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Sony Ericsson W205

Announced
Apr 7, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 25, 2009

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.62 x 1.85 x 0.65 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Sony Ericsson W205 is a budget Walkman phone, dual-band GSM slider featuring 65k color display, 1.3MP camera, GPRS, Bluetooth, Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot, Music player and FM Radio with integrated antenna.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.62 x 1.85 x 0.65 inches (92 x 47 x 16.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.39 oz (96 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 114 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.005 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (710 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.7 days (425 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 13.50 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GP
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Mini Browser
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Apr 2009
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