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Sony Ericsson W705 review

 Review: March 2009  
 

Last updated July 2009

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In a nutshell: A Walkman phone with the latest music features, shake control and motion gaming. But frustratingly unreliable.

 

The W705 is yet another Sony Ericsson phone that appears great at first but turns out to be a lemon. When will Sony Ericsson get this right?

The phone is a slider and quite a dinky one too, being very compact and weighing just 98g. It has a quality metallic finish, available in Silver or Red, and slides open nicely to reveal a compact but ergonomic keypad. The music controls are well thought out, and make the phone very easy to use, whether in its open or closed position. The display is a decent size, with 262,000 colours and a good resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. First impressions are of a quality product.

It's a Walkman phone, and comes with the very latest Walkman features. These include Clear Bass and Clear Stereo, giving the very best audio experience currently available from Sony Ericsson. The phone also comes with bundled with premium stereo headphones, so we're not too disappointed that there's still no 3.5mm audio jack. We've got to say that the W705 does music very well indeed. There's plenty of space for storing music too. Not only does the W705 come with a generous 120 MB of internal memory, it also supports memory sticks up to 8GB and comes with a 4GB stick included. This is enough for around 1,000 MP3 songs, and even more in AAC format. As well as the music player, the phone has a built-in FM radio with RDS.

Don't expect too much from the camera - it's not a Cyber-Shot phone after all. The camera is rated at 3.2 megapixels and has a flash and digital zoom, but no autofocus. But it does have geo-tagging and an option to upload images to a blog, and this reveals what the camera is really for - taking snaps and sharing them with friends. It can also record video clips and upload those too. Video calling is also available.

The W705 has a built-in accelerometer, which senses movement and direction. This powers several useful features. Rotate the phone sideways and the display will automatically flip between portrait and landscape. Take the phone for a walk and it will count your steps. Shake the phone to change track when playing music. And finally, tilt, flip and shake the phone to control motion gaming.

The W705 is the first Walkman with WiFi. You can use this to exchange data with your computer, as well as a way of accessing the internet. The phone also has HSDPA for fast internet access over a 3G network. And of course there's a USB connector and Bluetooth. It's a very well connected device. YouTube support is there too, and Google Maps as well.

There's really nothing missing from the W705. When it works, it works very well. The problem is when it fails. Like so many Sony Ericssons of recent years, the W705 is capable of failing is a variety of imaginative and catastrophic ways. Losing the network, freezing, shutting down in the middle of a call, total hardware failure, deleting contacts, corrupting photos ... which one of these would you like today, sir? Read the user reviews below for a flavour of what is possible, then take our advice - find another manufacturer, or possibly risk the Sony Ericsson W595 or the Sony Ericsson W995.

Sony Ericsson W705 features include:

  • 3G with HSDPA & video calling
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom, LED flash, picture blogging and geo-tagging
  • Video camera with photo light and video blogging
  • Display: TFT LCD, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels with auto rotation
  • Walkman® music player (MP3, AAC, eAAC+ formats) with support for album art, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, SensMe and Shake Control
  • FM radio RDS
  • TrackID™ tells you the name, artist and album of any song you're listening to
  • PlayNow™ lets you buy and download top ringtones
  • Polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Sound recorder
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
  • 3D Java games / motion gaming
  • Animated wallpaper
  • Personal organiser functions
  • Step counter
  • Memory: 120 Mbytes plus 4GB Memory Stick Micro™ (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, modem
  • Web browser, RSS feeds, YouTube support, Google Maps
  • Flight mode (offline mode)
  • Vibration alert
  • Size: 95 X 48 x 14 mm
  • Weight: 98g
  • Quadband GSM plus 3G (UMTS 2100 HSDPA)
  • Talktime: 4 hours (3G) - 10 hours (2G)
  • Battery standby: 350 hours (3G) - 400 hours (2G)

Sony Ericsson W705 user reviews

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Reviewed by sakib hassan from bangladesh on 6th Dec 2013
This Phone Are Really Good To Use. I Have One .
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Reviewed by shyam from india on 15th Mar 2012
sound not clear so sorry
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Reviewed by t from wales on 15th Mar 2012
i had a sony ericsson w595 and there had to replace for sony ericsson w705 when i play music it gose off then it gose back to normal and now i played ma music it went off then it came back on and it wont let me select normal mode
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Reviewed by Larry from Ireland on 5th Feb 2012
I have had the w705 for almost two years now and have never had any major problems.It has frozen a couple of times but a quick removal of the battery and hey presto it's ok.The phone has everything you would want,wifi,bluetooth,walkman,fm radio,blah,blah,blah.I have read some other reviews and a number of those were less than positive such as phone turning itself off and on,not recognising sim etc,hasn't happened to me,would recommend.
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Reviewed by janelle from philippines on 14th Jan 2012
i've been using my phone for almost 3 years now... it freezes at times (well i guess it hangs just like computers right? esp when there are too many files in it) but it only happened like 2 times for the whole 3 years i had it. Thus..i would say, it has worked well as it should have...a phone that can play music very well + search the net :> +people always seem to be attracted to it :) oh wow O_O shocked with the reviews...oh well~~ guess i'm lucky then :)) W705 user.pink.
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Reviewed by sanjay duduskar from India on 8th Dec 2011
I am using My W705 from last 2.5 Years. Features are too good. Now its my Favorite. Needs to service but there is no one whom I can trust. :-)
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Reviewed by Mohmed salih from sudan on 5th Dec 2011
this phone has many problems, but i like it for what it is.
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Reviewed by Bobby from India on 3rd Dec 2011
It is a fantastic phn really , I just love dis phn
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Reviewed by Philip from UK on 30th Jun 2011
i would originally have given this easily 5 stars because it is an amazing phone - until it breaks. talk.sonyericsson.com/message/68937 describes my problem exactly : after owning it for just over 1 year, the buttons will stop working because of the poor quality of the wire
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Reviewed by annie little from UK on 4th May 2011
phone is fine but the keyboard has frozen and says snapfish prints and application error
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Reviewed by Norman Palomo from UK on 28th Apr 2011
Sony Ericsson w705 is a complete disaster, do not buy it.....
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Reviewed by phil taft from UK on 23rd Feb 2011
had mine 2 years now, never had a problem with it
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Reviewed by Tony from UK on 30th Jan 2011
Media file not found! Media file not found! Media file not found! Sigh.
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Reviewed by vijayakumar from UK on 16th Jan 2011
w705 camera is waste.............!!
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 16th Nov 2010
Had a phone. Had an mp3. Threw both away. Got the W595. Had it for 14mths so far with 8gig card for music. Used the camera a lot. Has been a reliable machine in all respects. If it had had google map app on it for free, it would be perfect.
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Reviewed by Dicky from UK on 28th Oct 2010
Had it nearly a year and it works great. Only problem i have had is when switching off the wifi it sometimes crashes. Other than that a great little phone.
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Reviewed by Abbie from UK on 26th Oct 2010
I've had the phone for over a year and I love it. I dropped it so many times and it still worked brilliantly. Recently though the buttons started not working aswell as they have been for the past year, I got so angry that I through it down the stairs, and then it broke... But i loved the phone so much I'm buying the same one! :)
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Reviewed by molly from UK on 29th Sep 2010
i've had this phone for about 14 months and then all of a sudden, it says there's no network coverage and the phone won't charge!!!
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Reviewed by Revit from UK on 22nd Sep 2010
Well I bought this 1 2 months ago:) till date, i've got no probs... Its got awesome battery bac up i.e on a random use its givin me 2 days:) extremes 2n half... Its cam's Gud 3.2... n it surely lacks flash well its video light makes it comfortable:) I feel really satisfied with this 1... n I can surely say tht sony got some thin def satisfies every 1 see its got sexy earphones... supb clarity. Its speaker's a lil low but neva bac on clarity grounds:) damn Gud display. Finally Its a Gud phone... Ooh I forgot sme thin it lacks Gps n as soo its compaced wid google maps. Lolz.. Newayz:) its slide's got nil probs yet:) so still smooth eva wid mah rough handling;) so if you are looking for a simple smooth Phone wid all features go for it:) n I can say 1 thin every phone y'll hav some drawbac er the other:) newayz.
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Reviewed by rich from UK on 18th Sep 2010
wow after seeing all these bad reviews i feel really lucky, i've had my w705 for almost 18 months now and i've had no problems at all with it, love it love it love it although the camera could be better
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Reviewed by Jo from UK on 16th Sep 2010
Phone is Ok. Camera not too good, Everything has to be perfectly still or its blurred (no expert but this is bad for taking pictures of kids playing). The ring tone is very very quiet even on the loudest setting and I can't hear it when it's in my bag. It keeps losing the "you have a text" message and I have to reset it to original settings about once a month. It's Ok but I wouldn't get another Sony.
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Reviewed by alex9388 from UK on 11th Sep 2010
i love my w705 hp it quite handling and the sound is better than nokia
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Reviewed by Nackii Chen Boon Peng from UK on 10th Sep 2010
this phone sucks, the keypad (upper part) spoil for 2 time in 1 year, what the hell? another stupid sony erricson phone?
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Reviewed by bothersaidpooh from UK on 5th Sep 2010
nice phone, great keyboard and screen. shame that the battery life is horrible. worked fairly well to begin with, but the battery life suddenly deteriorated to the point that it is flat in two days of normal use. tried new battery, exactly the same.
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Reviewed by Colm Hackett from UK on 2nd Sep 2010
Avoid this phone. Even if you are offered it free. Yes its a pretty phone and has nice walkman features but Sony erricsson software is really bad. I really need to remove all my contacts and store them elsewhere. I can see the pictures but I really really need the 300 contact numbers I have but I cant get them off the phone. I have two seperate backups of the data on the phone. Neither has the contact info. Stupid sony software, stupid sony software, SONY ERRICCSSON WHAT ARE YOU THINKING??
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Reviewed by Candy from UK on 15th Aug 2010
I had this phone for two years now and it has only started to fail me recently. It's great and only started to fail me because I have over used it since day one....great buy!!!
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Reviewed by Kate from UK on 11th Aug 2010
I love the phone- all except the battery. I have sent it back 3 times: 1st because when the battery goes flat it seems to be completely drained and cannot charge. 2nd because it would stay charged for less than 24hrs. 3rd time because it would go flat and not charge (again). Telstra said they would replace the phone but I cannot get the same one again because it is no longer available. I hate getting used to a new phone!
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Reviewed by bella from UK on 2nd Aug 2010
okay. firstly, i reallllly love my SE w705. i think the phone is really cool; the design (mine is red) and the features. i already own it for about one and half year and yeah, there were few problems and the phone was repaired two times. 1)it suddenly turned off during call. 2)SIM wasn't recognised, there's no network coverage, and the 'battery cannot be charged, you must use a sony ericsson battery'. 3)the buttons on the upper part were all screwed up except the "red buttoon". 4) yeah, sometimes it hang. and guess what..it broke again and need repair for the third time!
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Reviewed by Gaby from UK on 24th Jul 2010
Have had this phone for 6 months without a problem..until now. When I first got it I thought it was great, because unlike my previous Sony Ericsson, the keys didn't crack and the buttons have yet to stop working but I find that my phone tends to overheat, ALOT. Half the time, when I'm not using it, and the phone is just sitting on the table, it will get hot and the battery will lose charge in a matter of hours. When I first got the phone, the charge would last the whole day and barely reach the halfway point, which I LOVED because I text a lot so I was glad the phone was able to handle that, but now I text just a few times and the battery will die really fast and the phone will get really hot. I've never had a phone do this and it just boggles my mind, which makes me sad because I LOVE Sony Ericsson phones. My first one was the Z520a and that phone lasted me 3 years, and now I can't find one that lasts me even a year. Overall, it's a nice phone, with good features but it didn't last as long as I would have hoped before having problems..
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Reviewed by Ruby from UK on 6th Jul 2010
I've had this phone for around 6 months, I was impressed when I first had it, but in recent months the phone turns itself off and now will not recieve messages, so im currently strongly considering a change... Good phone if your only looking for a short term phone.
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Reviewed by WasSonyFan from UK on 5th Jul 2010
Had this phone for 6 months and was working fine for this time. Then just the other day, got an error finding my usual 2G network (Rogers). A couple of days later, my w705 would fail to start at all. Getting repaired under warranty and don't know if they will fix the root cause of this issue. Not sure if it is a firmware or hardware problem. Take the advice from the review above and find another phone if you don't want trouble!
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Reviewed by stereogenic from UK on 30th Jun 2010
my menu button screwed
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Reviewed by Snehasis Chakraborty from UK on 21st Jun 2010
THIS PHONE IS NOT GOOD, THEY ARE SOME PROBLEM IN THIS PHONE, ALL NUMBER WILL BE SWAPING IN THIS PHONE.WHEN PHONE IS OF.
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Reviewed by zoe from UK on 13th Jun 2010
bought this phone loved it still pleased however now its doing the no network coverage!!! annoying coz i like the pohne anyways to resolve this problem, althoguh seeing the reviews this happens alot!!!
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 10th Jun 2010
i have got to say that i have had my SE W705 for nearly a 1 year now and apart from when ive overloaded it with songs ive never had any problems with it up until 2 weeks ago when the battery decides to fail and not recharge untill it decides it wants to and then when it does charge it only stays on for about an hour:@ now im sorry but before i decided to switch to sony erricsons i only ever had nokias and not once did any of them break but in the past 3 years or so ive had over 7 SE mobiles and ive now come to the conclusion that i should of come to a long time ago and that is apart from the walkman features i wouldnt recommend a SE to anybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by jess from UK on 30th May 2010
Ive had this phone since last april when it came out, thats over a year now and mine is fine :S i replaced it like a week after i got it for another but its been fine since, just the random freezes rarely which happens on most phones :S
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Reviewed by Anon. from UK on 22nd May 2010
I've had this phone for a year, and none of anything that's been mentioned has ever happened. I know what you're doing wrong though, if you get the message saying your files cannot be found, turn off your phone, take it apart, take out your memory card, wipe it on your shirt, using your mouth, blow (or suck for the brave) into the hole where the memory card was (when blowing close your eyes). Voila that problems gone. I never got it though, but that's how I did it on my old SE, which was great aswell. Sony Ericsson is the best phonemaker, IMHO. Great phone.
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Reviewed by Janson from UK on 22nd May 2010
The phone was functioning well until Iit suddently auto switch on and off itself. After that, it says 'No network coverage'.
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Reviewed by Jarrad from UK on 19th May 2010
i just bought a w705a and its a very nice with a grey and silver finish.
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Reviewed by Harry from UK on 14th May 2010
This phone sucks! I've been using it for a couple of months and the Sony Ericsson logo on the top of the screen has disappeared and the navigation keys doesn't work. The menu button is totally screwed, it doesn't respond at all. FLOP
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Reviewed by nick from UK on 11th May 2010
its been a great phone which ive had for about 6 months but yesterday the nav buttons suddenly stopped working :@ would hav got 4 stars otherwise
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Reviewed by demi from UK on 3rd May 2010
From the 1rst day I bought it I had this specific problem: when sending a message i tried to copy one paragraph of the message and put it in an other paragraph. But when i tried to send the message, althought i chose the correct corresponding person, i finally saw that it had automatically chosen an other persons phone. As much as times i tried to send it, it couldn't send it to the correct receiver. And then a nightmare began when i noticed that all my connections did not correspond to their correct phone numbers (eg. the phone no of one of friends was authomatically replaced by the phone no. of an other friend). When i switched it off and on i still had the same problem. It automatically recovered the correct phones a day after (???). The camera of 3,2px absolutely sucks!!! DON'T BUY IT !!!
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Reviewed by D'Andre from UK on 30th Apr 2010
this phone is AMAZING......me and three other friends of mine have this phone and although the review says that there are problems, i haven't had a single problem and neither have my friends, one of them have been using it for a year and there has been no problems....i recommend this phone to anyone who is a fellow music lover!!!
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Reviewed by Ting from UK on 28th Apr 2010
Worst phone ever. I have sent it back 4 times within 1 year. All kinds of problems from software problem to keypad not working issues. Other problems like unable to read my SIM card followed by unable to read memory card. Too many problems!
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Reviewed by Lauren from UK on 11th Apr 2010
I got this phone 2 days ago and to be honest, i really like it. It comes with everything you need in a phone. The camera is only a 3.2 megapixel but works briliantly. Especially in the sunlight, as it gives really clear pictures. Its good in the dark too as it comes with a built in light. The texting is excellent also. There are no heavy buttons and they are really quite to touch. It comes with so many amazing features. BUY IT :)
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Reviewed by salim from UK on 9th Apr 2010
I purschased a sony ericsson w705 on jan 26 2010 for 12000.With in the first week of purcase it started connection problems i took it to an sony ericsson service centre in tambaram sanitorium they changed the software (work order no SE310MC110857)..it worked fine for 2 3 days then again problem started and when i took it back they changed its mother board (work order no SE310mMC110897). tis time it worked fine for 1 week and again problem started . this time they said they changed the connector but i din get any job sheet. this also failed in 2 days and now they have said me again they are going to change its mother board (work order no SE310MC111326).. And wen i talked to customer care abt it they say straight on face u cant speak to a heigher official no matter wat u do .. wat ever ur prob is.. I THINK THIS KIND OF TREATMENT IS GIVEN ONLY TO INDIAN SONY CUSTOMERS IN THE WORLD. NEVER HEARD OF IT MY 23 YR LIFE.
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 2nd Apr 2010
Very good phone no problems at all! Very good internet browsing too using it now to write this review definately recommend buying.
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Reviewed by NICK from UK on 26th Mar 2010
LOVE THE PHONE GOT MINE IN OCTOBER 2009 ONLY PROBLEM I'VE EVER HAD WITH IT WAS WHEN I UPDATED THE PHONES SOFTWARE. THE SONY PC SUITE WOULD NOT REGOGNISE THE PHONE. THAT WAS SORTED BY JUST DOWNLOADING AN UPDATE FOR THE PC SUITE ASWELL. I HAVE WIFI SWITCHED ON ALL DAY I HAVE THE MP3 PLAYER RUNNING 8HRS A DAY AT WORK AND MAKE A SMALL NUMBER OF PHONE CALLS AND THE BATTERY LASTS 2 DAYS BEFORE NEEDING A RECHARGE. THE MOST WORRYING THING WHEN READING OTHER REVIEWS IS HOW A COMPANY LIKE SONY CAN HAVE SUCH QUALITY ISSUES AND INCONSISTENT PRODUCTS. SOME OF US REVEIWERS LOVING THE PHONE AND OTHERS HAVING COMPLETE DOGS. COME ON SONY GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
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Reviewed by ben from UK on 14th Mar 2010
I've had this phone for for over six months and yet have no problems yet. I think its fantastic, and one of the best music phones around :)
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Reviewed by Siva from UK on 26th Feb 2010
w705 walkman seriers with metalic silver finsh. attractive color.awesome clarity.should have come with cybershot.only default is the slider.it does not look good in the long run.speaker volume is not attractive.and the headset is ok with the clarity stereo and all but not good in the volume level.the camera would have come with the flash facility.nice battery backup.if you want your ears to be safe go for this phone coz the headset will not be noisy.
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Reviewed by max from UK on 26th Feb 2010
i have the w705 and its not that loud it still good i love it but you cant zoom when its 3 megapixel that's the thing
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Reviewed by jimmy from UK on 22nd Feb 2010
i think this phone is very good i have had it for 5 months and i am still figuring out all the special extra features! overall 5 stars
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Reviewed by Lilola from UK on 21st Feb 2010
I have had this phone for about 1 week and when ever i try to play a music track it comes up with "media file not found". When i turn the phone off and back on again the files seem to work until it happends again. Thats the only problem i have with this phone but apart from that ITS GREAT!!!! :D
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Reviewed by Betty from UK on 19th Feb 2010
At first i was very excited about receiving this phone and for the 1st 6 months it was great and then all of a sudden it went wrong the phone changed into Chinese and i could not change it i tried to reset the settings back to the factory settings and then it said it could read my battery and switched it self off . after about a month of getting it fixed the stupid phone will not close and its on the verge of sliding off its hinges. whatever you do don not make the mistake and buy this phone you will regret it.
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Reviewed by Shane from UK on 13th Feb 2010
This is an excellent phone. It looks fantastic with brushed metal finish and is very easy to operate in both closed and open position. As a music player it can't be beat and that includes an I phone, reason being is that the sound is excellent and you can be doing something e.g walking or jogging and can still operate it. I have had the phone almost a year now and it has worked fine. On one occasion only it crashed and gave me the 'insert sony ericsson' battery. I simply just went into sony ericsson website, downloaded the software, hooked up phone to pc and it was working within an hour.
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Reviewed by Peter from UK on 4th Feb 2010
Electronics are a funny old business - i've had 4 faulty xbox 360s while friends of mine have had no problems, but this phone, which is meant to be terrible, has never given me any trouble. Ever. Its all pot luck. I've had this phone since July '09 (o2), and never had anything go wrong. Great mp3 player too. Its 5 stars from me, but potential buyers should be aware of other reviewers experiences too.
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Reviewed by Lou from UK on 2nd Feb 2010
On 3rd one as Orange will not do anything about it
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Reviewed by CT from UK on 22nd Jan 2010
Nice looking phone but thats as far as it goes. Had trouble with network coverage & battery cannot be charged-you must use a sony ericsson battery....seems to be a common fault with the phone!!!!
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Reviewed by karthik from UK on 22nd Jan 2010
This phone is too good and easily can browse.As below said some people they are really tasteless fellows.I bought this phone before a month and its look good too.
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Reviewed by chandan from UK on 19th Jan 2010
superb performance, the people who scolds this phone are brainless
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Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 17th Jan 2010
I'm on my second w705 and this has same problems as first one with freezing up while taking pictures, listening to music etc. All I get told is do a software update and even that doesn't work as it just hangs and hangs and nothing happens!!! I've always owned nokia, and wish I had stuck with nokia and not got this piece of rubbish. AVOID THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by michael Davis from UK on 16th Jan 2010
What a load of rubbish. Had the phone for a couple of months always freezing and turning itself off. Battery life is rubbish and now the phone was charging. Switched itself off. wouldn't switch back on. plugged in to charge, it came back on saying SIM not recognised and need to use official sony battery. Switched off and on again and it was all in swedish so not impressed. SONY ERICSSON are rubbish.
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Reviewed by Eugene from Melbourne from UK on 13th Jan 2010
Phone is ok, but can't turn off silent mode and can't access sound profiles even after a master reset.SE you should fix this!
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Reviewed by scott from UK on 8th Jan 2010
i had this phone 2 months and one day while on the net it froze and now wont do anything been sent back to sony ericsson for repair.
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Reviewed by Prievan deby from UK on 3rd Jan 2010
My phone is great..i use it alot for calling ane especially the internet..but after 1 year it starts to give me problems with answering.when making a call i hear nothing and the other person heres nothing to.loudspeaker does nt work anymore and i cannot record calls or anything else
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Reviewed by Sophie from UK on 1st Jan 2010
rubbish phone. freezes, deletes messages, doesn't let you receive messages, deletes files, turns itself off. complete waste of money.
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Reviewed by Katie from UK on 28th Dec 2009
Iv only had this handset for 5months, its been extremely slow since the day i got it, and now it says no network coverage, cannot charge my battery, it has deleted all my contacts, pics, videos and messages! RUBBISH!
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Reviewed by Shane from UK on 23rd Dec 2009
This is a really neat phone. Wi fi is faultless and has one of the best mp3 player I've ever used. With aluminium finish it feels and looks very slick. It froze on me once in the last year but it can be 'rebooted' really easily on SE website.
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Reviewed by nicky from UK on 23rd Dec 2009
it dosnt allow you to password protect your txts
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Reviewed by Amardeep from UK on 21st Dec 2009
My one friend is having the same. I m in love with this handset. HSPA Speed goes upto 350 KBPS Transfer rate in BSNL 3G .......Really Awesome...................Wi Fi is present to access hot spots everywhere..... nice screen size.... I m hving K550i and soon will buy this nice device....
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Reviewed by Johnny from UK on 21st Dec 2009
had this 2 weeks and now the media files cannot be found and my contacts have gone...rubbish
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Reviewed by pat from UK on 18th Dec 2009
people who gave this phone a bad review are all idiots. seriously people if you just handled your phone with care what you've said wouldn't have happened. jeez give this phone a break it's awesome
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Reviewed by Marion Thurston from UK on 17th Dec 2009
I've had this phone for 9 months...basically its great and I love it...HOWEVER...my real bugbear is with reception.I frequently dont get calls as theres no signal.. can't call out as there's no signal etc etc even losing mid call...all this when other friends are using their orange network phones..like me..in the same place. This has been a problem since day 1 and although phone is otherwise excellent I will be happy for upgrade when time comes.Shame,as otherwise its a great phone and I love it.
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Reviewed by Nicole from UK on 15th Dec 2009
This is the best phone ive had, especially compare to the w910, now that was rubbish! ive had this phone for two months an had no problems what so ever (:
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Reviewed by james may from UK on 15th Dec 2009
i think its a very good phone. if u get it from a licensed sony ericsson centre. I Love It
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 14th Dec 2009
Terrible phone, constantly turning itself on and off in my pocket and opening various applications including the internet which costs me money! Another problem is that it keeps calling my dad when in my pocket which is annoying for both him and me. Worst phone I have ever owned by a distance. Steer well cleat
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Reviewed by andy halcrow from UK on 11th Dec 2009
this is possible the worst phone i have ever brought, doesnt even work after 2 weeks
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Reviewed by nehaz from UK on 10th Dec 2009
I own a W705 for the last one year - though am pleased with it in many ways, all the problems mentioned in the article like shutting down in the middle of a call, hanging etc are problems I have faced. I owned a W810 before this, which was the best phone I had till date. I wish they still had it in production, would exchange this for that :(
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Reviewed by Reeks from UK on 8th Dec 2009
I got this phone from cex and to be honest i think its rubbish. The camera's awful yeah i know its not a cybershot phone but i was exspecting abit more! Textings easy though, its not a bad phone but its not the best. im going back to the shop to see if i can change it.
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Reviewed by Chia from UK on 7th Dec 2009
My Sony Ericsson logo chip off!!! amazing!
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Reviewed by Luke from UK on 5th Dec 2009
I used this website to help me decide on the next phone I was going to get. I decided to buy this phone after having an LG VIEWTY touch screen and it was awful. I have had the W705 for nearly a day and it is very pleasing. It presents facebook and youtube and the internet brilliantly. The phone is a nice, compact size with loads of memory. The music sound on this phone as others have picked up on, is superb! The only part of the phone i am not sure whether im pleased with or not is the camera. The 3.2 mega pixel is great to snap shots on a night out or for facebook. Its just not quite like the cybershot. But hey, the phone otherwise is superb and a brilliant buy if you want lots of features with a good battery life!!!
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Reviewed by Jill from UK on 2nd Dec 2009
I've had this phone for four months and have just returned it for repair. I I tried to put it on silent using the hash key and although the 'silent' icon came up on the screen, it remained on 'outdoor'. I can't put it on silent at all even when I select it in settings. If I try to select profile, it turns itself off. I would not buy another one which is a shame because it is very easy to use. I've always had Nokias and will go back to them.
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Reviewed by kris brown from UK on 23rd Nov 2009
when i plug charger in its saying batrey cannot be charged use sony ericsson batrey
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 19th Nov 2009
Top phone love it 5 stars
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Reviewed by praveen from UK on 17th Nov 2009
simply the best
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Reviewed by praveen from UK on 17th Nov 2009
the phone just has to be given a 10/10 star . its just awesome with best feature a walkman can have suprb sound quality .wifi to is at its most range. its quite exellent and having stylish slim design which atttracts every one. i have been using this phone since 2 weeks after it got released.no complains from my side till now.u shuld use the phone the way it is created.in a good way.it just an awesome phone
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Reviewed by Fred from UK on 15th Nov 2009
I bought the phone recently and after two weeks, turning it on one morning, though the keypad would light up, the screen wouldn't come on. I ran the update tool offered on the Sony website and followed the instructions. After two days Ive not had any problems but id be interested to find out if the other reviewers or the Editors of this site have tried running the updates and re-installing the software and still experienced issues with reliability. [Editor's reply: Sorry, no experience of this, but judging from the other user reviews I woudln't hold out much hope.]
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Reviewed by Carly from UK on 14th Nov 2009
I have had this phone for around 5 months now. I aobsolutely love it and was very very shocked with the bad reviews it has received! i have had no problems with it, bar once where it completely froze and it had to get sent off for a software update, and bar that, its been amazin. i find it really easy to use. the key board is so easy to type with. i love its fun features, thanks to sony's brilliant software. i would definately recommend this phone to other people who are after just a fun, cute phone. i do not really use the mp3 player or camera on it so i can not really comment on these features.
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Reviewed by Raymond from UK on 11th Nov 2009
first time i see W705..Oh!!I LOVE IT,I just use three month only.=.= Now i want throw in the Trash..I HATE.HATE.HATE.W705..no network coverage..Bluetooth currently unavailable..Battery cannot charge..IF CAN..I GIVE IT NEGATIVE 5 STAR..DONT.DONT.DONT.BUYYYYY
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Reviewed by Martin from UK on 10th Nov 2009
Interface is smart. Battery life, good. Wifi function is nice. Design and build quality is above average. Walkman function and headphones are excellent. Keypad is not good for "touch texting". It's hard to distinguish the keys with just touching it. Camera is pathetic. Worst one I had. Thinking of getting an Aino.
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Reviewed by Michael from UK on 10th Nov 2009
I was looking around for a new phone for a couple of months and made my mind up to go for a sony ericsson W705, i knew the music aspect would be great and it looked nice so went for it. A few days later i read some reviews which wernt great and just hoped it wouldnt happen to me!! The next day i turned my phone on and my pictures had vanished, my music had vanished, it kept saying please insert sim? Please insert memory card?! It also started to cut off during calls. This phone is honestly the worst phone ive ever had, you'd be better off with a pigeon. I now own an LG Cookie and it is the best phone ive ever had, would recommend it to anyone but stay away from Sony Ericsson!!! USELESS 0.0 stars
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Reviewed by beki from UK on 9th Nov 2009
most awful phone i have ever had .. have had this fone since july 09 and have just foned up to change my 4th handest.. the fone likes to turn itself off.. once its turned back on it likes to freeze.. and when i have full signal all it says it emergency calls only or no network coverage.. am waitin to see what o2 say about changing it to the w995 model due to the number of handests and problems i have had.. hopefully that wont be as poor as the w705.. wouldnt recommend this phone AT ALL!
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Reviewed by G from UK on 7th Nov 2009
Already added a review for this phone, where it seems I had rose tinted glasses for it. I still do very much like my phone but tonight it has broke again and this is the second time now since March this year and I'm stuck with it for another year. In a nutshell, when it works it's fantastic. When it doesn't, it's a pretty serious problem normally.
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Reviewed by Jane from UK on 6th Nov 2009
Absolute rubbish, have had it for 2 months and have experienced much of what has been said here already. Tells me I have no photos/music when I do, then today I turn it off and now it wont turn back on no matter what I do. Sick to death of taking crappy phones back to be repaired. Dont bother.
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 4th Nov 2009
Like the phone, have updated the software 3 times now, most recently about 3 weeks ago. Still get the occasional 'cannot find media' or the media simply dissapears and the phone needs a reboot. Battery life has suddendly changed dramatically from a week (don't use phone that much), to around 2 days max (literally hardly use at all)! Should be a good phone, feels much better than other recent efforts (w900i springs to mind) problem with SE is that there is obviously a problem with their testing department, phones get rushed out to the market too quickly which gives them a bad name when all the problems roll in.
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Reviewed by Neill from UK on 4th Nov 2009
Simply, no. Avoid this phone. On paper it sounds like a really good phone at a reasonable price. It does tick all the feature boxes, wifi, hdspa, etc. but it has one fundamental flaw. Every month, like clockwork, I get a message appearing claiming 'Can't connect to the netw.' Nothing will resolve this. It's been 'fixed', it's been reflashed, the software has been upgraded all amounting to nada. This phone is useless. Admittedly, when this error does happen, reflashing the firmware DOES give you the functionality back, however, you'll have lost anything stored on your phone to date aswell as having to know you'll witness this again in another month. No thank you.
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Reviewed by nica from UK on 29th Oct 2009
awsome phone... that is when it actually works. first my media files can't be found, then my menu don't work and last but not least i can't sms or make a call!!! basic functions of a phone. the w705 is my first sony ericsson and definetley the last one!
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Reviewed by Jerry from UK on 27th Oct 2009
Had the phone for 4 months, seems good at first. Suddenly images were not displayed properly. So tried turning the phone off and on again all of a sudden my SIM isn't recognised, there's no network coverage, and the 'battery cannot be charged'. Can i update my the software. No! i have just 30% battery life.
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Reviewed by khan from UK on 25th Oct 2009
i love this phone i cant beleive people are having problems with this phone ive had this phone since the day it came out and ive had not 1 problem
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Reviewed by :( from UK on 22nd Oct 2009
am sooo shockd!!! as sum ppl hve NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS....THE 1ST DAY I GOT A W705 FOR MY B-DAI WITHIN THE 1ST 15MINS IT FROZE AND TURNED OFF, AND AFTER A FEW DAYS IT DOESNT COME ON AT ALL HWEVA WEN DIS PHONE DOES WORK ITZ THE BEST HOWEVA I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THIS PROPERLY YET AS ITZ NOT GIVEN MY A CHANCE 2 :(
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