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Sony Ericsson W700i review

 Review: August 2006  

Last updated January 2007


In a nutshell: Candy bar style phone with 2 megapixel camera, video camera, music player, radio, memory card and Bluetooth.


The Sony Ericsson W700i is almost identical to the W800i walkman phone. The only differences are the change to a new gold colour, a smaller memory card, and the lack of autofocus in the camera. The gold colour is attractive, and if the camera is not that important to you, you can save a few pounds by choosing the W700i. However, we would urge you to spend a little extra and choose the W810i which offers all the features of the W800i including autofocus and a 512 Mbyte memory card and has a 5-way navigation button instead of the slightly awkward joystick used on the W700i and W800i. Nevertheless, our users have awarded this phone 5 out of 5, and that doesn't happen very often, so this tells you something about the high quality of this phone.

Sony Ericsson W700i features include:

  • 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and flash
  • Video camera
  • VideoDJ video editor
  • Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
  • Walkman music player (MP3/AAC formats)
  • FM radio
  • MegaBass™
  • 40-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
  • Sound recorder
  • Speakerphone
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
  • Java games
  • Flight mode
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Vibration alert
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Infrared, USB mass storage, Fast Port
  • Memory: 34 Mbytes plus slot for Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (256 Mbyte stick included)
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS
  • Triband
  • Size: 100 x 46 x 20.5 mm
  • Weight: 99g
  • Talktime: 9 hours
  • Battery standby: 400 hours

Sony Ericsson W700i user reviews

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Reviewed by maghe from UK on 2nd Aug 2010
i love my 700i it it gives heavy sound while ringing and one of problem charge down quickly

Reviewed by Satyax katoch from UK on 3rd Mar 2010
If u want to feel real bass then listen it once and compare with any phone persently in market no one is near w700i. It a rock solid sound quality.

Reviewed by Kandy from Sri Lanka from UK on 25th Feb 2010
Tis the best phone ever! worth every penny spent on it.

Reviewed by morthi from UK on 2nd Feb 2010
it is the best music phone in my life

Reviewed by dwaik highness from UK on 11th Jan 2010
i have this phone for over 3 years and it still awesome, even it has drowned several times, and falled hundred times, but it still has its unique quality and its really better than any brand new mobile my friends have.... thank you sony ericsson :D

Reviewed by rajender from UK on 23rd Dec 2009
my mobil sonyericsson w700i,full experence using. sonyericsson the best super mobil

Reviewed by beera from UK on 28th Nov 2009
excellent phone with gud music

Reviewed by john varghese from UK on 7th Nov 2009
wow! it's an amazing one! the mega bass tech. has proved it's masterness of bass reproduction! go 4 it!!

Reviewed by Sayid FAZIL from UK on 25th Oct 2009
ya its a value for money for those who are hardcore music lovers. . . excellent sound quality and good camera. . . BUT NEGATIVE PART IS IT WONT SUPPORTS A2DP. . REALLY BAD

Reviewed by ravneet from UK on 18th Jul 2009
it is good set in listing songs with head phones

Reviewed by Chandrika from UK on 5th Jun 2009
This handset is good in some aspects but the problem is it is very delicate.The display goes off if even if it falls off from a small height.Is anyone facing the same problem?

Reviewed by Rahul from UK on 26th Feb 2009
It is great phone but it should also have more features

Reviewed by RUHI from UK on 12th Jan 2009

Reviewed by mukthar from UK on 11th Jan 2009
this is good set

Reviewed by peace from UK on 23rd Nov 2008
2years stil goin gud n strong... if sum1 sells it 2 u n if itz in gud condition dont think 2wice...

Reviewed by Golam Mostafa from UK on 22nd Oct 2008
I have used the sonny Ericsson W700i one year this is an excellent ph......specially its sound quality.the camera quality is good compared to other brands.but some time is problem eg: when vewing the image it is hanged. it out looking is not good but its a mind blowing ph with excellent features...go and grab it.From Bangladesh (mostafapra@yahoo.com)

Reviewed by Aaqib Hamid from UK on 12th Sep 2008
I wan't to buy w700i but external sound not so good like w910i.

Reviewed by luke from UK on 29th Aug 2008
it doesnt brake

Reviewed by hitesh from UK on 12th Jul 2008
i have w700i for last 1 year but now i have facing the problem in camera when i try to use the camera the screen becomes green and after few seconds phone is switched off if anybody knows the solution so please tell me on my email id hiteshverma34@yahoo.com i will be very greatfull to you thanks!

Reviewed by Sreyas from UK on 4th Jul 2008
Great Phone i am using this phone from 1 1/2 years. The sound quality is very bad. The Mega Bass option is superb, this is my first Walkman phone. The sound quality through the headset is awesome compared to Nokia. I had problem with the display, sometimes the back light does not work properly. Sometimes the phone hangs while viewing high quality images. The battery backup is okay. Remaining features are good of this phone.

Reviewed by Harsh from UK on 28th Jun 2008
Phone is not value for money at all. Voice coming out of speaker is too low for a walkman phone of this price. Battery performance is not very good. Every spare part is expensive. Paint quality is bad,fades after 4,5 months. Zoom is very bad. Screen is small. Cant hear music through handsfree while charging(same slot). Simcard cant b removed with ease at all.

Reviewed by Deepanshu from UK on 14th Jun 2008
This phone is totaly value 4 money phone.

Reviewed by sach from UK on 14th Jun 2008
had this phone for 2 years now and still the best i ever had!!! extremely good phone, bluetooth, signal, games, music player excellent. For 2 years i hav had the phone and the joystick is still in perfect condition, not one crack. i have dropped this phone so many times, but it is SOLID. SICK PHONE!!! BUY IT!!!

Reviewed by nag(india)hyd from UK on 8th Jun 2008
nice phone superb camera&sound clarity excellent head phones different look not an eye catching one but has a classic look

Reviewed by Rachael from UK on 4th Jun 2008
i've had this phone for just over 2 years and its the ebst phone ive purchased ever. im now going to buy a w850i as it seems to the lastest best phone out. the only problem i had with the w700i is that now its old the camera turns itself on automatically and the battery life has decreased alot. but dfor 2 years its been the perfect phone.

Reviewed by suresh from UK on 28th May 2008
the phone is good . bt the problem is not enough sound from its speaker campartively other its low models. head phone sound is excellent. another disadvantage it is having sme linking problem with PC. sme times i t is not working especially the pictures and videos.the functions are low compared to other phones. services also bad.the main disadvantage is cell phone servicer cannot fix the problem. i bought it before two months, last week i noticed there is some problems with video. we cant use internet as user friendly and the system is also not good.......... totally it do not have value for money......

Reviewed by A.Mohamed Jaan from UK on 15th May 2008
I like sony ercsson w 700 i mobile phone from the last one year I am fully satisfied on it, (I dont want any imported mobile it may be one lakh also I will use only sony moblile only).....

Reviewed by kpv from UK on 14th May 2008
I dont like this phone (W700i) at all. Like all other SE phones the text msg storage is very limited. The softwre provided by SE is not able to transfer text msgs into a PC. I would rather use a low end Nokia than W700i.

Reviewed by pradeep pathak from UK on 2nd May 2008
I bought a w700i. Guys plz read before buying.It has no video player. Its speaker volume is to low to hear. Only good thing about the phone is its music through earphone. Damn good. If u r a music freak then only go for it. Its not more than a walkman. Better pay some extra bucks and buy upper model.

Reviewed by .................... from UK on 19th Apr 2008
my brother has this phone and i think i ashtonishing not only because of its features,it does'nt break no matter how many times you drop it

Reviewed by Pamela Saha from UK on 13th Apr 2008
this is an excellent ph......specially its sound quality.the camera quality is too good compared to other brands.its a mind blowing ph with excellent features...go and grab it.sony ericson w700i rocks.

Reviewed by Vivek from UK on 29th Mar 2008
Outstanding Phone!! EXCELLENT speaker quality but the camera could be better. this phone is for music lovers

Reviewed by colin from UK on 22nd Mar 2008
this fone is rubbish

Reviewed by Shashi Muley from UK on 13th Mar 2008
This cell is so fine as compair to other Thank u

Reviewed by Jimmy from UK on 15th Feb 2008
the phone is RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by mohan from UK on 14th Feb 2008
i has bought this phone just 2 months back the phone is very slow in order to open pictures and so on why this is happening to send me anser to my mail id mohan_mohan1988@yahoo.co.in

Reviewed by Vipul Patil from UK on 12th Feb 2008
Best Phone

Reviewed by Arun from UK on 24th Jan 2008
Pretty decent mobile........ But its developing hahgs when more applications are used

Reviewed by sarang from UK on 24th Jan 2008
the fone is ultimate....just go 4 it.....

Reviewed by sameer from UK on 14th Jan 2008
i have just purchased this phone it's amezing first i was looking for N72 but ultimetely i purchased it now i am quite satisfied

Reviewed by Mr. Chaiwat Kosatanakom from UK on 11th Jan 2008
I love its music tune, very nice!

Reviewed by DIANA LEONA-KENINGAU SABAH from UK on 10th Jan 2008

Reviewed by rahul, INDIA from UK on 9th Jan 2008
SE W700i is similar as w800i phone. It includes megabass mp3 player, plays like home theatre. It has bluetooth & infrared port. Access the internet. 2 megapixel camera which give high quality pictures & videos.

Reviewed by santhosh from UK on 5th Jan 2008
yeah its good............head set really rocks buddy .one thing we should be careful while using that joy stick...thats it

Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 2nd Jan 2008
The phone seems if you would like to check out my blog just just as good as the w810i.. maybe better !!! i am a model !!!make your own blog.. its amazing you can speak your mind.. well write your mind out while remaining anonymous !! try it ?

Reviewed by Manik verma from UK on 31st Dec 2007
Yes it is wonderful phone everything is well in it exept edge i think there must be edge also & i love to use sony's phone

Reviewed by Sachin from UK on 29th Dec 2007
Excellent phone with powerful features

Reviewed by Fatiha from UK on 13th Dec 2007
Amzing phone! No problem with the joystic or the battery. I love its look and how it feels in the hand, Only regret that I can't access and save my messages onto my mac. But I guess not many phones can do that. Very powerful light to guide you in the dark. Go for it!

Reviewed by Manoj vyas from UK on 13th Dec 2007
This phone is a tremendouse. The bettery back up,sound and mega bazz in it work very nicely. Not a single thing is lacked in this phone. The phone gives full value to its buyers so don't think just get it

Reviewed by Natish Chauhan from UK on 8th Dec 2007
No doubt about this model. It is really amazing. Kindly let me know how to download all the messages from this mobile to PC. Please mail me solution on this id. natishkc@yahoo.com

Reviewed by sandy from UK on 7th Dec 2007
it's a very good piece but it has some defaults like some softwares like adobe etc cannot be installed

Reviewed by ashraf alkharabsheh from UK on 4th Dec 2007
ill never change it

Reviewed by pallav dubey from UK on 1st Dec 2007
its music is not very loud

Reviewed by nagesh from UK on 26th Nov 2007
cool phone but it will b good if provided good batery pack up

Reviewed by piyush batra from UK on 15th Nov 2007
i am happy with w700i as it has all the important features but it is troublesome with joystick after using the mobile for 4-5 months

Reviewed by sumeet from UK on 14th Nov 2007
I bought this phone in feb 07 and is working quite superbly,the phone has crisp display,good looks, excellent imaging quality.But when i compared this phone with my nokia 6233 the latter scores over w700 in terms of music quality.As 6233 sounds much better using the headphones as well as through loudspeaker.Overall w700 rocks and the price has also come down to 8500.It's a great deal having this phone at such competitve price and with all great features.

Reviewed by balaji from UK on 8th Nov 2007
it is excellent product but i could not get any software for it

Reviewed by AKASH AGRAWAL from UK on 6th Nov 2007

Reviewed by kuldeep Bhat from UK on 2nd Nov 2007
Not Satisfy with this phone....

Reviewed by RajiTh from UK on 29th Oct 2007
Just fantstic one.... Ear phone performance, rocking... It will be better if back shade will be available.

Reviewed by Rahul from UK on 17th Oct 2007
Quality excellent.

Reviewed by VISHAL SHIVADE from UK on 13th Oct 2007

Reviewed by Adrian Snood from UK on 29th Sep 2007
Easily the best phone I have ever had. Battery life is brilliant. MP3 tones & texts easy to do. great phone..

Reviewed by Amelia from UK on 27th Sep 2007
AMAZING I have had it for 2 years now though it is a little scratched it is still goign stong althogh does any1 know how 2 get windows live messenger on it?

Reviewed by priya c from UK on 24th Sep 2007
amazing phone!! except the speaker which is not so impressive otherwise the cell rocks. has a nice tecni look to itself and a cool looking and easy to use joystick.has an extendable memory and an impressive camera. its not to expensive and you wont regret your buy.

Reviewed by Tomas from UK on 23rd Sep 2007
Awesome phone.. even the 2 MEG camera is good especially it works like a charm in any dark room. Song clarity is superb especially when u listen thru headphones. Look wize is also coollllll. I am Loving it ......... : )

Reviewed by binil from UK on 17th Sep 2007
w 700i is a good walkan phone.

Reviewed by mathew varghese from UK on 17th Sep 2007
I bought the w700i last day. It is really bwonderful experience to have it. Thanks sony for the same.

Reviewed by SETTI Ravi Kumar from UK on 11th Sep 2007
Your products are most powerful and sound ful and excllent performence iam heartfully thanks for your SONY ERICSSON W700I

Reviewed by shehabov from UK on 11th Sep 2007
awesome phone despite its bad color and need autofocus camera

Reviewed by dipak jadhav from india from UK on 10th Sep 2007
hey..guys this is a rocckking cell yar..made me crazy in its first look.ya and liked its joystick but be careful while using it.sound quality is very high due to its sexy earphones.Battery life is not a problem if u connect this cell to pc for uploading pics coz it keeps on charging automatically thru its usb. what els ..its a tru valu for ur 9000 bucks....go get it...!!!

Reviewed by ripudaman from UK on 9th Sep 2007
very amazing!music unlimted.

Reviewed by Liz from UK on 7th Sep 2007
I've had this phone since October 2006 and i have to say i still love it. although the same old problem of poor battery life and low quality speakers have been voiced by its buyers (including me) i feel that for its relatively cheap price, they are worth it. i mean the camera is simply amazing, extendable memory very useful, beatiful and classy design with the signature orange walkman light (so everyone nearby knows its a walkman phone! :) ) is some of its many plus points. However, i do have one concern, and that is how long will the joy stick last.since its almost a year old i'm hoping the joystick will not break coz i do use it alot! My final verdict: BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean what more could you ask for? Sony Ericsson has catered a phone packed with features that you could'nt ask for more with and priced it pretty cheaply. It really does not get better than that!

Reviewed by prasanna from UK on 1st Sep 2007
it is excellent.............

Reviewed by Nirmala from UK on 29th Aug 2007
The phone definitely is not that very great. The speaker volume modulates to such a low, that it is impossible to hear the person at the other end. The camera is another problem, any small movement close to the phone activates the camera ... The phone would have been better if there was a camera lock function to it to avoid the above problem.

Reviewed by Anupam Gupta from UK on 28th Aug 2007
The most starkling PROBLEM In Sony Phones ..and this would come for sure once u have these phones for around an year ... The phone stops getting charged from a power output source. This is owed to a poor design in the charger and the Integrated circuit which gets corrupted. When you go the service station they will just shy from this problem stating the weather conditions such as humidity etc.!!! .. The phone has great features of software , music and photo imaging but falls very very short on structural aspects. Its just a phone for a while in your life.

Reviewed by shreehari from UK on 27th Aug 2007
the phone is of high ouality especially in sound i have compared it with nokia music edition but with fontopia earbuds it really rocks if anybody proves it wrong i can make a bet on it . talking about the camara its ok we cannot say its briallent but at this price it really worth the money if youwant everything and SE product then i would suggest w9ooi which is newly launched but has got some more improved feature with regards shreehari(shreeharikeloth@yahoo.co.in)

Reviewed by krsna from UK on 25th Aug 2007
the w700i is the most comfortable phone ever to use

Reviewed by Arjun from UK on 14th Aug 2007
Great phone. The only problem i ever faced with dis model is that its keypad is easily scratched. The external speaker output has lesser quality compared to w550, but you cant have everythin. Just one query, will your phone become slower if you add a 2gb Memory. Reply to kenshin.vegeta@gmail.com

Reviewed by Tim M from UK on 13th Aug 2007
I've had one for a year with no problems, except that I somehow cracked the screen. Best phone I've ever had. I'm replacing the broken one with a W800i as I couldn't find a cheaper W700i. The mp3 player is really good and the sound quality is amazing through the supplied headphones. The only faults I can find are that the Sony software is a bit slow at transferring music and the camera is a bit poor. I didn't get it for the camera though. The only other phone I would get is a Sony thats higher up the range, just to get a larger capacity mp3 player.

Reviewed by VIVEK from UK on 13th Aug 2007
sony ericsson w700i is the bost phone i had ever. it supports 4gb memory stick. price is ecnomical good than nokia n series phones . sound quality is superb than nokia n91 . video quality and clearity is good than any nokia n series phones.nokia n series is completely fail to satisfy customers . only w700i has camera without autofocus . any body want good mp4 vieeo convertor for sony ericsson mobiles then email me at vivek_2865@rediffmail.com

Reviewed by Sendil Kumar from UK on 10th Aug 2007
I've been using Sony Erricson W700i for the last 3 months. It's really an excellent models with comes packed with all the desired characteristics including Walkman Player, Video recording, Bluetooth, MMS etc. This models has a nice colorful display and is worth the price.

Reviewed by sandy/presto from UK on 8th Aug 2007
its a wonderfull phone i bought it after collecting the money aftr 4 months which i think is worth to buy w700i. i really liked the clarity of the pics if taken in day light and if we buy a 1 GB card it would be more then suffient for storing the data so guys and gals dont worry just go for it.

Reviewed by Denise from UK on 6th Aug 2007
jus had it for 3 days and so far 'I AM LOVING IT THE CAMERA IS GREAT'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by yogesh from UK on 4th Aug 2007
the speaker volume is low while listening to mp3 songs. there r only few softwares for this handset.. anyway the phone is good.

Reviewed by zidane from UK on 1st Aug 2007
the phone is excellent. but i lost it :(

Reviewed by sanjith from UK on 28th Jul 2007
its a cool mobile with really awsome features , a perfect gift for music lovers , crystall clear sound and easy 2 handle feature, picture quality is also nice but not best. good for music lovers

Reviewed by T.rathnakumar from UK on 27th Jul 2007
cool phone.if u luv music don't go for any other phone.mp3 sound is low but if u plug the earphone into ur ear & turn on the megabass u will forget ur surrondings.the bass is mind bogling.enough battery life & memory.camera is decent enough for average photo.i take a point just for camera.but u can't expect digtal camera's perfomence in walkman phone.shortly it is very very very very good for music & just decent enough for camera.

Reviewed by Rach from UK on 21st Jul 2007
Really impressed with the phone when i first got it, but i thought the battery life was quite short, and when i was typing a message and clicked back by mistake the message was deleted and i had to write it all again :(! Now, its broke. I put the radio on, and then sent a text, and it froze. So, then i took the battery out, to turn it off and replaced it, and now when i turn it on the screen just flashes and does nothing else. Gutted! Any help would be much appreciated!! footyrachel@btinternet.com

Reviewed by harish jalandra from UK on 17th Jul 2007
itz just mind blowing a complete mobile for college students

Reviewed by Michael Madhukar from UK on 15th Jul 2007
Extra Ordinary

Reviewed by M.Waqas Prince from Pakistan from UK on 10th Jul 2007
amazing phone!!it has absolutely everything!ive had mine for more than a month now and am absolutely loving it..My advice - upgrade to a 512 mb or 1 gb memory stick and it can give u the quintessential i-pod experience and a whole lot more...its amzing but the problem is that its joystick is not right.

Reviewed by ANKUR from UK on 4th Jul 2007

Reviewed by Kirshan Pratap from UK on 2nd Jul 2007
Phone is very good only drawback which make it look down is its camera...camera is worst than in any phone of its class...

Reviewed by Abid Bacha from UK on 1st Jul 2007
My opinion about sony ericsson is that ,that i bought a sonny ericsson w700i.After some days i put it on charge.When i put it in the charger it burns.Then i sent that mobile to the company because it have its warranty.They told me that it cannot be repair.so my suggetion is that dont buy any sonyericsson mobile.nokia is the best Thanks

Reviewed by PRAVEENEDK from UK on 26th Jun 2007

Reviewed by rajesh from UK on 26th Jun 2007
sexy looking hand set

Reviewed by Ankur from UK on 25th Jun 2007
Very Satisfactory......i wont repeat the guds. I thk fo r buyers shortcomings are imp. I was struggling finding its drawbacks. Found these ...it has a common port for cahrging & FM ...so cannot do both simultaneously. Secondly,the Cancel button is irritating. It does not take you to level 0 mode directly, but keeps on asking for u to delete this & that, which fears me that somebdy can delete somethg imp. NO Auto focus.

Reviewed by LAXMI NARAYANAN from UK on 25th Jun 2007

Reviewed by Tebo from UK on 25th Jun 2007
I dig dis fone

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