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Sony Ericsson W880 Review

Sony Ericsson W880

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Working with the telephone is reminiscent of the other Sony Ericsson models and the menus are comparatively fast and appropriate; they will seldom make you wait. Even the camera starts and saves images very rapidly. Unfortunately, during the several days we used the device, it crashed once for no reason, making a restart inevitable – this is not excusable for a non-smart phone.
   
Its performance as a receiver leaves on us mixed but mostly positive attitudes. On one side, signal reception is on the limit of being weak, on the other – sound during conversation is very good; you hear loud, though, unfortunately, sharp and unreal voices with no low frequency. On the other end there is an exceptionally strong and clear audibility, with only a little air of ‘distance’. When using the speakerphone your voice is also normally audible there, as opposed to what is heard from the W880’s speaker in open-air, slightly noisy environment, while holding the telephone in hand. At such circumstances you will hardly hear anything.

Conclusion:

Sony Ericsson W880 is an odd telephone: intended to be used for music, it has fewer features in common with the cybershot models, which impairs its functionality, though. And despite the music orientation, there is the striking inadequateness of not having an FM radio and stereo speakers, a non-standard connector positioning, and poor sound quality in the headphones. The compromise on functionality is somewhat compensated by the fact that it is the thinnest Sony Ericsson and by the excellent manufacturing, which leaves a pleasant impression on us. In case you are looking for music oriented and, at the same time, thin telephone, you should check on the W880 model. And if what matters for you is the overall functionality rather than music, consider the slim ones of Motorola and Samsung.

Pros

  • Thin body and solid construcion
  • Very good keyboard
  • TrackID gives excellent responce
  • 3G UMTS

Cons

  • Lack of FM radio
  • Only tri-band GSM
  • The camera is worse than the one of the first Walkman (W800)
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.05 x 1.83 x 0.37 inches
(103 x 46.5 x 9.4 mm)
2.50 oz  (71 g)
Battery950 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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