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Sony Ericsson W980 review

Sony has a new flagship Walkman phone, but is it any good?

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TechRadar's verdict

"A powerful set of music phone features are the bill-topper on Sony Ericsson's flagship 8GB Walkman mobile"
For
  • High quality Walkman music player
  • 8GB onboard memory
  • Touch sensitive external Walkman buttons
  • Good quality earphones supplied
  • Built in FM transmitter
  • HSDPA high-speed 3G connectivity
  • Stylish design
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • Google Maps
  • Solid build quality
  • Motion sensor automatic screen orientation for some functions
  • Shake control
  • Video call support
Against
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No expandable memory
  • Camera performance is average, with no autofocus or flash
  • Poor positioning of camera
  • No built-in GPS
  • Average screen doesn't reflect large body size
  • Video capture quality limited
  • Motion sensor doesn't work with all functions
  • Loudspeaker typically bass-light

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