The screen is certainly nothing to write home about -- its viewing angle is poor, so if you look at it from any angle other than straight on the colours look murky and washed out, not that they're great to begin with. And while the menu system is easy to understand, the mini joystick is a fraction too recessed, making it sometimes fiddly to get to the icon you're after.
If you want a phone that takes decent snaps then this isn't the model for you. The camera has a lowly VGA resolution so when you view photos full screen on a laptop they're so blocky you'll think your mates are made of Lego. There's no flash either, so taking pictures down the local dingy boozer is out.
Sony Ericsson has made a bizarre choice when it comes to wireless support: there's no Bluetooth, but you do get IrDA (infrared). Infrared ports are fast disappearing from the latest laptops and phones, so its usefulness is somewhat questionable.
The W200i is definitely more functional than flash. The design is a tad dull and the joystick is fiddly, but it has excellent music features and is very easy to use.
Overall, we reckon it's a decent bet for those looking for a cheap pay-as-you -go music phone, however if you can afford to spend around £70 more, the Sony Ericsson W810i comes with a reasonable 2-megapixel camera.
Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Kate Macefield