Sony Ericsson W205

The Sony Ericsson W205 for 109 euro goes into the test field of cheap phones in timeless black and silver frame with sporty appearance; the price will still undercut at the online mail-order firms.

  1. Sony Ericsson W205
  2. Data sheet

When processing Sony Ericsson has made some obvious effort: the plastic casing appears somewhat tenuous in comparison and creaks a bit. For this the phone acts overall compact and stable; the screen convincingly can withstand external pressure.
Even with extended keyboard, the Sony Ericsson W205 is not nakedness: after pushing apart the two components snap securely and can be operated comfortably and without foraging wobble. Positive side is also the rubber layer with which the keyboard is coated and therefore protected, even if you want a better delimitation of the keys.
The menu structure is very simple: every function can be found at the place to be expected; even beginners should have no problems with the operation. The MacGregor screen resolution of just 128_x_160 pixels the self-explanatory icons in the menu but slightly coarse pixels completely represents, including also the appearance of Web pages suffers. However, the Sony Ericsson W205 wants to be anyway mostly a music phone – at least the “W” in the Model name indicate that the Walkman feature.
So get out and easily enjoy music? Unfortunately, not very. Sony Ericsson has packed a device-specific stereo headset with in the packaging; no appropriate socket is provided for other headphones with a 3.5 mm jack plug. One looks in vain for a data cable to transfer music from the PC to the mobile. On the way to the accessory shop you can at least bridge the time with music with the built-in FM radio. Arrived at the store, you should pack too soon with a memory card, because the 4-MB of internal memory offers maximum space for an MP3 file. The initial hurdles are overcome one quickly realizes, that are not flight mode or Equalizer on board – for a Walkman phone actually knock out criteria.
Lost ground the Sony Ericsson W205 was good then at our lab engineers: the transmission and reception qualities are exemplary; for clean acoustics, there’s full score, and with less than nine hours of talk time in the E-network, the Sony Ericsson W205 delivered a top value.
Sony Ericsson W205

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Price €89,00
Rating 293.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 4
Memory card slot Memory stick micro
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 29 x 37
Resolution (pixels) 128 x 160
Number of colors / type 65536 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) /
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / proprietary
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 6 / 3
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 1.3
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / /
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 128 x 96 / 15
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 2 /. /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner /
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.27 / 0,870
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 16
typical endurance (hours) 5:01
Talk time D-network 6:58
Talk time E network 8:39 am
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 90
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 92 x 47 x 17
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (72)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 45
Endurance standby (35) 27
Facilities (max. 175) poor (69)
System [: (15)] 5
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (25) 8
Connectivity (20) 5
Phone functions (15) 11
Messaging (15) 2
PIM (15) 11
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 5
Camera (15) 4
Music and video (15) 12
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 1
Navigation (10) 0
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (91)
Manageability (40) 36
User interface (60) 40
Processing quality (20) 14
Documentation / support (5) 1
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (61)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 29
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14
connect judgment (max. 500 points) sufficient (293)
tested in connect 11/09