Music playback and the quality is a key factor to consider about when buying a new smartphone. Many people tend to leave this factor if planning to buy a Sony device. It's quite ok ,as Sony already crowned in the music industry. Other Companies like Samsung, Nokia and HTC also joined the competition recently but only Samsung went ahead by introducing "Galaxy Music", the small handset with great music and audio standards.
So i have designed this Walkman handset to show how cool it would be if Sony managed to give us a "music only" phone.
The concept has the traditional Sony design with glossy plastic along with the new round side buttons which Sony introduced with Xperia E. No physical capacitive keys on the front,just the screen has occupied most of the front area with front facing camera,sensors and the Xperia branding at the bottom. Top of the device is sloped to front side just like in Xperia T and J and you can see a 3.5mm audio port and a speaker grill besides in the middle.
Detailed List Of Specification
Screen- 3.7" LED backlit TFT screen
480x854 resolution, 265ppi
Sony Sensor on Lens technology
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Shatter proof scratch resistant glass
Hardware- 1GHz Dual Core Krait processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 plus MSM8227 chipset
Adreno 305 GPU
Imaging- 5 Mega Pixel Exmor R sensor
720p video recording @30fps
1.3Mega Pixel front facing camera, VGA video record
Storage- 8GB internal memory (5GB user accessible)
micro SD card support up to 64GB (SDXC compatible)
Connectivity- GSM,UTMS,DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
WiFi, WiFi hotspot, DLNA,
HDMI via MHL, USB on the Go
Audio- SRS dual Mobile Speakers
Sony xLoud engine
2.1 virtual Surround Sound
HD voice with noise cancelation
imprved version of Walkman player
OS- Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean
Sony TimeScape UI 2.0
Other- 2300mAh Li-ion user removable Battery
black ,pink, white colors
Price - 300$ out of contract
The back side of the device coated with mat rubber plastic to give a good grip in hand. At the bottom, there is a wide and narrow silver colored speaker grill. Due to the arc shape of it, this speaker grill wont be covered even though it was placed on a flat surface.
From the side view it clearly shows the physical media player buttons. If you take a closer look, you might find that these buttons are similar to the media player buttons found on Sony Ericsson W995. To turn on the Walkman player ,you have to press the play/pause button in the middle of left side. I have added the new round power/lock button to the right side which Sony using in there upcoming devices.
With the dual SRS Speakers integrated with xLoud engine, user can have the best audio experience. I came up with the idea to make the phone as a sub-woofer with 5.1 surround sound. but that seems too much expectation from a mobile device. We know Samsung Galaxy S features 5.1 virtual SRS surround sound, but many Galaxy S users said that 5.1 isn't good for music but for Video playback. So i imagined 2.1 surround sound might be good for Xperia Walkman as it's device with multi purpose music capabilities. Anyhow with NFC ,you can play your music with a NFC enabled wireless speaker and supports Bluetooth speakers as well.
We shouldn't forget HTC with it's powerful beats audio enhancement. And Nokia with Dolby digital. It seems all of the top smartphone manufacturers have there own weapon in audio department. we often seen audio comparisons between them and cant really announce a winner.but i think Sony still leads in music quality from logically and in reality.
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