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Sony Ericsson Vivaz a vs Sony Ericsson W518a

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz a Remove phone

Posted: 20 Jan 2010
Market Status: Released
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Sony Ericsson W518a Remove phone

Posted: 04 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSSymbian S60 5th Edition  
Dimensions4.21 x 2.04 x 0.49 inches (107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm)3.68 x 1.97 x 0.55 inches (93.5 x 50 x 14 mm) 
Weight3.42 oz (97 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.46 oz (98 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches2.2 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 pixels240 x 320 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 ppi182 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 216262 144 
TouchscreenYes  
FeaturesLight sensor  
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

 OLED 
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

 128 x 36 pixels 
Physical Size 1.10 inches 
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)Yes 
FeaturesVideo light, Continuous autofocus, Video callingVideo sharing 
Front-facing camera Yes 
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 storage0.075 GB0.1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBMemory Stick Micro (M2) 
Battery
Talk time13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.33 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
  
Video call time2.50 hours  
Capacity1200 mAh920 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition  
RadioFMFM, RDS 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s 
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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device  
OtherTV-Out, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, SyncMLComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced21 Jan 201015 Jul 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 80  

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