Russia’s premier mobile reviewer Eldar Murtazin preview Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2.Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2’s model name is MT15i and code name is “Halon”.It will be guess that this new Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 is with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is going to happen at MWC next month……..
Sony Ericsson Xperia MT15i along with Arc represent a step in the right direction. For the first time in its history Sony Ericsson has developed and is about to launch truly cutting edge devices and the company has almost nothing to fear in the hardware department as well.MT15i can be called the successor to Vivaz, a phone well designed which nevertheless fell short mostly due to its OS deficiencies.Sony Vivaz 2 kept the same design philosophy with some changes, but received a significant hardware upgrade dumping S60 in favor of Android.Sony MT15i is probably exactly the opposite from the weight reduction made in Arc that makes it different from its predecessor X10.MT15i retains the same Glossy plastic used in most Sony Ericsson phones nowadays and it can be easily soiled and covered with fingerprints in no time.
The screen became bigger and was added in resolution courtesy of Android native support for higher resolution in comparison with S60. The protective glass seems to lack any special coating to keep the screen free from grease and fingerprints.Much like in Arc their arrangement has changed and the return key is now placed on the left side of the phone with the Menu and Options keys now residing in the right side and Home button remained in the middle.On the back of the device there is the phone main camera coupled with a LED flash.There is also the speaker on the bottom which could have been placed better.Sony Ericsson MT15i have 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7630 with Adreno 205 graphics.
Sony Ericsson MT15i got a feature that can really make a difference if compared to phones without “BRAVIA engine” when viewing pictures and videos.Given the result from the phone camera both in videos and pictures the improvement from “BRAVIA engine” is hardly impressive since the content it has in hand to process is far from impressive to begin with. When viewing content created with some other device or transferred to the phone this improvement can really be seen and it manages to produce colors and contrast better than the ones seen in S-LCDs without this “engine” .The second trap comes in Sony Ericsson commonly mistaken marketing strategy.This engine is directly compared to Samsung SUPER AMOLED technology.