There's a lot going on in the W995 and it's a treat to not have to choose an SE for either music OR a decent camera. Here we have the power of the Walkman brand twinned with a massive 8.1 megapixels and finished in classy brushed metal construction.
Four extra buttons around the D-pad make user navigation easier and the expected applications are all integrated, including Facebook and BBC iPlayer. The 2.6 inch screen really looks bigger than it is, just turn the phone side on for video.
You could improve the phones already fabulous stereo sound by docking it to the bundled external speakers. But you won't as the speakers drain the phone battery and don't have external power connections. Plug your headset into the 3.5mm jack instead of share your media around the house through DLNA. Music controls also glow in the dark, nice touch.
The flip-stand is an elegant plus. Simple, yet the W995i brings more panache when deployed on your desk or bedside. You can open an eyeball from the pillow to see it instead of having to grope around and wake up properly (Designers please note - add a voice command to put it on snooze and I'll be a happy man).
Originally published at OneMobileRing.com