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Sony Ericsson W960

alaTest has collected and analyzed 422 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the responsiveness. There are some negative reviews about the GPS navigation and text input.

camera, usability, design, sound, value for money

features, text input, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W960

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W960 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, camera, sound, design, screen

portability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brand New Sony Ericsson W960i Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Ericsson W960i Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Ericsson W960i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W960

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W960 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

camera, usability, build quality, value for money

responsiveness

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W960 Unlocked Triband 8GB WiFi Phone (Black)Sony Ericsson W960 Black (unlocked)

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Sony Ericsson W960 review: Walkman extreme

 

Sony Ericsson W960 is aptly the big gun in the Sony Ericsson portfolio of music-centered handsets. Gifted with the scorching 8GB of storage space and a large touchscreen TFT display, a 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities, the W960 easily...

Walkman Touch music player ; Symbian OS 9.1 with UIQ 3.0 ; 3G support with video calls ; Wi-Fi support ; 3 megapixel camera with autofocus ; 8GB of storage space ; Dedicated touch-sensitive player keys ; 262K color TFT touchscreen display ; FM radio

Not as impressive in life as in the promotional photos ; Slow interface response as storage gets nearly used up ; Back key location changed ; No memory card slot (yeah, we know it has 8GB of internal memory) ; Music player cannot sort tracks by...

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Sony Ericsson W960 review

 

Sony Ericsson W960 is Sony Ericsson?s top notch music offering featuring a massive 8 gigabyte flash memory, Walkman 3.0 Touch player, QVGA resolution touch screen, WLAN & Symbian OS with UIQ 3.0. Don?t start shaking in your pants because you just saw...

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Sony Ericsson W960 Preview

 

As the W960 features 8GB of integrated memory, it is trying to directly rival the higher class stand alone portable music players. In order to be competitive, it must be able to obtain fast transfer of data with the computer, so the music won't take...

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Review: Sony Ericsson W960

 

As far as Sony Ericsson's Walkman music phones go, the W960 is pretty sedate looking. But while it might look more like a suit than a hipster, it still packs a touchscreen and the full Walkman experience. Ricky asks it to dance in this review.

According to Sony Ericsson, the W960 will get over 2 weeks of battery life on standby, and nearly 9 hours of GSM talk time. With moderate EDGE usage, several phone calls and half a day of music, I was able to still get roughly 3 days of battery life,...

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Sony Ericsson W960i

 

The Sony Ericsson W960i is a "Walkman" version of the Sony Ericsson P1i 3G smartphone, and it can be considered to be a straight upgrade to the existing W950i.

It is an unusually elegant looking device, available in one colour only (Vinyl Black). Despite the wide range of features, the W960i weighs a reasonable 119 grams and measures 109 x 55 x 16mm. Sony Ericsson anticipate that the W960i should be available...

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Sony Ericsson W960i

 

The sleek Sony Ericsson W960i Walkman phone impresses with its touch display and 8GB memory. You can have all the music you want - literally at your fingertips.

Vijay Singh 3D Pro Golf is a fully 3D animated golf game with great graphics and sound! It’s running pretty good on the W960i - a bit laggy, though - but it’s still very playable. In the game you can compete in lots of championships and beat the...

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Sony Ericsson W960i Walkman Phone - HardwareZone.com

 

Only available in Vinyl Black, the Sony Ericsson W960i is a jack of all trades mobile with a touch screen interface.

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Sony Ericsson W960

 

Once in a while, we, as consumers, witness partnerships of big name companies that offer us products that either fall short of expectations or thrill and delight us in many ways. Apparently, the cellular phone industry is not excluded from this trend....

A good all around handset with all the nifty features the modern consumer looks for in a phone.

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Sony Ericsson W960i mobile phone

 

The Walkman phone to replace your iPod?

As a music player it works well, especially with that 8GB of storage, but the W960i seems to fall short in many areas: control is a significant issue, the OS is slow to respond at times, and the lack of a 3.5mm headphone socket is inconvenient.

As a music player it works well, especially with that 8GB of storage, but the W960i seems to fall short in many areas: control is a significant issue, the OS is slow to respond at times, and the lack of a 3.5mm headphone socket is inconvenient.

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Sony Ericsson W960i review

 

Highest end Walkman has some dazzling features, but it's not the easiest to use

Great 3.2 megapixel camera with good editing features ; Useful 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity ; Generous 8GB internal storage ; Simple touchscreen interface

Occasionally slow operation ; Awkward to navigate ; Battery life isn't great ; No memory card expansion

Product Specifications

The sleek W960i Walkman phone impresses with its touch display and 8GB memory. You can have all the music you want - literally at your fingertips. Mellow pop? Hard rock? Reggae, hip hop, jazz? With the W960i, there's room for it all - you can store up to 8000 songs (eAAC+ format) in your phone. The Walkman touch player let you manage your music the easy way. Enjoy album art on the large phone display and use your fingers to play the song you want. View videos in TV quality on the W960i display. Or connect to your PC, synchronize and enjoy podcasts on your phone. All the software you need - and a stereo headset - is included in phone kit.

Battery

Standby Time (PB):370hours
Talk Time (PB):540minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11b

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Model:W960i Walkman
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black vinyl

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes