Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

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Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (WT19)
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Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Series Walkman
Availability by country August 2011
Form factor Slate smartphone (black, white)
Dimensions 105 mm (4.1 in) H
56.5 mm (2.22 in) W
14 mm (0.55 in) D
Weight 115 g (4.1 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) officially upgradeable up to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) unofficially upgradeable to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via CyanogenMod 9, Android 4.1.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10, Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.1, Android 4.3.1 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.2, Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) via CyanogenMod 11
CPU Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz Scorpion (Snapdragon S2) (stable-overclockable up to 1.6 GHz via custom kernels)
GPU Adreno 205
Memory 512 MB of RAM
Storage 320 MB
Removable storage microSD, 2 GB included (expandable up to 32 GB)
Battery Li-Po 1200 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer
Display 3.2 inch 320×480 px TFT LCD at 180 PPI, 16M Colors
Rear camera

5 MP 2592×1944 px
8× digital zoom
Autofocus
Flash LED illumination
720p video recording
Face recognition
Geo-tagging
Image stabilization
Smile detection

Touch focus,
Video 720p
Front camera VGA
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm audio jack (OMTP standard)
Assisted GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
References [1]

The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is an Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It is a music-focused smart phone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread customized with Sony Ericsson's four-corner UI), powered by a 1 GHz processor. The screen is 3.2" TFT with HVGA resolution and scratch-resistant coating. The phone measures 56.5 x 106 x 14.2 mm and weighs 115g, making it slightly taller and heavier than the Xperia mini but its specs are similar.[2]

There are two models of this device available, WT19i which works with HSDPA 900/2100 3G networks and WT19a which works with HSDPA 850/1900/2100 networks.[1]

Hardware[edit]

The display is a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 × 480. It supports multi-touch, is scratch resistant and is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colours. The phone has a 3.5 mm audio jack of the OMTP standard which rendered some headphones with mic that used the CTIA standard unusable with this phone. This caused much frustration among users that they had to be stuck with the supplied headphones and since this was a music-oriented phone.

The camera is a 5 megapixels and is capable of recording video at 720p high-definition.

Some units of this phone made a slight hissing noise when connected to an external audio amplifier. This issue appeared to be widespread.

Software[edit]

The Live with Walkman operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with a slightly changed launcher. The device is compatible with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and Sony released an official update to 4.0 for unlocked units in early June 2012. Availability of the update for branded/carrier locked units is dependent on the carrier to offer it. Many users who updated their phones faced many problems regarding the stability of the device. They experienced slowness along with various bugs which hindered the user experience further. The LED notification of this phone would not work after receiving an SMS or MMS. But, would work in case of an missed call. This being one of the many major bugs faced by the users. These bugs are believed to be present on all 2011 Xperia phones that upgraded to the ICS firmware. Being frustrated, some users downgraded to the Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 firmware through unofficial methods. Sony is yet to release a firmware that fixes these issues.

xLOUD audio enhancement, which boosts the volume of the music and notifications[3] and improves speaker performance.[2]

CyanogenMod and other Operating System replacement[edit]

It is possible for the user to install replacement firmware (including CyanogenMod) after the phone has been unlocked using Sony's Bootloader Unlock Tool (which is only available for out-of-box carrier-unlocked devices). After unlocking the phone with the unlock tool and Fastboot, the user may install the replacement firmware.

The last supported official CyanogenMod was version 10 (based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), however, nightly builds exist for newer versions (including CyanogenMod 10.1, 10.2, and 11 which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman". GSMArena. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Sony Ericsson introduces Live with Walkman droid smartphone". GSMArena. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman review". CNET. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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