Olympus WS-801

Olympus WS-801

Olympus WS-801 review: specs and price

Olympus WS-801

Why is Olympus WS-801 better than the average?

  • Volume

  • Weight

  • Width

  • Thickness

  • Height


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Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
Dedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.


The noise cut function make play-back clearer, with low background noise.
You can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
The device has a filter to reduce background noise.
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Memory & Battery

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
You can record lectures, music, notes, etc., directly onto an SD card, which provides more storage flexibility.


With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.


You can use the A-B repeat feature to mark the beginning and ending of a particular passage of a recording that you want to listen again and again.
The device can save and synchronize documents with the USB drive.

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