Sony Ericsson Vivaz RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Sony Vivaz vs RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Reasons to consider the Vivaz

3.5G, Nokia Symbian OS 9.4
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Touchscreen Has a touchscreen Resistive vs None Almost the same
Accelerometer Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Enables apps to detect when you're moving your phone for motion interactivity
App store Includes the Nokia Ovi Store Nokia Ovi Store vs None Almost the same
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 8.1 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with more than 4x more detail for larger prints
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 228 PPI vs 150 PPI More than 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 19x faster)
Talk time More talk time 13 hours vs 4.5 hours Around 3x more talk time per battery charge
Size Smaller 52×107×13 mm vs 60×109×14 mm More than 20% smaller
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 720 MHz vs Unknown, 512 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 40% faster)
Thickness Slightly thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm More than 10% thinner
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 640x360 vs 240x320 3x higher resolution screen
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.2"" vs 2.7"" More than 30% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 97 g vs 106 g Around 10% lighter
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Curve 8520

2.5G, RIM BlackBerry OS
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Wifi Slower wifi than average
802.11g (54 mbps)
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
VivazUnknown, 720 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520Unknown, 512 MHz


Sony Ericsson Vivaz RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Sony Ericsson Vivaz RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Sony Ericsson Vivaz RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520


Which phone do you like, and why?

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