Sony Ericsson W8 Review -Spec and Design

Fresh from unboxing my Sony Ericsson W8 (Sony Ericsson W8 Review -Unboxing), it's time to share on the nitty gritty technical specifications on this tiny gadget, and what sets it apart from it's previous generation, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. In this post, I shall be sharing the specification and a short comparison of this latest W8 and Experia X8. This post serves as Part 2 of my review.

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#1 To open the cover for access, just snap off from the side as shown.
Design wise, the W8 is a real piece of art as I found it both pleasing to look at, and light as feather. My iPhone felt like a brick when comparing their weights. Weighing at only 104gms, for a smartphone, no other mobile phones come close.

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#2 Sony Ericsson W8 Design
To open the cover, there was no sliding involved, as it just involves snapping the back cover out. It came off easily without much trouble. I was initially apprehensive that it will spoil the phone, but it was just needless worries. Inside we have the 1200mAH battery, as well as the the sim card and micro SD memory card slots.

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#4 With the back case off
Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#5 Sony Ericsson W8 1200 mAh capacity battery
The W8 came with a 2GB micro SD memory which should suffice for normal usage. Should you find you have too much songs or videos, you can upgrade to a bigger storage memory card. For me, the 2GB storage space should be more than enough for my daily needs.

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#6 Slots for the simcard and micro SD memory card

When I brought this phone out to the office, quite a number of my colleagues commented that it looked exactly like its predecessor the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Smartphone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia W8 basically looks like a differently colored Xperia X8 with a Walkman logo inscribed on it. We have the same 3-inch scratch-resistant capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320x480 pixels.

Do check out below on the detailed specification of Sony Ericsson W8 being compared side by side with the Xperia X8.

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
#7 Side by side comparison (Sourced from
Also, since we are in the midst of reviewing this phone, do check out the the TV commercial of Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smartphone below.

Do take note that Digi is currently having a promotion for this exclusive phone. Imagine getting this baby for only RM99? Terms and conditions applies of course. Check out their website here.  (

Sony Ericsson W8 Review
Digi Sony Ericsson W8 Promotion

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suituapui said...

My birthday's on 2nd December but I don't mind the present weeeeellllll in advance! LOL!!! You were asking me for my mailing address that day, right? Muahahahahaha!!!!

aqi crezqa said...

just 3mp for the camera..??
i wonder does it hve video call or not..

Isaac Tan said...

Aqi, yep, this is not a high end phone, so unfortunately only 3mp. and nope, it does not have video call, because there is no secondary camera in front. It can take videos though. Btw AQI, whats your blog address ya? Wana visit you soon XD

hawiz said...


Reanaclaire said...

since STP said it, i also wanna tell u that mine is November....  hahaha... 

bernardc said...

Wah, did u dissect the phone? XD

bernardc said...

funny that this is a 3G phone without a front camera for video call LOL

tekkaus said...

I should have bought this for my wife. :(

Isaac Tan said...

STP, wahahaha, why ppl send biscuits and bah kut teh, but mine have to be upgraded to a phone. LOL. XD yep, i still did not get the mailing address. Email me! isaac.tan(at)

You know what, I tried setting the "email me for replies to comments" on your blog so I wont miss your replies, but I got 30+ emails of other bloggers' comments on your blog. LOL.

Isaac Tan said...

Tekkaus, Actually bro, it's not much difference from the X8, so don't worry. X8 is just as good bro.

wenn said...

I love the color!

Eichikatsu said...

Nice bro.
I've got invitation from Nuffnang for press release but can't go :(

benjamin foo said...

probably the best way to utilize this phone is with the deal, grab the phone for RM99 and use the digi plan for a different phone. LOL

jfook said...

Me want too!

Adrian Leong said...

Hahaha!! i kinda looking forward for the HTC chacha. LOL

nettoboy said...

i still think I- phone the best...haha...but Isaac..nice review thr! convincing!

moonlight_zone said...

I actually prefer SE phone the most, I reckon it has the best photo quality among all cellphones!

Foongpc said...

Looks like a good phone! But I will stick to my iPhone : )

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FREE Smart Phone Tips&Tricks said...

Nice review..Keep it coming.