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Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

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This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
This is a dual-band GSM phone. It can be used in Europe and Asia only.
The American version can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.


Introduction:


Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
After we got a chance to play with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and mini pro, we felt like this company is still capable of outputting some pretty decent phones to the market. That feeling grew stronger when we took our time with the Xperia X8 prototype, which was equally fun to use. Now, a very similar (and at the same time entirely different) product emerges on the horizon – the Sony Ericsson Yendo. The similarities come from the design and UI departments, where the Yendo clearly resonates with the above-mentioned devices. However, the main difference is the lack of a smartphone platform, or in this case – of Android. Instead, users will be treated to a proprietary Sony Ericsson platform, disguised with the same interface that is also employed with the X10 mini and X8. On top of that, the Yendo is branded with the Walkman logo, which comes to show that it targets a more media-centric audience.


Design:

The Sony Ericsson Yendo is a compact touchscreen handset. Made entirely of plastic, with a soft-touch matte coating on the back, the Yendo feels fine in the hand, thanks to its stable build quality. Of course, some metal elements would have made wonders for it, but it's not to say that it's unsatisfying.

The Sony Ericsson Yendo feels fine in the hand - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The Sony Ericsson Yendo feels fine in the hand - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The Sony Ericsson Yendo feels fine in the hand - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The Sony Ericsson Yendo feels fine in the hand


Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

You can compare the Sony Ericsson Yendo with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Interaction with the phone will be accomplished through the 2.6” capacitive TFT display that sits in the central front area. It's resolution is 240x320 pixels, while the colors are 262k. Image quality is good, but not great, due to the relatively low resolution, however we found the screen's viewing angles to be quite good.

Below the screen there's only a back key, while on the left side you'll find a microUSB port. On the upper right is the volume rocker, while on the top are the power/lock key and 3.5mm headset jack.


The left and right sides - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The left and right sides - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The left and right sides


Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The top side - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
 

The top side



On the back side, there's a 2MP camera with no flash. Removing the back panel gives you access to the battery and microSD card slot. In order to reach the SIM slot, you need to remove the battery.

The back side of the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The back side of the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The back side of the Sony Ericsson Yendo



On the whole, we like the Yendo's look and feel. It's not remarkable, but good enough for an inexpensive feature phone. It's worth noting that we had the black version, which is naturally more boring than the colorful ones that will be available. Other color variants will include blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red and silver.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. mobfrenzy (unregistered)


should i buy this phone as i am looking forward to a touchscreen phone having good internet speed and music playback

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 15:54

2. bummy (unregistered)


they already mentioned that internet speed is limited to EDGE. x8 might be closer to what you want. My suggestion is x10 with LiveView! (when it comes out =D)

posted on 17 Oct 2010, 06:14

4. midzan (unregistered)


it has just 5 mb internal memory??? it can download and installing Opera Mini?? i hope this unit not like SE w205 : always restart,can not save and instal the other applications, and very very slow, because his 5 mb internal memory..

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 04:16

5. OverRatedChild (unregistered)


This phone doesn't seem worth it. If you really want A good touchscreen experience with a low price, these Four phones seem morw worth it:
1. Samsung Galaxy 5
-Android 2.2 -Essentially same specs, but with alot less lag -WiFi, 3G
2. Sony Ericsson X8
-Android 2.1/1.6 -Better Screen resolution -Less Lag -3MP Camera
3. Sony Ericsson X10 mini
-Android 2.1 -Same screeb Resolution -WiFi -3G -5MP Camera
4. Samsung Galaxy 3
-Exactly same as Galaxy 5, but: -Better Resolution -3MP Camera
So don't bother with the Yendo, as sure, it will have a Lower price, but for 50 USD more you could have a phone with much more features.

posted on 11 Dec 2010, 03:18

6. sam (unregistered)


what is the exact price and when n where it will be available in stores.????

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 11:12

7. Yoma (unregistered)


its cost is 5000

posted on 15 May 2011, 12:36

8. yo (unregistered)


its gd but not dat gd does it include internet in it m gonna get it sooooooo neeed 2 no u c plz do reply

posted on 17 May 2011, 10:04

9. Saket Kumar (unregistered)


I had bought yendo,but i am totally shocked about it that yendo is lack of basic functionality. Lack of functionality::

1. I am unable to delete the contact(both name and number) of some person already added.

2. It does not provide the facility to make playlist of personal selected songs.

Please suggest me on this, my email id:: saketkumar0110@gmail.com

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 07:19

10. user sony ericsson (unregistered)


how to delete messeges in inbox in sony yendo

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 03:37

11. mohdhamid (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


It's So Simple:- just follow these steps:-
Simply press two times on received msg,
Then 1 window will pop-up, there is option to delete the particular msg or entire msgs..

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:39

12. akarsh (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


is the screen space(size) is comfortable?
what about the speed?
what about the camera?
is it easy to use?
i thik the screen size is too low

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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (154 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 156 MHz, ARM946 processor
Size3.68 x 2.05 x 0.62 inches
(93.5 x 52 x 15.8 mm)
2.86 oz  (81 g)
Battery970 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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