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Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review

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Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman Review
When testing out the in-call audio quality of the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman we noticed that the earpiece is sufficiently loud, yet voices sound slightly muffled. On the other side of the line, our voice was accompanied by a fair amount of crackling sounds and background noises. Nevertheless, we think that this average in-call performance is not a deal breaker.

The handset comes with a 1000mAh battery, which should be good for 9 hours and 30 minutes of talk time or 465 hours in stand-by mode. Both of these are impressive figures well above the average. Unfortunately, the Mix Walkman is capable of playing music for only 13 hours on a single charge, and although that should be enough to last you through the day, even older Walkman phones can go beyond that milestone.


Conclusion:

Overall, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman has more than a few drawbacks, but its low price makes up for most of them. Currently, the phone can be found for about $120 off contract, which makes it a bargain considering the features that it packs. We were impressed with its beautiful display and the Wi-Fi connectivity is a significant bonus that will definitely come in handy. Most importantly, it handles its primary purpose of being a music-oriented device fairly well.

The only thing that we have a hard time overcoming is its unresponsive touchscreen, which is tricky to use and makes typing a cumbersome process, especially with the lack of a QWERTY on-screen keyboard. The poorly exposed hardware buttons should also be taken into account.

However, if you are looking for an affordable phone that can double as a portable music player, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman would be a good choice. Of course, there are a few other handsets that we consider a worthy alternative, such as the even cheaper Nokia X2, which is also packed with features to satisfy music lovers. The evenly powered LG Cookie Plus also deserves some attention, and even though it lacks Wi-Fi connectivity, it makes up for it with its 3G radio. The Sony Ericsson Elm also falls into the same price range and has a lot to offer for its money. There is even a smartphone that you can grab for the same amount of cash – The Android-powered Huawei U8150 IDEOS.


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Pros

  • Good-looking display
  • Relatively cheap for its features
  • Wi-Fi support

Cons

  • Touchscreen is tricky to use
  • Lack of a microSD card in the set
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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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