By January 21, 2009

Sony Ericsson W980 unboxed

If you are a regular here on tracyandmatt you’ll know that we’ve looked at a few Sony Ericsson handsets lately and have tried to compare their features to Windows Mobile devices. Nick recently reviewed the W595 and was pretty impressed with it’s music features, not surprising perhaps given that it bears the Walkman moniker.


The Sony Ericsson W980

Nick wanted to have a look at some other handsets from Sony Ericsson in their Walkman range so SE kindly sent us the W980 to review.

Unlike the slider of the W595 the W980 is a flip-style handset occupying the higher end of the market. It has a decent feature set, which you can see in the specification below and has 8GB of built in storage for your music – A pretty decent amount but a shame that there is no memory card socket to enable you to increase the capacity.

Nick’s using the W980 as his every day phone and putting the review together at the moment. For now, enjoy the Sony Ericsson W980 unboxing video below:


Sony Ericsson W980 unboxed


Sony Ericsson W980 specification:

  • Size:92.0 x 46.0 x 17.0 mm
  • Weight: 100g
  • Main Screen: 240 x 320 pixels – 2.2 inches
  • External screen: 176 x 176 pixels
  • Memory: 8GB Phone Memory – Stores up to 8000 songs (eAAC+ format)
  • Networks: GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 & UMTS 2100
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.2x digital zoom
    – Picture blogging
    – Video blogging
    – Video recording with 4x digital zoom
    – Photo fix
    – Auto rotate
    – x-Pict Story™
    – PictBridge printing
  • Music: Walkman® player
    – Clear stereo
    – Clear bass
    – Album art
    – FM transmitter
    – Shake control
    – SensMe™
    – PlayNow™
    – TrackID™
    – Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Internet: RSS feeds, Access NetFront™ Web Browser
  • Entertainment: Music tones (MP3/AAC), 3D games, Java™, FM radio with RDS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth™ technology, Modem, Synchronization
  • Messaging: Email, MMS (Multimedia Messaging)

Be true to the original recording

The W980i Walkman® phone is designed to allow you to listen to music as it should be heard. Clear stereo enables the music to sound like the original recording. Clear bass delivers distortion free sound even at higher volumes. These features combine with the premium headphones, the Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-77, to deliver an incredible clear audio experience and music that sounds as true as possible to the original recording

Share your music with friends

The W980i Walkman® phone has a built-in FM transmitter, which allows you to send whatever’s playing on your phone to other devices with a built-in FM radio receiver. This gives you the ability to share your music with all those around you, whether through a friend’s hi-fi or your car stereo.

Quality music is made for sharing with the W980i. Unplug your headset, sit back and let the music flow through the integrated stereo speakers for all to enjoy. Select a track from the extensive music library – the W980 lets you store up to 8000 songs – or tune in to your favourite radio station and listen out loud. No need to plug in an FM Receiver (which is usually built-in to the handsfree kit), since this is on-board with the W980i.

Posted by: Matt

[ Post Tags: Sony Ericsson, W980, Walkman Phone, feature phone, ]

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