this phone is wonderful and i think it will have a serious sound quality improvment i own a W960i now and im very pleased with it but this baby ROCKS stereo speakers, shake control, sense me, the first music phone with RDS FM transmitter, walkman player 3.0 the greatest ever, 8GB storage with super fast file transfer up to 9MB/s, 3.2MPix cam even its not that good but its a walkman after all, high quality screen as all SE's but not what im waiting for my true goal is the P5i i can't wait
Every things cool but the camera. But I want to know how the battry performs.
I am a fan of SE but I would rather buy the new (100% Sony) Sony Walkman A828 with bluetooth headset.
just relax and wait... this is just a first look, wait until the full version.
Last comment I promise but you still can't accept Bluetooth files when the flip is closed, like on W710. That is a bit of a shame
To sidneylopsides: The W is at a funny angle because when you tilt the phone it rotates the Walkman logo and the background graphic due to the accelerometer.
There's no dedicated camera key that I can find, which is a first for a high end SE phone I think...
One of the most anticipated phones of the year!
It's a shame about the FM antenna, I was looking forward to a radio without headphones.
The camera position is strange - surely it would be better on the top half like on my W710i?
Finally, I think I slightly prefer a monochrome external screen like on W710i. It's easier to see in sunlight- an enhanced version of that would have been really nice. Still, a nice looking phone.
Is it just me, or does the "W" on the outside screen rotate to be the right way up?
Please do an audio quality review this time. PLEASE. This is a freaking walkman phone. You started those audio quality tests long time and it just stopped. Honestly, these things are important. Stop making cheap quick crap reviews.
This will cost 450 euro, so people think who would buy it? W980 will fail as all latest SE phones.
I have a w910 and I find the music player laggy. Compared to a 910 how would you say the 980 is?
Hey, I wrote my comment quite cooly... Just wanted to know if the sound was any better...
Now if you want some harsh word I those too...
Firstly, this is a mid-range phone but it's a high-end one price wise, it has the old naming system and it will be accordingly priced, i.e., more pricier than W960 which was already a bit overpriced... I also have word from SE about the price and it's pricey for it's features... In short, it's not worth the price... In fact that goes for all SE phones these days... And I am SE FANBOY and not a hater but I want them to perform well and they can do so only if they have the right products as they used to have few years back...
Now, I though that the in-built FM and FM transmitter was something cool for this device and make it a bit unique too, but they just scrapped the in-built antenna in order to make the phone more crap... I mean, the phone is gonna be pricey and they are cutting features to make more money??? Sound wise, it ain't any good yet...
Also, why the hell put the crap camera UI in this pricy phone like W760 when W910 which only has a 2MP camera has a cybershot v2 look a like camera UI???
Now before saying anything to me, wait for GSM Arena's full review and then be satisfied... ;)
this is a mid range handset if the price is right i might get it..i have the the k850i and n95 as upgrades but i didnt like those two and decided to stick with my k800i until now... very affordable and very good features and battery life..
Hey, harry. Please calm down. This is only a preview, a first and quick look. Perhaps GSMArena will come out with a more thorough review later.
interesting mirror like front, i thought the buttons were protruding. Nice materials used and the phone looks good when closed, but i cant say the same when its open, the open design is a bit awkward! they should have used the normal flip open designs of samsung or motorola
the camera is actually not that bad
That is a big let down not having a built in antenna. Would have been so cool to listen to radio on headphones without having to have them connected to phone. Would have bought phone just for that but alas I will not be buying it... boohoo Sony E