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Sony Ericsson W850i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 633 reviews of Sony Ericsson W850i. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and sound. The design and camera also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and battery, while there are some mixed reviews about the price and durability.

usability, camera, design, sound, performance

portability, battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W850i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Ericsson W850i


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W850i from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson - W850i SIM FREE - not network branded (colour: precious black)Sony Ericsson - W850i SIM FREE - not network branded (colour: precious black)

May, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Sony Ericsson W850i review


Packed with 3G and chart-topping music features

3G capability ; 2-megapixel camera ; Walkman MP3 player and 1GB memory card

Quite chunky design ; Volume limited ; Small internal memory

If you like your Walkman with a slide, rush to buy now

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Sony Ericsson W850i


The W850i wraps Walkman functions and 3G inside a compact slider phone. Will you be walking to its beat?

Four more physical and quite small buttons sit on the outer edge of the front panel and these are Back, Internet, Cancel and Activity menu keys.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German (

Sony Ericsson W850i (Unlocked) review


Like Nokia, Sony Ericsson isn't quick to jump on the latest design trend, so the company did catch us somewhat off guard when it chose a slider design phone for the W850i. Overall, the sliding mechanism is solidly constructed, and we had no trouble...

The Sony Ericsson W850i has great performance and a wealth of features, including a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a digital music player.

The Sony Ericsson W850i has poorly designed navigation controls and limited integrated memory.

The Sony Ericsson W850i offers the great performance and high-end features we've come to expect from the company's Walkman phones, but its usability is hampered by unintuitive controls.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Mobile Fone Reviews (

Sony Ericsson W850i


The Sony Ericsson W850i is a 3G Walkman® phone with 3G technology. Other phones in this range include the W800i, W810i, W900i and W950i. The W850i features a 2 Megapixel camera with light and 4x zoom, 1Gb Memory Stick PRO Duo™ which...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Slider Walkman Phone : Sony Ericsson W850i Slider mobile phone


With music where ever you go, Sony Ericsson's slider model offers plenty of functionality.

The Sony Ericsson W850i is the company's first slider model to grace its family of mobile phones. Available in either golden white or precious black, this phone measures 98 x 47 x 21mm and weighs 116g which, while not the smallest device around, is a...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (

Time to dial up some music


Cool design ; good feature set ; great Walkman features ; very useful TrackID application

Directional pad could be better

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Clare Hopping (

Sony Ericsson W850i review


It's a Walkman, a camera and a slider phone. Jack of all trades or master of one? Read our review of the Sony Ericsson W850i Walkman phone

Solidly built with rugged design ; Walkman with track recognition ; 2-megapixel camera ; 1GB memory stick

Tinny speaker ; Heavy duty nav keys

A classic music orientated slider phone that packs a punch in the memory stakes

Mar, 2007


Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

Sony Ericsson W850i


Can a music phone do games too? Sony Ericsson has a go…

With the balance weighted more towards music than gaming, the W850i is perfect for music lovers who fancy a fiddle, less so for gamers who like a good tune

Nov, 2006

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Sony Ericsson W850i


It was only a matter of time. Everyone else has been getting on the slider bandwagon, so now Sony Ericsson has done it too - the only mystery is why it's taken them so long.

3G capability, 2-megapixel camera, Walkman MP3 player and 1GB memory card

Quite chunky design, Volume limited, Small internal memory

If you like your Walkman with a slide, rush to buy now

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (

Walk This Way- Sony Ericsson W850i Review


and don't delay, Sony Ericsson have their latest Walkman branded phone on sale and it's a slider. Scott Goodacre takes a first look at the hot phone of the moment.

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications


FM radio:Y
Music player:Y
Polyphonic rings quantity:40
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Built-in Camera:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Front Camera:N
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera:N

Data Transmission

Infrared data port:Y


Display diagonal:50.8
Display number of colours:0.262144
Display Resolution:240 x 320


Plug and Play: Yes


Internal Memory:16


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y


Data network:GPRS

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):99 x 78 x 25
Interface:Bluetooth, Fast port, USB, Infrared
Modem type:GSM
Networking type:GSM/UMTS
Operating Frequency:900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3/AAC
Playback formats:MP3/AAC


Maximum range:10

Phone features

Direct printing:N
Java technology:Y


Battery Capacity:900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):350
Talk time (2G):7

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Height :21
Weight:116 / 65