Sony Ericsson W200i do u wanna thump ?

by Abhishek on July 28, 2007

Walkman phones are already huge hit worldwide and we have seen many models of Walkman phones in different category and price range. Till now, the Walkman models were placed in the higher segment with price > 10000/- Rs, although there was w300i in lesser range, but it was not a major hit. Sony Ericsson has introduced the new model to bridge the gap between these segments, the new W200i.

The model comes in two colors – Pulse White and Rhythm Black with dimensions of 101×44×18 mm and weighs 85 g. From the exterior, the phone looks good with average build quality. It has a Walkman button on the top left hand corner for playing music, like any other phone in the Walkman series. Below this is the slot for memory card, a 128 MB card is shipped along with the phone and those who need more memory, there is provision to accommodate cards upto 1 GB.


The screen has a resolution of 128×160 pixels and supports 65k colors, which is lesser than the other Walkman models. The keypad is good and offers good back light in the dark. One disappointing thing in this model is the Joystick, which is little bit on the harder side.

Other common features include;

* 1000 entry phone book with each entry having 5 options.
* SMS, MMS and Email features.
* PhotoDJ and MusicDJ for editing photos and music files.
* Sound Recorder.
* Organizer, Alarm clock and WAP.

The phone has an in-build camera, with resolution 640×480 pixels and 4x zoom feature (VGA cam), plus an ability to record small video clips (in 3gp with a resolution of up to 176×144 pixels). The camera is just average considering the fact that other Walkman series have 2MP cams. The quality is also average.

It also has an in-build media player similar to the ones available in other Walkman series. It also has a radio. Now coming to connectivity, there is no IR and Bluetooth available in this model. This is really surprising for the fact that many of the users now prefers to use bluetooth headsets. This is most crucial let down for this model.

The package includes;

* Handset
* Li-Ion 750 mAh battery
* Charger
* User Guide
* CD with software
* M2 memory card (128 Mb)
* USB data cable
* Stereo-headset HPM-64

Verdict: Performance wise, this model is good and the only let down is the lack of Bluetooth module. Priced at Rs 7300/-, this is a good offering from Sony Ericsson to capture the lower end market. This model is definitely worth the money and also there is no competition to this model in this range, but purchase this only if you cant afford a better Walkman phone. smile

Rating: 3.5/5

NB: 1 USD= Rs 41/-

Image courtesy : Sony Ericsson

This article is contributed by Nirmal of Life Rocks 2.0

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

kiran September 18, 2007 at 9:38 pm

How to install message settings in my mobile
My hand set model is “sony ericson W200i” plz send message immediately.

nnamdi September 29, 2007 at 11:34 pm

is it picture message or text message?because if its picture message then im having difficulties as well

alan March 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm

i am having text messege problems as well i can not recive txt messeges and get no delivery reports even tho i have enabled them

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m zur April 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Get a life u losers

Shaurya May 17, 2008 at 1:50 am

UPDATE :the phone features IR and the camera resolution is 1280 x 960.

Shaurya May 17, 2008 at 1:51 am

The Current MRP is Rs. 4899/-

Bikram June 5, 2008 at 10:15 pm

my computer restarts as i connect my w200i set to the computer. what is the solution for this problem? pls help

yasin July 10, 2008 at 12:09 am

dear all,
i couldn’t find the tricks for the my sony erricson w200i if you can help me so plz you can send and email to
advance warm thankses

tarun July 13, 2008 at 9:58 pm

sony model w200i
it is good model for connecting to internet

tarun July 13, 2008 at 10:01 pm

iam connected to net but i dont have th setting of idea net mobile
so i want those setting if any one having this send to

manjay October 1, 2008 at 5:28 am

when i connect my w200i in computer then its restarts.can u plz help me.

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