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Sony Ericsson W705a review

5.5/10 AVG.
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5.5/10
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The Sony Ericsson W705a currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile Syrup

The Sony Ericsson W705 is more than your standard Walkman device that we’ve seen in the past. Yes it does come with a wicked speaker and also a great set of earphones. Yes it does have a great music player and comes loaded with a 4GB M2 Memory card (can take up to 8GB). The greatest features t...

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup


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Sony released the Ericsson W705a on November 6, 2008.


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Sony backs up the Ericsson W705a with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.4"

The Sony Ericsson W705a's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
120 MB

Internal memory is 120 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 950 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

Ericsson W705a Specs

Overview
Release date November 6, 2008
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 120 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.15 W/kg
Body: 0.74 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Luxury Silver, Passionate Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 4.8 x 1.4 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 98 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
3x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments -
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Mobile Syrup

More than your standard Walkman device that we’ve seen in the past

from Mobile Syrup

The Sony Ericsson W705 is more than your standard Walkman device that we’ve seen in the past. Yes it does come with a wicked speaker and also a great set of earphones. Yes it does have a great music player and comes loaded with a 4GB M2 Memory card (can take up to 8GB). The greatest features that come with the W705 is the quick access to YouTube and Facebook....

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The Sony Ericsson W705 is more than your standard Walkman device that we’ve seen in the past. Yes it does come with a wicked speaker and also a great set of earphones. Yes it does have a great music player and comes loaded with a 4GB M2 Memory card (can take up to 8GB). The greatest features that come with the W705 is the quick access to YouTube and Facebook.

The W705 is a slider and has a nice finish to it. We had the “Luxury Silver” colour, this also comes in “Passionate Red”. It looks high class for the price point. The overall dimensions are 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches and weighs only 98 grams so this feels great in your hand and will not be nuisance in your pocket.

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User Reviews


This phone is horrible, I've only had it for 1.5 years

When I first got it, I wasn't able to hear the other person, so I returned it to rogers and they gave me another one and it did the same thing. A couple months it went away Then after a couple months I had another problem, the phone locked me out of my contacts, says "there was another application ru...More
When I first got it, I wasn't able to hear the other person, so I returned it to rogers and they gave me another one and it did the same thing. A couple months it went away Then after a couple months I had another problem, the phone locked me out of my contacts, says "there was another application running" but I checked and there was nothing else running. I complained to rogers again, they asked me to send it in for repairs, when it came back they said they couldn't duplicate the problem. SO I used it for another week and same problem, so I called rogers again, they asked me to switch the sim card and I did. Then a month later, same thing, and now it sometimes says charge error, and I can't use my phone for another 3 or 4 hrs. Even sony couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. Would never recommend buying sony ever again. It causes 10 times more trouble, like my phone I had last time, was a samsung, I had zero problems, didn't even have to call in to rogers, this sony phone I had to call in, on a weekly basis or something Less
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