Vivaz is definitely my next phone !!!
What is not definite though... is the color .
Could anyone please share his/her view on how the silver and black version compare to each other?
My Vivaz has finally arrived, and I'm very happy with it so far. Looks great, feels solid even though it's plastic. The blue doesn't stand out as much against the silver as in the images, and I find that good.
Great display, good contrast and with 640x360 on 3.2" it's almost in "I can't believe it's not AMOLED" territory. I haven't had that much long-term experience with touchphones in general, but enough to think that the size difference compared to 3.5" isn't very noticeable in practical use. Also gives the device a compact size which I appreciate.
The interface is good in general. Biggest issue so foar is that in some instances (in the media browser in particular) it goes black for a moment too long when shifting the view from landscape to portrait. There's also a bit of "rubberbanding" when sliding through the photo album. Text input works well even with my thick fingers. There's a small stylus included – with a cap that can be attached to the lanyard eyelet or a key-holder – but it's very short so I found it hard to grip with the mentioned fingers.
Waiting for new carrier to activate my data plan, so I haven't tried online features that much. Most of them seem to do their job, and the browser is at least usable.
Video is great, and the stills are very nice as well. I'm an artist and was thinking of getting a compact camera with video so that I don't have to lug my dSLR around for spontaneous ideas and casual shots, but I think the Vivaz will fill that function well.
When it comes to playback I found the video great (within the limited selection of formats. A way to lock the auto-rotation would have been useful, though – it's a bit sensitive and can shift when you put the phone down. The sound is alright too – I've become a bit spoiled with an iAudio player, but I still find the music quality acceptable. An EQ would have been nice, though.
To conclude, I have to say I'm very happy with this phone so far.
Vivaz has a better battery than the Satio(1200mAh-1000mAh)-but Vivaz(in use!) what talk time,stand-by battery? 3 day?
sam, 16 Mar 2010 aren't you bothered that the screen of the vivaz is only 3.2" compared to your old sat... moreThey wanted the phone to be extra compact! The phone even weights really light. And the camera is located near the center so that it would be really easy capturing videos and not worry about covering the lens up. That's one of the reasons why I love this phone. Very compact and damn stylish!
Very snappy performance in menus.
Really fast access to photo and video modes. Photo's capture in well under half a second. Video takes a second to set up.
Image quality from camera is awesome, plain and simple, very low noise even in low light situations.
HD Video is pretty good too, the lack of any motion blur and jerkiness when moving the camera whilst recording is highly commendable!
Hotmail imports via the email settings which is very pleasing!
Internet browser is fairly limiting, I suggest getting mini opera 10 beta, which runs a real treat!
Really smart finish in black, looks more solid than the other colours somehow.
If you can't stomach an iPhone but fancy something similar and less "fluffy" then this is the device for you!
TQ, 15 Mar 2010i got rid of the satio way back and got the nokia x6 , but that didnt do for me. I gambeled on... more
aren't you bothered that the screen of the vivaz is
only 3.2" compared to your old satio 3.5"?
I wonder if sony ericsson intensionally makes the
screen of the vivaz smaller so people would still
buy the Satio and all their products will be
sellable depending on priority of needs.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2010VIVAZ does it have Li-Po 1200 mAh or 1000 mAh(confirmed!)?1200
is it possible to listen to internet radio on vivaz? Does it have default internet radio player or sth?
I want to know whether this phone comes with a 8gb memory card or a 2gb one. Because I have read some websites that say that this phone comes with a 2gb memory card. Also can you please tell me exactly how much this phone is in euros? And about how much will a 16gb memory card for this phone cost?
I want to ask you guys about the stylus... is there the stylus on the box with this phone?
vivas pro has scratch resistan, is this phone have to?
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2010If anyone finds the default browser too slow, maybe give Opera Mini a look, even found it very... morei got rid of the satio way back and got the nokia x6 , but that didnt do for me. I gambeled on the vivaz and it turned out to be a good choice. I think the 720 mhz and the vivaz has a better integration on the symbian core system. Overall it is a winner for me.
...i so love the phone, specially its design. Only its too expensive. Just can't afford
If anyone finds the default browser too slow, maybe give Opera Mini a look, even found it very fast on an old LG U990.
TQ, 15 Mar 2010For browsing only 2 can live to expectations, honeslty the browsing on the iPhone and the Noki... more
Have you tried the new firmware in the satio...
maybe it would solve the lag??
both satio and vivaz run on symbian core.. I wonder
if vavaz is faster because of the 720 Mhz processor
or better integration with symbian core
I wonder if you tried loading up the same page
with the iphone 3gs and see how vivaz measure
up in seconds...
SE 2010, 15 Mar 2010Guys I was just hearing some good music with the headphones with my X2, the sound is just incr... morei agree wid you,,, i've tried nokia, samsung,,, but SE sound quality is unbeatable,,, quitely brilliant :D