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Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1706 reviews of Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The size and camera are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the sound and reliability.

usability, camera, size, design, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Unlocked, Unbranded - Moon SilverSony Ericsson Vivaz Unlocked, Unbranded - Moon Silver

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY ERICSSON VIVAZ U5i (BLUE) / ORIGINAL UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL TOUCH SCREEN GSM PHONESONY ERICSSON VIVAZ U5i (BLUE) / ORIGINAL UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL TOUCH SCREEN GSM PHONE

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson VIVAZU5IEUBLK Vivaz U5i Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Symbian OS, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi and gps navigation, No Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson VIVAZU5IEUBLK Vivaz U5i Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Symbian OS, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi and gps navigation, No Warranty (Black)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Lai (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

Sony Ericsson's no stranger to phones with decent cameras, and the Vivaz with European 3G frequencies aims to be one of them; after all these months we've

Decent camera quality ; 720p video capture with continuous autofocus ; Intuitive media playback interface

Cheap plastic feel ; Lack of consistency with interface elements ; Buggy apps

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review: Viv A-to-Z

 

Sony Ericsson is an alliance of two tech giants and with phones like the Vivaz it shows. It's a gadget all the way, one that will galvanize geeks and charm the regular user. Eight megapixel still images and 720p video with continuous...

3.2" 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 8 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...

No camera lens protection ; No auto mode for the flash/video light ; LED flash not powerful enough ; The S60 5th edition UI isn't to the best in class standards ; No proximity sensor sensor to lock the screen during a call ; No DivX or XviD support...

A whole bunch of point-and-shoot cameras today boast 720p video recording, but are they not an endangered species feeling enormous pressure on both sides? For one, there are compact video recording DSLRs pushing down with competitive price tags, and...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

You might say that AT&T's Sony Ericsson Vivaz is suffering from a split personality disorder. On one hand, it's a modern device with a sleek design and a selection of multimedia features. Look a bit closer, however, and you'll see an operating system...

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz has a sleek design, good call quality, and a heavy load of features.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz's resistive touch screen isn't the most easy to use. Internal performance is sluggish, and data service is unreliable.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz offers value for its price, but we'd suggest paying extra for a more powerful smartphone.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz (AT&T)

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz's disastrous user interface makes every action into a chore.

Sharp 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video. Small and light. Full Web browser.

Mind-bogglingly bad touchscreen. Unreadably tiny text. Unusable interface elements.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz for AT&T Review

 

Back to back, Sony Ericsson didn't waste any time between the recent launch of the Xperia X10 on AT&T as they are following up to it very quickly with yet another long awaited smartphone. Approximately five months ago, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz came...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz belongs to the “communication entertainment” series of the manufacturer and is the first compact cell phone on the market able to capture HD videos…

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Preview

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the second model of the “communication entertainment” series of the manufacturer, with the first being the Xperia X10. The most powerful weapon of the Vivaz is its HD video capture and playback capabilities...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is a Symbian based smartphone with good hardware specifications and it comes with an 8 MP camera. It is a good multimedia device option.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz

 

Sony Ericsson fields an 8.1 megapixel shooter with S60 5th Edition under the hood. Despite its potential, the Vivaz has problems.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review

 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz justifies its status as the Best Camera Phone in the high-end smartphones category, with unsurpassed HD movie playback and video recording quality.

Records 720p HD video with continuous autofocus, Renders HD video at enviable color clarity & crispness, Trendy & portable

Sluggish & limited touchscreen interface, Poor headphone build quality, Lack of hardware keypad

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):12 / 12.30 / 13
Talk time (3G):5.2 / 5.3 / 5.33
Video call time:2.3 / 2.30 / 2.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera:N / Y
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Cherry / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 640
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Standby time (2G):440
Talk time (2G):13

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:75
Maximum memory card size:16

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, RM, VC-1
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,RM,VC-1

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / CDMA,HSDPA,WCDMA / HSDPA / HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Symbian
Interface:USB, TV-out
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA
Operating frequency:850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Playback formats:MP3, AAC
Processor frequency:720
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:DLNA, WI-FI

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google search, WebKit

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:S60 5th Edition
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Mini-USB A
USB version:2.0

Power

Standby time (2G):440
Talk time (2G):13

Processor

Processor frequency:0.72 / 0.78

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:S60 5th Edition
vCard: Yes

Storage

Internal memory:70 / 75
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Silver

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.492 / 2.05 / 4.21
Height:0.492 / 4.21 / 4.29
Weight:3.42 / 4.13
Width:2.04 / 2.05 / 4.21