Sony Ericsson Satio - Thoroughly

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At the past Mobile World CongressSony Ericssonshowed a terminal with photos then called  Sony Ericsson Idou . Now, the Japanese company has officially unveiled the device, which has been renamed the Sony Ericsson Satio .

Apart from 12.1 megapixel camera, the Satio is a heavyweight with 3G HSDPA connection , a generous touchscreen 3.5 inch and multimedia functions. Against him? It does not have a standard headphone connection (it only works with special Sony headphones ) and is accompanied by an insufficient battery to last a full day (when using the phone's features)

If we want to catch the bull by the horns, it is inevitable to start talking about the Satio through its integrated camera . A 12.1 megapixel monster (4000x3000 pixels in each photo) with intuitive touch focus, image stabilization, Xenon flash, and face and smile detection . The zoom , only digital of 12x . Only interesting for those who do not use photo retouching programs on the computer. It is true that, for these types of users, the fact that the output resolution is high makes the grain less noticeable . The camera also records video, for which it has asecondary lamp because one of the characteristics of Xenon flashes is precisely that, although they give more light, they cannot stay lit. What the photographic mobile does not have is quality optics. This limits the good news of resolution, and that is, the quality of photos without good optics suffer, especially when we take them in poorly lit environments.

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Tactil phone

More than megapixels, which are outrageous, the camera stands out for its performance and software features . Touch focus means that we can manipulate zoom and focus simply by touching the screen. In addition, we can geolocate the photos or send them to our blog or image feed with just a couple of clicks . The ease of use of the camera extends to the rest of the mobile applications, distributed through five drop-down and configurable panels . The terminal has installed the Symbian S60 operating system in its fifth edition, a reliable and easy-to-use operating system.

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Multimedia and controls

Externally, the front of the Satio is practically covered by the screen , a 3.5-inch screen with 360 × 640 resolution, 16: 9 format and 16 million colors . The screen format and its resolution explain the TV-out connector that would allow the phone to connect to a television to play video or music, both tasks that it does with complete ease. There is only room around the screen for the secondary VGA camera for video calls and the on-hook and off-hook buttons. The sides if they have more controls such as volume, the camera shutter or the lock. However, most functions are handled from the screen. The SatioIt measures 112 x 55 x 13.3 mm and weighs 126 grams.

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The connections section is a strong point of the phone. Besides HSDPA / HSUPA at 7.2 Mb / s , the terminal also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, DLNA and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP . It even has some secondary connections like the Pictbridge environment to send photos directly to the printer. It is not yet known which operators will adopt the Satio or what data rates will be attached to it, but it seems clear that it is a phone designed to always be connected to the internet. It allows video streaming and has pre-installed access to YouTube, Facebook or Google Maps . Regarding the latter, the Satio also integrates A-GPS so we can use it as a browser.

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Batteries and storage

The device's battery is only 1,000 mAh . Sony has not offered details about its autonomy , but it looks like this is one of their Achilles heels . It is enough to analyze the screen size and the performance to see that a battery of this capacity falls short.

The storage can be done in its meager 128 Mb of internal memory or in MicroSD cards of up to 32 Gb . The phone, in fact, will come with an 8Gb included in the box .

The icing on the cake is a plethora of extras including FM Radio with RDS or gesture control . The new Sony Ericsson flagship will go on sale the fourth quarter of the year in white, black and burgundy .

The best

Aside from the camera and screen , the Sony Ericsson Satio is one of those feature-rich phones and enough "toys" inside to keep us busy for months just learning to handle everything.

It can improve

The point against is the battery, of whose autonomy nothing is officially known. However, all mobile phones with these features and screen size that carry a battery of only 1,000 mAh . they end up working less than a full day when we use them. It seems incredible that this detail has not been taken into account. There is also no sign of a universal 3.5mm audio jack. That is, we can only plug in headphones that are official Sony.

Data sheet



Dimensions112 x 55 x 13.3 mm

Weight: 126 gr

Memory128Mb internal memory expandable by microSD cards up to 32 GB

3.5-inch touch LED (360 × 640 pixels)

16 million colors

16: 9 format

Camera Sensor 12.1 Megapixels

Integrated Xenon flash


Face and smile detector

Video recording

Secondary camera for video calls

Up to 12x digital zoom

BestPicâ „¢

Photo geo tagging

Image Stabilizer

Photo feeds

Photo fix

Sending to web

Red-eye reduction

Touch focus

Video light

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Compatible formats: JPEG / MP3 / AAC / WMV / MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264

FM radio tuner with RDS

Java support

Integrated Facebook, Google Maps and Youtube

PlayNowâ „¢

TrackIDâ „¢

Controls and connections

Symbian S60 5.0 operating system

Call / pick up / accept key

Call reject / hang up key

Side volume control

Camera shutter button

Integrated A-GPS


USB Cable

Sony headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Document viewer

Wireless: HSDPA, Wifi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP

AutonomyN / A. 1,000 mAh battery
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