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This is the first time i've looked at this phone and i have to say, I really do miss it. This was probably my favourite phone I ever had, it is so slim, and it looks great! I really do love the look of it and it was so good as an mp3 player! The best part was the fact it wouldn't drain when I listened to loads of music either!!
I'm going to bullet point this review as it's easier for me to see at least when I look at reviews
The look, you can get this in silver or black and both look great!
The material: So slick and the metal was fantastic!
Hard: I dropped this phone several times and never a scratch!!
Music: Store loads of music on here with an extra memory card and listen to music for hours!
Buttons: These are super small and come under cons to, but for me they were just right!!
Cheap: Super cheap now, it was even then and it's such a great phone!!
The buttons: Like i mentioned, these are super tiny, and people with larger fingers will find this impossible to use
History: Like many, this phone is now a part of history, and it will just not have the same features phones have now.
This phone is now limiting to what you can do on it, and it wasn't the easiest to transfer music onto. It really is a great phone though and super light and thin which is great!
A real diamond phone and boy do i miss it!!
I was interested originally to this mobile due to the Walkman capabilities of the phone and have had good experiences with the Walkman series before. From the image alone you can tell the handset is lightweight & sexy and definately worth a look.
I was surprised by the quality of the sound and reception on this unit. As a mobile the call system is extremely important & this is where the phone excells. We have al had connection problems with a phone but I found this happening far fewer times with this than my previous phones. With the phonebook and call log included on the handset you will always have the number you need, remembering not only called numbers but received as well.
Texts are entered using the keypad located on the front of the phone beneath the screen. A quick launch button is available taking you straight to the create message screen rather than having to go into a menu screen. The usual suspects are here, with predictive text (which I cannot tolerate due to it's lack of vocabulary and American spellings despite setting on English UK) and a dictionary which does allow you to add a certain number of your own words.
Built into the phone is a Sony Walkman which acts in the same way as an MP3 player. Music can be obtain through an online store which is accessible from the from itself by connecting to the internet. The other and most popular is transferring music from CD through a PC or Laptop to the phone. All the software needed for this is included with instruction so is pretty easy to get used to. Also included are Sony headphones specially designed for the phone which offer a reasonably good sound and also can act as a hands free kit.
Nearly all modern phones have access to the internet and the ability to download items such as music and applications for the phone. Despite previous experiences with Internet connection problems on older phones this comes together quite well here, offering reasonably quick speeds and good download times. The Internet on the W880i can become costly very quickly so will probably be used sparingly.
When being used as a phone without using any of the added features the battery will last amost endlessly. As soon as you begin using the features (internet, calls & Walkman) the battery will be consumed very rapidly. Recharge time is reasonable with roughly 1 hour charge lasting the day, provided you don't use excessively, which is an advantage.
This phone has a basic 2 Megapixel camera which has various settings, from close up shots to low light, so you need to play around to get the best picture. The camera can be used to shoot video or the standard pictures. This is not a phone for you if the camera is vital.
I still like this phone, its slim (less than 1cm) and very lightweight although it is not for everyone. My main concern would be the buttons themselves as they seem to have been designed for E.T. himself. Anyone who has the fingers of a human will find themselves pressing multiple buttons at the the same time. Not for everyone.
I got this phone when I wanted to start a new contract back in 2007. I loved the look of the phone and the fact it was so slimline and had a good music player on it.
The phone comes with a charger, USB cable and some headphones. It is less than a centimetre thick and the screen is around 2x1.5 inches. I opted for the silver version which has a black back. The buttons are very small and take a while to get used to, but they are no smaller than a smartphone's buttons these days. It has the same features as most phones do these days. It has a 2mp camera without a flash which i felt was a downside to the phone. Internet access and will connect to wifi, camera and video, texting, photo messaging, file viewer etc. It also has a Walkman music player which you can upload music to via your PC.
I loved this phone very much and I think I must have slightly over used it. It wasn't until the end of 2009 until I got a new phone. I would surf the internet on it all day while at work or college and would listen to music on it constantly. I'm not sure wether the over use of it was the death of my phone or a fault inside made it go how it did. It started to slow down and freeze a lot of the time resulting in me taking the battery out. It then started turning off and on again whenever I would put it down on the side. I finally had to lay it to rest and buy a new phone but it was definitely a brilliant phone to use. I did however lose it a lot in my bag as it is so slimline it would get caught in my books or I would mistake it for my calculator.
I would constantly think "I've lost my phone!" and tip the contents of my bag out to find it sitting inside my sewing books.
Where to buy:
You can't really buy this phone brand new in a store or as a contract phone anymore. It has been replaced with newer models now, so buying it would have to be left for Ebay or maybe on independent websites selling either new or refurbished models. When it first came out, it was selling at around £150 but I got it for free with my contract.
**Who would this phone be suitable for?**
Sleek, slim and silver - the w880i is a lightweight, easy to use mobile. Although not at the new and modern end of the market, the w880i is a stylish phone that includes all the basics that a lot of us look for in a phone; these being, text and picture messaging, Internet, Camera and music.
In some ways the w880i is a simple mobile, with easy to access features and no complicated applications or touch screens. If like me you have been a bit out of touch with the surge in technology the past 2-3 years, this phone should be simple to understand and not too much to take in.
**Not quite ready for a Smartphone? -Technology over taking you somewhat?*
You may have had a really basic phone for the past few years and be ready to upgrade, but are nervous about ending up with a phone that's just too difficult to understand. Again, the w880i is a soft leap from the very basic phone and probably a good phone to help you get to grips with several more features.This phone is a phone thats a few years behind the really modern phones that are out, like the Iphone and Blackberrys, but it's one of the better phones that was out before smartphones started to take over the market.
Up until recently when I got my Blackberry (which i both enjoy using and dont enjoy using for certain reasons), I was way behind with the latest phones.
**Don't really want a touch screen**
I swopped from contract 3 years ago where I'd always have an up to date phone to pay as you go, and since then i've not been able to keep up to date with how phones work. I'm not a huge fan of touch screens (had a touchscreen before getting my latest phone/similar time to having this phone). Mine went kaputt after just 9 months and after that I lost interest in the newest phones.
I still use my w880i, as i'm so used to it. I take it to work with me as am fearful of losing my more expensive phone and I just find this phone quicker to text and make calls from. The problem is, i've had it so long now (about 3 years) it's starting to fail in some areas. It's had a good reliable life thus far though!
The phone is very slim at less that a cm, and mine is brushed silver. The screen is about 2 inches by 1 and a half inches (quite small compared to newer phones out now). The buttons are very small, which takes some time to get used to. I got used to them though and I have chunky fingers. The keypad buttons are oblong in shape and raised which also feels strange to start with, but again, you get used to them.
The layout of the following buttons are presented upon 3 circles. On the right hand circle button is a shortcut to calls. The button underneath is a back buttons and inbetween these is a shortcut to the internet.
The middle circle holds the buttons for your walkman music controls once music is playing. These double up as buttons to various things such as texting, applications and profiles when the phone is in normal mode, not walkman mode.
The left circle features a cancel button and other shortcut button.
Underneath these control buttons is your number and keyboard panel.
To the right hand side of the phone (along the edge) is a tiny sliding button that reveals your phone status, ie, phone number, memory left and battery remaining.
On the left hand edge of the phone is a button to press that takes you straight to your walkman.
As with most phones that people are familiar with, there are folders held within the messaging folder for inbox, outbox, sent messages and saved messages. Template texts can be designed and saved so a standard text can be sent should you need it.
A great thing I like about the texting feature on this phone is that it holds several hundred messages. Wave goodbye to having to delete messages quickly and constantly to free up space. The internal memory of 16mb on this phone is good enough to hold many. Deleting messages is simple enough but selecting all messages at once, or marking several at a time. I must admit though, this can be a bit of a lengthy process if you have many messages to go through. It's probably better to save messages that you want, so you can then quickly delete others after a few weeks.
Like most phones, this phone has ABC, 123 text and T9 predictive text options. This phone not only predicts the word you are starting to type, but if you have written similar messages before, it will start to predict further words if it recognises what you are probably typing. A simple C for cancel, if the word isn't needed is easy to do, or just continue to type the word you've chosen and it over writes what it was going to put in place for you. Within the texting section, is also your pictures messages and access to emails. These need to be set up with your provider before you can use them but its usually just a case of requesting the settings and then they are sent to your phone.
I access most of my numbers through my most recent call list which is at the click of a button on the upper part of the phones controls. Your most recent call list holds several numbers which is always handy and if you want to access another number, you simply scroll through your contacts list.
The camera is a standard 2 mp. Admittedly, its not the best of cameras compared to those around now but it does the job. Pictures are easily taken by a choice of two buttons, depending on whether you are taking a portrait or landscape picture. The camera has various shoot modes and effects for white balance and brightness etc. Pictures that I have taken have always been clear and of good quality unless i've got the lighting wrong. Generally people or objects need to have lighting infront of them rather than behind them. There is also a night mode function, but no flash unfortunately. Pictures are easily uploaded via the usb lead to your pc. There is a timer feature which is good for taking pictures of yourself, but no zoom facility whilst you are focusing in on a picture. Once you have taken a picture, you can zoom into the picture to view it, but that's all.
A definite High 5 for music fans. The w880i has a great MP3 player with Track ID and other groovy music features. A variety of music formats such like Mp3 and windows media files can be played. Music is accessed by pressing the quick feature buttons on the left edge of the phone.
Music can be set to repeat or shuffle and you can rate tracks, create playlists and have a play with the equaliser. Track ID will search for and send you information of what a recently recorded song is and when listening to music you can skip tracks easily and adjust volume with the external music controls. Sound is of fab quality and mega bass is great for rock, drum and metal music.
Connection to the internet is very fast for viewing and downloading. Obviously it depends what mobile provider you are using as to the exact content you are able to view when you connect to the net. I'm with o2 and they provide a great service. Once on the internet you can set up bookmarks, save pages, view your history and so on.
Music DJ - pick different tunes from guitar, piano trumpet and drums and you can program your phone to be a remote control.
Entertainment - I have a game thats like Tetras but is called Quadrapop. I'm not a huge fan, but it keeps my son busy if he's not got his phone on him!
Tasks and Notes
Time and Date
With its old age, my phone has started to need charging every 2 days, but when first bought it would last 4-5 days.
Overall, this phone has been an excellent buy and after 3 years is still going well in all fairness. The only problem is some dust stuck inside the screen and the battery not as powerful. I would definately recommend this phone to people that liked phones as they were 2-3 years ago, or that still dont want to make the leap to smart phones. It's also a useful phone for teenagers that would maybe struggle with a smartphone, or older parents that need an upgrade, but the new phones around are just too much of an upgrade.
This is definately the best phone I have owned, have had it now for a couple of years, and it is built to last and super tough - I've dropped it enough times!
It is also slim and stylish, probably the smallest and most compact phone made to date and really does look the part. Looks better than any other phone ever made in my opnion.
Easy to use, full of features and good storage capacity, plenty of room for loads of pictures and other media files. Easily connects to your pc so that these files can easily be downloaded onto your hardrive.
If I had one very small criticism, then it would be that the buttons are a little on the tiny side, then again after a few days I got used of them and no problems using the phone. Infact, they probably add to the style of the phone.
I would recommend this phone to anyone
I first recieved this phone when I was 16, as a birthday present. The phone is ideal for a younger person, as it is packed-full of features without being too expensive or difficult to use.
The main advertised feature of the phone is the mp3 player, being a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone. Its functionality is excellent, the browsing of tracks is very easy to use, the interface is simple and, above all, the sound quality is good and the provided headphones excellent in sound quality and comfort in your ear.
The 2MP camera, while low by modern standards, is satisfactory enough on this phone (being that it is a few years old), and the pictures it takes are of decent enough quality. Browsing your taken photos is easy too.
Being so thin, sometimes you can't feel it being in your pocket and think you've lost it (scary). The only other main gripe that I have with the phone is the tiny tiny keys - it takes a long while to get used to how small they are - they can put painful grooves into your fingers until you get used to them!
Sony Ericsson W880I mobile phone
I got this mobile for a Christmas present and I have to say I love it because it is simple to use and has a sleek small body so its easy to carry about with you.
This mobile is very thin and sleek looking. The front is matt black and the back is metallic orange. It is very light and easily fits into your pocket and handbag.
They keypad has very small buttons which could be hard for people who don't have tiny fingers. The number buttons are literally a small orange line. Some people may find this annoying. Personally it doesn't bother me and I got used to it rather quickly.
Above the number buttons there is shortcut buttons which again are tiny. There is a quick button for the Internet to go back (when in the menu), shortcut facility (which brings up a drop-down list) and a cancel button.
On the keypad there is a circular button if you press this it will take you to the main menu. If you press upwards it will go to the RSS reader and if you press down it will take you to the contacts.
The slim left-hand side of the phone has a Walkman button that takes you directly to the Walkman facility. Here you can listen to music and even can set up playlists if you wish.
On the right hand side there is a slide button, which you can slide to get the phone status. This gives you basic details like your mobile phone number, what memory is left on the phone and memory stick and the battery life left in the mobile.
1. Internet - this will automatically bring you to the Google page. You have to set up the Internet on your phone before you can surf the Internet. You can set up bookmarks, save pages and check your history.
2. Entertainment - this includes a game called Quadrapop, which is similar to Tetras, except you have to line up musical notes in blocks of 4 and they will disappear.
The video player stores all of the videos you have saves. You can then watch them using this facility. There is a video DJ where you can make up short videos using videos you may have, pictures and music. The photo DJ is good if you want to add clipart to any pictures or if you want to change any aspects of your photograph.
You can have a go at the music DJ where you can pick different tunes from the drum, guitar, piano and trumpet. You can program your phone to be a remote control. I have never tried to use this so I am not sure how to use it. The last function within this section is you can record sounds if you want. To be honest I hardly use any of these facilities and find they are never opened.
3. Camera - this is for pictures and videos. The button to press to take the photos is the middle button but there is also another on the right hand side. This makes it seem more like a regular digital camera. It has different shoot modes, effects and you can change the white balance of the picture.
4. Messages - this section has the usual layout with inbox, outbox, saved messages, sent messages and saved messages. You can add your friend's contracts and templates if you want to.
5. Walkman - as explained previously you can play music using this.
6. File Manager - this is quick access to all your saved files (camera album, pictures, video, themes for your phone, web pages that have been saved, games and applications).
7. Contacts - this will bring you directly to your contacts and you can edit it or make a call.
8. Track ID - is to identify music using the Internet. I have never used this so I don't know how well it works.
9. Calls - this is a log for received, made and missed called in a list format.
10. Organiser - it includes an alarm, application (music mate and world clock), you can make a video call, calendar. Tasks can be recorded (as well as notes). A timer, stopwatch and calculator are available to use. I use the calculator quite often it isn't as easy as a regular one. It can be a fiddle but it does the job.
11. Settings - will be all the general aspects of the phone like profiles, time and date, sounds (ringtones), display and connectivity (bluetooth, USB, synchronisation and Internet).
I really like this phone as it is lightweight and doesn't take up a lot of space when you are carrying it. It is attractive to look.
The battery life is very good and it lasts me age's maybe a week before I have to charge it. I only really text and make calls on my phone. If you were playing games or going onto the Internet this may mean the battery life wouldn't last as long. To charge it is very easy you just plug it into the wall and into your phone and it will charge within and hour usually.
I occasionally use the camera and the pictures are decent enough quality. It's not as good as a proper camera but good enough to print out small photographs. I use it for taking the odd random picture.
If I was buying another phone I would go for a Sony Ericsson as for me this phone is hard wearing and has lasted me for over a year now with no problems. I find it simple to use and not complicated.
I feel that for me the phone has a lot of features that I do not use so therefore it is a waste to pay the extra money for it. When I was travelling I listened to the Walkman a lot and the sound quality is very good. This will mean that the battery won't last as long. Earphones are included with the phone but you can listen to the music without them. The sound quality isn't as good when you don't use the earphones I suppose this is because the speaker is small I don't know why.
This phone costs £113.99 on Amazon, which is expensive, but it is sleek and a phone worth while buying as it will last a while. It has lots of features that may appeal to teenagers or someone who is into different features of a phone. Personally I only use my phone for texts and calls but I really like this phone and would buy it again as I am happy with my purchase.
I have now had this phone for 2 years, it is easily the best phone that I have ever owned. I can't really believe that I am still using it after all this time. I have the chrome version and it still draws comments on its appearance even now. I love the fact that it is so compact, you don't even realise that you have it in your pocket.
The walkman feature is the main selling point of this phone, and it does not disappoint. The sound is excellent and I still use it as my main media player even now. That said the supplied earphones were rubbish and I replaced them with some Sony in ear ones straight away.
Bluetooth works fine, and I have it set up through my in car Sat-nav.
The camera is ok, nothing special but you can get some good low-res images with it. The video camera is pretty poor, but you can still capture things if your stuck.
The internet is ok, but as I am payg, I rarely use it and it is not exactly quick.
In summary; if you can still get this phone then try it. It has become a modern classic
Just to say right from the start this is most likely one of the best phones ive ever had. I have no idea how long ive had it but it has given me no trouble throughout the time. I bought it off the internet from the Orange website.
To be honest with everyone i believe the phones performance is rather slow compared with some others. The menu screens lag and load slowly...But maybe thats just me pressing all the buttons too quickly and expecting it to keep up. Not too much of an issue though in my view. It still loads pictures fairly quickly. The camera is only a 2 megapixel but the quality is satisfactory. You cant zoom with the default settings though. The video quality is quite poor which is why i hardly ever record any videos using my phone. When someone asks you why the UFOs are always blurry....Say to them its the camera that was used to record it with... Also the sound recording is quite poor in my opinion however it still serves its purpose.
The price was excellent. I bought this phone for around £70 and i thought it was quite a good price considering the benefits and compared with other phones.
The phone is very well built. it has a sturdy design without looking like a brick. Its thin and light which i absolutely love. The screen is the dominant feature of the phone with the keypad being relatively small compared with other phones. Each key is small and the keypad might be harder to use for those of us with large fingers. An inconveniance for me would be the open hole in the side of the phone where the charger and headphones are plugged in. There is no way to cover this socket and it gets very dusty. It doesnt hinder the usage of the phone i just think its a little silly. A huge advantage for me though would be the easy removal of the back covering. With most phones ive dealt with it was a nightmare to get the back covering off, almost impossible even. With this phone the covering is held lightly but safely on the back by a few clips cleverly placed.
Overall I think its a very good phone and easy to use. It holds SD cards up to a few gb and has bluetooth capabilities. Its also a walkman which makes listening to music easier. With headphones in the quality is superb. If you find this phone for a cheap price then definantly get it. I believe it to be stylish and lightweight. Definantly a good purchase.
The Sony Ericsson W880i is a really good phone, and I must say mines been through alot, dropping it alot, getting rained on and yet it still works which I think is great. Its a slim phone meaning when its in your pocket you dont have a big bulky thing in there. The buttons are quite small which can be annoying and difficult to get used to at first but it doesnt take too long especially if you only have small fingers. I wouldnt recommend it to people with long nails though. Although it only has a 2 mega pixel camera the quality of the images I have taken are very good. It also has a camera on the front of the phone which allows you to make video calls, which leads me to the only problem that I have had with this phone which is that for some reason I have never been able to get this to work and I have had the phone for just over a year now.
I have had this phone on contract from O2 for over 2 years now, with all the drops and knocks that comes with it, and it has really stood the test of time, so much so that I intend to stick with it rather than upgrade to a newer model when my contract runs out.
I was initially struck by its tiny size, it's small enough to slip into your pocket without it sticking out with an unsightly bulge. I personally like the orange/black colour scheme, although it does raise a few eyebrows now and again. The reception and voice quality on calls is superb. The Walkman feature is excellent, and in fact I have been using this as my MP3 player for a while now - it's great for going running with, due the phone's small form factor. Memory cards can be found for very cheap nowadays, you can pick up a 2GB one for about a tenner, which lets you put on around 500 songs. Enough for a really long run...
The camera is 2 megapixels but the picture quality seems more akin to a VGA camera, this was not a big issue for me as I have a digital camera for that purpose anyway. There is another camera on the front face for video calls. One thing to note is that the keypad is quite small, so it's a good idea to try the keypad out before buying if you're big on texting. Also, for those used to radios on their phones, I'm afraid this phone doesn't have feature.
Overall though this comes with a hearty recommendation, it really is an exceptional phone.
I searched for this product to find mostly bad ratings on this product to find I was wrong.
The W880i is 9.4mm thin and with a casing of stainless steel, with 2.0 mega pixel camera you can get better.
I had this phone for around a year due to the fact it was contract otherwise it would have been a lot sooner. For the first month or so I had no complaints at all, it was after that when all the problems started occuring.
At first it started to just freeze and I wouldn't be able to do anything on it until I took the battery out from the back. Then, after that the phone started to switch itself off. At first, I thought I might just be forgetting to lock the phone and switching it off by mistake in my pocket. Afterwards however it started happening more and more frequently until I took it back to the shop. After a third time of taking it back the phone was replaced (with the same phone) as they could not fix it.
This I thought would have fixed the problem as it might of just been a bit of bad luck. How wrong could I have been!!!
Soon after the same problems started occuring!
Also the battery runs low very quickly this was probably due to the walkman, but if they are going to build a phone with this technology, then it should have the battery to go with it.
Overall, I would not recommend this phone to anyone and if you are thinking of getting it for any reason I strongly suggest that you don't.
I have had this phone for about a year now. I paid £60 for it used but it is currently selling on Amazon for £94.99 (new). Mine is silver which is slightly different to the one in the picture. These phones are available on most networks, mine is on o2.
My phone has a sort of brushed silver look. It is very thin and is less than a centimetre thick. The screen is of a fairly good size and measures about 2 inches by 1.5 inches. The buttons are of an oblong shape and are quite raised from the phone itself.
What can the phone be used for?
Walkman-It is of course a walkman phone and can store a number of songs, due to the memory card that comes as standard. This can be used with visualisations. It also has Track Recognition where you play a song to the phone and it will recognise what song it is. I have found this very useful in the past.
Phone Calls-It can of course make phone calls and has a call list which contains your last calls whether they were received, missed or dialled. I find this very useful as it means I can easily call those who I speak to most. Recently my phone has started playing up and whenever I am in a call the other person cannot hear me well, I have to say this is a real negative about the phone.
Texting-The phone can hold a few hundred text messages which is great because it means your not constantly deleting messages. There are folders for inbox, outbox, sent messages, drafts and saved messages. The saved messages section is really good as you can store messages in there that you want to keep and not worry when your deleting messages. Actual texting is fairly easy on the phone but the shape and size of the buttons means that if you text a lot your thumb begins to get sore. It has predictive text and also if you write certain words in sequence a lot it will predict that too which makes texting fast and convenient.
Camera-It also has a 2.0 megapixel camera. This takes clear pictures however you cannot zoom which I find to be very annoying. You can zoom in on the pictures afterwards though as long as they are saved. It also has a video option. The camera can take photos in bursts and frames which is useful and although it doesnt have a flash it does have night mode and it also has a timer.
Organiser-The phone has alarms, a calendar, a tasks and note section, calculator, stopwatch timer and bluetooth.
Games-My phone came with the game quadrapop which is highly addictive!
Overall, I think this phone is ok. I wouldn't recommend purchasing it for the £94.99 that Amazon are currently selling it at as you are likely to be dissapointed. Although the phone is useful it has proven to be slightly unreliable especially where phone calls are concerned. However, the battery life is very good. This phone would be suited to somebody who doesn't use it an awful lot but would like a stylish phone with a number of applications.
This is one of the best phones i have ever purchased.
It has everything that you could ever want in a phone and more. It is a small and compact phone yet the buttons are extremely easy to use unlike most other tiny mobile phones.
With bluetooth connection it is easy to transfer data from one phone to another and with this phone being able to take a 8GB Micro SD card it can hold an amazing amount of songs. It saves you having to buy a seperate Mp3 player and i found this a great help.
The speaker is not great but is very loud for the size of the phone. It may sound a bit crackly at times and indeed if you are going to play heavy songs through it then it is not going to be the best quality ever however, if you are going to play it at a reasonable volume then you will find that the speaker is very good and good quality.
You can either get this phone in Black/Silver or Black/Red. Both colours look good.
There is a shortcut button to both the camera, which is 2.0mp, and the walkman part of the phone which is really where it all gets good.
The camera also has the ability to take videos aswell. The quality of video is not that great but i can't stress it enough that for the size of the phone it is very good.
With the walkman part of the phone it gives you many different ways to arrange and browse your music which makes it quick and easy to get to the tune or artist that you require.
Overall i feel this is a brilliant phone and is so small for what it can do! The size really is this phones best asset so if you are looking for a phone that has great capabilities and fits in any pocket then this is the one for you!
the w880i is a very practical and visibly pleasing handset to use and own.
the thin design makes it the thinnest walkman phone on the market ( or it was when it was released)
i had this phone and it lasted me over a year. the only displeasure i came to have with the handset was its internet roaming capabilities and lack of a decent camera. though some would say that this phone aims to be used as a phone for receiving and making calls.
the w880i is a media phone and plays audio to a very good quality through a headset or through the built in stereo speaker that delivers a large volume of sound for its size.
the main drawback with the handset is its inability to roam the internet at a modern pase. though texting and making calls is just as easier as any other handset.
users that wear skinny fit jeans may find that the phone sometimes unlocks itself in your pocket should buttons be tripped while in the pocket.