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Sony Ericsson W980 User Reviews

8.7 Based on 5 Reviews

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UI speed8/10
Everyday usage8/10
Text input10/10
Build quality7/10
Call quality9/10


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posted on 02 Jan 2011, 03:37 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jan 2011)


Very good phone

ekkagra has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Good phone, a great phone to show off, has nice features, good earphones, nice style, great internet capabilities.

Battery 5/10
Display 10/10
Text input 10/10
Everyday usage 8/10
UI speed 8/10
Camera 6/10
Multimedia 10/10
Internet 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Build quality 7/10


  • Great walkman phone
  • Great Looks
  • 8 GB memory
  • Great sound
  • Motion Sensing


  • Weak Camera
  • Low Battery life
  • Awkward camera position
  • External screen gets damaged soon..
  • No WIFI

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posted on 18 Sep 2009, 07:45


Great! Just Great!

Great!Sony Ericsson W980 rox!It had the Features that  I want and expected.Nice!ROCK IT!The Design is the best!The performance is very good!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 9/10


  • Without flipping the phone, you can control the Music/Radio/Time & Date display.


  • Shake Control fail to respond.

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posted on 18 Mar 2009, 11:11


So far the best walkman ive had. Small and works like a dream.

Design 8/10
Features 8/10
Performance 9/10


  • Size
  • Walkman
  • Sound Quality
  • Touch Sensitive Front
  • Great Media Display Options


  • Needs More Light Options For The Front
  • Camera Is Quite Poor For A 3.2

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Elvin M.
posted on 22 Oct 2008, 17:27


PERFECT music phone

...but kinda has a slow Frames Per Second. Also more software/firmware updates to fix this problem and random crashes.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 5/10


  • ALL


  • more external screen functionality
  • More LED light options
  • ...15 fps -_-

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posted on 01 Sep 2008, 15:31


After 3 weeks of use

This phone is the best walkman phone so far.
If you are a big fan of style and music this phone has it all. It does well too with push email and the web browser is great.
The second you switch to walkman mode, the button turn orange, and the light effects are in orange too. While using the walkman on top mode, the orange touch buttons turn on enabling full control. When switching to radio the touch buttons turn white. Not to forget the cool orange light effect switches to white when receiving a call or a message.
While using the FM transmitter, you shouldn't have any worries because you wont miss any call, the FM transmitter will pause and will continue after you end the call, however, you dont have the option to silence the call and continue listening to music, you have to wait for the caller to hang up. Also sometimes after a some what long call, the FM transmitter wont start again unless you switch it on again.
The sound on this phone is amazing! I have been hearing sounds that i never heard before in my favorite album. Not even with my ipod!
The battery is above average, but even better when the 3G connection is turned off.
If you are not interested in taking good pictures, this phone will do more than fine.

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 8/10


  • FM transmitter
  • 8 Gb memory
  • Best audio experience
  • Loud stereo speakers
  • Easy email client setup
  • Nice web browser
  • Geo tagging
  • Easy software update
  • Shake control


  • Camera has strange position
  • Limited functionality for external screen
  • No light notifications
  • Needs a small software update

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