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Sony Ericsson W705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 reviews of Sony Ericsson W705. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and screen.

usability, design, portability, sound, size

camera, battery, durability, screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W705 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W705

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W705 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera. The usability also gets good views.

design, usability, camera

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY ERICSSON W705 LUXURY SILVER , SIM FREE , UNLOCKEDSONY ERICSSON W705 LUXURY SILVER , SIM FREE , UNLOCKED

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W705

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson W705 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman Quadband GSM Phone (Unlocked) RedSony Ericsson W705 Walkman Quadband GSM Phone (Unlocked) Red

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Knight (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson W705 - Pocket-lint

 

A good Wi-Fi slider addition to the Sony Ericsson arsenal

Walkman phone with Wi-Fi, good all round music phone

Missing 3.5mm headphone socket, no GPS

For their first Wi-Fi slider handset the W705 is a good inclusion in the arsenal of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones. There’s a decent enough battery life too, with 4 hours of talking or 350 hours of standby which is reasonable for any phone. With some...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson W705 review

 

Can the latest midrange Walkman deliver the goods?

Walkman music player ; 3.2 megapixel camera ; 3G ; Wi-Fi ; 3G HSDPA ; Shake control ; FM radio ; Slim design ; Aluminium casing ; Good quality earphones

No GPS ; Back cover feels cheap and plasticky ; No 3.5mm headphone socket on bodywork ; Limited camera

A good handset with some great features that make it easy to access your favourite information but some of the omissions will be a must have for some users

Mar, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson W705

 

Sandra gets to grips with the stylish Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman phone.

The Sony Ericsson W705 is a comfortable, well-built and easy to use phone, though it does suffer from that awful headset connector. However, by adding BBC's iPlayer and Wi-Fi to round out its features nicely, Sony has made the W705 an attractive option.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony Ericsson's latest Walkman phone matches smart looks with improved sound. Can it outdo the classic W890i?

A stylish, highly accomplished and great-sounding music phone. Just don't expect it to take great photos

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony Ericsson W705

 

An attractive device that compliments Sony Ericsson's extensive range of Walkman-branded music mobiles

Simple connection and easy to use ; wireless music ; good compatibility ; remote control

Sound lacks dynamics and top-end control

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson W705 Review

 

Primarily a media phone, the W705 is for those that don't ask too much in terms of the camera or email functionality. It'll impress people, thanks to its shiny good looks. Just don't offer to show them…

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (knowyourcell.com)

Sony Ericsson W705 review

 

We review the Sony Ericsson W705, a sharply styled Wi-Fi packing, HSPA-equipped Walkman sliderphone

Stylish brushed aluminium design ; Wi-Fi connectivity ; HSPA 3G ; Walkman music player ; 4GB Memory Stick Micro card supplied ; Decent earphones in-box ; User-friendly interface ; Quality sliderphone feel ; BBC iPlayer and YouTube supported ; Google...

No GPS ; Average quality 3.2-megapixel camera ; Average video capture ; No smartphone OS ; No 3.5mm headphone socket on casing

Sony Ericsson upgrades its Walkman phone lineup with a decently featured, Wi-Fi-packing, head-turner of a sliderphone

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Slider Walkman : Sony Ericsson W705

 

Taking on the role of the company's first WiFi enabled Walkman handset is the Sony Ericsson W705 product.

The Sony Ericsson W705 is a slider phone that weighs 98g. In its closed state the handset measures 95 x 48 x 14mm (H x W x D) with the height increasing to 128mm when slid open by a smooth movement under the control of your thumb. The review unit has...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson - W705

 

With Sony Ericsson recently announcing handsets that eschew the Walkman and CyberShot brand names, there are still plenty of recent handsets in both categories vying for your attention. One of the more alluring of the Walkman ...

The W705 is a nicely built handset with some good features. If you need GPS or a great camera it might not be the mobile phone for you, but the W715 version at least solves the GPS problem.

Sep, 2009

BRONZE AWARD

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (pocketgamer.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson W705

 

Dares to be different?

Sony’s Walkman range continues to evolve a slow and steady pace and the W705 is no exception; despite its less appealing aspects it has plenty going for it and is worth considering if you're after an entry-level upgrade in the near future

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio:Y
Music player:Y
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Camera

Built-in Camera:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2

Data Transmission

Bluetooth:Y
Infrared data port:N

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:61
Display number of colours:0.262144
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Touch screen:N
Touchscreen: No

Memory

Flash card support:Y
Internal Memory:120

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS

Other features

Playable formats:MP3, AAC, MPEG4
Smartphone:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:Y

Phone features

Form factor:Slider
Java technology:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Speakerphone:Y
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert:Y

Power

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:20
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):10

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver

Video

Video call:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.3
Height :95
Weight:98
Width:48