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Sony Ericsson W890 User Reviews

8.1 Based on 6 Reviews

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UI speed5/10
Call quality5/10
Build quality7/10
Text input8/10
Everyday usage4/10

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posted on 16 Jan 2011, 10:27



Kathryn has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Mehh, if i were you i wouldn't buy as it constantly reboots itself which gets majorly annoying when your texting two people at the same time!!!
The internet also freezes quite a bit but i must say this phone always gives you a good reception....
I would go for a more modern phone such as the ELM if i were you.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 5/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 5/10
Everyday usage 4/10
Text input 8/10
Display 6/10
Battery 7/10



  • Reboots All the time

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posted on 05 Sep 2010, 09:48


Great Walkman experince

It has a great walkman software,java,quality 3.2MPX Camera,mediacenter,java and HSDPA.I LOve that phone from the day i've got it.It's great.And ultra thin.The phone is ready for navigation(gps) but only softwarely.It don't have gps-you should buy it as accsesoary.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 8/10


  • -Great Walkman software
  • -Perfect sound quality
  • -Good 3.2mpx camera
  • -Very good-looking,super design
  • -Support java apps&games,integration


  • -Sometimes it reboots itself
  • -Some few problems with MPEG-4 videos

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posted on 06 Aug 2010, 10:46


Sony Ericsson w890

Really good phone, the only thing that I can fault is the fact that it reboots, but I have had 4 Sony Ericsson's in the past and they have all had this problem so I assume it happens with every Sony Ericsson handset. The casing has a metal finish, I find this one of the best features of the phone, along with the fact it's nice and compact and stylish! Love the phone, I don't know where i'd be without it! Well done Sony Ericsson! 

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10


  • Good Camera
  • Good Design
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Good Layout
  • Metallic Finish
  • Easy to Use


  • Restarts/Reboots itself

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posted on 17 Feb 2009, 08:05


Good but it reboots!

Have had this phone for nearly a year now. SonyEricsson need to sort out their phone software issues because on numerous occasions this phone has rebooted. There was a time when all it would do was reboot every 5 seconds after coming back on again, like it was having an epileptic fit.
Apparently it's a known issue with SonyEricsson handsets, which they don't seem to fix.
Battery life.. isn't great. Having said that it is quite a thin phone so it is to be expected.
Talk/sound quality... During a telephone call, it seems Sony phones tend to pick up all the noise in the environment that you are in rather than your voice.. which means that quite often you have to speak loudly to the other person on the line. I hate that! So if you are on a busy street with loads of cars, or in a department store which is noisy then it doesn't really pick up your voice.
Nokia seemed to perform better in those scenarios.
Calendar - very basic. Personally I tend to prefer having an active standby screen that displays all your appointments for the given day. This one only pops up to what you set the reminder to be.
PC Suite - has improved with an update. Synchronisation with Outlook tends to be temperamental. Therefore it may hang, or never complete.. in which case you need to unplug the phone and try and sync again.
Walkman software - is excellent. Cannot fault.
Camera - cannot zoom when using highest quality picture at 3.2 Megapixel. Tut!
Ringing/Alert quality - Well let's just say that sometimes I...  

Design 9/10
Features 7/10
Performance 4/10


  • Excellent Design
  • Brilliant Walkman Software
  • Improved PC Suite - but still buggy.


  • Reboots - A standard thing with Sony handsets
  • Battery not that great
  • Camera pretty average
  • Poor talk/sound quality
  • Calendar pretty average
  • Poor synchronisation with Outlook
  • Ringing/Alert quality

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Kamol Kieawsrikul
posted on 02 Jun 2008, 22:45



I read >100 reviews on mobile phone in this price range. W890 get the best comment from most users & editors. I finally decide to change from Nokia (after being Nokia fan for 13 years) to this SE W890. After get the phone and play for several days. I really happy with the phone, feature, easy to use and software that SE provided. Excellent design with nice sound quality.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 8/10

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posted on 13 May 2008, 15:47



It`s a very very nice phone! Well designed! The corrections made after his brother ( W880) made this phone a perfect one! Great job!

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 8/10

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