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Sony Ericsson Vivaz review | Symbian phone

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

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Symbian phone

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Symbian phone

Sony Ericsson PlayNow and Apps

A set of three buttons are found underneath the screen. The menu key is found in between the answer and hang up buttons. When this is used, we arrive in the main menu with twelve icons. When the menu key is held down longer, you will get a list of active programs. With Symbian it is always good to keep in mind that the more programs are running, the slower the phone gets and the battery also runs out faster. In the menu, next to the standard options, the Sony Ericsson PlayNow and Apps are included. The menu runs pretty fast, but you have to give the touch screen a good push, just touching it is often not enough.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Internet

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Internet

Internet, YouTube and Microsoft Exchange

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz' Internet browser works well and with Wi-Fi as well as HSDPA, all connections are possible. The reproduction is good, but because the touch screen does not always react immediately, browsing is not always so smooth. With larger SMS or E-mail messages this problem becomes even more irritatingly present. Because you really have to push well, typing is not so easy. Next to your normal email account, you can also install a Microsoft Exchange environment. A standard YouTube application is installed, videos are loaded quickly and the application looks good. For more content you can go to PlayNow in the menu, and with the voucher that comes included you can also download three free applications.

 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz media

T he Media item is included in the menu, in which a nicely designed menu is found and the categories Photo, Music and Video can be chosen. The multimedia player runs really fast and due to an easy arrangement, everything can be quickly found. The speaker is located on the side and delivers pretty good sound, the volume is good, but the tones are quickly distorted when the volume is high. Next to the speaker, the headset that comes in included can of course also be used. You often see an extensive headset with the Sony Ericsson, but this one is pretty simple. The headset does have a regular 3.5mm connection, so that this can be replaced by a different headset with this connection.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz photo

Sony Ericsson Vivaz photo

Sony Ericsson headset

Sony Ericsson headset

Sony Ericsson stylus pen

Sony Ericsson stylus pen

 
 
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