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Sony Ericsson W980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews of Sony Ericsson W980. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and camera. The price and screen get mixed comments.

usability, sound, design, size, portability

battery, camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson W980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Ericsson W980


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Ericsson W980 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the screen and sound. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

design, performance, usability, sound, screen


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Ericsson W980


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson W980 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and sound also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical reviews about the performance. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, sound, portability, battery, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Ericsson W980i


Sony Ericsson's flagship Walkman phone gets the once over from Sandra.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Ericsson W980 mobile phone


The Sony Ericsson W980 brings many of the design features found on other Walkman handsets and puts the full clout of the phone company behind them. So how does it fare? For fans of Sony Ericsson devices this is true enough to their line-up over the...

Sounds great, external Walkman controls, great screen, headphones better than average

Screen a little small, no 3.5mm jack, little innovation

For fans of Sony Ericsson devices this is true enough to their line-up over the past years to offer the same comfortable experience. But for those looking for something a little different, there is nothing here to really get excited about. Sure enough,...

Oct, 2008

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Stuff magazine


Packing a generous 8GB of storage and some snazzy dedicated music buttons, this Walkman phone has flagship features – but does it produce flagship performance?

A talented music phone that's let down by the rest of its feature arsenal

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Sony Ericsson W980 mobile phone - First Look


The Sony Ericsson W980 is the company's latest flagship Walkman handset, but can it bring anything to the mix that the current range doesn't? We managed to get a hands-on with the new phone at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The W980 is...

8GB memory, front chamshell interface, Sony Ericsson apps

Small screen, flimsy

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Tech staff (

Sony Ericsson W980 review


Sony has a new flagship Walkman phone, but is it any good?

High quality Walkman music player ; 8GB onboard memory ; Touch sensitive external Walkman buttons ; Good quality earphones supplied ; Built in FM transmitter ; HSDPA high-speed 3G connectivity ; Stylish design ; 3.2-megapixel camera ; Google Maps ;...

No Wi-Fi ; No expandable memory ; Camera performance is average, with no autofocus or flash ; Poor positioning of camera ; No built-in GPS ; Average screen doesn't reflect large body size ; Video capture quality limited ; Motion sensor doesn't work...

A powerful set of music phone features are the bill-topper on Sony Ericsson's flagship 8GB Walkman mobile

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Sony Ericsson W980 review


Although primarily a music phone - hence the Walkman branding - the Sony Ericsson W980 comes laden with a none-too-shabby 3.2Mp camera with flash. This is more discreet than some onboard cameras. It's just below the clamshell handset's hinge and all...

While there are one or two aspects of the Sony Ericsson W980 that we found a little tricksy – primarily the fact that when you've been grooving along to the latest top tunes and unplug the earphones from the phone, it continues to blare out the songs...

Aug, 2008

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Expert review by : EISA (

Sony Ericsson W980i


Who could resist this piano-black Walkman-series phone? It's a quad-band handset loaded with 8 GB of internal memory, a 3.2 Megapixel camera, an FM tuner, Bluetooth stereo, and a music player that operates even with the phone flip-lid closed. Opened...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : mfereday (

Shake the Music : Sony Ericsson W980


Shake it, flick it and listen to the music hardly seems like an appropriate introduction to a mobile phone but this is a Walkman phone

Taking over the role of its flagship Walkman phone is the Sony Ericsson W980. Released with the tag line of “Discover Music Reborn”, this clamshell handset measures 92 x 46 x 17mm (L x W x D) and weighs 100g. As is Sony Ericsson’s usual habit, some...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Nick R (

Sony Ericsson W980 review


As if the choice of Walkman phones from Sony Ericsson was not big and confusing enough, then be prepared as it may just get a whole lot harder to choose with the introduction of the Sony Ericsson W980. The Sony Ericsson W980 What's...

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Feb, 2009

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Sony Ericsson - W980


The W980 is a clamshell format Walkman handset. Sony Ericsson never seems to get the clamshell format quite right, and the company has failed again with the W980. Clamshell phones lend themselves to being small and ...

The main drawback of this phone is its lack of memory expansion options. Its size won't appeal to everyone, but it is a perfectly competent music player.

Jan, 2009

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