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Sony NWZ-B162

Sony NWZ-B162
alaScore 87

267 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 267 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and performance. The sound and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, sound, performance, battery

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 & Media Players the Sony NWZ-B162 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 267 reviews)

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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

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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.

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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 Sony NWZ-B162 is no bigger than a USB memory stick, and actually has a port on the end (hidden under a dust cover) for connections to your laptop or PC. There's no need to use software – you can simply drag and drop files from your computer –...

The most limiting thing about the Sony NWZ-B162 is the 2GB of storage, proving easy to fill up. However, it's easily enough for 20 or so albums, promising to keep you entertained for at least a day or two. With the ability to drag and drop files,...

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...

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Sony NWZ-B162

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B162 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Very good buy

 

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

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good buy

 

great little player looks cool too.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
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