eternal_wind, 24 May 2008in indonesia?? i think it will be about Rp 4.000.000 or $450 (my guess)
by the way, i'm sur... more****by the way, i'm surprised that the sound quality can match the apple ipod****
Sony Ericsson Walkman phone has ALWAYS have better sound quality than Apple iPod. Even regular Sony Walkman has BETTER sound than iPod.
Apple iPod and iPhone is WAY overrated - they are only for those who want to be trendy but actually clueless...
Anonymous, 24 May 2008what a poor design it looks like a small box****what a poor design it looks like a small box****
You must be blind (or drunk). This SE W980 is one of the best looking phone out there on the market. Check out the small detail of the lighted top! Nice touch!!
If you want to talk about small box, Nokia usually come up with that design: N81, N82, even N95. They all look like a brick!
Anonymous, 31 May 2008N78 has FM transmitter and it's definitely better than this phone (in features)****N78 has FM transmitter and it's definitely better than this phone (in features)****
Compare to this gorgeous SE, the N78's feature is definitely NOT worth its ugly looking appearance. After a while, you just want to smash the Nokia and trade it in. SE is better looking and better quality. SE Rocks!!
This is THE best music phone as long as you don't care about the camera function (which I don't - I've take 12 phone photos in the last 3 years). I use a pair of Shure SE530s, and the sound quality has blown me away! iPods and iPhones are for gadget geeks, this phone is for people who are serious abou the quality of their music. No other phone (and most MP3 players) don't even come close....
Hei man....trust me...this is an awsome phone.....dont have any second thoughts if you are going to buy one....it will make you satisfied......
The bundled earphones HPM-77 are sensational, they make almost any old phone sound different. But the W980 has the extra audio clarity that makes a killer combination. I would say the music becomes "interesting". Sure the iPod may have identical frequency response at the audio port. But its headphones are mediocre.
T@Nzim, 15 Jun 2008i'll buy a n78 or n82 but not this one. Bcoz those 2 has better function, a 16.million colour ... moreIf you want a good camera then go for an SE cybershot phone. This is a walkman phone, and in that arena it excels. I suppose when you'll be in one of the cybershot phone forums you'll say the music sucks even though it's speciality is cybershot. As a walkman phone, there's not really much competition. Design maybe could be aproblem for some - that's understandable.
i'll buy a n78 or n82 but not this one. Bcoz those 2 has better function, a 16.million colour display, better camera with af n flash. Dis 1 looks cool but the camera really sucks.
This is just a walkman with good sound but is a dommed set.Sony saved this phone by just one new feature and nothings great about it i would rather buy those old phones about the size of my hand and a mp3 but not this one ,its just waste of money and nothing else.if i would rate it as a sony fan not trying to save the name of sony then i would give it "1" out of "100".Trillion percent disapointment for me as a sony fan really
But i think tht this phone is way too delicate...and i expected more from SE coz it doesnt have Auto focus which is very common nowadays...for those ppl who want a allrounder phone,a W960 would be a better choice...
FYI nokia does not have released any phone model that feature FM transmitter. What you mean maybe is FM receiver and that is very common nowadays. SE were the first to introduce this feature and this is the only phone that has one. This one is a good phone though im not fancy of clamshell design.
this phone lacks da design , it might hve sme coll features like FM transmiiter and all . But daedsign is so terrible infact its so ridiculous for a high end phone , before dis review i thought its a
low end phone but i get shocked getting know that this is a High end device , though bit diffrent frm what SE normally makes but i m sry feel so unmatced for da price it will offer . i guess they should depand W580 or w910 slide series design .
N78 has FM transmitter and it's definitely better than this phone (in features)
SE need to revamp their FM radio interface so it displays RDS station broadcasts like on the new Samsung phones. Station name is good, but RDS text is advanced and cool...
It would have been awesome if the walkman key was on the side of the phone, then you could use shake control using the external display!
Nice review, but as always with SE they do a nice phone on paper that is full of disappointments (also R306). Why did they use that old camera interface, why is the camera on the wrong side of the flip, and what happened to the FM radio antenna......
The design is very nice and unique in my opinion. It also got some features that other phones don't have.