Sony Ericsson W595 Review
In a nutshell: An attractive slide phone with the outstandingly
good Walkman 3.0 music player, the W595 also has an FM radio, a 3.2
megapixel camera, 2GB memory card, Bluetooth, 3G with HSDPA, and not
forgetting the cool "shake control". Available in Blue, Black,
White, Grey or Sakura (a floral pattern.)
Review: October 2008. Updated June 2009.
Do you remember the good old days when mobile phones just worked? We're
talking about 2006. In those days, Sony Ericsson made phones that did
what it said on the tin. Then in 2007 most of the phones they made didn't
work. Some, like the W580i, just
fell to pieces when you opened the box. Others, like the W910i
were absolutely brilliant until you switched them on. Then they switched
themselves off again and had to go back to the shop. There are signs
that Sony Ericsson have turned the corner in 2008, but they still have
a long way to go before their reputation is restored, so we're going
to be suspicious of any new phones they produce until they've proved
themselves to be reliable.
This is particularly relevant for the W595 because it looks almost
exactly the same as the incredibly unreliable W910i released a year
previously. It looks the same on the outside. It looks the same on the
inside too, with an identical list of features, apart from a slightly
upgraded camera. Only the name has changed. Oh, and it's got fatter
and heavier too. What have Sony Ericsson put inside it? Not a bigger
battery, because the battery life seems to be almost exactly the same
as the W910i. Maybe it's new firmware. That's it, Sony Ericsson have
spent a whole year fixing the bugs in the W910i firmware, and the new
firmware is so much better it weighs an extra 20 grams. Mystery solved.
OK, so this phone is just the same as the W910i, except it's heavier
and the bugs have been fixed. This makes it a fantastic phone. We loved
the W910i when we first reviewed it. It was only after the user reviews
started flooding in that it became obvious that there was a problem.
The W595 is a nicely styled slide phone with a tapered top edge and
a smooth slide action. It's an excellent size - not superslim, but compact
and good to hold. As a Walkman phone, it has music controls featured
prominently when the slide is closed. The keypad is easy to use, despite
the keys being a touch small, and it has an easy-to-use circular navigational
key, not the dreaded joystick that appears on some of their models.
The screen is large, bright and high resolution (240 x 320 pixels) and
the menus are clear and simple to navigate.
The W595 also has Sony Ericsson's "Shake Control" that lets
you change to a new track by giving the phone a flick. The motion sensor
also auto-rotates between portrait and landscape viewing of photos.
The W595 is a great music phone, as you'd expect. The Walkman player
has received plenty of praise before, and this is the new version 3.0.
You can create and manage playlists, shuffle songs, equalise, etc, and
album art can be displayed when music is playing. The supplied software
lets you transfer music from PC to phone, and rip music from CD's. The
W595 has excellent audio quality, either through the loud stereo speakers,
or via a conventional stereo headset or a Bluetooth
stereo headset. The MegaBass feature helps to enhance bass frequencies
for a fuller sound. In addition to the music player, there's an FM radio
The built-in memory is limited to 40 Mbytes, but a 2GB memory card
(enough for around 500 MP3 tracks) is supplied with the phone
and the W595 supports cards up to 8 Gbytes.
The camera has been upgraded to 3.2 megapixels but lacks autofocus
and a flash, so don't expect too much from it. The camera can also record
video, and video calling is possible on a 3G network with the front
mounted video camera.
The W595 is a brilliant phone. It's what the W910i should have been.
We think that the bugs have been fixed, and judging from the user reviews
below there don't seem to be many problems at all. Top phone! Check
out the new W705 for an even better
Features of the Sony Ericsson W595 include:
- 3G with HSDPA & video calling
- 3.2 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: TFT LCD, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Walkman® music player (MP3, AAC, eAAC+ formats)
- FM radio RDS
- MegaBass enhances bass frequencies
- TrackID tells you the name, artist and album of any song you're
- PlayNow lets you buy and download top ringtones
- Polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
- 3D Java games
- Animated wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 40 Mbytes plus 2GB Memory Stick Micro (up to 8 GB
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, modem
- Web browser, RSS feeds
- Flight mode (offline mode)
- Vibration alert
- Size: 100 X 47 x 14 mm
- Weight: 104g
- Quadband plus 3G (UMTS 2100 HSDPA)
- Talktime: 4.5 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 365 hours (3G) - 385 hours
Sony Ericsson W595 User Reviews
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Average rating from 111 reviews:
Reviewed by Elizabeth from U.K on 25th Aug 2012
An awesome phone. Im really glad I bought it. It is perfect for first
year of school as it is sturdy and reliable!!!
Reviewed by Bobby from india on 2nd Aug 2012
i've been using this phone for the past 4years
i just love it
the only problem is i have to change the strip every year
apart from that its just a very cute phone
i still cant leave it after getting an iphone
Reviewed by Lizzie from England on 19th Jul 2012
It is an amazing phone! I love it!
Reviewed by Alan Roddis from United Kingdom on
28th Jun 2012
well this phone is just brill.i have the ed hardy edition.got it 2nd
hand from my partner.its that good that when one came up on e bay in
mint condition i jumpt at it .so when 1st one worn out i have new one.
and old one for parts .its that good a phone.hope this helps
Reviewed by James Reynolds from England on 7th
When my phone (LG Viewty) broke after four years of heavy-duty, I began
asking around for a temporary second-hand phone to use until I found
a new one. The W595 has outranked all of my previous phones including
an array of Blackberrys and LGs. The music quality is probably the highlight
for me as the quality is greater than my iPad and it's loud. Compared
to modern phones, it's a brick but I find the size and usability more
comfortable than something built solely to be the thinnest. It may be
old but I really don't believe it's past its sell-by-date just yet.
Reviewed by Mahitha from India on 21st Apr 2012
The worst mobile I never saw before.
I am facing the problem from the day I purchased.
I reached sony ericson show room more than 50 time every time they will
repair within 15 days I will face the same again. Now my warranty is
also over. everytime I am spendig money now.
Reviewed by pinky from india on 19th Apr 2012
NOT A GOOD OPTION FOR ROUGH USERS
i am using this from last 4 years and it has troubled me a lot.
it restarts automatically specially while listening to music.
i have repaired it many times and i am fed up now ... i dont want to
waste money on it now ,,,, i really HATE this phone ,,,,
Reviewed by Noor abdi from Nairobi kenya on 2nd
I like sony ericsson becuase of the unique features
Reviewed by cammy from pakistan on 2nd Mar 2012
Reviewed by james njoroge from nairobi kenya on
26th Feb 2012
i love sonyerisson with all my soil
Reviewed by sayine from sri lanka on 27th Dec
I love my phone but there is a problem in the battery and we cannot
repair them because they say they are repairing and there is a problem
in the charging chip.
Reviewed by Kirstie from England on 25th Jan 2009
Got this phone for Christmas and absolutely love it, I was thinking
of getting the Sony Ericsson W910i because my friend has it but it kept
breaking and decided to go with the upgrade. I have it in blue which
is a great colour and it looks really stylish, however, the only things
i dislike about this phone is how hard it is to get the back off, and
the camera has no flash. It has a very good battery life compared to
my last phone (Samsung U600) and the music quality is excellent (even
though I usually use my Ipod). Texts are simple to send with a reasonable
sized keypad. I think this is a star buy. *****
Reviewed by taniya from sri lanka on 25th Jan
Reviewed by shania from england on 25th Jan 2009
this phone is amazing just theres no flash. this phone is the best
Reviewed by Lewin from Australia on 25th Jan 2009
Got it from 3 for $19 a month with $150 dollors of call for first 12
months everything is great it just feels a bit slow
Reviewed by xabistarx from england on 24th Jan
its a good phone but sometimes when you buy it the slide up part brakes.
but if you send it back then they fix it and its great
Reviewed by Kav from England on 20th Jan 2009
Just bought it on a t-mobile contract £15/month 100 mins and 200 texts,
you only have to pay £39.99 for the phone which is an outstanding price
for an outstanding phone. It has a 3.0 walkman music player with the
shake control feature and amazing sound quality. It has a 3.2 megapixel
camera, but its a pity that you can only zoom in and out on VGA mode
and that there isn't a flash, but apart from that definitely a must
buy phone. *****
Reviewed by Sue from UK on 17th Jan 2009
I searched for a replacement SE as I already had loads of accessories
that I didn't want to replace. I finally settled on this phone and I
love it. It is a good shape, easy to use and the sound is excellent.
Love it, love it, love it.
Reviewed by disphonerocksppl from caribbean on
16th Jan 2009
this phone is the best dnt listwen to those ppl who say its rubbish
if i were you i'd BUY IT NOW YOU CAN GET IT 4 80 POUNDS IN SOME SHOPS
Reviewed by Myf from Austalia on 16th Jan 2009
I have just bought a Sony Ericsson W595 and it's great. I got it on
a Virgin Phones deal, you get the phone free if you pay $20 a month
for 24 months, and you get $50 worth of calls, texts, and internet use.
You also get free texts and calls to other Virgin phones. It's an amazing
Reviewed by Hwee Li from Singapore on 14th Jan
Too bad there is no front video camera for video calling.
Reviewed by Nat from uk on 14th Jan 2009
Its a good phone, the only problem i have its that i can not get the
cameras to switch to the front does anyone know how to do that plz???
Reviewed by Simalt from England on 14th Jan 2009
Well when I got this phone I thought great what a nice looking phone
but my first disappointment came when trying to open the back cover
it was very plasticy and easy to break so was very careful to take it
off gently otherwise you can easily breat the end bits. Well on use
the phone is good, everything is good from a feature point of view,
I like the sms text coming up with the little box to show you all the
letters you get with each key press which was handy. The keypad is a
little small so large hands best avoid. Speakerphone, OS everything
is fairly decent no complaints there. Music I am not into it as I have
my ipod for that. The battery life on this phone though says good bat
life actually is very poor when you have all the features enabled. It
lasted less than two days. I then disabled all the features I did not
use, switched off 3g to gsm, switched off voice calling, switched off
bluetooth to increase bat life, took screensaver off to a jpg pic and
I got just over 2 days. All in all poor battery life and hate to think
if you use all the features you will be lucky to hit just over a day
with battery. I sent my phone back asap to swap for another model.
Reviewed by charlie D from England on 13th Jan
Very good phone!!!!,great sound quality,fast 3G internet the battery
life is ok..
Reviewed by Jan from UK on 12th Jan 2009
Love this phone, great music player, fast internet & plenty storage.
Plus it looks great.My 1 key is also brighter than the others but just
thought it was supposed to be like that. Is the voicemail icon supposed
to be showing on screen all the time or can it be removed? I have no
voicemails new or saved but it's always there.
Reviewed by thebirdman from sydney australia on
12th Jan 2009
great looking phone,great music player,sounds great,very easy to use
being a nokia user...2GB card for plenty of storage...only one small
problem is that the # 1 key is much brighter than the others...i have
replaced it with a new phone but still the same problem...Bruce from
Scotland and Dane from the UK have the same problem.i think it is a
Reviewed by Chris from England on 11th Jan 2009
I am starting to get really concerned. I love everything about this
phone but when I charged it last night ( about 9 hours charge ) it only
reached 97%. Its only 9 hours later and the battery is already down
to 57% and I have hardly used it all day. As a constant user of the
walkman feature when I'm at work I'm really concerned that my battery
is only going to last about 3-4 hours max. Is anyone else having the
Reviewed by Bob from England on 11th Jan 2009
Wow! this phone was awesome, and i almost didnt get it coz i waited
4 the january sales and the offers didnt change and i got the last one
from orange 4 a great price at £137 with speakers 2gb memory card a
usb drumkit headphones. Yeah it s awesome unlike my samsung U600 I had
to send it back like 20 times and i hadnt even had it 4 a year. so im
happy with this phone and luv the music quality and the cool features
n some of my friends are Jealous. Best sony ericsson i have ever had
Reviewed by Harshula from Sri Lanka on 10th Jan
P.S-The Walkmate can be used by simple dropping it in your pocket! When
you walk/run, it calculates the steps by the movements of your legs!
Reviewed by peter from england on 9th Jan 2009
brilliant piece of kit! high speed web, decent camera, walkman 3.0 player,
beautiful looks phone is definately worth a go for internet users and
Reviewed by Mark from England on 9th Jan 2009
Best phone ever. Walkmate is in Organizer then Apllications go down
and its 3rd from the bottom
Reviewed by rosicky from england on 9th Jan 2009
this phone is sick, and it is great and the camera is is great too.
Reviewed by Hilary from England on 7th Jan 2009
Got this phone as a replacement for the my W810i. Have been waiting
for Sony Ericcson to produce a phone as good as the W810i and think
this may be it. Thought I may be disappoined with the camera but so
far it has produced some great photos ebven indoors. Software is fine
no probs so far. Very pleased with this phone PS I can't find the Walkmate
Reviewed by mel from united kingdom on 7th Jan
i have the phone in jungle grey , its brill. one of the best phones
i have had, cameras good , the music player is the best. if you turn
the phone to its side it automatically understnads it and goes landscape
ect it was worth the money.
Reviewed by Kyla from uk on 7th Jan 2009
omg this is da bst fone eva!!!!!! iv gt it on november n it stil wrks
fine!! i av nt had a problem yet!!!
Reviewed by jack from scotland on 5th Jan 2009
i love this phone soooo much i dont know how to use the walk mate can
someone tell me please?
Reviewed by Dang from Singapore on 5th Jan 2009
Got this phone a month ago, love it very much. Have been changing the
ring tone every other day to test out the many beautiful ring tones
came with the phone. Besides the back cover, there's one more thing
problem, not sure of anyone could help. The step counter "Walk Mate"
disappeared after a few days. I mean the whole software just disappeared
from my phone, mysteriously. Anyone has any idea how to reinstall that?
Reviewed by lily from united kingdom on 5th Jan
this phone is really good a brillant camara and can hold quit a lot
of songs! i love this phone i got this for christmas and ive got 300
songs on there already. a brilll phone you should go out and bye this
phone its OUTSTANDING!
Reviewed by asma from west midlands on 3rd Jan
BEST SONY ERICSSON EVER!!! IF U LOVE MUSIC THEN THIS PHONE IS FOR U.
Reviewed by grainne from ireland on 3rd Jan 2009
i had a bad samsung then a bad nokia this phone is the best ive had
in a year the back is easy to pull off once ya do it slowly and not
to rush i love the sound and the camera is great better than my last
two phones ...the head phones give out really clear sounds tried it
on my ipod and laptop to...the updating software is handy as the samsung
kept sayin t update it and wouldn do it ...i find this incredable definitly
recommend it :)
Reviewed by john from scotland on 2nd Jan 2009
i got this phone for christmas and i love it! love that it can play
wma files none of my old phones could do that they also didnt have as
much memory as this phone very good camera good internet connection
alltogether the phone is amazing
Reviewed by tony from england on 31st Dec 2008
brought this phone as a replacement for my k770i.i have wanted another
walkman for a while now as i have owned a w910i.i also brought the w595
as everyones been raveing about it and i agree its excellent the music
plyer is alot better the camera is better than the k770i over all im
pleased i brought it.as for the flimsey back cover thats not a problem
at all if your careful.over all sony ericsson have produced a ecellent
walkman phone well done.
Reviewed by Anonymous from England on 31st Dec
I bought this phone about 1 month ago and I must say this phone is exactly
the same as the w910i(mainly features). Good phone aesy to use also.
Reviewed by james from turkey on 31st Dec 2008
i just bot one of these nice phones i am very glad my little brother
brocke my i phone this is so much better the walkmen is soooo co00l
dont miss this it droped down prie ass well from £160 to £97 so dont
miss out the sale sale is one go and buy a fresh phone it is the besttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by yahoo from pluto on 30th Dec 2008
YEAH THE BEST PHONE I EVER HAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BETTER THAN I FONE G1 X1 WOTEVER THIS BEATS ALL AMAZIN
Reviewed by Harshula from Sri Lanka on 29th Dec
Hi! Im 15 years old, and I just upgraded to the W595 from my beloved
W810i, and I have one word that says it all for this phone-fantastic.
Internet browsing is second to none. The phne itself is a great size,
the screen is brilliant, both in colour and resolution, as well as size.
The Walkman player 3.0 is top notch! What surprised me the most was
the new media manager from SE, and I'm telling you folks, I nearly fainted
when I saw it. Similiar to the PSP, the new Sony Ericsson media manager,
really does manage media, with a breeze! Its effortless and very smooth.
When coming to sound quality/clarity and loudness, this phone even beats
the Nokia 5610-its so good. The camera is great, but only if the lighting
is great as well! The only gripe I have with this phone is that it doesn't
support my external SE Xenon flash. I really hope that SE will release
an update for this in the near future. But all in all, superb phone,
and for those of you who are on the lookout for a new mob ile, don't
hesitate another second-get the W595. Trust me, it's worth every single
Reviewed by Jeremy from England on 28th Dec 2008
I got this fone xmas day, and have to say that it is fantastic. The
media player is great, as is the camera. My only criticism is the battery
cover, but now I have my SIM I don't plan to ever remove it again! Overall
Reviewed by carmel from ireland on 28th Dec 2008
HI I GOT THIS FONE FOR XMAS AND SO FAR ITS THE BEST ID BEEN USING NOKIA
AND D LAST 2 WERE RUBBISH SO I CHANGED ITS A BRILLANT PHONE
Reviewed by Pixie from United Kingdom on 28th
I got this phone just over a week ago and i love it!!! this may sound
hard to believe but now i'm glad i dropped my samsung soul down the
toilet!! This phone to me is better with a price tag of only £130 instead
of £250 for my U900. The camera is reall gd and looks just the same,
the walkman thing is awsome too. I've never had a sony ericsson before
and i'm so glad i bought it :D
Reviewed by Bruce from Scotland on 26th Dec 2008
The 1 Key no the keypad appears to be brighter than the rest. Can anyone
help me? It is quite annoying, considering I spent my savings on this
Reviewed by mark from ireland on 26th Dec 2008
got this phone for xmas and it is brilliant. walkman is excellent and
sound is top quality. My last phone was a samsung E250V which was the
biggest piece of rubbish ever. really happy with this phone
Reviewed by pagey from england on 25th Dec 2008
this phone is cool its amazing stuff like music,camra and other stuff
are great abit slow but i recomend this phone
Reviewed by AndyB from UK on 25th Dec 2008
Daughter just opened one of these for Xmas and the back cover was already
broken - I bet that pillock in the shop did it fitting the SIM and thought
we wouldn't notice. Look out Orange cos guess who's coming back to see
you tomorrow!! What a ridiculous design!!
Reviewed by CK from Eire on 22nd Dec 2008
to Deirdre in Ireland, go into message settings, into text message,
under general, press up and click delivery report,yes. to Daniel in
Malaysia, no wrist action needed! simply press and hold the walkman
key and move the phone towards you to move the volume up, and back down
to decrease. Im still happy enough with this phone, the only irritating
thing is the back cover, I swear its going to snap off at some stage!
Reviewed by Nick from Singapore on 20th Dec 2008
Oh man , this is an awesome phone ! those having second thoughts bout
getting this, seriously, the price is awesome and the function are sweet
, top it up with sharp resolution , its a jewel !
Reviewed by Fikril from Singapore on 20th Dec
I've been having this phone for exactly 2 months now and it still works
perfectly fine! I have no problems with it and the audio quality is
excellent as usual!
Reviewed by sofia from greece on 20th Dec 2008
excellent phone.a value for money for sure.great battery life,great
media player sound.i say go for it!
Reviewed by W595 from uk on 19th Dec 2008
I've got this phone and people are expecting it to be a smart phone
however this phone was made for music and the music walkman feature
is amazing so dont look at the cup of water half empty but look at it
Reviewed by ann from london on 19th Dec 2008
i love this soo much but...had the phone a week, screen stopped workin
keypad stopped responding and kept turning its self off,when i used
the web it was fast but if thses things hadnt of happened would have
been the best! brought it bk to the shop and got a nokia E51 afraid
the nokia isnt half the fun the sony ericsson was! loved the sony ericsson
but dont want to risk getting one for a hile
Reviewed by Daniel from Malaysia on 18th Dec 2008
This is a top phone, even though the camera mp is relatively low but
the picture quality is still very good. However, I find a couple of
things not satisfying. First the fancy thing where you can adjust the
volume of the walkman by moving your wrist. It's not working, most of
the time volume comes down when I was flipping my wrist upward. Also,
most of the time the walkman just not responding to the wrist movement
at all. The second thing is, the design of the back cover is really
stupid, the sales girl even told me some people even broke the back
cover while trying to open it. So my advice is, don't keep changing
your SIM card or the memory stick. But I still like the phone very much.
Reviewed by dream from uk on 17th Dec 2008
people jus hatin on this fone iv got it :D
Reviewed by Casp from England on 15th Dec 2008
Amazing phone for the price! Definatly recomend to music lovers!
Reviewed by ashley from singapore on 15th Dec
after reading the comments on this phone, i felt quite angry. one idiot
said the word prediction was irritating. fyi, you can switch it off
under writing options. seriously... i think people should really try
to find an alternative before talking rubbish. also, one said there
was no memory card. -_o' that is the stupidest comment i have ever read.
it comes with the phone and it's 2GB. i have this phone, and the top
is not wobbly at all, the screen is clear, so think before acting.
Reviewed by Dan from Plymouth UK on 13th Dec 2008
Reviewed this phone a few weeks back, but had to send mine back as the
camera button actually broke in half and fell out!! Strange as I haven't
dropped it or anything! Anyways my replacement one has the the brighter
lights down oneside i.e 1,4,7 and has a slight wobbley top!! Not too
annoying but this wasnt present on my other phone! Ah well, doesnt actually
make any difference to the way the phone works so I'll stay with the
Reviewed by Deirdre from Ireland on 13th Dec 2008
This is a gem of a phone. I have been a mobile phone user for 10 years
(I owned a mobile phone when it was considered posh!) and only ever
used Nokia. But I hated my last phone, so reluctantly decided to go
for a change and I'm not a bit disappointed. It is so user friendly.
There is a simple-to-use instruction leaflet, but I didn't need it -
and I'm not exactly the most technologically-minded person around. However,
there is one thing I'm not sure about and I'm wondering if any of your
reviewers could help me - when I send a text message, I never know if
it has been received by the person I text. Is there a "Message received"
function on this phone?
Reviewed by Allan Joseph from New Delhi, India on
12th Dec 2008
PROS: Excellent music features, superb design, good built, nice display
features, built-in You Tube application, accelometer sensor for auto-rotate,
shake control, 2 GB memory card. CONS: No flash & autofocus, though
3.2 MP but an average camera, a bit overpriced, no front camera for
video calling, battery life is just about ok. OVERALL REVIEW: This phone
is an attractive slide phone with the outstandingly good Walkman 3.0
music player. Being a Walkman phone, it justifies its brand name in
providing a superior musical experience, even better than an ipod. The
camera features could have been far better with the presence of flash
& autofocus, which is definitely expected in the phones of this price
range. Moreover, it would have been a better buy if it would have been
launched at a price of around 12k, instead of 14k. But overall, this
phone would feel great in your hand & you would love the features. Well,
I would say "This phone rocks. Go for it guys, you won't regret"!
Reviewed by Angela from UK on 12th Dec 2008
I hated this phone. I found the software jerky and wierd visually. I
am used to smooth visual interchanges as on my previous SE phones. Felt
like a shortcut in terms of technical design to me. keys too small.
And why do sony persist in supplying such useless appalling headphones
with their phones??? I tested the sound quality against a range of different
headphones I had. No doubt about it the headphones are beyond bad.
Reviewed by M.DDOT from UK MASSIV on 9th Dec 2008
ITS A PRETTY SIK FONE YA DUN-KNO BOUT DIS FONE GO OUT & BUY IT THE LIGHTS
ARE REALLY ANNOYIN TBH, IF U HAV OCD , DO NOT GET THIS FONE, THE LIGHTS
WILL REALLY ANNOY YOU LOL BUT YEAH, THE SPEAKER IS QUITE LOUD AND THE
HEADPHONES ARE GOOD SO YEAH GO OUT AND BUY IT ++++++ GOOD PRICE SAFE
Reviewed by Emmie from England on 9th Dec 2008
i bought this phone yesterday and so far so good but the only problem
is that some of the buttons make an annoying squeaky noise and i don't
think thats supposed to happen! it mite be just cos its 1 day old or
something but has any1 else experienced this problem?? and how can u
Reviewed by katie from englan on 8th Dec 2008
just got this phone on conterract fantastic superstylish love it !!!!
Reviewed by Dr. Ansari from UAE on 6th Dec 2008
i had w595........the LCD stopped working and phone became dead on 11th
day........still with repair people at Sony Erricsson for more than
2 weeks.......unlimited calls.....still waiting for answer !!! After
sales service is pathetic!!!
Reviewed by HeroJaeJoong from Melbourne on 5th
i juz bought this phone 3 weeks ago... this phone really ROCKS my mind!!!
the only things i want is a flash for the camera n a front camera for
video call(using back camera is irritating) anyway...it is still NICE!!!
Reviewed by Matt from Uk on 4th Dec 2008
Just got this phone, and its absolutely amazing, so much better than
my viewty The battery life is truly excellent and the screen is nice
and bright and clear Only negatives are that the keys are very hard
to press making it a bit of an effort to text, and that it seems a bit
sluggish texting while playing music or browsing I'd highly reccomend
Reviewed by Bill from England on 4th Dec 2008
I got the w595i and as soon as i turned it on after charging it fully,
it turned itself off. So i recharged it after a few days i turned it
on and it said no Batery so i knocked 3 stars of it
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 4th Dec 2008
folks...if u wer lookin for a phone dat's avin' every got damn feature....dis
is da one u shud be lookin out for...jus got dis phone(jungle grey colour)
for 16000 bucks 3 days ago n i still can't keep my hands off it...super
sleek,gorgious slider...and in da packing box...u get: 1.Bass reflex
headphones 2.handsfree with double headphone jack..so to wo peop can
listen to music n stuff at da same time.. 3.Da USB cord... 4.da charger..dat's
avin an outlet to which u can connect u're headphones via handsfree...dat
is listenin to music even wen its chargin up.. 5.da pc suite cd-rom...n
but offcourse manuals n stuff... 6.n gud dat dey provide u vid a 2GB
memory stick along vid in da package.. ohk talkn bout features hre we
go: 1.walkman....sounds almost as good as mah i-pod... 2.has a built
in accerlometer...(as in like landscape n potrait thng) 3.a brilliant
3.2 megapixel cam is bett'a den a nokia's 5 megapixel cam...wished it
had flash...but dats ohk.. 4.da 3G-HSDPA network works really gud...
5.very descent battery life... 6.guess...wat???it has a inbuilt guitar
tuner too...man i was so so thrilled n tuned mah 'Granada' acoustic
guitar da same day... 7.has motion senser n 'shake technology'...awesome
feats both of dem... 8.has 5 built in speakers dat sound really really
gud.. 9.guess wat has a "flight mode" thngy too....so no more switchn
down u're cellphone in a flight.. 10.da trackID thng lets u track da
track's name n artist...bla bla n stuff... 11.has a FM radio too.. 12.bass-reflex
headphones are quite descent...not as greeat as da i-pod ones but come
really close too dat..say if i-pod's at 9..ericcson is at 7.8.. 13.the
music mate 5.0 and walk mate are jus to cheer for...real good apps..
14.no guesses but ya dis walkman is avin youtube connectivity too..as
in like built-in stuff...u're jus one touch away from da best video
sharin' site on earth.. 15.gaming is real fun too... in a nut-shell..in
da end...dis is da phone dat u wanna ave folks...der r bout 5-10 more
features dat i wanna tell..but guess den i wud be takin away someone
else's speace....cheeeerss to dis beauty....n ya carol..someone jus
gave u trash stuff unfortunately...which u cudan' figure out....neways
all thunb's up for dis beauty....
Reviewed by Mel from Singapore on 3rd Dec 2008
I just got this phone and it's fantastic! I love that there's a wide
assortment of colors and the blue which i got is so electrifying! I
love the design of the phone and it has no problems so far. The only
thing i wished it had, is a flash for the camera as my old w850i has
one. Then again, i hardly take pictures in the dark! It's a great buy
for the price for sure!
Reviewed by Fish from UK on 3rd Dec 2008
I bought this a couple of days ago for 150 quid, which made it an extremely
good buy compared to the too plasticky XpressMusic competition from
Nokia and others. The Sony Ericsson software suite synchs with Outlook
and imports/exports data pretty smoothly. If you need a better than
average camera with flash, not the right phone. And ditto if you want
GPS or a smartphone of the WinMobile/Symbian60 kind. Otherwise, at this
price, the 595 is hard to resist. Seems fairly well made and looks the
business too. Minus one star for naff Vodaphone themes.
Reviewed by Kristal from UK on 3rd Dec 2008
I got the white version of this phone today as my old Sony Erisson S500i
died on me yesterday. Oh well, I had my eye on this phone before it
came out and I'm glad to have bought it. I like the features and everytime
I use it a new feature amazes me haha. The bad thing about it is the
battery cover is difficult to take off and I'm really scared it may
come off one day! Overall, I'm happy with it.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 1st Dec 2008
Got this phone from 3.My first one returned when the screen developed
a dark patch.My second one as others described has the "wobbly top"
very annoying must be pot luck because the first one was solid as a
rock.Battery life is excellent been going over three days on its first
charge.I always charge any new phone 16hrs on first charge then let
it run down completely then 16hrs again and just as normal from then
on.Hope this helps
Reviewed by Sara from India on 30th Nov 2008
Great phone.must buy with all great features. i really love it.........
Reviewed by josh from uk on 29th Nov 2008
great phone just had the w660i which i think was poor buy it
Reviewed by HT from UK on 28th Nov 2008
I have the w595 in blue - it is such a gorgeous phone! Not only does
it look great on the outside (a lot of people have said how nice it
looks) but it works well. The battery life is good and, as with all
sony ericssons, you can find out exactly what percentage of the battery
is left so it never dies on you. I didn't like how the zoom doesn't
work unless the camera is set to VGA. Appart from that the camera is
really good and features such as PhotoDJ mean that you can edit photos
after you take them. The speakers on the phone are fantastic - there
are two which play music to about the same standard as my (£90) ipod
speakers. Songs downloaded from itunes which are not itunes plus won't
work and i can't get the wrist-flick song-changing thing to work but
despite that i still like the walkman.
Reviewed by Clarice from England on 27th Nov 2008
I got this phone for my birthday (11th November =]) i was so excited
when i first heard about this phone. Finally i got it, BEAUTIFUL DESIGN
but i got a bit annoyed at first with the auto rotate in media but i
got used to how it works now. One thing i absolutely dislike is the
lack of auto focus and the "no flash n camera". How can you make a better
camera and NO FLASH OR FOCUS what is the point. I had the w810i bought
june 07 which has a 2mp camera and flash and auto focus and i absolutely
love it. I LOVE THE CAMERA even tho its 2, but now i got this phone
i dnt see the point in me takin photos bcos i dnt have a steady hand
and i lyk experimentin with light. So i use my w810i for photos now.
But it is a beautiful phone and design. 10/10 for design. 8/10 for camera.
Oh yeah and wat is with the weird lights on the buttons. i know what
everyones talking bout now. Lyk "1" is the brightest and # is the dimmest.
Talk about dodgy! =s
Reviewed by Katie from england on 25th Nov 2008
I got this phone 3 days ago... what can i say? it's amazing!! the screen
is really bright, the camera is WAY faster and bettery quality than
the samsung u600 and there's nothign wrong with my keypad being stiff..
but yeah the lights are brighter on the 1 and 4 keys haha. i got this
phone for Phones4u on orange for £129, however its unlocked and unbranded!
it comes with 3 games and the walkman is amazing qulaity - plays music
clearer than my ipod nano (same headphones). the only thing is the battery
life? it seemed to go down to 90% during the night when i was not using
it... end of the day it was around 60% with a few songs and a game?
is this what other people are experiencing? anyway, get this phone :)
it looks really nice in red and silver :) Just another thing, the lights
on the keypad change with the light conditions. When it is bright, the
screen brightens so you can see it better, and the keypad dims. When
it is dark, the screen goes darker and the keypad goes brighter. That's
probably why peopel are sayign two next to eachother are different :)
it's really useful because i hate it when your phone blinds you in the
Reviewed by Carol from UK on 25th Nov 2008
This is my first Sony Ericsson and probably my last - It came free with
the service plan I signed up to (or should I say I did not pay extra
for the phone). I bought the phone two weeks ago and have had to charge
the battery every single night even though I am a very light user ie.
one or two short calls per day and have only sent 4 text messages to-date.
I have contacted T-mobile who say it could be a fault with the battery;
nevertheless, I'm still not impressed. Like others have commented, the
light on the keypads are irregular on my phone it's only consistently
bright on #1 the other buttons are dull. I don't like the predictive
word option box that appears when your texting (this is personal preference)
it's quicker for me to tap word in full than to select an option! and
finally, the phone comes without a manual (other than the quick view
guide to get you started with the basics). I was told to download updates
from the Sony website (this is new to me) which I've done but unsure
if it's worked as I have no idea what's been updated or whether it was
a success, as having completed all the steps it does not confirm just
brings you back to the start menu. Removing the back is difficult to
get of even with nails. I'm sure there must be some good features to
the phone; volume is good, but I've lost interest with it now and will
be giving it to my son once I've sorted the battery issue, then I'm
going straight back to using my old Samsung phone.
Reviewed by lynn from uranus on 25th Nov 2008
i thought this phone was extremely good, except for the strange fact
that the light on the keypads were irregular, maybe it was meant that
way, who knows? this is definitely better than the W910 model as it
kept switching on & off at it's own whim. also, the camera is great!
buy it, buy it, buy it!
Reviewed by John from haha on 24th Nov 2008
Great phone!! Get it!!
Reviewed by Sach from Saturn!!! lol on 22nd Nov
bought today, brilliant phone! like very1 ses only a tad slow on music
player but still fast as ever! games like guitar hero are amazing, and
the motion sensor just makes it even better. if your looking for a fone,
go out and buy this now! 6/5!
Reviewed by Michael from Isle of Man UK on 22nd
I have had the Sony Ericsson W595 for a couple of days now. Not had
much experience with phones except a Nokia 3330 and Samsung P400. My
Samsung got broken so i decided to get this one. I am finding it strange
to get used to, but i am begining to like it. The camera is a lot better
than my last model and it has a lot of functions. The texting is impressive,
i find that easy to use. I too notice certain keys light up brighter
than others but that doesn't matter. The only thing i miss is a game
called Mobile Chess that was on my samsung. Does anyone know if there
is a chess game for this phone? I notice that when texting for example
that the screen goes off if you delay it too long when writing. Like
on the Samsung it had a 10 second delay, on this phone it is about 5
seconds. Can this be altered? For CK in Eire, i noticed that also, the
way i get the back off is to use a small flat ended Jewlers Screw driver
to gently take the back off. Don't force it as you might damage the
small bits of plastic that holds the back in place! I like this phone
but will let you all know better in time.
Reviewed by CK from Eire on 18th Nov 2008
This phone is great all round, exact same as the w900i, glad they fixed
the bugs over the last year. the only problem i have is practically
breaking off the battery cover to access the battery and memory card,
anyone find an easier way or is this just how u do it??!
Reviewed by Niamh from Ireland on 18th Nov 2008
Dont even have my phone a week and i love it..!! But i do have the problem
with the top being a bit loose and wobbly while my friends is perfectly
fine. dont want to send it in yet because it will have to go to dublin
so i will wait and see if it gets worse. other than that its greaT!!!
Reviewed by wayne from uk on 17th Nov 2008
I have had 2 phones of this model now because of faults and damage.
It appears the screen is not of good strength as my 2nd phone has a
damaged screen. I am really dissapointed as the phone has a very stiff
keypad, which has been the Same on both phones. This makes texting painful.
I have spoken to the provider, and was informed that many comments are
becoming a growing issue with this phone. I think its pot luck if you
get one with a softer key pad. I have also noted the keypad has irregular
back light which is really a shame for such a new model and does make
me wonder they have lacked in some of the quality control.
Reviewed by Dan from Plymouth on 16th Nov 2008
Excelent phone!! Ive had walkman phones for the past 3 years and have
always been very happy with them! Wanted the W902 but it wasnt available
when I extended my Orange contract so I went for the W595 instead...
I have been very impressed with it! Lovely display, excellent sound
and good quality build! Camera is ok but not something I really use
so its fine for me! 2GB is reasonable storage size! Bit disapointed
that theres no walkmate on my phone! (Guessing thats something to do
with Orange?) The games are all demos to!! The speakers are very loud
and they sound pretty good. Nice size and weight. The phone itself is
top notch, well done Sony!
Reviewed by Sony from U.K on 16th Nov 2008
Awesome Phone! Tends to be a fraction slow on Music Player, but other
than that this is the best phone i have ever owned! Seriously, go and
Reviewed by Nick Tooley from UK on 14th Nov 2008
Just got this after returning the rubbish LG Secret, it's straight out
of the box and the battery cover has broken just trying to insert the
battery. It's so flimsy, pathetic really. It came from Vodafone and
they don't supply a memory card wich seems rather poor for a Walkman
phone don't you think? I'll give it three stars and I haven't switched
it on yet.
Reviewed by adam from som where on 14th Nov 2008
Reviewed by Ch from Singapore on 8th Nov 2008
Had this phone recently. Kind of disappointed with the earphones supplied,
thought that they would give the better in-ear ones. Nevertheless, the
bass quality is good. Mine also have the problem of the phone being
a bit wobbly on the top part of the phone. The buttons is small for
my fingers. But it is still a nice phone.
Reviewed by Meike de Veer from The Netherlands on
5th Nov 2008
I've just received my W595, and it looks stunning! I would have liked
a bigger screen, but still the phone is awesome. My last phone was a
Nokia, which had a very simple interface. The SE is a bit more complicated,
but defenitely recommendable ;) P.S: @Mutley: I think they've only put
3 lights in the keypad, you know. So that's why the other numbers aren't
very bright lighted :)
Reviewed by Richard Aylin from England on 5th
This is a great phone. One problem (and is this just me?). The front
section of the phone does seem to have quite a bit of wobble in it and
this just seems to be either bad design or a fault. 3 reckon it's perfectly
normal. I will have to wait and see if it gets worse. Apart from the
wobble, it seems like a very nice phone.
Reviewed by Retard from Uk on 3rd Nov 2008
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I just got this phone, it is da best.