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Sony Ericsson Aino US

Announced
May 29, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 29, 2009

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call

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Description

Sony Ericsson Aino is the manufacturer's first touchscreen feature phone and its key points are Remote Play with PLAYSTATION 3 and the PlayTV service support. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera, 3" touchscreen with 16 mln colors and a resolution of 240x432 pixels. In addition, Sony Ericsson Aino has Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3G support and Stereo Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.09 x 1.97 x 0.61 inches (104 x 50 x 15.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.73 oz (134 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 432 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (25 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.055 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.3 days (367 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 May 2009

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