Sony Ericsson W850i 3G Phone Overview


sony_ericsson_w850i_1.jpgKey Features
3G Technology
2 Megapixel Camera with 4 x Zoom & Light
Second Camera for Video Calling
Walkman® 2.0 Music Player
FM Radio RDS
Bluetooth® Technology


Sony Ericsson W850i 3G Phone Review

The Sony Ericsson W850i is a 3G Walkman® phone & is beautifully designed to be fun, useable & compact. The phone comes from the Walkman® range of phones which include the Sony Ericsson W800i, Sony Ericsson W810i, Sony Ericsson W900i & Sony Ericsson W950i. The W850i comes complete with a music management software, stereo headset, 1 Gbyte Memory Stick PRO Duo™ & a USB cable. The handset has a slide opening mechanism & is available in two stylish colours which are precious black & golden white which provides the user with a sleek looking & tactile handset. The W850i is a mobile phone, camera phone & music phone all in one.

The screen measures 2 Inches & provides a clear 262k colour display with a 240 x 320 pixel screen resolution. The screen works as a colourful viewfinder for the camera & video features incorporated in the phone. The user can view their chosen picture wallpapers & animated wallpapers on the screen. The phone comes with a easy to access menu system with useful icon displays. The user can express their personal taste & style with the style up™ covers that are available for the W850i.

The built in Walkman® 2.0 music player provides the user with the perfect music companion. The user can gain access to an online music store directly from the W850i & download their chosen tracks quickly. The phone comes with a integrated FM radio with RDS which allows the user to see text information provided by the radio station. The user can listen to the radio whilst the station provides information on the track that is currently playing, weather reports, sports results & news. The TrackID™ feature allows the user to find out the name of a track that is playing on the radio complete with the name of the artist. The user simply selects the TrackID™ feature which will record a few seconds worth of the track & then the music recognition will return with the name of the track, the artist name & the name of the album. The W850i comes with polyphonic sound with forty voices & the user can choose ringtones in either MP3, polyphonic or ACC music formats. The MusicDJ™ feature allows the user to create their own polyphonic ringtone with the use of the built in instrumental sounds & rhythms. The Sony Ericsson W850i comes with a Mega Bass™ feature which will enhance the bass frequency to ensure that a great sound is provided for the users music. The user can preview & download music, games, videos & images quickly with the PlayNow™ feature which the user can access with three clicks of a button.

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The phone has a 2 megapixel camera feature which comes with a 4 x zoom which allows the user to zoom in & out on their target to ensure that a precise & perfect shot is captured. The camera feature comes with a built in light which allows the user to take photos in duller conditions. The phone comes with a video recorder & video clip feature which allows the user to record their memories in full colour action which can be stored for later viewing or sent & shared with other contacts. The user can stream video onto their phone & enjoy all of the latest real time video on their phone. The VideoDJ™ feature allows the user to add together video clips to create a smooth video sequence which can be enhanced with music or sound for a professional finish.

The Sony Ericsson W850i comes with a 3G video call feature which allows the user to take part in a face to face video call. The phone comes with a second camera which is located just above the phones screen & is used for video calling. The user can have a conference call with more than one contact which allows a group of contacts to talk to each other on a group conference call which is ideal for making arrangements with multiple contacts all in one simple call. The handsfree speakerphone allows the user to have a conversation over the phones speaker system & have a handsfree conversation allowing the user to continue working whilst they talk.

The W850i is a 3G phone which offers the user 3G video calling & fast downloads. The user gain connectivity to other devices using a Bluetooth® wireless connection, infra red connection or a USB cable for a wired connection. The phone comes with a Internet browser & RSS feeds which allows the user to get all the latest news directly onto the W850i. The W850i comes with tri band technology & UMTS.

The user can enjoy nine hours of talk time & four hundred hours of standby time on their Sony Ericsson W850i. The phone weighs a total of 116 grams & measures 98 x 47 x 21 mm which provides the user with a compact handset. The phone comes complete with 64 Mbytes of built in memory & with a Memory Stick PRO Duo™ card which allows the user to extend the phones memory for extra storage purposes.

The messaging services include SMS messaging which is a text message service & MMS messaging which is a multi method message. The MMS message can contain a photo or image with sound & text which can be sent to any MMS compatible mobile phone. The push email feature allows the user to receive emails straight to the phone in an instant. The user can create, send & receive emails which are logged as sent & received which in easily accessible & manageable.

The W850i comes with a flight mode option which allows the user to switch to flight mode when on an aircraft. The flight mode feature inactivates radio transmitters & receivers so therefore the user can gain access to certain features on their phone whilst in restricted areas including an aircraft or in a hospital. The phone comes with a file manager, organiser, phone book, calendar which will ensure that the user remains organised at all times. The clock features include an alarm clock, stopwatch & timer feature.

Sony Ericsson W850i Specifications & Features

Screen
262k TFT Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

Imaging
2 Megapixel Camera
4 x Digital Zoom
Second Camera
Photo Light
Video Call
Video Clip
Video Record
Video Streaming
Macromedia Flash Lite™
SVG Tiny 1.1
VideoDJ™
Viewfinder Display
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation

Messaging
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
Email
Push Email
Predictive Text
Sound Recorder

Sound
Walkman® 2.0 Music Player
Media Player
FM Radio
FM Radio RDS
Polyphonic Sound (40 Voice)
Music Tones (MP3 & AAC)
Polyphonic Ringtones
MusicDJ™
PlayNow™
TrackID™
Mega Bass™
Melody Composer
Music Mode

Entertainment
3D Games
Java™ Games
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Organiser
Phone Book
Organiser
Calendar
Contacts
File Manager
PIM Sync
Calculator
Alarm Clock
Stopwatch
Timer
Tasks
Notes
Style Up™ Covers
Flight Mode
Light Effects
Conference Calls
Vibrating Alert
Handsfree Speakerphone

Connectivity
3G
Bluetooth®
GPRS
Infra Red
UMTS
USB
Fast Port
Synchronisation PC

Network
Tri Band Technology (GMS 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
UMTS

Internet
Access NetFront™ Web Browser
Modem
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
64 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Stick PRO Duo™
9 Hours Talk Time
400 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
116 g
98 x 47 x 21 mm

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