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Review on Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman


Looks 4.5 stars
Features 4 stars
Processor 4 stars
Camera 5 stars



key Features 

  • Android 2.3 OS
  • Qualcomm 1GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM,
  • Primary 5 MP
  • Display Resolution: 320 x 480


Hello, Now  we are introducing the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman! Yes, we now have another Android smartphone that carries the legendary brand name, the first one being the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman. However, while the W8 was more or less a clone of the Sony Ericsson X8, the Live with Walkman is an entirely new device. It offers some decent specs as well, namely a 1GHz processor, 3.2-inch display, and both a rear and front-facing camera, which puts is right in the mid-range category of smartphones. But is it any good? Let us take it for a spin and find out…

If you’re old enough to recall the days before MP3s and portable media players, then you’ll no doubt have a certain degree of affection for Sony’s famous Walkman brand. Back in the days when Dolby was cutting edge and your playlists were confined to 90 minutes per tape, Sony ruled the roost.


First of all, kudos to Sony Ericsson for designing a smartphone that does not have the boring-slab-o-plastic appearance. Yes, plastic may be what it is made out of, yet still, we quite like the Live’s fresh looks and colorful accents, and we believe that the youngerly crowd will do so too. A very practical addition is the dedicated Walkman key, located on the device’s top side, which acts as a shortcut to the Walkman music player app.


The front of the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is occupied by a bland-looking 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. Punching these numbers in a PPI calculator gives us the figure of 180 pixels per inch, which is not bad, but nothing impressive either. Its color reproduction leans a bit towards the warm side, while its contrast levels and viewing angles are average at best. Another problem that we notice is that its pixel response time is rather high, meaning that moving objects leave a faint blurry trail behind them. At least the display’s brightness output is high enough to make using the smartphone on a sunny day comfortable.

Full Features

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 – WT19i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – WT19a

BODY     Dimensions        106 x 56.5 x 14.2 mm

Weight 115 g


Type      TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size        320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches (~180 ppi pixel density)

Multi touch         Yes

Protection           Scratch-resistant glass

Loudspeaker      Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack         Yes-Sony xLOUD enhancement


Card slot              microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included

Internal                320MB storage, 512 MB RAM

DATA     GPRS     Up to 80 kbps

EDGE     Up to 237 kbps

Speed   HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps

WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth            Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB                   Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support


Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Video  Yes, 720p, check quality

Secondary  Yes, VGA

FEATURES  OS Android OS, v2.3

Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon

CPU       1 GHz Scorpion

Messaging          SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM

Browser               HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio     Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS        Yes, with A-GPS support

Java       Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Colors   Black, White

- SNS integration

- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

- TrackID music recognition

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk

- Document editor

- Voice memo

- Predictive text input


Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh

Stand-by              Up to 350 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)

Talk time              Up to 14 h 15 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 42 min (3G)

Music play           Up to 17 h 30 min

End User Review

Although it bears the once-prestigious Walkman name, the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman isn’t actually that impressive as a music player. However, for the price it offers a fantastic amount of value, leaving similarly-priced Android budget devices in the shade. Also it has some complains such as limited  2GB card is too small, Screen could be bigger, Not a great music player.

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