Buyer's Guide to Sony Ericsson Phones
If you’re looking for a stylish device with some quality features then you could do a lot worse than a smartphone from Sony Ericsson. They tend to offer excellent cameras, they have integration with the Walkman brand for audio, and then there’s Bravia for watching movies and the PlayStation connection for games.
In this guide we take a look at various Sony Ericsson releases from the high-end of the market to the mid-range feature phone category. In fact there’s even a decent budget Android smartphone covered here. Get all the details, the pros and the cons, of the Sony Ericsson range.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Reviewed
The rumors about a PlayStation phone from Sony Ericsson were rife long before the Xperia Play finally hit the market. It’s like a PSP that’s a phone too and since it also supports Android you have access to thousands of great apps. There’s a lot to recommend this smartphone, especially for gamers.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Review
This attractive Android powerhouse has a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard and a solid range of features. The display and the cameras are high points, but the processor and memory might fail to impress. Learn all about it and decide for yourself.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Reviewed
This is one of the slimmest and most stylish Android smartphones on the market. The specs are not quite cutting edge, but they’re perfectly respectable and you can help but admire the look of this device.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Reviewed
This phone is all about being active and it will suit any outdoors type extremely well. It’s a tough phone with a mid-range set of features and a few interesting extras to attract fitness fanatics.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review
The first big Android release from Sony Ericsson was the X10. It features an amazing 4 inch screen which was worthy of note at the time, but has become a lot more common recently. With an 8 MP camera and a host of other features it’s still a decent device.
Review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
This is a slim, sleek and eye-catching Android smartphone with a gorgeous touch screen and an 8 MP camera. You’ll find more reasons to be impressed in this full review.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Reviewed
This is an impressive smartphone with an excellent display but it fails to keep up with the new dual-core releases on the market. There’s a lot to like here, but is it worth buying? Find out what you need to know in this comprehensive review.
Sony Ericsson Cedar Reviewed: Going Green with Your Mobile
Here’s something a bit different – a mobile with some green credentials. It’s a fairly unimpressive feature phone, but the real draw here is the eco-friendly tag. Find out if it is legit or just a gimmick.
The Aino is an old slider feature phone from Sony Ericsson. It has PS3 connectivity, an 8 MP camera and sound quality backed by the Walkman brand, but in other areas it is found wanting. Get the full lowdown.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini: Budget Android in a Small Package
Smartphones don’t come much smaller than this. The X10 Mini is essentially a scaled down version of the original X10, but the display is so small that they’ve tweaked the interface to make it useable. This is a cute device and it works well, but it’s not going to allow you to enjoy the full potential of the Android platform.
This is another clamshell feature phone, but it does have quite an eye-catching design. It is a solid little performer and you can get the full details on its pros and cons in this review.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review
The X8 is really a lightweight version of the X10. It’s another Android smartphone, but the display isn’t great and the features are pretty limited. It comes in a range of colors and it won’t break the bank.
The big USP for the Satio is the 12 MP camera. Yes, that’s right 12 MP! Sadly everything else about it, from the resistive touch screen to the Symbian OS, is something of a disappointment.
This the first ever touch-screen Walkman branded device to hit the market, but it’s basically a feature phone. It looks quite chubby and has a limited display and a lack of attractive features.
This is an affordable clamshell feature phone that takes advantage of the Walkman brand to offer you excellent audio support. The media player includes shake and gesture control, but beyond the audio options there isn’t a great deal on offer here.
That’s it for our Sony Ericsson round-up – the good and the bad. What’s your pick for a Sony Ericsson smartphone? Do you own any of the phones covered? Post a comment and let us know.