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Sony Ericsson W980 Specs

Release Date in Malaysia
DateAug 2009
Flash card support
Internal memory8196 MB
Display resolution240 x 320 pixels
Display number of colours262144 colours
FM radio
Ringer typePolyphonic
Music player
Audio formats supportedAAC,MP3
Weight & dimensions
Weight100 g
Width46 mm
Depth17 mm
Height92 mm
Talk time (2G)9 h
Standby time (2G)370 h
Technical details
Colour of productBlack
Data networkEDGE,GPRS,wcdma
Phone features
Form factorClamshell
Personal info management (PIM)Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Java technology
Vibrating alert
Text prediction system typeT9
Text prediction system
Video call
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Data transmission
Infrared data port
Rear camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric)3.2 MP
Digital zoom3.2x

Reviews of Sony Ericsson W980
Reviewed on 2008-10-16
6th of October 2008. The Sony Ericsson W980 is Sony Ericsson’s newest and coolest looking Walkman phones. Music is in essence, and with superb audio quality, the Walkman 3 player, an FM-transmitter, external music controls and a massive 8 giga...
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Reviewed on 2008-10-27
The Sony Ericsson W980 has a sleek and attractive design with a nice-looking internal display and simple controls. The feature set is good and performance is satisfactory.
The Sony Ericsson W980s menus are rather sluggish and it takes several seconds to start up. Also, the external display has a low resolution and the rear battery cover felt a bit flimsy.
Ten months ago, Sony Ericsson made a big splash at the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona when it introduced a gallery of flashy new phones. True to its usual form, the company focused on multimedia, with new additions to the Walkman and Cybershot serie...
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Reviewed on 2008-10-24
These days, clamshell models are dwindling in number, giving way to the more numerous sliders and candy bars. The majority of new clamshells are targeted at a female audience and can’t boast much about their functionality. A technologically advanced c...
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Reviewed on 2008-09-25
Great music abilities, plenty of storage, FM transmitter, good battery
Small display, average camera, no memory card slot
The W980 is the latest Walkman branded handset from Sony Ericsson, featuring 8GB of built-in memory and unique touch-sensitive music buttons on the front panel. Currently at the top of the Sony Ericsson Walkman range, this device has a lot to live up ...
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Reviewed on 2008-08-29
The W890i is Sony Ericsson's current flagship Walkman handset. With 8GB of memory built in it is designed to meet the needs of the mobile music fan who doesn't want to carry a separate player but who does want plenty of music at their disposal. It is a t...
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Reviewed on 2008-08-26
The W980i’s reception quality was never an issue, nor was its ring tone volume – it got through in most situations. The vibro alert is a tad above average strength-wise. The W980 has already arrived and retails for around 420 Euro. It’s not a music-mi...
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Reviewed on 2008-08-19
The Sony Ericsson W980 is an astoundingly good consumer phone that is beautifully finished, offers that all-important haptic interface to give it a real edge, a full 8GB of onboard memory and some well designed features.Although primarily a music phon...
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Reviewed on 2008-08-11
A superb music offering from Sony Ericsson, while the 8GB of onboard memory provides plenty of storage space....
Although it doesn’t pretend to be a camera phone, we were still disappointed with the overall snapping experience.Look and Feel...
If we were judging this handset solely on music, it would be right up there, but as an overall package the phone is somewhat lacking. Related links Sony Ericsson unveils T700 James Bond to use Sony Ericsson C902 Sony Ericsson G705 mobile phone due for ...
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Reviewed on 2008-06-18
When we talk about music phone, W series from Sony Ericsson must be at the top ten chart if it is not the best one. Cool design with a complete features and new technology is SE’s perfect weapon to serve customers, especially young generation for such ...
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Reviewed on 2008-03-26
At a first glance, the Sony Ericsson W890i looked like another elegant Walkman music phone, but when we picked it up, we were surprised how well it was designed. Although the phone appeared a bit edgy and icy (we tried out the silver model), in the ...
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Reviewed on 2008-02-10
Slim design, 8GB of built-in storage, great Walkman player, FM transmitter.
No real headphone jack, touch sensitive buttons arent our favorite. NillSlightMODERATEPalpableExtreme
Sony Ericssons new W980 Walkman phone has plenty of storage and an FM transmitter to broadcast to your radio. Will touch sensitive buttons stymie the best-in-class music player?
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Reviewed on 2006-01-01
The Sony Ericsson W980 has some very appealing features:8GB of memory ,Comes with Portable Handsfree HPM-77 headphones ,FM radio and a built-in FM transmitter ,HSPDA , Bluetooth 2.0 ,3.2 megapixel camera ,Sony Ericsson software applications (such as th......
There are some cons to this music-focused phone:Screen is small and flimsy ,Hard to find buttons (collection of rounded indents instead of buttons) ,Minimalist look that does not appeal to everyone ,Lack of a 3.5 mm socket ,Clear bar at the bottom ligh......
If the thought of a cell phone that also acts as a Walkman brings music to your ears then you will want to become closely acquainted with the Sony Ericsson W980. This piano black phone that premiered in February 2008 has an 8GB memory and a front clam...
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Reviewed on 2006-01-01
Excellent sound quality when listening to music with earpieces, Convenient control in closed position, 8 GB internal memory, FM transmitter
Unsatisfactory sound quality while talking, Inconvenient to handle and carry in a pocket, The camera is not up to the mark, There is no memory card slot
‘I want a phone which I can listen to music by without compromise!’ - if this thought keeps running in your head, then look here before you go shopping. W980 is one of the latest models in Sony Ericsson’s Walkman series and may just be the perfect fi...
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Reviewed on 2008-09-15
Excellent music player and bundled headphones, 8GB internal storage, Secondary display and external music controls, HSDPA
Awkward keypad design, Not Sony Ericssons most attractive handset, No 3.5mm headphone port on phone
Whether or not we find the W980 attractive, we certainly think it looks delicious. With its glossy black case and sharp square design, this latest Walkman looks more like a dark chocolate Tim Tam than a mobile phone of the future. Under the flip we fin...
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Reviewed on 2008-09-04
If you are the type of person who judges a book by its cover, then dont even bother looking at the new Walkman phone. The Sony Ericsson W980 looks like one of those DoCoMo phones you can buy in Japan and feels very cheap to say the least. But if you ...
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Reviewed on 2008-09-04
Light; Internal Memory; HSDPA; FM transmitter; Clever Walkman functions; Other 3.5mm headphones can be used
Toy-like feel; Not the best-looking Walkman phone around
If you are the type of person who judges a book by its cover, then dont even bother looking at the new Walkman phone. The Sony Ericsson W980 looks like one of those DoCoMo phones you can buy in Japan and feels very cheap to say the least. But if you a...
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Reviewed on 2008-08-27
Design, external display and music controls, 8GB internal memory, HSDPA-capable, excellent headphones
No memory card slot, mediocre camera
A stylish flip handset featuring external touch-sensitive music controls, Sony Ericsson’s latest Walkman handset definitely looks good. The W980i is a great example of what can be achieved with a balance of style and features. It boasts 8GB of internal...
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