Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones

Philips W920 is a stylish Android handset, reminds you Philips is still making cell phones
Philips never made it big in the cell phone market, but the brand stayed active releasing cell phones every now and then, and this here Philips W920 has some chance to actually cling. It has a stylish design with the body painted in classy black and golden yellow. It’s not among the slimmest or lightest though with a profile measuring at 0.47” (12mm) and weight of 6.35 ounces (180g). Spec-wise, it seems on par with most mid range Androids: a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 480x800 pixels and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera are its main highlights.

It does however run on the dated Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 clocked at 1GHz and paired with 512MB of RAM, and comes pre-loaded with Android 2.2 Froyo, a reminiscence of days passed now that most handsets come with Gingerbread, and we’re looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

Internal memory stands at 120MB but the handset offers a microSD card slot for memory expansion. When it comes to connectivity, the Philips W920 supports 3G speeds. Now, this is definitely not a high-end offering, but if Philips manages to get the pricing right, it could turn out to be a good offering in the mid-range segment. How do you like the new W920?

Images courtesy of PC Home, CNMO.


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11 Comments

1. maoten

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

that's way behind...

2. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Already behind the curve. What's the point ?

3. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It's for chinese market anyway.

4. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I like the design, wouldn't be too bad as a back up, if the price to buy it outright isn't too high, $350 or less would do. Victor H, are there any other models being offered by Phillips at the moment?

5. Victor.H

Posts: 1050; Member since: May 27, 2011

As far as I know, they have some models with dual-SIM support for the Asian and European markets which are way behind the mainstream curve. Their GoGear Connect tablet should also be available in China and possibly other places, but nothing huge except for that. So overall, this W920 would probably end up being the best thing I've seen from Philips in a while.

6. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Anyway I'd like to see it dual sim.

8. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Good to see Phillips again My first gsm phone was a Phillips

9. robinrisk unregistered

What's going on with that dock!? It's a full copy of iOS. Are they trying to get banned?

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lol,I noticed that too. Sue-hammer is about to come down on poor little Phillips

11. WingMan unregistered

This thing has $625 price tag. GL philips.

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