The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is a mix between the Xperia Mini and Xperia Ray. It is the successor of the Sony Ericsson W8 and it is refreshed. Now take a look at its main features and then read all about its spec.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
- 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- 3.2″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels),about 180ppi
- Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
- 1 GHz ARMv7 processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 5 MP autofocus camera, single LED flashlight, geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection, touch focus
- Video recording in 720p@30fps
- Front facing VGA camera for video chat
- Walkman player with dedicated button and light effects
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS
- microSD slot (32GB supported, 2GB card included)
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor, notification LED
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- TrackID music recognition
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
- Voice dialing
- Adobe Flash 10.3 support
- Excellent audio reproduction quality
Above the screen it has a tiny status LED next to ear piece speaker, the proximity and ambient light sensors and a secondary camera are present too. Under the screen we find the back, home and menu controls; the capacitive back and menu buttons are on either side of the physical home button. On the right side it has the volume rocker keys and a dedicated camera shutter with half press for autofocus. On the left side it has only the microUSB port. At the top it has the 3.5mm jack (with Sony xLOUD enhancement), the power button and the dedicated Walkman button. Around the jack there is a plastic orange trim which is the light effect LED. At the bottom we can see the lanyard eyelet and the mouthpiece microphone.
The 3.2 inches display has 16 million colors but it doesn’t benefits of the LED-backlit technology like other Xperias. The display contrast is poor but it has pleasing colors and good brightness. The sun light legibility is so so. The screen is scratch resistant and it has a pixel density of 180ppi and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It also supports multitouch.
The Live with Walkman has a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and the following features: geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection, touch focus and many other which can be found in the setting menu. The video resolution is HD at 720p and the secondary camera has VGA resolution. Image quality is decent for a 5MP snapper; the colors are good but the detail is lost a bit due to the aggressive noise reduction. The captured videos are steady and have 30 fps.
At connectivity it has 2 EDGE speed up to 237 Kbps, 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n standards, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP + EDR and microUSB slot with USB on-the-go support. The web browser has Adobe Flash support and it does a great job.
The phone comes out of the box with Android v2.3 Gingerbread but you can update it to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The chipset is Snapdragon MSM8255 from Qualcomm and the 1 GHz Scorpion processor is set on it along with the Adreno 205 GPU. An amount of 512 Mb of RAM memory is helping the GPU. The internal storage has 320 Mb and it can be extended up to 32 GB through a microSD card.
The battery has a capacity of 1200 mAh and offers a standby time of 350 hours and a talk time of 14 hours. The phone can last a whole day of heavy use with 3G/ Wi-Fi always on, a lot of browsing, taking photos, making calls and watching videos. So, with a moderate use you can expect from it at two day of use.