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Sony Ericsson Satio Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

by Sony Ericsson
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • 12.1-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and intuitive touch focus for high-resolution shots
  • Tap directly into TV series, mobile videos, podcasts and music via the ingenious full-touch media menu
  • Razor-sharp 3.5", 16:9 ratio screen with 16 million colours
  • Touch user interface makes navigation truly intuitive
  • The perfect entertainment organiser - Media Go™ makes it easier than ever before to bring your media


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: Satio
  • ASIN: B002U0XQ04
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,897 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Get the ultimate multimedia experience with Satio. Feast your eyes on movies, TV-series’ and video clips thanks to the 3.5 inch screen and crystal clear 16:9 widescreen format – just like watching them live. A friend pulling a funny pose? Snap them with the amazing 12.1 megapixel camera and share the picture with friends.

The Satio provides you access to all your media in one place – just tap directly into your favourite features with the five standby panels and you’re ready to go.  First introduced in Barcelona as the ‘Idou’, Satio puts the future of mobile entertainment in the palm of your hand. You can watch your favourite movies on the bus or catch up with your TV shows while on your lunch break thanks to Satio.

“With Satio you can enjoy any form of entertainment anytime, anywhere. Whether its music or movies you will never be more than a tap away from your favourite tracks or shows,” said Fredrik Mansson, Market Business Manager at Sony Ericsson.  “Just tap directly into your favourite videos and music with the unique full touch media menu, standby panels and music player.  Snapping perfect pictures also just got so simple thanks to the 12.1 megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus and Xenon flash.  Share them with your nearest and dearest via your social networking site, produce huge prints and you can even comment directly on your images.”

Download exciting music, movies and games from PlayNow™ arena to personalise your entertainment experience on Satio and enjoy them in crystal clear 16:9 widescreen format.  PlayNow™ arena provides a full range of mobile entertainment available by dual download to both your PC and mobile phone with specially developed ring tones and music tones and DRM-free music tracks and TrackID™ charts from around the world.

Product Description

The Sony Ericsson Satio; specially developed to give all the entertainment you could ever consume, and the finest audio-visual experience around. Its the future of mobile entertainment in the palm of your hand. Sony Ericsson Satio - Key Features: Network Quad Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 + EDGE 3G Yes (900/2100) Memory Slot microSD (TransFlash) Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP Camera Yes, 12.1 mega-pixel Size 111 x 54 x 15 mm Weight Not announced Battery Not announced Widescreen Wonder Tap directly into your favourite videos and tracks with the full touch media menu. Feast your eyes on films and images in 16 million colours. And all the content you need is just one tap away from the PlayNowTM service that brings you unlimited entertainment and applications - at the fastest possible speed with Turbo 3G or WiFi. Widening Your Horizons With Idou entertainment heaven is just a touch away. Discover unlimited ways to connect to your friends. Capture moments, enhance and lk through photos, watch the action and share all your experiences with the best audio-visual experience around. Taking Great photos just became incredibly simple. Just point at the subject and touch the screen. You capture perfect pictures with the 12.1 megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus and Xenon flash. Then choose to produce huge prints, or use your creativity to crop, rotate and manipulate them how you want. Check them out on the razorsharp 3.5" 16:9 ratio display that makes viewing a pleasure from any angle.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my phone! 6 Sep 2010
By Vi
I read some horror stories about this phone and was a bit wary of buying it, but I desperately needed a new phone as I sometimes have difficulties with keypads going stiff. I also have a hatred of most other phone manufacturers and Sony Ericsson are the only people who have made phones that have lasted for me.

The first thing I must say is - most of the horror stories are about when the phone first came out, and as with all new electronic devices, they are always nearly useless and bug ridden new. This is why you must wait!

Touchscreen
Many people complain about the responsiveness and difficulty, I had no such issues. I took a while to get used to it but after one week me and the phone were in sync. Do not forget to set up the touchscreen for YOU, so that it is responsive to how you touch it! This is VERY important, prior to this I hated it.

Headphone Jack
No the phone does not come with a headphone jack. However, it does come with a handsfree set that plugs into the phone. You can undo the handsfree from it's cable, there is a headphone jack on this. (Sounds weird to explain but you'd understand if you saw it). PROBLEM SOLVED

Shell/Scratching
The phone is easily scratched but I find that most newer phones are this way, Sony Ericsson ones in particular. Buy a case and screen cover and save your phone, then when you want rid of it you can sell it for more.

Battery Life
Turn down screen brightness and lower vibration settings etc. Make sure to close your apps. If you do this, the battery can last over a day (with about a 6 hour break on complete standby at night). I found this pretty impressive for a touch screen phone as they usually die fast.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 13 Jan 2010
I totally refuse to listen to anything bad about this phone. I feel after phones like the iPhone, other touch screen phones become obsolete due to peoples obsessions with them. If anything, I prefer this to phones like that. Someone wrote about contacts earlier as well. You can add favorites to the home tabs, and everything is easy to access and you can customise pretty much everything on the phone. Someone else mentioned not being able to change the touch screens sensitivity.. it doesn't need to be changed, it's only resistive.

I've always been a Sony Ericsson user, and I think this a great outcome from them.

This is a great phone. I got mine after recommendation, and i'm really pleased with it. Regardless to bad reviews i've seen, i've never had any problems with this phone. As for the camera.. wow. I've been using the 9MP function because it's a slightly wider angle, but this is more than enough. The video quality is also great, and the AV cable is really useful for watching stuff on the tv.

A lot of people have spoke about the touch screen being resistive and not as easy to use, but I have to say I don't really agree. I think the touch screen on this phone easily is at the same level of operation as the HTC phones, and they have Capacitive screens.

Overall a great phone, definitely worth the money for what you get!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The review I wish I'd seen before I bought it 20 Nov 2010
I have to say I disagree with a lot of the negative reviews. I still bought the phone after reading these and I must say it was a good decision. A lot of the issues with Symbian OS, the proprietary fastport connector and resistive touchscreen that I have heard of, i have not had a problem with.

Firstly the software bugs that have been mentioned before are mainly down to early handsets and this has been fixed with the latest firmware which is easy to load on. Symbian OS is very similar to previous models of Sony Ericssons and although it may seem boring not to have changed the style or menus, somehow the term "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" comes into mind and I find that this makes it less complicated to use.

The audio equaliser, as mentioned in other reviews, is not included as standard, however it is FREE to download from the included SE PlayNow app store which also has some other great free mobile apps.

The proprietary fastport connector has also been mentioned, however I've not found this to be an issue as adapters and cables are readily available. I picked up a thumb sized adapter for about 2.50 which fits perfect in my wallet or you could even use a set of wireless bluetooth headphones.

The resistive touchscreen is very responsive and the simple layout of the Symbian OS make it very easy to use. Texts are easy to type in using the full screen qwerty keyboard.

Overall, these are the issues I was unsure about before I bought it, but now I'm glad I did. If you are upgrading from a previous Sony Ericsson handset you will feel right at home with this model. You won't find any phone with a better camera and it's a great all rounder.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exerlant phone 6 Dec 2010
bought my sony ericsson satio from cash converters 2 months ago the features aint best in world as sony ericsson concentrated on camera more but is good phone wifi is good operating system is best ive seen on sony ericsson woulda liked to see gps and android on phone and a 3.5mm jack witch was disapointing and hd vid recording but apart from that the 12.1mp camera is the best ive iver seen on a mobile as ive tested quite a lot of phones and the nite shots are the best i seen all in all i recommend this phone and i can say its best phone on the market to date the next sony ericsson we see i how to have knock out features !!!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars satio phone
a very good phone I have two now just in case one breaks as they do not make them anymore they are easy to use and on the hole a damn good phone
Published 27 days ago by Richard Baker
1.0 out of 5 stars Problem to unlock
The problem is not with the seller, but with the phone itself.

Cannot be unlocked. I tried many ways to unlock it, but without success.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Need to make the camera more usable
The phone was as described, although I bought this for the 12.1mp camera it is just too slow at saving 1 picture & then getting ready to take another. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Tim Pinnick
1.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressed
If I remember correctly I had to file a claim just to get my money back after purchasing a slow, faulty, scratched phone from a very rude seller. Not recommended at all. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rosie Sterrick
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay clear of this phone
The phone may look nice but it's not a smart phone and there's hardly any apps available but then it's not a smart phone/android. Read more
Published 20 months ago by M. Reynolds
1.0 out of 5 stars Broke.
Sony Ericsson was riddled with problems from the very beginning. But because I was young and stupid when it came out, And Not to mention its hefty price-tag. Read more
Published 24 months ago by JayJay!
1.0 out of 5 stars Had high hopes for this phone
Got this phone on contract (a 2yr [] per month contract) in February 2010.
Absolutely loved it at first. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2011 by A. Garioch
5.0 out of 5 stars satio's best sony ericsson
i had this phone when it first came out and have had no problems with it.
the camera is the best quality in anyphone ive ever had. Read more
Published on 8 July 2011 by kez
2.0 out of 5 stars A Poor Model for Sony Ericsson
I previously had a SE K500i, which i found to be easy to use, full of extras, easy to update software and add free content software, apps, and games from Sony Ericsson Site. Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2010 by Dianna
2.0 out of 5 stars waste of time
I have this phone on contract its better as a digital camera than as a phone, even with latest updates it still crashes and taking the battery out doesnt change this at all. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2010 by James S. Moss
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