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Sony Ericsson W995 Review

Sony Ericsson W995

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Sony Ericsson W995 Review
As a whole, we are quite pleased with the Sony Ericsson W995 during talks. We could hear loud sound and realistic voices at out tests. People on the other end complained voices were coming out rather sharp, but when we asked them to turn the volume down, almost to the lowest setting, quality got substantially better and they said the problem was solved. Unfortunately, with the sound through the loudspeakers turned on, we were heard properly on the other end, although we couldn’t easily make out what we were told.

Batteries that do last have always been one of the strengths of Walkman models and Sony Ericsson W995 is no exception. According to the manufacturer, you will have 20 hrs of continuous audio playback, 9 hrs of talk (4 on 3G networks) and 360 hrs in standby.


Just a simple glance at the specs of the Sony Ericsson W995 should be enough to convince you that this is the most high-tech model of the Walkman Series. Does that mean it is the best as well? In terms of sound quality (not through the boxed earphones), camera performance and GPS, this is the case indeed. All other functions are on level with what the W705 delivers. In other words – OK, meaning good, but not impressive.

The thing is the flagship status gets the phone into the same pricing range of where devices like the Samsung INNOV8 and the UltraTOUCH are and they both have cameras that aren’t worse and better video playback capabilities. Still, the W995 is a nice option, because along with MediaGo, it is up to the task of providing enough entertainment.

Sony Ericsson W995 Video Review:


  • High audio quality
  • 8.1-megapixel camera delivering good image quality outdoors
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Wi-Fi and DLNA support
  • GPS and Wayfinder navigator


  • Doesn’t support DivX/Xvid
  • Boxed earphone set is of low quality
  • Video capture at QVGA resolution
  • Video stand is unsteady
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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (154 ppi) TFT
Camera8.1 megapixels
Size3.82 x 1.93 x 0.59 inches
(97 x 49 x 15 mm)
3.99 oz  (113 g)
Battery930 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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