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Sony Ericsson W880 Review

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Sony Ericsson W880i Specifications:-

  • General:-
    Announced:-2007, February.
    Status:-Available.
  • Size:-
    Dimensions:-103 x 46.5 x 9.5 mm.
    Weight:-71 g.
  • Display:-
    Type:-TFT, 256K colors.
    Size:-240 x 320 pixels, 1.8 inches.
    – Wallpapers, screensavers.
  • Ringtones:-
    Type:-Polyphonic, MP3.
    Customization:-Composer, download.
    Vibration:-Yes.
  • Memory:-
    Phonebook:-1000 x 20 fields, Photo call.
    Call records:-30 received, dialed and missed calls.
    Card slot:-Memory Stick Micro (M2), 1 GB card included.
    – 16 MB internal memory.
  • Data:-
    GPRS:-Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps.
    HSCSD:-Yes.
    EDGE:-No.
    3G:-Yes, 384 kbps.
    WLAN:-No.
    Bluetooth:-Yes, v2.0 with A2DP.
    Infrared port:-No.
    USB:-Yes, v2.0.
  • Features:-
    Messaging:-SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging.
    Browser:-WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront), RSS reader.
    Games:-Yes + downloadable.
    Colors:-Flame Black, Steel Silver, Havana.
    Camera:-2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video(QCIF); secondary VGA videocall camera
    – Java MIDP 2.0,- Walkman player 2.0,- TrackID music recognition,- T9,- Image viewer,- Picture editor,- Picture blogging ,- Organiser,- Built-in handsfree,- Voice memo/dial.
  • Battery:-Standard battery, Li-Po 950 mAh (BST-33).
    Stand-by:-Up to 425 h.
    Talk time:-Up to 6 h 30 min.
  • Sony Ericsson W880 is the newest addition to the Sony Ericsson Walkman line. Nothing uncommon here, we’ve seen lots of those. The most unusual thing about it though is its form factor – an ultra slim bar-shaped handset with plenty of cool features to offer. Take 3G network support, add a 2 megapixel camera, spice it up with a M2 memory card slot and Bluetooth and finally put it all in the slimmest shell possible and you will get a great result – the Sony Ericsson W880.
  • Price:-389.99 $ approx 13,000 – 16,000 Rs/-
  • Main features:-
    Ultra slim design (9.4 mm thin).
    2 megapixel camera .
    Memory card slot with hot swap functionality .
    3G support with video calls.
    Walkman 2.0 music player.
    Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio profile .
    Multi-tasking support.
    TrackID music service .
    1GB Memory Stick Micro M2 included in the package.
    Included headset has a standard 3.5 mm audio adapter .
  • Main disadvantages:-
    No FM radio.
    No Infrared port.
    Camera has no autofocus .
    No EDGE .
    Records video in ancient QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only.
  • The keypad of the Sony Ericsson W880 is unique in its own way – the reason for that being that the manufacturer has no other model with a similar keypad. The keys are small and at first they seem really hard to use for a person with large fingers. However it turned out that they pose no problem at all.
  • A serious Walkman:-
    Sony Ericsson W880 supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, WAV, WMA, M4A and MIDI file formats. The Walkman media player is version 2.0 and features improved interface. We have seen the 2.0 version already in our Sony Ericsson W850 review and we are more than pleased with it. It has several equalizer presets including the proprietary Mega Bass. The player can be set to run in background so you can do other things with the phone while listening to music. When in background mode, there is an indication of the name of the song and artist of the track currently playing in the top part of the screen. The control of the player is intuitive an

    d really easy to use. It even displays the album cover during playback if there is one.

  • You can zoom in to the actual size of the picture or even more, up to 32x. Zooming is performed by small incrementing steps. That allows greater control but is kind of irritating since you have to go through several stages before you zoom in enough to check the details.
  • The interesting thing about the file browser is the Timeline view, which allows you to filter the pictures according to the month they have been taken in. After you specify the month, you could even choose the exact date. That sort of image filtering is offered by computer picture browsers and digital cameras. The Timeline sorting is seen more and more often lately in the recent Sony Ericsson phones.
  • Conclusion:-The Sony Ericsson W880 is a great addition to the Sony Ericsson lineup. Furthermore it is a really intriguing addition to the group of the slimmest champion mobile phones in the market. Since most of those doesn’t feature 3G support, the W880 will most surely find its market niche and would gain strong popularity.You will be impressed with the usability of the device, the nice technical specifications, the great music player and the decent battery life. All in all, a great move from Sony Ericsson that would win them a lot of fans. Well, as it seems, the Sony Ericsson W880 was surely worth the commotion and all that months of waiting.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+.

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