Sony Ericsson W960 Review: Walkman Extreme

By 08:36 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments


Sony Ericsson W960 is aptly the gigantic gun in the Sony Ericsson portfolio of music-centered handsets. Gifted with the scorching 8GB of storage space and a large touchclassy screen TFT display, a 3-megapixel camera, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and 3G capabilities, the W960 easily stands out in the Walkman crowd. Powered by the Symbian Operating System (OS) and UIQ user interface, it delivers one-of-a-kind Walkman experience with rich fullclassy screen visualizations and advanced track filtering. All this is enough to have us drooling over the specs sheet, eager to acquire our hands on this smarty Walkman and see what it's made of.






Sony Ericsson W960 official photos

Key features:

  • Walkman Touch music player
  • Symbian Operating System (OS) 9.1 with UIQ 3.0
  • 3G support with video calls
  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) support
  • 3 megapixel capturing camera with autofocus
  • 8GB of storage space
  • Dedicated touch-sensitive player keys
  • 262K color TFT touchclassy screen display
  • Frequency Modulation (FM) radio

Main disadvantages:

  • Not as impressive in life as in the promotional photos
  • Slow interface response as storage gets nearly used up
  • Back key location changed
  • No memory card slot (yeah, we know it has 8GB of internal memory)
  • Music player cannot sort tracks by filename
  • No EDGE support

The Sony Ericsson W960 is the successor of Sony Ericsson W950, which came with 4GB of integrated memory, but failed to gain popularity for the lack of capturing camera and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities. In fact, featurewise the W960 resembles more the Sony Ericsson P1 - they are almost identical in terms of hardware (although the P1 has an Infrared port, which lacks in W960). The W960 features the same 208Mega Hertz (MHz) processor and the same amount of Random-Access Memory (RAM) - 128MB. However, the W960 boasts a dedicated Walkman key, three touch-sensitive keys for controlling the music player and, finally, that all-vital Walkman home classy screen application with fullclassy screen visualizations. You probably are as excited as we are about this review, so let's not waste any more time and acquire on to it, shall we?






Sony Ericsson W960 review shots


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