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Sony Walkman NWZZ1050R 16GB Android MP3/Media Player, NWZ-Z1050 RED

3.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • ASIN: B008PFMAZU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,524 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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I'm a Walkman MP3 fan. History is an A818 then a A829 then an X1050. Each model has improved as I have bought them. The X is still excellent but when I saw the Z was now available, the niggling thought that there was something better available got the better of me and I purchased. 16Gb is fine for me and the Z1050R was a great price.

I post this review as more of a warning to X-Series owners possibly thinking along the same lines as I did. "A, Z must be better than a X. Surely?". I'm gutted to report that if you buy the Z for playing music the answer is a solid no.

What is a Z? It's Sony using the screen from a phone and the Android operating system. A smartphone without the phone - a smart.

Build quality. The X is a purpose built MP3 player. It's build quality is outstanding - OLED screen, metal push buttons and carbon styling. The Z is a B...I...G screen in an aluminium case with small moulded slim buttons. In a droptest fight, I would suggest the X would suffer much less damage. In a game of conkers, the X wins too.

Sound quality. The X is a purpose built MP3 player. It was built to play music well and it does. The Z is a phone that has been stripped down and then had software installed to turn it into a Walkman. I could well be wrong but I doubt the Z has extra hardware for audio. According to the specs, the Z seems to share the audio technology of the X. But why then, when I select exactly the same options on both devices, do they not sound alike? It'll be down to preference but for me the X is the winner by some margin.

Video quality. The X is a purpose built MP3 player. It was built with the ability to play video but alas - it is too small. The Z to me is the opposite, it's a very good video player with the ability to play MP3's.
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For £120 you simply can't go wrong if your looking for a excellent sounding Android MP3 player, I purchased this to so I could use Spotify, I was using it on my phone but decided I wanted a dedicated MP3 player, And I'm glad I went a head and purchased this, the sound quality is really good, The enhancements really do work and bring out extra clarity in the music, after hours of listening to music using this Sony player I didn't like it when I tried my phone again (HTC Sensation XE).

I originally purchased a Ipod Touch 5th gen, I wasn't that impressed with it to be honest considering its £250, I sent it back after I listened to the Sony one in action.

I haven't tried the included earphones as I've been using my own (XBA 4 and XB41EX).

The only downside to this really is the battery life, its not great but I wouldn't say its Poor either considering it does have a nice big high quality screen. I think I got about 8-10 hours of music out of it, that includes a little browsing (wifi and bluetooth usage).

Overall its a bargain imo, you simply can't go wrong, it's only 16GB (you will never get the full amount on any player) The i pod touch only had 28gb usable out of 32GB.
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I'm new to the Android platform, so that has been causing me some interesting challenges, but I can't fault the music player. The sound quality is great, the included headphones are of a surprisingly good quality and even the small 'external' speaker is adequate. If only Sony had a docking station it could fit into, it would be the perfect all-round music station.
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Really pleased with this as it syncs with my other Android gadgets. Also the sound is fantastic. Only surprise was that it is larger than expected but the high colour touch screen is very impressive. Thoroughly recommended!
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