Product Type: Sony Ericsson mobile phones
Newest Review: ... we have an apple TV and my partner is fed up of showing me how to use it lol. This phone allows me to make call, text, and get onto Fa... more
Has been a great phone.
Sony Ericsson W995
Member Name: hopey123
Sony Ericsson W995
Advantages: Has a great camera on it which is easy to use.
Disadvantages: I need my 3 and E button.
I acquired this Sony Ericsson W995 last year as my old phone stopped holding charge properly so this phone is my partners old one.
Now until last week it has been working perfectly despite being a few years old now. What happened last week was, well here is the message I was sending to a friend so see if you can tell what the problem is!
Hi, what tim os your train gt in? o you ancy mting atr your appointmnt.
Yep that's right the number 3 key has died so I have no D E or F in texts or number 3 in phone numbers. It is a right pain, if I fiddle enough it will work but when texting or even trying to post on Facebook I don't have 10 minutes waiting for 1 letter to work lol. Time for a new phone I think.
This phone is a push up the front part to reveal a normal 1-0 dial keypad with each number also representing letters of the alphabet for texting. The screen is a good size and can clearly view things on it without a struggle. I'm not into lots of technical items really so a simple phone like this is ideal for me. For example we have an apple TV and my partner is fed up of showing me how to use it lol. This phone allows me to make call, text, and get onto Facebook, the three most important uses it can have but saying that it does have a GPS thing (yes thing I don't know proper word) If I found myself lost then I open up the location servies tab and it will find my location, hopefully I'm old enough not to get myself lost but could come in useful if I was visiting a new area without my car satnav.
There aren't heaps of buttons on this phone, the picture shows that on the front the centre of the circle button is for accessing the screen menu and the circle gives quick access for contacts, messages, and sound controls. It has the call out and end call/off button and a quick internet access button. On the side of the phone you will find the camera and video filming controls.
Now the camera is 8.1 mega pixels which I feel is very good for a mobile phone camera and the quality of the pictures from it is also very good and clear, my partner prefers the camera on this phone to his i phone.
There is also a radio on this phone which I often use for listening to football if it's not on TV (yes a good that follows footy more then her partner does lol). I can listen on the headphones or leave the headphones plugged in and switch to speaker as the earphone cables act as the aerial.
Another feature I like about this phone is the speed dial which I have set up so number 1 is a person then number 2 etc. I have also a couple years ago on my old phone shown my son how to call daddy with speed dial, I was actually expecting my daughter when I taught him this and all he has to do is press the allocated number and the dial button. As I'm writing this I've realized his dad is actually on a different dial number on this phone but if something was to happen and dad was out he'd get through to his Grandad instead on the speed dial number he has learnt.
This phone stores lots of numbers and messages and always easily accessed. The phone records go up to a few weeks and show missed calls, received and calls made. The storage for messages must be huge as I rarely delete my messages. There is a option to view conversation between a friend you were texting so instead of trawling through looking through all messages for a particular one you can look through conversation with a particular person to find it.
This phone has had a few drops in it's time and still going strong about from the number 3 being on strike. the back sometimes will come off if dropped but slots back on easily. Talking of the back yes the back comes off easily so you can access the slim battery and sim card which is under the battery. The charge point on this phone is on the side, the opposite side from camera controls.
This isn't a heavy phone and fits into my jeans pocket fine, I prefer it in my pocket so atleast if I don't hear it ring I will feel it vibrate, well that's the plan anyway.My old jeans actually had a phone shaped mark on the pocket where it was constantly in there whilst wearing them. I'm trying myself to keep it near me but not always in my pockets now, maybe I should get a phone necklace lol.
Well I've covered the parts of the phone I like and use the most hopefully giving readers a good in sight to the phone.
Summary: Good phone, does what it says on the tin. Basic with some extras.
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