An Overview of Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman brings back the eighties feeling with the walkman brand. It is mostly an Android phone music center. To find out if it is the best music phone please read on.



The description of Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman includes:

  • Qualcomm 1GHz processor
  • An Android 2.3 operating system
  • 512 MB RAM, 320MB internal storage, as well as 2GB microSD card memory
  • 106mm length; 56mm width and 14.2mm thickness
  • A display of 3.2 inches coupled with 320 x 480 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 115g


The recent announcement by Sony Ericsson said that they would be shifting all their attention to smartphones; as a result, we are expecting to see more handsets like the life. Very inexpensive, at the same time being tied to renowned brands and having all the features of an android phone packed into the Sony Ericsson is really a prize to have.

The good points:

  • We can’t describe this phone as cute, but the new Sony Ericsson Live with walkman is worthy of this praise.
  • It is compact, easy to use and has a curvy build with a rubberize back.
  • With a screen of 3.2 inches, it fits in the hand rather comfortably, you can reach all the on-screen controls easily.
  • Although it is not a part of the Xperia series, many of the features of Live are similar to it including touch panels for the back and menu functions, the layout of the button at the bottom of the screen and a single home button.
  • A 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top, bordered by a LED which is really cool as it flashes in time to the music.
  • There is a power button to the right.

The points that need improvement:

  • A dedicated walkman button to the left, which acts as a shortcut to the Walkman app. No other specific functions are assigned to it, which is really a disappointment.
  • You must unlock the phone in the usual way before accessing music. Which once again is a disappointment, after which who has the need for the walkman button.


  • There is a camera button on the side, as always very comfortable but slightly faulty due to the absence of noticeable click, that makes it difficult to judge how hard you need to press it.
  • A 5MP camera with average short.


The good points:

  • The walkman app is a step forward being different from the classic music play.
  • Additional features outside the walkman app include the Qriocity music store, Track ID music recognition app. Moreover, to share music with your friends there is the Facebook inside Xperia app.
  • Album art and the ability to create and manage playlist is usual.


There is nothing good to start with, the main point that needs improvement:

  • Having only a 2GB microSD card is rather stingy. Because being a music-centric phone it needs to have a much larger memory.


  • With the display of 3.2 inches and 320 x 480 pixels display resolution, the screen is very limited. Of course, It can place maximum of two widgets on the home screen.
  • The user interface makes the best of the smaller screen,
  • Favourite apps are kept within your reach through corner based icons that can house up to four shortcuts.



Performance and Battery

  • Not a very impressive processing system with a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and 320MB internal storage.
  • The battery can easily get you through the day, or can last longer if used for only music.

Sony Ericsson Live Walkman: Conclusion

Apart from the small faults such as storage and camera, it does its job impeccably. As a matter of fact, greatly recommended for music purposes.

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