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Sony Ericsson W518a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the sound and camera are overall positive. The screen and responsiveness also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and battery. There are some negative opinions about the features.

design, responsiveness, screen, camera, sound

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W518a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W518a

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W518a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

connectivity, value for money, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Ericsson w508 Cellphone metal Grey

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Sony Ericsson W508 review: Above the fold

 

The Sony Ericsson W508 walks and talks midrange though by no means does it keep a low profile. What we have here is the full Walkman package at a bargain price and the rest of the W508 specs may...

Quad-band GSM and 3G with HSDPA support ; 3.15 megapixel camera ; 2.2" 256K-color TFT display with 240 x 320 pixel resolution ; Secondary monochrome OLED external display ; Scratch-resistant surface for both displays ; Touch sensitive external music...

Camera doesn't have auto focus or LED flash ; Low-grade video recording (QVGA@15fps) ; No web browser screen auto rotate ; No document viewer

so we're sort of in for a sequel, though in Walkman flavor this time

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Sony Ericsson W508

 

If you're in the market for an extremely stylish, unusual multimedia cell phone, the Sony Ericsson W508 is an excellent choice. This phone is funky and fun with Style Up covers that allow users to change the overall color and pattern of the phone's...

Stylish and attractive ; Highly customizable ; 3.2 megapixel camera ; Walkman phone ; Picture and video blogging feature available

Not the phone for those seeking simplicity ; Not many functions that more sophisticated smartphones have

This is a nice cell phone with a cool, interactive feel. It has tons of great features and web access, making it versatile for the more experienced user. In addition, Sony Ericsson has over 8 interchangeable covers to choose from, so you can match the...

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Sony Ericsson W508a

 

Internal and external displays, gesture control, TrackID, Walkman software, 1GB M2 card included

Touch sensitive music controls aren't responsive enough, keypad is flat and uncomfortable, no 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Ericsson W508a follows a similar lead to previous, mid-range Walkman mobile phones. It's relatively inexpensive, best described as solid and has an excellent display. It won't wow you with its features list, but it doesn't need to.

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Sony Ericsson W508a mobile phone

 

Sony Ericsson's latest Walkman mobile phone is the clamshell W508a. It doesn't offer too much to get excited about, with general, run of the mill feat...

Internal and external displays, gesture control, TrackID, Walkman software, 1GB M2 card included

Touch sensitive music controls aren't responsive enough, keypad is flat and uncomfortable, no 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Ericsson W508a follows a similar lead to previous, mid-range Walkman mobile phones. It’s relatively inexpensive, best described as solid and has an excellent display. It won’t wow you with its features list, but it doesn't need to.

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Sony Ericsson W508 Review

 

"The Sony Ericsson W508 also features gesture control, allowing you to mute incoming calls by swiping your hand over the phone."

With a FastPort charger/headphone socket you'll need an adaptor to use any non-Sony Ericsson headphones with the Sony Ericsson W508 and its memory can be expanded by an extra 16GB using the M2 memory card slot.

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Sony Ericsson W508

 

The W508 is a great phone for listening to music and playing games, but it's yet another Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson that doesn't really standout from the pack.

Convenient music player ; Very good battery life

Caller's voice isn't discernible ; MP3 controls are initially slow ; Some gimmicky features

Editor's note: Sony Ericsson sent us another phone to review as the original phone we reviewed was buggy. Audio quality was decent in the new handset, with voices sounding natural. Should you have a problem similar to the one we experienced, we highly...

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Sony Ericsson W508a (XT)

 

It finally happened – we managed to get our paws on Telecom's new range of phones, introduced to help customers get the most out of its brand new XT Mobile Network. The important thing to note is that XT is a 3G-only network, so you can expect that...

The Sony Ericsson W508a is a fun and stylish phone designed for the music lover. We are the first country to get this phone and Telecom is carrying it on its new XT Network. It delivers up to three hours of talk time and up to 400 hours on standby....

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Sony Ericsson W508

 

I really like this flip phone. Not only it is designed so beautifully, but the features that it offers are truly amazing. The cover can be changed, unlike my previous Sony Ericsson phones. It is pretty compact to be put into my cell phone pouch....

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Sony Ericsson W508

 

One of the few flip phones from Sony Ericsson, W508 does not go far compared to other walkman phones. This phone boasts of walkman 3.0 which supports different types of audio files and several preset equalizers. The audio quality is decent with the...

walkman 3 . 0, bluetooth stereo, 3G

no flash

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W508

 

Sony Ericsson S302 will be shooting mode is set to "macro", the aircraft still have autofocus function, and unlike some of the mobile phone functions will be masked. S302 imaging performance of the macro function is quite satisfactory, the level of the...

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Shell
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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