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Sony Ericsson W980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews of Sony Ericsson W980. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and some have doubts about the reliability and camera.

usability, performance, sound, design, size

battery, camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W980 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and sound are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

design, performance, usability, sound, screen

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W980i/blk Uk Mobile PhoneSony Ericsson W980i/blk Uk Mobile Phone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson W980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and battery. The portability and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price, and some have doubts about the performance.

usability, sound, portability, battery, size

performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman Unlocked Cell Phone with 8 GB Memory, 3.2 MP Camera, Media Player--International Version with No U.S Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman Unlocked Cell Phone with 8 GB Memory, 3.2 MP Camera, Media Player--International Version with No U.S Warranty (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 - black (unlocked) review: Sony Ericsson W980 - black (unlocked)

 

Ten months ago, Sony Ericsson made a big splash at the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona when it introduced a gallery of flashy new phones. True to its usual form, the company focused on multimedia, with new additions to the Walkman and Cybershot...

The Sony Ericsson W980 has a sleek and attractive design with a nice-looking internal display and simple controls. The feature set is good and performance is satisfactory.

The Sony Ericsson W980's menus are rather sluggish and it takes several seconds to start up. Also, the external display has a low resolution and the rear battery cover felt a bit flimsy.

The Sony Ericsson W980 isn't our top choice for a music phone, but it's an attractive and reliable model just the same.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman review: 8 gigs of character

 

It's no news any more that we've been playing with one of the hotties of the season for some time now. Sony Ericsson W980 made a glorious entrance but we're yet to see about the exit. Set to top the Walkman feature phone lineup, W980 carries along 8 GB...

2.2" 262K-color TFT LCD display of QVGA resolution ; 3 megapixel camera ; 8 gigs of onboard memory ; FM transmitter ; Great user interface ; 3G with HSDPA ; External 262K-color display with a resolution of 176 x 176 pixels ; Walkman 3.0 music player ;...

No auto focus nor flash for the camera ; Inconvenient camera lens location ; Shiny surface a fingerprint nightmare ; Display kinda small for a high-end phone ; Awkward context keys ; Camera interface not user-friendly

Anyway, we think the odds with W980 are towards a hefty price tag, which opens the door to some serious smartphone competition

May, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 preview: First look

 

Sony Ericsson W980 is among those gadgets with enough class and guts to hope for a long run in the spotlight. A Walkman-series phone, armed with 8GB of internal memory, 3 megapixel camera and a built-in accelerometer simply cannot go unnoticed. Now...

You can bet that we are already working on a full-blown review of the sleek clamshell but before it's ready to serve, here is a quick taster of our first impressions. It should give you the first idea of what the Sony Ericsson W980 is good for

May, 2008

Expert review by: Michell Bak (se-nse.net)

Sony Ericsson W980 review

 

The Sony Ericsson W980 is Sony Ericsson's newest and coolest looking Walkman phones. Music is in essence, and with superb audio quality, the Walkman 3 player, an FM-transmitter, external music controls and a massive 8 gigabytes of onboard memory, that...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 Review

 

I want a phone which I can listen to music by without compromise!' - if this thought keeps running in your head, then look here before you go shopping. W980 is one of the latest models in Sony Ericsson's Walkman series and may just be the perfect fit...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 Preview

 

At the MWC 2008, Sony Ericsson introduced some new models, including the W980, which is a representative of the high-class in the music series. It is one of the few clamshells in it and is the first one of the manufacturer, featuring a built-in ...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Russell Jefferies (mobileburn.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman review

 

The Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman is a very slick looking, music oriented flip phone. It has a respectable 8GB of built-in storage, and features the very nice Sony Walkman music player application.

The W980 comes bundled with a USB(INFO) cable, for high-speed USB 2.0 data transfers. This is perfect for loading the W980 up with all your tunes, allowing you to transfer them quickly and easily with the included software. It is also possible to use...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman Review

 

The Sony Ericsson W980 has 8GB of internal memory, 3.2 megapixel camera with 3.2 digital zoom, as well as an FM transmitter, allowing the streaming of music to any device with an FM receiver. You can also access Sony Ericsson's over-the-air download...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson W980i Walkman Phone - HardwareZone.com

 

Hear our first impressions of this newly crowned winner of music phones during the recent EISA awards, the Sony Ericsson W980i Walkman Phone.

Expert review by: (tech-faq.com)

Sony Ericsson W980

 

If the thought of a cell phone that also acts as a Walkman brings music to your ears then you will want to become closely acquainted with the Sony Ericsson W980. This piano black phone that premiered in February 2008 has an 8GB memory and a front...

8GB of memory ; Comes with Portable Handsfree HPM-77 headphones ; FM radio and a built-in FM transmitter ; HSPDA ; Bluetooth 2.0 ; 3.2 megapixel camera ; Sony Ericsson software applications (such as the Blogger tool) ; Music interface on front means...

Screen is small and flimsy ; Hard to find buttons (collection of rounded indents instead of buttons) ; Minimalist look that does not appeal to everyone ; Lack of a 3.5 mm socket ; Clear bar at the bottom lights up and then flashes when on, which can...

The Sony Ericsson W980 is one of the better Walkman phones currently on the market. It has a number of excellent features that allow it to stand out from other phones of its kind. It is money well spent if you would like to enjoy listening to your...

Product Specifications

Camera

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

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: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: Yes
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
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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