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Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones

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Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones
Philips never made it big in the cell phone market, but the brand stayed active releasing cell phones every now and then, and this here Philips W920 has some chance to actually cling. It has a stylish design with the body painted in classy black and golden yellow. It’s not among the slimmest or lightest though with a profile measuring at 0.47” (12mm) and weight of 6.35 ounces (180g). Spec-wise, it seems on par with most mid range Androids: a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 480x800 pixels and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera are its main highlights.

It does however run on the dated Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 clocked at 1GHz and paired with 512MB of RAM, and comes pre-loaded with Android 2.2 Froyo, a reminiscence of days passed now that most handsets come with Gingerbread, and we’re looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

Internal memory stands at 120MB but the handset offers a microSD card slot for memory expansion. When it comes to connectivity, the Philips W920 supports 3G speeds. Now, this is definitely not a high-end offering, but if Philips manages to get the pricing right, it could turn out to be a good offering in the mid-range segment. How do you like the new W920?

Images courtesy of PC Home, CNMO.

Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones
Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones
Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones

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posted on 05 Dec 2011, 03:30 6

1. maoten (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


that's way behind...

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 03:33 4

2. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Already behind the curve. What's the point ?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 03:57 2

3. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


It's for chinese market anyway.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 04:04 2

4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1070; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I like the design, wouldn't be too bad as a back up, if the price to buy it outright isn't too high, $350 or less would do. Victor H, are there any other models being offered by Phillips at the moment?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 05:04

5. Victor.H (Posts: 411; Member since: 27 May 2011)


As far as I know, they have some models with dual-SIM support for the Asian and European markets which are way behind the mainstream curve. Their GoGear Connect tablet should also be available in China and possibly other places, but nothing huge except for that. So overall, this W920 would probably end up being the best thing I've seen from Philips in a while.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 05:49

6. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 32; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Anyway I'd like to see it dual sim.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 06:46

7. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


http://www.chinatechnews.com/2007/02/13/4989-philips-to-transfer-remaining-philips-mobile-phone-activities-to-cec

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 07:17

8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Good to see Phillips again
My first gsm phone was a Phillips

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 08:06 2

9. robinrisk (unregistered)


What's going on with that dock!? It's a full copy of iOS. Are they trying to get banned?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 17:39

10. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Lol,I noticed that too. Sue-hammer is about to come down on poor little Phillips

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:47

11. WingMan (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Mar 2008)


This thing has $625 price tag. GL philips.

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