Sony Ericsson C905 Review
The company is hedging its bets on the popularity of photographs on social networks by offering a high-resolution camera phone.
With no smartphone OS to deal with the C905 works intuitively, just like every Sony Ericsson phone we know and love. The slider action is spring heeled, while the keypad gets on well with thumbs.
Two buttons flank the shutter key to toggle between still photography, video recording and gallery. Unfortunately, unlike VGA-toting rivals the Samsung i8510 or LC KC910 Renoir, the C905’s video resolution stalls at QVGA at 30fps. It’s YouTube-friendly but, again, not as slick and professional as its camphone challengers.
Luckily, the camera performance is very impressive. The autofocus is perceptive, the shutter lag minimal and the Xenon flash powerful. There are none of the C902’s touch-sensitive shortcuts, but the d-pad and top keys handily double up in camera mode for one-touch access to key camera settings.
- 8.1 MP autofocus camera with Xenon flash and active lens cover
- Dedicated camera mode switch, two camera/gaming keys over the display
- Face and Smile detection, smart contrast, image stabilizer, geotagging, red-eye reduction
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and HSDPA (3.6 Mb) / tri-band HSDPA for US version
- Scratch resistant mineral glass 2.4″ TFT 256K-color display
- Built-in GPS with A-GPS function, Wayfinder Navigator software
- Wi-Fi b/g with DLNA and SIP VoIP support, Bluetooth (with A2DP), USB v2.0
- Enhanced user interface with basic multi-tasking
- Media Center, Smart search, Manage Messages, extended TrackID
- FM radio with RDS and TrackID
- 160 MB built-in memory, M2 card support, 2GB included
- Video recording limited to QVGA resolution at 30fps
- No front facing video call camera
- No office document viewer
- Exposed connectivity port