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Sony Ericsson G900 Review

Sony Ericsson G900 5

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Sony Ericsson G900 Review
The biggest problem of the phone is the lag. It’s not present at all times, only making it more irritating. Sometimes, the same application opens with different speed. This usually happens after a reset. We had to frequently power on and off the phone since it was blocking in various applications, and the camera “didn’t feel like working”.

The quality of the sound in the receiver is more than satisfactory. The voices are heard quite monotonous but loud enough to clearly understand your collocutor. The other person won’t have any troubles either, because the sound is pleasant and real.

Forget about the loudspeaker in G900. This will save you some headaches caused by a rumbling and inconsistent sound.

The battery is one of the key features of the model. According to the manufacturer the battery should provide up to 12 hours of talking and 16 days in standby mode.


This is sad. It’s sad that the flagship modеl of a new class of devices has been ruined by hardware and software defects. Meanwhile we are ready to believe that the first ones are only characteristics of our review unit, we cannot hide our disappointment due to the fact that for one month there hasn’t been an update to fix all the issues .

Since we don’t think we can trust the quality of the product, we give G900 a lower rating. If all its elements performed decently it would have gotten a good grade, because of the convenient combination of touchscreen, tolerable camera, multiple organizing options and an easy to use device.

If you want to get this model anyways, bear in mind the many defects, and get ready to send it for an exchange soon after the purchase if you get a similar unit to ours, of course...


  • Wi-Fi support
  • Easy to use
  • User friendly interface
  • Most frequently used applications are on the homescreen
  • Compact size
  • Decent camera


  • Many defective units on the market
  • Outdated Web browser
  • Bad sound quality from the loudspeaker
  • Uneasy document viewing
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User rating:
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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posted on 05 Sep 2008, 20:48

2. The Administrator (unregistered)

Wow I'm incredibly disappointed that PhoneArena would even dare to publish such a review. It's evident that there is an incredible amount of bias towards Nokia phones and of course, against with Sony Ericsson phones. This review just echoes that completely. Quite honestly, reviews like this set apart PhoneArena from top-tier phone reviews such as GSMArena, Mobile Burn, etc.

posted on 06 Nov 2008, 01:52

13. andru (unregistered)

i couldn't agree more. this is the most bias review i've ever read. it seems that the reviewer is too hard with SE G900. well anyway, that's why GSMARENA is the most trusted cellphone review site because give neutral reviews.

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 12:07

3. user (unregistered)

sorry, dun agree with ya the administrator, bcos i believe wat phonearena team did and said're true... i've tried this phone, n it's very annoying and irritating...perhaps, i had a bad luck, but all bugs n error n too many reset r simply unacceptable...this is my first sony phone, actually i hope much more from this model, but... u know, u can read in review...only 1 thing i dun really agree, the camera quality is excellent I believe

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 10:21

4. José A Ostos F (unregistered)

Not that happened to the person who made this review but here my images. That I did not know Mr operate equipment in the month you were with. Indeed, the only flaw detected at SE G900 is that the image stabilizer is not working and almost nullifies the flash when activated. The default browser is MiniOpera 8.65941. It is not obsolete. I respect the author's opinion, but it is wrong. Here pictures of my review http://picasaweb.google.com/jostosf

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 17:36

5. norbi_nw (unregistered)

i have this model, and i'm not satisfied at all with it. Everything they say is true. And i got my 3rd unit, and all 3 are faulty. Sony Ericsson messed this up badly. I am very sad, and i regret buying it!!!!!

posted on 08 Sep 2008, 03:51

6. jon (unregistered)

#1 Go to users forums, of people that have g900´s, and you won´t see people bitching about it freezing alot...at all...so, you picked a deffective unit and now bitch about it on a review. #OF COURSE APPS LOAD SLOWER AFTER A RESET! Apps are faster AFTER they´re loaded into the ENORMOUS amount of RAM of G900, and can´t stay there. After that, the phone is fast. All i can say, is that site is a freaking joke.

posted on 08 Sep 2008, 06:14

7. g900 user (unregistered)

"The appearance of the menus and the background can be personalized via themes, but the icons never change" another mistake, in fact it's very easy to change the icons on this phone.

posted on 11 Sep 2008, 03:52

8. The Adminstrator (unregistered)

I don't know about u user, but my model had no problems at all. I agree with some things PhoneArena has addressed, but a lot of them are not true as many have pointed out. I don't agree with the "uneasy document viewing" either. No phone has perfect document viewing/editing (iPhone's missing the editing unfortunately. We can't expect PC type viewing... not even Windows mobile is good... The PAppeal ratings/explanations are pretty messed up too! This phone sure doesn't deserve high "dior" ratings... but not that low either. Same with corporate... It wasn't designed to be a business phone, but it sure has an operating system, touch screen, great organizer, notes, WiFi, quickoffice, etc. A 1 is definetly not the right number.

posted on 11 Sep 2008, 04:23

9. (unregistered)

when will the G700 be reviewed? We will see about that.

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 21:03

10. DM (unregistered)

I totally agree with the reviewer. I bought my phone in late June and I am very sorry that I did. I have owned Sony Ericsson and Nokia phones before and this one is the worst I have ever owned in my life. Money was wasted!! I had so many problems with it. My phone lagged a lot, camera wouldn't work sometimes and when it did, the quality of the photos were crap, and the phone kept restarting on its own. When I was abroad in July, it stopped working all together. I had to borrow an old cell phone from a family member. When I returned, I had it reset several times and reinstalled the phone's software. The problems with camera and lagging are still there. I have actually tried to sell it back to shops but most wouldn't buy it because they told me customers have been complaining about it and now no one wants to buy it. The ones who would take it said they'd buy it from me at 1/4 of its original price. Amazing. That phone is a piece of junk. I am now back to using my old Sony Ericsson K800i until I find a new suitable phone.

posted on 22 Sep 2008, 11:25

11. Leeman (unregistered)

Hmmmm i have no problems with this G900! EveryThing Works Fine

posted on 13 Oct 2008, 02:12

12. Yvonne (unregistered)

I bought mine sometime in July and at the moment my touch sensitivity is on and off as a result can't even pick up my calls sometimes........I am also disappointed with the camera quality 5megapixels(a nokia 3megapixels) takes better pictures... REGRET THE DAY I SAW AND LIKED THE PHONE...

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Single core, 208 MHz, ARM9 processor
0.1 GB RAM
Size4.17 x 1.92 x 0.51 inches
(106 x 49 x 13 mm)
3.49 oz  (99 g)
Battery950 mAh, 12 hours talk time

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