Dont know why some here are laying hate. The Vivaz is a great phone, remember you MUST update the o/s as soon as you want to start using it, this is very important. First thing is to obviously insert the battery and sim (the micro mem card should already be factory installed) , then charge the phone, once done load the factory pre apps from the memory card, then go to the Sony website and UPDATE THE FIRMWARE!! Im finding most people that have trouble are still on old..really old firmware. The new stuff will solve your problem.
Alongside that remember theres Conversations ..say it via chat-style text messaging, one of my fav things, makes sms so easy.
These phone are still selling HUGE amount throughout the world. Hope this helps. Thank you for reading.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2011This phone is a real dissapointment as it cost me a decent amount of money and is a rather poo... moreyah ryt go for nokia brand its d best, i hve my nokia c7 nothing compares its d best....tnx nokia
plzz... help me guys... all of sudden some numbers have started clicking on the right hand upper corner near the battery indicator....
do any 1 know how 2 stop dat...
This is very bad phone bcoz camera quality is very poor & when it is use then heating problem occur.
very slow phone & totaly wast of money.
Hi, I have a problem with my Vivaz wich cannot start. When I switch it on the logo SE appears but cannot start, pleaz do you have a solution for this? Thx
This phone is a real dissapointment as it cost me a decent amount of money and is a rather poor phone in general, apart from the camera and video which is not that gr8 either. What is also pathetic is Sony Ericsson's lack of support for this phone and actually most of their phones released over the past 2 years, the vivaz received a few minor software updates which were good for nothing and fix nothing really at all. This phone is slow, touchscreen is poor, I've used and owned other resistive ts phones and this one is by far the worst and most frustrating, the amount of apps for this phone is extremely limited and alot of the cooler apps available for other symbian phones are not available for this one as it cant install qt mobility which is necessary for some of the better apps. Really dissapointed with this phone and with Sony Ericsson, dont think i'll buy a SE phone again!
Bought my phone in April. If I have used it for 1 week I am lucky. Had it for two days - would not start. Problems with the screen, battery, start up, and needed a software update before I could even use it.. Eventually got it back on monday - have had to charge the phone 3 times in one week. Dont know what the problem is, had 4 sonys before and no problems.
Everything on this phone is absolutely perfect, except one thing... The Symbian OS destroys perfection!
Rohan Chaggu, 06 Jun 2011worst camera clarity seen ever in mobile phone
my 2mp of 8520 blackberry is any time good co... morewhat.!? You probably didn't use the camera up close & personal for a long time to say (no offense) but i use vivaz & i can tell you other than the contrast issue & the weak flash it's a superb camera really.
I'm using it for 8 months now & the only downside i can find is the weak flash if only it was xenon+led like the samsung pixon 12 or at least dual led flash
Go easy on the vivaz it's a good phone i know it's not great or super but it's a device you'd be proud to own though it's not the top of it's class
generally, sony ericsson is a very good brand among the phone manufacturers, and vivas is one of the best phone among the ericsson family
I been using this phone far quite time its good phone i like the camera its too good..touch screen much better than any nokia phones...give try you will not disappoint....
JC, 06 Jun 2011Give a path to me?buy or not this mobile
l used it for one time
but i haven't clear idea abo... morei have it for 8 months now & i can tell what i don't like about it
1-for me i believe it's kinda small screen 2-the battery isn't bad but it could've been better 3-low volume either in the earphones or in the loudspeaker but you can avoid by using "powermp3" application which is for symbiam os only & buy another earphones cuz the one with the mobile's crappy 4-weak led flash for camera but not terrible though.
Other than these things it's light weighted,incredibly sexy looking.has continious auto-focus which's to me kinda annoying but that's just me & it's own user interface
If i'm thinking of changing it will be for small screen & average audio & finally the stupid symbian os but i used nokia my whole life that's why i'm weak when it comes to os.
If you're not bound by the symbian there are plenty of sony ericssons out there like xperia neo or experia arc and 10
Hope i helped