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Good phone overall, but with some downsides,
This review is from: Sony Ericsson W595 Mobile Phone On Vodafone PAYG (Electronics)
Good-looking phone. Nice large screen. Very intuitive to use with a good range of features. Music sound quality is better than my Creative Zen MP3 player. However, there are some negatives:
Function Buttons (D-Pad)
Menu buttons, answer/end call etc are tiny and close together. I have long thin fingers yet I have to make sure I'm very careful about not pressing the wrong button. During game play when pressing buttons quickly, I tend to press the game exit button by mistake - very annoying.
One of the main reasons I bought this phone was because of its voice dialling and bluetooth features. After pairing the W595 with my bluetooth sat nav, I wanted to use the voice dialling feature to make handsfree calls through the sat nav. However, voice dialling is unreliable on this phone. On my 10 year old Panasonic mobile, voice dialling worked first time, every time. On the W595, it may take 30 attempts before it finally recognises the name of the person I want to ring. Thankfully, the W595 phone book automatically copies across to my sat nav, so I can select my contacts from there. However, this means I'm not able to make calls totally handsfree through the sat nav. I've also tried voice dialling through the W595 directly, but it still takes far too many attempts so isn't worth it.
The back cover is akin to a wafer you stick in ice cream, only not as well made! I dread having to open the thin back cover as it feels as though the cover will snap in two. Overall, the phone feels as though it's been constructed well, but they sacrificed the back cover, maybe for weight/size reasons?
I would recommend the W595, but only if you're happy with the above comments.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2012 10:19:56 GMT
The back cover feels flimsy but is, in fact, perfectly robust. I've changed my memory card several times and have had no problem at all with the back cover.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 14:21:23 GMT
S Bates says:
I got used to the technique of opening its thin back cover. Though it still holds 1st prize for the thinnest back cover of any mobile I've used.
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