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Sony Mobile Ericsson W518a

Sony Mobile Ericsson W518a
alaScore 81

94 reviews

Sep, 2016

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We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 87 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 64/100. The average review date is Sep 11, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 2267999 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 29, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Mobile Ericsson W518a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony Mobile Ericsson W518a 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. Reviews about the camera and battery are on the whole positive. The reception and usability also get good feedback.

usability, reception, battery, camera

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson Walkman W518A

 

The inexpensive Sony Ericsson W518a ($50 with a two-year contract from AT&T; price as of 8/18/09) combines style, sound, and socializing, making it an attractive cell phone for a teenager (or a teenage budget). But just like the coolest kids in school,...

Attractive design ; External music display and controls are convenient

Doesn't come with headphones ; Gesture controls are gimmicky

Other than the Facebook app, the music functions, and the gimmicky controls, the W518a is a fairly run-of-the-mill flip phone. The call quality was clear (nothing stunning), and it was reliable (I didn't have any dropped calls while I was testing it)....

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson Walkman W518a Phone Review

 

Attractive design ; External music display and controls are convenient

Doesn't come with headphones ; Gesture controls are gimmicky

The attractive Sony Ericsson W518a has some unique features, but lack of a standard headphone hinder its capabilities as a media player.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson W518A Review

 

Find out what features the Sony Ericsson 518A has. Read this detailed review of the Sony Ericsson W518A cell phone from the Walkman series of mobile phones from Sony Ericsson.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Great music player on a mid-tier flip phone

 

The name Walkman conjures up images of the iconic portable music player, and the Sony Ericsson W518a Walkman phone continues the tradition of delivering great-sounding tunes and plenty of functionality, according to reviewers. Many, however,...

Excellent music player, bright and clear internal screen, very good Netfront web browser

Flat navigation controls and keypad difficult to use, no flash on camera, proprietary headphone jack

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Video Tour: Sony Ericsson W518a

 

Phone Scoop takes a look at the latest clamshell Walkman for AT&T, the W518a. While the inner display is beautiful and most features work well, all is not perfect.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

Sony Ericsson W518a Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The Sony Ericsson W518a is for Walkman phone fans who crave a flip form. Even though AT&T has largely stayed away from high-end Walkman phones like the W995a, they continue the love for mid-tier Walkman phones. The W518a has Sony Ericsson's signature...

Slim and sleek design, XMB UI is easy to use, good music player and video performance ;

Camera isn’t impressive. No wired headset or USB cable in the box

We finally get a flip Walkman phone from AT&T and it doesn’t disappoint as a music phone. The Walkman Player 3.0 has the latest music playback goodness: album art, accelerometer support, TrackID, gesture control and the SensMe playlist. It plays audio...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson W518a

 

If an awkward keyboard doesn't bother you, this phone may be worth your consideration.

Bluetooth Stereo, 3G and GPS capabilities are all offered on this budget phone

The sound is difficult to hear through the speakers on the Sony Ericsson W518a

Despite some handsome but awkward design features, the Sony Ericsson W518a has a lot going for it in a compact, inexpensive package. Undoubtedly, the integrated Walkman is the feature that distinguishes the device from others, but it has many other...

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not Sony Xperia Smart phone

 

Don't let presence of "Xperia Sony Smartphone" logo fool you. This is not a "smart" phone! The W518a was issued by AT&T in 2009 and 2010. I got a couple in 2010 when they were turning refurbs out cheap in Go Phone store. Probably the biggest knock is...

All the bands to make it a "world" phone ; 3G bands for AT&T and possibly T-mobile ; Sold unlocked ; Music player operable closed ; Can be de-branded ; Nice size and shape

Likely AT&T branded ; Uses M2 card, not micro SD ; S/E cable needed, may not be supplied ; Cheap cheap plastic ; Keyboard not the easiest to navigate blind ; As of 2013 it is rather dated

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Rochelle (letstalk.com)

Sony Ericsson w518a

 

This is not the greatest phone I have ever had. The battery is already showing signs of losing it's basic level of power and I have barely had it for 6 weeks. Not good.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Rochelle (letstalk.com)

Sony Ericsson w518a

 

This is not the greatest phone I have ever had. The battery is already showing signs of losing it's basic level of power and I have barely had it for 6 weeks. Not good.

May, 2010