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Sony Ericsson U8i

One-touch HD video with continuous auto focus. Slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging. Shoot. Show. Share.

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The Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro is almost identical to the Vivaz but has some key differences. First of, it features a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard for the texting crowd out there and second, it has a 5-megapixel camera, as opposed to 8MP. Fortunately, it has kept its ability to shoot HD resolution videos.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro U8i  is a GSM Unlock Quad Band Phone and it will work in any Area in the US and Anywhere else in the World with any sim card,Post Paid or PrePaid.

Package contents:

Sony U8i
Original Battery&Charger
USB Cable& Software CD
Stereo Headset

Work and play

Wherever you are, you have every aspect of your life with you. Read and send email. Surf and share. Stay connected and enjoy life.

HD video at a touch

How's life? Shoot it and publish it online in seconds. One press on the dedicated video key and you're ready to publish life where you are to the world. 

YouTube™ compatible

YouTube™ compatible

Watch your favourite clips over and over again. And when that funny moment you just caught on video deserves a wider audience, upload it for all to see. Your phone is fully YouTube™ compatible.

Touch UI

Touch UI

The touch user interface makes navigation truly intuitive - whether you're browsing the media menu, adjusting your camera settings or playing music.

Find the way - aGPS

Find the way - aGPS

You'll never get lost again. Your phone has built-in aGPS. Location-based services like Google Maps™ and Wayfinder help you find the way to your destination. Or add location info to your images - use the geo-tagging function.

Face detection

Face detection

Want the people in your photos to come out sharp and clear? With the Face detection function activated, the camera automatically finds - and focuses on - the face in your viewfinder.

Use your headphones

Use your headphones

Got a favourite pair of headphones? Connect them to your Vivaz™ pro through the 3.5 mm audio jack.

Comes with Facebook

Comes with Facebook

With Facebook integrated, your Vivaz™ pro makes it easy to stay social. You have your friends' status updates on your phone screen. And when you snap a photo, you can upload it straight to your Facebook page.

Anything on TV tonight?

Anything on TV tonight?

Your holiday snaps. The video from last weekend's birthday bash. Connect via TV out and voila - that big old screen in your living room just got interesting.

Drag, drop, enjoy - Media Go™

Drag, drop, enjoy - Media Go™

The perfect entertainment organiser - Media Go™ makes it easier than ever before to bring your media with you, wherever you go. Transfer your media files between your phone and PC via drag and drop. File conversion is hassle-free, too: Media Go™ automatically converts films and music files to give you the best possible quality.

Just tap your screen

Just tap your screen

Instant access to music, games and applications: just tap your screen and choose. The PlayNow™ service brings you unlimited entertainment - at the fastest possible speed with turbo 3G or Wi-Fi™.

Accelerometer - auto-rotate

Accelerometer - auto-rotate

Enjoy your pictures in portrait or landscape mode. To move between modes, simply rotate the phone and the picture follows.

In sync - Push email with ActiveSync™

In sync - Push email with ActiveSync™

Your phone keeps you in touch and in sync. Emails, Contacts and Calendar, fast and flexible synchronization according to your needs with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync™.

Empowered by QWERTY

Empowered by QWERTY

Prefer typing the keyboard way? With full QWERTY, your phone lets you handle your messaging the easy way.

Transfer your old phonebook to your new phone

Transfer your old phonebook to your new phone

By setting up your old phone to sync with Sony Ericsson, you can transfer Contacts, Calendar, Notes and Bookmarks from your old phone to your new one. (It works even if your old phone is of another make.) Sony Ericsson Sync also makes it possible for you to access and manage up-to-date information in your mobile phone from the Internet - anytime, anywhere with Sony Ericsson Sync.


Vivaz pro specifications

Size 109.0 x 52.0 x 15.0 mm
4.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 inches
Weight 117.0 g
4.1 oz
Screen 360x640 pixel
16,777,216 colour 16:9 nHD touchscreen (TFT)
Available colours White
Memory Phone memory 70MB
microSD™ (up to 32GB)

* Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration

Battery performance

Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configuration, and phone usage.

Networks Talk time
(up to)
Standby time
(up to)
Video call
(up to)
UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 5 hours 10 min 440 hours 2 hours 30 min
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 12 hours 30 min 430 hours x
UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100 5 hours 10 min 440 hours 2 hours 30 min


Touch focus

Touch the screen to set the focus area.

Camera - 5.1 megapixel

Capture and share special moments.

Send to web

Catch moments with your camera and send straight to your personal web site or blog.

Flash / light type - Photo light

When lighting conditions are poor, your picture can still be good.

Digital Zoom - up to 4x

Get close to your subject.

Auto focus

Automatic focus for optimal clarity.

Face detection

Your phone automatically sets the focus on the faces in your pictures.


Have your photo tagged with information on where it was taken.

Image stabiliser

Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.

Smile detection

Let the camera automatically snap the shot when your subject flashes a smile.

Video light

More light when shooting video.

Video recording

Record video clip



Record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist and album information sent to your phone in seconds.

Music tones - MP3, AAC

Use original artist recordings as ringtones.

Album art

Choose music by browsing CD album art or other images

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music from phone to headset over a wireless connection.

Media Player

An in-phone media player for music and video


Download music and games to your phone.


Pan & zoom

View web pages as you like - get a quick overview or zoom in on details.

Web browser - WebKit

Full Internet browser with support for standard protocols, images and video.


Quick access to your favourite Web sites.

Google™ search

Find what you’re after with the Google™ search function.

Web feeds

Get the news in your phone as it happens.



Media content in one place for fast and easy access.

3D games

Enjoy quality games with full color and depth.


Add extra applications and games to your phone.

Video streaming

Realtime video streaming, e.g. live cam

Video Clip

Video clip viewing and transfer to another phone or PC


View your favourite YouTube™ videos, or upload your own - access is easy via the YouTube™ application.

Radio - FM radio

Radio entertainment round the clock.


Micro USB connector

Connect to your PC and other devices.

USB support

PC to phone USB cable support

3.5 mm audio jack

Share your music via the extra jack. Use any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5 mm connector.


Use GPS-powered location-based services.

Bluetooth™ technology

Secure wireless connectivity for transferring items to other Bluetooth™ products up to a range of 10 meters.

DLNA Certified™

Connect wirelessly to other devices.

Google Maps™

Find your way to your destination.


GSM internet dial-up support


Send your images straight from your phone to a printer.


Keep phone contacts, calendar and organiser information synchronised with corresponding information in your computer.

TV out

Go for a bigger screen – connect the phone to a TV, projector or other device.

USB mass storage

Connect and move items between computer and phone.


Utilise high-speed Internet at Wi-Fi™ hotspots at airports and other facilities.

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation*

Get live instructions for how to find your way to your destination - and have fun en route.



Say it via chat-style text messaging.


Check your email inbox wherever you are.

Exchange ActiveSync®

Stay seamlessly synchronized with your Microsoft® Exchange email server.

Instant messaging

Online chat. On the move.

Picture messaging (MMS)

Colourful multimedia messaging.

Predictive text input

Fast and easy text messaging.

Sound recorder

Take voice notes or record a sound clip to send in a message.

Text messaging (SMS)

Send text greetings anywhere in the world.


Twitter™ - Application

Let the world know how you feel and what you think - say it with a tweet.

Video call - main camera

See who you’re talking to in realtime video.


Loudspeaker suitable for using the phone as an office handsfree

Vibrating Alert

The phone vibrates and you can feel when a call comes in

Facebook™ application

Stay in touch with your friends on Facebook™ through your phone.


Auto rotate

Switch from vertical to horizontal mode by rotating the phone. Whatever you're viewing will rotate to suit.

Picture wallpaper

Background picture on-screen when the phone is in standby mode

QWERTY keyboard

Easy typing with the full QWERTY keyboard.

Wallpaper animation

Stylish moving imagery onscreen.


Handwriting recognition

Write as you would with a pen. Your handwriting becomes digital text.


Intuitive navigation – just touch the screen.

Alarm clock

Set a time, and your phone will ring at that time


Built-in fully functional calculator


Fully functional calendar with day, week and month views and reminders

Document readers**

Read documents in popular formats.
**Free trial version included.

Flight mode

Disable the radio receivers and transmitters in your phone so you can safely use other functions.


Digital notes for things you need to remember.

Phone book

Store names and phone numbers

Symbian™ OS

Choose from thousands of useful applications to add to your phone.

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