Performance:

Incoming calls sounded a bit quiet in the Zylo's ear speaker. We cranked up the volume to the max and it was still not enough, so expect troubles hearing if you are in a noisy environment. We were told that voice quality was good and the sound strong on the receiving end, though. The 920mAh battery is rated for the paltry 3.5 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and 17 days of standby.

Conclusion:

The Zylo is a well-made music handset in a traditional slider form factor we've come to expect from Sony Ericsson. It is pretty average in terms of features, but carries all its phone and messaging duties with dignity, and has some audio perks to justify the Walkman brand. The phone provides a good loudspeaker and headset, and even plays songs encoded in the lossless quality FLAC format, so we can easily label the time spent with it as a true Walkman experience.

If you are looking for a cheaper version of the Walkman-branded phones, feel free to wait for the Sony Ericsson Spiro, which should be hitting the market any day now. It is  a 2G phone and doesn't support FLAC audio, but has a standard audio jack.

Sony Ericsson Zylo Video Review:


Pros

  • Plays FLAC music files
  • Excellent loudspeaker

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • No standard audio jack
  • Quiet ear speaker

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

User Rating:

7.8
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