Sony Ericsson W200i - Phone Review
Sony Ericsson W200i Full Review
18 June 2007
Reviewed by Miguel C. Rivera
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The budget phone domain will definitely be in chaos upon the release of this tiny and well stacked phone. Sony Ericsson is not known for releasing any phone that comes within this range. Suffice to say, the company should do extremely well with the W200i. The W200i has the simple candy bar design, keypad layout and user interface that are common to the Sony Ericsson range and will satisfy most. Its feature list is quite impressive and consists of a convenient Walkman media player, a versatile VGA camera that can also record videos, a web browser, organiser, phone book, alarm clock, stopwatch, calculator, calendar, speakerphone, as well as USB and infra red connectivity. To compliment its music file playability, the W200i has an external memory in the form of the Memory Stick Micro (128MB supplied).
The phone is solid in built, though light and small enough to be carried and used by anyone. However, at no means, is the phone is perfect. It does not have Bluetooth and lacks in default games, pictures and themes. The camera performance is mediocre and the representation of camera pictures and other images is poor due to the screen.
At only 65,000 colours, the screen will not grapple with much detail or definition on display. In the end, these issues are perhaps, a tiny bit steep, considering the phone is priced at under $200.00 and is targeted for the budget phone market. As far as budget phones are concerned, very few will match the Sony Ericsson’s W200i. Its more than reasonable list of features, ease of use and practical, light design, make it superior in its class and certainly worthy of a test run. The W200 is available outright (phone only or with pre-paid kit) or on special plans from most network operators’ stores.