x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

Sony Ericsson C905 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Oct 2008, 12:58

In June, Sony Ericsson raised the bar for cameraphones announcing the first 8-megapixel phone intended for the European market - C905. A few months later, it was made commercially available and its rivals had already been available for some time; Samsung had released INNOV8 and Pixon, and LG joined the party with its Renoir. The Cyber-shot model wasn’t first to hit the market, but it still might be the best so far. Although it is touted to be a 'real camera rival', the C905 has yet to prove that. The key characteristics in this aspect are a camera-like design, Xenon flash, face recognition, and picture tagging, thanks to the built-in GPS. C905 is the first non-smartphone of the manufacturer with an integrated WiFi support, which can be used for Internet access and...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

i met a guy who worked for sony ericcson playing with this phone at my brothers swim meet. he let me play with it and then he went back to the internet on it.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 15:24

2. Igor Efremenko (unregistered)

Actually I'm very disappointed with the quality of the c905's camera. I expected it to be MUCH better. Its only advatage is in the indoor photos because both daylight and night pictures are horrible. Shame on you SE. As I can see from the phonearena reviews Renoir has the best camera. So I'm almost sure what's much next cell phone. Only if Nokia won't announce their 8 megapixel killer soon.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 20:54

3. Armo (unregistered)

u must not have read the reviews then phonearea clearly states that the samsung pixon has a better camera then the renoir. http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/LG-Renoir-Review-review-r_2045-p_6.html http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Samsung-Pixon-Review-review-r_2038-p_6.html renoir got 8.5 and pixon got 9.5 plus the pixon became a phonearena amward winner!

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 01:58

4. (unregistered)

i like the pixon too

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 03:36

5. Igor Efremenko (unregistered)

Yes I read both reviews plus cameraphone test and I was surprised with the phonearena conclusion. I can cleary see with my own eyes that renoir's photos are better. They are extremely sharp in the day and good in the night. Yes it goes in yellow color but it can be fixed in one second with photoshop. As for Pixon I can see bad autofocus work (photos are blured at the edges) and overbrightened image in total.

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 06:14

6. jjjajjj (unregistered)

it has an old Software ( R1BA035 ) the new/official Software is ( R1BA034 ) or ( R1BA038 )

posted on 12 Nov 2008, 22:01

7. blibby (unregistered)

has anyone heard how long the delay is from focusing to actually snapping the photo? i heard it was around 4-5 seconds. anyone know ?

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 17:44

13. mark (unregistered)

5.5 sec

posted on 21 Nov 2008, 03:56

8. (unregistered)

You give the W980 a 6 yet this phone an 8. This phone costs 50% more and has a wobbly slider and cheap materials. Wake up Phone Arena, you've been disappointing me lately.

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 19:47

9. McMillian (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)

thank god AT&T is getting this phone cause they desperately need to get a good camera phone in its line up.

posted on 22 Apr 2009, 11:33

10. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)

I found it interesting that the phone is not a smart phone, but has wi-fi. I wish this feature was more common place

posted on 11 May 2009, 19:05

11. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)

I wish it was more common place as well.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:03

12. kronos1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Feb 2009)

Perfect Camera,indeed one very good phone

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 17:46

14. mark (unregistered)

im buying this phone. A great phone which is not a touchscreen. Perfect for me..

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories