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Sony Mobile Ericsson C905a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Sony Mobile Ericsson C905a. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and reception are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the price and size. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Mobile Ericsson C905a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Mobile Ericsson C905a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Mobile Ericsson C905a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson C905a Unlocked Phone with Wi-Fi, 8 MP Camera and GPS - Unlocked Phone - International Version - BlackSony Ericsson C905a Unlocked Phone with Wi-Fi, 8 MP Camera and GPS - Unlocked Phone - International Version - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nick Mediati (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson C905A

 

The Sony Ericsson C905a cell phone ($180 with a two-year contract from AT&T, as of 8/20/09) might be better described as a camera that happens to have a phone attached to it. As a phone, it will do the job; but its 8.1-megapixel camera with an LED...

Excellent camera ; Crisp, bright screen

No standard headphone jack ; Average call quality

In my hands-on tests in the San Francisco Bay Area, I found the C905a's call quality just average. Voices weren't especially clear, but they had adequate volume

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Nick Mediati (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson C905a Phone Review

 

Excellent camera ; Crisp, bright screen

No standard headphone jack ; Average call quality

Sony Ericsson's C905a is an average phone, but its camera impresses.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson C905a

 

Sony Ericsson raises the cam-phone resolution level to an near ridiculous 8-megapixels. Will other phone makers follow suit?

Offers a capable “everything but the kitchen sink” feature list. Photo and video tweaking toys a-plenty. PictBridge compatible. Automatically resizes huge hi-res photos before sending as MMS. Supports video calling (with compatible phones)

Dull appearance more boring than watching C-Span with the sound off. Virtually flat keypad makes blind texting a nightmare. 8-MP images + 160 MB of memory = non-negotiable memory-stick purchase. Large, side-staged charging port is awkward. 16x digital...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson C905a (AT&T)

 

The Sony Ericsson C905a's 8.1-megapixel camera and attractive design outweigh its slightly overweight form factor.

Powerful camera. Solid voice quality and reception. Plenty of media features.

Bulky. Battery life is on the short side.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a review:

 

We don't typically see high-end megapixel camera phones from Sony Ericsson here in the U.S. unless they're unlocked, and as a result, prohibitively expensive. So it was a welcome surprise to us when we heard that the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a...

The Sony Ericsson C905a has a good 8.1-megapixel camera, 3G/HSDPA speeds, quad-band support, a music player that supports audiobooks and podcasts, and it has good call quality, too.

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a doesn't have a 3.5-millimeter headset jack. Unlike its international counterpart, it does not have built-in Wi-Fi.

If you want a high-quality camera phone from AT&T, you can't go wrong with the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of The Sony Ericsson C905a Cell Phone

 

This one is for all those who love to carry their world along with them in the form of photographs and love to click pictures to keep themselves reminiscent of the memories. This one from Sony Ericsson comes along with a high end 8.1 megapixel camera...

Brilliant camera, decent battery life, stuffed with features, sleek and slim design

Few problems with the keypad, only M2 cards acceptable, the price

This one is definitely the best amongst all the phones that have been launched in the Cyber Shot range till date. I would say that if you are on the look out for a phone and a digital camera then this one would be your best bargain. Go ahead and grab it…

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Sony Ericsson C905a Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

How often have I lamented, and perhaps you too- photo buff, import phone maven, that our US carriers never get the good stuff. AT&T has surprised us with a little piece of former import goodness, the Sony Ericsson C905a with an 8.1 megapixel camera and...

8.1 megapixels of Cyber-shot camera goodness

Plasticky looks

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson C905a

 

Sony Ericsson's latest CyberShot phone is a fantastic camera. Unfortunately, Sony Ericsson forgot to pay attention to some of the C905a's other features. Video tour added!

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Adam Fendelman (about.com)

Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot

 

The pricey Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot stands above a sea of traditional cell phones with its high-quality, 8.1-megapixel camera for serious photo enthusiasts.

Expert review by: (tech-faq.com)

Sony Ericsson C905a

 

The Sony Ericsson C905a is one of the best digital camera experiences on a phone to be had in the world today. It has an integrated 8.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash! Some key features for the camera include face detection, auto focus, an image...

8.1 mp camera ; 2.0 Bluetooth ; GPS and photo tagging

The Sony Ericsson C905a is an amazing camera phone. Perhaps the best on the market today! The features are outstanding and the Geo tagging is a great way to share your photos with friends. Memory is not a problem with expandable memory support and the...

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:930
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):380
Talk time (2G):9

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Second Camera:No / Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Keyboard

Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:160
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS / GPRS / GPRS, HSCSD
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WCDMA bands supported:2100
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Bundled software:Access NetFront
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GSM / GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA / GSM, UMTS, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
Operating Frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC / MP3, AAC, MPEG4
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / WiFi

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes

Phone features

Direct printing: Yes
Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:930
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:BST-38
Standby time (2G):380
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):9
Talk time (3G):4

Storage

Internal Memory:160

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Pink / Silver
Technical features:BestPic, Smile Shutter, PlayNow, TrackID, RDS, YouTube, DLNA Certified, Google Maps, PictBridge, Wayfinder Navigator, MSC, PC-sync, TV-out, Media Go, PlayNow

Video

Frame rate:30
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 2
Height :10.4 / 4.9
Weight:136
Width:10.4 / 2.9 / 4.9