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Sony Ericsson W380i

Sony Ericsson W380i
alaScore 83

546 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability, camera

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W380i from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

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

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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

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Sony Ericsson W380 testi


S ony Ericsson markası 2001 yılının ekim ayında Sony Corporation ile Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson firmalarının birleşmesinden ortaya çıkan bir girişim. Sony Ericsson, mobil telefon sektöründe en çekici ve yenilikçi marka olma misyonunu o günden bu...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: mfereday (

Gesture Control Phone : Sony Ericsson W380i


Adding to its range of Walkman mobile phones, Sony Ericsson has released the W380 model.

Measuring 92 x 49 x 16mm and weighing 100g, the Sony Ericsson W380 is a clamshell device with a slopping aspect at either end. The review unit is predominately electric purple in colour with silver embellishments and the familiar Walkman “W” logo in...

Jan, 2009

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Sony Ericsson W380i review


The Sony Ericsson W380i is a clamshell model of the Walkman phone series, and focuses entirely on the needs of music enthusiasts. This device features a Walkman player, Radio and Track ID function. Moreover, on the front of the W380i, certain special...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (

Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman phone review


While we liked the design of the phone and the Walkman functionality, the fact the device only supports a 512MB memory stick and the poor quality camera means we’re not willing to ditch our iPod for an all-in-one phone and digital audio player just yet.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (

Sony Ericsson W380i


The W380i's front plate houses the lens of a 1.3 Mpix camera along with the loudspeaker and an array of music controls, which are all touch-sensitive, and as long as they are locked (enable them with the help of the toggle on the back) no matter how...

Upon linking the W380 with your PC via USB you will be forced to pick connection type – specifically whether you will be accessing data stored on the memory card or just keep managing the phone or activate Print mode. For the first mode, we mentioned...

Apr, 2008

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Sony Ericsson W380i camera samples


The Sony Ericsson W380i is a budget Walkman music phone that has a decent music player but a basic 1.3-megapixel camera. This level of resolution (1280x1024 pixels) is now the bare minimum you'd expect of even an entry-level phone coming onto the UK...

Apr, 2008

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Sony Ericsson W380i review


We review the Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman phone, a low-cost, slick-looking clamshell with novel extras that's designed for music mobile buyers on a budget

Neat, stylish design ; Fine quality music player with decent earphones ; Novel extra gimmicks ; Good value for money

Poor 1.3 megapixel camera quality ; No video recording ; No 3G capability

A budget-priced but attractive Walkman phone producing a decent music performance - but imaging facilities are limited

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:CPW / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable