x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Sony Ericsson W890

Announced
Nov 6, 2007
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.10 x 1.83 x 0.38 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

Share

embed

Description

Sony Ericsson W890 is the successor of the W880 and improves on the functionality but gets slightly thicker. The camera resolution grows from 2 to 3.2 megapixels but still lacks auto-focus and flash. The Walkman player is now version 3.0 and the phone features stereo speakers for music playback.

Do you ...?




Compare

Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.10 x 1.83 x 0.38 inches (104 x 46.5 x 9.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.75 oz (78 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Multimedia control; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 200 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 25.59 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 9.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (875 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 16 days (388 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 16 h (967 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.9 days (310 hours)
      the average is 24 days (567 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 20.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GPP
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo 8
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
    • W898c does not support UMTS
  • Data:
    • UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
specifications continue after the ad

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes, Code memo, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • 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, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Synchronization (SP)
  • 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 dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Nov 2007

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Jan 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3052041 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.34 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
Indicates that this field is show only in Full Specs mode


Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Ericsson W890 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Phone specs database licensing page.


Partners

iPad 2 Cases
MaxCDN

Latest stories