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Sony Ericsson W980

Sony Ericsson W980
2.2"
240 x 320 pixels
3.2 MP
BATTERY: 930 mAh (3.50h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 8 GB
Announced: Feb 10, 2008
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 14, 2008
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.62 x 1.81 x 0.66 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Thick body (0.66 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)

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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
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Soft keys (2), Music control keys
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key, Other

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

      • Color, 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
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 16.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo 8
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS, FM Transmiter

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Synchronization (SP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Feb 2008

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 17 Jun 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3052091 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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