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Sony Ericsson W980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews of Sony Ericsson W980. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the price, while some have doubts about the reliability and camera.

usability, performance, sound, design, size

battery, camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson W980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W980 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and sound. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

design, performance, usability, sound, screen

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W980i/blk Uk Mobile PhoneSony Ericsson W980i/blk Uk Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson W980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson W980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and battery. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the performance.

usability, sound, portability, battery, size

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman Unlocked Cell Phone with 8 GB Memory, 3.2 MP Camera, Media Player--International Version with No U.S Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman Unlocked Cell Phone with 8 GB Memory, 3.2 MP Camera, Media Player--International Version with No U.S Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

Whilst it performs in all areas, there is little innovation here to really get excited about

Sounds great, external Walkman controls, great screen, headphones better than average

Screen a little small, no 3.5mm jack, little innovation

For fans of Sony Ericsson devices this is true enough to their line-up over the past years to offer the same comfortable experience. But for those looking for something a little different, there is nothing here to really get excited about. Sure enough,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson W980 review

 

Sony has a new flagship Walkman phone, but is it any good?

High quality Walkman music player ; 8GB onboard memory ; Touch sensitive external Walkman buttons ; Good quality earphones supplied ; Built in FM transmitter ; HSDPA high-speed 3G connectivity ; Stylish design ; 3.2-megapixel camera ; Google Maps ;...

No Wi-Fi ; No expandable memory ; Camera performance is average, with no autofocus or flash ; Poor positioning of camera ; No built-in GPS ; Average screen doesn't reflect large body size ; Video capture quality limited ; Motion sensor doesn't work...

A powerful set of music phone features are the bill-topper on Sony Ericsson's flagship 8GB Walkman mobile

Sep, 2008

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

Sony Ericsson W980 mobile phone - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

The W980 looks likely to be a must-have phone for music fans in 2008

8GB memory, front chamshell interface, Sony Ericsson apps

Small screen, flimsy

The W980 is one of the best Walkman phones yet with some really good features that will make it stand out from the crowd when it comes to offering music on the go.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson W980i

 

Sony Ericsson's flagship Walkman phone gets the once over from Sandra.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson W980 review

 

Although primarily a music phone - hence the Walkman branding - the Sony Ericsson W980 comes laden with a none-too-shabby 3.2Mp camera with flash. This is more discreet than some onboard cameras. It's just below the clamshell handset's hinge and all...

While there are one or two aspects of the Sony Ericsson W980 that we found a little tricksy – primarily the fact that when you've been grooving along to the latest top tunes and unplug the earphones from the phone, it continues to blare out the songs...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Packing a generous 8GB of storage and some snazzy dedicated music buttons, this Walkman phone has flagship features – but does it produce flagship performance?

A talented music phone that's let down by the rest of its feature arsenal

Aug, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Sony Ericsson W980i

 

Who could resist this piano-black Walkman-series phone? It's a quad-band handset loaded with 8 GB of internal memory, a 3.2 Megapixel camera, an FM tuner, Bluetooth stereo, and a music player that operates even with the phone flip-lid closed. Opened...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Shake the Music : Sony Ericsson W980

 

Shake it, flick it and listen to the music hardly seems like an appropriate introduction to a mobile phone but this is a Walkman phone

Taking over the role of its flagship Walkman phone is the Sony Ericsson W980. Released with the tag line of “Discover Music Reborn”, this clamshell handset measures 92 x 46 x 17mm (L x W x D) and weighs 100g. As is Sony Ericsson’s usual habit, some...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Nick R (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson W980 review

 

As if the choice of Walkman phones from Sony Ericsson was not big and confusing enough, then be prepared as it may just get a whole lot harder to choose with the introduction of the Sony Ericsson W980. The Sony Ericsson W980 What's...

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Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson - W980

 

The W980 is a clamshell format Walkman handset. Sony Ericsson never seems to get the clamshell format quite right, and the company has failed again with the W980. Clamshell phones lend themselves to being small and ...

The main drawback of this phone is its lack of memory expansion options. Its size won't appeal to everyone, but it is a perfectly competent music player.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Shell
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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