Sony Ericsson W910i review:

Sony Ericsson W910i

Typical Price: £260.00
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CNET Editors' Rating

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The Good Motion-sensing controls; large display; stylish design; great music player.

The Bad Average camera; motion control lag.

The Bottom Line It's difficult not to be impressed by the Sony Ericsson W910i. Not only does it have a great screen, easy-to-use menu system and support for high speed downloads, but it also boasts a top class music player with funky motion-sensing controls. For music on the move, it really is hard to beat

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8.3 Overall

Everyone may be waiting to find out just how good the W960i is going to be, but for now Sony Ericsson's W910i is the phone that looks best equipped for music on the move thanks to its large screen and quirky motion controls.

The handset is available for free on most contracts, or can be picked up for around £260 SIM-free or on pay as you go.

The first thing that strikes you when you initially grab hold of the W910i is the screen. It takes up most of the real estate available on the front of the phone and is much larger than those that have graced other Walkman phones such as the W880i. It's a joy to use as the colours are vibrant and text and icons look very clean and sharp. Despite the large size of the display, the handset itself actually feels very slim and light.

As you would expect from a higher-end Sony Ericsson phone, the menu system is very easy to get to grips with stuff like texting and adding a contact to the address book is very straightforward. It does differ from other recent Sony Ericsson phones in a few subtle ways.

One change is that the Media menu has been updated with graphics that look much closer to those used on the Sony PSP and in the Walkman music player there are now entries for podcasts and audio books alongside your music collection. Thankfully, the easy-to-use Walkman player remains as good as ever and the sound quality via the supplied sound-isolating headphones is first class.

Like the iPhone, the W910i has an onboard accelerometer so it senses which way you turn it. This has been linked into the Walkman music player, so when you switch the phone from portrait to landscape, the display follows suit. Also, if you hold down the Walkman button at the top of the phone and flick it to the right or left, it'll skip forward or back through your tunes.

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