Performance and conclusion:

All told, we do like the Sony Ericsson W302 despite its few disadvantages with the mediocre in-call quality among them. Voices come out overly sharp and loud on our end and turning the volume down makes them sound muffled. People on the other end claimed they could hear us loud enough, although a bit mechanical. The battery fails at the most important function of the phone – music listening. It keeps the device operational for up to 10 hours, while competing phones such as the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic and 5130 XpressMusic are rated at respectively 18 and 20 hours. You most probably won´t have any troubles when it comes to calls – the manufacturer claims battery is able to deliver about 7 hours of continuous talk time and 300 hours standby mode.

In a nutshell, we recommend the Sony Ericsson W302 to children and teenagers, since it delivers really nice audio playback quality (through headphones), compact size and appealing overall look at a lower price. We figure adults will probably come to think of the device as rather childish, plus they might find the small keys uncomfortable to use.

Sony Ericsson W302 Video Review:


  • Likeable design
  • Decent audio quality


  • Feeble speakers in terms of music and audio
  • Mediocre in-call quality
  • Shorter battery life for audio listening, especially compared to rival phones
  • Small keys

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