A mobile with integrated Facebook . This is how Movistar presents this Sony Ericsson W705 that we already talked about in November. But, to be a mobile very oriented to use it with the Internet , the screen has a size that can be improved . And do not forget the real cost of using this mobile . And it is that whoever buys it is obliged, whether he wants it or not, to pay 11.6 euros per month to have permanent Internet . Great care. Internet access that drops at a ridiculous speed, when the first 100 megabytes are reached.
We are at a terminal belonging to the Walkman family , in which Sony Ericsson encompasses its terminals aimed at music reproduction . But in this case it enjoys a fairly complete connectivity : you can surf the Internet both via Wi-Fi and HSDPA .
The Sony Ericsson W705 has the classic sliding format , with a 2.4-inch screen (240 x 320 pixels) that we unfold upwards to show its alphanumeric keyboard at the bottom. On its front control panel, we find dedicated playback keys built into the central wheel , and on one side it incorporates a volume control and the camera shutter button .
Although Sony Ericsson had shown this W705 with silver and red finishes, the version sold by Movistar comes almost completely in black . In the same way, finally the terminal will not have an integrated GPS navigator , at least in this version. Yes, you can geotag the photos we take , that is, add the geographical coordinates in which they were taken, but it will have to be done with the help of an external accessory .
In any case, the main claim of the Sony Ericsson W705 is its special application for Facebook . This is responsible for adapting the interface of the popular social network to a more summarized version and adapted to the screen size of the terminal , to upload photos or update the information on our profile more easily. Logically, unless we only use the application in areas where there is Wi-Fi coverage, this requires a 3G connection fee , which must be contracted to obtain this phone.
Specifically, it is the Flat Internet Rate on Mobile , which is flat only in price: 11.6 euros per month . With it we can navigate at high speed until we exceed 100 MB traffic . After this limit, the speed will be reduced to 128 Kbps . At this point, uploading a photo to Facebook or downloading a file from the email will be processes during which we can calmly take a shower until they finish.
For the rest, we are basically facing the same Sony Ericsson W705 that we saw in November. Despite being a theoretically musical phone, it does not have a universal headphone output . On the other hand, it does incorporate common functions in this family of mobiles, such as Shake Control to control playback and volume by flicking the wrist with the terminal in hand.
It has an FM radio tuner with the TrackID function , which is used to identify songs that we listen to on any station, with the aim of being able to buy them by download. It also incorporates a mode called SensMe , which reorders songs based on a mood. To take care of the sound, this Sony Ericsson W705 has Clear stereo and Clear bass systems , which avoid distortions.
At the rear, the Sony Ericsson W705 carries a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash integrated, which serves as a light source when recording video . On the front, and being a 3G terminal, it has the usual secondary camera for video calls . To store photos, songs and other files, the terminal combines 120 MB of internal memory with a slot for Memory Stick Micro M2 memory cards .
As always, Sony Ericsson insists on following its own format , instead of opting for the microSD which is the most widespread standard in mobile phones. At least the user will find a 4GB Memory Stick Micro card inside the W705 box . On the other hand, the good wireless connectivity of the Sony Ericsson W705 is completed with the Bluetooth standard , which by having an A2DP profile allows you to play music through wireless headphones and speakers (like the new Sony Ericsson MS500 ), in addition to transferring files.
Another of the curiosities of the Sony Ericsson W705 is in its accelerometer , which serves to automatically rotate the display of images when we place it in a vertical or horizontal position. This sensor is also applied in some video games, through an intuitive control system like the one we saw in the Sony Ericsson F305 .
Along with the application for Facebook , which will soon also appear on another terminal of the firm such as the Sony Ericsson C510 , the terminal also has two others for YouTube and Google Maps . And in terms of autonomy, the manufacturer announces that in 3G mode it can increase 4 hours of conversation, 3 hours of video calls or 350 hours of standby . As long as we do not use the Internet connection, so in practice its actual hours of duration will decrease, especially if we are hooked on Facebook.
As for prices, the Sony Ericsson W705 can be purchased for an initial price of 0 euros, although logically signing a commitment to spend monthly on calls and connection during a mandatory period of permanence .
GSM / EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA
|Weight and measurements||95 x 48 x 14.3 mm|
|screen||2.4 inch QVGA TFT LCD (240 x 320 pixels)|
|Storage||120 MB internal memory expandable by Memory Stick Micro M2 cards up to 8 GB (4 GB card supplied)|
3x digital zoom (photos) and 2x (videos)
Flash for photos and spotlight for video
Secondary camera for video calls
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
FM radio tuner with RDS and TrackID
|Controls and connections||Navigation wheel|
Side volume control
Camera shutter button
Memory Stick Micro M2 card slot
NetFront web browser
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Wireless: Wi-Fi (DLNA certified), HSDPA and Bluetooth A2DP
|Autonomy||GSN: 10 hours of conversation and 400 hours of standby|
UMTS: 4 hours of talk and 350 hours of standby
Video call: 3 hours
|+ info||Sony Ericsson|