Sony Ericsson W595 - Thoroughly

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The Walkman range of music phones is probably one of the most popular within Sony Ericsson . The W595 is situated in the middle of this family of mobiles with MP3 playback .

Equipped with 3G connectivity , a decent camera but without fanfare and some curious details such as dual audio input or Shake Control , the W595 could satisfy fans of the brand who are looking for an average phone with which they want to take their music everywhere.

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Available in Spain in blue, white and black colors , the W595 is a slider or sliding terminal that stores the alphanumeric keyboard under the screen. Its dimensions (closed) are 100 x 47 x 14 mm and it weighs 104 grams . There are no specific controls for the player, although the terminal has the curious Shake Control system by which we can perform some basic actions such as changing songs simply by shaking the phone in hand.

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Screen and camera

The Sony Ericsson W595 is equipped with a TFT 2.2 inch with resolution 240 × 320 pixels and 256,000 colors . That same screen resolution is holding the camera in the mode video recording to simple 15 frames per second . In terms of photos, the W595's camera is a 3.2 megapixel ( 2048 × 1536 pixels in JPG) without flash or autofocus, so it is relegated to simple photos without much pretense.

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In the connection section, the Sony Ericsson W595 is a quad-band terminal with HSDPA mobile broadband internet connectivity at 3.6 Mb / s . This gives you the possibility of accessing the network in a comfortable way with some of the data rates (flat or less flat) of the telephone on duty. The mobile supports all the e-mail and HTML protocols necessary to receive emails or access web pages, although browsing is uncomfortable due to the lack of a large touch screen. Less is nothing. The W595 does not have Wi-Fi but Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.

As for physical connections, the terminal offers miniUSB and the traditional Sony headphone jack that disables plugging in headphones from other brands. Interestingly, the headphones that come with the device do have a minijack input , in the middle of the cable, which allows another person to listen to music at the same time as the user. Ideal for melomanic couples on the bus.


The internal memory of the W595 is a meager 40 Mb , expandable up to 8 Gb by means of the well-known Memory Stick Micro cards . In terms of file compatibility, the W595 supports MP3, eAAC, and their proprietary video format. Sony Ericsson ensures that the terminal is capable of playing video but does not specify in what other formats. Radio fans can also take advantage of its FM tuner with RDS .

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Batteries and price

The W595 offers an autonomy of 9 hours of talk time in 2G that drops to four and a half in 3G . In musical reproduction , the batteries last 26 hours and in standby they reach up to 385 hours (365 if it is in 3G mode) . The phone can be found with several operators from 0 euros .

The best

The functions associated with music playback such as Shake Control or the Megabass bass enhancement system. In general, the series phones Walkman from Sony sound great.

It can improve

Sony Ericsson's mania for implementing its own connections and formats that only serve its brand is a good strategy as a brand, but it does not facilitate the change to accessories from other companies that, in many cases, are better.

Data sheet



Weight and measurements100 x 47 x 14 mm

104 gr

Memory40 MB internal memory expandable by Memory Stick Micro cards up to 8 GB

2.2-inch TFT touch (240 x 320 pixels)

256,000 colors

Camera 3.2 megapixel sensor (JPEG 2048 x 1536 pixels)

Video recording at 15 fps (240 x 320 pixels)

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MP3 / eAAC

FM Radio Tuner with RDS


Integrated stereo speakers

JAVA support

Controls and connectionsCall / pick up / accept key

Call reject / hang up key

MiniUSB port

Sony headphone output and 3.5 mm minijack (on cable)

Wireless: HSDPA 3.6 Mb / s and Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP)

AutonomyTalking (2G): 9 hours

Talking (3G): 4.3 hours

Music playback: 26 hours

Standby (2G): 385 hours

Standby (3G): 365 hours

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