Chris, 15 Apr 2010Hi everyone. I have seen some reviews on mobile websites, as well as many of your posts and co... morechris.....i read your comments yesterday!! i thought for a while before i did a reply to think about what you said...you are right...one must be subjective....i got the vivaz ,,my previous phone was an e71(which i belive is 1 of the best phones ever made)...i should have upgraded to an e72..it was what suited me perfectly....i have been compairing the vivaz to my e series,,and that isnt fair..two to completly different phones.....i have put my vivaz in for a update,,ill post an objective comment when i get it back latter today........the repairer did tell me however that many vivaz owners are complaining about a sharp edge on the screen,,.from left to right,,he belives it might be a manufacture fault????
Chris, 15 Apr 2010Hello again, everyone. I am glad that there are intelligent, mature and like-minded individual... moreR u sure 700mhz cpu on the Vivaz is the fastest ? The last I checked , Omnia HD is running on 800mhz
Men SE Vivaz has a 8.1Mp camera, and the videos is in HD format!!! Yeah!
angelo, 15 Apr 2010Thanks again CHRIS & SY
At least i've been trying it in a mobile shop. This time it had... moreThis lag will probable be fixed with the SW update.
Which reminds me, is there such a thing already ?
Thanks again CHRIS & SY
At least i've been trying it in a mobile shop. This time it had battery and was turned on!! XD XD
Again, size is great. But....something has gone wrong. It has some lag, 2 seconds, in the main menu. There are 3 buttons, ok?, so when you touch the one in the middle, there is a lag of 2 seconds in appearing the main menu, and when you touch the "exit" in touchscreen, again, 2 seconds lag in exit from menu.
But there is something rare. The others menus were normal, without lag. I mean, main menu screen adjusts or main menu contacts, camera... I don't know if it happens always or this was a bad unit (hope that). Does this thing happen on your phones???
The rest i tested was good. Accelerometer, video, sms, screen sensitive...Could not make calls or surfing web, cause it wasn't my sim card. XD XD. But because of the lag i mentioned, i had a little bad impression. I will try to test it in another shop.
And about the GPS, i had Sygic and Nokia Maps in 5800, would these programs work on Vivaz?
Hey guys...i bought this phone on pay as u go with o2 and im having trouble downloading msn and skype....i tried about 10 diferent downloads but none is good..does anyone know where i can get downloads for my vivaz skype and msn?????????
Chris, 15 Apr 2010Hello again, everyone. I am glad that there are intelligent, mature and like-minded individual... moreThanks for the update on your earlier post.
Question! How much is the price of Vivaz in Singapore?
Thanks In Advance...
Hello again, everyone. I am glad that there are intelligent, mature and like-minded individuals around. :D Now, to answer your questions.
1) Sunlight legibility is good on my Vivaz - I just set the sensor under the display settings to maximum, and I can use the menu, sms and surf the net UNDER the afternoon sun (trust me, it is very, very bright in Singapore, not to mention hot). I have a strong feeling that most users do not know about this setting, as the default setting of medium is reasonably too dark for normal usage.
2) I do not use the pre-installed WisePilot, as I am more used to Google Maps (used it while en route to a friend's home, and it was fantastic). I understand that WisePilot is top of the line with a really good and smooth interface (used it once) but it is on trial.
3) As for preference, both have their pros and cons; I love the Vivaz for its sleek design and compact size and weight (the lightest phone I've ever held so far), as well as the fact that it is running on golden sample CPUs at over 700mhz, the fastest ever on a Symbian handset. I love the Satio because of its Xenon flash (megapixel count is not a factor unless it is 4 times more eg a 2 megapixel sensor vs an 8 megapixel one), though the Satio is running on a slower CPU and is indeed larger and heavier. While we're on the subject of size and weight, I have noticed some supposedly professional websites slam this phone because of its weight, stating that "the weight makes the Vivaz feel like a cheap phone rather than a mid to high end one". I dare say that the reviewer has the IQ of Coke can: if a phone is designed to be small and compact, then it should, for all intents and purposes be LIGHT as well. And unless they invent an alloy lighter than duralumin or aluminum, the ONLY way to manufacture a lighter phone is to use a light-weight material other than paper or balsa wood. Last time I checked, a suitable material would be the one commonly known as PLASTIC.
As I had noted in my review of the Vivaz regarding touchscreen responsiveness, I did switch off the touchscreen vibration and it did feel close to having a capacitive panel. Another user in this forum did concur after doing the same. Perhaps there is a relation between the time it takes to press the screen, the time it takes for the phone to vibrate at each press, and the response of the press (everything with a CPU does utilize a cycle of some sort, but I am no engineer).
As for battery life, I concur with Bruc3; I use my bluetooth connection with my headset (Sony Ericsson MW600) to listen to my music and make calls, as well as surf the net (using Wi-fi and GPRS), sms and take pictures, and it lasts me for about nearly two days at worst and 3 days at best with normal usage.
Hope this helps any of you here in your purchasing decision. And don't worry about your English, angelo; I am aware that this forum consists of individuals from all over the world whose native tongue may not be the English language! ;)
angelo, 15 Apr 2010Thanks: SY, OKP, CHRIS
We need neutral opinions in this forum like yours. That's what is re... moreGlad to help out earlier, I'd give these q's a go since I've got some time haha:
1. What about sunlight legibility?
Its not as clear as some other phones, but personally had no problems reading stuff from the screen.
2. GPS? What program do u use?
Theres GoogleMaps and Wisepilot (trial version if i'm not wrong). Rarely use it but GoogleMaps should be decent for any normal purposes.
3. Which one do u prefer Vivaz or Satio?
You can look up the specs, but remember people initially complained alot about Satio before all the firmware updates. Make of that what you will I s'pose.
Also if you were good with the 5800's resistive, you're gonna love the one on Vivaz.
everyone should just continue bashing this phone so that sony ericsson will be force to lower the price and that way i can afford to buy it.
Another posiive point !
On SonyEricsson website they mentioned it support upto 32GB not 16GB as it mentioned here
I think it is a new firmware
Chris, 15 Apr 2010Hi everyone. I have seen some reviews on mobile websites, as well as many of your posts and co... moreWow I could not agree with u more. You are absolutely right that certain websites do lil more than brand bashing and end up sideling a gr8 product if not the best in terms of UI involved. I am planning to purchase the satio/vivaz. The only hitch with vivaz being the lack of a lens cover and everything else seems fine. I have been using the nokia 5800 for past couple of months and yes the interface is not that slick as perhaps as the iphone but it has evething!
Bruc3, 15 Apr 2010Phone battery lasts generally for about 2-3 days, with the occasional text messages and talkin... moreHehe,
so under bright light, you cannot see the screen, but you can take great photos.
Under darkness however, you can see the screen, but cannot take decent pictures.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2010Could you tell me how long the battery lasts? Thank you!Phone battery lasts generally for about 2-3 days, with the occasional text messages and talking.
I dont really use it for games or internet though.
The screen is very poor under sunlight, but it is a bit better than my old phone the SE W910i.
Thanks: SY, OKP, CHRIS
We need neutral opinions in this forum like yours. That's what is really going to help ourselves.
As said before, I don't mind brands. Just like phones. I've had a SE k550i and after it i bought a 5800. Now i have sold both and this is the reason: k550 had a excellent camera (only 2 mp but was really amazing) and a great size but was not a smartphone. And 5800 had a not so good camera and size that didn't like so much but love all features and big screen. So that's because i sold them and now i want to buy one that could "mix" both phones. Size, camera and smartphone. I think i've found it with this Vivaz, but will not buy it if opinions aren't good.
What i miss in this phone it's a lens cover (as k550 had) and a dual led (as 5800 had) but everything is not possible. XD XD XD
CHRIS could u answer me some questions?
1. What about sunlight legibility?
2. GPS? What program do u use?
3. Which one do u prefer Vivaz or Satio?
I agree with you about sound of mobiles. I make the same use as you. And about touchscreens, as said before, 5800's resistive was perfect for me and if Vivaz screen is as good as 5800's one will be great.
Thanks for answering and sorry if my english is not so good.
Hi everyone. I have seen some reviews on mobile websites, as well as many of your posts and comments.
While it is true that everyone of us is entitled to our opinions, we must be careful not to be blindly subjective here; I believe at the end of the day, we should all be more objective than not. I have seen so many sites criticize a model or a brand over another, and the bias couldn't be more obvious.
I have used Samsung's Pixon12, and SE's Satio and Vivaz (I personally owned the Pixon and Vivaz). All have resistive touchscreens and all functioned well enough, with the response always being excellent.
The camera's for the Pixon and Satio have been top-notch, in both day and night shots, indoors and out. I posted my take some time ago on the Vivaz after using it for two weeks, and just to reiterate my findings for those who missed out on my review: the camera is near-perfect in daytime or well-lit environments. Colors were natural, not washed out and the lines and contrast were good. Night shots out doors is just as good, surprisingly. The only issue is when it comes to indoor night shots - the quality certainly could have been better as the noise is too much and the led flash doesn't function in bursts, but I understand such issues could be fixed by firmware updates with better image processing algorithms and a different flash function. While the audio quality of the speakers could have been better, it is more than excellent with in-ear headphones. I personally do not use the speakers for ANY phone, as it is plainly inconsiderate to do so in any public area, and if I am at home, I have my PC and hi-fi system to indulge in. My stereo bluetooth headset with in-ear headphones are more than enough to indulge in my mp3s.
It astounds me that some individuals in this forum are petty to the extent of bickering over which phone is better. The iPhone has a top of the line user interface with a huge library of applications, but that's about it. Last time I checked, it doesn't have a decent camera, by today's standards. Any S60v5 handset has got everything the iPhone has and more, MINUS a solid UI, which is indeed a drawback, but this can be fixed with 3rd-party apps like vMenu or the upcoming SPBShell.
It astounds me even more when supposedly professional mobile review websites have a deep-seated bias against phones other than a Nokia or an iPhone.
Like I said: we should be objective more than subjective and look at the technology used AND the way it is implemented i.e. capacitive vs resistive panels. Having such a mindset would give us consumers power over monopolies which thrive on blind consumerism and loyalty.
I bid you all well. :D
I have it for a week....i read so many negative comment..and i think thats a fake comment that have this phone...Vivaz is very good and beautiful powerfull phone..small and awesome..battery life is amazing, video just wow, design is superb...this is my super phone...trust me...i choose vivaz better than nokia x6..