25 Apr 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz – the HD video phone

For a lot of people, a mobile phone is just for making and receiving calls and maybe sms. This is a shame considering the features packed into some of the new models which have been launched recently. One of them, the new Sony Ericsson Vivaz allows you to take high definition quality videos from your phone.


With an 8.1MP camera that can take 720p HD quality videos, the phone is clearly targeted at the few guys who love taking video clips using their phones. Features include the face detection with continuous autofocus. Users can then upload the clips directly to YouTube or Picasa via the Wi-Fi connection.

This Symbian phone has a 3.2" 16M-color touchscreen with 640 x 360 pixel resolution. Like most new smart phones in the market, the Vivaz also has GPS with A-GPS. This allows geo tagging of the pics.

On the downside, unlike the Satio (or my Sony-Ericsson K770i Cyber-shot) the phone doesn't have a front-facing camera and lacks a sliding cover for the camera as well.

Another unique feature of the phone is it's unique ergonomic grip designed to fit into the palm of users. Is that a first I wonder?

Another phone I am looking forward to trying out.

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