Subject to a recent UK TV Advertising campaign, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz has proven to be a popular handset since its release in March 2010. It is easy to see the appeal of this attractive Smartphone with impressive features such as and 8 mega pixel digital camera, fast Internet access and heaps of internal storage.
The Vivaz measures 107x 51.7x 12.5 mm and weighs at at just 97 g. Its appearance is minimalistic and sophisticated with the fascia dominated by the touch screen with just three options below this.
In order to connect to cellular networks, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz utilizes class 10 versions of EDGE & GPRS. Access to the Internet is provided via an HSDPA connection at speeds of up to 10.2 mega bytes per second in areas covered by 3G. A faster Internet connection can be attained however, thanks to Wi-Fi Technology which detects the signals provided by local wireless Internet routers and utilizes these to provide an enhanced browsing experience. Both Bluetooth and micro USB connections are provided as standard which offer methods of connecting to compatible hardware devices such as other phones and computers.
The 3.2 inch TFT resistive touch screen if utilizes pixel layout of 360x 640 pixels to display up to 16M colors resulting in superb display of on screen imaging making the Sony Ericsson Vivaz perfect for viewing video files and photos.
A long list of features makes the Sony Ericsson Vivaz a very versatile handset for everyday use and offers appealing to a wide range of different users. Social networkers are catered for with dedicated applications offering direct access to Facebook and twitter along with other websites such as YouTube and Picasa. The internal media player supports most of the common file formats of both music and video files while a stereo FM radio player and a number of pre-installed games (along with access to a library of downloadable games) offer additional entertainment options. GPS with A-GPS support allows a number of different applications to function such as Google maps and geo-tagging.
One of the most impressive hardware features of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the stunning eight mega pixel digital camera. Operating at a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448 pixels, the resulting images have to be seen to be believed. A number of image enhancing features are provided as standard which simplify the task of taking quality photos. These include Autofocus, touch focus face & smile detection and LED flash. The camera can also shoot video in high definition in 720p quality at a rate of 24 frames per second and features continuous Autofocus and a video light meaning quality footage can still be shot even in low lighting conditions.
The winning combination of impressive hardware and appealing technical specifications means that the popularity of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz looks set to continue for quite some time.