Sony Ericsson W902 Review

Introduction and Design

Hello Phone Arena readers! Today, we will take a closer look at one of Sony Ericsson’s latest additions to the Walkman line, namely the W902. It is a high-class music phone, but is marketed as an all-in-one multimedia device by the manufacturer. To prove that, the new musician is able to provide decent pictures with its 5-megapixel camera. This is quite nice news since it is the first phone from the Walkman line with more than 3.2-megapixel unit. The W902 is equipped with an accelerometer as well, which lets you control its music player. The phone comes with new earphones included in the package. The set is the HPM-77, which the manufacturer claims that produce a very good sound quality. You can be sure that we’ll check on that.

The package includes:

  • Sony Ericsson W902
  • HPM-77 headphones
  • Charger
  • Data cable
  • Two additional sizes of ear plugs
  • M2 memory card adapter


The W902 is not the smallest or the best looking device on the market, but it doesn’t look bad at all. The manufacturer has added a few elements which make the phone slightly more attractive for the consumer. For example, on the right of the screen there is a diamond pattern which reminds us of a soldier returning from the battlefield with a half-torn uniform. Overall, the W902 fits well in the hand and is very comfortable to hold, and the rubber-coated surface of the battery lid will ensure that the phone doesn’t slip from your hand and has no unfortunate encounters with the floor/ground.

You can compare Sony Ericsson W902 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Its display is 2.2”, which is a bit larger than the W890’s and exactly the same as in K850. The image looks very good with bright and lively colors, but probably the most important thing is the fact that it remains usable in direct sunlight, just like the C905. Over the display we see a small light sensor and located below is the D-pad outlined by an orange circle and somewhat reminding us of a speaker. On both sides you will find the functional buttons and the SEND and END keys. They are quite small, but are protruding enough and are easy to press. There is adequate space between the numeric keys and they have good tactile feedback, which will not give you any trouble when writing an SMS or dialing a number.

On the right side of the W902 we have the transparent music player controls. Unfortunately they don’t have a back light, so in a dark environment you’ll have to find them only by touch. Luckily this is not a problem because they are protruding enough and the play/pause button has a relief of the symbols on it. On the same side we have the orange buttons for the camera and the volume control. Regrettably, they are not that easily felt when pressed and sometimes the sound volume or the camera activation are the only proof that they have been activated. The only other physical button is located on the upper part;that is the Walkman key used to start the music player and its gesture control. Its location makes it hard to operate with the right hand but that’s no big deal.

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