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Sony Ericsson W518a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and camera. The screen and responsiveness are also appreciated. Many are critical about the features. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and battery.

design, responsiveness, screen, camera, value for money


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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 149 reviews)

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2 years of use...


Have had this phone now for over 2 years, and have no intention to change. It does all I need a phone to do. As it lives in my pocket the lense on the camera now has some scratches sadly. This affects the picture quality. The battery has just started to loose some life, so I will most probably get another battery. I would love to find out how the torch on the front next to the lense works (at times it comes on and only way to turn off is by taking battery out, but have not found how to turn the bloody thing on!) The issue some are having with phones SIM card can easily be solved by pushing the bracket in a fraction. Solved all my issues!

Battery, Build quality

Configurability, Camera

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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 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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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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Sony Ericsson W508


Quick Glance Specs Data Edge,3G,GPRS,HSDPA Keyboard/Buttons Standard 12 button Phone Design Clamshell Smartphone - Talk Time 10 hours Touch Screen - Features Video capture, 3x digital zoom, video light, video calling, geo tagging Bluetooth Yes with...



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Sony Ericsson W508


The Sony Ericsson W508 is a flip opening 3G music phone which allows the user to express their individual style by adding new & fashionable Style Upâ"¢ covers to this beautifully designed handset. Sony Ericsson have provided one additional Style Upâ"¢...

Music Phone with Style Up Cover


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Sony Ericsson W508


SONY Ericsson W508 follows a landmark of SONY Ericsson mobile series and W380 Walkman music for the successful design, personality and fashionable phone consumers, also specially designed for the fashion Style - up can change shell. SONY Ericsson W508...



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Sony Ericsson W508


Such as most mobile phones, Sony Ericsson W508 offers Bluetooth and data cable. ... Read review

Clamshell design walkman phone

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Sony ericsson w508 the cellular phone clam sell this is equipp good-looking opener music, the cellular phone walkman newest sony ericsson w508 this produc the ease pemutar digital music to the cellular phone, as in the case of the output cellular phone...



Product Specifications


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


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
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


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