Product Review: Sony Ericsson W810i Phone

By | January 26, 2007

I signed up with Cingular in November of 2006 and chose the Sony Ericsson W810i. The phone is free for me, but I had to pay $250 up front and receive $250 in rebates three months later.
The Sony Ericsson W810i has a nice design and a bright, sharp, large screen. It comes with a pretty good camera, but I wished it had the three megapixel lens in the Sony 800i. The phone shines most in the music arena. It has great sound and the speaker really blows you away. No wonder it’s called the Walkman phone. I bought a 2GB memory card and use the phone as a MP3 player everyday. It can also play radio stations, a big bonus. If I run out of music, I can just tap into the radio. I also take advantage of the speakerphone feature for handsfree conversations. It is a huge improvement for me, because my old phone, the Sony Ericsson 610 doesn’t have a speakerphone feature and I hate holding on to the phone with my hands or neck. Now, I can engage in a phone conversation while typing with both hands and looking straight at the monitor with my head untilted.

The phone comes with lots of features. There is a sync feature with Outlook Contacts and Calendar. It comes with one game, JC Does Texas. The game was fun for a while, but I beat it in a week. Battery life is very good in my experience. My only complain is that the buttons in the center are too closely packed together. It’s very easy to hit the wrong button. Other than that, it’s a very neat phone. This phone is definitely a nice upgrade over my old Sony Ericsson 610.

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Rating: 4/5 stars
SmartBuy? Yes

W810i

 
Deluxe Walkman® phone
Mobile phone and music player for audio connoisseurs. Great sound quality, advanced communication features, sleek style.
Go music
Music on the move with style to spare. Easy-to-use Walkman® phone with fast Web connection for quick downloads.
Compact music kit
Neat, petite phone with music player, management software and accessories to make mobile audio pure pleasure.
Video is the radio star
Make your own fun with still pictures and video clips. Or listen to the FM radio and get into someone else’s groove.
 
Screen
  • 262.144 color TFT
  • 176×220 pixel
Memory
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™ support
  • Phone memory 20MB

Networks

  • EDGE
  • GSM 850
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 1800
  • GSM 1900

Available colours

  • Satin Black
  • White

Sizes

  • 100 x 46 x 19.5 mm
  • 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches

Weight

  • 99 gr
  • 3.5 oz

Data from Sony Ericsson website.

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this review. The contents on the post are entirely opinions of the blogger.

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