Excerpt: Sony Ericsson launched a new Walkman phone the W880/W888 , having only 9.4mm thin, the W880 is the thinnest 3G phone from Sony Ericsson and combines the Walkman phone experience with a device that fits easily into your pocket.
Excerpt: It was started by Motorola and continued – or shall we say, finished – by Samsung. Phones have gotten crazy thin over the last few years and in a few more, I’m sure they’re going to be one-dimensional. Everyone has been busy squeezing the lard out of their phones, but one brand showed no interest in this trend. Sony Ericsson has been making fat phones for years. Some of them look very good and sound amazing, but they’re still fat.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson W880i: The sleek and slim design always impresses the cell phone buyers. This gave rise to the competition to introduce the slimmest cell phone a company can manufacture. Sony Ericsson provided its version of slimmest cell phone with introduction of W880i.
Comparative review of music phones Samsung F300 and Sony Ericsson W880i
24 April 2007
Summary: Let’s take and look at the final table and crown the winner.
SonyEricsson W880i wins by a small margin here, though it could have even more solid lead, if only I had mentioned Internet and mailing (where the F300 doesn’t do great and lacks mailing features at all), and some other amenities. On the other hand, the latter has auto number-filling feature adopted from Windows Mobile smartphones.
Conclusion: Sony Ericsson W880 is an odd telephone: intended to be used for music, it has fewer features in common with the cybershot models, which impairs its functionality, though. And despite the music orientation, there is the striking inadequateness of not having an FM radio and stereo speakers, a non-standard connector positioning, and poor sound quality in the headphones.
Pros: Thin body and solid construcion, Very good keyboard, TrackID gives excellent responce, 3G UMTS
Cons: Lack of FM radio, Only tri-band GSM, The camera is worse than the one of the first Walkman (W800)
Summary: Despite the polyphony having 40 chords in the W880, the handset does not provide a breakthrough in sounding of mp3 tunes compared to other Sony Ericsson branded phones. The speaker is average volume-wise and sounds pretty good, however its sonic merits fall flat while on the street – in fact the volume level offered by the W880 usually proves to be below required, but it is still more than we have come to expect from such minimalist design.