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This Walkman is still learning to walk. But it sure knows how to mix. One part spicy, one part sweet, sprinkled with sexy and fun. Just don't expect it to mix business with pleasure. This is not a smartphone. Smartphones come farther down the road. It looks like a long way for the Mix Walkman and it takes music to go. The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is a fairly basic handset with music, Wi-Fi, stills and video. It's a touch phone with a neat and efficient interface, good hand fit and customizable body. Affordable and simple to use, it's not ticking boxes and getting serious stuff done. It's not in a rush to grow up. An entry-level phone, the Mix Walkman is trying to stay focused on features that are relevant to its target audience. Having covered its music and social bases, it carries no unnecessary weight. It's an upgrade of the Sony Ericsson Yendo though and has something to show for it. The bigger screen and Wi-Fi are worth noting. Work's been done on the software too. Sony Ericsson have done their best to emulate the Android experience with the four-corner UI. There's Facebook and Twitter integration too through the Friends app.
The latest budget offering in the Walkman-branded mobile phone range by Sony Ericsson brings the music to the party, but what we'd like to know is: does it bring much else?Firstly, it's a chunky-but-light candybar phone with a curved, rubberised plastic back that sits fine in the palm but doesn't feel particularly solidly built. Style-wise, it apes the standard black appearance of its higher-specced stablemates, but comes with one of a range of plastic customisation bands that we can only imagine is intended to appeal to the young music-loving audience the phone's aimed at.The overall effect, however, is a little tacky. Still, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman certainly isn't ugly, it's just more of a non-descript pebble than a thing of beauty, that's all. The back is smooth and the chassis well balanced, and a 3-inch (400 x 240 pixels) capacitive touchscreen is squeezed into the tiny 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.6 frame that is dwarfed even by our small hands.Soft key-wise there's a power/lock button on the left-hand side, a thin volume rocker that's almost impossible to find while you're talking, a camera key, home key and two Walkman-related shortcuts embedded into the top of the phone, surrounding the 3.5mm jack.
Think back to the 90s, and you'll remember that Sony Ericsson's Walkman handsets were pretty cool. They looked stylish, they were easy to use, and they were just excellent, really. But then along came Nokia and its 8210 (and many other phones) and then Sony dropped the bombshell that it was merging the Walkman into its Entertainment Unlimited handsets. But, now, the Walkman has returned in the shape of the Walkman Mix, but can it still live up to its original reputation? This handset may have a name that's a blast from the past, but you'll be disappointed if you're expecting an old-style grid-based menu. Here you'll see the homescreen is a replica of the interface seen on Sony Ericsson's Android handsets – this means you'll be treated to four static shortcuts, one sitting in each corner and covering music player, texts, dialler and phonebook. To access all programs, you tap the arrow at the bottom of the display – however you won't see all programs, because any shortcut that is situated elsewhere, including camera and music keys, is not included in the menu. Slightly odd, but you get used to it eventually.
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is a fairly basic phone with a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen and a focus on mobile music. Can it live up to its iconic Walkman branding?It's available for free on a £15-per-month contract, or you can pick it up on a pay as you go tariff for about £80. SIM-free, expect to pay about £110. Sony Ericsson clearly hopes that the prestige of the once world-famous Walkman brand will enable the Mix Walkman to carve out a niche in the budget sector. Unfortunately, this area of the mobile market is becoming dominated by low-cost smart phones, such as the Orange San Francisco, Samsung Galaxy Europa and Huawei Blaze. Compared to its smart-phone rivals, the Mix Walkman is merely competent, rather than mind-blowing. Granted, the Walkman software is accomplished and the bundled headphones are of a decent standard, but similarly priced handsets offer comparable prowess when it comes to audio playback. The lack of a bundled microSD card is also a killer -- without one, the 100MB of built-in storage space isn't going to get you very far. Even if you didn't take these points into account, the Mix Walkman is plagued by other issues that make it a tough sell.
The Walkman brand has a special place in the heart of every old school music lover, but its fame and glory have long started to fade away. Still, there is a bunch of music-oriented phones made by Sony Ericsson that keep the embers alive, and the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is exactly one of them. It is a feature phone aimed at youngsters, who are passionate for music, but cannot afford something flashier. However, going over its list of features shows that it offers a fair amount of bang for the buck. But how does it perform in real life? Let’s check it out and see.The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman feels just like a toy in the hand – cheap and plasticky. Its physical keys do not leave a positive impression either as they are poorly exposed and provide little to no tactile feedback whatsoever. Accidental presses of the lock button are common as well. At least the home key located below the phone’s display is big and easy to find with your thumb.Size Visualization ToolWith a waistline of 0.56 inches (14.3 millimeters), this isn’t the slimmest phone out there. However, it is tiny enough to fit in almost every pocket. On top of that, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is pretty lightweight as it tips the scale at 3.1 ounces (88 grams).
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman: a reincarnation of a legendary brand or just an attempt to catch the eye with the familiar logo? The word Walkman walks us into the sweet times of portable cassette and CD players, bringing nostalgia for the good ol' past. A risky business, playing on those feelings is, but the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman takes the risk of rising the Walkman brand from the ashes in a budget feature phone. It doesn't hold much ground in today's smartphone world with a humble 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, but it does offer a couple of cool new functions. The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is all about music lovers on the go, of course. The funky Zappin key magically plays only a preview of the chorus of a song and with a karaoke function, you can sing along to your favorite tunes and your neighbor's horror.The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman looks tiny. It's super flyweight tipping the scales at the meager 3.1 oz (88g), but it's also not too thick with 0.56” (14.3mm) of body fat. Overall, it's a real toy in your hands – with all the perks of a plastic feel and nostalgic branding.Size Visualization ToolThe 3-inch scratch-resistant capacitive touch sports a resolution of only 240 x 400 pixels. On the front, the half-circle home button stands out, a signature feature of Sony Ericsson's latest phones (both smartphones and feature phones).
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