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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the features and build quality, and there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro (anthrazit) sim-free, unbranded Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro (anthrazit) sim-free, unbranded

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro review: HD gets a Pro flavor

 

Modern always-on web-connected generation need so much equipment to get through the day it's a small wonder they don't have to lug tool bags around – the small wonder in this case is the Sony Ericsson Vivaz...

3.2" 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection, geotagging and touch focus ; HD 720p video recording @ 24fps with continuous auto focus ; Symbian OS 9.4 S60...

Camera downgraded from 8MP on the regular Vivaz ; No camera lens protection ; The S60 5th edition UI isn't the best in usability ; No auto locking of the screen during a call ; No DivX or XviD support out-of-the-box ; No smart or voice dialing ; No...

The term “cameraphone” emerged soon after pictures taken with a mobile phone began to look less like impressionist paintings and more like actual photos. Today we're at a point when 5MP are nothing to write home about

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro Review

 

After we already reviewed one of the buzz-worthy phones this spring, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, now we have the pleasure to run its keyboard-anointed sibling – the Vivaz pro – through its paces and see how it stacks up against it...

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

 

Although the slide-out keyboard is a major element, Sony Ericsson have managed to retain the good looks of the "original" handset, adding just 2mm in thickness and 20 grams in weight. But for some unfathomable reason, the camera on the Vivaz Pro has...

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro - HardwareZone.com

 

Retaining the same 720p video recording capabilities and the Symbian S60 platform with its uniquely designed user interface, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro comes with some slight modifications such as a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 5-megapixel...

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro review

 

The Vivaz's bigger brother: svelte lines with a full keyboard

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone

 

Sony Ericsson's second Vivaz phone retains the original's ability to record 720p HD video and stylish, curved design. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro adds...

720p HD video recording, stylish design

Poor build quality, awkward keyboard, annoying physical buttons, drab Symbian UI, resistive touchscreen, left-mounted headphone jack

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro can record 720p HD video, but this phone is hampered by poor build quality, an awkward keyboard, a resistive touchscreen and the drab Symbian UI, which looks and feels ancient compared to the alternatives.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro review

 

Take one Vivaz, add a keyboard and suddenly, you're a pro

Phsyical keyboard ; Decent music player ; Compact design

Cheap casing ; Laggy UI, Slow browser ; Over-complicated menus ; Resistive screen ; Average keyboard

Part of the reason we delve into such depth in our mobile phone reviews is to make sure that users can get the right information on the phone they're about to buy, and don't get sucked in by specs.

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Sony Ericsson U8i Vivaz pro review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro has landed, bringing a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to the company's HD video-toting handset, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, which we reviewed earlier in the year. That summary does the Vivaz pro an injustice however: although it...

Great keyboard, camera performance, HD video capture, 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB memory card

User interface isn't intuitive and is too fiddly, Twitter client lacks features, lack of apps in PlayNow, browser a little sluggish

If browsing and apps are the things that excite you, then the Vivaz pro won't. But if you are looking for a phone that delivers a strong camera performance and above average video capture, the Vivaz pro now comes with the added advantage of offering a...

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

 

Does the addition of a physical keyboard make the Vivaz Pro a contender for your next phone?

Slim and small ; Good pixel density

Resistive touchscreen ; Dated Symbian software ; Disappointing camera

On-board storage is limited to just 75MB, but a microSD slot sits under the backplate, giving you the option of adding up to 32GB more storage – you get an 8GB card in the box. Thankfully you don't have to remove the battery to add or remove a card.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro's feature-list looks quite complete and can compete with any of the other smartphones out there. It has a 720MHz processor and a decent mobile GPU option in the PowerVR SGX. It has a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen at 640x360...

At £289, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro will put plenty of smartphone fans in a quandary. On one hand you have the excellent keyboard and the capability to shoot 720p videos. However, the phone has an OS and UI that looks sufficiently aged and is still...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Symbian
Operating System Version:NOKIA/SYMBIAN
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No
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