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Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

Sony Ericsson Satio

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Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
The camera interface of the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
The camera interface of the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

The camera interface of the Sony Ericsson Satio

The 12-megapixel camera of the Sony Ericsson Satio will not manage to wow you with its interface or options. Just like on the OMNIA HD, interface elements appear in black and white and lack enough colors and zing. It delivers shooting presets, several different modes like Panorama, BestPic, smile detection and touch-focus to help you pick an object to focus on (similarly to the HTC Touch Pro2). The camera flash comes with red eye removal mode and the built-in GPS provides geotagging if you switch the option on. Unlike the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910, you don´t have the opportunity to capture videos in HD and the maximum resolution is VGA (640x480). Now, here are the snapshots we promised you would see later. Just keep in mind the device is early prototype, so we are withholding our comments on their quality.

Sony Ericsson Satio sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution

Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio


Strong light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Medium light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Low light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples




Music player - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Music player - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Music player - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

Music player

Multimedia:

The audio player of the Sony Ericsson Satio reminds of the 2 year old W960, but still, we can see improvements have been made. As a whole, it is convenient to use, although settings like equalizer or sound effects are missing. The Satio sports an FM radio as well that kept freezing on us, so we could its rather simplified interface, but not the options it offers.

The video player interface looks quite nice with its large control keys. We couldn’t help the temptation and played several short videos… what we had in our hands was a 3.5-inch display after all. The prototype shows the final release should be able to play videos with quite good quality, delivering pleasing, saturated colors. Unfortunately, the phone is expected not to support DivX and Xvid content, but, you know, hope springs eternal…

Watching videos on the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview
Watching videos on the Sony Ericsson Satio - Sony Ericsson Satio Preview

Watching videos on the Sony Ericsson Satio



Expectations:

The Sony Ericsson Satio is expected to hit the shelves at the beginning of Q4 this year. There is still a lot of time until then, meaning quite many rival makes will certainly come out by then. The 12-megapixel Samsung Pixon12 has been announced and it should become available at the end of June or the beginning of July, plus the multimedia monster OMNIA HD i8910 is on the market already. And not to mention officials with LG have already dropped some hints on a 12-megapixel cell phone being in the pipeline. It won´t really come as a surprise if other manufacturers take on the market with similar models by the time the Satio has made it to the market. This means that we are probably about to witness one hell of a fight. We can´t wait to take the front seats and see what happens.


Sony Ericsson Satio Video Preview

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Sony Ericsson Satio

Sony Ericsson Satio

OS: Symbian Symbian^1
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Display3.5 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (210 ppi) TFT
Camera12.1 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3430, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.41 x 2.17 x 0.52 inches
(112 x 55 x 13.3 mm)
4.44 oz  (126 g)
Battery950 mAh, 11 hours talk time

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