Scallops, flip phone, the phone with flap, folding mobile - this child has many names. In this case carries the child, specifically the Sony Ericsson W508, the Walkman name, a brand like Sony Ericsson is undoubtedly happy to have in their portfolio. Walkman name does not mean, contrary to what Sony Ericsson will likely argue, is automatically a sovereign music phone.
Walkman-brand or not, we can give away first as last that the W508 is in no way will be something bomb for those who are looking for a handy music phone to a normal price.
Price wise W508 is in the middle of the tree, and can be a pretty average phone, when we look at the specifications.
The appearance has a degree of plastic character, but the format is completely functional. W508 is relatively thin to be in scallops format, and propagates not particularly out in other directions either.
It also provides a solid quality impression. Folding mechanism seems solid, and the phone is easy to open with one hand. Creaky and other unusual sounds, we did not notice during the test period.
Although you may not take the back cover look and often, we must mention that this was something knob. Whether you should take it on or off.
It brings us into an opportunity that almost has laid fallow since the glory days Nokia 5110, 3210 and so on around the turn of the millennium, namely the ability to change the cover.
You can tell the switch cover on the W508. On the front it is only the black field around the external display is unchanged. Then time will show whether the world is once again ripe for interchangeable, we think perhaps that other ways to make mobile personal is more relevant now during the day.
The keys are too flat
Like the phone itself is also a key area. To be Sony Ericsson have the usable size, but flat is the reason why they do not provide all world of the response. Menu keys are particularly small, and is instrumental in the key set must be said to be below average.
Flexible screens have not found their way into mobile phones yet, so the screen is of course also flat. The screen has vibrant colors and is fairly sharp without endless. The size of 2.2 inches would not for many years given standing ovations, now we feel it's small.
For normal use as making calls and sending messages works, however, the screen of course excellent.
Although the keys mentioned are not all the world to shout hurray for, the W508, in spite of this straightforward to use. The explanation is, of course, the menu system, which is known from a host of earlier Sony Ericsson phones. As we have previously stated, this is one of the best menu systems for common cell phones that target business users.
Perfect it is certainly not the largest shortage is perhaps that you do not get displayed calendar entries on the front of the screen, a feature we know very much appreciate. By default, you are offered a rather animated themes for the menus, which means that the response is a little slow.
Picture of the W508 is packed may not be of exciting accessories, but you'll find what you need to use the phone as you intend. Transferring music, pictures and other files you can do both with the data cable or card reader supplied. The memory card of 2 GB means you actually have room for usable with music on your phone.
As it should be for a phone with changeable covers, it comes with an additional pattern, the front cover of the package.
- Headset with transitional jack
- Data cable
- USB Card Reader
- 2 GB memory card
- Extra cover
- Instructions for Use
- CD with software