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Sony Ericsson C901 review

9.7/10 AVG.

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The Sony Ericsson C901 currently has an Informr score of 9.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Screen Size
5+ MP

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Sony released the Ericsson C901 on February 18, 2009.

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Sony backs up the Ericsson C901 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Sony Ericsson C901's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

110 MB

Internal memory is 110 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 950 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 18 days standby time.

Ericsson C901 Specs

Release date February 18, 2009
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 110 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.57 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
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: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm (4.1 x 1.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 107 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Yes (Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Image stabilization, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
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 Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments -
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Xenon flash = Awesome

I bought this phone unlocked because my carrier (Fido) only offers junk phones. It was about $300 but I think it was worth it. Here's why: Pros -Xenon flash - makes it just as useful at a party as a point-and-shoot camera, but it's smaller and lighter, and everyone thinks it's cooler -picture qualit...More
I bought this phone unlocked because my carrier (Fido) only offers junk phones. It was about $300 but I think it was worth it. Here's why: Pros -Xenon flash - makes it just as useful at a party as a point-and-shoot camera, but it's smaller and lighter, and everyone thinks it's cooler -picture quality (5MP) is great in any circumstance -camera features like panorama (works great), smile shutter, and bestpic are nice add-ons -great design - compact, sturdy, but still attractive and classy -sliding lens cover - protects the lens and flash, looks cool, and makes the phone unique -threaded text messaging - just like the iphone -customizable interface - with SE phones you can download your own screensavers, themes, backgrounds etc. for free -internet browsing - very fast, smooth, and clear on the high quality screen -smart dialing - punch in on the number pad the first few letters of your contact's name from the homescreen and it appears -reliable - has had absolutely no bugs or glitches Cons -no WiFi -keyboard is a little cramped -no front-facing video call camera -red-eye is an issue -SE's proprietary charging/audio port and memory cards are a pain, although apparently this won't be a problem on future handsets Overall, I'd wholeheartedly recommend this phone to anyone. I don't know why SE hasn't released it in more markets, because it's excellent. It has the same user interface and flash as sony ericsson's most expensive camera phones, but for a much cheaper price. This phone's imaging capabilities are better than ANYTHING released from Apple, Palm, Blackberry, and Motorola. If you haven't already bought this phone, and are looking for a mid-range price with great features, buy it now! You won't regret it. Less