Specs summary

Screen
No

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

Processor
208MHz

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, 540 minutes (2G).



Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


GSMArena

Equipped with every possible current connectivity features

from 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 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 -... Full review

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, an... More
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 m... 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... 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.
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. Less
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 interfac... 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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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 10, 2005
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe
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
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.76 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
540 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
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
(5.5 ounces)
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 Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info Memory Stick Duo
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
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  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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