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Sony NWZ-B162

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 reviews of Sony NWZ-B162. 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. People are impressed by the performance and battery. The portability and sound also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the durability. There are some mixed comments about the memory and headphones.

usability, sound, portability, battery, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-B162 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony NWZ-B162


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B162 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and battery. The price and sound are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, sound, price, battery, size


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZB162 B Series Music Clip Walkman 2GB - BlackSony NWZB162 B Series Music Clip Walkman 2GB - Black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony NWZ-B162


Cheap and cheerful, this sub £30 player gives hours of playback from a 90 second charge.

Affordable ; Fast charging

Naff shuffle mode ; Fairly low volume

Sony A845.

Jul, 2011

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162 review


Sony's NWZ-B162 Walkman is a long, slim MP3 player around 9cm long but just 23mm at its widest point. It comes in a variety of snazzy colours (we're particularly taken by the blue one, pictured) and has a sturdy clip that makes it easy to attach to...

The NWZ-B162 charges quickly and clips to clothing securely but it's fiddly to use and offers no advantages over rivals from Apple and Sandisk

Oct, 2011

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Sony NWZ-B162


The Sony NWZ-B162 is a tiny MP3 player, offering all you'll ever need for under £30. With 2GB of storage space, it'll never challenge fully-fledged iPods, but it's a great solution for the daily commute or a quick workout in the gym. The good The Sony...

Although you can listen to music easily enough on your smartphone, it drains the battery life and threatens to leave you without a phone when you need it most. The Sony NWZ-B162 is a great solution, proving incredibly cost effective, and doing...

Jul, 2011

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162


size quick, charge,colour,

wish I got the 4 gb model

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

Great value for money!


I received this as a birthday gift as I had wanted an mp3 player for ages. As I use it for going to the gym I attached the clip for hands free use (included) and was also pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality of sound. I was also impressed by...

Oct, 2012

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Good but not perfect.


I bought this because I listen to audiobooks when out walking/working in the garden and it works perfectly, restarting exactly where it left off despite being powered off/recharged etc. My only criticisms are the buttons on the side of the device which...

Oct, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162


size quick, charge,colour

wish I got the 4 gb model

Oct, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162



error code COOD11E3 & COOD2772 stopped my downloading my music files

Sep, 2012

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Sony NWZB162 Walkman 2GB MP3 Walkman - Red


Battery life is very good for travelling, but can't put to much songs on it.

Jul, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B162


I am not a technophobe. I bought this player to replace an older one of a similar design which had seen very good service. I chose this one because I wanted one which was similar to operate and I am not disappointed. It is very easy to use all the...

I don't use it for music. I am learning to speak French and have put a lot of French language discs onto it. Using the earphones the volume is OK, but I want to use it with a mini-speaker system and find that the volume could do with being louder. I...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Built-in Camera: No
Video recording: No


Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Green / Blue / Green / Pink / Red
LED indicators: Yes


Backlight: Yes
Display number of lines:3
Touch screen:N / No
Touchscreen: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3 / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported: No
Video formats supported: No


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Battery Type:non-removable
Compatible operating systems:Windows / Windows, Mac
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): No
Dimensions (WxDxH):90 x 15.2 x 23.3
Extra earbuds: No
Internal Memory:2
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback time:18
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Slide show: No
USB cable:N
USB port:1
USB powered:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Batteries included: Yes
Headphones included: Yes
User guide: Yes


Picture viewer: No
Playback modes:Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one / Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: No
Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out connectivity:3.5
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery recharge time:1.1 / 1.10 / 1.16 / 1.17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:18 / 3
Rechargeable:Y / Yes


FM radio:N / No / Yes
FM recording: No
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported radio bands:FM / No

Record modes

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording:N / No / Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:N / No
Music memory capacity (songs):470 / 500
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

System requirements

Internet connection required: No
Optical drive required: No
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 15.2 / 2.33
Height :2.33 / 23.3 / 9
Width:1.52 / 9 / 9.09 / 90