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Sony Ericsson W980

Announced
Feb 10, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 14, 2008

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.62 x 1.81 x 0.66 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The high-end Walkman Sony Ericsson W980 comes with 8GB of integrated memory, FM tuner that can work without headset and FM transmitter, for broadcasting music indoors. It is a quad-band GSM clamshell with music keys on the front, featuring QVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera and Walkman Player with Shake control.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.62 x 1.81 x 0.66 inches (92 x 46 x 16.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.53 oz (100 g)
      the average is 5 oz (143 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 35.46 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • TFT
    • Resolution:

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

      • 176 x 176 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 262 144

Camera

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

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (756 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 19 days (450 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (903 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 25 days (594 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 16.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS, FM Transmiter

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds

Technology

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

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Feb 2008

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