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October 26, 2009

Sony-Ericsson W995 Review

The Sony-Ericsson W995 is somewhat a cross between the phone manufacturer’s Cybershot series and Walkman series handsets. As such, it brings along a number of characteristics common to both.

This slider phone has great build quality with a combination of steel and plastic casing in brushed metal finish. It has a dedicated key for the camera on the right side along with zoom in and out buttons. Beside it are additional keys dedicated for music playback. At the back is a flip-stand so you can place the phone down in an upright position.

The W995 has a built-in 8.1-megapixel autofocus camera with a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels, an image stabilizer, face detection, geo-tagging and an LED flash. It can record video with a quality of WQVGA at 30 frames per second and a secondary camera in the front for video calls. Photo quality is superb and shots are nice and clear even under low light conditions.


The display screen is 2.6 inches in diagonal width (240×320 pixels) that comes with an accelerometer so it can automatically re-orient display when rotated horizontally.

For connectivity, the W995 has everything you will need – from WiFi 802.11 b/g, to 3G (HSDPA speeds of up to 7.2Mbps), Bluetooth and GPS with AGPS support. And though the 118MB internal memory is a bit small, it comes with an 8GB memory stick micro out of the box.

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Like most Sony-Ericsson Walkman series, the W995 outputs great music quality with a good range and loud volume coming from speakers situated at the top and bottom corners of the unit. The flip stand at the back allows you to position the phone at an angle so you can put at down while viewing videos or playing music. The phone also has a 3.5mm jack so you can use just about any headphones with it.

The 8-megapixel camera is quite capable. Took a couple of shots and got these:

Video recording is not impressive and is only QVGA quality. I was expecting more but this one’s a little disappointing in the video department. See sample recording below:

A built-in feature of the W995 is the wireless presenter function that’s installed/enabled when you first connect to your laptop via Bluetooth. This allows you to control the mouse and the desktop as well as the media player or presentation software (Powerpoint).

The Sony-Ericsson W995 is available in three colors – black, silver and red – and retails for Php26,800. It had a limited promo price of just Php21,450 which ended last September 30.

36 Responses to “Sony-Ericsson W995 Review”

  1. Shanzky says:

    how much is this today?

  2. jas says:

    i just saw thid fone on sale today 19400, aino for 19995. Its on sale until march 15,2010 only

  3. wrongtipz says:

    i dont like much of this phone, the 8 megapixel cam seems like the 3.2 of my K800i. i try this phone in cam and music and video. music is good as it always for the SE, cam = 5,design = 5,music and application = 9, …. wifi ready? im SE fanatic but i dont recommend this for his 19k price …. 10k two tumbs up

  4. nicole says:

    this one’s cute :) btw, what sony ericsson phones can you suggest that are dual-sim? i need it for my business. hoping for your reply thanks

  5. peter says:

    you will love this phone kasi meron ako biniling ganyan before ako bumili ng Ericson na satio w955 ang price nyan now eh Php 14,536.83

  6. jeffrey says:

    @peter hi..ask q lang po if san pong store ko mabibili yan sa halagang php 14,536.83 gaya ng cnbi mo??? salamat po in advanced….

  7. peter says:

    nsa saudi kasi ako bro kaya sa sony store ko talaga ito binili.

  8. jeffrey says:

    ah i see.. thanks for the reply…

  9. vikram virk says:

    m using it w995 its great phone. accessries with this phone are also cool. its great phone. m enjoying it ……coooooooooolllllllllphonnnnneeeeeeeeeeeee

  10. Mark says:

    what about my w595? the contacts cannot open anyone help me what shuld i do with it i repaired it twice but still it comes back again anyone help me:

  11. Adam says:

    hello please tell me the final price of your item and where you live

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