Sony Ericsson W380

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The Sony Ericsson W380 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The Sony Ericsson W380 is an edgy clamshell. No, I’m not talking attitude. It actually has real edges, which is a departure from the most clamshells.

The W380 is the mid-range “Walkman” logoed model of a three model collection produced by Sony Ericsson. This Tri-band flip features a camera, internal 1.9 inch TFT display and, happily, large haptic keys that are spacious, especially for the clamshell. There are also touch sensitive music keys on the outside front of the phone.

While this phone does not excel against some of its competitors, it is nonetheless a sturdy option for young people on a budget who insist on a music player.

Another interesting and clever feature of Sony’s Walkman line is its new Gesture Control system. For example, if you wave your hand in front of the camera lens it will activate the snooze feature. The W380 also runs on the identical OS used in the W880, which presents clean and easily understood screens and somewhat intuitive controls.

If you are looking for a solid flip with good sound quality and a decent music player, take a look at the Sony Ericsson W380.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.9"
Camera
1+ MP



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Sony released the Ericsson W380 on November 6, 2007.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Ericsson W380 user manual here.


Sony backs up the Ericsson W380 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ericsson W380 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
1.9"

The Sony Ericsson W380's screen size is 1.9 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. An external, Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Ericsson W380 Specs

Overview
Release date November 6, 2007
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 14 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.65 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Magnetic Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.9 x 1.6 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 100 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Grayscale OLED, 36 x 128 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info Memory Stick Micro (M2) (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson W380a

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Phonedog

cheap phone

from Phonedog
Pro: the gester contol thing is nice Con: made very cheaply. mine started craking i am a 50 year old man i do not abuse the thing Using experience: 1 years i would not purchase this phone nowing what i know now. maybe the slider is different. this phone is made really cheap!!!

Sony Ericsson W380a -- Love it!

As other reviews have said this phone is superb for young people who are on a budget but want a music player. I have had my phone for about 6 months. A few weeks ago some pixels on the external display died so i returned the handset to Fido and got a reconditioned one that seems to working awesome so...More
As other reviews have said this phone is superb for young people who are on a budget but want a music player. I have had my phone for about 6 months. A few weeks ago some pixels on the external display died so i returned the handset to Fido and got a reconditioned one that seems to working awesome so far. Overall however, the handset has great reception, the battery life is decent, the camera.. well it isn't the best nor the games. The design of the phone .. i love it especially the gesture control feature and the external music player controls. And most importantly, the phone has fallen and been sat on a few times, and it still works fabulously! I love it! :D Less

I can not stand this phone!!!!

I have hade this phone for a year and a half it ahs g=iven me nothing but defective problems...first the sound went on it, I could not even make or recieve calls without using a head set or speaker phone, the gesture control would not work, it hangs up calls all the time, i might not get text for hour...More
I have hade this phone for a year and a half it ahs g=iven me nothing but defective problems...first the sound went on it, I could not even make or recieve calls without using a head set or speaker phone, the gesture control would not work, it hangs up calls all the time, i might not get text for hours or days, the reception sucks. Nothing but problems. I have to buy another phone just to continue with my contract at full price, can send this into sony ericsson three times before they'll even think about replacing it for a brand new one! Not pleased at all! Less

I LOVE THIS PHONE!

Hi Guys! I DO recommend this phone, it is super great. I've had this phone for a little over 2 months now, I love it! The only thing I do not like about it is that there is no video recording, but there is something called "Gesture Control"; which is basically where if someone calls you, you can sile...More
Hi Guys! I DO recommend this phone, it is super great. I've had this phone for a little over 2 months now, I love it! The only thing I do not like about it is that there is no video recording, but there is something called "Gesture Control"; which is basically where if someone calls you, you can silence the call by waving your hand at the phone. It's pretty good with texting, the camera is good, the voice quality is great, the walkman/mp3 player is great, there are demos of games, those are good too. My absolute favourite part of this phone is the blue tooth, it works surprisingly superbly well. :) The battery lasts about 2-3 days if you're not playin garound with it all the time. Should you do, then it will probably last 1 day and a half. If you would like more information on this phone, here is the Sony Ericcsion website: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/w380a?cc=us&lc=en Thanks for reading this review, and good luck! Less

I love it but it's not worth it.

I've had this phone for 4 months and I love this phone. I don't want to part with it. But 1) the reception kinda sucks and 2) my external display is already not working, since last month.

Nice slick phone

I was surprised with the lack of reviews for this phone. I just recently picked one up and I must say that I'm pretty impressed with the audio quality. I've only been using it for a few days but I did notice that the battery is a bit weak. I'll have to see how it lives up when I'm not poking around the...More
I was surprised with the lack of reviews for this phone. I just recently picked one up and I must say that I'm pretty impressed with the audio quality. I've only been using it for a few days but I did notice that the battery is a bit weak. I'll have to see how it lives up when I'm not poking around the menus and playing around with the mp3 player / fm radio. The mp3 player is decent, the radio is so so. Overall I love the slick design and great sound quality. This is a nice product in my books. Less

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