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Sony Ericsson W380i

Sony Ericsson W380i
alaScore 83

545 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W380i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Ericsson W380


The Sony Ericsson W380 is an edgy clamshell. No, I'm not talking attitude. It actually has real edges, which is a departure from the most clamshells. The W380 is the mid-range “Walkman” logoed model of a three model collection produced by Sony...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Sony Ericsson W380i Review


Sony Ericsson W380i is a low mid-level ranged clamshell, which introduces new features into the handset market. Besides the external touch music controls that seem to take advantage of the 'haptic feedback' technology, the clamshell also features...

Besides its design, W380i clamshell offers exactly what a Walkman series phone should offer - an excellent multimedia experience. If you are a music lover and cannot afford a much better device, then this is the right choice for you. If you intend to...

Most of Sony Ericsson's fans are complaining about the low camera module, but I wouldn't put it this way. First of all, it's obvious that this camera has been included for a totally different reason: Gesture control. Yes, you have a Walkman series...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Sony Ericsson W380i review


The Sony Ericsson W380i comes in a small, square box, together with several accessories. You will find a USB cable and PC Suite software to transfer files to the computer. The included headset consists of two parts that have to be connected. The part...

Sep, 2008

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Sony Ericsson W380i


Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman phone combines a unique clamshell design. The phone packs in never-seen before features, including Gesture control which allows users to mute calls with a wave of their hands.

Apart from that I would recommend the W380i, either as a first handset for a child, or a handset for those looking for simplicity with a punch, or those who are just looking for something stylish to compliment their main handset.


Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Ericsson W380i


An entry-level handset aimed largely at people after a pre-paid phone, Sony Ericsson's W380i is a stylish flip handset featuring touch-sensitive music...

Design, gesture control, touch-sensitive music controls, M2 card slot

No 3G, no outstanding features, external display is hazy, mediocre camera

As long as you don’t require 3G connectivity, this is a fair entry-level handset with excellent music capabilities. There aren't any real outstanding features but the W380i remains a solid performer.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Ericsson W380i


Stylish Walkman clamshell featuring gesture controls

Design, gesture control, touch-sensitive music controls, M2 card slot

No 3G, no outstanding features, external display is hazy, mediocre camera

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Sony Ericsson W380i


With some fancy input controls and a 'hidden' display, does Sony Ericsson's W380i live up to the Walkman brand?

I've already mentioned that I am not a fan of the angular look of this phone. Its size also reduces its appeal for me. The 100g of weight is no problem at all. But this phone is big. With the clam closed it measures 92mm tall, 49mm wide and 16mm thick....

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


Sony Ericsson's latest music phone, the W380i, brings quirky gesture controls and its famed Walkman player to the prepay party

Ideal if you want a sweet music set-up at a tidy pre-pay price. But it could have been even cheaper without the pointless gesture controls

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Irene Mickaiel (

Sony Ericsson W380i


Sony Ericsson's W380i is pretty much an MP3 player wrapped around a mobile phone — and a pretty darned good MP3 player at that.

Affordable ; Sound quality ; Stereo Bluetooth ; Sturdy build

1.3-megapixel camera ; Gesture control is a gimmick ; Slow interface ; Speaker is disappointing

If you're after a pretty decent MP3 player that just so happens to be a pretty nice phone, then we highly recommend the W380i.

Oct, 2008

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Sony Ericsson W380 testi


S ony Ericsson markası 2001 yılının ekim ayında Sony Corporation ile Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson firmalarının birleşmesinden ortaya çıkan bir girişim. Sony Ericsson, mobil telefon sektöründe en çekici ve yenilikçi marka olma misyonunu o günden bu...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:CPW / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable