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Sony-ericsson-w380i.33181650
4.7 out of 10

Sony Ericsson W380i

Sony Ericsson’s W380i weighs in at 100 grams and has dimensions Read more

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Overall 4
3.7

Such a shame

Julia Roberts, Phone Arena
11 August 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 5
4.7

Poor Quality Will Shine Through

Faehl, Phone Arena
10 November 2009
  • 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
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Overall 7
6.7

User Review

Anonymous, Phone Arena
10 July 2009
  • 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.
  • Pros: Cool design.
  • Cons: Hard to lock
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Overall 1
1.0

w380a SUCKS

Terri, Phone Arena
31 May 2009
  • 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!
  • Pros: Nothing
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

It does what a phone should

snowbird25ca, epinions.com
10 February 2009
  • Summary: The W380 is solid in the essentials category and has a nice array of extras. It's definitely worth adding to your comparison list when shopping.
  • Pros: Slim, clear reception, good audio quality, decent camera.
  • Cons: No video camera, difficult to convert mp3's to ringtones.
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Overall 8
8.0

A little bit of love and hate

adolfolucas, epinions.com
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Buy an extra card, don't expect too much of the camera, and pay attention to the external loudspeaker.
  • Pros: It has a lot of memory, buy 2GB MS card. A great shape and design.
  • Cons: It is a little bit slow, specialy with game and song at same time.
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Overall 5
5.3

hummmm :L

unknown 99999878, Phone Arena
16 December 2008
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sebhaque, Esato
21 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.2

Sony Ericsson w380i

Danny, Phone Arena
20 May 2008
Overall 2
2.0

Bit disappointed!

julia booth, Amazon
30 January 2014
  • 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.
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