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Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070). 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. Views about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the storage and memory. There are mixed opinions on the battery and price.

sound, performance, usability, design, portability

size, reliability, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the storage. Views are divided on the price.

sound, usability, design, performance, size

storage

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-Z1060 32GB Walkman Powered by Android - BlackSony NWZ-Z1060 32GB Walkman Powered by Android - Black

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price and size.

sound, performance, usability, design, battery

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZZ1060 32 GB Bluetooth Wireless Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony NWZZ1060 32 GB Bluetooth Wireless Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060 review

 

Sony's new Walkman is a chunky Android-based MP3 player with 32GB internal storage and a 4.3in QVGA (800x480) screen. It has similar battery life to most Android phones and managed to keep playing audio for 22 hours and video for almost six and a half...

The best Android MP3 player we've seen yet is, unfortunately, shockingly expensive

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony NWZ-Z1000 Walkman review

 

The Walkman brand marches on with the Android army

Neither a smartphone nor an iPod-beater, the Z1000 languishes in no man's land

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: David Gilbert (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1000

 

First Look: Can Sony's 4.3in Android-based Walkman compete with the iPod touch?

Overall the phone - sorry, media player - feels rather light in the hands and lacks the premium quality of Apple's products, due to the plastic material used for the front and rear. Overall, however we liked the design which is rather attractive.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060 Walkman

 

The Sony NWZ-Z1060 Walkman is an Android-based portable music player. It has a 4.3-inch TFT LED backlit display, 32GB storage, USB connectivity voice recording, an FM tuner and a 14-hour battery life. Compatible music formats include MP3, WMA, WMA...

The Sony NWZ-Z1060 is an impressive music player that delivers all the features and sound quality a music fan could want, but the price is just too high to make it worth recommending. Unless you really don't like iTunes, an iPod touch and all its apps...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1050

 

If you want a dedicated MP3 player, but can't bear to buy an iPod Touch, then this Android-powered Z-Series Walkman may be the go for you.

The Walkman NWZ-Z1050 goes on sale in Australia in April 2012 for AU$269; only the 16GB model will be available locally.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

Audio + Video Quality. Internet access

Large coloured band at the top of the picture on some sources. i.e BBC iPlayer

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

9

4

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

Superb sound and display. Very easy to set up and navigate around. Superb bundled headphones. Wireless works well. As a dedicated music player, excellent

Not immediately obvious how to create playlists. Battery life could be better

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

Sound quality, bluetooth range, large screen. MediaGo is a good music player/library with which to load your music to the Walkman

Limited battery life, plastic case prone to scratch easily, will not stream Spotify to other wireless players, main menu buttons are not backlit

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: derek (reevoo.com)

Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

easy to use and download onto for people not used to gadgets

not being able to delete songs or discs on walkman itself. this has to be done through computer

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer Modes:Custom, Jazz, Pop / Jazz, Pop
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
MP3 sample rates:48
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:44.1

Camera

Built-in Camera: No
Frame rate:30
Video Playback: Yes

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Red
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight colour:White
Colour : Yes
Display:LED / TFT
Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, PCM, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4, WMV9

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Charging Time:5
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):70.9 x 11.1 x 134.4
Internal Memory:32
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback time:20
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, USB 2.0
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headphones included: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Picture viewer: Yes
Playback modes:Normal, Repeat, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 20
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

Radio

FM radio: Yes
FM recording: No
Supported radio bands:FM

Record modes

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Voice recording time:54.5

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Music memory capacity (songs):3250 / 7350
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

System requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.11
Height :13.4
Weight:156
Width:7.02 / 7.05 / 7.09