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I’ve always been so excited to seen another new sliding cell phone is being released by Sony Ericsson, especially when it’s rolled out under the Walkman series. Well, the reason is simple. It’s because if Sony Ericsson can march all of its Walkman series that were produced as sliding mechanism cell phones, they all look amazing. All of these phones are also outstanding in the real implementation. Sony Ericsson W580i is no exception.
- Type: Sony Ericsson W580i
- Release Date: July 2007
- Price Purchased: $99.99
- Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Phone Specs: TFT 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches, 2 MP Camera, MIDP 2.0, 512MB included Memory Stick Micro (M2), Walkman 2.0 music player See Full specs.
- Sophisticated and elegant design; solid D-Pad; good sound quality; cheap.
- Loudspeaker is not really good; hardware outdated; camera quality is mediocre.
- Bottom line, Sony Ericsson W580i is a Walkman series so the sound quality is guaranteed good. At this low price range, this phone is definitely a great choice for those people who are looking for a reliable music cell phone.
The design of Sony Ericsson W580i looks pretty similar to any sliding mechanism phone from this manufacturer. I believe Sony Ericsson really loves this kind of design and has made it as its best formula to create many new sliding cell phones. That’s why this manufacturer has implemented this type of design on all of its creations under the Walkman series.
Just like many Walkman series cell phones, the D-Pad of Sony Ericsson W580i looks really elegant with its chrome silver surface and has been assigned as Walkman dedicated navigation keys, besides as the normal direction pad. The other physical keys of this phone also look solid and elegant with its chrome sliver.
Overall, the design of Sony Ericsson W580i looks really blending with whole design of this phone. Moreover, the standard keypad buttons on the sliding keyboard have a great distance from one button to another one, so it’s really pleasing to press and to use in the daily basis.
Interface and Functionality
The screen interface also gets the best treatment from this manufacturer. With the support of the TFT, 256K colors and 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution, the display looks really clean and bright. The 2.0 inch screen itself appears really wide around the front side of the phone.
Sony Ericsson W580i comes with some standard features, such as: Bluetooth, USB, 2 MP Camera, Stereo FM radio, MIDP 2.0, Pedometer and calories counter. The last features mentioned here, Pedometer and calories counter, are quite new to users, which can be so useful for those people who are looking for a gadget specializes for calories burning and cardio activity.
For your information, the pedometer itself is usually utilized as a portable gadget to analyze each step or a person by detecting the motion of that person’s hips.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Anyway, if you are that person that wants to use this phone as a sport gadget, it’s coincidence that Sony Ericsson W580i is also handy as music gadget since it was produced under the already established Walkman series. Listening music while doing cardio with this phone can be such a pleasing activity because this phone has been injected with the Walkman 2.0 music player and TrackID music recognition, while the standard Loudspeaker is also provided.
Released in July 2007, Sony Ericsson W580i has been provided with enough data storage for the users, 12 MB internal memory and 512MB included Memory Stick Micro (M2), while the upgrade for the external memory is also available at the phone shops up to 4GB.
Sony Ericsson has been well known can deliver such a great quality of battery for its phones. Listening music or watching videos and running applications with this phone can be so convenient. So practically, if you want to use this phone only as music player, the battery life
Users have different opinions about the performance and the whole aspect of Sony Ericsson W580i. Some of them said:
- I’ve been using this phone for 2 years now and it brings a really excellent performance
- The battery back up is pretty useless, not even a single day
- I’ve been using this phone for 3 years now and it is a great phone. Loved it
Bottom line, if you are looking for a great music cell phone that has great design and good music capability, always aim for the Walkman series. Sony Ericsson W580i is no exception.
Produced in elegant design, good sound quality, long lasting battery life and great capability to run high quality applications across java platform, Sony Ericsson W580i is definitely a great choice for people looking for an affordable music cell phone.
That's why, I'm positive to give this phone the score "3.5". Although the sound quality is great, the design is great, the battery life is great, unfortunately, you only got an extra 512MB external memory (upgrade up to 4GB). But overall, this phone is still a worth buying cell phone at this price range.
Besides sold in standard white case cover, Sony Ericsson W580i is also sold in other different case covers, from: Boulevard Black, Urban Gray and Metro Pink.