I used to be a dedicated nokia user, but I haven't had a nokia phone that lasted longer than a year since the 3310. SE are far superior...
you are wrong Elcrocodilio because to use the shake control you have to press the "Walkman" button at the same time as shaking it.
but in my opinion its very obvious that this is not a "high-end" phone. This is a middle range handset. Therefore you cant really compare this to the likes of N95 8GB because the target audience are different as well as the purpose. But hey, if you really wanna carry on and buy a cheap plastic brick n95 8GB then go and buy it. As a normal user myself, although it can offer a lot of features, i know i wont be using a lot of it. And i just hope that noks would last you at least a year.
I think this phone is gr8.my beef with w980 is that its supposed to be a new generation & come on lets face it all its features have been released b4.come on,walkman 8gb,3.2M.P.,does it ring any bells.they just removed some of their hit features like touch screen,fm antenna & added useless features like shake control.come on imagine drivin wid shake conrol.each bump on the road gives u a different song.
Naa man.headphones that come with walkman phones is great but if u plug in ur own separate one is much better.but thats wat 4 do wid my w850 i plug great headphones in & da sound is awesome.much better than pc,ipods,iphones & ianything.
@ the anonymous person below (iS%H )
I really wouldn't say that using your own headphones is essential. Have you ever used the walkman phones' earpieces? They're so comfortable and they sound fantastic.
Not sure, though, why this phone is being called the flagship of the walkman series. It's simply not as good as the W960. 3.2mp camera, autofocus, flash (even if it is just an LED flash) and smartphone capabilities. Okay, so the W980 has an accelerometer (not really that big a deal as they're not used for too much right now) and SensMe (gimmicky). Not enough...
W980i will come with headset HPM-77 which conatins 3.5 mm Jack.
i thought the built in FM antena would make up for its lack of wifi and autofocus. but why had they ditched such an unique feature!?!? that lives this phone nothing much better than the W760. price is needless to say as it is W9xx. high!
Here is the truth. Putting AF 3 mega cam with LED flash and installing some cybershot camera interface is ' Nothing' for SE. But they purposely remove all those things. As long as SE separate cybershot and walkman, I won't buy any of those.
Atleast SE reached at apple ipod level after reading the review quite impressed.One day SE going kill evey brand in music phones.Good job SE keep it up.
After reading the review, all i can say is Nice design(outside) but nothing inside.
It may looks good in hand but there is no fun using it...I still think Nokia N95-8GB is batter (although a little big).
i think i would pick the ROKR E8 over this. i was impressed with the W980 initially when i saw it first, but ROKR wins because it has a 3.5mm jack on the unit itself (unlike this phone where u need to use a adapter). and for music buffs, using your own headphones is essential. what is good about this phone is that it's battery life and storage space is good. i am not sure which phone has better quality. the accelerometer is a pricey and unnecessary feature (IMHO, it's really illogical to shake your phone to control music when you have buttons for it in the front, they could've found a better use for the accelerometer). but then this phone is a flagship model, meaning it's gonna cost rediculously high.
N96 is a definite killer mobile but it's expensive, as compared to SEs. This phone is music-related, and non-smart. N96 is smartphone. You cannot really compare the two.
W980 is focused on music, and that's the reason why so many people think that the audio quality of this phone will be much better than N96..
Besides, N96 is much expensive. I know that N96 has a lot of features and great. Yes.
But why would choose such phone if you're not going to use all of the features? It's just wasting your money..
Ok.who else feels that this isnt the best ericsson can do.i mean forgive me for i am a sony ericsson lover but nokia n96 is comin out at about the same time & it has 5M.P. Camera & a 16gb internal memory & a tv out & many more.& all sony has to show for is a downgrade for the w960.i know that in 6 months sony is goin to release a much better phone than the n96 & n92,but i would really like to see them take the competion by the horn.i think w980 is great but i honestly think sony can do much better.
don't buy this phone from anyone except from Sony ericsson, this guy who is trying to sell is either one of the traitor of SE or guy who has obtained a prototype from somebody and selling that, selling prototype is against the law and its also harmful for anybody to use the prototypes as the EM radiations are not type approved and more than limit actually.
buddy you will fall in trouble now, wait for it. you will be tracked by squad.
I was wondering. Do you ppl think that we'd be able to access other fone functions, apart walkman, from the external display? Like reading just received messages without opening the flap?
You are correct, plus Sony Ericsson accessories like their premium watches and bluetooth stereo headsets are fully compatible with one another, while with LG and Samsung accessories, the latest accessories are not even backward compatible. Motorola, well everything's still the same, lol
i so cant wait to get thisif the price is right.
i prefer se because theyve all got a good range of accesories and the same connectors not like other brands where they change the connectors to encourage people to spend a lot of money on accessories.
no other opinions can change my mind.