The Sony Ericsson Satio has had a great deal of press coverage recently for a variety of reasons, however what is evident upon reviewing the phone is the level of technology is distinctly advanced in many ways. From its 12 megapixel camera through to its extremely colourful display screen, the unit simply oozes style and sophistication.
The Sony Ericsson Satio Red has many virtues, one of which is its 3.5 inch TFT touch screen. The screen takes up the majority of the front face and delivers outstanding performance due to its ability to display up to 16 million colours accurately. Images displayed are simply astounding with a colour reproduction that is life like in many ways. The addition of an accelerometer sensor, which will amend the aspect of any displayed image dependent upon the orientation of the handset, is a welcome addition.
Usability and entertainment are two central elements that are key to the phones popularity. An MP4/MP3 player as well as a stereo FM radio are integrated into the unit and combine very well with the variety of games that are included within the package which also comes with the option to download further games if desired. The phone comes with an internal memory of 128 MB, however in many packages an 8 GB SD card is included within the package. For further memory expansion up to 32 GB the integrated microSD card slot can be utilised.
In addition to the entertainment options, the phone comes with an impressive camera which operates at 12 megapixels and includes auto focus, face and smile detection as well as touch focus. A Xenon flash is also included which illuminates the subject matter sufficiently well for image quality to be excellent. Video can be captured with this camera at VGA quality which is 30 frames per second. A secondary camera provides the video call feature.
The internal workings of the handset include an Arm Cortex A8 600 MHz processor as well as a powerVR SGX graphics chip. In addition the Symbian series 60 operating system is utilised which within this handset is the fifth edition. GPRS, EDGE, blue tooth and USB are all included as well as HSDPA and Wi Fi. Internet access is at a fast 7.2 Mbps, with the option of utilising Wi Fi hotspots as and when available
The Sony Satio Red is one of the recently released colour variants that have proved to be popular. Also available in both black and silver this unit has defied the odds to become one of the recent success stories for the Sony brand. The convergence of both technology and form has delivered an outstanding mobile phone which is hard to beat.
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