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Sony Ericsson Vivaz a

Announced
Jan 21, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 15, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.21 x 2.04 x 0.49 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (229 ppi)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is an Entertainment Unlimited smartphone running on the Symbian S60 operating system. What's interesting about it is that it's capable of recording HD videos. Other cool features that seem to be part of it are a 3.2-inch screen and an 8.1-megapixel camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian, S60 5th Edition
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 2.04 x 0.49 inches (107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.42 oz (97 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Other
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue, Red, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 229 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 50.95 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Recording format:
      • MPEG4, H.263
    • Features:
      • Video light, Continuous autofocus, Video calling

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 720 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.075 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (869 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.33 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 18.3 days (440 hours)
      the average is 21 days (503 h)

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA, TV-out
  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RealVideo 8, RealVideo 9, RealVideo 10
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash Lite, RSS, CSS, JavaScript
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1, CLDC 1.1
    • API:
      • JSR-75, JSR-82, JSR-118, JSR-120, JSR-135, JSR-139, JSR-172, JSR-177, JSR-179, JSR-184, JSR-205, JSR-211, JSR-226, JSR-234, JSR-248, JSR-256, Nokia UI Extension API
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, SyncML

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Jan 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 80

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 24 Jun 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880070 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.32 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Sony Ericsson U5a


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