Anonymous, 02 Aug 2008So this phone really has the built in radio antenna, meaning you don't have to plug in the ear... moreWhen first announced, the Sony Ericsson W980 was also expected to have another cool radio feature. Back there in Barcelona, the prototypes used to have a built-in antenna that allowed listening to music without plugging in a pair of headphones.
In the end, this feature was ditched, much to our disappointment.
See page 5 on the review =(
i got my w980 finally! its a great phone. perfect size, not that bulky. great design specially when flip closed, it looks very hot. sound quality are really great, big improvement compared to previous walkman phones. i recommend this to all music lovers!
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2008good points about this phone
1) touch sensitive keys perfect for music
2) 8GB memory
3) F... moreSo this phone really has the built in radio antenna, meaning you don't have to plug in the earphones to listen ot the radio - awesome? If this is really true then I will certainly consider buying this phone now. Please, all those who have this phone, will you confirm this for me, i.e., that the retail version has a built-in antenna, and that there's no need to lug in the headphones to listen to the radio?
2nd good feature: FM transmitter - worthwhile consideration to buy this phone too , I guess.
Thank you :)
Qns abt the external screen:
When theres incoming call, does the screen shows the caller's name and no or just the no?
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2008i wana know if w980i or C902 is better....i realy want a flap phone but then if 980i is 2 big ... morethe w980 is not big at all, but c902 is slimmer,
besides, flap is always better than candybar phones when it comes to looks.
and it depends.. u like music? or u like takin excellent shots?
i wana know if w980i or C902 is better....i realy want a flap phone but then if 980i is 2 big nd C902 is beter then i wud compromise on the flap...im realy confusd...nd i wana c both the piececs but they are not available in mumbai as yet...
good points about this phone
1) touch sensitive keys perfect for music
2) 8GB memory
3) FM transmitter and the radio can works without the headphone (since in most of the phones headphone works as radio antenna)
4) the bottoom part of the phone where 'W' is written for walkan has dancing lights which dances on the beats o music.
these are only some of the good points, u really need to use this phone to feel it.
Kevin Deegan, 31 Jul 2008No offence meant but have you ever seen a v640 it looks nothing like the w980i its not even a ... moreI've got an even better idea - why don't you actually read the item you're criticising. My comment was a reply to somebody else who had been talking about the W902. I was NOT comparing the W980 to the V640, but the W902 which, from the front, does look kinda similar to the V640. If you're gonna pick holes in people's comments, at least read them properly...
maybe w595 speaker will better than w980 cause the stereo speaker of w595 is larger than w980... but i think w980 still better in headset audio quality because i think SE put a special sound chip to this phone (also w980 include hpm-77 the latest headset for high end walkman,the quality even better than hpm-70,the ordinary headset that you'll get in mid end walkman phone) after that both phones are comparable in other specs except internal memory...
but i think the price of w595 will cheaper than this phone...
Revenant, 11 Jul 2008Could be really cool if this is genuine, but it looks too much like a V640 to be anything real... moreNo offence meant but have you ever seen a v640 it looks nothing like the w980i its not even a clamshell design' If you gonna make a comparison to another phone at least research the other phone it helps.
does anyone have a problem with this phone auto restarting or auto shutting off? i just want to make sure it doesn't suck like the w910i which keeps having software probs.. also can anyone tell me for a fact if it has built-in fm receiver? i hate to use the earpiece for radio when i can use a wireless bluetooth one which is more convenient. thanks in advance =)
walkman is back, 31 Jul 2008the people who said that this phone is worse than s500i was totaly liar!!! the speaker is lou... moreisit true? i wan to change a new phone isit 980 is better than 595? but the weakness is 980 is built in memory...
the people who said that this phone is worse than s500i was totaly liar!!!
the speaker is louder almost two times louder than s500i speaker cause this phone has stereo loudspeaker... the video cam is good enought too because it can record in QVGA30 fps... for headset sound, this phone even better than nokia 5610!!!
believe me this phone maybe the only one walkman phone that SE has put a sound chip... because this phone sounding far better than any walkman phones before... i've just bought this phone three days ago for replaced my w910i... this phone is really2 absolutely far better in audio quality compare to the w910i!!!
whats the LED light for? signal notification right? it blinks if theres signal from your operator? oh and btw hows the phone? give us your comments on it thx!
Wondering if someone can help? Question: When on a call and you close the flip - does the display 'count the seconds' you're on that call? My Z550i does and I want to upgrade but want to ensure is does this. Thanks heaps in advance.
me, 29 Jul 2008i just picked up this phone yesterday. the sound quality is good but not great as xpected. it ... moreTo those that do have the W980i, does the LED next to the charging port light up red or green while charging or fully charged? My doesn't seem to.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2008whats the problem or w980? n w980 better or w595 better?it depends what you want, you can't compare apple and oranges. w980 is high end phone and w595 is mid to high end phone. so it depends on your requirements and budget.
As far as video recording is concerned, our test Sony Ericsson W980 unit went as far as QVGA at 15fps. We know better though than rushing to a conclusion about video capabilities of beta units. There have been several cases when handsets that could only reach QVGA@15fps in their prerelease stages went as far as QVGA@30fps in the retail version.
does this say MIGHT have it? no it doesn't it says that it did have the feature in the prerelease stages. although i admit i was off but not as off as you. so before u tell someone how to read why don't u go back and read then reread it before making urself look like ur smarter than everyone else mmmkay?