Sony Ericsson G705

In the extensive range of Sony Ericsson mobile phones with a “G” in the name are the specialists for the mobile Internet. Since the G705 incidental to the test forms (319 euros price) no exception.

  1. Sony Ericsson G705
  2. Data sheet

However, the Web professionals in addition to the well known music camera models from the House of Sony Ericsson rather eke a shadowy existence. But that can change quickly, for the compact and restrained styled G705 seems to have it, as a look at the lush filled equipment list suggests a sly old dog behind the ears.

Here, quite a few tidbits that raise the pulse of mobile fans in the romp. But paper is patient, as is well known – and so the slider must show in the connect– full test, if he is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing and except ordinary does.

Shortcoming number pad

But what’s so beautiful: all beginnings are difficult – and so revealed that colour in “silky gold ‘ dressed test pattern at first contact is a real handicap with the name keyboard. What the testers got to see here and above all to feel was unfortunately anything but cute.

Fuzzy dots and a really modest illumination of the buttons are a real nuisance in everyday life. This is joined by a poor readability of the buttons during daylight hours. One bright spot: the G705 is also available in an all-black version, which promises to remedy at least at the last point.

The key pad below the display with the often required five-way-keys as well as the selection and call keys is, however, free from criticism. In spite of the mentioned defect, the General handling of the UMTS phones is exemplary.

Almost perfect user-interface

By the logical structure of the control over the unique menu icons to the everyday functions accessible with just a few clicks, the user interface is nearly perfect. No questions about the respective function no matter what menu item the user can also choose remain there.

The activity menu, which can be controlled via a dedicated key on the front panel and offers direct access to freely definable by the user functions is also convenient – about can quickly enable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi without going through the main menu or disable.

All of this is the large 2.4 inch display with a sharp and high-contrast display in impressive quality in scene. That the G705 is an equipment giant, we have input already mentioned: dominates the slider HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbit / s in addition to UMTS, offers the GSM EDGE download accelerator, the Bluetooth short-range radio and also Wi-Fi.

The latter even included is about play photos and music from the G705 wirelessly to other DLNA compatible devices such as modern flat screens the DLNA standard, with the let; These offer currently just ten phones.

Push email support included

To a successful E-Mail client is joined by including push email support and installation Assistant for the popular mail services. Here it is enough to enter his E-Mail address and the password, the remaining configuration done mobile on their own. Also the HTML browser NetFront 3.4 convinces in test with fast page loading and good handling.

The Web pages can be in landscape mode consider themselves also comfortably and reader-friendly thanks to the integrated motion sensor. To do this, four illuminated shortcuts on the keypad provide comfortable browsing. They allow direct access to the bookmark, the page input, the zoom and the home.

Useful camera and GPS on board

A mobile phone from the House of Sony Ericsson may of course not a music player or a camera is missing. And here too, the manufacturer has not saved: the G705 take photos of really neat pictures with 3.2 megapixels and can provide in the dark at least at close range with a photo light for illumination.

FM radio equipped with transmitter detection RDS or the music player, take the part of the musical accompaniment either which is both easy to operate via a button on the front side. Is a neat-sounding headset, a PC data cable also.

Here, too, the best comes to the conclusion: the highlight of the Sony Ericsson is the GPS receiver that supports include A GPS rapid positioning. As navigation software the G705 brings valid trial license the Navigator by Wayfinder 7 including a three months.

The operation of the routes guide is largely self-explanatory, the guidance was tidy in the test. However, no cards are installed, the slider Gets the corresponding data over the mobile network. So no data flat rate has, should be manually via the software way Finder Maploader play cards on his cell phone, a 1 GB large memory card included the G705.

Frugal display, good reception

At the end of the cardinal question remains: how beat up the G705 in the laboratory? The positive answer: better than average. Whereas the endurance with about 14 days in all networks properly, the display with just 16 hours of battery life deserves extra Kudos.

The talk time varies from two hours in the UMTS network up to seven hours in the E-network. The transmission and reception properties in both GSM networks are very good, like so many phones the G705 can not but keep this level in the UMTS network.

In total, yet loosely manages the note well and moves even in the top ten of the leaderboard.

Sony Ericsson G705

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Price €269.00
Rating 373.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 113
Memory card slot Memory stick micro
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size 1 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 37 x 49
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 / 1.8
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the headset
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 1000 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 5 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 3.1
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 15
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 2 /. /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner Wayfinder Navigator / trial license for 3 months /.
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.24 / 1.050
Stand by time (days) 14
typical endurance (hours) 5:52 am
Talk time D-network 6:41 am
Talk time E network 7:24 am
Talk time UMTS network 2:14
Weight (grams) 97
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 95 x 48 x 15
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (77)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 52
Endurance standby (35) 25
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (128)
System [: (15)] 8
Scope of delivery (10) 5
Display (25) 16
Connectivity (20) 19
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 9
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 8
Handling (max. 125) well (96)
Manageability (40) 37
User interface (60) 43
Processing quality (20) 12
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) good (72)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 30
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 12
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 15.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (373)
tested in connect 02/09