Sony Ericsson W890 review: Thin Walkman refined

Thin Walkman refined

GSMArena team, 28 December 2007.

With 2008 around the corner, hopes are high for the coming year but the devoted fans of Sony Ericsson W880 have yet another reason to eagerly look forward. The expected release of Sony Ericsson W890 should be enough to keep them wide awake and ready for what seems a highly promising successor.

With its super slim styling and clean-cut lines, massive 2GB storage add-on and 3.2 megapixel camera, the W890 Walkman phone can hit the right notes with music lovers and design connoisseurs alike. Sony Ericsson W890 speaks the language of the young, fashion-savvy music fans, putting some of the latest Walkman features to good use.

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Key features

  • Extra slim body with solid construction
  • Quad-band GSM
  • HSDPA, EDGE, HSCSD, Bluetooth (with A2DP)
  • Location services, Smart search, Manage messages
  • Media center, Walkman 3.0, SensMe tempo and mood detector, TrackID
  • Access NetFront 3.4 with mouse pointer and in-page search
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with Cyber-shot SE v2.0 UI
  • Fast photo browser
  • FM radio with RDS
  • 2GB M2 card included
  • New improved battery cover release mechanism
  • Finger print resistant body panels

Main disadvantages

  • Only 26 MB of user available internal memory
  • No camera autofocus, no flash
  • No skins for the Walkman player

Neat and sleek exterior is what you would expect in the successor of W880. The updated Sony Ericsson W890 is the stunning 9.9 mm thick and weighs 78 g, which makes it only a tad thicker and heavier than the W880. The other dimensions are virtually the same, except for the display that has grown from 1.8" to 2" in W890. The handset is offered in three colors: Espresso Black, Mocha Brown, and Sparkling Silver.

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Sony Ericsson stands out from the crowd with its slim and stylish design • W890 and Nokia 5310 are both equally slim music-dedicated phones

Reader comments

  • Samson audu

This just my first sony ericsson, i bought it and insert a sim into it, but surprice when it tells me to insert correct sim card, i don't know which type of sim card it uses, pls someone help.

  • Kenneth vile

Most phones i've had hav been se,this is my 2nd w890i after my first 1 that shut down etc, i put it down 2 me but having bought a 2nd one in a few weeks of each other im not 2 sure, think my fav will always b k650i but that needed a memory card, sorr...

  • Bcchuks

W890! It seems nice really! But who knows if it support jar applications download and does it send applications cuz I'll like to feel this phone if it does. Thank you.