CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Visit manufacturer site for details. If you fancy grabbing yourself a decent smart phone without having to take out a second mortgage, cast your eye in the direction of the T-Mobile Vivacity. The Vivacity has taken design tips from the iconic iPhone, mimicking its black and silver rectangular body down to the finest details. Its innards though, are closer to another budget smart phone, the Orange San Francisco 2. It will set you back £90 on pay as you go.
While the Vivacity's appearance may ape the iPhone, it has the guts of the San Francisco 2 (which, confusingly, looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo), And when we say similar, we mean identical, as they were made to the same specification, Both the Vivacity and the San Francisco 2 were built by ZTE, Both are good, solid options for first-time smart phone buyers, Choosing between them could come down to something as superficial as design preference, T-Mobile's Android operating system skin is definitely prettier than the drab grey and tangerine-hued one that Orange has slapped on the San Francisco 2, new york wrap case for apple iphone x and xs - gold logo plate/saffiano rose quartz but the latter's handset design arguably has the edge over the Vivacity..
The Vivacity carries a decent enough 5-megapixel camera, as well as a front-facing 640x480-pixel resolution camera, which is perfect for video calls to rellies around the world using services like Skype. It comes packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which means you'll have access to all the apps on the Android Market. Day-to-day tasks are handled with aplomb, including playing YouTube clips on the vibrant 3.5-inch screen. If you're fond of the minimalist iPhone design but price is an issue, the Vivacity may well be the right phone for you. Of course, while it may look like the iPhone, an iPhone it is not. It won't provide you with the same power or functionality, but it will do the trick if you want to convince people that you've got a more expensive blower than you actually have. From a distance, at least.
The Vivacity design team quite clearly had a mood board full of Apple mobiles for inspiration when they set about creating this phone, You'd recognise the oblong shape, rounded new york wrap case for apple iphone x and xs - gold logo plate/saffiano rose quartz corners and flat sides anywhere, It even has the same lock/unlock button and silver rim running around the edge, As the Vivacity is constructed almost entirely from plastic, it doesn't have the same expensive feel or comforting weightiness that you get when cradling the glass and metal slab that is the iPhone 4S, That's to be expected as it's around £400 cheaper, The shiny black plastic is a magnet for fingerprints and the phone began to look grubby and smudged with minimal amounts of handling..
The phone feels sturdy enough, but take off the back panel and you'll see that the plastic casing is pretty thin and flimsy. There's little to no flex in the phone though, which is helped by the lack of physical buttons. There are four touch keys on the front of the phone, which provide standard Android handset controls -- home, back, search and options. On the side of the device is a volume rocker and on top is a 3.5mm jack, where you will inevitably plug in your own headphones rather than the naff-looking ones that come bundled with the phone. The front-facing camera perches next to the slim speaker grill.