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Sunday, 06 May 2007 22:20

Sony Ericsson W880i thinnest walkman ever - 4. Keys, battery and Conclusion

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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Review:
18 hours of calls and music

Keys


Internet options are cute but barely usable. The browser is good but the screen is too small for any serious use, but it will be good enough to check your emails via GRPS. This is really a nice touch. The Internet button will of course launch a browser and we were amazed to see that the phone supports RSS reader as well.
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The left hand side has a walkman button that will start the music player while the right hand side has two key one to start a video or photo camera and on the top of the left end side you have a small zoom in and zoom out button for a digital zoom. 

A big rounded navi key is placed above the keyboard, and you can use to navitage in menus, use the options, list the songs, skips, plays or stops the music. It looks like a small joystick with a ring on the outside with some extra options. It can't get easier than that.

Battery

The battery will last up to five days in normal use and this is a lot for such a thin phone. This doesn’t include a lot of MP3 usage. If you use the phone mainly for music and hardly any calls, you can squeeze out up to 17 hours of music listening. If you don’t use the phone options at all you can hit 18+ hours and that simply is a great score. It did much better than we expected.

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Conclusion

This is a great music player and it has great battery life for a phone. The 2 Mega Pixel camera will be good enough for most, but you will certainly miss the flash. The big problem is the keypad as it is too small, the metal keys are very hard to press and it is not easy to type messages.

Maybe you will get use to it, as most new Sony Ericsson phones have a similar keypad. It's just not our thing. It's a great phone and if you can get over the keypad we can easily recommend it. If you want a great music player and a phone in once device, then this is the one for you. It will take some great pictures as well but only in the daylight.

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