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Sony Ericsson Walkman W760i 3G sliderphone

Positively packed with features: some pointless, some practical

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The other A-GPS feature, Tracker, is quite a neat way of keeping tabs on your running performance too. You can get accurate recordings of distance, times, speeds and even estimates of energy used during workouts. It’s nowhere near as sophisticated or useful as Samsung’s miCoach phone and training package, but offers a touch more out-of-the-box distance measurement accuracy. Another decent extra rather than a must-have.

Sony Ericsson is at last up-rating the megapixel count of its Walkman phones. The 3.2-megapixel camera included on the W760i, though, is nothing to get particularly excited about. Similar to the W890i shooter, it lacks the quality of Sony Ericsson’s equivalent Cyber-shot cameraphone models. There’s no autofocus or flash, while shots have to be taken in portrait mode.

Sony Ericsson W760i Walkman 3G slider phone

Without a flash, the camera struggles in low-light conditions

Results from the camera offer a limited improvement over its two-megapixel predecessors. We found general shooting quality to be underwhelming, with some shots a touch softer than we’d expect, even in good light conditions. Colours were sometimes over-saturated too, affecting the level of detail in certain images where colour tones were similar.

Without a flash, the camera struggles in low-light conditions and dark environments, with picture noise creeping in. Processing and saving images is also a bit sluggish too.

Apart from the option to geo-tag images – so you can get precise location data embedded in picture files to show up on mapping applications like Google Maps – it has a fairly regular set of setting adjustments, basic picture tweaking tools, and blog uploading options. With an average, so-so quality video capture performance, shooting at maximum 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolution, this phone certainly isn’t trying to fly on its imaging qualities alone.

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