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Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but the battery and portability get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the storage and memory.

sound, usability, performance, design, durability

size, price, reliability, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the price. There are some negative reviews about the storage.

sound, usability, design, performance, size

storage

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-Z1060 32GB Walkman Powered by Android - BlackSony NWZ-Z1060 32GB Walkman Powered by Android - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Comments about the price and size are different. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, performance, usability, design, battery

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZZ1060 32 GB Bluetooth Wireless Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony NWZZ1060 32 GB Bluetooth Wireless Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060 Review

 

Reigniting the classic Walkman brand, the NWZ-Z1060 ticks both audio and video boxes

Swipe to skip features ; Strong inbuilt audio abilities ; Solid ; ergonomic styling

Lack of USB charging ; Rather pricey ; Speaker placement

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060 review

 

Sony's new Walkman is a chunky Android-based MP3 player with 32GB internal storage and a 4.3in QVGA (800x480) screen. It has similar battery life to most Android phones and managed to keep playing audio for 22 hours and video for almost six and a half...

The best Android MP3 player we've seen yet is, unfortunately, shockingly expensive

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony NWZ-Z1000 Walkman review

 

The Walkman brand marches on with the Android army

Neither a smartphone nor an iPod-beater, the Z1000 languishes in no man's land

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: David Gilbert (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1000

 

First Look: Can Sony's 4.3in Android-based Walkman compete with the iPod touch?

Overall the phone - sorry, media player - feels rather light in the hands and lacks the premium quality of Apple's products, due to the plastic material used for the front and rear. Overall, however we liked the design which is rather attractive.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1050

 

If you want a dedicated MP3 player, but can't bear to buy an iPod Touch, then this Android-powered Z-Series Walkman may be the go for you.

The Walkman NWZ-Z1050 goes on sale in Australia in April 2012 for AU$269; only the 16GB model will be available locally.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060 Walkman

 

The Sony NWZ-Z1060 Walkman is an Android-based portable music player. It has a 4.3-inch TFT LED backlit display, 32GB storage, USB connectivity voice recording, an FM tuner and a 14-hour battery life. Compatible music formats include MP3, WMA, WMA...

The Sony NWZ-Z1060 is an impressive music player that delivers all the features and sound quality a music fan could want, but the price is just too high to make it worth recommending. Unless you really don't like iTunes, an iPod touch and all its apps...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: DisappointedFan (sony.com)

Worst Sony product ever bought

 

I have never regret a purchase as such. Dual-core processor? Then why the touch screen and the three touch buttons give no response from time to time? In the playback view, when I press the menu button, I always have to wait for longer than 1 second...

Sound

Everything else

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: gg2mk (sony.com)

Nice!

 

This thing sounds awesome. I highly recommend it. I got the 23 GB variety and have been very pleased. I am almost overwhelmed with the functionality it offers!

Great Sound, touch screen

Poor Availability of Accessories

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: schofield1956 (sony.com)

no match for iPod

 

Sony should really make an effort to compete with the iPod...this offering doesn't do it. All the features are there to be an iPod killer, but they didn't follow through. It is called a MP3 player - and that's what it is. I wanted something to replace...

screen size, color

limited storage, software

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: asquare3376 (sony.com)

If it's a quality product, it must be a Sony

 

Have you ever had your eyes closed while watching a video? Probably not but that's what this NWZZ1060 will make you do with its pristine sound quality. You hear tones which never existed before. Always remember, this is a dedicated walkman and it does...

Sound quality, fast and responsive touchscreen

Crashing apps

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Custom, Jazz, Pop / Jazz, Pop
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
MP3 sample rates:48
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:44.1

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Video playback: Yes

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Red
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Color: Yes
Display:LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 20
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, PCM, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4, WMV9
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4,WMV9

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Charging Time:5
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE):Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.79 x 0.437 x 5.29
Internal memory:32
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback Time:20
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, USB 2.0
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Picture viewer: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Repeat, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Normal, Repeat, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 20
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio: Yes
FM recording: No
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Voice recording time:54.5

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Music memory capacity (songs):3250 / 7350
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.437
Height:5.28
Weight:5.5
Width:2.76 / 2.78 / 2.79