Excerpt: I´ve had this phone for 15 months now. I loved the size and the look of it. Software was OK for me. Picture quality is rather poor, but I´m not a big fan of using my cell to take photos (I prefer my camera). Just a little elegant useful phone.I was being pacient about some annoyances it has (the buttons are quite hard to press and the extra effort begins to take its toll on them after a while, the plastic developed two o three cracks despite normal use and no drops nor...
Pros: It actually works for a while!
Cons: Too expensive considering it´s practically a disposable phone.
Excerpt: I chose this phone because overall it had nice looks and some simple all around features that would do for me. After having this phone (including a replacement) for over a year I've had several problems that I think are worth considering if you were interested in this model. It's a bit long but worthwhile so that you know what poor qualities you could be in for, as well as poor service if you try to get it fixed.
Pros: - Looks pretty nice, inside and out, - Takes okay to good photos in bright lighting, - The outside features are interesting and fun to use, - Takes memory sticks, - Plays music, - Audio is clear, - Long battery life if you use it primarily for talking
Cons: - Takes poor photos in almost any other lighting, - Number panel requires some added pressure, - Speaker quality is rather poor, - Various features (number panel, outer display, casing, vibration, call settings) broke over time., - Poorly Assembled
Excerpt: I have had this phone for about 14months. Everything has been fine until it shut off by itself and won't turn on again. This has happened a few times but i could always turn the phone back on. Now I in the midst of trying to fix it. In general it's a very cute phone but can cause fustration when it turns off.
Excerpt: THIS PHONE IS TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY I've had 3 different ones since August (10 months) and they all crap out. THe first one stopped working in the speaker on the top, so I had to use speaker phone to talk to anyone. The second they sent me as a replacement wouldn't see the SIN card, and thus wouldn't work. This last one I had to fight with Fido to give me (only 6 months into warranty), they wanted me to send it to sony and have it repaired on my dime! NoNoNonO!
Cons: Cheap, too quiet, it requires a phone reset every 2 months or so. Likes to shut off, and ignore calls., has broken 3 times for me, in 10 months
Excerpt: i have had this phone for almost six months or just over and i am having to get a new one the sound has gone on me and the vibration alert is dimmened also it has got into a habit of switching itself off at its own demand and i have heard it has happened to many others. on the other hand its a nice sized phone and untill the sound went had great sound quality and i liked the design on the front of grail buttons still got atm untill i get a new one and its ok as a spare...
Pros: lock on outside so its not possible to catch buttons, design is nice looking, easy to use, small enough to fit in pocket
Cons: sound has gone after 6 months, turns itself off, doesnt last very long
Conclusion: The W380 is a pretty nice phone - it looks and feels great, and for a budget price it's not too badly designed either. The external screen is quite nifty, giving you a quick synopsis of any new events (calls, messages, etc) and the phone feels sturdy. The gesture control is a pretty good feature if you're lazy and like to snooze our alarms, but it feels like more of a gimmick than an actual feature. The speaker's pretty loud but I'm afraid the praise ends there.
Pros: It's stylish.
Cons: If you keep anything else in the same pocket as your phone and you're listening to the walkman, there's a chance the buttons will register and change your music for you.
Summary: The Bluetooth on the phone for some reason doesn't work and I really just wanted to transfer my music on to it, but couldn't. I feel I've wasted my money tbh. :( the phone is very tidy and hasn't got many scratches but I still feel disappointed.