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Sony Ericsson W380 review

6.3/10 AVG.

  • Sony Ericsson W380
  • Sony Ericsson W380

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The Sony Ericsson W380 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Sony Ericsson W380 is an edgy clamshell. No, I’m not talking attitude. It actually has real edges, which is a departure from the most clamshells.

The W380 is the mid-range “Walkman” logoed model of a three model collection produced by Sony Ericsson. This Tri-band flip features a camera, internal 1.9 inch TFT display and, happily, large haptic keys that are spacious, especially for the clamshell. There are also touch sensitive music keys on the outside front of the phone.

While this phone does not excel against some of its competitors, it is nonetheless a sturdy option for young people on a budget who insist on a music player.

Another interesting and clever feature of Sony’s Walkman line is its new Gesture Control system. For example, if you wave your hand in front of the camera lens it will activate the snooze feature. The W380 also runs on the identical OS used in the W880, which presents clean and easily understood screens and somewhat intuitive controls.

If you are looking for a solid flip with good sound quality and a decent music player, take a look at the Sony Ericsson W380.

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1+ MP

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Sony backs up the Ericsson W380 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Ericsson W380 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Sony Ericsson W380's screen size is 1.9 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Ericsson W380 Specs

Release date November 6, 2007
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 14 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.65 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 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: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Magnetic Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.9 x 1.6 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 100 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 1.9 inches
Secondary Display Grayscale OLED, 36 x 128 pixels
Graphics Yes
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 No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
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
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson W380a

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