Sony Ericsson W580i Review
W580i Style White
Sony Ericsson W580i Review - The Look
Thinking of buying a Sony Ericsson W580i? I did and I'm going to give you a little bit background on this phone including what I believe to be good and bad about it.
This phone was announced in March 2007 and was released to the public in July 2007. It is a part of the Sony Ericsson Walkman Series, and I must admit, the W-series is full of some very good looking phones. Oh, and just so we're clear, this is a slide phone.
Most people would probably know this phone as the mobile with an MP3 player that can shuffle tracks just by shaking the phone itself. Pretty cool, huh? But don't be all too fooled about this function, it works but after a while, do you really think you'll be using it everyday?
Everybody loves a little colour, right? Well, the W580i comes in 4 different colours. They include: Urban Grey, Metro Pink, Style White and of course, Boulevard Black. Personally, I own a W580i in Urban Grey.
W580i Urban Grey
Sony Ericsson W580i Review - Key Features
Now, you're probably wondering, how big is it? Does it have bluetooth? What does the phone come with? Well, your questions will be answered right now.
First of all, the measurements. I'm going to give these to you in millimetres because I'm nasty. Length-wise, the W580i is 99mm. When you slide it open, obviously the length is a different story. When open, it grows to approximately 130mm. It's width is about 47mm and it's thickness, 14mm. A nice slim and sleek design that will easily fit in your pocket.
The W580i weighs 94g and has a 2 inch display screen. It has many wallpapers and screensavers to choose from, all which are very cool. When it comes to ringtones, it can handle Polyphonic, MP3 and AAC. Oh, and if you don't like the ringtones it comes with, you can download music files onto it and use them instead or you can even make your own ringtones! By the way, this phone does have the vibrate function.Before I go any further, let me tell you what you will receive with the phone if you buy it from a retail outlet. The Sony Ericsson W580i comes with:The W580i (obviously)A Wall ChargerHead Phones (Genuine Sony Ericsson Walkman Series)SoftwareManualBoxUSB CableA Few Flyers & SuchSAR Info (Specific Absorption Rate)A Sim Card (more than likely)And if you're lucky, Bonus Speakers (I got some as part of a promo - Genuine Sony Ericsson Speakers)So when it comes to what you get, it's worth it.
Ah, the memories... Oh, yes, the phones memory! It can hold 1000 contacts, 30 received, dialled and missed calls, and from what I've been told, on a 512MB card (which is included in the phone package itself), the W580i can hold up to 100 MP3s! I'm pretty sure 12MB of the 512MB is shared memory - sharing is caring, right? As for the data type bits, the phone comes with bluetooth (v2.0) and USB (v2.0). It does not come with Infrared.
The Sony Ericsson W580i is capable of sending and receiving SMS, EMS, MMS and Email. It is possible to download games onto this phone too.
Now, here's the real fun stuff. In the entertainment section of this phone, you will find: 2MP camera, TrackID Music Recognition, Walkman 2.0 Music Player, Java 2.0, FM Radio, Organiser and, believe it or not, a Pedometer/Calories Counter (yes, you heard me correctly).
I find that battery life in phones is very important. Before this phone, I use to have a mobile that would die after every phone call (after, if lucky). It would constantly be on charge! Well, you won't have to worry about that with this little beauty. It's battery is a Lithium and lasts up to 370hrs on stand-by and up to 9hrs talk time! That's a lot of talking!
W580i Metro Pink
Sony Ericsson W580i Review - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
I'll keep this part short and sweet.The GoodIt's an attractive looking phoneEasy to useEasy to find thingsMP3 PlayerBattery LifeUSB portBluetooth...There isn't really anything all too bad with this phone, it's almost certainly perfect.The BadNo built-in flash for the cameraPhoto quality could be betterIt's not 3GDepending on who you are, buttons may be difficult to press (I advise you go to a shop front and handle the phone for a test)The UglyHaven't found anything ugly about it yet!I'll add to these later if need be.
W580i Boulevard Black
Sony Ericsson W580i - All Fun & Games
I guess I better tell you exactly what kind of games come with this phone and all the little features that will make your friends jealous.
Let's start with games. Keep in mind, a mobile phone is not a Playstation. The Sony Ericsson W580i comes with 2 games, and they are: Lumines Block Challenge & The Sims 2. Lumines Block Challenge is kind of like Tetris, only more extreme. As for The Sims 2, well, I'm sure everyone knows what that is, but in case you don't, it's a life simulation games - lots of fun.
But the fun doesn't stop at the games! No no! You can listen to the Radio, mix up some photos with the PhotoDJ, make some music with the MusicDJ, record sound, watch a video, identify that song you know but you don't know with the TrackID, even mix up some videos with the VideoDJ! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, you can even surf the net! That's hours of fun on one little phone! No wonder they made the battery to last!
So get out there, get yourself a Sony Ericsson W580i and have fun with it - I do! If you're after any other info on this phone or others, check out the links below! Also, if you are looking for a particular mobile phone review, you can let me know and I will write one up for you.
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