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Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman review

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Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman

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The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
600 MHz
600 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP
1200 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


If you’re a newcomer to the smartphone game the W8 is a good place to start. It will be a good companion and one that can balance work and pleasure.

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena

To wrap things up, we liked the Sony Ericsson Xperia W8 Walkman for being a simple to use entry-level smartphone and for coming with a pair of nice earphones out of the box. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much backing up its Walkman brand, let alone bring it back to life. The Xperia W8 is a...

- Nick T., PhoneArena

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Common Questions

Sony backs up the Ericsson W8 Walkman with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Ericsson W8 Walkman 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

The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman's screen size is 3 inches with x pixels resolution.

600 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1200 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 285 minutes.

Ericsson W8 Walkman Specs

Release Date June 21, 2011
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz
Internal Storage 128 MB
RAM 168 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.84 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 285 minutes
Standby Time Up to 18.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Azure, Orange, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 104 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM/RDS)
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson E16i
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