Summary: I have always favored low-to-mid priced Sony Ericsson cellphones for their simplicity, easy but interesting camera features and good reception/sound quality, not to mention durability. Then the Vivaz came along and changed my mind about Sony Ericsson - or, rather, Sony Mobile Communications - cellphones. The phone boasts better than average reception and does not give way to the annoying "echo" or inaudible, spotty call content encountered with some cellphones.
Summary: i loved the phone BUT could not use when battery went low, would NOT charge so i returned it. I you can get your battery to charge it was a nice user friendy phone. I didnt want to learn a new phone but i guess i didnt have to learn everything after all.
Pros: The phone offers adequate phone quality for the caller and the receiver. As for physical features, its bluish-black color and slightly curved shape gives it a contemporary, stylish appearance.
Cons: Tiny keys do not easily respond to touch. Failure to clear the keypad from screen after placing a call results in poor call quality. Camera's "light" feature provides inadequate illumination for night photography.
Summary: I used this phone, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, one week. The battery was very poor. 1/2 day of normal use, and it was empty. This was a phone I expected much moore from, so I was very disappointed . Earlier I only used Sony Ericsson, but now it will only be Samsung.
Excerpt: the worst part of Vivaz U5 is that symbian system , maybe why its made for nokia phones , but there more : the touch screen accurate is not good , even after calibrate , the phonebook (contacts) sucks too, and something important, if you try to take a photo > 6megapixels with others applets running (such as facebook or twitter) the phone will freeze because of low memory and you need to restart it (grrr !) .
At Last! A Phone I Really Do Not Like. SE Vivaz U5a
15 September 2011
Summary: The Vivaz U5 is astoundingly difficult to work with. The touch screen frequently fails to register touches. This is frustrating and slows down any operation requiring sequential entry such as, oh, a phone number or text message or WiFi network key. I mention this first because apart from turning it on and off, turning the volume up and down and taking a photo everything is done via the touch screen.
Overall not a good phone for how much your paying.
12 December 2010
Summary: Ok for paying around 300-400$ for a phone, this phone really need more updates/attentions from SE. But its seem SE doesn't care once they have taken your money. They rarely releases new firmware to fix some bugs with the OS. There is lot of things I don't like about this phone, the interface of this phone is slow and very unresponsive. It was hard to get used too. My last phone was a SE K850 so I thought I would get another SE phone.