Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Yari U100i
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Sony Ericsson Yari review
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.
Sony Ericsson Yari – gesture-controlled gaming for a bargain price
22 April 2010
Excerpt: In this Sony Ericsson Yari review, I’m going to highlight the features that really make Sony Ericsson’s mid-range gaming phone stand out from the crowd. Normally this is quite difficult for a mid-range phone as the price tends to keep the features and novelties down to a minimum, but with the Yari, Sony Ericsson have achieved it. In particular, they’ve made the Yari a gaming phone – and not just any gaming phone, but one that thinks it’s a Nintendo Wii!
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...
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.
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
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”.