was buying into a monthly contract, I decided to pick the £20 a month line rental, with which I would get 100 free texts and 600 anytime any network minutes. It seemed to be an ideal match for me, and so after placing my order I waited for it to arrive in the post. (Usually 3 working days).

          Having being sent my phone, and finally arriving I was kind of anxious to open it; this was actually my first pay monthly contract as I was always normally on pay as you go. The phone, which comes in a standard box had all the features, a battery charger, the phone itself, a thick user manual which was never going to be used, a free voucher for music download. Before I talk about my experiences and how I found the phone, I feel it best to give you info about what the phone has features wise, and the specification and so on.

          Design:

          Sony Ericsson has a knack of producing the coolest phones in my opinion, perhaps that's why Nokia has to change its style of products somewhat. My Phone came as a majestic red, it was dark in colour and when pointing it out in the sunshine, it seemed to let off some two tone colour. The phone had the standard design buttons, the 3 logo as well as the Sony Ericsson logo. However, if you turn the phone around near the top of the phone, there seems to be a nice henna type design, which actually looks quite cool.
          The phone isn't that big and only ways about 93g, which I found to be a plus as I didn't want the phone sinking my pockets.

          User Friendly:

          The phone is actually quite easy to navigate around, it has the basic manual that comes with the phone, but I like to freestyle my approach, learn as you guy is my method. But the phone doesn't really cause any problems here, one you turn on the phone you have your basic features, obviously the first thing you want to do is log all you contact details onto the sim, now some cases you can just copy from sim to sim, however I decided to do it the long way and copy each number onto the phone one by one.
          The phones not as complexed as say the IPhone and so I guess it only takes a day to really get use to the style and feel of the phone.

          Camera:

          The phone has a 2.0 mega pixel camera attached to the back, and unlike the IPhone you can use it for both pictures and video recording. This was probably the feature I used most on the phone, going out with my friends I would take random pictures and movies every now and then. It's easy to switch to and from camera and movie mode. For instance when you turn the phone on, you click the middle command button, which takes you into a sub menu, their you have the option of choosing what you want to do, and on the middle left is the camera feature. Now from here you can click from left to right to change modes. Now of course you have the ability to zoom in and out of both modes and can change the options for night mode and so on. One feature you will come to no is, the photo feature was you can change the quality, make it look cartoon like an so on.

          Walkman:

          It wouldn't be a Sony phone without the walkman capability, and this phone seems to have it. The easy to use walkman, which comes with an installation disk, makes it easy to transfer music too and from the walkman, via your computer or laptop. I think I could store up to 45 songs on my phone, with additional songs with the memory card. The sound quality was brilliant, it was clear and loud, and wasn't fuzzy like other phones ive seen. It comes with a headphone set, but unfortunately for me they were uncomfortable and broke quickly.

          My View:

          Ill have to be honest I was at first in love with this phone, it was easy to navigate, had brilliant features, a brilliant camera and music player, and was just everything I expected of a phone. Unlike most phones, I didn't have a problem with it as first, the battery was good, phone never froze and I always seemed to pick up a decent reception for the first 6 months. However the phone for me was also annoying at times, the headphones were uncomfortable and broke easily, and being a text message mad person, I always found myself getting frustrated by the dictionary, that never seemed to pick up slang words. During the end time with my phone, I also noticed it had a tendency of freezing a lot, and the only way to restart would be to take the battery out and get it replaced. I even eventually had a problem with the battery, which had to be set back and replaced with a new one. I suppose this phone although with great features is one that is 50:50, perhaps my phone was the only one that started buggering up. However, at the end of the day, the price of the phone and the features they had were good. It's a phone that would suit a teenager, or anyone that loves their music, and although with my faults I would buy this phone again if it was offered for free.





          Phone Specification and Features:

          Features of the Sony Ericsson W660i include:
          * 3G video calling
          * Video clip recording
          * 2 mexapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom
          * Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
          * Walkman® player 2.0
          * FM radio
          * MegaBassTM - enhances bass frequencies
          * TrackIDTM
          * Polyphonic ringtones / Music Tones
          * Speakerphone
          * Sound recorder
          * Messaging: SMS, MMS, Push email
          * 3D Java games (pre-installed)
          * Web browser
          * Picture blogging
          * RSS feeds
          * Animated wallpaper
          * Personal organiser functions
          * Connectivity: Bluetooth (with support for stereo headset), USB
          * Memory: 16 Mbytes plus Memory Stick MicroTM (M2TM) support (up to 1 Gbyte)
          * Flight mode
          * Vibration alert
          * Size: 102 x 46 x 14.5 mm
          * Weight: 93g
          * Triband (GSM 900, 1800, 1900) plus 3G (UMTS 2100)

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          The W660i Walkman phone. A perfect combination of music, 3G speed and beauty. This mobile phone reflects your taste in music: it's simply impeccable.

          Create your own playlists. Enjoy original album art on the phone screen. It's your music experience - and the Walkman player 2.0 helps you customize it.

          Load your W660i with your favorite songs. Moving your music from PC to phone is easy: just connect, choose and transfer. Catch it as it happens.

          Your latest dance pose. Your friend's party face. The 2 megapixel camera is perfect for catching the moment. Send your snaps straight to your blog or as a picture message.