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Sony Ericsson W380i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The design and size are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the screen and sound, while many are less positive about the reliability and reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W380i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W380i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the sound, while there are some mixed views about the price.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Ericsson W380

 

The Sony Ericsson W380 is an edgy clamshell. No, I'm not talking attitude. It actually has real edges, which is a departure from the most clamshells. The W380 is the mid-range “Walkman” logoed model of a three model collection produced by Sony...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i Review

 

Sony Ericsson W380i is a low mid-level ranged clamshell, which introduces new features into the handset market. Besides the external touch music controls that seem to take advantage of the 'haptic feedback' technology, the clamshell also features...

Besides its design, W380i clamshell offers exactly what a Walkman series phone should offer - an excellent multimedia experience. If you are a music lover and cannot afford a much better device, then this is the right choice for you. If you intend to...

Most of Sony Ericsson's fans are complaining about the low camera module, but I wouldn't put it this way. First of all, it's obvious that this camera has been included for a totally different reason: Gesture control. Yes, you have a Walkman series...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Peters (photokina-show.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i review

 

The Sony Ericsson W380i comes in a small, square box, together with several accessories. You will find a USB cable and PC Suite software to transfer files to the computer. The included headset consists of two parts that have to be connected. The part...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (mobile88.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i

 

Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman phone combines a unique clamshell design. The phone packs in never-seen before features, including Gesture control which allows users to mute calls with a wave of their hands.

Apart from that I would recommend the W380i, either as a first handset for a child, or a handset for those looking for simplicity with a punch, or those who are just looking for something stylish to compliment their main handset.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Ericsson W380i

 

An entry-level handset aimed largely at people after a pre-paid phone, Sony Ericsson's W380i is a stylish flip handset featuring touch-sensitive music...

Design, gesture control, touch-sensitive music controls, M2 card slot

No 3G, no outstanding features, external display is hazy, mediocre camera

As long as you don’t require 3G connectivity, this is a fair entry-level handset with excellent music capabilities. There aren't any real outstanding features but the W380i remains a solid performer.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i

 

With some fancy input controls and a 'hidden' display, does Sony Ericsson's W380i live up to the Walkman brand?

I've already mentioned that I am not a fan of the angular look of this phone. Its size also reduces its appeal for me. The 100g of weight is no problem at all. But this phone is big. With the clam closed it measures 92mm tall, 49mm wide and 16mm thick....

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i mobile phone

 

Another day, another Walkman handset, so why does Sony Ericsson believe the W380i is the handset to own? We make some calls to find out. As a basic Walkman handset the W380 throws no punches and therefore is unlikely to offend.

Braille playback keys, simple

1.3-megapixel camera, gesture control pointless

As a basic Walkman handset the W380 throws no punches and therefore is unlikely to offend.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony Ericsson's latest music phone, the W380i, brings quirky gesture controls and its famed Walkman player to the prepay party

Ideal if you want a sweet music set-up at a tidy pre-pay price. But it could have been even cheaper without the pointless gesture controls

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman review

 

A bargain mobile phone without the cut corners

High quality music player ; Budget price ; Distinctive design ; 'Concealed' front panel OLED display and music player buttons ; 512B M2 memory card and decent earphones supplied

Basic 1.3-megapixel camera ; No flash or autofocus for camera ; No video capture facilities ; Music buttons need firm pressing ; No 3G ; Poor loudspeaker quality

If you can look past the basic camera and lack of 3G, this is a fantastic, well-featured phone at a very competitive price

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Ericsson W380i

 

Stylish Walkman clamshell featuring gesture controls

Design, gesture control, touch-sensitive music controls, M2 card slot

No 3G, no outstanding features, external display is hazy, mediocre camera

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:1.9
Display number of colors:0.262144 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 220
External display number of colors:Monochrome
External display number of colours:Monochrome
External display resolution:36 x 128
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):3 / 7

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:14
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum internal memory:2

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

Data network:EDGE / EDGE, GPRS
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Interface:USB
Modem Type:GSM Internet dialup
Networking Type:GSM / GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Operating frequency:850/1800/1900 / 900, 1880, 1900 / 900/1800/1900
Playable formats:AAC, eAAC, MP3 / MP3
Playback formats:AAC, eAAC, MP3 / MP3
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Clamshell / Flip
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm

Power

Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):3 / 7

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey / Purple / Silver / Violet
Technical features:Mega Bass, PlayNow, TrackID, Walkman, RDS, MSC, PC-sync, RSS

Video

Video compression formats:3GP, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.63 / 1.93
Height:0.63 / 3.62
Weight:3.53
Width:1.93 / 3.62