It's one of the most affordable Android phones you can get these days.
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman sells for only Php 7,500 in malls!
This Android phones runs Eclair with a 600Mhz processor and comes replete with a 3-inch screen, 3 MegaPixel camera, VGA 30fps video recorder, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and Wifi and 3G connectivity options.
It's pocket-friendly; We already know that. But is it any good?
TP Quick Commentary
1. True to its name, Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman delivers top-notch mobile music playback; Sound quality with the earphones is plain superb.
2. The phone ships with a 4GB microSD card instead of the usual 2GB for phones in its category, which means more space for music and apps.
3. Sony Ericsson's unique Four Corners skin for Android makes the OS look more youthful and perhaps makes it easier to navigate.
4. The color options, design and glossy finish of the handset give it a fun and vibrant appeal.
5. It's not that big so, for girls, it won't occupy that much space in your bag and for guys, it won't bulge in your pocket that much.
Points for Improvement:
1. It won't be upgradeable to either Froyo or Gingerbread. (I wish Sony Ericsson would change their mind about this though. I think it's a great phone and it deserves to get a firmware upgrade.)
2. Like other Android phones, battery life isn't particularly one of its strongest points.
Sony Ericsson W8 is a music phone through and through that happens to run Android OS rather than an Android Phone with strong music capabilities. That's what it is, I think.
Get it if 1. You're on a tight budget. 2. You love carrying your favorite tracks wherever you go. 3. You just want to experience a bit of Android.
But if you can actually spend a bit more on your next Sony Ericsson phone, I strongly recommend that you check out Sony Ericsson Live; It's cool.
TP Star Point: 8 out of 10