Announced just yesterday, Sony Ericsson has managed to create a whirlwind of publicity around the C905 mobile phone, largely based on the fact that it’s packing 8.1-megapixels into that polished case. But can it compete with the Samsung G800 and LG Viewty, both popular camera handsets that launched in the last 12 months?
Sony Ericsson C905 104mm tall x 49mm wide x 18mm deep, it weighs 136g.
Samsung G800 101.5mm tall x 52mm wide x 18.8mm deep, it weighs 129g.
LG Viewty 103.5mm tall x 54.4mm wide x 14.8mm deep, it weighs 112g.
Sony Ericsson C905 320 x 240 pixels.
Samsung G800 320 x 240 pixels.
LG Viewty 240 x 400 pixels, touch-screen.
Sony Ericsson C905 160MB internal memory, with an M2 slot for up to 2GB expandable memory.
Samsung G800 110MB internal memory, with a microSD slot for up to 4GB of expandable memory.
LG Viewty 100MB internal memory, with a microSD slot for up to 2GB of expandable memory.
Sony Ericsson C905 8.1-megapixel sensor, with a digital zoom of up to 16x, autofocus, BestPic, Image stabiliser, PhotoFix, Red-eye reduction, and Picture blogging.
Samsung G800 5.0-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, LED flash and Auto focus.
LG Viewty 5.0-megapixel sensor, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, Digital stabilisation, Xenon flash, video at 120fps.
Sony Ericsson C905: Plays MP3 and AAC files, supports album art, PlayNow and TrackID.
Samsung G800: Plays ACC, ACC+, ASF, MIDI, MP3, WMA and e-AAC+ files.
LG Viewty: Plays MP3, AAC/AAC+/AAC+Enhanced, Midi, XMF and SMAF .
Sony Ericsson C905: HSDPA, Bluetooth and A-GPS.
Samsung G800: HSDPA and Bluetooth.
LG Viewty: HSDPA and Bluetooth.
Sony Ericsson C905: Up to 9 hours talk time, 380 hours standby time.
Samsung G800: Talk time 200 minutes, 220 hours standby time.
LG Viewty: Talk time 355 minutes, 434 hours standby time.
Pricing and availability
Sony Ericsson C905: Last quarter of 2008, no word on pricing and availability yet.
Samsung G800: £239.99 SIM-free at Play.com, otherwise on selected contracts with various networks.
LG Viewty: £179.99 SIM-free at Play.com, otherwise from free on selected contracts with all the usual networks.