Ericsson W8

How to Increase Sony Ericsson W8 Battery Life

Sony Ericsson W8Sony Ericsson W8 is a recently launched Android walkman series phone from mobile company Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson W8 is powered by android operating system 2.1 Eclair. It has dimensions of 99 x 54 x 15 mm with a weight of 104 g and the screen size of display is 3.0 inches. TFT capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels display provide it a classy look and shape. Sony Ericsson W8 comes with a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset. The interface is very smooth and easy, unlike other walkman series phone from Sony Ericsson thanks to Android software. Sony Ericsson W8 comes with a 3.15 MP camera with an image capture resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The image quality is close to excellent. It comes with a stereo FM radio with RDS. It plays all basic types of audio and video formats. The supported audio formats are MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV and the video formats are MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV. It has 3.5 mm stereo jack for audio listening, also can be used with personal headphones for great sound quality. The phone has all the basic connectivity options you would expect in any new Android Smart phone. It has EDGE, GPRS, 3G, HSDPA and HSUPA. It also offers Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and also comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Micro USB 2.0 connectivity is simply very flexible.

To work or play on Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smart phone for long working hours you need to work on proper management of battery life.

Here are few tips mentioned below for proper management of battery life.

  • Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smartphone has Wi–Fi support. When you turn ON the Wi–Fi settings for internet surfing then don’t forget to turn OFF when not in use. Because when Wi–Fi is ON it drains the battery, so try to avoid the frequent use of Wi–Fi settings. You can also use a function called Time–out, it is available in advanced Wi–Fi management screen in Android, you can access it  by navigating Wi–Fi Settings tab and then pressing the Menu button. From here, you’re able to manually select a timeout option for the Wi–Fi connection. After the given time the phone will automatically release the internet connection. By doing this you can save some amount of battery power. This feature is known as Wi–Fi sleep policy.
  • Keeping brightness level at higher position drains the battery faster. So to reduce this battery drain problem, keep the brightness level at low position.
  • Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smart phone has GPS support. When you turn ON the GPS, it starts searching for the location continuously. Because of this it drains small amount of battery power. By disabling the GPS you can save that small amount of battery power. Only turn ON the GPS when you require. It is recommended to use GPS only when you are at outdoors.

GPS Status I9003 3

  • In Android phones most of the applications have their ‘check for updates’ setting as ON by default and they run in the background, which further drains the battery fast. So to avoid battery power wastage simply disable these type of settings, which frequently check for updates.
  • Whether or not you have limited applications that automatically check the internet, your Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smart phone is still active and checking almost all of the time. This is a part of the reason why you may see major battery drain even though the phone was idle for a while.
  • Use the advanced task killer applications to kill the process which are running in the background. These background applications run silently in the background and give the contribution in wastage of battery power. You can make use of manage applications setting under application settings section to force stop the running applications.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support will help you to transfer your data and stream media. So when you turn ON Bluetooth setting for transferring of data then quickly turn OFF the Bluetooth setting after its usage. Because continuous ON position drains the battery in considerably large amount.

Power control Widget

  • Set the sound level LOW for incoming ‘call ringtone’ and ‘message’ alert activity. Maximum sound level uses the more power of battery and drains the battery quickly. Mute the other sound alert notification.
  • If you are not using Google calendar, Gmail and other apps frequently then do not use SYNC function. Because SYNC function consume more amount of battery power. So always ensure that SYNC function is turned OFF when not necessary.
  • If you are not using the 3G network availability in your phone then try to switch and use your network in 2G mode. Because the 3G network uses most of power of battery of phones compare to 2G network. Use 3G Network only when you are subscribed on a 3G plan.
  • Try to avoid use of animated themes and live wallpaper. Because animated themes and live wallpaper uses more power of battery.
  • Always check your battery usage level by installing apps related to battery consumption.

Quick Audio Setting ProWi - Fi Sleep Policy
This guide will definitely help you to save considerable amount of battery power of Sony Ericsson W8 Android Smart phone.



  1. m

    June 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    hi, i have same prblm, like rupika. my SE W8 phone’s screen light flashing automatically due to this I am facing problem of battery loss within 2-3 hr. I m not getting that what is the problem please give me solution.

  2. rupika

    April 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Hi, i had a problem with my sony ericsson w8 phone. The light on the home screen keep on flashing even when i have locked the phone, it drains battery immdiately. How can this light problem be solved??

    • Gsn 06081990

      June 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

      hi rupika…
      did u get any solution for it as even i’m facing the same problem with my w8 ??

      • Sandeep

        August 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

        root it bro and install fse pro v13 using xrecovery

        least battery drain I promise

        but for 3g it drains

  3. Nithya

    April 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    battery back up is little poor in this phone… wat Eva ťhē suggestions we follow its not even better compared to other brand…. fate I got so am gonna bare with it and use it

  4. Nitish

    March 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Hey frens… w8 doesn’t hav zoom in camera…Can you tell me the application to zoom by volume key..Plz solve this problem and my wifi which is connected in home also not work properly..But works great in my frens hOme….Plz solve this problem also :()

  5. mohit

    March 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    how 2 activate EDGE in se w8…??

  6. vigneshwaran

    March 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    hi i do have a que in my w8 the screen just turns on automatically n stay’s idel wit the screen even wen it’s locked ever time i notice it i just turn off the screen why is it s can i get a sol for it….. it just happens even before myself pressing any key, i face a lot of battery drain due to it…….. so pls suggest a solution soon

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

      check with the battery once again or visit the service centre!

  7. kishore

    March 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    why google play is not yet updated for sony ericsson w8

  8. risdiyanto

    February 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    what about kill auto run apps?

  9. AlextheAussie

    February 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    So my phone is currently sending and receiving Edge data, I was wondering if someone could please tell me what the hell that is, if it uses credit and how to stop it? I only just recharged my credit two days ago and it’s already gone – disappeared into a black whole – and the only thing that’s changed on my phone is the stupid “E” atop two arrows which adorns my status bar.

  10. kavi

    January 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    is there any option for message security

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 1:07 am

      not as of now!

    • Anuj Verma

      February 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Install “Go Sms Pro” Apps from android market… it’s totally free

  11. sunisha

    January 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    in sony w8 walkman series e16i……..Is there any option for message security …….plz help me out

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 1:07 am

      no, there is no procedure for stock rom users!

  12. AC

    December 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    has anyone tried this upgrading to honeycomb… any truth about this?

  13. rajesh

    December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    yes we have front camera..
    but how will we use it? how wii starts? where the optins?

    we should have 3g? or it is able to start 2g also?

    please give me suggestions!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      try resetting the phone, it will be fixed!

      • Anuj Verma

        February 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Stupid… there is no front Camera in W8 and which you consider as Camera that is Sensor.

  14. Hello?

    November 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Well thanks 🙂 Btw Is There a iOS Update? for X8 or W8?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      iOS update? agreed that Android is Open source but unfortunately its not that open source to accommodate iOS! 🙂

  15. Hello?

    November 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Hello Neil ,

    First of all i would like to say Hi ! I have a question regarding my Sony ericson w8 hmm What Video Pixel does it support? I dont have any idea (@.@) I’ve tried 720p lol It doesn’t play and got disappointed , what format and should it be 360p or 480p or even 720p? I’m kinda confuse

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  17. maya

    November 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    i have problem to transfer the music file from the computer to the w8… which folder should i paste the music?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      you can paste the music files in the “music” folder in your sd!

  18. shavu

    October 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i am having problem in connecting internet on pc through my w8…plzz help me out!

    • anuj

      January 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Install PDA net Apps from android to connect with PC for using internet.

  19. amit

    October 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    what is any more option for video calling in the range of 10000

  20. amit

    October 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Can anyone provide me the details of upgrading firmware of my Sony ericsson W8!
    It has Android 2.1 eclair version.. i would like to upgrade my phone Gingerbread version..
    Please help me regarding this..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      we will soon come out with the article!

  21. alin

    September 11, 2011 at 11:50 am

    im having problem to connect to d internet by using the wifi connection, is there any setting that i probably didnt know? or may be any browser that i should have downloaded?

    • killerlove

      September 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

      first u just check ur wifi is there any security code or not if yes then identify the the code and give the code in ur phone…..thats it


      u want to connect ur phone with ur pc? its very complicated to connect with pc bcz pc companion is used only for data exchange……..i was facining the same problem but i got the solution and using internet without any pc suit ………

      • shavu

        November 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        i am having problem in connecting internet(gprs) on pc through my w8…plzz help me out!

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

          how you are connecting the internet?

  22. syafiqah

    September 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    how to make a video call or 3g using w8??

    • syedazhar

      September 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      u can’t do video call have u saw any Front Facing camera on w8

      • killerlove

        September 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

        u stupid fellow if u dont have any idea so plz dont suggest any 1 …………..w8 is there front facing camera

  23. pramod

    September 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Can anyone provide me the details of upgrading firmware of my Sony ericsson W8!
    It has Android 2.1 eclair version.. i would like to upgrade my phone Gingerbread version..
    Please help me regarding this..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      as of now there is no such update but once it arrives we will let you know!

      • Pramod

        September 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

        Thankyou Neal!!

        • pramod

          November 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

          Hi neal!!
          No updates of this phone’s software yet?
          When it will be launched? Please let me know..

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

            as of now there is no way to increase the volume but as in when it arrives, we will surely update you!

    • raj

      September 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

      after sony ericsson launches of upgrade of software this phne will supports

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