Reviving the Walkman with Android: Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Review
- 3.2 inch (480×320 pixels) multi-touch scratch-resistant display
- 5MP camera with 8x digital zoom, Auto focus, Face detection and LED Flash with 720p HD video recording
- Front VGA Camera
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Dedicated Walkman Button
- 1GHz single core processor
- Sony xLOUD technology
- Up to 320MB Memory + microSD up to 32GB
- Wi-Fi with Hotspot
- Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
- FM radio with RDS
- 3.5 mm Headphone jack
- USB High speed 2.0 support
- 1200 mAh Li-Ion Battery
- USB data Cable
- 4GB microSD card
Apparently there’s a premium headset being offered as a gift with the handset, but unfortunately we weren’t provided with one.
The top is pretty unique with the 3.5 mm audio jack in the middle with a Walkman shortcut key on the left and the power/lock lock on the right. The audio jack also has an orange curve around it which glows with the music that you play.
The back has the 5MP camera with an LED flash, two speakers and the nice orange Walkman logo in all its glory.
The UI is exactly the same as what you would find in the Xperia Mini, Mini Pro or the Active (reviewed here). The handset runs on Android 2.3.4 with the usual 5 homescreens and the just like the Xperia Active the UI has shortcuts on each corner of the screen which can carry four of your app shortcuts.
Well, I’ll be honest, there’s nothing fancy about the Walkman player on the smartphone. It is a normal music player which we have been seeing on almost every Xperia smartphone. The only two noticeable things are the light effects on top of the handset, and the amazing sound output via the speakers.
We didnt have a look at the free headphones offered, but we shall update you once we get our hands on it.