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Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1459 reviews of Sony Ericsson Vivaz / Sony Ericsson Kurara. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity, while some have doubts about the reception.

size, performance, usability, design, screen

reception

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 by: (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.

camera

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 really like the portability.

portability

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)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Edward Walsh (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

HD video recording - but is it better than the Satio?

Nice feel and ergonomic design ; Crisp LCD screen ; Camera easy to use ; HD video recording ; Easy to set up ; Comfortable level of customisation

Can be slow and glitchy ; Resistive screen ; Poor app selection ; Internet settings never remembered ; Extremely unintuitive screen lock

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the HD-video-shooting successor to the Swedish-Japanese firm's flagship Satio model.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson U5i Vivaz - Pocket-lint

 

If you are a Sony Ericsson user and video capture appeals to you, then you might be really happy with the Vivaz. Those switching from other operating systems

720p video capture, camera performance, the Fast Port connector is gone

Interface hampers everything, Twitter application really lacks features, can't change music volume whilst keys locked

There is no doubt that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz offers a lot. It punches well above its weight when it comes to video and photos, offering one of the best camera phones we've seen to date. It does suffer in low light, however, and the LED flash won't...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

 

With a full touchscreen interface and HD video recording this phone is sure to have wide appeal.

High resolution screen ; Excellent battery life

OS lacks polish ; Feels overpriced ; Resistive touchscreen

We thought we'd like the dedicated buttons for both the stills and video camera, too, as they save fiddling around in menus to quickly change the mode you're in. However, it can be a bit confusing as you expect the more pronounced stills button to...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson U5i Vivaz review

 

A beautiful design with a great camera, however the Symbian operating system creaks under the weight of Vodafone's branding, making it a nightmare to use.

May, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz smartphone sports a very stylish, curved design and records 720p video.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is a well designed smartphone with plenty of features, but it's ultimately let down by the drab and outdated Symbian operating system.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Has the hi-def video shooting Samsung i8910HD finally met its match in the 720p Vivaz? Let's find out…

The finest video-shooting smartphone we've seen is marred only by an unresponsive touchscreen

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

 

Has the hi-def video shooting Samsung i8910HD finally met its match in the 720p Vivaz? Let's find out…

The finest video-shooting smartphone we've seen is marred only by an unresponsive touchscreen

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the successor to the Satio, featuring a snazzy new ergonomic design and HD-video shooting capabilities. With an 8.1-megapixel camera on board and a 3.5mm headphone jack, will…

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Magazine (mobilemag.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

 

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro currently sells for $75 on a two-year contract with Fido or $50 on a three-year contract with Rogers Wireless . Under both instances, you’re not bound to a true data plan. It’s not technically classified as a smartphone, so...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Mobiles (mobiles.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review part 3: Symbian OS and Apps

 

Welcome to part three of our in-depth look at the Sony Ericsson Vivaz , Sony's new all singing all dancing multimedia phone. Today, it's the turn of the operating system as we get up close and personal with Symbian OS. Sony Ericsson have dabbled with...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):13
Talk time (3G):5.2
Video call time:2.3 / 2.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera:No / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 640
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google search, WebKit

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
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
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Mini-USB A

Processor

Processor frequency:0.72 / 0.78

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS

Storage

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.25
Height :10.7
Weight:97
Width:5.2