Sony Ericsson P990i

8.1/10 AVG.
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8.1/10
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The Sony Ericsson P990i currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
208 MHz
Screen Size
No
Camera
2+ MP


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GSMArena

Well, all we can say is that the Sony Ericsson P990 is an excellent smartphone and if you need one you should definitely consider it when making your buying decision. When all the software bugs are worked out, the end product would be a device which hardly has any serious flaws.The competing HTC TyT...

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Sony released the Ericsson P990i on October 10, 2005.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Ericsson P990i user manual here.


Sony backs up the Ericsson P990i with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Sony Ericsson P990i's screen size is Unknown with 208 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
208 MHz

There is a ARM9 208 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian 9.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
80 MB

Internal memory is 80 MB. An external, Memory Stick Duo expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

Ericsson P990i Specs

Overview
Release date October 10, 2005
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian 9.1

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Processor ARM9 208 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 80 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.76 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm (4.5 x 2.2 x 1 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 208 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Duo
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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GSMArena

Equipped with every possible current connectivity features

Well, all we can say is that the Sony Ericsson P990 is an excellent smartphone and if you need one you should definitely consider it when making your buying decision. When all the software bugs are worked out, the end product would be a device which hardly has any serious flaws.

The competing HTC TyTN (a.k.a. Qtek 9600) and the Nokia E70 are rather good choices, too, so make your mind rather carefully when choosing the device that's right for you...

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Well, all we can say is that the Sony Ericsson P990 is an excellent smartphone and if you need one you should definitely consider it when making your buying decision. When all the software bugs are worked out, the end product would be a device which hardly has any serious flaws.

The competing HTC TyTN (a.k.a. Qtek 9600) and the Nokia E70 are rather good choices, too, so make your mind rather carefully when choosing the device that's right for you.

When considering some of the competing smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, bear in mind that the obvious advantage of P990 - its touchscreen might turn out to be its most obvious drawback in the first days of usage. The Series 60 user interface is usually a lot easier to get used to even for an inexperienced user. The UIQ 3.0 interface would create many inconveniences for a novice. You would have to use the stylus all the time and while it may seem easy, in fact it demands that both your hands are free which may not always be the case. With the flip opened, you can hardly dial a number, for example, without concentrating your whole attention to the smartphone's screen while many of the functions require that you open the flip in order to use them. So in the end, it's a bit of trade-off. And where you stand is entirely up to you.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

The best of Sony Ericsson

from Phonedog
Pro: Easy access to internet, nice keypads, touch screen, good quality of camera and plenty of lot more, easy to understand how it work Con: A bit heavy and poor styling Using experience: 18 months This phone is the best of Sony Ericsson, strongly recomend to people that like to take pictures, and business men.
Pro: Easy access to internet, nice keypads, touch screen, good quality of camera and plenty of lot more, easy to understand how it work Con: A bit heavy and poor styling Using experience: 18 months This phone is the best of Sony Ericsson, strongly recomend to people that like to take pictures, and business men. Less
Pricegrabber

The P990i is unreliable and freezes if more than o...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: lightweight Weaknesses: blanks out and freezes when replying to emails or working with a word or excel;technical assistance does not have info on how to setup the "remote sync"; WLAN allows setup of only one secure acct Using experience: 30 Days The P990i is unreliable and freezes if more...More
Strengths: lightweight Weaknesses: blanks out and freezes when replying to emails or working with a word or excel;technical assistance does not have info on how to setup the "remote sync"; WLAN allows setup of only one secure acct Using experience: 30 Days The P990i is unreliable and freezes if more than one function is performed such as replying to an email and receiving an incoming phone call. Though the manual notes a host of functions the P990i is supposed to offer, the installation and operations of this "Smartphone" falls woefully short of my 2001 pc phone. Active Synch (the alternative to remote synch that you must download to the handheld separately - several times) freezes the handheld when the flip is closed and since there is no reset button, the battery has to be removed to turn off the P990i for the equipment to reboot.It seems that the manufacturer's primary audience for the P990i is Chinese language person since the input popups default to Chinese characters even when the equipment is set per the manual and Sony website for English speakers. DO NOT PURCHASE this product. Less
Phonedog

P990i editors' review

from Phonedog
Pro: The Sony Ericsson P990i is the crème de la crème of Sony Ericsson smart phones, with a sleek design that incorporates a QWERTY keyboard coupled with the latest in mobile technology. Features include a 2-megapixel camera, a music player, a business card scanner, video recording, and support for 3...More
Pro: The Sony Ericsson P990i is the crème de la crème of Sony Ericsson smart phones, with a sleek design that incorporates a QWERTY keyboard coupled with the latest in mobile technology. Features include a 2-megapixel camera, a music player, a business card scanner, video recording, and support for 3G/UMTS and for Wi-Fi networks. Con: The Sony Ericsson P990i is a little on the bulky side, and the QWERTY keyboard may be too small for some people Using experience: 6 months The Sony Ericsson P990i is the latest smart phone to come from the Japanese-Swedish collaboration, and it's been a long time coming. There are a number of die-hard users of the P910a, its American predecessor, and ever since the P990i was announced late last year, many people have waited patiently for its release. As with the P910a, the P990i is a serious smart phone that will please tech-minded consumers and professionals. One of the major additions to the P990i is its inclusion of Wi-Fi support. Less
Pricegrabber

if the size is more compact,that will be the best....

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Weaknesses: if the size is more compact,that will be the best.The price is still high especially compare to blackberry 8800.The rest are very good.Hope new modle will not come too soon as this is an expensive investment.
Pricegrabber

i have had p800 and p900 before so i am used to sy...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: gsm, wifi, 3g, video call, pda, 2mp camera, beautiful touchscreen and lots more Weaknesses: screen is deeper inside than previous models so it is harded to use your fingers instead of stylius. no clock on the info bar. i have had p800 and p900 before so i am used to symbian/uiq interface a...More
Strengths: gsm, wifi, 3g, video call, pda, 2mp camera, beautiful touchscreen and lots more Weaknesses: screen is deeper inside than previous models so it is harded to use your fingers instead of stylius. no clock on the info bar. i have had p800 and p900 before so i am used to symbian/uiq interface and i think it is one of the best available. lots of software for all needs and nice bundle inside os. usefull tools like business card scanner that takes the photo of the card then it add all the info to the contact for you. wifi means hi speed interned (wap or html) wherever it available. its and avesome phone great build quality and very easy to use. i personally recommend this phone over palm/blackberyy etc Less

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