Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman review

The latest in the Walkman phone line is certainly not all-singing or all-dancing…

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman
The Java-based music feature phone comes in a choice of colours

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Off the bat, the mini Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman has two things ostensibly in its favour: Wi-Fi connectivity and a capacitive touchscreen. On the other hand, said screen only measures 3 inches. So, how does it fare in the internet stakes?

Well, not too great. Granted it is just a feature phone on a simple Java platform. But even when browsing on a solid Wi-Fi connection, it takes an age for the Mix to load websites; especially an image-heavy site such as

With the built-in browser, there is at least text reflow, but there's no zoom to speak of and no Flash whatsoever. Images, if they're even rendered at all, take forever to load.

Sony ericsson mix walkman

The experience, predictably, doubles in pain when attempted via the regular EDGE internet connection.

Laid out across the bottom of the browser are the few menu choices you have: the Back button, the URL/search bar option, the Reload and the Menu button, which is where the bookmarking and 'send link' choices hide. The bookmarks are laid out by title on the URL/search page.

Sony ericsson mix walkman

As with much of the rest of this feature phone, the internet offering is basic and not aimed at a regular browser, or anyone who relies on this function. The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is aimed more at the young audience who like music and a few additional extras for under £100.

Downloading Opera makes browsing a little better, but generally the browsing is slow, clunky and nothing notable.