Sony Ericsson W850i

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Sony Ericsson W850
Sony Ericsson W850i front side (German) ed.jpg
Compatible networks UMTS 2100, GSM 900/1800/1900
Dimensions 98 mm × 47 mm × 21 mm (3.86 in × 1.85 in × 0.83 in)
Weight 116 g (4.1 oz)
Memory 16 MB Internal, 1 Memory Stick PRO Duo slot
Display 240×320 pixels, 262,144 (18-bit) Color TFT LCD
Connectivity GPRS, Bluetooth v2.0, IrDA, USB

The Sony Ericsson W850i is the first 3G sliding form factor mobile phone for Sony Ericsson, introduced in 2006. It is a member of their Walkman line. The phone made its first public appearance in the 2006 movie, The Da Vinci Code, months before its release. It is similar mechanically to the Sony Ericsson K800i, but differs in its form factor, memory card support of the Memory Stick PRO Duo instead of Memory Stick Micro, and the camera (2.0 megapixels instead of 3.2 for the K800i, and with some additional features removed)

The phone is available in Precious Black or Golden White and is configured for operator over the air (OTA) music download services and accepts popular music file formats including e-AAC+, and includes a 1 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. The Golden White version has a gold Walkman logo on the back which the black version does not include.

The Walkman player contains Gracenote Mobile TrackID, which enables a user to record a few seconds of a song, either via the microphone or the in-built FM radio, and then with one click send that clip to the Gracenote worldwide music database which will identify the track and relay the information back to the phone.

The model shares all the features the W880i has except the form factor and the inclusion of an FM radio and Photolight on this model.

There is a non-3G version of the W850i called W830c.


  • Date announced: 2Q 2006
  • Network technology: UMTS 2100 / GSM 900/1800/1900 no 3G in the states
  • Dimensions: 98 mm × 47 mm × 21 mm (3.86 in × 1.85 in × 0.83 in)
  • Weight: 116 g (4.1 oz)
  • Available colours: Precious Black, Golden White
  • Display screen size: 2.0 inch, 240 × 320px
  • Screen color: TFT 262K colors
  • Lines of text: 8
  • Form factor: slider
  • Antenna: fixed internal


  • Phonebook: 1001 contacts
  • Internal memory : 16 MB (actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration)
  • Expansion memory : 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo provided, (capable of up to 4 GB), also supports Hot Swap


  • Standard battery BST-33
  • Li-polymer 3.6 V
  • Type CBA-0001003
  • Stand-by: up to 350 h
  • Talk time: up to 7 h


  • Type: CMOS, 2.0-megapixel
  • Digital zoom 3.00x VGA mode/Video calling, 2.0-megapixel mode 4× zoom
  • Max. resolution: 1632 × 1224
  • Photolight: Yes
  • Night mode: Yes
  • Multi shot: Yes
  • Auto focus: No
  • Extra features: self-timer, panorama (1664 × 432), landscape mode, self-portrait mirror
  • Photo format: JPEG (1632 × 1224, 640 × 480, 160 × 120)
  • Video: Yes (digital zoom: 4×, zoom available while recording)
  • Video format: 3gp (176 × 144, 128 × 96)
  • Smaller camera on front for video


  • Ringtones Polyphonic: 40 chords polyphonics
  • Customization: MIDI, AAC, MP3 (composer, downloadable)
  • MP3: Yes
  • A2DP: Yes (Use with stereo Bluetooth headset HBH-DS970 A2DP)
  • TV receiver: Contract Mobile TV
  • FM radio: Yes
  • Video record: Yes
  • Video support: MPEG 4 (Maximum resolution 320x240), 3GP
  • Audio support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV, WMA, m4a, Real8 media




  • Java ME: Yes MIDP 2.0
  • WAP: Yes Ver 2.0
  • Platform/OS: proprietary
  • Browser: HTML (NetFront browser, support RSS Feeds)
  • Predictive text entry T9
  • PIM application calendar, contacts, alarm clock, business card exchange, calculator, stopwatch, tasks, timer, notes
  • Other applications: Walkman 2.0 media player, Disc2Phone


  • Themes: Yes
  • Caller ID, Photo Caller ID Profile ID: Yes

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