Sony NWZ-S638F 8GB MP3 Player Reviews

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+ This MP3/MP4 player scores high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 217 reviews.
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Alan, Alloa, Scotland Music lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use without reading instructions. Headphones not tried (they're supposed to be great) I use over- the-ear type... Koss Porta-Pro. Software on CD & USB lead included
Great sound.
Good pocket size.
Transfer of files from laptop a breeze.
Really good quality screen.
Still haven't touched on some of the features... love it!
Bad points:
One small niggle... the FM radio.
The screen display shows "Preset1... 99.5Mhz", but not "Radio1"
This omission is unbelievable... even the FM on my old Ericsson mobile phone shows the station name.
Can be really annoying when travelling, e.g. you find a good local station on 105.7Mhz, you love the music but have no idea what station you're tuned into. You have to wait an hour until the news comes on and they announce the station name. Even then you can't enter the name manually.
A small gripe, in fact the only thing I can find wrong with this great wee box of tricks.
Since this is a software omission, it wouldn't have cost extra to display the station name (which they all transmit), or email registered users with a firmware upgrade to correct it.
Haven't contacted them about it yet... who knows?, maybe they'll update it via firmware in the future.
Not a big enough problem to prevent me buying it
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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Review date: 31 Aug 2010

Nic, Truro

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I've had Walkmans in various guises since the 1980's, Sony have always concentrated on the sound quality and not the gimicks as with certain i products, and it shows in this product.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2010

Purchaser Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Instructions are helpful
Bad points:
Without a case - sometimes difficult to find the best one.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 21 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
The above
Bad points:
Connectivity with other equipment. Everything seems compatible with ipods, iphones, etc but this Sony product is limited. It doesn't help that file formats are different. Solution would be to make compatible with windows media player for a start.
Overall rating 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 7.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2010

Siliang, colchester Music lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
nice shape designing and high quality of sound. nice earphone with high quality sound.
Bad points:
no charger~!!!!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 20 Jun 2010

Purchaser Casual listener

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
plenty of storage capacity
Bad points:
unless you are a technofreak it is not easy to load material onto the machine
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 16 Jul 2010

Jan, London Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It was a present, best thing i have ever been given, the quality is absolutely perfect, it is light to carry, easy to use and sound is extremely good.
I would recommend to anyone looking for this type of a product.
Bad points:
cannot think of any
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 12 Jul 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 8
Extra functions FM radio
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WMV
Playback formats WMA
Playback formats WAV
Playback formats AAC
Playback formats MPEG 4
Touchscreen No
Media format Built-in
Music playtime (Hours) 40
Video playtime (Hours) 10
Display technology LCD
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 9.0
Depth in cm 0.8
Width in cm 4.3
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 24
Weight (g) 46
Release date 2008-09-23

Also known as: SONY NWZS638FB 8GB, Sony NWZS638FB-BLACK, Sony NWZS638FR-RED, Sony NWZS638FS-SILVER, NWZ-S638FS 8 GB, NWZ-S638FB 8GB, NWZ-S638FR 8GB, NWZ-S638FS 8GB, NWZ-S638FB 8 GB, SONY NWZ-S638F

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Manufacturer's Description

8GB (2,000 songs, 30h video) premium WALKMAN® mp3/mp4 player with 2" LCD screen. With superior sound quality, SensMe™ automatic playlist generator, FM radio and 40 hours battery life. This premium video mp3 player is the perfect blend of style and function.

Ultra light and super slim, get amazing audio and video quality with this pocket-sized WALKMAN® player. Enjoy seamless sounds, crystal clear pictures and incredible battery life for the best show on the go, whether you’re commuting, travelling or chilling at home.

Stunning sound quality
You get superb sound quality from WALKMAN® thanks to three built-in audio technologies: Clear Stereo, Clear Bass and DSEE digital sound enhancement. They all work in harmony to bring you a listening experience as close as possible to the original sound, just like being at a live performance.

High quality video playback
Watch your videos in outstanding colour and clarity, thanks to 30 frame per second playback and our QVGA high brightness WALKMAN® screens. Play your video clips horizontally or vertically, and in advanced video formats like MPEG-4, AVC for crisp, smooth viewing whatever content you’re watching.

Longest battery life around
WALKMAN® battery stamina is way ahead of the competition, which means you can listen for so much longer. With up to 40 hours straight playback, plugging in to power up will be the last thing on your mind – whether you’re at home, in the car or anywhere on the move. Never miss a single beat again.

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.

More listening choice with FM
The freedom of a built-in FM Tuner lets you chop and change between music and video libraries and your favourite radio shows. With 30 preset channels, you can tune into all the top stations – and find more of your own – to give you even more choice over what you want to listen to.

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