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Sony Ericsson Yari U100i

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Sony Ericsson Yari review

Esato
2 April 2011
  • Excerpt: November 2009 By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen The Yari is a slider model with almost the same size as Nokia N85 and Sony Ericsson W760. Out first impression was: solid build quality using the right materials without the cheap plastic feeling. Yari reminds me of the W550, one of my favorite phone models. The upper part of the front is covered by glass while the bottom part where the buttons are located has smooth plastic navigation keys are.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Yari U100i Review

thinkdigit.com
27 May 2010
  • Summary: Sony Ericsson Yari is a feature rich mid-range multimedia mobile phone, targeted at mobile gaming enthusiasts and appeals as a decent multimedia phone, if price were not to be a constraint.
  • Pros: 5MP camera with auto focus & LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection & image stabilizer, Dedicated gaming keys above the display for motion & gesture based games, Attractive vertical slider keypad
  • Cons: Lacks support for Wi-Fi capability, Poor ergonomics - keypad layout lacks beveling and optimal spacing
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Yari Review

Bright Hub
20 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Are you a mobile gamer or a console gamer, what if you could be both with one device and make phone calls as well? Well you can with the Sony Yari. The Sony Ericsson Yari was specifically developed to be a great gaming phone which imitates such gaming...
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Sony Ericsson Yari Review

Softpedia
16 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Even though I have used the phone for about a week, I wasn't too impressed by its feel and performance. While some of its features are pretty nice, Sony Ericsson Yari is not that brilliant slider that I was expecting. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a good music phone, Yari is not going to disappoint you as it's one of the best.
  • Pros: Some of the best features of the phone are multimedia-related, but also regard the connectivity ones (such as HSDPA). I would list here excellent HSDPA functionality, GPS receiver with Google Maps, 5-megapixel camera, excellent audio quality, support for memory card, as well as gesture-based gaming.
  • Cons: The main problem of the phone is definitely the defective keypad, which makes even the dialing process annoying. I've also been disappointed by the fact that the dedicated game keys are not useful during gaming. Two more negative points of the phone are the slow moving gallery and the lack of a document viewer.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Yari U100i Review

thinkdigit.com
3 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo Wii has left many people impressed with its gesture gaming hook and left many more wondering if that kind of technology was possible on the mobile phone. Well, with the latest from Sony Ericsson, its latest Yari range of phones, you need wonder no more. Sony Ericsson has brought gesture gaming on the mobile platform. This, I believe is going to be the next big thing in mobile gaming in the year 2010.
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Sony Ericsson Yari review: Move to play

GSM Arena
2 February 2010
  • Conclusion: We were very excited about the Sony Ericsson Yari when we started the review. The camera-tracked gesture control combined with accelerometer action is a move in the right direction for gaming – just look at the sales of the Nintendo Wii compared to PlayStation 3 for example (and the Wii just uses an accelerometer-enabled controller, it can’t do the camera gesture trick).
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM support, Tri-band 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 1.8 Mbps support, 2.4” 16M-color display (240 x 320 pixels), 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, VGA video recording at 30fps, Gesture-based gaming, Accelerometer for automatic UI rotation and motion-based gaming, gaming keys, Built-in GPS receiver with optional WisePilot navigation, FM radio with RDS and TrackID, Bluetooth with A2DP and USB (Fast Port connector), Great audio quality, Stereo spea...
  • Cons: Signal reception issues (could be unit-specific), Uncomfortable soft keys and keypad, Camera produces bland, low-contrast photos, No standard USB and audio ports, Preinstalled gesture-based games not very impressive, So-called "gaming keys" don't have any actual use in games, Slow image gallery, No office document viewer, WisePilot software is a 30-day trial, downloads map data over the air
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Sony Ericsson Yari Review

MobilesTopic
21 June 2009
  • Conclusion: With Gesture gaming you move your body to play instead of pressing buttons on the phone, giving you a fun experience that even helps you keep fit.  If you’ve exhausted yourself with the games there are loads of other multimedia features to enjoy.  Snap your friends with the five megapixel camera or chill out to your favourite tunes with the state-of-the art music player”.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Yari U100i

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Sony brings gesture gaming to the mobile phone world.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Yari

MobileFoneReviews
20 August 2010
  • Conclusion: All the lovers of high end games, here is good news for you. Sony Ericsson Yari brings on immaculate features that the gamers would love. Entertainment is at its peak when the user gets hooked to the brilliant and engaging gaming facilities that the phone provides. There are keys dedicated especially for gaming that gives the users immaculate experience of 3D gaming.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson's latest mobile phone introduces gesture gaming

Good Gear Guide.au
11 August 2010
  • Pros: 5-megapixel camera, gesture gaming works reasonably well, excellent multimedia menu, microSD rather than M2 card slot, GPS
  • Cons: Awkwardly designed keypad, plastic look and feel, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no Wi-Fi, hard to sit upright the phone upright for games without the stand
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