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Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

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Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Introduction:

The Walkman brand has a special place in the heart of every old school music lover, but its fame and glory have long started to fade away. Still, there is a bunch of music-oriented phones made by Sony Ericsson that keep the embers alive, and the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is exactly one of them. It is a feature phone aimed at youngsters, who are passionate for music, but cannot afford something flashier. However, going over its list of features shows that it offers a fair amount of bang for the buck. But how does it perform in real life? Let’s check it out and see.


Design:

The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand – cheap and plasticky. Its physical keys do not leave a positive impression either as they are poorly exposed and provide little to no tactile feedback whatsoever. Accidental presses of the lock button are common as well. At least the home key located below the phone’s display is big and easy to find with your thumb.

The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand


Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

You can compare the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

With a waistline of 0.56 inches (14.3 millimeters), this isn’t the slimmest phone out there. However, it is tiny enough to fit in almost every pocket. On top of that, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is pretty lightweight as it tips the scale at 3.1 ounces (88 grams). However, its dimensions make it difficult for people with large hands to use it comfortably.

Left side - The sides of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Top - The sides of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Right side - The sides of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Bottom edge - The sides of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

Left side

Top

Right side

Bottom edge

The sides of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman


Looking at the phone’s 3-inch, scratch-resistant touchscreen display is a pleasure as it delivers precise and saturated colors. The screen boasts a resolution of 240 by 400 pixels, which makes even small text look sharp and easily legible. Besides that, the display shines bright enough to be used comfortably in broad daylight, and its viewing angles are quite impressive.

Front - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Home button below the display - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

Front

Home button below the display


Disappointment strikes, however, once you start navigating around. Even though it is of the capacitive type, the display lacks sensitivity and needs to have your finger firmly against it in order to function properly. That makes even the most basic of tasks such as typing text or scrolling about rather tricky to perform.

All in all, The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is a cheap, tiny slab of plastic with a beautiful, yet misbehaving display. Let’s move along and see what the handset has to offer in terms of functionality.

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Camera - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
Battery compartment - Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

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Camera

Battery compartment



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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:56

1. joaolx (Posts: 353; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I wouldn't bet on that Huawei Ideos U8150. The Huawei Ideos X3 U8510 is better but it might be hard to find. Don't know if it's available in the US.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 23:39

2. phone insane (unregistered)


i think this sonny ericsson walkman phone is not bad.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:41

3. dee (unregistered)


is this phone is the same with sonny ericsson live with walkman? just reply..

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 11:21

4. shivanshu (unregistered)


this is the best phone with respect to its price

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:04

5. chu (unregistered)


how to install games on mix walkman?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 04:22

6. Murshid (unregistered)


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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 250 MHz, STE 4910 processor
64 MB RAM
Size3.77 x 2.08 x 0.56 inches
(95.8 x 52.8 x 14.3 mm )
3.10 oz  (88 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 9.6 hours talk time

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