Sony Ericsson Yari

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4.9/10
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The Sony Ericsson Yari currently has an Informr score of 4.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

The Sony Ericsson Yari promises to be a rock 'em, sock 'em gaming handset that turns your body into a joystick and your phone into a Nintendo Wii. We'd rather not use the Yari's goofy motion-controlled gaming features, but there are plenty of other on-board treats to tempt us. Sony Ericsson never...

- Flora Graham, CNET
PhoneArena

If you are on the lookout for a cell phone that you intend to predominantly use for games, the Yari doesn´t stand out with anything in particular, but is a good all-rounder that would appeal to young people, especially given its affordable price.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Sony released the Ericsson Yari on May 29, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Ericsson Yari user manual here.


Sony backs up the Ericsson Yari with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.4"

The Sony Ericsson Yari's screen size is 2.4 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
60 MB

Internal memory is 60 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 19 days standby time, 600 minutes.

Ericsson Yari Specs

Overview
Release date May 29, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 60 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.69 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 600 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Achromatic Black, Cranberry White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.0 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm (3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 115 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Walkman player
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CNET

Gaming-focused slider phone

from CNET

The Sony Ericsson Yari promises to be a rock 'em, sock 'em gaming handset that turns your body into a joystick and your phone into a Nintendo Wii. We'd rather not use the Yari's goofy motion-controlled gaming features, but there are plenty of other on-board treats to tempt us.

Sony Erics...More

The Sony Ericsson Yari promises to be a rock 'em, sock 'em gaming handset that turns your body into a joystick and your phone into a Nintendo Wii. We'd rather not use the Yari's goofy motion-controlled gaming features, but there are plenty of other on-board treats to tempt us.

Sony Ericsson never skimps on features, preferring to throw in everything but the kitchen sink, even if you'll never use most of it. The Yari is no exception, offering a bulging goody bag, including an FM radio, a step counter and TrackID, which identifies music based on a short recording.

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PhoneArena

Likeable slider with cool design and proper functionality

from PhoneArena

The Sony Ericsson Yari delivers decent in-call quality. Voices sounded somewhat unclear and unreal on our end of the line, but were loud enough. As a whole, we didn’t have any problems understanding our callers. They didn’t happen to have any major gripes either, but said they’ve heard much better and rated us 7/10.

Similarly to most Sony Ericsson feature phones, the Yari is equipped with quite a robust battery that provides about 10 hours of continuous calls (over 2G networks) and up to 19 days in standby.

As a whole, the Sony Ericsson Yari is a likeable slider with cool design and proper functionality. The games it comes with are decent, but by no means superior to what´s available for rivalling handsets. Owners of Nokia cell phones with support for N-Gage (Nokia N81, N85, 5320 XpressMusic etc) can get similar titles easily and the portal allows for downloads of trial versions, something that´s not possible with PlayNow Arena. The iPhone is another cup of tea and light years ahead – much better graphics, more complex games and smashing diversity at AppStore. If you are on the lookout for a cell phone that you intend to predominantly use for games, the Yari doesn´t stand out with anything in particular, but is a good all-rounder that would appeal to young people, especially given its affordable price....

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The Sony Ericsson Yari delivers decent in-call quality. Voices sounded somewhat unclear and unreal on our end of the line, but were loud enough. As a whole, we didn’t have any problems understanding our callers. They didn’t happen to have any major gripes either, but said they’ve heard much better and rated us 7/10.

Similarly to most Sony Ericsson feature phones, the Yari is equipped with quite a robust battery that provides about 10 hours of continuous calls (over 2G networks) and up to 19 days in standby.

As a whole, the Sony Ericsson Yari is a likeable slider with cool design and proper functionality. The games it comes with are decent, but by no means superior to what´s available for rivalling handsets. Owners of Nokia cell phones with support for N-Gage (Nokia N81, N85, 5320 XpressMusic etc) can get similar titles easily and the portal allows for downloads of trial versions, something that´s not possible with PlayNow Arena. The iPhone is another cup of tea and light years ahead – much better graphics, more complex games and smashing diversity at AppStore. If you are on the lookout for a cell phone that you intend to predominantly use for games, the Yari doesn´t stand out with anything in particular, but is a good all-rounder that would appeal to young people, especially given its affordable price.

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