Sony Ericsson Yari in the Test

The Sony Ericsson Yari is a very chic outfit on the runway – no matter whether the slider the dark robe as shown on the pictures wears or goes into a pop mix of white/red/grey at the start, the Sony Ericsson Yari attention draws almost magically on himself.

  1. Sony Ericsson Yari in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

But also the processing, the mix of smooth and matte surfaces, as well as the 2.4-inch display can convince no wonder. In addition, the phone is well balanced in the hand and can be operated with one hand very well.

Dealing with the Sony Ericsson Yari is initially somewhat acquired taste. However, this is not the good proprietary user interface, which differs only in small details from the version of the Sony Ericsson Aino, it’s the somewhat oddly shaped and positioned soft keys below the display.

From head to toe is set to play

The Sony Ericsson Yari is in his element when it comes to the topic of games. So the slider next to a simple stereo headset, data cable, and the PC software, which is stored directly on the phone, brings also a fold-out foot.

Positioned to go will also immediately, because the Sony Ericsson Yari dominated not only the game control via the integrated movement sensor (for “Nitro Street Racing” and “Bowling”), but also by means of gestures, as we know it from the Nintendo Wii console. To the mobile phone before the player is situated, with the front-facing camera registers the movements – for example, in “Tennis” and “Fitness”.

When the football hit, “FIFA 10” finally get the two modifier keys on the display use, integrating such as motion or gesture control depends on the game. Overall, the Sony Ericsson Yari offers the largest game enjoyment, which is so far possible with a mobile phone – the tester had a great fun trying out the ten preloaded games anyway.

In addition to his playful vein presents the Sony Ericsson Yari but otherwise lots of multimedia virtues. So, you can start around the usual good music player directly via a fixed Navi-key.

Thanks to the integrated GPS receiver and the offboard navigation ‘Wisepilot’, nothing in the way is also the route guidance with the Yari. This is joined by a 5-megapixel camera, which can shine with lush facilities including auto focus and photo light and good image quality.

Radio specialist with good endurance

The Sony Ericsson Yari sparks worldwide as a modern mobile phone with UMTS and quad tuner. The data Accelerator EDGE to join in the use of GSM and UMTS network HSDPA (downloads up to 7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (uploads up to 1.8 Mbit/s). The Bluetooth short-range radio provides quick contact with accessories, in contrast to the Sony Ericsson Aino, the Wi-Fi module is missing but the Yari.

The Sony Ericsson Yari in the laboratory showed that it has the radio standards very well as well as mastered using the precious energy reserves in the battery. The slider in the laboratory so delivered a good 18 days standby time and a typical endurance of more than six hours. GSM talk time is just under nine-hour on Chatterbox-grade level. To join the excellent acoustic values – so be it!

Conclusion

The Sony Ericsson Yari is far more than a game cell phone. The slider looks fine, scores with full facilities and did himself no weaknesses in the test or in the laboratory – are exactly the characteristics that distinguish a top all-rounder.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 53
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size 1 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 37 x 49
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 / 1.8
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection /
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 1000 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 6 / 3
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 5
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 640 x 480 / 24
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 11.
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner Wisepilot / K.a.. /.
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.4 / 0,690
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 18
typical endurance (hours) 6:17 am
Talk time D-network 8:32 am
Talk time E network 8:53 am
Talk time UMTS network 2:22
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 114
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 100 x 49 x 16
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (86)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 56
Endurance standby (35) 30
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (127)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 5
Display (25) 16
Connectivity (20) 15
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 13
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 7
Handling (max. 125) well (96)
Manageability (40) 34
User interface (60) 44
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) very good (75)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 28
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 15
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) well (384)
tested in connect 12/09

Rating

TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (86)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 56
Endurance standby (35) 30
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (127)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 5
Display (25) 16
Connectivity (20) 15
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 13
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 7
Handling (max. 125) well (96)
Manageability (40) 34
User interface (60) 44
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) very good (75)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 28
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 15
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) well (384)
tested in connect 12/09