Product Type: Sony Ericsson Smartphone
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You will never need a digital camera again
Sony Ericsson Satio
Member Name: Clareh83
Sony Ericsson Satio
Advantages: Camera is 12.1 megapixel no need for phone and camera
Disadvantages: Its probably the size of a camera especially in case
I have had my Satio for 2 months now and I love it. I had it free on orange on a £30 per month contract for 24 months which is along time but oh well. I was a bit wary of having a touch screen phone having never owned one before I was paranoid I was going to break it but a cover for it has soon sorted this and it had the best camera 12.1 megapixel which is the main thing I was interested in. It is easy to use and you are able access music, pictures, contacts text messaging with little effort.
Size 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches which is quite big but the features it has would be a little bit lost on a smaller handset. Can be a little awkward with case on.
Weight 4.4 oz easy enough to carry around not really much heavier than my previous cybershot phone.
The battery I charge every night and not sure it would really last much longer perhaps a couple of days but this of course depends on how you use the phone throughout the day.
It has a 68mb memory but I would recommend getting a micro sd card it supports upto 16gb I have a 8gb one at the moment which is fine you need extra memory if you are going to be taken lots of pictures.
The 12.1 megapixel camera with 16x zoom, xenon flash, auto focus, best pic (which takes upto 9 pictures in one second), photo fix, image stabiliser, red-eye reduction, geo-tagging (adds where you are to each picure) and smile detection means you would not need didgital camera again. The camera function is what drew me to this phone as I love to take pictures everywhere I go.
What else can it do......
It has a 3.5", 16:9 ratio screen which allows you to watch movies and dvds which can be downloaded to your phone I was especially excited when I realised I could download shows from bbc iplayer then watch them whilst travelling makes any journey go quicker.
MP3 player allows you to carry your favourite tracks everywhere you go and listen to them as you wish as well as using them for ringtones.
Browse the internet using either wifi connection or 3g the internet connection on the whole has been good but any faults are more due to signal than the handset. It is easy to navigate the net on the go with this phone.
It also has fm radio, media player, links to you tube, 3d games, video recording features,
The phone can also be connected to your TV so you can view your pictures and videos on a big screen.
It features Wisepilot navigating to dfifferent places uses GPS-powered location based services and also google maps
The phone has bluetooth technology for quick transferring between other phones great for sharing pictures with friends.
All of your information can be stored on your computer using a usb cable easy to use and a good idea incase you ever use it I would hate to loose my contacts and photos.
It of course has call, text messaging, picture messaging, planner, alarm function, speaker phone, vibrating alert which you find on most phones these days it also has video call though I have not used this feature so cannot comment.
Overall its a great phone with lots to do the screen is sometimes jumoy as it adjusts to the way you are holding the phone this is sometimes annoying but apart from that its great especially the camera.
Summary: A good phone with lots of features