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Sony Ericsson W205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 825 reviews of Sony Ericsson W205. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. The screen and reliability get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W205 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the size and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the battery. The design and durability get less positive opinions.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W205 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Ericsson W205 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony Ericsson W205


The Walkman-branded Sony Ericsson W205 is a budget phone, but can its feature-set offer extra value too?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Sony Ericsson W205 Review


In this fast-moving era of smart phones, netbooks, Blackberrys Wi-Fi, 3G, HSDPA and all manner of confusing, complicated names, it's easy to forget that some people just want a phone that does the basics…

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Sony Ericsson W205 review -


Easy to use interface, music player ticks all the boxes, cheap

No bundled USB cable to transfer songs, supports only up to 2GB of music

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mobiles (

Sony Ericsson W205 review


The Sony Ericsson W205 comes in as the entry level Walkman phone. Want an MP3 playing music phone which swaps bells and whistles for a best in class portable music experience? Then the W205 is definitely worth a look. Read on for our thoughts on this...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony Ericsson W205


Sony Ericsson are one of the most respected mobile handset manufacturers on the market, and with the W205 they are hoping to enhance that reputation. The design follows much of the same stylish design as other Sony Ericsson's, with a slide opening...

These days there are more up to date phones on the market but the Sony W205 still holds it on when it comes to music and style.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (

Sony Ericsson W205


Everybody's telephonic needs are different. For those looking for a phone with a range of features at a sub £100 price point might like to consider the Sony Ericsson W205.

The usual range of telephony features are supported with this handset. You can indulge in SMS and MMS messaging while making use of predictive text. Alarm clock, stopwatch, task list, notes and timer are all included as are phonebook, calendar,...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (

Sony Ericsson W205 review


The Sony Ericsson W205 is an old school offering in a world of social mobiles, unlimited music downloads, and smartphones entering mid-tier price ranges. It's a tiny phone that aims to just make calls and play your tunes on the commute. Is that enough...

TrackID tune recognition

Awful build

This phone could have been made any time in the last six years

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (

Sony Ericsson W205


The Sony Ericsson W205 is an entry-level Sony Ericsson walkman phone for the budget conscientious.

Compact and affordable and does the basics well. Good music player.

Poor camera, so-so screen, phone feels plasticky.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Nick R (

Sony Ericsson W205 review


The W205 from Sony Ericsson further increases the already staggeringly large mobile phone collection other wise and more affectionately referred to as the Walkman range

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Clare Hopping (

Sony Ericsson W205 review


We review the Sony Ericsson W205, a budget Walkman phone with an ugly face but a fairly pretty body

Cheap ; Reasonably attractive ; FM Radio ; Decent dedicated music buttons

Underpowered camera ; Relatively low quality, low resolution screen ; No 3.5mm jack ; Not compatible with microSD

The Sony Ericsson W205 is a cheap and very inoffensive-looking handset, but the disappointing screen only highlights the lack of features, which we could have otherwise have gotten over more easily

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No


Display diagonal:4.57
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160
Touchscreen: No


Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:5
Maximum memory card size:2


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


Data network:GPRS

Other features

Browser supported:HTML (Opera Mini)
Networking type:GSM
Operating Frequency:900/1800
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Continuous audio playback time:13.5
Standby time (2G):425
Talk time (2G):9

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.2