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

alaTest has collected and analysed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Ratings about the headphones and usability are overall positive. The performance and design also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the value for money. Some have doubts about the storage and memory.

sound, design, performance, usability, headphones

memory, storage

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 & Media Players the Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 128 reviews)

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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

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Sony NWZ-Z1000 Walkman Review

 

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

Finding a chink in Apple's armour is not easy, especially if you're attempting to breach Fortress iPod which seems to have all the angles covered. But Sony isn't ready to give up just yet, launching a

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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.

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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...

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, design, usability, battery, headphones

portability, 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 Walkman NWZZ1050R 16GB Android MP3/Media Player, NWZ-Z1050 REDSavvies screen protector Crystal-Clear for Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1050 NWZ-Z1060

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Nice Walkman

 

Sony does great sound, this Walkman offers more than the iPod does

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Sony NWZ-Z1060

 

unrivalled sound quality ; android based ; clear screen and videon playback ; easy to use ; packed with features

has no expandable memory ; price

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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.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, headphones, performance, design, size

value for money

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

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

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Worst Sony product ever bought

 

I have never regret a purchase as such. Dual-core processor? Then why the touch screen and the three touch buttons give no response from time to time? In the playback view, when I press the menu button, I always have to wait for longer than 1 second...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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