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Sony Walkman W518a Black 3G Unlocked GSM Flip Cell Phone

  • GPS
  • 2.2" TFT
  • 3.2 MP Camera
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Learn more about the Sony Mobile W518a

Model

Brand
Sony
Series
Walkman
Model
W518a
Color
Black
Form Factor
Flip Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G/3G, T-Mobile 2G, Rogers, Fido
3G
AT&T 3G Only
Data transfer
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Function

GPS Integrated
A-GPS
Audio
MP3, AAC ringtone
Message
SMS, MMS
Email
E-mail
Additional Function
GPS

Configuration

Internal Memory
100 MB
Card Slot
MS Micro(M2)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 8GB

Display

External Display Size
1.1"
External Display Color
Black & White
External Display Format
OLED
External Display Resolution
36 x 128
Main Display Size
2.2"
Main Display Color
262K
Main Display Format
TFT
Main Display Resolution
240 x 320

Camera

Camera
3.2 MP
Camera Zoom
3.2X

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
Expansion
USB

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Capacity
920mAh
Talk Time
Up to 10 hours
Standby Time
Up to 400 hours

Specification

Specifications
Sensors: Accelerometer

Built-in FM radio

Size

Dimensions
3.68" x 1.97" x 0.55"
Weight
3.46 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


Customer Reviews of the Sony Mobile W518a

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  • D W.
  • 2/22/2013 6:23:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot Sony Xperia Smart phone

Pros: All the bands to make it a "world" phone.
3G bands for AT&T and possibly T-mobile
Sold unlocked
Music player operable closed
Can be de-branded
Nice size and shape

Cons: Likely AT&T branded
Uses M2 card, not micro SD
S/E cable needed, may not be supplied
Cheap cheap plastic
Keyboard not the easiest to navigate blind
As of 2013 it is rather dated

Other Thoughts: Don't let presence of "Xperia Sony Smartphone" logo fool you. This is not a "smart" phone! The W518a was issued by AT&T in 2009 and 2010. I got a couple in 2010 when they were turning refurbs out cheap in Go Phone store. Probably the biggest knock is the sleazy plastic which is very easy to mar. You can replace if needed but if you ding it on the black face, you are out of luck. Second biggest issue is AT&T branding. It can be de-branded by flashing to a W508. You lose the proprietary mail tool and I think GPS and a mess of AT&T garbage but you gain S/E push mail tool.

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