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Sony Ericsson Yari

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Sony Ericsson Yari. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the screen. Many are negative 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 Yari is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Yari

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Yari from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Yari Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Ericsson Yari Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Yari

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Yari from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Yari U100 Achromatic Black Color Unlocked Cell Phone GSM Mobile International Version Sim FreeSony Ericsson Yari U100 Achromatic Black Color Unlocked Cell Phone GSM Mobile International Version Sim Free

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari review: Move to play

 

Make way Nintendo Wii and Project Natal – the Sony Ericsson Yari can play both motion-based games and camera-tracked gesture controlled games. A 5MP camera and GPS in an attractive package and of course great audio...

Quad-band GSM support ; Tri-band 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 1.8 Mbps support ; 2.4” 16M-color display (240 x 320 pixels) ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash ; VGA video recording at 30fps ; Gesture-based gaming ; Accelerometer for...

Signal reception issues (could be unit-specific) ; Uncomfortable soft keys and keypad ; Camera produces bland, low-contrast photos ; No standard USB and audio ports ; Preinstalled gesture-based games not very impressive ; So-called "gaming keys" don't...

What’s all this gesture gaming we’re going on about? Simple, well, sort of – Yari uses its secondary camera to track motion so that you can use your body to control the game, like the impressive Project Natal demos you might have seen (and if you...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Yari is a youthful handset with cheerful design, cool functions and a great set of preinstalled games, some of them controlled in an intriguing way by using the camera to detect your motions. Is this a great cell phone for kids and...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari Preview

 

Various games and variety of ways to control in-game actions - this is the major feature the Sony Ericsson Yari provides to fans of mobile gaming…

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari

 

The Yari looks great but doesn't have stellar features or applications. If you're in it for the games then be prepared for a serious disappointment.

Sharp design, Great battery life, MS Exchange email support, Good camera

Gesture games are rubbish, No 3.5mm headphone socket, Keypad design makes texting difficult

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari Review

 

Find out the specs and features of the Sony Ericsson Yari. See what makes this mobile phone special and decide if you should get one. Or if you already have it, find out more about some of its features and benefits.

This device has accomplished all it set it out to do. Its gaming capabilities are almost limitless offering users a more interactive and exciting gaming experience, never before encountered on a mobile device. Listening to music is more enjoyable due...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Shubham Gupta (techquark.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari : Gesture Gaming on Mobile

 

With the Yari U100i, Sony Ericsson has brought gesture gaming on the mobile platform. A tiny camera located in the top of the screen on Sony Ericsson Yari acts as an interface to enhance the gesture gaming facility on the phone. However, the overall...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari Review

 

Sony Ericsson U100, codenamed Yari, is one of the few handsets that doesn't belong to a certain class, such as Walkman or Cybershot, but that isn't a low-budget phone either. Its slider form factor, as well as the common look is definitely not...

Some of the best features of the phone are multimedia-related, but also regard the connectivity ones (such as HSDPA). I would list here excellent HSDPA functionality, GPS receiver with Google Maps, 5-megapixel camera, excellent audio quality, support...

The main problem of the phone is definitely the defective keypad, which makes even the dialing process annoying. I've also been disappointed by the fact that the dedicated game keys are not useful during gaming. Two more negative points of the phone...

May, 2010

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

Sony Ericsson Yari U100i Review

 

The Nintendo Wii has left many people impressed with its gesture gaming hook and left many more wondering if that kind of technology was possible on the mobile phone. Well, with the latest from Sony Ericsson, its latest Yari range of phones, you need...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari Review

 

With Gesture gaming you move your body to play instead of pressing buttons on the phone, giving you a fun experience that even helps you keep fit.  If you’ve exhausted yourself with the games there are loads of other multimedia features to enjoy.  Snap...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Sony Ericsson Yari

 

Using the built-in accelerometer, the Yari allows "gesture controlled" gaming - imagine using your phone a bit like a Wii controller, and you get the general idea. Sony Ericsson say that the Yari is unique in this respect outside of Japan, and give...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Speakers:Stereo
Voice recording: Yes

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):400 / 450
Talk time (2G):11

GPS Performance

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

Keyboard

Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:60
Internal storage capacity:8

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD

Other Features

Bundled software:NetFront, Exchange ActiveSync
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB
Networking Type:GSM, UMTS, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE / GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSUPA
Operating frequency:850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900, 900/2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Playback formats:MP3, AAC
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):400 / 450
Talk time (2G):11

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Device lock: Yes
Technical features:MegaBass, TrackID, PlayNow, RDS, MSC, PictBridge
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:30
Maximum frame rate:30
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.618
Height:1.89 / 3.94
Weight:4.06
Width:1.89 / 3.94