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Sony NWZ-A845

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and headphones. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the memory.

sound, usability, design, headphones, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-A845 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 225 user reviews of Sony NWZ-A845 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

sound, usability, headphones, value for money, design

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZA845W.CEW 16GB A Series Walkman - White - 16GB MP3 Player with 2.8 inch OLED ScreenSony NWZA845W.CEW 16GB A Series Walkman - White - 16GB MP3 Player with 2.8 inch OLED ScreenA series Crystal Hard Case Cover + Red & Grey Socks for Sony Walkman NWZA845B NWZA845W.CEW A series 16GB MP3

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A845


The party don't stop with the A845!

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Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman review


Sony's current range of Walkman MP3 players caters for everyone, from true music buffs to kids and karaoke fans (you can read our review of the Karaoke-equipped NWZ-E453 here). The NWZ-A845 is Sony's flagship model and is also the Japanese technology...

Slim design, quality screen, noise cancelling technology, excellent audio

No separate power adaptor, only 16GB of memory

The extensive noise cancelling technology means that the player boasts an impressive audio performance that's far better than many of its rivals


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Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 review


Sony's latest Walkman is an impressive personal audio and video player

Superior quality when compared with similarly priced devices ; Good video playback ; Slim design ; Good bundled headphones

No iTunes like ecosystem (some may think that's a good thing) ; Dated design ; Limited features

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Sony Walkman A Series MP3 player (NWZ-A845B)


Sony's A Series Walkman MP3 player, the NWZ-A845B, is an Apple iPod Nano competitor -- it has a similar design, screen size and control layout. The So...

Bright OLED screen with good contrast, inbuilt noise cancellation when used with compatible headphones

Mediocre interface and controls, $100 more expensive than an iPod Nano

The Sony A Series Walkman (NWZ-A845) MP3 player competes with the Apple iPod Nano, offering one of the best screens we've seen on a small portable media player and some nifty features to boost audio quality. It is hamstrung by an unspectacular...


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Sony Walkman A845


Sony takes on the iPod nano with built-in noise-cancellation and an OLED display.

OLED display ; Competitively priced ; Good sound quality

Small display isn't ideal for video ; Bundled earphones aren't great

The A-series Walkman is a fine successor to the previous models Sony has released in its class. The built-in noise cancelling ability isn't as much of a show-stopper as Sony might hope, but the A-series is nonetheless a solidly built, well-featured and...

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Stuff magazine


Concentrating on the basics of music and video pays off for Sony's iPod Nano rival

Sometimes simplicity works best, and whether by accident or design, that’s the A845's strength

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A845


Great sound, OLED screen and noise cancellation, good ear buds and lovely design. What's not to love about this Walkman? Oh yeah, that's right, the extravagant price.

Looks ; Feel ; OLED screen ; Excellent sound quality ; Noise cancellation

Price, price, price ; Slight bluish tinge to the whites ; Available in any colour you want, so long as it's black ; No gapless playback ; Did we mention the price

Unless you desperately crave the iPod Nano's camera or have a tonne of DRMed music from iTunes, the Walkman A-Series beats the pants off Apple's metallic MP3 player. The Walkman's unfortunate Australian pricing precludes us from recommending it though,...

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Sony NWZ-A845 MP4 Player


Most of the people today choose such devices as the medium for listening to audio, watching videos and browsing photos. They are compact and serves high mobility. Being highly personal one can store all his favorites for anytime use. The upgraded...

Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman 2.8” OLED full colour MP3/MP4 Player does not perform to offer voice recording and FM recording. The standard accessories offered by the manufacturer are Headphones; ear buds for headphones, operation guide CD, quick start guide,...

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Sony - Walkman NWZ-A845 16GB


Sony has created four distinct families of Walkman MP3 players that appear as though they have been designed to plug into the tiny gaps in Apple's product range between the all-conquering iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle. ...

We like the Sony A845 despite its long list of minor flaws. The absence of a touch screen seems a bit odd, and the limited support for music and video formats could be a real problem for some people. On the other hand if, like us, you merely want a...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A845


Apart from its sleek looks there is nothing exceptional this player has to offer

Slim, stylish design, great audio quality, good noise cancellation, well designed interface

Bundled earphones lack clarity, display not big enough for watching videos or photos, no FLAC or DivX/Xvid support, no voice recorder, bit expensive

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:OLED Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No