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Sony NWZ-B162

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Sony NWZ-B162. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the storage and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the headphones and memory.

usability, performance, sound, price, battery

reliability, storage

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.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, sound, price, battery, size


84% 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 - BlackNWZ-B162F Walkman MP3 player - 2 GB - blueSony NWZB162 B Series Music Clip Walkman 2GB - Red

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Sony Walkman NWZ-B162 review


Compact size, nice design, on-board USB connection, decent audio, easy to use, ZAPPIN search function

Only basic functions, only 2GB memory, sound clarity is lost at high volume

The NWZ-B162 is a no-frills product that delivers decent sound quality at a bargain price. With just 2GB of memory on board, it's unlikely that most people will be buying this as their primary music player, but it's ideal as a back-up for when you...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (

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

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 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

Consumer review by: LoobyLu (

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

Consumer review by: Simon (

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

Consumer review by: maya30 (

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

Consumer review by: Ian (

Very good buy


Very small, compact ideal for my wife, who i bought it for, to take to the gym.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: coocrazy (

good buy


great little player looks cool too.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: chorlton (

quality product


Did exactly what I expected it to do, drag and drop to load songs is v easy

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No