Specs summary

Screen
No

The Sony Ericsson W350i's screen is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 4 GB) 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 12.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



The Sony Ericsson W350 is an entry-level music handset, targeted at the youth market, that aims to bring a little retro style to the budget conscious handset segment.

- Brad Kellett , MobileBurn 

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MobileBurn

Retro-styled budget handset

from MobileBurn

The W350 is a valiant attempt by Sony Ericsson to bring a retro-styled budget handset to the market, but after a lot of use, I can only really wonder what's the point? Even in Sony Ericsson's own range, there are plenty of other devices that do everything that the W350 does, and in most cases even more. While the flip brings back a lot of memories about using phones in years gone by, I really don't see the purpose of it. Yes, it helps that it has music controls on it, but they just push through to the keypad, so why not just push the keypad? Far more annoyance than good.

Ignoring that for a moment, the handset is otherwise quite solid. With the exception of the flip, it has above average build quality, and the user interface is basically flawless. Despite this, there are a bunch of alternatives that will fit the bill, and the W350 doesn't do enough to put itself above these.

Sony Ericsson's own W880, which is getting a little older now, betters the W350 in almost every aspect, and can now be picked up for a price almost as low as the W350. The W380 and W580 from Sony Ericsson are also very nice alternatives. Nokia has a rage of music handsets, including the 5610 and 5310, which have comparable features and price, and far less annoying designs.

So in the end, the Sony Ericsson W350 manages to eek out a "Recommended" rating not because we love it, but because it doesn't really have any deal breaker type problems. There are many alternatives that perform the same functions at similar price points, yet don't have the awkward and flimsy flip. Sony Ericsson has appeared to have cut just a few too many corners, and sacrificed usability for a gimmicky design that looks good on paper, but doesn't necessarily cut it in the real world....

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The W350 is a valiant attempt by Sony Ericsson to bring a retro-styled budget handset to the market, but after a lot of use, I can only really wonder what's the point? Even in Sony Ericsson's own range, there are plenty of other devices that do everything that the W350 does, and in most cases even more. While the flip brings back a lot of memories about using phones in years gone by, I really don't see the purpose of it. Yes, it helps that it has music controls on it, but they just push through to the keypad, so why not just push the keypad? Far more annoyance than good.

Ignoring that for a moment, the handset is otherwise quite solid. With the exception of the flip, it has above average build quality, and the user interface is basically flawless. Despite this, there are a bunch of alternatives that will fit the bill, and the W350 doesn't do enough to put itself above these.

Sony Ericsson's own W880, which is getting a little older now, betters the W350 in almost every aspect, and can now be picked up for a price almost as low as the W350. The W380 and W580 from Sony Ericsson are also very nice alternatives. Nokia has a rage of music handsets, including the 5610 and 5310, which have comparable features and price, and far less annoying designs.

So in the end, the Sony Ericsson W350 manages to eek out a "Recommended" rating not because we love it, but because it doesn't really have any deal breaker type problems. There are many alternatives that perform the same functions at similar price points, yet don't have the awkward and flimsy flip. Sony Ericsson has appeared to have cut just a few too many corners, and sacrificed usability for a gimmicky design that looks good on paper, but doesn't necessarily cut it in the real world.

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Wired

Annoyance and a hassle to use

from Wired

You've lusted after your high-school crush for two semesters, and you've finally got a date. But now that you have alone time, every feature that you found cute or enticing shows a transparency, a shallowness. As you spend time together, the very things you liked start to grate on your nerves, and new discoveries show how ill fit you are for each other. That's how it goes - and that's how it is with the Sony Ericsson W350: What appeared to be a cool little phone proved itself to be an annoyance and a hassle to use...

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You've lusted after your high-school crush for two semesters, and you've finally got a date. But now that you have alone time, every feature that you found cute or enticing shows a transparency, a shallowness. As you spend time together, the very things you liked start to grate on your nerves, and new discoveries show how ill fit you are for each other. That's how it goes - and that's how it is with the Sony Ericsson W350: What appeared to be a cool little phone proved itself to be an annoyance and a hassle to use.

Not that it doesn't look good. The W350 has style to spare. Sleek and petite, this Walkman phone is dwarfed by an average hand, slimmer and narrower than most candy-bar handsets. The matte-black surface is accented by metallic trim and Walkman-style navigation controls. A small flip panel that houses the controls opens to reveal a keypad composed of glossy Chiclets and a squared-off oval navigation pad.

Though pretty, these design touches are the most irritating features of the phone. The smooth keys are hard to press in isolation. The navpad leaves little room for easy navigation -- you'll often press the "up" button when you mean to press the center "select" button, opening the wrong menu item or application. And the flimsy flip panel takes great skill to open one-handedly, which makes it bad for efficient answering.

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deece

I like this phone quite a bit. The buttons are small for my big fingers tho and all my friends hate the little piece of plastic covering the buttons... But i like it because if it wasnt, you would have to unlock the keypad every time you look at it. Its a small phone, and it doesnt have video... So id...More
I like this phone quite a bit. The buttons are small for my big fingers tho and all my friends hate the little piece of plastic covering the buttons... But i like it because if it wasnt, you would have to unlock the keypad every time you look at it. Its a small phone, and it doesnt have video... So id say this is a type of phone to get your teenager. Its also industructable!! I dirtjump (mountain bike)with it in my pocket all the time and nothing happens when i fall on it. And trust me, i fall a lot. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 7, 2008
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 14 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.1 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
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 420 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Ice Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 4.3 x 1.0 cm (4.1 x 1.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 79 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
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 No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 4 GB)
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 Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
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 No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson W350

A North American version of this handset known as the Sony Ericsson W350a is also available. It replaces the 900MHz band with 850MHz.
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