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The Sony Ericsson W980i is essentially the W960i with the addition of HSDPA and quad-band. It also looks entirely different, being a flip/clamshell device with the touch-sensitive controls on the front for accessing the music player when the phone is closed.

The audio quality is outstanding, as might be expected from Sony, notably through Clear Stereo and Clear Bass, plus a premium quality headset (although Sony steadfastly refuses to include a 3.5mm audio jack, so you cannot use your own headset – not that the Sony headset is anything less than superb). There is also an FM radio with RDS.

The camera is 3.2 megapixel with 3.2 x digital zoom, so satisfactory rather than anything to get excited about. You have to open the phone to take photos and videos, which is rather clumsy.

The W980i has 8 Mbytes’ internal memory (2,000 MP3 songs) and a memory card slot. Internet access is fast via 3G and the Access NetFront Web browser, with SMS, MMS and email messaging options available.

Battery life is rated at nine hours’ talk time (GSM); 4.5 hours (3G); 3.5 hours’ video  calling and around 360 hours on standby from a full charge.




Weight: 100g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth FM Radio Organiser Video player

3G or UMTS
Built-in handsfree
EDGE for high speed data access
Flight mode
Flip phone
FM Radio
Instant messaging
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
Motion sensor
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
Multimedia Service MMS
Photo/video editor
Polyphonic ring tone
SMS - text messages
T9 Predictive Text
Vibra alert
Video calling
Video player
Video recorder
Voice Command
Voice memo
Walkman player
WAP 2.0