An exclusive new Walkman phone has now been launched by Vodafone in the UK, the W715 is the latest sliding music phone to feature Sony Ericsson’s superior music software, on first looks you might think you were seeing a Sony W705 and you’d be fogiven as this is essentially the same phone with some very minor changes for the Vodafone network.
The Sony Ericsson W715 on Vodafone offers exactly the same overall dimensions and design as the Sony W705 but the W715 only comes in one colour variant, Luxury Silver whereas the W705 is also featured in red. At first glance it is VERY hard to tell these phones apart but there are some subtle differences that might sway you to one model or the other, the Sony Ericsson W705 lacks a full web browser aswell as integrated aGPS compatibility whilst the W715 offers this alongside Vodafone’s ‘find and go’ service.
Another difference between these heavy-weight Walkman phones is the sensors, the Sony Ericsson W715 uses accelerometer to change the screen view from potrait to landscape depending on how you hold the phone whilst the Sony W705 opts instead for Gesture Control as its sensor which allows you to control certain aspects of the menu by waving your hand over the handset.
Everything else about these two phones is identical aside from one more small thing, the Sony W705 supports animated wallpapers and not the W715 – not a major downside!
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