Sony Ericsson W995

8.3/10 AVG.
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8.3/10
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The Sony Ericsson W995 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.6"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The full set of connectivity options, the biggest screen on a Sony Ericsson feature phone to date, GPS, Wi-Fi and the great user interface make a sweet enough package on their own.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
CNET

Sony Ericsson is doing what it does best with the W995 Walkman. It's a good-looking and easy-to-use music phone with excellent sound quality, an above-average camera and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, we can rid our pockets of that pesky dedicated MP3 player.

- Flora Graham, CNET


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Sony released the Ericsson W995 on February 15, 2009.


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Sony backs up the Ericsson W995 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.6"

The Sony Ericsson W995's screen size is 2.6 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
118 MB

Internal memory is 118 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
930mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 930 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time, 540 minutes.

Ericsson W995 Specs

Overview
Release date February 15, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 118 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.18 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 930 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 540 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Cosmic Silver, Energetic Red, Progressive Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 4.9 x 1.5 cm (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 113 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Walkman player
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Just the perfect background for the unprecedented blend of music and imaging

Sony Ericsson W995 is the company's top-ranking Walkman and its spec sheet is clearly set to justify this label. The Flash-based user interface, which we've praised repeatedly, seems to be only getting better. There are no gaps in the connectivity set and the 3.5 mm audio jack is a long-awaited blessing...

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Sony Ericsson W995 is the company's top-ranking Walkman and its spec sheet is clearly set to justify this label. The Flash-based user interface, which we've praised repeatedly, seems to be only getting better. There are no gaps in the connectivity set and the 3.5 mm audio jack is a long-awaited blessing.

Sony Ericsson W995 not only spares users the agonizing choice between Walkman and Cyber-shot. It has simply harvested all the high-end goodies and leaves nothing else to want. And all that skill is packed in a compact, solid and stylish body.

Now, it's not hard to believe it was all too easy for Sony Ericsson to get carried away. Amid the first ever and best ever hype they somehow overlooked video. Just like Sony Ericsson by the way, and it wouldn't have been a big deal if they didn't make a big deal of it themselves. Why bother put a kickstand when the commitment to great video was never taken seriously? No kickstand can make up for the lack of codec support, inadequate screen resolution and no widescreen aspect ratio.

And still, the poor video is the only major grudge with W995. We just hope it doesn't need to be reminded that the devil's in the details. In all fairness, video should not be make or break for the majority of users, especially when all the rest is up to scratch. It's just that Sony Ericsson W995 will be held to a higher standard. It can't help it, just like it can't help the heavy smartphone fire on the high end of premium all-in-ones.

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CNET

Thanks to its standard headphone jack, it's the best phone in the excellent Walkman range

from CNET

Sony Ericsson is doing what it does best with the W995 Walkman. It's a good-looking and easy-to-use music phone with excellent sound quality, an above-average camera and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, we can rid our pockets of that pesky dedicated MP3 player.

Read full review

Sony Ericsson is doing what it does best with the W995 Walkman. It's a good-looking and easy-to-use music phone with excellent sound quality, an above-average camera and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, we can rid our pockets of that pesky dedicated MP3 player.

Read full review

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