I've had the phone for over a month and there are pros and cons to it.
On the good side:
1. The phone looks great. Very sleek, stylish and thin enough. The UI looks great too.
2. The video player is good and remembers exactly where you paused watching a video even if you play a different video after.
3. The touch screen has good responsiveness for a resistive.
4. The camera takes excellent outdoor pictures during the day.
On the bad side:
1. Although the camera is good for outdoors in the day, it's bad for indoors. The pictures turn out very noisy and the colours become less accurate. And forget about nighttime shots. The flash is not strong enough and raising the iso setting makes the pics so noisy that it's unusable.
2. The loud speakers are not loud enough. How ironic.
3. The phone has a mixture of kinetic scrolling and bar scrolling depending on the menu you're in. Not only is this illogical but HIGHLY annoying. They should just stick to kinetic.(Do you know know how hard it is the scroll through my 300+ contacts!!!)
4. No preinstalled music equalizer?! Really?! You have to be kidding me.
I hope this helps someone.
No one has been listening to the genuine complaints made by the people who have paid over the top prices for what is a phone that is not FIT FOR PURPOSE. Sony Ericsson should be made to RECALL all the phones, repair them and compensate the owners. In America there would have already been a Class Action against both Sony Ericsson and the Mobile companies. Strange enough the Vivaz was not on sale in the USA and Canada last year when it was released on the British market.
is this phone good? I just can't really decide what phone should I buy, any suggestions?
Cambodia, 20 Mar 2011Hi all fans. Can someone tell me this phone can install an English dictionary like Nokia N97? ... moreI believe it can be done. I butchered Ovi Maps to get it to work on my vivaz, had to do all sorts of programming changes and more I cant even remember all of it anymore.I used instructions from someone online as im no programmer and it worked. Google it is all I can say. There is always someone else with the same idea and who knows whats going on.
Y, 21 Mar 2011I bought this new SE vivaz 1 month ago,i found that 3G has not preview the front face but only... moreYour Wi-Fi settings probably have one item which is set incorrect to the general area or country where you are. Play around with those and see what happens.
Mine didnt work 1st time out the box and had to mess around with it a for a bit to get it going.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2011please help me which one is really better the Xperia X8 or Vivaz or the samsung galaxy ace...V... moreSE were still mulling on the idea of switching to Android when the Vivax was conceived. As far as i can understand they seem to be adopting Android going forward. Which is good in my opinion. Changing from Symbian to Android on the vivaz, I wouldnt say impossible but nearly I would guess. hardware has to match on many different levels and I wouldnt try it. Rather get a phone that was designed to use Android from the start.
please help me which one is really better the Xperia X8 or Vivaz or the samsung galaxy ace...Vivaz luks gud but how come it has no android??? can be the symbian upgraded into android froyo?? hope you guys could help me in this case thank you so much ^^
i am thinking if all people here who made their comments are actually vivaz users or just sony ericsson haters.
I bought this new SE vivaz 1 month ago,i found that 3G has not preview the front face but only the back.Why?It's also difficult to connect wifi,I always failed to online no matter where cafe i went.Why?How to download software like chinese input,dictionery,GPS,games etc?Why my one always shown SIM memory full at top there?All my data save in phone memory but not card?I totally can't transfer my old memory date to new memory card?Please advice!thanks so much
all VIVAZs have problematic clock it slows down and freezes some times just google "vivaz clock" u will know
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck SE it showes that they havent test it even for one they before shipping it fuuuuuuuuuuck them all It's price for me was too high this is really rubbery
someone please legally complaint aganist SE pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase
they must pay for making such shit and decieving pepole
Hi all fans. Can someone tell me this phone can install an English dictionary like Nokia N97? its spec say it has Symbian V.5 like that of N97, so i need to make it clear before having it.
Thanks in advance yr help. Buddha bless you
it would be great if sonyericsson team works on upgrading our precious vivaz to symbina^3 or android it would make this phone the super star :D:D:D
i hope they can upgrade it to these softwares because symbians60v5 is a shit really
Tfathy, 06 Mar 2011my vivaz keeps picking uo coins , it has a powerfull magnatic field on the back , does any one... moreI take it you dont know that all speakers have magnets in them to work. From Large HI-fi speakers
to micro ones. If you dont believe me check to see where the sound comes out the side of the phone and thats where the magnetic field is.
Ahmed Medhat, 11 Mar 2011this phone is awesome camera is very good signal is very good touch is good enough but there i... moreCheck that you have no appliactions running in the backround by pressing and holding the middle key. If you leave something running like google maps like I once did. Ran my battery dead in 3 hours from full charge.
mhel..rizal, 15 Mar 2011is a 2Gb or 8Gb card is included in the packaging of vivaz? Hoping for your answer8 gb is in the pacage