Sony NWZ-A816 4GB MP3 Player Reviews

56 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on range of features.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 56 reviews.
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Divyang, Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent Sound....nice slim design...very easy to use!
Bad points:
small screen.....small hard drive!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 31 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's a brilliant piece of kit! Awesome sound quality, as expected. Durable, I got the silicon casing for it. Accidentally went into the washing machine in my jeans pocket, came out n still worked fine!!!
Bad points:
The button for the volume control, works fine, but feels a little loose.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2010

Andy, York

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture & sound quality
Awesome value for size & features
Comes with the BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES I'VE EVER OWNED! Amazing bass response!
Easy to convert videos using free MediaCoder software (not supplied) using the "Portable Media Player" extension
Bad points:
Can only charge via USB port
Replacement USB - WM-PORT cables are expensive - what's wrong with a normal USB cable?
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2008

aileen,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to download cd's or erase those you don't want. also quite simple to download tunes from amazon - great for the technologically challenged older person!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Display Quality 8.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2012

Tom, Cambridge

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
sound
Bad points:
interface
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2011

Robert,

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound
Bad points:
After using it on and off for a few years the battery no longer holds a charge. It takes very many hours to recharge and the status of the device throughout the recharging process is very unhelpfully blank. To all intents and purposes the player looks dead. There is no feedback to the user to let them know whether or not the battery is charging. It takes for ever to recharge and loses this charge in a few hours ( or sometimes even minutes). Essentially the player is now useless. It is out of warranty and a new battery can only be fitted by the manufacturer at a cost almost the same as buying a new player. Very, very poor show. Sorry but after persevering for many many hours I'm afraid it is going in the bin. Great sound while it lasts but don't buy one if your looking for dependability and a reasonably long life.
Overall rating 2.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 1.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2011

Purchaser Music lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Slim to slide in any pocket.

Large viewing screen to size of player ratio.
Bad points:
Unable to use my computer software to store music on this device. Device not recognised by my computer.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 01 Jun 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 4
Extra functions Video player
Playback formats AAC
Playback formats MPEG 4
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WMA
Touchscreen No
Media format Memory card
Music playtime (Hours) 33
Video playtime (Hours) 8
Display technology LCD
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 8.8
Depth in cm 1.0
Width in cm 4.5
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 24
Weight (g) 53
Release date 2007-10-10

Also known as: SONY NWZ A816B, SONY NWZA816B, Sony NWZA816-PINK, Sony NWZA816B.CE7, Walkman NWZ-A816 4GB, NWZ-A816 4GB, SONY NWZ-A816

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Manufacturer's Description

Hands free listening and streaming

With Wireless Bluetooth™, you get total freedom to play your music on any compatible device – from Bluetooth™ speakers and headphones to car stereos, hi fis and more. You can also listen to your tunes completely hands-free in stunning Sony sound quality, with no more messy, tangled wires…
No restrictions with open format

Open format means it doesn’t matter where your music is stored, or what format it’s in (WMA, mp3 and AAC (non-DRM only)). You can transfer your entire library onto your WALKMAN®, just by dragging and dropping it from Windows Media Player 11®, iTunes® or Windows Explorer. It’s a cinch!
Drag-and-drop your favourite content

Transferring video and music to your WALKMAN® is so easy with drag-and-drop, you’ll have your whole library at your fingertips in seconds. Using Windows Media Player 11®, iTunes® or Windows Explorer, managing your playlists and moving files over is hassle-free. Just drag, drop, relax and enjoy.


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