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The Sony Eriksson C905a Review – High Quality Cyber-Shot Camera and Phone

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a is available exclusively through AT&T.
Look no further if you’re a photography enthusiast who doesn’t always feel like carrying a camera with them. The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a is potentially the best camera phone on the market, with plenty of other reasons to buy it.

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a is a slider phone, which means it's sleek and small

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a is a slider phone, which means it's sleek and small


First, some negatives

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a is made with a vertical slider, meaning you push the front of the phone upwards to reveal the alphanumeric keypad. There’s two issues at fault here. One, the part of the phone which you push up is fairly flimsy, and therefore is prone to breaking. This would be pretty bad as that’s the part the screen is on. Two, the keypad is smooth across the rows of numbers (ie. 1,2,3) and therefore will lead to some incorrect numbers being input into phone numbers and letters in texts, completely throwing off your T9. Try it before you buy it.
Plenty of phone book features
Let’s face is, 90% of the time the application we’re using is our phone book to either call or text someone. With the Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a, you can have 1,000 phone book entries. Each entry allows seven phone numbers (who has seven phone numbers?), three emails and a Web URL along with other information. Also, you can personalize their contact information with video, which is always fun but will absolutely drain your battery. You can customize text message tones, which is very underrated, and you can also just turn off any sound for the contact all together if it’s not someone you’re very fond of.
It’s a camera, phone, AND MP3 player?!
Yes, it is. Through AT&T Mobile Music, the Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a can access XM radio, download music at $7.50 for five songs, and Music ID, which will tell you what a song is by just placing your phone near a speaker. If you’re old fashioned, there’s even an FM radio turner. Taking a page out of iPod’s book, there’s a special section for podcasts and audiobooks in the Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a’s music player.
Let’s talk about the deal-sealer
The 8.1 megapixel camera should be the reason why you buy this phone. It has so many features piled on top of an awesome digital camera. The Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a takes gorgeous photos, has 16x zoom, face detection, and geolocation. It has smart contrast so the camera will pick the correct setting for the photo. You can even record 20 second video clips for multimedia messages, or take longer vids to upload to the Internet.
Battery Life
Believe it or not, even with this crazy-powerful camera, you’re going to get approximately 10 hours of talk time out of this bad boy.

AT&T's Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a has an amazing 8.1 megapixel camera.

AT&T's Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot C905a has an amazing 8.1 megapixel camera.


Phone Specs

Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Part Number:C905
General
Product Type Cellular phone With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Width 1.9 in
Depth 0.7 in
Height 4.1 in
Weight 4.8 oz
Body Color Night black ( The image of the product displayed may be of a different color )
Cellular
Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Phone Design Slider
Antenna Internal
Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringer Yes
Call Timer Yes
Conference Call Capability Yes
Voice Recorder Yes
Caller ID Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b,  IEEE 802.11g
Additional Features aGPS , Melody composer , Radio Data Service (RDS)
Communicator Features
Synchronization With PC Yes
User Memory 160 MB
Messaging & Data Services
Short Messaging Service (SMS) Yes
Mobile Email Yes
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution) Yes
Internet Browser Yes
Platforms Supported CLDC 1.1 , Java MIDP 2.0
Included Services Video Call
JAVA applications Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Messaging / Data Features Text messages , Multimedia messages (MMS) , E-Mail
Ring Tones
Ring Tone Formats AAC , MP3 , MIDI
Multimedia Features
Playback Digital Video Formats H.264 , MPEG-4 , H.263 video and AMR audio , RealVideo and RealAudio (RealMedia)
Downloadable Content Games , Themes , Ring tones , Wallpapers , Audio files , Video files , Screensavers , Business cards , Calendar notes
Digital Camera
Camera highlights With a resolution of 8.1 megapixels, this model will give you higher quality pictures than other phones.
Sensor Resolution 8.1 megapixels
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Digital Zoom 16
Camera Light Source Flash
Organizer
Alarm Clock Yes
Calendar Yes
Reminder Yes
Calculator Basic
Additional Timer Functions Stopwatch , Countdown timer
Display
Type LCD display
Technology TFT
Display Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Color Support Color
Color Depth 18-bit (262000 Colors)
Display Illumination Color White
Multi-language Menu Yes
Features Wallpaper , Screensaver
Digital Player (Recorder)
Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC , MP3 , WAV , Real Audio
Memory
Internal Shared Memory Yes
Connections
Connector Type Data port – Pop-Port
Power
Type Power adapter
Battery
Talk Time Up to 540 min
Standby Time Up to 380 h

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