Sony Ericsson W580i Review
In a nutshell: A cool-looking slide-design Walkman phone with
funky lighting effects. It's not the greatest Walkman phone ever (with
limited memory capacity) and doesn't have an exceptional camera, but
it's a good all-rounder and is one of the best lookers. However, this
isn't the most durable of phones.
Review: September 2007. Last updated September 2009.
The Sony Ericsson W580i is a Walkman phone in a slide design. It's
available in a choice of white, black, pink or grey.
Physically, the W580i looks cool. It's a nice slider, with a very usable
5-way navigation key. The keypad has sensibly-sized keys that light
up in use and are easy to press. Dedicated keys are used to control
the Walkman functions, so you can play music when the slide is closed.
The screen is of good quality and can be viewed outdoors without too
much trouble. Like the S500i,
the W580i features very cool lighting effects and is a beautiful phone
to look at and play with.
The W580i features a "shake control" - you flick your wrist
when the music player is on and a random song is selected to play. Gimmicky
but cool. Another gimmick is the built-in pedometer. It's a useful feature
if you do a lot of walking, but pedometers are cheap and readily available
- do you really need one in your phone?
The main feature of the W580i (apart from making phone calls, of course!)
is the music player. We've written about the quality of the Walkman
music range many times on this site - take it from us, it's good. The
W580i has the new version 2.0, and is also equipped with an FM radio.
A stereo headset is included in the sales package, and there's also
support for an optional Bluetooth stereo headset. The available memory
is not generous - just 12 Mbytes built-in (enough for 3-4 songs) but
the memory is expandable to 1 Gbyte (Memory
Stick Micro) or 4 Gbytes (Memory
The phone also comes with a 2 megapixel camera with video recording
capabilities, but this cannot compare with the autofocus-equipped cameras
on the K800i or W610i.
However, the big problem with the W580i is that the keys are prone
to cracking. Read the user reviews below to see just how many people
have reported the same problem. It was exactly the same with the Sony
Ericsson S500i. However, now that the price has dropped to around
£50, you may decide that it's worth the risk.
Features of the Sony Ericsson W580i include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video camera
- 3D Java games
- Display: 262,144-colour TFT LCD, 240 x 320 colours (2 inches)
- Music player (Walkman 2.0)
- FM radio
- Polyphonic ringtones & music tones
- Sound recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
- Animated wallpaper
- Personal organiser functions
- Flight mode
- Memory: 12 Mbytes plus Memory Stick Micro support (up to 1
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB mass storage
- WAP, EDGE
- Web browser, RSS feeds, picture blogging
- Vibration alert
- Size: 99 x 47 x 14 mm
- Weight: 94g
- Quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
- Talktime: 9 hours
- Battery standby: 370 hours
Sony Ericsson W580i User Reviews
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Average rating from 104 reviews:
Reviewed by anum ali from pakistan on 22nd Apr
the phone is good but the keypad is not that good enough my # button
is now dead.ghrapics n brigthness is impressive
Reviewed by shripad from india on 10th Feb 2012
it has a very good video quality but camera dont work properly but i
dont have any problem with my key and i have been use it for 3 years
Reviewed by the mark from india on 13th Jan 2012
it is a good mobile phone ,it also as a grate fetures in 2d network
Reviewed by Claire from England on 19th Dec 2011
Iv had this phone for 3 years second hand iv had no trouble with it
at all hopfully it will continue to work for another 3 love the phn
and dnt intend to get another only thing i dnt like is the cam as the
pics are quite dark.
Reviewed by Kellie from uk on 7th Nov 2007
i have only had this phone for 10 hours and my * key aint working i
aint impressed wat so eva :@
Reviewed by alex cole from england on 6th Nov
the sony erisson w580i is a really good phone i've had this phone for
four days and i've already got 137 songs on it and thats because i love
music. and the otherthing is when you shake it it changes the music
i thought that was really cool. 2 mega pixels were really good is well.
the lighting effects are really cool. by: ac
Reviewed by jack from england on 6th Nov 2007
the best phone ever
Reviewed by Sharon from STAFFORDSHIRE on 6th Nov
I have been waiting to get this phone for ages and now I have it I am
very disappointed with it. The only good thing about this phone is that
it is slim. I have had this phone for about 2 months now and 5 of my
keys have cracked due to no fault of my own. There is an irrating squeaking
noise when texting and the camera is very basic. All in all, this is
a very poor make from Sony Ericsson.
Reviewed by Abhisekh from Nepal on 6th Nov 2007
i got this W580i in white color which is an awesome look providin cell.
Awesome bass boosting sound, gr8 graphics, err..better than W850i.
Reviewed by rachel potter from uk on 5th Nov 2007
this fone is so awesome yarrrr babbyyyy lik me nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
is anyone lukin for a blonde to go with my new fone
Reviewed by steven cramb from u/k on 4th Nov 2007
had this mobile for one week and i love it great all rounder fm radio
is great for sports and news get yourself out and buy it.
Reviewed by Chloe from england on 4th Nov 2007
i've had this phone for a month now for £99.99 and there has been no
complaints. i love this phone to peaces. i love the earphones the way
they stay in your ears and add base to the song. i've been going on
and on about this phone since the moment i had it. although the camera
is on 2.0 megapicsels and there is no flash with makes the pictures
in the dark almost unable to see you can edit the pitures in photoJD
to make them lighter. as usual the camera isn't great eather but it
works for me. if you want a bog standered phone that texts very good,
looks very nice, plays song loud, has a big screem and is VERY good
go for this one (the pink is mine ands its very nice, but i like the
grey!) 5 stars. Chloe
Reviewed by me from uk on 4th Nov 2007
i had this phone for 3 weeks, and the buttons have cracked!!!worst thing
i have ever bought!keep your distance from it or it will crack up your
head and so will phones 4 u if u get it from there!!:@ very very angry!
Reviewed by matt izzard from england on 3rd Nov
i love this phone
Reviewed by vikki from england on 2nd Nov 2007
ive had this phone a week i had to ring up for all of the setting which
ive never had to do befor it seems to go to emergancy calls only mode
quite alot my buttons are fine at the moment fingers crossed its nice
Reviewed by Adam from England on 31st Oct 2007
Lol the phone really is awesome except from a minor setback because
the random tune flicking through unlike the w910i but still a great
phone my friends one broke but he was on contract an he got the w910i
an he says not much difference but runs a lot better faster etc. but
the camera is good for a 2 megapix
Reviewed by BRI from NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND on 31st
ive had the phone for about a month now and the buttons craked after
the 3rd day :( but i thort nowt of it just one button thn after a week
7 more where craked and now im out of my warrenty and i carnt send the
phone back so if i were you dont gt this phone get the newer one i think
its the w910i i would give it 5 star for the software but a lowly 2
Reviewed by nessa from uk on 29th Oct 2007
I've had this phone since July and I've had no problems with it! All
of the keys are still intact and I send a lot of texts everyday so hopefully
they wont crack.. The phone is pretty :) I got it because I liked the
look of it, the lights are a nice touch! Dont really use the shake control
as much, think its just a bit of a gimmick. The camera is decent, would
have been better with a flash, but its good for random shots. Its a
good phone, and much cheaper now than it was before.. so I'd definitely
Reviewed by Random from uk on 29th Oct 2007
I HAVE HAD THE FNE 4 ABOUT 2 MNTHS AND MY BUTTONS HAV CRAKED ALL REDII
I LOVE THE FNE N EVERY THIN BUH 4 OV MY BUTTINS AV CRACKED THE FNE IT
RELI GD BUHH IT JUIST PUTS ME OFF THE FNE A BIT XX
Reviewed by Bron from UK on 29th Oct 2007
I have just sent my phone back as 2 of the keys have split and the phone
keeps frezing. Was told by the shop guy that all the phones have been
recalled. have they? haven't they? I'll wait to see. But I really did
like the phone other than those problems!!!!!
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 29th Oct 2007
I am on my 3rd replacement of this phone and due to its shoddy design
this one has broken too. The first one i had the navigational arrows
didnt work at all. the second one i had the microphone did not work
on it so you could not make calls (pretty pointless having a phone that
u cant use to PHONE people with). I then got my recent 3rd replacement
phone. At first i thought it was fine but then after about 2 weeks the
buttons cracked. I really like the phone and its software but the hardware
that is used on the phone doesnt do the job properly. I think Sony Ericsson
should have tested this model over a longer period of time. I love the
phone...it just breaks easily!!!
Reviewed by Charlotte from UK - lestaa =] on 29th
I Brought This Fone a Month Ago N Ive Had To Take It Bk 3 Tyms 1. Cuz
Keys Craked 2. Screen Fuked Up 3. Keep Sayin Insert Sim. Was Not Impressed
Bcuz I Love This FOne =[
Reviewed by Liam from England on 27th Oct 2007
I dont no where people got the cracking keys review from but my mate
has had it for 4 weeks and its still fine also he said i reccomend it
to all music lovers
Reviewed by John from England on 26th Oct 2007
The price for this phone is really good. You can get it on ornage for
only 99.99. It is packed with things to do.
Reviewed by ali from UK on 26th Oct 2007
Just bought this phone two days ago listening to the music with headphones
is very pleasent. However there seems to be a very small gap at the
top of the screen. If you slide your nails over it u can feel it. Is
Reviewed by Kim Noble from UK on 26th Oct 2007
This is possibly the best phone I have had. I generally get a new mobile
every 6 months, or less if something I really like the look of comes
out. I've had it now for about 2 months & had now problems. The sound
quality is fantastic. After having an N80 its a pleasure to have a thin,
lightweight phone. It's the usual SE menu options so nothing new there.
The battery life is very long too & can last me for a couple of days
without charging it. And that's listening to music & playing games for
over 2 hours everyday travelling to & from work. The quality of the
screen is superb. There are 3 things I don't like about it - 1) No flash
for the camera, 2) The socket is in middle of the right side which can
be in the way when listening to music & playing a game/texting & 3)all
the games are demos. But even with those things I still will be giving
it 5 stars.
Reviewed by John Southworth from England on 26th
its brilliant Ive never had a phone that good, my oldone was a motorola
v360 it was rubbish it broke down in 6 months.
Reviewed by Laura from Uk on 25th Oct 2007
I am now on my third replacement on this phone as on the first one the
buttons cracked and he screen went blank after losing my memory and
it wouldn't come on at all. the second one the buttons cracked. i have
no just been delievered my third one and took it out the box and the
buttons are cracked on it too. i have been told it has to be replaced
4 times before i can change it. i love the phone. the lights are the
best but the buttons just keep cracking. i will miss it but i think
ill end up with a different phone.
Reviewed by Daniel from U.K on 25th Oct 2007
This phone is brilliant apart from the buttons crackin on it i av had
4 in all now and they have all done the same my advice don't bova!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Niicole from England on 25th Oct 2007
ive had the fone for just over a week and after writing a good review
abowt it and reading loads that said the keys had craked finkin it was
nonsence 2 of mine cracked!!!!! so angry as i love my phone. i do text
alot but my dad has got a samsung and he uses it for work and hes got
the biggest hands no problems! hes taken it back today hopefully get
a new one that wil bw fine if not i will contact sony ericsson direct!
im only 13 and can see it is not fit for purpose!
Reviewed by SIMON from U.K on 24th Oct 2007
i got this phone for my birthday earlier on in the year, i thought it
was great and this would be the phone i'd keep for a couple of years,
but then strange things started to happen for example, i would be listening
to music and then it would cut out saying"playback failed" then i looked
in my files with all my music and it was all gone, also my pictures
and videos aswell.i took out the memory card and then put it back in
and it was fine. i took it back to the shop and got another w580i and
nothing was going wrong with it for the first couple of days, and then
it happened again. but when i got the replacement i stupidly kept the
memory card from the first one, which now i think was the problem. so
again i took it back to the shop and asked for my money back, and now
im stuck with the samsung u600 whch is ok but i really do miss the sony
ericsson w580i!!!!! i recommend this phone to anyone! its so easy to
use and is packed with lots of things to do!!!!
Reviewed by susan from england on 23rd Oct 2007
had this phone for two weeks love it great littlle phone dont know where
the cracking keys come in to it no problem like that
Reviewed by Flynn Marsden from England on 23rd
The phone is one of the best phones around today. With bluetooth, a
music player and a video player, this phone is great.
Reviewed by MaTtY from U.S.A on 23rd Oct 2007
i have owned the w580i for 1 week and its allready the best phone i
ever owned. top class just need more memory oh and its the best lookin
phone out and in the sony ericsson range.
Reviewed by marie from doncaster on 23rd Oct 2007
well i am back again to moan about the phone, well the buttons have
cracked yes i text alot but this should not happen, getting new one
out but been told i wont get a different phone untill this happens at
least four times not a happy bunny at all would advice noone to get
it cos off the button prob, apart from this i loved this phone but what
good is a phone with cracked buttons
Reviewed by Anmol from India on 22nd Oct 2007
The Best phone in the walkman series. walkman 2 player sounds so clear
that nothing can stand in front of it. the invisible speakers of the
phone are too powerful and deliver a great quality of sound. Shake control
is also one of the best features launched. Display is Very Very GOOD.
Price is a little issue but one who likes it should purchase it.
Reviewed by Alexus from UK on 22nd Oct 2007
I bought this phone a couple of weeks ago and i have sent it back and
got a refund as nearly all the keys had cracked! The phone inst very
sturdy and feels like it could easily break. I'm very disappointed as
i really like this phone. I would advise against this phone purely on
the fact that the shell of the phone is so dyer! If this phone was better
quality then i would have got a replacement but i fear i will only have
to send it back again so i am now looking at another model!
Reviewed by JO3L from WAL3S on 21st Oct 2007
Reviewed by yusuf A. Bashir from nigeria on 21st
Apart from beauty the phone is also very smooth to handle it's battery
has long lasting capacity. I have used the sony ericson w580i now for
4 weeks and i have enjoyed it tremendously but the sonyericson D750i
stand out as most rugged and usser friendly.
Reviewed by Tehmina from Pakistan on 16th Oct
I love the way the phone looks, however i am facing quite a few problems
with the phone. I was using the w810i and i feel that the battery life
of that phone was better. Two buttons on my keypad have cracked in the
w510i and i have had the phone for just 3 weeks. Nothing like that happened
with my previous phone. Another problem i am facing with the new phone
is when i recieve calls 6 out 10 times, the person on the other end
cannot hear me. I have a warranty for this phone, but they refuse to
give me a new set and at the same time they are unable to fix the problem.
i miss my old phone!
Reviewed by Nick from Belfast on 16th Oct 2007
Attrociously designed phone. the screen is lovely and clear but the
rest is flimsy, poorly engineered, the slide doesnt close fully and
the buttons look like theyll break after 5 minutes. Sent mine back to
o2 and stuck with tried and tested K810!
Reviewed by liz from waltham cross on 16th Oct
yup excellnt fone. it is very excellent indeeed
Reviewed by sd from england on 16th Oct 2007
this phone is a JOKE it crashes all the time!!! the screen goes blank
for ages. and the bottons crack!! best off all the shop wouldnt take
my phone back saying "its not our fault" wel its not mine either. now
am stook with this phone. aww and that shake thing is so pointless u
have too hold a button to shake so u mite as well just press the skip
button. sony ericsson are grap!! they cud at least tell the shops to
take the phones back as they are aware of THESES PROBLEMS!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by LAYD33 LOU from SOUF WEZZIE on 16th
DIS FNE IS SIK BUT ALL MA BUTTONS AV CRAKED WELL 2 3 N 4 IM WELL HAPPT
IT APPENED 2 EVERYONE ELSE TO NOT JUS ME!!! I DO TEXT ALOT ACTUALLY
MORE DAN ALOT BUT IT SHOULDNT CRAK THE KEYPAD!!! IT IS A SEXY FNE!!!!I
AM LOVING THE SHAKE CONTROL JUS SORT OUT THE KEYPAD SONY DEN U WILL
HAV A #1 FNE !! CNT B BOVAD TO TAKE IT BK LOVE IT TOOO MUCH !!!!!!!!
Reviewed by leah from usa on 16th Oct 2007
my buttons cracked within the first week then my screen died (which
is a common problem with sony ericsson as far as i can tell) so i got
a new phone (cell one just switched it out, they didnt send it away)
and the buttons cracked again that same day. i found out it was recalled
so i went back and they just switched it out again and no buttons have
cracked yet (its been 2 days) which is a record for this phone.
Reviewed by Helen from USA on 15th Oct 2007
Plus side? Great music storage if you put in a 1GB chip in (some say
that you can find 4GB ones but I'm not sure), it is a slidie, it has
like a fitness app. in if you love sports and the navigation buttons
are easier to use than joysticks. Also a lot o people I know give this
phone thumbs up cause it is quite sleek. BUT downside? The 4,7,8, and
9 keypad cracked down the middle in the first day, and a bit disappointing
that mine don't zoom in when in camera mode! Also, no auto focus, no
flash... and only demo versions of games so you have to buy one (I'm
a phone-game lover). Also, not a 3G phone... This is my first sony ericsson
phone, but whoa! The sony ericsson phones everywhere! But I liked this
one best cause it ain't joystick and it was way better than Motorola.
Reviewed by Pete from UK on 15th Oct 2007
Great phone. AWFUL design. I've had my handset swapped three times in
less than two months because of split keys. My phone store won't swap
it anymore so I have contacted Sony Erricson direct. This phone should
be recalled and according to some sources, IT HAS, but others say it
hasn't Thumbs down Sony, many people not happy
Reviewed by lauren from england on 15th Oct 2007
I LOVE IT I HAVE HAD IT FOR A WEEK AND I STILL THINK IVE ONLYHAD IT
FOR 2 DAYS SONY ERICSSON DID VERY WELL ONMAKING THIS FONE I GIVE IT
A 10 AND SO DOES EVERYONE I KNOW
Reviewed by marie from doncaster on 14th Oct 2007
had the phone a few WEEKS and so far so good, not to big or too small
so will suit everyone, even my father thinking off getting one and he's
really fussy with his phones. this phone got everything you need nothing
more, nothing less and NO MY KEY PAD HAS NOT CRACKED YET. and i droped
it and it didnt break so thats good for me, i had the samung G600 and
sorry for those that hate this phone but this is A GREAT WEE PHONE and
i got it in pink
Reviewed by Katy from United Kingdom on 14th Oct
I have had this phone for just under a week. The design is very good
to look at and the camera is very clear. The main problems are that
the battery life is quite short and sometime the phone freezes. This
has only happened to me once so i don't think it is a major problem.
I haven't had any buttons crack yet. The music quality is very good
and memory stick has over 430mb which is excellent if you want to store
alot of music. I find that the bluetooth is very easy to connect with
the computer as i have had problems with connecting other phones bluetooth.
I would recomend this phone as it is easy to use once you get the hang
of it and is packed with features. XxXxX
Reviewed by Nat from England on 13th Oct 2007
Great phone but am not happy as the number 4 button has split down the
middle and am going to have to take it back this is the first sony ericsson
i have had and its put me off before this i had a samsung D500 it was
so sturdy, this obvious design fault needs sorting.
Reviewed by philip from england on 13th Oct 2007
this phone is poor.......... itys been fine for 6 months, but then the
navigation screen cracked and the screen has been getting progressively
worse. nowadays i'm lucky if i can get anything but a blank white screen.
Reviewed by Ashleigh from england on 11th Oct
I am really dissapointed with this phone because ALL the buttons on
the keypad just crack so easerly... Now its my birthday next week and
im getting the sony ericsson w850i and i cant w8 :D:D I was also talking
to a man on the bus the other day and he had this phone and he said
''dont get this phone coz its f***** S** That were his words!
Reviewed by Ben from England on 11th Oct 2007
i love this phone only had it a week but already the numbers 2 and 8
have cracked right down the middle! spoke2sum1 from a phone shop n they
sed all their w580s had bin recalled due to this fault! apart from this
i think this phone is brill so i am goin2try gettin anova1 b4 switchin
Reviewed by Rebecca from England on 10th Oct 2007
I bought this phone in August and within 2 weeks the number 7 key cracked.
Managed to get a replacement within 28 days and all was ok until recently
when the walkman and return keys appear to be sticking and working against
each other so the phone opens and closes applications constantly even
when not touching the phone at all! I will be going back to O2 tomorrow
to get another replacement as I love this phone...bar its few downpoints...If
Sony can sort out the problems it would be a great little phone!
Reviewed by Laura from England on 10th Oct 2007
I chose this phone in August, one week into using it the buttons cracked,
the navigation key seemed to be playing up. I've been waiting since
then for a replacement phone. They've all been re-called now due to
'technical faults'. It's a shame as i really like the phone. I'm told
that this phone will be back out with all the problems fixed in November!
Reviewed by rosie from england on 8th Oct 2007
this phone is great the reason all the buttons have been cracking is
their was a fault with the phone so sony ericsson had to redesign the
buttons. Do not buy any of the white phones as they are not being sold
anymore as they are faulty so you only have a choice of black or pink.
I got pink and it is really gd i did want the white one but im glad
i got this one now. the light effectare great and i think this makes
the phone! good phone all round dont be put off by people sayiing the
buttons are cracking the problem has been disolved now.
Reviewed by KASEYY from uK on 8th Oct 2007
THIS FONE IS EXCELLENT IT IS AMZAING THE KEYS DNT CRACK AT ALL ITS REALLY
GOOD CAMARA IS FANTASTIK THE SHAKE CONTROL IS MINTED AND THE SOUND IS
BOOMING!! I LUVE AND TRUST ME GET IT IT HOLDS AROUNG 500 SONGS ON A
512 ITS GREATT IF YU WANT A FONE GET DIS 1 !! AND YU CAN GO ON MYSPACE
ANDYOUTUBE ONPEAKVID ON IT ITS GREAT ( BUT GET IT ON 02)
Reviewed by Liz from Liverpool on 8th Oct 2007
I have had my phone for 2months now and 7 of the buttons have cracked
right down the middle. Some of them have started to pop up slighly.
Very disappointed as other than that i love the phone.
Reviewed by Lynsey from Scotland on 7th Oct 2007
I have had this phone for just over a month and 3 of the buttons are
cracked already. The phone itself is great when it works but I have
been advised to choose another phone.
Reviewed by Steve from Cardiff on 6th Oct 2007
Dreadful phone, mine has been away twice already to SE repair centre
only 6 weeks old!! Was told by customer services at SE that there were
no issues with keys cracking, liars or not informed? Will never buy
a SE again, poor customer service dept. I asked for a new model and
was told sorry we will repair it and it will be as good as new!! What
a joke!! Stay away from this phone and more importantly the dreadful
Reviewed by Joey from USA on 6th Oct 2007
I loved this phone...it had so many amazing features. It did, however,
have a major flaw... Two days after i bought it, the keys on the front
stopped working. The number keys inside worked fine, but really without
the arrows and selecting buttons, you cant do anything. Naturally, i
figured it was a hardware problem, probably just an isolated incident.
Took it back, got a new one. Worked fine for about two weeks, then it
does the same thing. I lose the selecting buttons, and the arrow keys.
Both times, the phone hadnt been dropped or mistreated in any ways.
After that, i went with a different phone... I dont know how many other
people have had this problem, but other than that, it was a great phone.
Reviewed by Shoheb from India on 5th Oct 2007
Im using w580 frm last 3 month guys these phone rocking just go for
Reviewed by james from uk on 5th Oct 2007
really like this one, amazing only thing is 2mp camera but still good.
screens better then my k800. great looking phone no problem with the
Reviewed by philip from manchester on 4th Oct
i bought this phone 2 months ago and in the first week the the number
7 key cracked so i took it back and had 2 wait 2 weeks before i got
it back with no cracked buttons. then after another 2 weeks of getting
it back the number 2 cracked so i took it back AGAIN they said they
would replace the whole phone but i needed to wait 3 days foe delivery
in these 3 days the number 4,6,7 and 8 cracked. ive got my new phone
now and i have had it a week and now the button 6 is cracked!!!! ITS
A GREAT PHONE WHEN IT WORKS BUT NOW I AM GETTING A NEW MODEL BECAUSE
I WANT A PHONE THAT DOESNT BREAK AFTER A WEEK I WOULDNT RECOMEND ANY
ONE TO BUY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Lana from UK on 3rd Oct 2007
Outstanding phone, great looks and nice features.
Reviewed by craig D from Scotland on 3rd Oct 2007
Just got the w580i luvin the design. light show is abolute amazing.
i do alot of walking to just walked 100 steps lol. the shake control
is quality as i dont need to go looking through all ma songs. P.S. Phone
Reviewed by Alex from uk on 2nd Oct 2007
I have had my phone for a week now and there is no problems at all i
text quite alot and the buttons are fine
Reviewed by Luis from Spain on 2nd Oct 2007
I bought it two months ago. No problems raised. Keypad is ok. Didn't
broke at all, and seems to be quite responding although the buttoms
are slightly small. Mp3 tones used as ringtones are average, not as
clear sounds as my previous z710i. Volume for ringtones is so loud if
you put on maximun impossible to miss a call!. Battery life could be
better.(3 days on average use). I suppose is beacuse of the lights effects.
The back cover is a pain to put it on and out!. Look very atractive
and the 2mP camera is impressive in day light pcitures even has not
autofocus and flash... The screen is bright and clear. The slide work
this time as respond and hang up incoming calls :):) I really like it
and I love the slim case but I'm still waiting for a slim version of
walkman flip phone, as is more convinient for me :)
Reviewed by Madhu from India on 2nd Oct 2007
Good but buttons are too small to handle
Reviewed by D Morris from England on 1st Oct 2007
I've had the W580i for 6 weeks and the majority of the keys have split
in the middle! If this has happened in such a short space of time this
is not good! I have been offered a replacement phone by 02 who i bought
it from but am concerened that this may happen again but was told that
there was a bad batch of phones and Sony Ericsson have now rectified
this. I am now waiting for a replacement reconditioned W580i which i
am not happy about but was offerd no other option! Would have preferred
to have changed the model of phone but was told i couldnt. So... just
to warn other prospective buyers of problems experienced after such
a short space of time! Texting is awkward due to the thinness of the
slide keypad and think that is why my keys have cracked with texting
frequently. After having a K750I for over 2years and being happy with
it i am disappointed with the W580i and if i had my choice again would
buy a different model!
Reviewed by Gayle from Scotland on 1st Oct 2007
Had this phone for under 3 weeks, keys have split already! Taking it
back tomorrow, been reading reviews and this seems to be a major problem
with this phone. Shame cause it's a great wee phone, but def not getting
Reviewed by palla original from sweden on 1st
this phone is gorgeous butt the numberbuttons is bad . they split in
the middle after some use i have to rapaire mine twice, and soon a third
time. got to have a new model for free it is bad do not buy
Reviewed by abdullah from uk on 26th Sep 2007
Bought this phone at a really good price from O2. It's fab! Everything
about it is cool. No problems with it at all! It looks good and is uber-good!
Reviewed by Charli from UK on 26th Sep 2007
I've had this phone a month and I thought Sony had sorted out the cracking
keys/paint problem as the sales guy said he'd not had any back because
of this, so I went ahead and bought it anyway. My 6 key broke within
a week and now the paint has come off the navigation wheel on the front
of the phone, making it look old before it's time. despite this I still
love the phone and all it's functionality, I would just be wary of getting
such a new phone to the market next time as my contract only allows
a phone every 18months, so i now have to live with it for this period
and I guess it's only gonna get worse and worse!!!
Reviewed by David from uk on 25th Sep 2007
I got the phone yesterday and it broke ive always liked SE my last SE
was minte w810i id recomend it to anyone,The w580i not a bad phone only
if you use it for the mp3, video is rubbish camera not to bad screen
is shocking i was quit impressed by it, the phone was a quick put together
thats the only way to discribe it
Reviewed by dean from birminngham on 25th Sep
this phone is wkd untill i accidently dropped mine in the bath
Reviewed by andrew from england on 25th Sep 2007
i brought this about 2 morthers a go i cold not get resgion with orange
so send it back and brought the w850i and it well better but and liked
the mp3 play on it and the desgin
Reviewed by chloe from uk on 24th Sep 2007
I was told before buying this that the broken keypad problem only occurs
with S500i.I've only had this for a week and a half and the 4 key has
already cracked and the 6 key looks like is gonna break soon too. The
slide is also a bit wobbly and i'm disappointed with the screen quality
which is supposed to be QVGA. I'm thinking of taking it back and getting
something else altogether.
Reviewed by Linda P from Scotland on 24th Sep
Great phone for music and fitness, but I am now on my second phone as
the buttons split in 1/2. Lets hope Sony realise this problem and get
it checked out. Rating due to manufacturing problem!!!
Reviewed by Steve from Canada on 24th Sep 2007
Got the phone for 100$ trough rogers use stuff. It is perfect for what
I wanted and would defenetly recommand it. For sure some features are
stupid but it is defenetly a cool little slider.
Reviewed by becki from kent on 24th Sep 2007
got this phone was pleased with it then after a month my key 4 had stapped
and it keept deletin my music and pictures...sent it back and miss it
Reviewed by kiia from uk on 23rd Sep 2007
This Fone Is Amazingg Mabye You Lot That Have Cracked The Keys A To
Reviewed by Naomie from manchester on 23rd Sep
Bought this phone at a really good price from O2. It's fab! Everything
about it is cool. No problems with it at all! It looks good and is uber-good!
Reviewed by MO from UK on 22nd Sep 2007
It's the best you would love it! Buy it NOW!
Reviewed by h4rRy from uk on 22nd Sep 2007
i got this phone recently and im thrilled with it! so far every thing
has been perfect. i was torn beetween this phone and the k810i and im
so glad i got this one. even the camera was much beta than i expected,
the music quailty is asounding and all the features are wiked!!! Extrely
Reviewed by Melanie from uk on 20th Sep 2007
ive just replaced this phone with the samsung u600 and im so happy with
it.easy to use,love the look of it, it has a lot of features excellent
music player,good battery life, photos are very good quality too.the
only down side is it hasnt got a flash but evry thing else about the
phone makes up for that.LOVE IT !!!!
Reviewed by san from uk on 20th Sep 2007
i had this fone and return it with in a day, its good but takes rubbish
pic and you can have a fone that does that. its needs a light or it
wold be great, so i got the k880i instead and thats really good but
i wanted a slide fone but the feature are really good
Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 19th Sep 2007
I love this fone. Got it a week ago frm 02 on pay as you go 4 £109.99.
Everything about the fone is gr8 n the keys DONT break!!! Is a fab fone
n i am really glad i got it. this fone is perfect. the shake control
is good, but the memory card u av 2 hold 2 use. this is the only prob,
but it is gr8 apart frm this. Get it now! it looks gr8, and it is really
gud with the features. walkman sound quality is ACE. U must ignore the
bad reviews cuz this fone is FAB!!! get it as soon as possible.
Reviewed by F from England on 19th Sep 2007
I really like this phone and was well excited to get it. BUT i've only
had it 1 month and 9 keys have cracked ! not sure what to do cos i'm
on an 18 month contract ! Apart from that the phone is brill !!
Reviewed by Amz from UK on 18th Sep 2007
This phone has been a REAL disappointment. The first one that got sent
to me was faulty. I've had the replacement for just over a week and
already 2 of the keys have cracked in half. I'd been so excited about
this phone and am really annoyed because apart from those problems it
is really amazing. However, keys cracking in half is a pretty major
problem. I treat my phone very carefully and so it's not even like there
is just cause for it breaking so easily. I'm sending it back and going
for the k810i. Be wary if thinking about getting this phone.
Reviewed by Maya from Canada on 17th Sep 2007
I just bought this phone and I have to say, it's pretty much perfect
for what I need. The camera is pretty good quality but I use a real
camera to take pictures so it's not that important for me. I haven't
really used the music feature that much but fromm what I can tell the
sound quality is quite sufficient. The only downfall, if even, is that
you can't, or at least I don't know how to, zoom in picture mode. But
that's a menial downfall. It's very smooth and there's an amazing fitness
program to accompany the pedometer. Great buy!
Reviewed by gary from u.k on 15th Sep 2007
great phone using a 4gb m2 in mine no problem at all so this phone can
replace an ipod for sure!recomend
Reviewed by Jam from Scotland on 13th Sep 2007
Had for 3 weeks and is great. Easy to use and compact. I'm using a 4gb
card in mine and it works fine. Definately recommend!
Reviewed by Paul from England on 13th Sep 2007
I wouldn't recomend getting this phone. I had it 3 weeks and the keys
just crack in half, if you can live with this then it's a great phone.
I had 2 s500i's before this and the same happened to both of them within
2 weeks. I'm not even a heavy texter so if you text a lot I can't imagine
your keys lasting more than a week.
Reviewed by sherer from england on 12th Sep 2007
its a grste phone! The walkman media player is exerland and the shake
control is grat. thats why i give it *****
Reviewed by pineapple from uk on 11th Sep 2007
i got this phone for my birthday and would recommend it. the phone holds
1000 songs with the memory stick in and personally i think thats good,
a phone is for phoning and texting it doesnt necessarily need to hold
every song you own does it now. the cameras pretty good too, before
this i had a k750i which broke, the camera on that had autofocus so
it's a bit strange without it at first but nevertheless good. all aspects
of the phone are great!
Reviewed by mememe from where a live on 11th Sep
great, mint ,supa doepa!!! champion, oustanding, amazing, out of this
world, errmmm... yeah class!!! wicked, smart, fantastic, bang on, sorted,
supercallifradgealisticexpiallidoshes! sooo as u can see, i like this
phone alot! thankyou sony ericsson!!
Reviewed by Danny from england on 8th Sep 2007
amazing phone an amazing looking! get it!! everything about it is good!!
Reviewed by Declan from Ireland on 8th Sep 2007
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Great Phone, another fantastic offering from the walkman range. Have
had SE's for my last 3 phones and would highly recommend this one! good
features, stunning looks and SE's easy to navigate screens make this
one a winner.