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Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 901 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and headphones. The design and sound also get good opinions. Many are negative about the memory, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 368 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and portability. The headphones and sound are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, headphones, portability, design

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and sound. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the portability, and there are some less positive views about the size.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A829

 

£200-odd for Sony's NWZ-A829 music/video player isn't cheap, so does Jon think it's money well spent?

Elsewhere things are not so different. The resolution is identical (240 x 320), battery life is still a highly impressive 36 hours for audio, and file format compatibility remains the same. For audio you can play MP3, WMA, and AAC files (all...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony NWZ-A826 review

 

The NWZ-A826 is Sony's new entry-level Walkman, and handles most files well – although MP4 files can be fiddly

Excellent sound quality ; built-in Bluetooth ; easy to use

Price: transferring video can be a pain ; supplied headphones sound mediocre

It may be pricey, but Sony's Walkman is a fine MP3 player and a good alternative to everything Apple

May, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony NWZ-A829B review

 

Sony's latest Walkman packs 16GB of storage and stereo Bluetooth support. Is it the world's finest mini PMP?

Its feature count is low, but this Sony does the sound and vision basics outstandingly well

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony's latest Walkman packs 16GB of storage and stereo Bluetooth support. Is it the world's finest mini PMP?

Its feature count is low, but this Sony does the sound and vision basics outstandingly well

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sony NWZ-A826 review

 

After winning considerable plaudits for its first video-playing Walkmans, the A810 series, Sony's decided to go right for Apple's jugular. The A820 series features unique functionality and form factor – it's a player that attempts to blend the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Rob Mead (techradar.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

 

Can Sony make up ground lost to the iPod with its next-gen Walkmans?

Great headphones Sounds better than the iPod Small and slim with decent build quality Bluetooth - if that's your bag

Counter-intuitive controls Iffy user interface Screen is too small for watching anything other than short clips No Bluetooth headphones It still can't beat the iPod

Sony's NWA-829 is in some way its most accomplished Walkman yet. It sounds better than the iPod (largely thanks to a decent headphone bundle) but it's messy UI and lack of killer features does little to pull it ahead of the pack

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A828 review

 

Sony's latest Walkman, the NWZ-A828, is the first MP3 player we've seen that comes with a set of cordless Bluetooth headphones. This may sound gimmicky, but they'll appeal to anyone who's ever struggled to untangle a pair of wired earphones.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Sparkes (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A826K

 

The iPod may dominate the MP3 player market, but it pays to shop around. Sony's latest Walkman is every bit as stylish, admittedly in a more hi-fi component way, and has comparably solid build quality. The scratch resistant screen and brushed metal...

Get the wow factor without the wires. A real rival to Apple's iPod nano.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Price (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony NWZ-A826 review

 

Clocking in at £139, Sony's 4GB Walkman isn't cheap – if you take the iPod nano route, you can get twice that capacity for £10 less. So what do you get for the money? One word: Bluetooth.

The Sony NWZ-A826 is an excellent example of a multimedia player, one that looks good and benefits superbly from Bluetooth technology. Getting just 4GB capacity for ?139 is rather galling, however.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : electricpig (electricpig.co.uk)

Sony NWZ-A826K

 

The Sony NWZ-A826K takes it to its rivals with the twin cannons of music/video-playing and wireless headphones. Awesome.

Wireless headphones. Extremely long battery life. Great (if small) screen.

The headphones can cut out on occasion.

Jun, 2009

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