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Sony Ericsson Vivaz review | Introduction

Published on: Monday, May 17th 2010                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

W ith the arrival of the Vivaz, Sony Ericsson demonstrates that they are taking a different road. Often Sony Ericsson cell phones can be recognized immediately as such, but with the Sony Ericsson Vivaz that is certainly not the case. One of the most important features that are mentioned in communication about the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the possibility of recording video in HD resolution. The Vivaz smartphone will be introduced almost at the same time as the Sony Ericsson X10. The Vivaz runs on the Symbian operating system, but the X10 is Sony Ericsson’s first Android smartphone. That’s a smart move, with the tremendous development that the Android operating system is undergoing right now. Many manufacturers now have an Android model in their portfolio. Thanks to its open source character, the platform promises a lot of growth. Additionally, it is easy to control and looks great. Next to the Android operating system, smartphones often run on Symbian, just like the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, or on Windows Mobile.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz mobile phone review

Sony Ericsson Vivaz mobile phone review

 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz sales package

Sony Ericsson Vivaz sales package

First impression of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz cell phone has a cheerful, colorful packaging which promotes the possibility of recording in HD-video. The packaging has a kind of drawer in it, and when it is opened we find the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. The phone is very lightweight and its format is not too big. The back and the screen’s edge are shiny black. The back has the Sony Ericsson logo as well as ‘HD’ written next to the camera lens. The camera has been integrated simply; this could have been done a bit nicer, such as in the Sony Ericsson Cybershot series. The buttons on the front are also placed fairly low, so that you have to go down with your fingers quite a bit, especially when controlling the phone with one hand. The packaging also includes the charger, the data cable, a head set, a stylus pen, a voucher for three free application downloads and the user’s guide.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

Sony Ericsson Vivaz smartphone menu

Because the Sony Ericsson Vivaz smartphone runs on the Symbian operating system, there are not many remarkable things to be said about the structure of the menu. There are a few main screens; you can leaf through these by moving your finger from one side to the next. We find a home screen for your favorite contacts, Twitter, multimedia and a tab in which you can store your own links. This is a fun addition, especially due to the presence of a tab in which all of the links can be placed. It is becoming more and more important to able to program cell phones according to your own needs, not only with the software applications, but also for standard use.

 

Sony Ericsson charger

Sony Ericsson charger

Sony Ericsson battery

Sony Ericsson battery

Sony Ericsson USB cable

Sony Ericsson USB cable

 
 
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