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Sony Ericsson C905 Review

Sony Ericsson C905

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Sony Ericsson C905 Review
Sony Ericsson C905 is a good camera, but the word cameraphone reminds us that it’s a phone as well. Luckily, the model performs well as such and we have no major remarks. The sound is good although we were told that our voice was somewhat sharp and monotonous. We were a little worried about the incoming sound not being loud enough, but the quality is fine in both directions.

As usual, Sony Ericsson indicates a very good battery life for its model. It claims that the phone will be operational for up to 9 hours of talks or 16 days in standby before recharging.


It’s not easy to create a high-class phone in 2008. Being just a good cameraphone is not enough, and the device has to excel in all aspects. The C905’s competition consists of three good all-in-one models. They not only make good pictures, but are able to do everything, besides cooking.

C905 is simply marketed as a camera-phone but is not much behind its rivals. Its weakest side is the video playback and recording. Even if it was able to perform normally in this discipline, the small 2.4” display would place it behind the other big boys. Aside from that, C905 does well. It has the best flash of all 8-megapixel phones and because of that it’s the only model able to make quality pictures indoors. The software is kind of old-school but is not bad at all. It looks good, offers many extras and is user-friendly. Music-wise, we would’ve liked to see a 3.5 mm jack to add up to the nice musical abilities of the device. Although it doesn’t have a touchscreen and is not a smartphone, C905 is equipped with a very good browser, which is more user-friendly than Pixon’s and Renoir’s and is head to head with the one of the Symbian S60 based INNOV8.

Let’s sum up in a few words: if you are looking for the best 8-megapixel cameraphone and taking pictures with a flash is important for you, C905 has no competition at the moment. However, if you want a well-balanced all-in-one device, bare in mind C905’s poor video capabilities.


  • Finally an 8-megapixel phone with a real flash
  • User-friendly camera interface
  • Excellent web browser
  • Old-school, but good software


  • Mediocre video capabilities
  • The quality of the pictures made in daylight is not perfect
  • No searching by second name in the phonebook
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera8.1 megapixels
Size4.09 x 1.93 x 0.71 inches
(104 x 49 x 18 mm)
4.80 oz  (136 g)
Battery950 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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