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Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 Series (A815/A816/A818)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 Series (A815/A816/A818)
alaScore 87

1298 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1298 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and battery. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 Series (A815/A816/A818) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Sony NWZ-A818 Walkman

 

Sony's NWZ-A818 flash-based MP3 player holds up to 8GB of music and video with superb audio quality--without requiringany advanced adjustments. Built with style and function in mind, the NWZ-A818 competes directly with Apple's iPod Nano.

High quality headphones come bundled ; Small and incredibly sleek design

Proprietary connection for PC hookup ; No expandable memory slot

A smartly designed flash based MP3 player that performs well enough to give users a great alternative to Apple's iPod Nano.

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Sony NWZ-A815 (2GB, black)

 

The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a slim design with a lovely, ample screen. It's also easy to use and comes with high-quality earphones. Audio quality is excellent, and there are plenty of sound enhancement options and two custom EQs. The player supports photo...

Even with the included extender, the Sony NWZ-A810's earphone cable is very short. The placement of the hold button on the back of the player is neither convenient nor ergonomic. There's no FM tuner, voice recorder, or memory expansion slot.

The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a fantastic display, a sleek design and interface, and a stellar battery life--plus, it's one of the few MP3 players that sound great right out of the box. Users looking for the whole package (sans radio) will be pleased.

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Sony NWZ-A810 Walkman

 

Listen to your favorite music, watch crystal clear full-motion video and enjoy your photos on a beautiful color-rich screen with the NWZ-A810 Walkman Video MP3 player. The slim-line player lets you see it all on its high-resolution 2" QVGA LCD screen....

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Review : Sony Walkman 4GB (NWZ-A816)

 

Reviewed by : hyedipin * High Quality Video Playback at 30 frames per second* 2.0 QVGA LCD Screen* Compatible with Secure Windows Media Audio* 33HRS Battery

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Sony NWZ-A818 Review and Prices

 

The 818 Walkman video player is Sony's top-of-the-line portable player, part of their 810 Series and the first the company is billing as "open standard." Sony has finally seen the light and will now support music downloaded from today's most popular...

Lightweight, easy to navigate, good video resolution, works with multiple music formats, better earbuds

No FM tuner or recording capability

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Review: Sony Walkman Video NWZ-A818

 

This just in, apparently, the new Sony Walkman does not play audio cassette tapes, or do any of the other things I mentioned. In fact, Sony has asked that you not get out the legwarmers…Flashdance is so 1983, anyway.

Sony is well known for the quality of their music players, and with this latest edition to the Sony Walkman line, that reputation really shined through. Of course, this is also Sony's first foray into digital video, and I thought that showed as well....

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The best mp3 money can buy!

 

I bought this mp3 2 months ago to replace my broken 16 GB Zen Mozaic mp3 player. I am very pleased with the purchase to say the least. I liked my previous mp3 enough, but this one is a whole different story! I bought the one with bluetooth and it came...

Perfect sound quality, long battery life, small size, easy to use, sleek metal finish, beautiful screen

Only that the player does not have a speaker

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Incredible for such a small package!

 

An absolutely great unit; decent amount of space, lightweight, and great sound; although price was an issue for me, the sound quality made up for it, and don't even care about the price anymore. Again, vibrant color screen that doesn't disappoint.

Extraordinary sound, vibrant color screen, and studio quality customizations. It's small and lightweight, perfect for exercising, or just carrying around in your pocket

Price; I thought it was expensive at just over $100 for a 4gb unit, when I paid just over $200 for an 80gb Classic iPod. Window$ Media Player to transfer music; never a big fan of Media Player

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Awesome mp3 player, minor setbacks

 

I love this walkman. It has everything of an Ipod and more. I liked it as it was in a price range taht suited me and had good reviews when i purchased it. The Walkman's headphones were alright in length but the quality was so good, it didn't matter. It...

1. Hi quality audio drivers make it sound batter than new gen Ipods ; 2. Very good screen for viewing pics and vids ; 3. Headphones are really good ; 4. Battery life is very long for music playback and video viewing ; 5. Washing Machine-Proof

1. Headphones cabel short and broke easily for me ; 2. Battery life differs on different settings ; 3. No Radio ; 4. No Expaandable memory

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"Awesome mp3 player, minor setbacks"

 

I love this walkman. It has everything of an Ipod and more. I liked it as it was in a price range taht suited me and had good reviews when i purchased it. The Walkman's headphones were alright in length but the quality was so good, it didn't matter. It...

1. Hi quality audio drivers make it sound batter than new gen Ipods

1. Headphones cabel short and broke easily for me

Product Specifications

Rock with your favorite music, watch crystal clear full-motion video and enjoy your photos on a beautiful color-rich screen with the NWZ-A818 Walkman Video MP3 player. The slim-line player lets you see it all on its high-resolution 2" QVGA LCD screen. Small enough to slip into a bag or pocket, the 8GB NWZ-S818 Walkman Video MP3 player can store up to 5,050 songs, 30 hours of video or hundreds of photographs, giving you the delight of multimedia entertainment anytime, anyplace.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Video playback/Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Effects:Clear Bass/Clear Bass / Clear Stereo
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):33hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM 10) / WMA/WMA / AAC / PCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM 10)

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB/4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.9oz
Width:1.7in/1.7in / 1.8in/1.8in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-A815/NWZ-A816/NWZ-A818
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Pink/Silver/Silver / Black/Silver / Blue/Violet/White/White / Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Remote Control

Type: None
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