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Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 373 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

If it weren't for the you-know-what-Phone, Sony Ericsson's latest would be the music mobile to beat. Though not as graphically inspiring as its sleek rival, the music player functions very well and even outdoes Apple's device thanks to its FM radio, stereo widening, and much louder speaker. A pedome...

- Evan Shamoon, Wired
Laptop Magazine

The latest Walkman phone offers clear sound and a sleek design for active users on a budget.

- Laptop Magazine team, Laptop Magazine
GSMArena

Sony Ericsson S500 is a mid-range slider of slim design and daring exterior, which offers very standard, not to say unoriginal, functionality. Available for around 225 Euro, the S500 is easily challenged by a number of Sony Ericsson models offering respectable functions in this price range. Which wa...

- Jan Horalík, GSMArena
Phonedog

Introduction and DesignIntroductionMy wife has used a Samsung T809 ever since we signed a service contract a year and a half ago and she got one for free (after rebate, of course).  She really liked the phone's sleek slider profile, big, bold display, and overall cool factor.  Mind you, sh...

- Noah Kravitz, Phonedog
MobileBurn

The Sony Ericsson W580 is a great example of what a feature phone can be. Not only does it handle the basics extremely well, but it has a decent camera and a top notch music player application. Bonus features like the pedometer and the Walkman application's 'shake to shuffle' functionality really ar...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Sony released the Ericsson W580 Walkman on February 6, 2007.



Sony backs up the Ericsson W580 Walkman with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2"

The Sony Ericsson W580 Walkman's screen size is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
12 MB

Internal memory is 12 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 1 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
930mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 930 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time.

Ericsson W580 Walkman Specs

Overview
Release date February 6, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 12 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 930 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Gray, Black, Green, pink, red, white
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 94 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Screensavers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN, SYNC
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 1 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps MusicDJ
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson W580i, S500

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Critic Reviews


Wired

Though not as graphically inspiring as its sleek rival, the music player functions very well

from Wired

If it weren't for the you-know-what-Phone, Sony Ericsson's latest would be the music mobile to beat. Though not as graphically inspiring as its sleek rival, the music player functions very well and even outdoes Apple's device thanks to its FM radio, stereo widening, and much louder speaker. A pedometer plus fitness software for measuring distance, calories burned, and lap times make it the perfect exercise buddy. Only major flaw is its undersize keypad, which seems to have been designed for baby Smurfs...

More

If it weren't for the you-know-what-Phone, Sony Ericsson's latest would be the music mobile to beat. Though not as graphically inspiring as its sleek rival, the music player functions very well and even outdoes Apple's device thanks to its FM radio, stereo widening, and much louder speaker. A pedometer plus fitness software for measuring distance, calories burned, and lap times make it the perfect exercise buddy. Only major flaw is its undersize keypad, which seems to have been designed for baby Smurfs.

WIRED: Half-inch thin. Super light (3.3 ounces). Browser provides easy Gmail and Google Maps access. 256-MB memory card in box. Unique extras like TrackID, mini music sequencer, and video editor.

TIRED: No camera flash. Sorta pointless shuffle feature requires you to press a button, then shake.

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Laptop Magazine

Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Phone

from Laptop Magazine

The latest Walkman phone offers clear sound and a sleek design for active users on a budget.

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The latest Walkman phone offers clear sound and a sleek design for active users on a budget.

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GSMArena

With this slim slider almost everything is staked on design

from GSMArena

Sony Ericsson S500 is a mid-range slider of slim design and daring exterior, which offers very standard, not to say unoriginal, functionality. Available for around 225 Euro, the S500 is easily challenged by a number of Sony Ericsson models offering respectable functions in this price range. Which way you will go is just up to you...

More

Sony Ericsson S500 is a mid-range slider of slim design and daring exterior, which offers very standard, not to say unoriginal, functionality. Available for around 225 Euro, the S500 is easily challenged by a number of Sony Ericsson models offering respectable functions in this price range. Which way you will go is just up to you.

The S500 will easily appeal to the senses, but the Walkman W580 could well be the more reasonable option. FM radio, fitness application, superior headset, and a 512-MB memory card are enough features to make the Walkman phone worth the additional investment.

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Phonedog

Sony Ericsson W580i Carbon Grey | Review

from Phonedog

Introduction and Design

Introduction


My wife has used a Samsung T809 ever since we signed a service contract a year and a half ago and she got one for free (after rebate, of course).  She really liked the phone's sleek slider profile, big, bold display, and overall cool factor.  Mind you, she's not a geek in any sense of the word - she's got style and so did her T809.

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Introduction and DesignIntroduction
My wife has used a Samsung T809 ever since we signed a service contract a year and a half ago and she got one for free (after rebate, of course).  She really liked the phone's sleek slider profile, big, bold display, and overall cool factor.  Mind you, she's not a geek in any sense of the word - she's got style and so did her T809.

But the T809 broke a few months ago and she'd been using one of my extras until the Sony Ericsson w580i arrived at our place.  Lots and lots of handsets pass through our home office, and this is the first one that actually made her say, "Hey, lemme see that!" when I unboxed it and showed it to her.  It's a slider, it's sleek, and it's got this very hip grey with blue trim thing going on.

Lucky for us Sony Ericsson makes an unlocked version of the w580i as well as the locked AT&T version.  We tracked down an unlocked model for her to use, and I got to play with the AT&T model for this review.  And we're both happy.  The w580i combines SE’s latest Walkman music player with full HTML Web browsing, Email, and an RSS feed reader into a very slim, light slider phone.  If you can live with EDGE-only data speeds, Sony Ericsson’s latest Walkman slider packs a lot of punch into its sleek little body.

Design
Measuring just 99 x 47 x 14mm and weighing only 94 grams, the w580i is sleek and lightweight.  Sony Ericsson sent me the Urban Grey color scheme w580i, which is finished in dark grey matte plastic with silver and blue accents and black side panels.  I really like the handset’s look - it’s slick and fun in a semi-understated way.  A white/orange 580i is also available.

A slider phone, the w580i features an angled bottom edge that makes for easy one-handed operation - you can grip the backside of the “curled” edge with one or two fingers for leverage while sliding the front panel open/shut with your thumb.  It’s a funky look that’s actually inspired by functionality.

The front of the handset shows a 2” TFT display above a control layout built around a circular array of media player buttons that’s become quite popular on musicphones as of late.  The shiny silver circle of buttons on the w580i is actually a five-way directional pad comprised by a play-pause button at the center surrounded by a ring-shaped four-way rocker switch labeled with track forward/back and camera icons.  Flanking this iPod-esque array on the left is a round Walkman button topped by a circular two-button array providing Return and soft key functionality.  This arrangement is mirrored on the right edge of the front panel with a programmable shortcut key below a Clear/soft key duo.

Sliding the front panel open reveals a standard 12-button dialing layout.  The keys are black plastic with blue labeling and two columns of silver plastic dots separate the three columns of buttons for easier navigation.  Rounded left and right edges on the dialing buttons echo the rounded edges found all over the handset, and the buttons are also slightly domed in shape, which assists in blind dialing. 

The left edge of the phone features a lone rocker switch, finished in chromed silver plastic, which controls volume.  On the right side is the charger/accessory port, which is a change from older SE handsets that place the port on the bottom edge of the device.  Along the top edge of the w580i is a plastic-capped slot for the M2 Memory Stick micro card and a power on/off button.  The back of the handset is blank save for SE and Walkman logos, but when the phone is slid open, the camera sensor is revealed along the rear of the front panel .  The design allows for lens-cover functionality when the slider is shut, and SE finished the area around the camera sensor in a reflective blue plastic with a grey pattern printed on it.

All in all I really like the design of the w580i, with a few small exceptions.  The handset is exceptionally light and sporty but still has a solid build and feel.  And while the slider mechanism and dialing keypad are solid and comfortable to use, the front panel controls are a bit on the small side.  The center-mounted control ring for the media player is particularly tricky, as the outer ring is both narrow and mounted against a raised plastic ridge that looks cool but can be a little harsh on the thumb during repeated button mashing. 

FeaturesFeatures
Sony Ericsson packed nearly all the features of its high-end k790/800 handsets into the w580i, making it a very versatile device for entertainment and communications purposes.  The 580’s interface, Web browser, RSS reader, email cilent, and file manager will all feel very familiar to users of these devices, but as a Walkman-branded device, the 580 also gets SE’s latest music player software.  As such, this is really a feature-packed “non-smartphone.”

The w580i also features a few fun additions not found on SE’s other handsets.  A pedometer function will track your every step (so long as you carry the phone around with you all day), and the same technology that senses your footsteps also powers the Shake to Shuffle feature that lets you advance through your music randomly by literally shaking the phone in your hand.  The pedometer works pretty well - and its functionality is enhanced by Fitness applications that time and track your workouts - but I found Shake to be a bit hit or miss.

An FM radio, Java games, organizer/PIM programs, Blogger integration, and a graphically-enhanced music sequencer program add to the handset’s functionality.  The front-mounted shortcut button features a four-tab dialogue box that allows for quick access to favorite programs, Internet destinations, running applications, and an Events log.  As on the K790a, I really appreciated having a dedicated shortcut button on the w580i - it made it much easier to access my favorite of the handset’s many functions without having to click through multiple layers of menus.

Camera
Sony Ericsson is a bit like Nokia when it comes to cameras in their mobile phones - they seem to have a dozen or more different cameraphones with at least that many differently configured cameras.  SE brands their imaging-centric phones as the Cyber-Shot line and their music-centric phones as the Walkman line, but of course the Cyber-Shots play music and the Walkmans (Walkmen?) take pictures.  So sometimes it gets a bit confusing.

The w580i is a Walkman phone that features a two megapixel camera, much as my old w800i is a Walkman phone that features a two megapixel camera.  However, the cameras on the two phones are quite different.  While my w800i’s camera sports autofocus and an LED flash-assist light, the w580i’s shooter has neither of those features.  As such, the w580i is a pretty average picture taking cameraphone.  The camera settings and included PhotoDJ software allow for a fair amount of image correction and editing, but image quality is hurt by the lack of autofocus, and without any sort of flash shooting in low light conditions doesn’t yield very good results (though a night vision mode compensates a little).  Video recording is also limited to QCIF (176 x 144) resolution, and captured clips are pretty jittery.

Viewing saved photos using the handset’s gallery software is, on the other hand, an excellent experience.  The Camera Album is very similar to the one found on the K790a, and allows for thumbnail and full screen viewing in both landscape and portrait modes.  Album thumbnails may be viewed en masse or viewed by month in Timeline mode.  A “Blog This” function allows for easy uploading of photos to a Blogger account for Web-based sharing.

Display & AudioDisplay
Though only 2” in size, the w580i’s display is big, bold, and bright - unless it’s in direct sunlight.  Capable of QVGA (320 x 240) resolution at 262,000 colors, the 580’s screen generally looks very good - all the more so because the phone’s user interface is such a pleasure to work with.  While confusing menus and hidden features are common complaints in the world of mobile phones, SE’s UI is refined and mature - both intuitive to use and easy on the eyes.

Icons, images, and videos all looked very nice on the w580i, and the included themes show off the phone’s capacity for displaying animated backgrounds.  The newest version of SE’s Walkman music player displays album art on the w580, and video files can be downloaded from the Internet or loaded onto an M2 memory stick card for playback on the handset as well.

Using the phone in bright, direct sunlight did prove to be a bit troublesome - perhaps just a bit more so than to be expected on a phone of this caliber.  Just to be sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me, I asked my wife if she’s had any trouble seeing the screen on her unlocked w580i.  She furrowed her brow for a second and replied, “Yeah, just a little sometimes when I’m outside.”

Audio
I tested the quad-band GSM w580i on AT&T’s network in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, and my wife and I also tested the unlocked w850i on T-Mobile’s network in the same general locations.  While I ran into a few problems with interference and dropped calls on the AT&T version of the phone, we had no such issues with the unlocked version on T-Mobile.  So I’m pretty sure any calling problems I encountered were caused by AT&T’s network and not Sony Ericsson’s handset.

Audio quality during phone calls either good or riddled with problems.  Again, the problems seemed to stem from AT&T network coverage in specific locations (and at specific times), and not with the w580i.  When signals were solid, the handset was plenty loud and voices came through clearly with minimal interference on either end.  When problems occurred, I experienced everything from static and interference noise in the background to repeated call dropping.  The noise problems occurred whether I was using the earpiece, built-in speakerphone, wired headset or a wireless Bluetooth headset during calls.

Sony Ericsson included a Walkman music adapter and stereo canalphones in the w580i’s packaging.  The adapter snaps into the handset’s accessory port and features a 3.5mm stereo audio jack with an integrated microphone and single button for answering calls.  You can use the included earphones with the adapter, or connect your own ‘phones - while I’d prefer the headphone jack to have been built into the handset itself, at least SE includes an adapter (and better than average earphones) so you can use the Walkman features straight out of the box.  With a good pair of earphones and some tweaks to the EQ settings, the w580i sounds as good as most portable media players when playing back music.

The w580i’s built-in speaker is also quite loud.  Music, ringtones, and calls on speakerphone all rang out noticeably louder than they do on most handsets I’ve reviewed recently.  Stereo Bluetooth is also supported by the w580i, and music can be played and controlled via AD2P-compatible wireless headsets.  Certain SE Walkman-line Bluetooth headsets also support caller ID and music library browsing on the w580i via remote displays.

 

Messaging, Internet & ConnectivityMessaging
For a consumer phone that doesn’t have a QWERTY board, the w580i’s messaging features are fairly robust.  The phone supports SMS and MMS messaging and POP/IMAP email via pre-installed software. 

Messaging setup is fairly easy, and text, MMS, and Email messages are stored in separate mailboxes. The phone’s camera software makes it easy to take a photo and include it in an MMS or Email message, and video clips may also be attached to messages. 

As always, I really liked SE’s implementation of predictive text input on the w580i.  The software itself works well and allows for adding custom words to the standard dictionary, and SE’s user interface makes it easy to choose from word suggestions via a pop-up menu.

Internet
Sony Ericsson feature phones generally include full HTML Web browsers, which is still something of a rarity in the marketplace these days.  The w580i features the latest revision of their browser, which can handle all but the most complex of Web sites with commendable grace, even constrained by relatively slow speeds of AT&T’s EDGE network. 

Standard Web pages are reformatted into a single column for easier viewing, and both landscape and portrait display modes are available during browsing.  The browser of course also can handle mobile format WAP pages, and the toolbar-esque integrated Google search feature was also quite handy.

Even more handy, however, was the RSS feed reader.  Web browsing via EDGE isn’t as horrible as some 3G-aholics might have you believe, but it’s not particuarly well suited to quick checks of image-heavy sites and blogs, either.  RSS is a great solution for mobile browsing over EDGE - I set up the phone’s RSS reader to track feeds from a handful of sites, and was able to get news updates much quicker this way than by checking and rechecking the sites themselves.  The RSS reader shows feeds as headlines with collapsible teaser bodies capable of displaying images and inline links to the original articles.

Connectivity
The Sony Ericsson w580i is a quad-band GSM phone locked to AT&T in the United States.  An unlocked quad-band GSM version is also available.  The phone is compatible with EDGE networks for data transfer and does not have a WiFi radio.

Bluetooth implementation on the w580i includes support for file transfer, data synching and mono and stereo (A2DP) audio.  I had no trouble pairing the phone with headsets or my computer, and I was able to move files between the phone and my computer easily.  The included software allows for PC syncing and music management, though music can also be dragged and dropped directly to the phone or via the included M2 Memory Stick card.  I was also able to sync the phone’s address book and calendar data with my Mac via a free plug-in for Apple’s iSync software.

Sony Ericsson has migrated away from the Memory Stick memory card format to the newer, smaller Memory Stick M2 Micro format.  The w580i includes a 512MB M2 card and an adapter for use with flash memory readers made for the older, larger Memory Stick format.  Music and video files, applications, and other data can be copied between cards and the handset’s 12MB of internal memory via the integrated File Manager software.

The w580i may also be connected to a computer via the included USB cable that connects to the phone’s accessory port.  Data transfer, synching, and charging are all supported over USB.

ConclusionConclusion
Sony Ericsson continues to make some of my favorite music and cameraphones, and the w580i brings a sense of style to their US market offerings.  This Walkman line handset offers one of the most complete out-of-the-box music phone experiences available this side of top of the line handsets costing hundreds of dollars more.  Between the refined user interface, included music adapter and stereo earphones, and 512 MB memory card, the w580i is ready to be loaded up with tunes and used on your daily commute as soon as it’s taken out of the packaging.

Seen as an upgrade from the w800/810i Walkman phone (the 810i was also offered by AT&T), the w580i is a sleeker, sexier model with a better display and user interface but, oddly enough, a weaker camera.  SE would should at least built the 580 with the same autofocus lens and LED flash assist light found in those older Walkman models - instead a very good cameraphone is reduced to an average one.

Still, if you like the way it looks and feels, the w580i is a great choice in a handset that does just about everything a cell phone can do this side of full smartphone functionality.  The lack of 3G data is a sore spot, but between the Walkman features, the HTML and RSS browsers, Email, and even the pedometer functionality, the w580i is a small slider with a lot going for it.  Definitely check it out if you want something more than the average cell phone that won’t break your bank. 


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MobileBurn

Decent camera and a top notch music player application

from MobileBurn

The Sony Ericsson W580 is a great example of what a feature phone can be. Not only does it handle the basics extremely well, but it has a decent camera and a top notch music player application. Bonus features like the pedometer and the Walkman application's 'shake to shuffle' functionality really are just the icing on the cake...

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The Sony Ericsson W580 is a great example of what a feature phone can be. Not only does it handle the basics extremely well, but it has a decent camera and a top notch music player application. Bonus features like the pedometer and the Walkman application's 'shake to shuffle' functionality really are just the icing on the cake.

In short, it is a great little handset. I give it a "Highly Recommended" and consider it one of the best feature phones I have used so far in 2007.

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GSMArena

A music phone featuring a slim sliding construction

from GSMArena

Sony Ericsson are trying to diversify their Walkman series in all price segments and form factors. The Sony Ericsson W580 joins the ranks as a mid-tier slider. With its design and compact size it's likely to inspire a predominantly young following. Users will appreciate the adequate 2 megapixel camera, quality display, elaborate music features and the fitness application. The lack of notification of missed events and the low-resolution video are the major disappointments. Light effects are not much of a boost either....

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Sony Ericsson are trying to diversify their Walkman series in all price segments and form factors. The Sony Ericsson W580 joins the ranks as a mid-tier slider. With its design and compact size it's likely to inspire a predominantly young following. Users will appreciate the adequate 2 megapixel camera, quality display, elaborate music features and the fitness application. The lack of notification of missed events and the low-resolution video are the major disappointments. Light effects are not much of a boost either.

Sony Ericsson W580 will be in sale any moment now. The main competitor Nokia 5300 is also a music slider. Its 1.3 megapixel camera and 256MB memory card are not much of a brag, but the difference in price can be decisive.

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User Reviews


This is a great phone

This phone is a great phone! Pros: You can find everything easily. Nice style. Easy answering. It's great that's it an MP3, so you can play songs on the go! Great features like a pedometer, lights on the side of the phone (you can change the colours). Cons: It's veery fragile. I would recommend yo...More
This phone is a great phone! Pros: You can find everything easily. Nice style. Easy answering. It's great that's it an MP3, so you can play songs on the go! Great features like a pedometer, lights on the side of the phone (you can change the colours). Cons: It's veery fragile. I would recommend you to get a case to protect the phone. No keyboard, but you get used to it after a while. I had this phone for 2 years, but the phone dropped and it broke! That's why I recommend that you get a case. Overall, this is a great phone and i recommend it! Less
Amazon

Sony Ericsson W580i Black Phone

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I've had my phone for almost a year and so far it seems to be working well. I just use the basic features (address book, speaker phone, camera, etc.) and do not use the additional bells and whistles either already with the phone or available for purchase. Another nice feature is the "slide and open"...More
I've had my phone for almost a year and so far it seems to be working well. I just use the basic features (address book, speaker phone, camera, etc.) and do not use the additional bells and whistles either already with the phone or available for purchase. Another nice feature is the "slide and open" instead of the "flip open" on the old cell phone I used to have. If you are looking for a decent and reliable phone, then the Sony Ericsson W580i seems to be a good choice. Recommended. Less
The hardware in the phone is amazing. However, the the buttons crack way to easy and the slider is only a smooth slide for so long...
Amazon

Looking for a new phone

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Had a problem with the keys cracking, and it is very difficult to text on if you need to use the 1, 2, or 3 keys, because the top part of the phone (it is a slide phone) gets in the way. Also, if you need to text the actual numeral 1, you have to go through about 15 symbols first. Other than that, it...More
Had a problem with the keys cracking, and it is very difficult to text on if you need to use the 1, 2, or 3 keys, because the top part of the phone (it is a slide phone) gets in the way. Also, if you need to text the actual numeral 1, you have to go through about 15 symbols first. Other than that, it is a very nice phone. I did have to return it once for the keys cracking and another time for it turning itself off. I am looking for a phone now with a full keyboard. Less
Amazon

Cute but keys crack

from Amazon
I've had this phone for a while and at first I loved it! The muisic feature is nice and so are the other apps but after a while of normal use the keys crack. Ive had it replaced twice and it keeps happening. Cant wait to replace it in march
Amazon

The Best Cell Phone!

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This is by far the best cell phone I have ever owned. It has a good battery life. The speakers are good and the display is exceptional. The picture quality that this phone takes is superior to any phone I've owned or friends have owned. It is very customizable. With all of these extra bells and wh...More
This is by far the best cell phone I have ever owned. It has a good battery life. The speakers are good and the display is exceptional. The picture quality that this phone takes is superior to any phone I've owned or friends have owned. It is very customizable. With all of these extra bells and whistles...this is a phone and when I purchase a phone, I want an EXCEPTIONAL phone, all other features are secondary. This phone, as a phone, is THE BEST! The voice quality on this phone has spoiled me to the point that I don't know if I can find a better phone out there! At high volume the voice quality isn't degraded. I've never had problems with interference or "robot voice" with this phone. I can't say enough about how great this phone is! I've had this phone for over two years and DO NOT want to get a new one. However, the most used button, the select button, stopped working two days ago, so I am now forced to part with this dear companion. :-( sad Less
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This Phone is a PIECE OF JUNK!!!

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The buttons split after a couple of months of texting. The two bigger select buttons break waaaay tooo easily. One small drop can remove something on the back of the screen and your screen can goes black...costs 50 bucks to get fixed at a store. OVERALL PIECE OF JUNK PRODUCT. everyone i know who also had the phone hated it.
The buttons split after a couple of months of texting. The two bigger select buttons break waaaay tooo easily. One small drop can remove something on the back of the screen and your screen can goes black...costs 50 bucks to get fixed at a store. OVERALL PIECE OF JUNK PRODUCT. everyone i know who also had the phone hated it. Less

Sony Ericsson W580I

I recommend not purchasing this phone because, for half a year, the phone will work decently. However, I have not changed phone because of my 3 year contract and my phone has constant glitches. I have dropped my cellphone a couple times but not from a high distance. The glitches include -freezing -Bad...More
I recommend not purchasing this phone because, for half a year, the phone will work decently. However, I have not changed phone because of my 3 year contract and my phone has constant glitches. I have dropped my cellphone a couple times but not from a high distance. The glitches include -freezing -Bad connectivity to memory card -Laggy displays. But the main reason i truly dislike this phone is because one of my memory cards were destroyed. I could not get it to work even on my computer. Less
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It's not the best phone

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I don't know if i'm just lucky but i didn't have any problems with the numbers cracking. I have had this phone for almost two years now. I had to replace it once for the speaker broken. Although AT&T didn't give me any problems with that. They were actually really nice about it. The other time when i h...More
I don't know if i'm just lucky but i didn't have any problems with the numbers cracking. I have had this phone for almost two years now. I had to replace it once for the speaker broken. Although AT&T didn't give me any problems with that. They were actually really nice about it. The other time when i had to get it fixed it got ran over by a golf cart. it fell out of my pocket when i was riding a bicycle. It's really easy to fall out. the other problem is that the screen is un-protected so it obviously got broken. Now the problem is that the speaker kepps falling out . you can still here what i am saying but i have to kepp putting it back. The phone is really good for exercising to count your steps just make sure you put it in a safe spot. If your just looking for a regular phone with out using the features it's ok. Finlly for my work i just got the Iphone it is the best. Less

Its Ok I guess.... Think about getting this phone!

I've Had this phone for a year and a few months. I loved at first but the just two weeks ago when i turned it on it froze for like 1-2 hours! The Keypads are really small. I really want a phone with a full keyboard. It also gets easily scratched and if you want to put a keychain on it keeps on falling...More
I've Had this phone for a year and a few months. I loved at first but the just two weeks ago when i turned it on it froze for like 1-2 hours! The Keypads are really small. I really want a phone with a full keyboard. It also gets easily scratched and if you want to put a keychain on it keeps on falling off!! I Feel like i just want to throw it on the floor!!! Less
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