Finally I've got the phone now. What I can say is, the music is great, the left channel and right channel do the job well, very well. The bass is not as strong as the megabass, but it is more comfortable to be listened to rather than mega bass. Talking about the camera, I don't really care, bcoz I bought this phone for music.
The FM transmitter could perform well and there is no disturbing noise, but the volume is about a half from the regular radio, so u must turn up the volume bigger than regular radio.
In conclusion, this phone is very recommended for music maniac, but it's not recommended for SMS maniac, coz the distance between one button to another is quite long.
Ive had this phone for about 3weeks and now I can answer some of ur questions; at first the battrey life of my w980 is magnificent 3days with intensive using and 4-5days with minimal usage(the best SE performance I've ever seen) I wonder about those complaints about battrey life seems they never even tried the w980,
anyway about sound quality I should admitt that its completely a matter of taste the base is not too high but the quality is magnificent I mean if u like pop, pop/rock and these stuff w980 goves u the best performance you've ever had but if you are a techno or hard rock lover u should consider some of new music minded nokia phones
the speakers work great again the best ive ever experience though its not the loudest but very good in loudness and excellent in quality and about the sound quality through the headphones again its louder than other SE phones but not louder than Iphone and some of nokia phones though i can never listen to the music at highest level two or three level downer than highest level works perfect and the quality as I said is magnificent for pop songs
I havent had any hang or something experience yet
java programs work perfect on the phone I have about 60game and 50programms on my phone and everything seems fine
my only problem is the restriction of fm transmitter i hope someone solve it very soon
the camera performance is much better than what i expected forget about AF and macro mode the camera is working great
and the interface is quite fast its not slow at all
making calls with this phone is kinda fun and incoming and outgoing voices are crystal clear no doubt about it
one of my frinds had asked that is it worth or not, my answer is that if u want to consider feature only maybe its not but don't forget this phone is a fashion minded phone so part of its price related to the design, if you want feature go for g900 if u want to be unique and fashionable and care for feature less w980 is a great choice
battery life not very gd & not quite sure if its the phone but had lots of problems with signal people telling me that they r ringin but nothin happen at my end, same network same make of phone jst diirent models. mp3 gr8 fast phone easy to use but disapointed in signal my fone is my work i need it to be reliable
hey, this is the frst time i post a comment!
i wanna get w980, but i just wana find out if the volume of the sound is high, i mean, i had the s500 n its volume was too low, sometimes i couldnt hear my phone ringing,
so does this phone really has stereo speakers ?
... n do you think i should buy it, or its ot worth it???
plz reply, waitin
melisa, 27 Oct 2008Hey ! Can anyone help me to know whats the price right now for w980 phone. its features look r... moreermm.... i check the price outside alrdy .. it is abt $600 plus .. if i did not remember wrong
Hey ! Can anyone help me to know whats the price right now for w980 phone. its features look really cool but i red somewhrer that phone got hung up for good 3 hrs is it true.I tried looking out for this phone for quite sometime but not be able to get the model.....pls reply anyone
SIEWLING 6661, 06 Oct 2008the best phone i ever seem before..its really best of the best!!u wont regret to buy it.malays... moreHi Siew Ling,
i heard that the interface of this model is very slow. is that right?
Anyway, this phone offers exceptional audio performance compared to that of any SE walkman phones out there. Does an excellent job though.
MWC, 20 Oct 2008W980 is a fast handset. It is deffinatley faster than the W960 b/c that runs on Symbian phones... moreYeah I agree you, in fact the audio quality of this phone is almost the same with the ipods. But for you to know, it can't still overpower the remarkable Iphone & N91 pedigrees which have higher dynamic ranges per test results.
Love this phone. Battery life is terrible, but the multimedia experience more than outweighs this.
Good looking phone, very light and cool.
I believe there should be asolution to the fm transmitter problem. If anybody knows a way to unlock it or bypass the restriction pls post it here.
thats really stupid IMo why nokia n78 hasnt got such a restriction and u can transmitt your songs through the fm easily but w980 has got this restriction? noone wants and actually cant compete with radio stations or do something wrong with this fm transmitter as far as its domination is not more than 10meter, what did they think to put such a restriction I really don't have any answers for that! Im very pleased with overall performance of my new cellphone but this stupid act has really disappointed me
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2008hi.. plz did u get any solution for yur FM tranmeter problem , i have the same problem..thanxsome countries banned the use of the fm transmitter
u can search if ur country allows fm transmitting on the sony website =]
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2008 my Fm transmitter didn't work saying ( due to legal constraints ) so whats the solution ? plz... morehi.. plz did u get any solution for yur FM tranmeter problem , i have the same problem..thanx
Can anybody tell me the Inbox size limit of this phone W980..how many msgs can be stored in Inbox..?
I have the phone..
I have a w810i aswell.. and I think that the audio output is better in that one actually
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2008Can sum1 plz tell me if this is as slow as the w960? i hope it's not...plz let me know. the re... moreW980 is a fast handset. It is deffinatley faster than the W960 b/c that runs on Symbian phones like all Nokia's which is why they are sooooooo slow now!!
Even fast while playing music if you need to go through your menu system :-)
Hope this helps. :-) PS WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE, better then iphone/N95/N96