Editor's Review of the W705
A smooth slide mobile phone, the W705 joins the music-focused handset range of Sony Ericsson. It is a mobile phone that exudes a solid yet lightweight build, weighing approximately 98 grams with the full dimensions of 14.3 x 48 x 95 millimetres. It is wrapped in a casing of either luxurious silver or passionate red colours. The handset is highlighted by its 60.96-millimetre TFT display screen that showcases various animated and picture wallpapers in more than 262,000 colours over 320 x 240 pixels. Its TFT screen also works on an auto rotate feature making it viewable in both horizontal and horizontal screen modes. The handset is made even more sophisticated with its smooth navigation key, shortcut keys and call keys set in a triple circular section situated right below its colourful external screen.
The sleek mobile phone works on quad band technology, particularly functioning over GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 networks, as well as UMTS 2100 networks. It is ideal for frequently traveling users because it works on worldwide roaming, depending on the network provider. The mobile phone also provides its users with access to Internet Web sites such as YouTube using the built-in Access NetFront Web browser. It also works on WiFi technology, allowing users to gain Internet connection in nearby hotspots or local WLAN stations. In addition, users of the handset can also transfer and share files with compatible devices such as printers, laptops and personal computers using the USB and wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The EDGE technology integrated into the mobile phone ensures speedier transfer rates. Moreover, the handset works on 3G HSDPA which provides Internet connectivity at broadband rates.
The Sony Ericsson W705 provides SMS or text on predictive text and MMS or multimedia messaging services. Owing to its Internet connectivity, the handset offers Instant Messaging that allows user to chat with their contacts. Using only computers to access emails is a thing of the past with this advanced mobile phone, as it permits users to compose, send and receive emails. As a bonus feature, the handset is also powered by Exchange ActiveSync technology.
The handset instantly transforms into fully packed portable organiser with its phone book, vibrating alert, calendar, calculator, tasks and notes, alarm clock, stopwatch, timer and timer features. Traveling users will be able to use the mobile phone in its flight mode. Taking calls is easy with its speaker phone feature.
The 3.2 Megapixel camera that is integrated with the Sony Ericsson W705 takes center stage on the entertainment facet of the handset. The fully functional camera is complete with a 3x digital zoom, light and flash features to ensure high quality photos. The camera also allows users to record moving footages, complete with the enhancing video light feature. It also plays and streams videos in popular video formats. As a 3G-enabled handset, it also supports video calling.
The Sony Ericsson W705 prides itself with a Walkman music player that supports MP3 and AAC sound formats. It comes with various music boosting features such as Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and Shake Control. Users will also enjoy the Track ID, PlayNow and SensMe capabilities of the handset. Moreover, offers an FM radio RDS, which allows listeners to enjoy their favourite tunes on air and gain access to radio-sourced information, such as news, sports and other information. Users' music listening experience is made even more enjoyable with the Bluetooth Stereo with A2DP and premium headphones that come with the starter kit. Game enthusiasts with also enjoy the mobile phone, as it comes with various games in Java format. It also supports motion games that may be downloaded from the Internet.
The Sony Ericsson W705 comes with 120 Megabytes of internal memory. This storage capacity can be expanded using a micro M2 memory support. Users will enjoy the mobile phone for 10 hours of GSM talk time. When working on a fully charged battery, the handset can stay on standby mode for 400 GSM hours.
Certain users have criticised the mobile phone for its lack of more powerful speakers, as compared with those of other advanced walkman handsets. Satisfied users, however, have commended the mobile phone for its full music-focused functionalities that have been smartly fused with its business-oriented features.
Sony Ericsson W705 Specifications
95mm x 47.5mm x 14.3mm
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.4 inches
Resolution: 240 x 320
External: Memory Stick Micro (M2) up to 8GB
Included: 4GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) card
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Audio: Sony Ericsson fast-port stereo
Data: Standard USB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
3.15 megapixel camera
Front facing camera with video calling
Battery Capacity: 950 mAh
Talk Time: 600 minutes
Standby Time: 400 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: AMR, AAC, WAV, WMA, MP3
Video supported formats