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Sony Walkman Z Review

In the simplest terms available, Sony Walkman Z is best described as an Android powered music device that places hurdles on rival’s success road. Apple has dominated the segment long enough with devices such as iPod touch; however, it’s about time music lovers got a new taste on their menu. Sony walkman Z comes with a superb sound quality, stunning earphones and a big screen to offer unmatched experience for the ears. Audio is unquestionably its strong point, there’s a dedicate walkman button so you can launch and hide the music application seamlessly. To achieve a superior audio quality, Sony walkman Z utilizes the S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and additional inbuilt 5 Clear Audio technologies that are exclusive to the electronics maker. Topping up its impressive sound output is a pair of headphones; surprisingly, this is not typical with most Mp3 players.

Our Sony walkman Z’s hands-on experience revealed superior headphone quality compared to those white earphones accompanying Apple’s products such as iPod and iPhone, you’ll be amazed by their stunning quality and hate to use Apple’s again. You can choose to listen to your favorite Mp3 files via windows media or iTunes; however, other music streaming services from applications such as Spotify or Sony’s own online unlimited music streaming service are at your disposal, streaming allows your walkman to receive music content wirelessly as long as there’s a WiFi connection. The quality of Sony walkman Z’s audio is generally impressive and first-class in the segment; however, other areas didn’t impress as much. Sony walkman Z in its entirety is about music; though its hardware is built by Sony, it runs on Google’s Android software for mobile phones. Android is favored due to its customizable capabilities and since it’s based around home screens that you can place shortcuts of your favorite apps but that’s as far as it goes.
Everything that’s done on Android powered handsets can be replicated on Sony walkman Z except making a phone call. It runs on the recent Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS and just like a standard mobile phone, you can download countless apps from the vast Android market. You can access Facebook, browse web-pages though at limited speeds since Sony walkman Z doesn’t support 3G connection. Other limitations include; short battery life, chunky design, no camera and no Micro-USB charging.
Sony Walkman Z Features/Specifications;
  • Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Processor & RAM: 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra2, 512MB RAM
  • Display : 4.3inch (480x800p) LCD screen
  • Onboard user Memory: either 8GB, 16GB or 32GB
  • Connectivity: Mini-HDMI, DLNA, WM-Port/Mini-USB, Bluetooth v2.1
  • Internet: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Browser
  • Other features: GPS, Gyroscope, Digital noise canceling
Sony Walkman Z Price in Kenya: (unavailable)

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