The Sony Ericsson W810 is simply one fantastic handset. While I found the speakerphone to be weak, and was disappointed by the lack of stereo Bluetooth support, it simply does everything else exquisitely well. The internal antenna holds on to a signal well, the battery life is good, and the 2 megapixel auto-focus camera takes pictures as well as the Walkman app plays music.
Out-of-box audio quality is very good,
Picking up where the W800i left off, the Sony Ericsson W810i offers improved music navigation in tandem with the same excellent music management capabilities and decent amount of bundled memory as its predecessor. Out-of-box audio quality is on par with the high standards we've come to except from the handset maker, while we're slightly disappointed by the lack of stereo Bluetooth audio.
it does have a lot of nice design features.
If anything, the Asus P527 has us more interested in Asus' next phones for the U.S. market. The phone shows a lot of potential, especially in the top-notch navigation software, and the attention to battery life. Unfortunately, the phone borders on being unusable after only a brief period awake, as open apps pile up and crash the Windows Mobile interface.
An image of the Sony Ericsson W350 in ice blue for AT&T Image © Sony Ericsson
Despite a pricey retail tag of $229.99 from AT&T, singing a two-year service contract (which is often standard in the U.S. when purchasing a cell phone today) brings the price down to a manageable $79.99. Online discounts and other specials can knock the cost down even further to $29.99.
Buried in the W350's details, we also have one other interesting perk: its talk time.
The Sony Ericsson W350 looks fantastic, but its performance doesn't quite live up. Perhaps we've been spoiled by the high-end Walkman experience we've had on other Sony Ericsson phones, like the but as a bargain phone, with a low-resolution screen and some flimsy hardware, the Walkman experience just doesn't work. We love the design, but when the tiny buttons and difficult controls make using the device more difficult, that love begins to wane.
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