Reviews,  Technology

[Review] Sony Ericsson C905 – 8.1 Megapixel, GPS & Wifi

Im writing this review mainly because some people have been requesting it. Sorry it took so long to write, I’ve been really busy (sorry dookster!).

 

I got my new phone some time ago. I was previously using the SE K800i Cyber Shot with 3.2 MP. Yes, I really do like Sony Ericsson Cybershot Phones. I like having an all in one device – phone, camera, organizer, music player – because its easier to bring around.

First the technical stuff. This phone is quite big – 104.0 x 49.0 x 18.0 mm to be exact. It weighs 136.0 grams and comes in Night Black, Ice Silver, Copper Gold and Tender Rose – tho I’ve only seen the black and White one here in Malaysia. It has a 240×320 pixel, 262144 color TFT QVGA screen. The screen is also scratch resistant. It supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA. The phone comes with a 2GB M2 card but officially supports M2 cards as big as 8GB.

The box set comes with the phone, a charger, a simple hands free (not the in ear one), a wrist lanyard, a Sandisk 2GB M2 card and a very nice USB M2 Adaptor. The phone itself comes wrapped with some protective plastic on the screen, the camera slider and the back cover. Sorry I don’t have the unboxing photos (forgot to take it).

Next, the camera. Its a 8.1 megapixel camera, which takes photos of roughly 3264×2448 pixels and 1.6MB in size. I like how the camera buttons are all located on the side so you can instantly activate the camera without having to unlock the phone. The lens is protected by a sliding mechanism of two metal plates.

The camera comes with a Photofix function – think of it like an inbuilt Levels adjuster (like in Photoshop). Photos can be corrected in terms of lighting and color. Photos will then look much better. Below is in example. Original photos is on the left and the Photofix-ed photo is on the right (click for bigger pics).

This is an example of a closeup shot. I wouldn’t really call it a macro shot. The tube is roughly 2.5 inches in length. You can see the that the colours are very bright and striking.

There are some things the phone doesn’t have. This doesn’t mean that its a flaw, it just means that these functions are missing. It doesn’t have a front facing camera – which seems to be one of the reasons why people don’t buy it. The phone is capable for making video calls but just no frontal camera (must like an overrated phone by Apple). It also doesn’t have a button for manual keypad lock so the only way to lock the keypad is to wait for the auto lock or slide the phone up and down.

The main question i get asked is, “Is the phone laggy/lagging?”. My answer is Sometimes it does lag. I’ve experienced lag in the contacts. Example when I type a sms and I want to open the contacts to look for the name, its a bit slow to load the list of contacts. Note that this is based on my personal experience. The lag seems to lessen after i updated my firmware via SEUS. But its not laggy to the point that its annoying.

Don’t really know what else to say about this phone. In short, I’m quite satisfied with this phone. When i got it before chinese new year, it was RM17xx. not too sure how much the price is now tho

10 Comments

  • Najmi

    All Sony Ericsson phones will experience lag. I dunno why, but it seems to be like that with most new generation of SE phones.

    Damn I envy you, i mean your phone :D

  • Khai

    8.1MP!!??!!!!!!!! arghh… so jealous la…… fiona, kalau u rasa macam dah kaya sangat tu, jual kat i henpon ni yer… half price… hehe

  • maryam

    okkkkkkkkk ! i just bump into this sites. mainly because am VERY PISSED AND TRY TO FIND REVIEWS BOUT THIS PHONE. recently i just bought this SE C905 on 8th mac 2009 ! from TIMES SQUARE. company name is LATEST COMMUNICATION SDN. BHD.(ITS THE SAME FLOOR AS STARBUCKS AND OPPOSITE MARRYBROWN )LEVEL 3. not even a week i have already experinced lagging. ok..1st i thot it was quite normal for phone that has lots of features. and thot i will gve it some time. if this keeps happening and becomes annoying and really bugs me, i will take it back to the dealer. MIND U ITS THE ORIGINAL SET. I GOT THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY FROM SE. NOT AP SET. so yesterday, on 21st mac 2009. WHICH IS MY BAD DAY. ALL of a sudden my phone started to act funny. its ON AND OFF by itself. AUTO OFF basically. and i cant check my contacts. when i click on contacts, its just not opening. then the phone cant be ON for like 2 hours ! IT DOESNT STOP THERE! my Phone started to become HOT! its OVER HEATING for what reason???,….I DONT KNOW! ITS LIKE ITS GOING TO EXPLODE ! WHICH I THINK IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. So my BF called the guy whom we bought it from ..Mr TAKURO LEE. SALES SUPERVISOR ! After few attempts trying to reach him, then finally, he managed to talked to him. SO MY BF SAID THIS IS VERY BAD . HE WANT A REPLACEMENT FOR THIS PHONE. MR TAKURO SAID, HE CANT GIVES US REPLACEMENT. HE SAID ONLY SONY ERICSSON CAN DO THAT. HE EVEN SAID WE CAN GO TO THE NEAREST SE CENTER. SO WE WENT TO KLCC. WHEN WE ARRIVED THERE , THE GUY SAID WE CANT GET REPLACEMENT FOR THAT, ITS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEALER. THEY CAN ONLY DO SERVICING. WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? 2 DIFFERENT STORIES FROM DIFFERENT PERSON ! SO WHO GOING TO B RESPONSIBLE FOR IT? ITS A SERIOUS PROBLEMS WHEN THE PHONE IS AUTO OFF AND OVER HEATING. AND CANT BE CHARGE! AND IT KEEPS SAYING PLEASE USE ORIGINAL SE BATTERY.. SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO THINK? WHAT U GUYS BE THINKING IF U WERE IN MY SHOES? U DEFINTELY 100% SURE U HAVE BEEN CHEATED ISNT IT? U TELL ME WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO THINK? MY BF WAS ASKING HIM THE BOSS PHONE NUMBER. HE SAID ‘ NO NEED TO MAKE THIS AN ISSUE, I WILL GET FIRED ‘ !!! WHAT THE HECK? U SCARED U GET FIRED? IF U WERE ON A RIGHT SIDE WHY SHOULD U BE SCARED? ONLY GUILTY PERSON WOULD SAY SUCH THINGS . WEIRD THING IS, HE AT 1ST DOESNT WAN TO GIVE US RECEIPT. HE SAID. THE WARRANTY IS ALREADY SUFFICIENT ENOUGH. THATS REALLY DISTURBING FOR EVERY CONCERN CONSUMERS AND CUSTOMERS . ONLY AFTER WE REALLY ASKED FOR THE RECEIPT HA GAVES US THE ‘ PASAR MALAM’ OR CHINCAI RECEIPTS. ! THEN MY BF SAID NO! THIS IS SHIT RECEIPT! I CAN JUST BUY THIS AND GV IT TO U ALSO! THEN AFTER A LIL BIT OF ARGUMENTS, THEN THE OTHER SALESGIRLS CAME. TALKING TO US QUITE HARSH. AND SHE SAID ‘ OK’ I CHOP(STAMP) OUR COMPANYS STAMP ON IT ! AFTER ALL THIS SHIT EXPERINCED , I FELT LIKE ITS REALLY MY RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PUBLIC TO WRITE A REVIEWS ON SOME DEALERS AND PRODUCTS! JUST BECAREFUL FROM WHOM U BUY IT. THERE TONNES OF CON MAN OUT THERE THAT JUST WANT TO EAT UP YOUR MONEY! AM DOING A COMMUNITY SERVICE HERE. CONSUMER MUST KNOW THEIR RIGHTS! U WOULDNT WANT TO SPLURGE MONEY ON THINGS LIKE THIS JUST TO GO THROUGH HELLFIRE ! !

      • maryam

        I will update u on that whether i will get a replacement. Just spread the words….DONT EVER GO TO THE BOOTH IN BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE ON LEVEL 3. opposite MARRY BROWN.AND NEAR TO SHOE SHOP, STARBUCKS. THE COMPANY NAME IS LATEST COMMUNICATION SDN. BHD. THIS SALES MAN NAME is TAKURO LEE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • buddy

    Just to add to the issues with the fon, I got a good/”new” second hand fon C905 with original et from BB plaza…the sales guy encouraged me to buy the second hand one and save money..he gave me with a charger..but after came back to JB I had problem with the charger..it says battery error!! dont charge!! after that i use my old charger from my previous sony..and it could not charge anymore!! now i have to press hard or put rubber band to charge my expensive fon..SO IRRITATING!!
    The salesman ask me to bring the fon all the to KL to check..and I cant bring to JB sony..(they might ask me to go to KL anyway..!!)..I HOPE SONY PEOPLE CAN CONTACT ME AT mbmy63@yahoo.com AND REPLACE OR THEY ARE REALLY SPOILING THEIR REPUTATION!!! I LOVE THE CAMERA BUT NOT THESE PROBLEMS…

    EVEN THE WIFI HAD PROBLEM..I TURN ON AND DOWNLOAD IN A FREE WIFI AREA IN SPORE..ENDED UP BEING CHARGED FOR ROAMING OR LOCAL FEE (sd 10 PER mb!!)…I CANT TURN OFF MY 3G DONT KNOW WHY..

    NOW I KNOW WHY THE GUY TRADE IT AFTER ONE MONTH USAGE..!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *