Sony Ericsson W980 Walkman review: 8 gigs of character

23 May 2008
It's no news any more that we've been playing with one of the hotties of the season for some time now. Sony Ericsson W980 made a glorious entrance but we're yet to see about the exit. Set to top the Walkman feature phone lineup, W980 carries along 8 GB worth of storage, a 3 megapixel camera and a built-in accelerometer. The touch-sensitive keys and the latest Sony Ericsson feature phone interface add to the excitement. Still not interested? Then try to think of another music phone with a built-in FM transmitter!

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  • Prakash
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  • 05 Dec 2020

Badanh, 26 Dec 2019How to buy? In 2019I want this model but not refurnished

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    • Badanh
    • tZj
    • 26 Dec 2019

    How to buy? In 2019

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      • AnonD-502895
      • uvv
      • 18 Feb 2016

      The spare parts are not available any where plz make available the lcd screen plzz

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        • AnonD-502895
        • uui
        • 18 Feb 2016

        The spare parts are not available any where plz make available the lcd screen plzz

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          • osakue
          • ftV
          • 24 Dec 2010

          the phone is great but i can't brows free with it like my nokia phone using opera mini.

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            • chrisk
            • fuS
            • 14 May 2010

            Anonymous, 08 Mar 2010can anyone tell me how long does this cell last??(can it ta... morei can assure you SE are made to last, am using my 6th model just as upgrades and the rest donated since 2006

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              • chrisk
              • fuS
              • 14 May 2010

              my 980 has crashed twice anh hav it flashed it now and again.currently i just have updated it but stil shows the same sign of crashing,am worried i love the music imagine 8gb

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                • Anonymous
                • fsC
                • 08 Mar 2010

                can anyone tell me how long does this cell last??(can it take a beating)

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                  • mbahalvin
                  • uEx
                  • 30 Dec 2009

                  bought this phone to switch my lovely w810i, this is an excellent phone, nice model, very good sound quality, rare to find another user... poor camera? yeah it was, but i dont mind, so i bought it.. 8gb.. nice....

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                    • pradheesh
                    • utV
                    • 28 Sep 2009

                    I dont understand, y these ppl making such crap keypads and interior when the outside of the fone looks so good.

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                      • Shane
                      • uBE
                      • 20 Aug 2009

                      ATTENION POTENTIAL BUYERS!! IGNORE THE W980'S CAMERA PICTURES SHOWN IN THIS REVIEW!! They must of had a test version or something because my w980's camera pic's look 10x better, sharp and clear!! not flat dull and crappy looking. Despite not having a zoom, auto focus and flash the quality of the camera is very decent, in fact its comparable it to a Cannon Powershot S1IS 3.2mp camera I have, the cannon is better of course but not by much. I read another review that said the w980 has cheap build quality and I don't agree with this at all, maybe the shiny black plastic can give this impression but it depends how you look at it, I think it looks very stylish. And just try moving your finger up when taking pic's people, its not a big deal. Well that's all I wanted to inform you guys & girls about. I just got this phone today and Ive very impressed so far.. no complaints, its replacing a W850i. Buy this phone!

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                        • dan
                        • vuL
                        • 18 Jun 2009

                        Marios, 31 Oct 2008Is there a difference between W980 and W980i??nah man they aint no diffrence between a w980 n w98i

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                          • Anonymous
                          • fwi
                          • 10 Jun 2009

                          u can use shake control when the w980 is closed by doing the exact same thing when it is open, exept hold down the play/pause button. holding the button and with the fone facing upwards move your fone up or down to increase/decrease the volume :)

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                            • Eddy
                            • Ui$
                            • 02 May 2009

                            Bought this phone on 1/5/09 and it blew off all ipod devices. Recommended phone for music lovers.

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                              • Mehdi
                              • mg{
                              • 29 Mar 2009

                              I have w380i . I found some bad crack in it. Its made by itself without any pressure or smth else.
                              I want to ask is this new model (w980) have same problem like his father ( w380)?
                              PLZ help me. because actually that cellphone was going dead.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • TIE
                                • 15 Nov 2008

                                Marios, 31 Oct 2008Is there a difference between W980 and W980i??no they mean the same thing

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                                  • Marios
                                  • Tr}
                                  • 31 Oct 2008

                                  Is there a difference between W980 and W980i??

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                                    • David
                                    • M8T
                                    • 19 Oct 2008

                                    wow, this is one piece of sophisticated music software. I couldn't believe before that even the beta version of the W980 tested on this site had the exact same audio quality as the best ipod. Then recently read another test of a finished released W980 and it's audio levels blew the ipod straight out of the water. So i compared my friends W980 to my iphone, and i have to say that my iphone got smacked in the mouth bigtime. So end of this month i'm getting this phone 4 sure.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • ijs
                                      • 22 Sep 2008

                                      I just bought it today, but the fm transmitter doesnt work here, anyone know any solution to this??

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                                        • Jan
                                        • jLB
                                        • 19 Aug 2008

                                        The one was talking abot nokia 16 m colors display- nokia doesnt know yet how to produce lively vivid display with precise colors as SE..