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Sony Ericsson W980 Review

Sony Ericsson W980

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Interface:

The W980 runs on SE’s A200 interface, like the other high-end Sony devices such as the C905 and W902. If you have used it before you won’t see anything unknown here. There are some incremental improvements that simply infuses some freshness  into a familiar OS.

Homescreen - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Homescreen - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Standby World - Homescreen - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Walk Mate - Homescreen - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
  

Standby World

Walk Mate

Homescreen


Here you can put a program on the initial screen too; in this case you can use Walk Mate and Standby World. The first one is a pedometer, showing you how many steps you have taken for each day of the week.  The second is a world clock showing three cities at your choice.

Initially, the main menu is comprised of icons arranged in a 3x4 grid style, but you can choose between two other visualizations independent of the theme:

  • Rotating – the icons appear like a rounded band.
  • Single icon – the icons appear one by one on the whole screen and change vertically, with a progress bar on the right.

Main menu layouts - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Grid - Main menu layouts - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Rotating - Main menu layouts - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Single icon - Main menu layouts - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
 

Grid

Rotating

Single icon

Main menu layouts


Phonebook:

You can save up to 1000 contacts, each with several numbers for a total of 7000 numbers, e-mail and web addresses, birth date, a personal photo, and both ringtone and video caller IDs.

Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Sony Ericsson W980 Review


When dialing a number directly from the home screen the phone will search for number and name matches from both the contact list and call history.


Organizer:

The organizer includes a calendar, tasks, notes, alarms, calculator, stopwatch, countdown timer, coded note, links to programs, file manager and synchronization option. All these functions are standard and are nothing new or unknown so we won’t go into detail.

Menu - Organizer - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Calendar - Organizer - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Alarms - Organizer - Sony Ericsson W980 Review
Calculator - Organizer - Sony Ericsson W980 Review

Menu

Calendar

Alarms

Calculator

Organizer



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PhoneArena rating:
6Average
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size3.62 x 1.81 x 0.66 inches
(92 x 46 x 16.9 mm)
3.53 oz  (100 g)
Battery930 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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