The Sony Ericsson W995 doesn’t surprise us here at the least. Its interface is comfy and can be heavily personalized with phone themes. Unfortunately, the preloaded ones are somewhat unvaried. Home screen can host applications - aside from the Swaggering Elvis and Pedometer, you also have an odd device (looks like a TV-set) that reacts to environmental noises.


Phone contacts disappoint a bit, because there is no option to search through your entries by second names. Still, you can filter entries fast by entering digits on the home screen - the phone will seek through both contact numbers and names. Working with your messages is comfy and a row of icons at the bottom allows you to easily attach symbols, add emoticons and enclose files. When you have finished editing, you can choose whether to send the message as an SMS/MMS or email. The phone comes with preloaded settings for major mainstream email providers - the weird thing is emails cannot be checked over Wi-Fi.


Calendar, alarms and tasks are where they typically are and they are up to the task of keeping your daily routine in order. We are impressed with the sheer number of preloaded apps, most of which are really entertaining. Say, Voice Transformer modifies recorded voices and makes them sound as if said by a robot, a slurring wobbly person etc. and then you can set them as ringtones.



We have already got our keyboards worn out writing Sony Ericsson offers one of the best internet browsers for feature phones. Even heavier pages load without a hitch and the app comes with a pan option to make your navigation even easier. The W995 delivers great connectivity options - HSDPA 7.2Mbit/s and Wi-Fi with DLNA support. The latter allows the phone to wirelessly connect to other devices. The browser home page lets you navigate to PlayNow easily, where you can listen to new bands or install Vringo to download video ringtones.



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6 Comments

7. Hlorri

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2008

A nitpick on this and other recent SE reviews: They state that the Contacts list will not allow you to search by last name. Technically, this is untrue. You can go to Contacts -> Options -> More -> Adanced -> Sort order, and select "By last name". From now on, you will search by last name, not firstname (also applies to "smart search" in the home screen). Clearly not as useful as "partial match" searching (like e.g. Nokia S60), but still, needs to be corrected in this and other reviews.

6. afzsulaiman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

im intersted to buy sony ericson w995.so shall i move to buy tat..?

2. aks316

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

hey so true.. they are going down and they need to act soon.. the problem is 5 years back the competition was less and they could do what they want and people had to buy it.. nowdays there is soo much of competition and brands that companies has to go according to the consumer and what they want.. i just love sony ericsson and i really hope they get out of this mess.. and the biggest advantage sony ericsson has is they have lot of loyal fans but they just need to be aggressive and move on by giving us good touchscreen phones, 3.5mm jack, microsd cards, micro usb chargers and fully loaded features and get more all in one phones like business series and mulitmedia series.. i am a die hard fan of sony and sony ericsson products and i am using x1 right now and i just love it.. SE RULES!

3. deepak_nr

Posts: 26; Member since: May 31, 2009

Everyone knows the X1 is a neat ph, but it costs a heap load of money. In contrast N97 with that big 3.5" screen, mammoth 32gb memory, magnetic compass, stereo speakers, 5 mega pix camera, actually costs less.

1. deepak_nr

Posts: 26; Member since: May 31, 2009

I have loved SE ph's (owned 3 of them), but i am now moving away. SE is going down big time. Their mistakes are similar to the big 3 US auto makers. Not giving what customers want, instead expecting them to buy what's offered. As a Flagship W995 WM ph should have had Touchscreen, better video, head phones. Others like Samsung, LG, HTC all are racing ahead with countless, cool touch screen ph's. SE's web site shows a long confusing list of Music n camera ph's. They have announced 3 touch ph's but have not launched them, such a pity. Not only does SE take for ever to launch good ph's but they also overprice them (X1). Why can't they do away with M2 cards & have micro SD instead in their ph's, replace that pop port with microUSB. Sony Erricson will probably never wake up. Good Bye Sir & thank you.

5. afzsulaiman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

hai.friend i have seen your comments about w995 sony ericson phone.so i would like to know whether if i bought this phone it will be lose for me?
W995
  • Display 2.6 inches
    320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Storage 0.118GB, Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • Battery 930 mAh

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