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Sony Ericsson W508a

Announced
Jan 8, 2009
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.68 x 1.97 x 0.55 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Sony Ericsson W508a is a quad-band GSM clamshell with HSDPA support. It features 262k color scratch-resistant QVGA display, 3.2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, M2 memory slot, Music player, FM Radio and Organizer.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.68 x 1.97 x 0.55 inches (93.5 x 50 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 182 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • OLED
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 128 x 36 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.10 inches

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 920 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Jan 2009

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