The first appearance Vivaz Pro just looks like XperiaX10 with a nice and contemporary design for youthful appeal. What do a compact size and a small nicely park at your hand?
Vivaz is a high-end smartphone utilizing Symbian S60 5th Edition OS (also known as the Symbian^1) that comes with the same personalized interface the software-updated Sony Ericsson Satio delivers.
Cool enough with HD videos technology on a cell phone.
With a 3.2-inch display, has lesser weight and relies on its multimedia functionality as well, not just its camera. Similarly to most cell phones of the same class, the Vivaz features Wi-Fi with DLNA, GPS, accelerometer and HSDPA, but also comes with 720MHz processor and OpenGL ES 2.0 support to sweeten the deal. What we have in our hands is a prototype and we are going to preview the unit, although we are truly eager to review a final, retail unit.
The 3.2-inch resistive TFT display comes with native resolution of 360x640 pixels and supports 16 million colors. Despite using just a prototype, we have to point out the image quality is great and the screen delivers beautiful, saturated colors, no matter it doesn’t integrate AMOLED technology.
The earphone and video call camera are above the screen, while the send and end keys, along with the button to access the main menu or call up the multitasking manager (when you keep the key pressed for a while) are located below. The cool-looking sides of the device host 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, loudspeaker (on the left hand side), volume rocker and two camera shutters for image and video capture modes (on the right hand side). The latter is a novelty feature that we do like, because it saves you time browsing the mode switcher options - you can start up the camera directly into the operational mode you need right away.
Doesn’t this model attract you also... ladies?
The 8-megapixel camera lens and LED flash peek through the single opening on the plastic cover that takes up the entire back side of the handset. We will take a closer look at the snapshots and (the mandatory) HD video we captured with the handset later in this preview. Now, let´s teleport into the interface and take a short walk there.
Whoever love and knows about Sony Ericsson performance with music and media, this is the right choice and don’t lose it.
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2010, March|
|SIZE||Dimensions||107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches|
|- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate|
- Scratch-resistant surface
- Turn-to-mute and snoozing alarms
- Handwriting recognition
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3 ringtones|
|- 3.5 mm audio jack|
|MEMORY||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||75 MB storage|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB, 8GB included|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps|
|EDGE||Class 10, 236.8 kbps|
|3G||HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection|
|Video||Yes, 720p@24fps, continuous autofocus, video light|
|FEATURES||OS||Symbian Series 60, 5th edition|
|CPU||720 MHz, PowerVR SGX graphics|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|Browser||WAP 2.0 / xHTML (NetFront)|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio|
|Colors||Pink, Silver Moon, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue, Venus Ruby|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support; Wisepilot navigation|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.1|
|- Google maps|
- Facebook and Twitter apps
- YouTube and Picasa integration
- WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
- TrackID music recognition
- TV out (VGA resolution)
- QuickOffice document reader
- Gesture control
- Voice memo
|BATTERY||Standard battery, Li-Po 1200 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 5 h 20 min (3G)|
|MISC||SAR EU||1.04 W/kg (head)|