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Old 15-03-2010, 07:35 AM
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Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz, part1: Hardware and overview

Sony Ericsson's latest, their second generation S60 5th Edition smartphone, has arrived. It's smaller and lighter and more modern that you might believe, allied to superb camera and camcorder functions - but has Sony Ericsson made the same mistake as on the Satio and not put enough effort into the software? I find out, in the first part of my Vivaz review.

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Old 15-03-2010, 09:01 AM
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Looks like this could be the phone for me, I particularly like the attention to size, going against the current trend for bloat this one looks very pocketable. I have ordered one on trial to see how I get on with it.

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Old 15-03-2010, 09:12 AM
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Ram?

You didn't mention how much RAM there is after a soft reset?

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Old 15-03-2010, 09:33 AM
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About 150MB. Sorry, I didn't mention it because it's not an issue. But you're right, I'll mention it in the main text.... adding now.
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Old 15-03-2010, 10:03 AM
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The device is gorgeous
Love it.
Steve, how is the loudspeaker when compared to other devices?
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Old 15-03-2010, 10:10 AM
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Loudpseaker is about the same as on N97, I'd say. Average volume, bit tinny. Nothing special though.
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Old 15-03-2010, 12:44 PM
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Just had a look at the Vivaz in the local Vodafone shop. Nice looking, and way smaller than i thought. Going to suggest it to the Wife, she's currently looking at the mini.

My suggestion regarding the small plastic tab. I think its a 'foot', stabilizing the phone when watching media, placed on flat surface.?

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Old 15-03-2010, 02:48 PM
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This phone looks like some sort of Samsung i8910HD Mini, better in some areas though, like in the design, size department..

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Old 15-03-2010, 05:45 PM
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So, I gather that given its hardware specs, it's what the N97 and Mini should have been? Well, if a U.S. 3G version is available for sale, I'll certainly go take a look at it at one of the Sony Style stores.

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Missed Call Leds

Steve, does it have any kind of notification Leds Like missed call, new sms new email, which keeps blinking.

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Old 15-03-2010, 06:11 PM
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I like it. Looks absolutely stunning. I love my 5800 but kinda hate the shape of that. Think i'll pick one up when the ebay prices hit nearer the 250 mark. Also keen to read some feedback on the pro as i'm longing for some physical qwerty action again.

+1 for the LED notification question.

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Old 15-03-2010, 06:15 PM
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how loud is the speaker

how loud is the speaker

is it louder than the satio?

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Old 15-03-2010, 06:36 PM
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Vivaz

Sony Ericsson let such a promising phone down the Satio,as the speakers an music player not \as good as Expected,i only got the Satio because i knew it had the same software to my old favourite the Nokia 5800,the Vivaz might be only a bit different with 3.5mm headphone jack on it,no camera lens cover lets the Vivaz down an loads will end up damaging the phone by scratching the lens cover,i thought Sony Ericsson would you same music player as the Nokia 5800 one but there Music Player is not so easy an simple to search for tracks,the speakers do not match the 5800 an read already the Vivaz ones are same as the Satio,Wish Nokia would release there 8 or 12 mega-pixel camera mobile touch screen one,so will stick with the SAtio until Nokia do

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Old 15-03-2010, 07:33 PM
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"Video capture is the Vivaz's real party trick though, being the first phone in the world to feature continuous autofocus, as far as I know, and certainly the first to combine that with full HD (1280 by 720 pixels) recording."

Since when was 720p Full HD?

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Old 15-03-2010, 07:50 PM
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