Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Yari U100i
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Sony Yari Review: In Depth
28 March 2014
Conclusion: We were pleasantly surprised by the Yari; it is actually quite nice to use, and the styling is much more mature than a lot of Sony Ericsson’s other efforts. Even after we wore out our arms playing the gesture-based games, the handset still managed to fulfill most of our needs.
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.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Yari's billboard feature is its gaming capability, but we think its gesture-based games will lead to more embarrassment than fun. There are still plenty of good on-board features, like a built-in Facebook app, but it's not as good-looking or talented as last year's Sony Ericsson...
Pros: Built-in Facebook and photo-sharing sites; huge selection of minor features; FM radio; numerous camera options; GPS.
Cons: Flat keyboard; small screen for gaming; gesture-controlled games are innovative but impractical; basic Web browser; crowded, poorly organised user interface; no Wi-Fi.
Sony Ericsson Yari U100i - 5MP, GPS & motion sensor games, under Rs.17,000
27 May 2010
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Yari (U100i) is primarily advertised as a multimedia and gaming phone and ships in three avatars: Achromatic Black, Cranberry White, Metal Rose. It is built with hard plastic, reinforced with a solid steel metallic border around the screen, making for a comfortable grip.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson U100, codenamed Yari, is one of the few handsets that doesn't belong to a certain class, such as Walkman or Cybershot, but that isn't a low-budget phone either. Its slider form factor, as well as the common look is definitely not putting it in the appealing class phones in terms of...
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 d...
Sony Ericsson Yari U100i - Wii like gaming on your phone for Rs 16,950
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.
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...
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 key...
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, ...
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.
Summary: The Yari is one of a number of new handsets with peculiar made-up names from Sony Ericsson (others include the Aino and Elm), this one goes for broke in an area which almost all mobile phones cover but few push to the front: Gaming. And, to be more precise about it, ‘gesture gaming’.