I have never experienced the problem of signal reception. I think gsm arena is biased toward Sony Ericsson.
ronin, 02 Feb 2010to be honest this phone rocks .solid and great build quality .nice features(camera,musicplay... moreGSMArena ! don't undrstand why biased with excellent yar. I am using yari since first january, no signal reception, best sound quality, beautifull looks, install more games so you can know what game keys are used for? no point towards music during call etc, first they were not ready for a review but a high emphasize from visitors they did it but biasness on the every page. when revieving a fone think are many others out there who use the same fone. sure it will decrease some sales, but what about visitors perception about your website.
don't look at SE Yari as the new hope for SE, look at it as the new line of product.
after SE drop the C and W series they wanted to let the public new about SE new strategy, so consider SE Yari as the result from the new strategy not SE saver.
Hazel, Elm, Aspen, Vivaz & X10 can be considering as Hot phones that can be magnet to the consumers along with X2, Satio and Aino.
SE taking new direction, they need time to walk stable in the Market
Best Wishes for SE
It doesn not have signal reception problem. As far as I have felt in India. I guess there is a problem with the mobile network that GSMArena is using. Audio quality is best.
The game buttom work on preinstalled fifa 10.
Check everything before starts reviewing.
You've even not mentioning music call feature and message tagging.
The fastport instead of 3.5mm audio jack is a deal breaker. At least unlike the SE X2 it has a FM radio. For the money and because of the lack of 3.5mm jack the Yari is inferior to offerings from Nokia, Samung,LG and even Motorola.
i thought this phone is gonna be a spectacular device... anyway, i just wished that the GSMArena team has made a review on this a little bit earlier (if the review was released on Christmas time, or just at the same time the Satio and Aino -- more users will explore the Yari more)
anyway, in my opinion, more prospective phone buyers consult first to this site prior to the purchase -- so come to think of it -- GSMArena's view is critical. i wish that for the coming phones - Aspen, Elm, Hazel, even the mouth-watering X10 - they would give us, the viewers of this site - a more comprehensive and complete review.
to be honest this phone rocks
.solid and great build quality
.what else do you need to care about?
and about the signal reception issue you've mentioned:i don't think if there's gona be a major problem(i have to test iit myself,sorry but GsmArena has been so biased lately!just read the x2 review)
and i'm sure it will be far better than my X1i which has signal reception issues.
i don't think i would buy one for myself but i would recomend it to everyone who wants to buy a new phone.(may be i would just get married to buy one for my wife! :) especially that pink one )
all the best
I thought to review new phones is the best job in this world but I guess if you have to review these it sure gets tiring.
Dear gsm arena before you tell about reception please try another device because i dont have any problem with that. And about gaming button: they work great with tenchu, overtaker 3d, free flight, and nes emulator so dont tell its dont work just install other games and try