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Sony NWZ-F886

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sony NWZ-F886. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Comments about the headphones and price are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-F886 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony NWZ-F886 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the durability and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the battery, while many are less positive about the price.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZF886 32GB Web Enabled Walkman Video/MP3 PlayerSony NWZF886 32GB Web Enabled Walkman Video/MP3 Player

May, 2018

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Sony Walkman NWZ-F886 review


The Sony NWZ-F886 brings Hi-Res Audio to an affordable Android-powered Walkman

Superb hi-res sound quality ; MP3s are skilfully upscaled ; Vivid Triluminous touchscreen

Doesn't support all hi-res ; Limited capacity ; No memory card slots

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Sony NWZ-F886 - £250


The NWZ-F886 joins a handful of other decent high-resolution media players

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony NWZ-F886 review


This Sony Walkman is an object lesson in building a well realised, high-performing music player.

Refined, engaging sound ; Fine screen ; Small and light ; Loads of functions

Could conceivably do with more outright volume

The Sony’s an object lesson in building a well realised, high-performing player

Jul, 2014

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Sony Walkman NWZ-F886 review


High resolution audio on the move is finally attainable, but only the keenest will be willing to pay smartphone prices for it

At £250, the 32GB version of the Sony Walkman NWZ-F886 is a bit more expensive than the 32GB iPod Touch. We don’t think the NWZ-F886 is as pleasant as the iPod Touch to handle or look at, but you can’t fault its massive array of features. If you want a...

Jan, 2014

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony NWZ-F886


Sony brings high-res audio to the masses with this innovative Walkman

Superb high-res audio sound quality ; Good quality screen ; Excellent battery life ; Simple drag and drop system

Included headphones aren't up to Hi-Res Audio spec ; File confusion in Hi-Res Audio world ; 32GB could fill quite quickly if you stick with Hi-Res files

One final set up headache many people will be faced with, though, when embracing hi-res audio - especially if they’re already invested in iTunes - will be the actual process of finding and then integrating hi-res audio files into their system. We’ll be...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer customizable: Yes


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No


Color of product:Black


Backlight: Yes
Display Diagonal:4
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

Continuous audio playback time:35
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVC, MPEG4, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVC,MPEG4,WMV9


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Other features

Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE):Y

Other Features

Internal memory:32
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback Time:35
Rechargeable battery: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box


Operating system installed:Android

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0


Continuous audio playback time:35


FM radio: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:32

Weight & Dimensions