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Sony Ericsson Satio a Remove phone

Posted: 29 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (Symbian^1) S60 5th EditionAndroid (2.3.3, 2.3) 
Dimensions4.41 x 2.17 x 0.52 inches (112 x 55 x 13.3 mm)4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 inches (119 x 62 x 16 mm) 
Weight4.44 oz (126 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 pixels480 x 854 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.

210 ppi245 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera12.1 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashXenonLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Macro mode, EffectsAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps), 800 x 480 pixels 30 fps 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera Yes 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

600 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processor Adreno 205 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.128 GB0.4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
8.41 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
17.7 days (425 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)4.83 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
6.41 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
17.2 days (413 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Video call time2.30 hours  
Capacity950 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Music recognition 
RadioFM, RDS  
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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.

GPSA-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 May 200913 Feb 2011 

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