Summary: While we liked the design of the phone and the Walkman functionality, the fact the device only supports a 512MB memory stick and the poor quality camera means weâ€™re not willing to ditch our iPod for an all-in-one phone and digital audio player just yet.
Summary: The W380i’s ring tones volume was never an issue – its speaker fared well in most environments. The reception quality was nothing to complain about either. Our only gripe is with the phone’s vibro alert, which occasionally proves to be on the weak side.
The question is, who is going to buy the W380i two-three months into its sales – basically, after dealing with the first surge of interest, Sony Ericsson will run into exactly the same problem as with the W200i.
Excerpt: Don't touch me! Sounds surprising? With continuous research and development, Sony Ericsson continues to improve and push its W-series walkman phones in the market with the introduction of the W380. For the first time in the walkman phone family, the Gesture Control feature will make its debut.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson W380 is an edgy clamshell. No, I’m not talking attitude. It actually has real edges, which is a departure from the most clamshells. The W380 is the mid-range “Walkman” logoed model of a three model collection produced by Sony Ericsson. This Tri-band flip features a camera, internal 1.9 inch TFT display and, happily, large haptic keys that are spacious, especially for the clamshell.
Excerpt: There’s no doubt that the Sony Ericsson W380i is a stunning-looking phone. The slightly unusual clamshell design creates a compact parallelogram shape and at 92x49x16mm it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Excerpt: One of the newest phones to be launched Sony Ericsson in the market is W380i. Right from looks to features, this model has it all. Introduced under the walkman series of Sony Ericsson, this phone comes with a camera of 1.3 megapixels, expandable memory and weight of just 100 g. The Walkman Media player, installed within Sony Ericsson W380i, helps you stay connected with music all the time.
Summary: As long as you don’t require 3G connectivity, this is a fair entry-level handset with excellent music capabilities. There aren’t any real outstanding features but the W380i remains a solid performer.
Pros: Design, gesture control, touch-sensitive music controls, M2 card slot
Cons: No 3G, no outstanding features, external display is hazy, mediocre camera