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Sony CKL-NWA800B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 418 reviews of Sony CKL-NWA800B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the connectivity and reliability.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Sony CKL-NWA800B from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the portability and size. The design and sound also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability, and there are some mixed views about the price and performance.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2015

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Sony NW-A800 gets reviewed


Expert review by: Luigi Lugmayr (

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Sony Walkman NW-A805 review


The granddaddy of portable audio gets it right at last

Attractive Easy-to-use menus

Expensive Software not brilliant

It's overpriced, but it's also well designed. The best Sony MP3 player for a while

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: PC Plus (

Sony Walkman NW-A800 2GB review


Sony gets back to doing the simple things well

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

May, 2007

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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

May, 2007

Expert review by: Edward Chester (

Sony Walkman NW-A805


A cracking video/mp3 player, pity about the software.

Elsewhere the layout is much of a muchness. Volume is controlled by a rocker on the right edge and along the bottom edge are connections for the data cable and your headphones. The main controls are situated under the screen, in easy reach of your thumbs.

Nov, 2011

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Sony NW-A805 Walkman review


Sony's A805 Walkman won a Most Wanted award in What's New, Shopper August 2007 for its superior sound and attractive design. However, next to Samsung's similarly priced YP-T9 player, it looks less good value today.

The A805 sounds fantastic and comes with the best headphones in this test. Its battery life is a strong point, but if you want to use your MP3 player on multiple PCs, the SonicStage software is restrictive. An 8GB version, the NW-A808, is also...

Sep, 2007


Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (

Sony NW-A805 media player


The Sony NW-A805 is an inexpensive, stylish and intuitive portable media player. Sony's NW-A805 Walkman could make Sony MP3 players as big a success as Sony's Walkman phones.

Video playback, audio quality and the Sony NW-A805's design are all absolutely superb. The management software and playback options are good but not fantastic. Sony shook up the music player market with its excellent Walkman-branded mobile phones, and...

May, 2007

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Sony Walkman NW-A805 review


Sony getting excited about its first player with video replay is a bit like a car manufacturer crowing about the inclusion of air con. It's nuffing new, mate. But, given this player's instant visual appeal, we'll indulge the electronics giant. Friendly...

Apr, 2007

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