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Sony Ericsson W705 Review

Sony Ericsson W705

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Sony Ericsson W705 Review

Sony Ericsson W705 Review
If we ask how many of you are into listening to music on their phones, we figure quite many shouts and raised hands are to follow. But the question is rather “Do you like Sony Ericsson´s music phones”? Hm, the enthusiasm seems to have subsided a bit, doesn´t it? While top of the range phones (such as the Sony Ericsson W980, the W995 and the W902) come loaded with extra features such as high-end cameras or quality sound, more affordable devices (the Sony Ericsson W595 and the W580, which we have reviewed as well) are somewhat simpler. You need as much as just take a quick look at the Sony Ericsson W705 to find out it´s a something quite different, featuring the manufacturer´s new design language (looks pretty much like the W995) and display that´s larger than those on previous makes in the same price range. It also supports Wi-Fi and the manufacturer claims it´s at par with their best devices in terms of audio quality. But, we´ll get to that later.

Let´s see what´s inside the box:

  • Earphones and a 3.5 mm. adapter
  • Additional headset ear tips
  • USB cable
  • Manual
  • Software CD
  • Wall charger
  • 4GB M2 expansion card (could be missing in certain countries)


Display itself measures healthy 2.4 inches, has QVGA resolution and delivers great image quality even in direct sunlight. Though just 0.2 inches larger than the W595, its compact body makes screen look huge. Despite its rectangular shape, we do like the phone, because it is made in the spirit of high-end devices, like the W995 for an instance. The metal front side, fine-spun bronze-gold colored elements and back covered with rubber-like material all make for an appealing mix.

Sony Ericsson W705 Review
Sony Ericsson W705 Review
Sony Ericsson W705 Review
Sony Ericsson W705 Review

Sony Ericsson W705 Review

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The sliding mechanism and almost all buttons deserve an A+. The keys around the D-Pad and those on the numeric keypad are slightly embossed, large enough and feel easily discernible when touched. The only buttons we find a bit uncomfortable to use are the sound rocker and camera shutter, both onto the right hand side of the phone, because they are somewhat small and harder to press.

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The back cover locking mechanism deserves praise, since you don´t need to put your shoulder to the wheel and overexert yourself to get it open, something that doesn´t apply when trying to reach the M2 expansion card slot though.

The memory card slot in the Sony Ericsson W705 - Sony Ericsson W705 Review

The memory card slot in the Sony Ericsson W705

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. dkpaullo (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2009)

Actually phonearena make a big mistake. This phone comes with a hsdpa 7.2 m. Hsupa 2.0 m. Hope u guys can correct it.

posted on 10 Jul 2009, 21:11

2. MrMojo (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Jul 2009)

This model is actually the replacement to the W890!! You'll notice the similarities on the face of the phone upon comparison. Basically it went from a bar to a slider phone with very little upgrades, most noticeable a flash but still not A/F for the camera! Funny how the call quality diminished considering that it was quite good on the W890. Reviewers... please BASH SE everytime it refuses to include a 3.5mm port for earphones! Using the proprietary port is a Disgrace for a media player phone, hence the W for Walkman phone! Also, you should tell people that the MediaGo software Sucks as well!!

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 13:59

3. nurshah (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2009)

does it have deep rich bass??......pls help me which mobile is best 4 music

posted on 11 Sep 2010, 11:08

4. werewolf1985 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Sep 2010)

Sony Ericsson W705 features Clear Audio (TM) technologies i.e. Clear Bass (keeps bass frequencies within hardware limit to prevent distortion and produce enriched deep bass) and Clear Stereo (creates virtual distance from stereo recordings left & right channel to prevent interference). Plus it comes with inbox HPM-77 Headset that is in-ear close type and Clear Audio supported. So you won't get a better sound in any other Walkman devices (unless you can travel to future and get the next generations phone! lol :-)

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 17:00

5. aidaki (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

i have this phone but i have a problem with the wifi.it is just searching continuously...and there are no connections...networks.Could anyone help me? please i really need your help!

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size3.74 x 1.87 x 0.56 inches
(95 x 47.5 x 14.3 mm)
3.46 oz  (98 g)
Battery950 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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