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Sony Ericsson W995a

Announced
Feb 15, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 9, 2009

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8.1 megapixels)
  • Small dimensions (3.82 x 1.93 x 0.59 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution video capture

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Description

Sony Ericsson W995a is a quad-band GSM slider with tri-band 3G support, featuring 8-megapixel camera, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. It also sports 2.6" QVGA display and 3.5 mm jack.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.82 x 1.93 x 0.59 inches (97 x 49 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.99 oz (113 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad, Music control keys
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Multimedia control; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Multimedia control

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 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.

    • 154 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:
    • 262 144
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (711 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (493 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (909 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 29 days (706 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 20.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo 8
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Synchronization (SP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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 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

      • 01 May 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PY7A3880035 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.29 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.74 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Feb 2009
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