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Sony Ericsson Vivaz

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Vivaz lets you capture your most creative moments and share them with the world over Wi-Fi. What sparks your imagination? A skateboard trick, a sunset...

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ProHD video, great 8.1mpixel camera (*see review), sm...

ConsNot intuitive, a lot of sub-menus, no proper flash...

Background I got this phone about 6 months ago after a lot of searching for my first ever smart phone. What attracted me to Sony Ericsson Vivaz (also known as U5i or Kurara) were its stylish slim line look and a promise that it can record videos in high definition. I had never before had a Sony...

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Excellent

ProBest camera phone i have seen!

ConsSystem and touch screen a bit slow, no free apps.

The stylish Sony Ericsson Vivaz Introduction I'm somebody who uses his phone a lot and I can't imagine my life without. Since the first time I used the Internet on my phone I simply got addicted and sometimes wonder why. Reading an email can wait until the evening and that message on Facebook...

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“Looks Arent Everything”

published 15/08/2011

ProLooks

ConsBattery

Having had this phone for the past 18months (I have just upgraded to the Samsung galaxy s2) I feel it is time to write a review for it. Before you get too into my review, it is important to say that it is not a review which is filled with technical data, it would definitely be improved with that...

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Pro8 Mega Pixel, HD 720p Recording. WIFI, Good Sound ...

ConsTouch Screen slow, Texting, No Free Apps. App Stor...

Introduction In this review i am going to tell you about my experience using the sony ericsson vivaz. I had this phone for 9 months, the main reason i bought the vivaz was because i am a lover of camera phones as well as being a big sony ericsson fan. Ease of Use In my time using the sony...

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Excellent

ProDisplay,features,battery,design,memoru card

ConsResistive type of dysplay,software annoying little...

Sony Ericsson is a tandem of well known Swedish - Japanese electronics gigants Ericsson and Sony. For allmost ten years Sony Ericsson brand is well known,respected and trusted on cell phone market. But nevertheless for the last 2-3 years SE lost it`s positions dramatically due to it`s inability...

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“Vivaz Las Sony”

published 13/05/2010

ProSleek, Shiny and Simple

ConsQWERTY keypad and scrollbars quite small for finge...

Vivaz, translated from Spanish to mean lively, quick witted and vivacious, terms the new Sony Ericsson video-phone definitely lends itself to being. Hailed as the first HD capable video-phone of it's kind, the Vivaz is one of several in the new collection of Sony mobiles with advanced camera...

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“Too many glitches!”

published 20/07/2010

ProExcellent camera and video, good memory, some usef...

Conslots of glitches, slow, unresponsive touchscreen

I've now owned a Sony Ericsson Vivaz for about two months, and I cant wait to change it!! The phone does not live up to my expectations at all, and while it has some useful features it is deffinitely not worth the money in my oppinion. Features: - 8.1 megapixel camera ( with autofocus, touch...

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“Not worth it!”

published 23/10/2010

ProLooks great, great to hold, HD is awesome quality,...

ConsTouchcreen makes it hard navigation, hard to find ...

The first time i saw this phone i was so eager to get it i couldn't wait for my contract to end or be liable for upgrade. So what did i do, i opened a new contract with Vodafone. £25 a month, unlimited texts and 300 minutes, thought it was a bargain. So was it? Look The phones beautiful it looks...

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ProLight weight, small and compact.

ConsTo many to list.....

I got my Sony Ericsson Vivaz a couple of months ago.....even thought my son told me not to! I wish I had listened to him now, because I totally hate it! What you get in the box. Phone Charger/USBcable (all in one) Headphones Sim card C.D rom with full instructions Quick set up manual. Stats...

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Super

ProStylish look, available in several colours, many d...

ConsCharger point problems

I have always previously had Sony Ericsson mobile phone's so didnt think twice when gettin the vivaz. I have it on contract and found that the contracts for this phone were good for the money you pay suggesting its good value for money. I believe that this phone is easy to use as all of the...

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“The Evidence:”

published 27/02/2012

ProThe phone sits nicely in the hand. Camera good for...

ConsTouchscreen tough to use. Charger input has broken...

The Sony erisson Vivaz is a little smartphone with a good camera and a nice range of features. It has acces to twitter and facebook can be used to. The five home screens are nice because they allow you to customize your phone, making it smooth to use. The plastic back casing of the phone doesnt...

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“Sony ericsson vivaz”

published 05/01/2011

Progreat camera, easy to use

Constouchscreen sticking (only a couple of times thoug...

In my opinion a good looking phone which is quite easy to use considering this was my first touchscreen. The camera is good (8 .1 megapixel) and the pictures come out great more often than not, the only problem I found was when photographing my two young children who find it difficult to sit...

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Super

ProLightweight, stylish, very cool once you get used ...

ConsBattery indicator is useless and random screen rot...

Deciding whether to upgrade to the iPhone 3GS or another SonyEricsson was a hard decision, but I was eventually swayed by the camera of the Vivaz. I'm not die hard enough to carry around a high spec digital camera, but I do take a lot of photos so a decent camera is important. The photos I've...

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Good

ProVery good camera, nice design

ConsTakes a while to get used to, switches itself off,...

I have had the SonyEricsson Vivaz Silver for about 2 weeks now and have finally got used to it, the change from the iPhone back to SonyEricsson was harder than I thought. The Vivaz is my 4th SE phone. The first thing I noticed when I picked up the Vivaz was that the touch screen was (is) much...

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“Vivaz Las Vegaz”

published 13/06/2010

ProHD video, widescreen touch querty keyboard, looks ...

Consno app store, no camera flash

Sony Ericsson really hit the mark when they release the Vivaz. It may not be the phone with the most features, and is certainly no comparison to the iPhone, but it just looks SO amazing! Looks: I have a silver Vivaz, however different tariffs have a 'Limited Edition' colour. For example Vodafone...

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Product Information : Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Manufacturer's product description

Vivaz lets you capture your most creative moments and share them with the world over Wi-Fi. What sparks your imagination? A skateboard trick, a sunset, your friend strumming away at the guitar? Let life be your inspiration.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Ericsson Vivaz - silver moon - 3G GSM - smartphone, Sony Ericsson Vivaz - 3G GSM - smartphone, Sony Ericsson Vivaz - cosmic black - 3G GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Services: Video Call

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 52 mm x 13 mm x 107 mm

Weight: 97 g

Colour: Silver moon, Cosmic black

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.2" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Operating System: Symbian OS, Symbian OS 9.4 / Series 60 v5.0

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, Real Audio, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+ , RM, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, H.263

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Talk Time: Up to 320 minutes, Up to 780 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 440 hours

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Protection: Scratch resistant glass

General

MPN: 1232-0523, Vivaz, 1232-5869

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 52 mm

Depth: 13 mm

Height: 107 mm

Weight: 97 g

Body Colour: Silver moon, Cosmic black

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Protection: Scratch resistant glass

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Symbian OS, Symbian OS 9.4 / Series 60 v5.0

Software Platforms Supported: Java MIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1, J2ME, Java

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Application Software: Adobe Flash Lite 3

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Mobile Services: Video Call

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

WLAN Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer

Additional Features: PictBridge direct printing, TV Link

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, stopwatch, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, Real Audio, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+

Supported Digital Video Standards: RM, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, H.263

Graphics System

Graphics Accelerator: PowerVR SGX

Memory

User Memory: 75 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Still Image Resolutions: 3264 x 2448

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Zoom: 4

Camera Light Source: LED light

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Features: Picture stabiliser, face detection, video recording, Geo-tagging

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 3.2"

Display Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Display Illumination Colour: White

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, scratch resistant glass

Connections

Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Micro-USB

Battery

Capacity: 1200 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 320 min ¦ Standby - up to 440 hrs

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Included Accessories: Power adapter

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