Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson U8 Vivaz Pro
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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro Review
30 September 2013
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a little different. Even though it is largely sold as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone, it has real smartphone brains under the hood with its Symbian S60 5th edition operating system.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a phone that’s designed for the ‘power-user’ – there’s no other way to look at it given that it’s pretty much a Vivaz with a full QWERTY keyboard on the back.
Cons: Decent keyboard, Runs fast, multitasks well, Screen has very good viewing angles, Compact and lightweight, Audio quality (with decent earphones), No proximity sensor for screen lock during calls, Placement of lock button, Screen could be more responsive, Slide mechanism could be smoother, All-pla...
Summary: The ringtone volume is medium and you can miss a call if the phone is in your pocket, especially in winter. The same can be said about the vibro, which is not powerful enough to be noticed at all times. These drawbacks are predetermined by the model's size.
Summary: What is the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro? Simply put, it's a Sony Ericsson Vivaz armed with a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Despite the addition, the Vivaz Pro isn't that much thicker than the original, with just a 2.5mm increase in its profile.
Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro - Part Two: user experience and applications
All About Symbian
2 July 2010
Summary: In part one of our Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro review, David Gilson looked at the device's ergonomic hardware design and camera performance. This time, David examines the user experience of Sony Ericsson's implementation of S60 5th Edition and the Vivaz Pro's software suite, before pronouncing a verdict...
Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro - Part One: Hardware
All About Symbian
1 July 2010
Summary: David Gilson and I play tag team reviewer for our coverage of Sony Ericsson's Vivaz range. Having tackled the Vivaz, I hand over to David for the Vivaz Pro - in this, part 1 of a two part review special, he examines the Vivaz Pro's hardware in detail and runs it heavily for an intensive week of...
Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro: Loses 8MP camera, gets a keyboard - at Rs. 24,585
28 June 2010
Excerpt: : Those of you, who read our earlier review of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz , will find this review of the Vivaz Pro utterly pointless. Because after struggling for two weeks, we ended up concluding that, for all practical purposes, the 'pro' version has added only the physical QWERTY to the original...
Conclusion: The Vivaz Pro is a mixed bag. It has a very good keyboard, yet the standout feature turned out to be disappointing, even if it is slightly better than its twin. There are other similar and better Symbian options out there, the closest being the Nokia N97 Mini.
Excerpt: This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G. The American version supports AT&T's 3G network. Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro Release Date – Q2, 2010.
Pros: Shoots HD video, Great design - small, light, fits perfectly in the hand, Ergonomic keyboard
Cons: Expensive, Average low light performance of the camera, Popular, but aged OS, No kinetic scrolling in menus and built-in browser, No preinstalled games, Quickoffice and Wisepilot are trial versions
Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro review: HD gets a Pro flavor
4 June 2010
Conclusion: We’ve had plenty of positive things to say about the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro and some not so positive. In the end, it’s how the pros and cons balance. It looks like a simple trade-off: still camera downgraded, QWERTY keyboard added. But hey, keeping the compact size is quite an achievement.
Pros: 3.2" 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection, geotagging and touch focus, HD 720p video recording @ 24fps with continuous auto focus, Symbian OS 9.4 S60 5th, topped with a custom-brewed homescreen and med...
Cons: Camera downgraded from 8MP on the regular Vivaz, No camera lens protection, The S60 5th edition UI isn't the best in usability, No auto locking of the screen during a call, No DivX or XviD support out-of-the-box, No smart or voice dialing, No secondary videocalling camera