The Sony Ericsson Yari offers superb functionality within a slider phone

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The Sony Ericsson Yari is a handset which although stylish in looks is eminently functional. Its huge array of features encompasses every conceivable requirement from a mobile phone. All of its functionality is useful and works well within the confines of this phone. The handset measures 100 mm x 48 mm and it is 15 mm thick. It weighs 115 g which puts this phone into the lightweight category.

The emphasis on this phone is one of entertainment, as is testified by the impressive media playing capabilities. The inclusion of additional functions such as YouTube applications gives references to its aim of being a socially acceptable handset. The phone comes with an MP3/MP4 player which comes with TrackID music recognition, SenseMe and shake control, all of which provides an excellent means of entertainment. The inclusion of a stereo FM radio with RDS ensures that should downloaded music no longer be favoured, the opportunity to listen to local and national radio stations is also available.

Connectivity is provided by the GPRS, HSCSD, and EDGE. Internet access is fast and web browsing enjoyable. The Bluetooth and USB connections, both of which are version 2 provide the means to share files with suitably attired devices as well as uploading and downloading information and files via USB cable and a PC.

The Sony Ericsson Yari comes with a 5 mega pixel camera which offers, auto focus and LED flash, as well as face detection and an image stabiliser. The camera operates at 2492 x 1944 pixels and also provides geo-tagging. For those who prefer video, QVGA quality video at 30 frames per second is provided with this handset which also includes a built-in video light. A secondary camera provides the means to make and except video calls.

The phone comes with a 2.4 inch TFT colour screen, which is able to display 256,000 colours at a pixel size of 240 x 320 pixels. This ensures that images are shown in a vibrant and clear manner, whilst the addition of an accelerometer sensor provides the means for images to be automatically rotated to their correct aspect, dependent on the image and the orientation of the handset.

The Sony Yari is a comprehensive handset which offers a great deal of functionality within a simple yet eminently useable phone. With additional features such as a picture editor, organiser, voice memo and a series of games with gesture and motion gaining available, this handset offers excellent entertainment opportunities.

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