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Sony CKL-NWA800B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 467 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the performance. Many are less positive about the connectivity and value for money.

sound, usability, design, battery, portability

value for money, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony CKL-NWA800B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 467 reviews)

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Sony NW-A800 gets reviewed


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Sony NW-A800 Review


Sony offers with the new NW-A800 series Walkman a new digital audio and video player in the iPod nano size range. What catches the eye right away is the large screen. That is no accident as Sony focuses on video playback on this small player. The Sony...

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Sound So Clear.....


Sony Walkman NW-A806 it's great sound from bundled headphones, lightweight design so nice there are 3 colors : pink, violet, and white, high-quality video 320 x 240 pixels TFT you can see the video from any angle also useful equalizer functions and...

Sound quality impressive



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I like Sony A805


Good sound quality

Price high

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it,s nice


Ã- 9.6mm Product Weight 53G Sony NW-A805 (2GB) display TFT color screen panel Screen size 2.0 inches Screen resolution 320 Ã- 240 pixels Other description of the screen content can be horizontal or vertical conversion, required for different A800 can...

It's good and nice


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Sony Walkman NW-A805 2 GB


Sony NW-A805 (2GB) Designs Design Department for the thinnest 8.3mm Dimensions 88 Ã- 43.8 Ã- 9.6mm Product Weight 53G Sony NW-A805 (2GB) display TFT color screen panel Screen size 2.0 inches Screen resolution 320 Ã- 240 pixels Other description of the...

The appearance of fashion


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Sony NW-A805


Can leave you squinting, through. The Sony NW-A805 can play MP4 files without conversion. But if you want to watch DivX, Xvid or WMV files, they'll need transcoding and the Sony's Image Converter takes about 30 seconds to chew through each minute of...

Sleek design and very handy

Screen not suitable for watching films

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Sony Walkman NW-A805


The NW-A805 is Sony's first Walkman player that supports video playback. Offering a stunning, compact design, a bright and clear 2in screen and excell...

Design, user interface, controls, excellent equaliser and sound settings, included EX monitor headphones

Price, reliance on poor SonicStage software, location of hold switch

The NW-805 comes with a hefty price tag, but if you can overlook the reliance on SonicStage, this is a fine portable media player with an excellent design and good sound quality.

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Sony Walkman NW-A800 2GB


The 2in display offers a spectacularly sharp and colourful picture

Good interface and softwareDecent picture quality

Diminutive controlsToo much screen glare

It's on the razor's edge in that respect. Still, watching video of this quality on a player this minute (it's about the width and height of five of those nasty free pens you get in Argos, stacked alongside each other) is truly impressive

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Sony Walkman NW-A800 2GB


At last, a sign that Sony is recovering from the insanity that has gripped it over the last few years. This flash-based Walkman has, counter to recent tradition, both a pleasantly usable interface and decent desktop software.

Good interface and software, Decent picture quality

Diminutive controls, Too much screen glare

Sony has done well here, cramming a lot of features and functionality into a remarkable compact device

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-In Radio:No / 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:LED Display / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Touchscreen: No

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No