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Sony Ericsson Satio Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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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
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: Satio
  • ASIN: B002U0XQ04
  • Date first available at 23 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,772 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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.

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.

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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!

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

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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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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After nearly a year of use, I feel this review needs updating so to forever put you off of anything called Sony Ericsson and save you the expense and the trouble!

Sony Ericsson is not what it used to be. Even it's flagship Android phone is running on an ancient version of the OS. They are built cheap but sold expensive! Stay away is my advice and here's why:

If a company promisses something for your money, I'd be upset if they didn't deliver, let alone if they completely failed you! Such was the promisse of PlayNow Arena shaping up to became equivalent of Apple's App Store. To this day, there aren't any impressive applications there, and due to lack of multi-touch, there aren't and never will be any decent games available for this phone. The few of the primitive and pointless applications that you can find there, cost as much as a cheap phone. Even something as simple as a new display theme for your Satio will set you back £3! Unbelievable! Movies: - no movies! No Divx support and the choice of 15 movies being replayed (I remember them saying 60 free movies will be available to Satio owners, it seems they count each movie twice) is not something that can turn this device into an exciting media player. Music you can download from anywhere, but sound quality is not much, there is no integrated EQ, there is no proper volume control and you have to carry headphones adapter around!

So from an entertainment point of view this phone is rubbish!

Unfortunattelly when it comes to usability, it's even worse! Three firmware updates so far, yet so many problems still persist!
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I have had a Sony Ericsson in one form or another for several years now and am a fan of their phones so I was keen to get a Satio however after using it for a month I am fairly disappointed with it.
The only thing I can praise the phone for is the camera. It is excellent and the only reason to buy this phone. For me a camera is a major selling point and it's the only reason I will stick with the Satio rather than sell it on. If a camera is not such a big deal for you then you would be well advised to look elsewhere.
My biggest gripe with the phone all the extra pressing of keys you have to do, for example to make a phone call you have to : 1. Unlock the phone
2.Press the button for the menu
3.Select contacts
4 Press to highlight contact
5.Press again to select
6.Highlight the number you wish to ring (even if there is only one)
7.Press again to select
8.Select 'call' from the drop down menu
9.Select 'phone call' or 'video call' from the second drop down menu
10.Do this for EVERY phone call you make
I find that its usually quicker to walk to the house of the person you wish to speak to.
Another very annoying feature is when you open an option from the menu you have to call up a drop down menu to close it otherwise it continues running in the background, this is for everything even something simple like your contacts. You seem to be forever closing applications, it's not enough to simply navigate to the front screen you have to close everything yourself. Phones with less technology don't require this so why include this, it seems like a step backwards. Also be careful as you could be online and paying for the privilage and the phone will happliy run this quietly in the background.
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