Sony Ericsson W995 Test

For a top model the brand new W995 comes quite unremarkable, especially if the slider in the cosmic-silver-look occurs as with the test device of the case. If you prefer something more extroverted, accessible alternative to the noble black or bright red variant of the UMTS slider.

  1. Sony Ericsson W995 test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The processing of the Sony Ericsson W995 is definitely at the top level and flatters the hands with an attractive mix of metal and plastic. The Slidermechanik is free from game and engages with a metallic Clunk what gives a high value.

This fits also very good to use keyboard. Thanks to the intuitive menu structure by Sony Ericsson and the high operating speed is no way fleet zapping through the individual menu items.

Top display and much equipment

A 2.6-inch display makes for the perfect representation of the neatly decorated and especially numerous content. The display boasts an excellent image quality it and delivers a sharp and contrast – and color-strong representation in all areas of usage.

Also, the brilliant display as real Electricity specialist presents itself: over 21 hours of the display in the test remained active, before the battery line sail – this is an absolute top value.

But otherwise, the W995 has a lot to offer. There would be about the comprehensive package of connectivity with the data Turbo HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE, as well as the Bluetooth short-range radio.

This Wi-Fi joins including the multimedia standard jade, which provides for the wireless transfer of multimedia content between compatible devices, and a built-in GPS receiver for geotagging and navigation. The slider has a three-month trial license of Wayfinder Navigator on board, the map data must be downloaded but still.

Multimedia specialist

The W995 is in his element when it comes to the topic of multimedia. This starts with the built-in 8-megapixel camera. The image Catcher is top equipped with auto-focus, a strong photo light, face detection, as well as other features and can be started via an own button.

The image quality is in good light for a phone camera top. Even shooting in darker rooms can convince even if very photo light can illuminate everything.

But the slider has to offer comfort in detail about when playing videos. On the back there is a fold-out ironing, which ensures that it remains the W995 on the writing or the bedside table look cheap in a horizontal orientation. Thanks to the internal position sensor, the image content adjusts automatically. In this position, then also the fairly loud sounding Stereospeaker at the both sides of the slider be used perfectly.

Download free movies

Perfect pocket cinema is missing only the matching films – and here came with Sony Ericsson and offers “PlayNow arena movies” at free Strip for the W995. Here, the user has access to up to 60 different film titles, which are however limited and must first be downloaded to the local PC. Only the movies can be transferred to the mobile phone.

The slider next to a data cable with software also is one comes with full memory card into the memory stick micro format 8 GB, which offers enough space for photos, movies and music.

The special discipline for a Walkman model, however, remains the playback of music, and it awarded the W995. The player plays all major formats, can be easily operated via separate player buttons on the side of the unit, and comes with cover display, a program of song recognition, as well as a configurable equalizer for sound tuning.

Good sound, strong endurance

Atypically for Sony-Ericsson mobile phones, the slider has a 3.5 mm jack directly above on the housing. This is handy, because thanks to the included audio adapter for the proprietary connector of the W995 two people can listen to the sounds of the player. The sound performance is very good thanks to the supplied in-ear headphones HPM-77 type.

However, the crucial question at such a multitalented is that the endurance – and here too the W995 can convince. The slider in the UMTS operation remains so up to 18 days and scarce in the GSM usage 16 days on reception.

GSM talk time is six hours on a good level. See also the reception characteristics. Also, the clear acoustics on the phone will bring more points.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 91
Memory card slot Memory stick micro
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size 8 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 40 x 54
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 / 1.8
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the housing
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 1000 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 7 / 3
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 8
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 30
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 5 / /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner Wayfinder Navigator / trial license for 3 months /.
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.2 / 1.180
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 18
typical endurance (hours) 5:34 am
Talk time D-network 5:57
Talk time E network 6:40 am
Talk time UMTS network 2:06
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 112
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 98 x 49 x 17
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (79)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 50
Endurance standby (35) 29
Facilities (max. 175) good (135)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 8
Display (25) 18
Connectivity (20) 18
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 10
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 12
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 8
Handling (max. 125) well (98)
Manageability (40) 33
User interface (60) 43
Processing quality (20) 19
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) very good (77)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 30
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 14
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 16
connect judgment (max. 500 points) well (389)
tested in connect 08/09

Rating

TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (79)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 50
Endurance standby (35) 29
Facilities (max. 175) good (135)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 8
Display (25) 18
Connectivity (20) 18
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 10
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 12
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 8
Handling (max. 125) well (98)
Manageability (40) 33
User interface (60) 43
Processing quality (20) 19
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) very good (77)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 30
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 14
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 16
connect judgment (max. 500 points) well (389)
tested in connect 08/09