Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

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:


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.



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.





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.



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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11 Comments

1. mobfrenzy unregistered

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

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)

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..

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.

6. sam unregistered

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

7. Yoma unregistered

its cost is 5000

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

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

10. user sony ericsson unregistered

how to delete messeges in inbox in sony yendo

11. mohdhamid

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 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..

12. akarsh

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 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
Yendo
  • Display 2.6" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.005 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 970 mAh(3.50h talk time)

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