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Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 373 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

If it weren't for the you-know-what-Phone, Sony Ericsson's latest would be the music mobile to beat. Though not as graphically inspiring as its sleek rival, the music player functions very well and even outdoes Apple's device thanks to its FM radio, stereo widening, and much louder speaker. A pedome...

- Evan Shamoon, Wired
Laptop Magazine

The latest Walkman phone offers clear sound and a sleek design for active users on a budget.

- Laptop Magazine team, Laptop Magazine
GSMArena

Sony Ericsson S500 is a mid-range slider of slim design and daring exterior, which offers very standard, not to say unoriginal, functionality. Available for around 225 Euro, the S500 is easily challenged by a number of Sony Ericsson models offering respectable functions in this price range. Which wa...

- Jan HoralĂ­k, GSMArena
Phonedog

Introduction and DesignIntroductionMy wife has used a Samsung T809 ever since we signed a service contract a year and a half ago and she got one for free (after rebate, of course).  She really liked the phone's sleek slider profile, big, bold display, and overall cool factor.  Mind you, sh...

- Noah Kravitz, Phonedog
MobileBurn

The Sony Ericsson W580 is a great example of what a feature phone can be. Not only does it handle the basics extremely well, but it has a decent camera and a top notch music player application. Bonus features like the pedometer and the Walkman application's 'shake to shuffle' functionality really ar...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Screen Size
2"

The Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
12 MB

Internal memory is 12 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 1 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
930mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 930 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time.

Ericsson W580 Walkman Specs

Overview
Release date February 6, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 12 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 930 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Gray, Black, Green, pink, red, white
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 94 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Screensavers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN, SYNC
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 1 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps MusicDJ
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson W580i, S500

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