T-Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.

Yesterday I got hold of the new T-Mobile Vivacity, which is a ZTE Crescent or Orange San Francisco in a different case. I thought I would give you a few first impressions and photos now and a slightly more in-depth review next week once I have really got to grips with it.

T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.

The T-Mobile Vivacity has a pretty basic specification, but I guess that is the point really. This type of device is what will captivate the minds of all of those clever hacker people and will attract “normal” people to buy them as well. The spec is as follows.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA
Announced2011, November
StatusAvailable. Released 2011, November
SIZEDimensions115 x 58 x 10.5 mm
Weight118 g
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen
Size480 x 800 pixels, 3.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Touch-sensitive controls
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYPhonebookPractically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call recordsPractically unlimited
Internal512 MB
Card slotmicroSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, with A2DP
Infrared portNo
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, LED flash
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GamesYes + downloadable
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
– SNS integration
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERYStandard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-byUp to 200 h
Talk timeUp to 4 h
MISCPrice groupT Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.

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Cheap, lightweight, reasonable spec for the price, 5.0mp camera with flash, front facing camera for video calls, micro sdhc card slot, capacitive soft touch buttons beneath the screen, gps, good custom rom developer following starting to grow already and lastly it is the full Google experience so all your contacts, calendar, email etc are synced across easily.


Plasticy, basic spec, small internal memory (128mb available for apps) and it is a little bit laggy between screens.

T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.


If you want a cheap second phone to hack the wotsits out of, then this is for you. If you want a cheap device to get to know how Android works, then this is for you. Overall I like it, at times my Samsung Galaxy S2 seems a little large and this is the ideal remedy to that. Once I have got a bigger memory card in it and installed some more apps I will be happy with it. And yes I know it looks very much like an iPhone.

For the review though we would like to cover what you guys would actually like to see. In the comments below leave your requests for what you want covering in the review and I will try my hardest to include it in the review.

T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.T Mobile Vivacity initial impressions.

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