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Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman: Details, specs and photos

Under: Mobile Phones, Sony
By:Mark | July 22nd, 2008

We have told you about the awesome Sony Ericsson W902 so we thought now the Sony Ericsson W595 should get its turn.

The Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman phone is the second handset that has been revealed today, this mobile phone is a quad-band GSM handset with 3G plus HSDPA. The main features other than the 3G support include a 3 megapixel camera; the camera has NO autofocus which is a shame.

It has a 2.2-inch display with QVGA resolution, capable of showing up to 262K colors, the Sony Ericsson W595 music phone will come in different colours which are Cosmopolitan White, Jungle Grey, Active Blue and Lava Black.

Sony Ericsson W595 pic 2

You will see this mobile phone on the shelves in Q4 of 2008; now check out all the specs below.

The Specs: W595 UMTS/HSDPA/850/900/1800/1900 MHz – W595c 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for China Mainland – W595a 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for America – 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – 3G Network HSDPA 2100 (W595 only) – 100 x 47 x 14 mm – 104 grams – 2.2 inch TFT Display with 256K colors/240 x 320 pixels – AAC, Polyphonic & MP3 Ringtones – Vibration – Stereo speakers – Phonebook = 1000 x 20 fields and Photo call – Call records 30 received, dialed and missed calls – 40 MB internal memory plus Memory Stick Micro (M2), 2 GB card included – GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps – HSCSD – EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps – USB v2.0 – Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP – 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps – SMS, EMS, MMS & Email Messaging – 3 megapixel camera with 2048×1536 pixels, video and videocall camera – HTML (NetFront ) & WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser – Java MIDP 2.0 – Shake control – TrackID music recognition – Walkman player – Organiser – Built-in handsfree – Image viewer – SensMe – FM radio with RDS – Picture editor – Voice memo – T9 – Up to 385 hours standby time plus Up to 9 hours talk time.

Sony Ericsson W595 pic 1

If you would love more information on the Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman phone then please visit the official Sony Ericsson site here.

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  • Maine

    I really need to know when does w595 come out. i know it’s going to come out at Q4 of 2008, but i don’t know what is Q4. Please be a tad more specific. thank you.

  • Rhian

    how much does the sony ericsson w595 cost please? thaanks you

  • anita

    Today I went to buy the w580 but was told by the salesman to wait for the release of the new w595 in October because he says that it is the updated version and that hopefully Sony has addressed the flimsey keypad problems of the w580.

    With the imminent release of the w595, the price of the w580 is now relatively low (£69.95). So do I buy cheap now and stick with the devil I know or wait for the new unproven and undoubtably more expensive w595? More importantly can anyone assure me that the key pad will be more robust and will not break after just 2-3 months months?

  • http://- fjr

    Maine, Q4 mean = 4th quarter of 1 year
    Q1 = Jan,Feb,Mar
    Q2 = Apr,May,Jun
    Q3 = Jul,Aug,Sep
    Q4 = Oct,Nov,Dec
    so Q4 of 2008 mean = Oct/Nov/Dec 2008

    i like W595′s design and colour, hopefully the features nice like it’s design.. come soonest W595

    regards from Indonesia

  • me2

    i have heard that ist coming out on the 6th of oct 2008

    we bought it at amazon.de for 250 euros

  • LaLa

    It should be out already (not in America I don’t think)… but you can buy it online =D

  • Ozzy

    I brought the phone today in phones for you and it is brilliant £139.95 on orange in white and you must get £10 top up…

  • Rinn

    What’s the cost of w595 ?

  • Mike

    £129.95 at 3 and is to be released Friday the 10th.

  • Nick Brown

    I just ordered the w595 for £20 per month its a great phone…
    was it released after the w900i?

  • Olivia Sweeney

    How much is the W595 on pay as you go?

  • Mike

    Read above. $129.95 at 3. BUT the Skype and mail on 3 feature is not working yet!! I work for three in the main office and it will be working in about 1-2 weeks. I love mine. The BT feature with my car stereo is great for music and hands free. Awesome phone.

  • madi

    does W595 have msn?

  • Mike

    Yes it does but it is not active just yet. All the software is already installed and it is in final stages of testing as is, Skype, email on 3. Email on 3 will be cool as once set up it will push your emails through to you like a text. So if you have gmail for example, or Yahoo mail it will send your emails right to your handset like a text.
    So far I am very impressed with the phone.

  • zee

    At the risk of sounding cheeky… does the phone you have come unlocked when you got it on 3 as its quite new? I would really like to get this phone but know people who have had really bad experiences with 3, nothing against them. No one else has it on pay as you go in this colour! Thanks

  • Mike

    Jungle grey is exclusive to 3. It’s funny because I wanted it in blue and went to another phone shop to see how I could get a blue one and then unlock it. No luck there as the unlock place wanted a minumum of £30 and said it could take a few days as the phone was so new…scraped that idea.

    Nah, it does not come unlocked from 3. I am new to the UK (from Canada) and am amazed how many cell phones there are in use here and so many networks….good luck.

    Oh, it has Windows Live Messenger….same as MSN? However there are a few features that are in the final stages of testing before the W595 will be able to run some applications…such as Skype, Email on 3 and Windows Live Messenger.

    Personally I think its wrong that all these features are advertised but not “yet” up and running. I am told about 1-2 weeks from head office.

  • ellen baxter

    does this phone have bluetooth please?
    thanks!

  • kek

    hi every 1 , today im so happy , i get to purchased sony ericsson W959 even though in the market not yet released but i order it from my hp shop , and finally get this phone by today …. this phone are awesome , the PRICE i get is RM 999.
    And this phone , the DISADVANTAGE on this phone is when we capture photo , it not really like K series got shake proved. so the photo got abit blur , and also when we zooming we have to select the mode to the VGA. The worst thing is the 3G only 1 side , which is you can view another party , but another party can view you , due to the camera only got 1 side though .

  • kek

    yes, got bluetooth

  • ellise

    how much is lipstick pink one on o2 i love the phone and have went on the o2 store online and the sonnt ericsson one but just cant find it anywhere???

  • ellise

    sorry i mean the white and black one lol

  • kek

    just need to order it , most of them no keep stock though ….

    are you from penang ? if yes , then i get it from one stop mall

  • jim

    hey i’m curious that if i buy this phone from a foreign country, like china, am i able to use it in canada by just putting the sim card in? or do i have to unlock the phone. Since i know most sony ericsson phones are manufacture in china, i’m hoping it does work in canada.

  • james

    hey, can you acsess facebook from the w595?

  • Rachel

    I got this phone about 3 weeks ago.
    I love it!
    I got it on contract from 3, and i’ve been with 3 for quite a while now and i’ve had no bother with them.
    The Windows Live Messenger on it is good, and yes you can get facebook but it costs, can get bebo as well.
    The only problem is the camera, no flash! And the camera gets blurred easily…

  • Katie

    i’m going to purchase this phone;
    does the msn cost?

    =D

  • Rachel

    Yhe Msn doesn’t cost on 3, i don’t know about other networks.

  • kek

    hi Rachel ,
    i fully agreed with the : The only problem is the camera, no flash! And the camera gets blurred easily…

    its not like Kseries ,for the cyber shot …. sigh…..
    im going to wait for sony erricsson C905 – 8.1 mega pixel though …

    by the way how u work on MSN in 595 ?

  • ooohYeh

    heeeeeey;
    i am just wondering if u can stop the blurred pictures from happing ?
    does it realy matter if it dont have a flash?

    please get back to this email ASAP please thank you

    muchlyThankdd;x

  • Mike

    I am a semi pro wedding photographer and would not reccomend using this camera for pro pictures…lol However as far as blur is concerned I have no issue with mine it actually takes pretty good pictures…just a tad soft around the edges. Make sure the lens is clean (this can give the illusions of blur). Most blur is from camera shake in low light conditions.

  • danny

    costs £129.99 on 3 at phones 4 u

  • danny

    gt it wrong soz it on orange at phones 4 u

  • sunil

    I am sunil,I need to W595.Pleas in form the release DAT,What”s the cost and Which shop in SAUDI ARABIA

  • sarah

    The Sony Ericsson W595 is a great phone, really useful and has loads of extra feaures that are not labelled on the tin…its a fantastic phone of great quality and if you lose it, you will be gutted.
    The camera is not of great quality but it is better thn some that have been used in phones pointlessly in the past.

  • Leanne Lundy

    I just got the w595 for £127.99 including the £10 top-up you get £10 off if your a student :)

  • binz

    hey i would like to know if there is like the grouping function for your contacts to ease mass sending of sms.. thanks(:

  • peter dylan

    is this phone for girls?

  • peter dylan

    i need to know quickly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • peter dylan

    i need to know fast!!!!!

  • James

    major problem I find is trying to get access to the battery the back is really hard to open any suggestions?

  • mike

    It’s not gender sensitive. Girls will love the facebook, msn features etc so I would say yes….it’s just not pink.

  • http://www.google.com Dan

    Hi, i got this phone for christmasof my parents, but its now the 26th and i have discovered a problem with it.. you cant send sms’s, i’ve searched the phone and the only thing close enough is multimedia message, but it costs twice as more.

  • Mike

    Text messages (SMS) are easily sent with the W595
    Menu, Messaging, Write New. I use it for texts all the time, overseas, no problems.

  • Sarah

    The SMS’s on the W595 are easy to use, all you need to do is to go to the menu, messaging, write new and then select text message.
    The messages send really quick too and if you go into the settings on messages you can request a delivery report which will tell you if the reciever has recieved the message or not.

    Still a great phone

  • Jay

    i have got this phone and it is amazing!! my advice is to get it on orange (dolphin) and then you get 300 free texts a month when you top up £10, 600 if £20 and unlimited if £30, you also get free access to facebook for a month whenever you top up any amount.

  • Lizzie

    Im on my 2nd w595 and to say im disappointed is an understatment, first one lasted 2 months until the # (space key for texts) packed up, then gradually other keys started to freeze. On replacement and after all of one day, realised the screen is slightly “pissed” so to speak, so for texts they start off straight as you read through the line and get to the end it starts to verry off upwards, not just me and my dodgy eyesight!! have asked hubby and friends and all agree, screen is pissed, now having to return again and have the hassle of removing all my music just put on it once more. STEER CLEER !!!

  • Pheebs

    Just got this phone for christmas, and i have to say, i am impressed. I have always loved sony ericssons but recently they all seem to break. This phone (so far at least!) has done everything it said it would do, is easy to use, and is great for music and photos. Its a nice shape, and looks good too. It fits well into the hand and the texting is good too. Got it with orange, they are selling it much cheaper than anywhere else, and its great. Deffo buy this phone!

  • Firelord

    In Sony Ericsson’s site the application that allows you to try the W595 shows th camera to have flash…..is this true??All I did was to open the camera in the application, open settings and there it was…….auto flash ( On /Off)……………what does it mean??..

  • Monkeydj

    I’ve now had my w595 for about one month and I’m not sure what the problem is but when I listen to music occassionaly the phone simply cuts off and resets itself! Does anybody have any ideas why and has anybody experienced the same?

  • jay

    answer to monkeydj. You might have to update your phone mate, ring the sony ericsson customer support and the adviser will tell you the exact steps. Its easy and takes about 10-20 mins.

  • amy

    just been looking on the sony ericsson’s website and it shows this phone in ‘peachy pink’ – had a look around and can’t find it on sale in that colour yet, any idea if and when this colour will be avaliable in the UK?

  • zozzy

    I just got this phone and i kept my same number. The man said it would take 24hours to reset and work in my phone. Its now been 2 days and it still says inactive sim. Any suggestions?

  • mike

    typical ericsson always freezes just cuts out all th tym 4 no reason crap just lyk th rest of them get a nokia!!!
    and dont even try for the c902 cause its a plain pile of cripe… had way too many problems to list and was on my 2nd handset within 2 days.

  • http://yahoo.com tanwir

    Hi all…
    Its amazing phone ..the sound quality is really appreciabe..I purchased it for RS.14000.00

  • jordan

    this phone has a few more features than the w910 but the w910 is alot more sylish

  • taslim

    how much does dis phone cost?? plzzzz!

  • jay

    i got it for £120, £140 with £20 topup, and it really is worth it!

  • ashley

    hey. does it have a flash???????

  • http://google ashley

    hey. does it has a flash? my mom brought me one but i havent seen it yet.

  • http://phonereview ROHIT

    what is the price of the W595

  • Yolande

    Got the W595 last week, been happy with it up until last night, the screen suddenly froze part way through writing a sms, couldnt do a thing with the phone, couldnt even turn it off. had to fight my way to the battery as back is awkward to get off. took out battery & sim, left it a while then put it all back together, still no joy, only the backlight on the keys lit up. left it over night with out battery in and it is now working again, for now, t-mobile recommended taking it into store to be replaced, hassle i could do without :(

  • james

    Yolande just to let you know that I bought the same phone three months ago and my hangs and turns off all the time but in my case it resets itself and comes on after about a minute. It mostly happens when I’m listening to music and it turns off at least once a day! My phone shop told me I could send it away to be fixed but it would take a least a month to come back to me! If it continues or gets worse I might consider it. Overall not impressed by this phone at all will not be buying a sony Ericcsson again!

  • http://www.piczo.com Roland

    hi dears,
    i would like to let you know about this handset recently got within the two last months i have never imagine that SONY ERICSSON would invent such a mobile.
    1-it turn off suddenly
    2-pads are not compatible with my fingers it always batch down
    3-i recommend no one to buy it nor to change the old one to 595 eric.

  • http://www.yorkavich.com YorKavich

    i LOVE this fone :-) !
    i do not have it, buhh yea :-D tis GOOOOOD (H)

    Love YorKavich (L) xxx

  • Emma

    does the windows live messenger cost on this??

  • krupa

    hi,
    i’ve heard many bad things about this phone. Is it true that the phone constantly freezes and the screen gets stained with ink from the inside??

  • Beth

    Can you get the w595 on o2 in black or grey and how much is it on o2 ??????

  • hanu

    hey i m 16 yr old and i luv dis phone bought just day before yesterday
    i was shocked 2 hear so many probs wid it
    now i hav bought it
    can anyone tell me how can i avoid each and every prob if it occurs in future wid my phone
    plzz help me out
    till now everything seems 2 be awesome

  • anonymous

    have just bought a w595 does anyone know how to change the viiew of the text, as whenever i get a message if its laying on my coffee table everyone can see the first line of it

  • jamyn

    I had just bought the w595 and i would want to know if the top red coverd speaker is for show or is it meant to work?

  • samantha

    i want a w595 but i been told it was like the w910i but i got the w910i and i do not like it but i had i w580i and i loved that one so is it like the w910i or is it like w580i

  • helen

    I’ve just found the pink one from T-Mobile Pay & Go at £88 and some goes to breast cancer awareness. Wonder how easily i could then get it unlocked to put my o2 sim in? How much for such a phone to be unlocked? £30???

  • Safira

    does this phone have windows live messenger on it. & if it does, is it free?
    please get back to me, thanks. :-)

  • Tas

    I got this phone 2 months ago as a replacement for my v640i and I am v disappointed with it.I hate this phone and i haven’t used it much,maybe a week at most out of it before i stuffed it in drawer and went back to my v640i.

  • Shaz

    heyy guys , i have had this phone
    for lets see six months now & i thinks it great
    . the key pad buttons suit me , although at times it
    can be slow but the set up and camera is very easy too use. im just waiting on mine to be fixed at the moment however as i sat on the screen. :) x

  • Tayla

    I SOOO WANT THIS FONE !
    Itz shockin 2 hear so many problems about it though! :) x

  • http://www.phonesreview.co.uk moury

    i told ma bro 2 buy dis cell 4 me now going through all da comments i’m really screwed up!!!

  • ann

    Can someone tell me how to get the phone to vibrate as well as ring when I receive a text?

  • kendra

    Does anyone know how to make video calls so that the receiver can actually see the caller. I have tried and tried and can only manage to achieve this if I turn the phone round so that the screen is turned away HELP!

  • dave

    hi does anyone know the default pin settings that are built in when bought new?

  • Rico

    does any1have the problem that the phone doesnt play songs because it says insufficient memory (when there is 12 mb left) isit a fault in the phone in general or just in mine lol?

  • Rico

    does any1have the problem that the phone doesnt play songs because it says memory full (when there is 12 mb left) isit a fault in the phone in general or just in mine lol?

  • chris

    new upgrades in june of 2009,went for the w 595,two of them,both are now showing signs of faults.ie the flip front when in the open postion,im am loosing the use of all the push control buttons,as is happening to my sons as well,exactly the same problem,
    we have to close the flip front down then we are able to use the munu and such,any body no anything about this problem,no doubt when i take it into the 3 shop,i will be told its water damage as always.

  • Siobhan

    is this phone worth getting? casue i wont a slide phone thats cheap and i like this one

  • Siobhan

    can u put a memory card in it?

  • Jake

    i got this phone for my birthday and it is exelent

  • Allan

    Does anyone know how to deleted the recently used numbers for text messages? The option was easy on Nokia, but i can’t seem to find a way. I can delete call records but there must be a way, surely?

  • dean

    just bought this phone from the warehouse for $399.99 which is not too expensive, but not cheap.

    havent opened it yet cause my mums giving it too me for chrstmas, but read the box and yes, it does have expandable memory.

    in the shop i was having at one on display, and was seeing how sturdy it was, and could feel alot of movement in the two pieces when slid open…is this a problem e.g does it break easy……

    this phone has a 3.2 mp cam, which i guess is good considering my brothers 600.00 motorola touch screen only has a 2 mp cam.

  • Rosa

    I have had this phone for two weeks and thought it was brilliant until i pushed it up and found out my screen had weird coloured lines an half of it had all these small black lines across it has this happened to anyone else?

  • josh

    yes rosa it has happend to me and i think im going to have to take it back

  • raj

    hey, i got this phone but wen i got on manage calls and select call waiting, it wont activate :S HELP!!?!?!? x

  • http://www.google.com anonymous

    r u guys serious about all those faults jee sony ericsson r awesome but not very sturdy. Oh and is there a warranty with this phone cuz if there is then only i will get it

  • Maya

    i got this phone but when i wanna send a pic message it says i need to download settings but then it said i dont have internet on my phone so what do i do can i like connect it to my computer and do something or what plz help??

  • Ahmed

    now i m using dis phone itz just great… i m luving it :)

  • Lilly

    My phone has many line inside the screen, I’m not sure how either there is colorfull lines on it. In the screen, they are up and down and sideways, what is wrong with it!?

  • santosh

    I reallly love this phone man.This phone is an awesome phone and vry user friendly.I oso liked the music quality and the earphone that was given is vry good although it is not noise proof.se rockz

  • sheep

    this phone is minttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  • http://shahg.webs.com ali

    any one knows about, how to get GPRS configurations of w595. As i tried from my cellular company but they dont; have any idea

  • Khadijat

    The phone is very cute but the only problem i have is the buttons of the phone. Sometimes it hangs and some of the numbers on it stop working. What could cause this and what is the solution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Som-Lamchane/100000728420416 Som Lamchane

    the music quality is brilliant,,,the camera is awesome…but what i feel is this fone is very sensitive..my fone is around 1.5 yr old now…sometimes the fone gets off itsef…nd very sad to say..now my fone doesnt work..few days before,,it went off,as battery became so hot….now it doesnt open…the service centre says there no probem in battery…dont know whats da probem in fone..i think ths fone is very dilicate..nd sud need a very careful handling..but i must say ,,ths fone is very good for the music lovers…the best sound quaity…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001245880511 Jekamiah Colasino

    How much??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Spall/1613883785 Timothy Spall

    CONCERT
    DAY

  • vicky

    my sister has give me a sony ericsson w595 pink one n it wont turn on and wen u put the charger in it to try charge it up only the the buttons on the front of the phone light up not the sdreen or owt n it also vibrates but then after the charger has bin in a min or 2 the phone lights on the keys just go of n the phone still will o nothing .does any1 plz have any ideas as to is up with it ? it woz a brandnew phone on contract wen she got it 2 year ago x

  • Kahseng_1999

    W595 How much??

    • rey

      heyyy.. you want to buy sonny erricson w595??

  • Florence Clarac

    My phone is doing a wird noise when I put in charge…  This message is shoing up: “Critical error, stop using your phone and call Sony Ericsson imediatly” Is it possible to join Sony Ericson by internet?  Is there an adresse or somthing to avoid paying a phone call?

  • Shahbaz Nawaz

    It is a very nice phone?

  • Shahbaz Nawaz.

    I bough it on 25/12/2011,, and it is a very nice phone . specially its camera which is 3.2 megapixels very very best,,,
              I also a Computer engineer So anyone have any problem contact me
                           Cell # 03346145757
                            Email # [email protected]

  • g.baker

    this phone lasted 5 years is a stunner and had 105 games still very quick great sound quality and a brilliant phone to have…

  • Chester_megs

    what would i do to unlock my sony ericsson w959?

  • Sccg0831

    i  am buying a case for this unit…case only…i am buying …(ASAP)

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