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The Sony Ericsson Satio in striking silver is undoubtedly a thing of beauty – a fully-featured smartphone packed with a breathtaking 12.1 megapixel camera, with Xenon flash, geo-tagging, up to 16 x digital zoom, image stabilizer, red eye reduction, touch focus and face and smile recognition, plus video mode.

The results are displayed on a 3.5-inch TFT 360 x 640 pixel touchscreen, offering landscape and portrait modes, with automatic switching between the two according to the phone's orientation.

Not forgetting that it is still a phone, the Satio is quad-band for global roaming with GPS, messaging options (SMS, MMS, email with attachment editing and viewing), plus “data tethering” and a virtual QWERTY keyboard . It offers 3G/HSDPA for fast internet interaction with the Web-kit Web browser (the same one used on Nokia smartphones, Android phones and the iPhone).

There is Bluetooth short-range wireless with A2DP and Wi-Fi connectivity. One gripe, though: Sony Ericsson has saddled the Satio with a proprietary headphone jack, which it shares with the charger and USB cable, just when we are getting used to choosing our own (standard 3.5-inch jack) headset. But all in all an amazing device that is chock full of Sony-specialist multi-media applications.

The Satio comes with 128 Mbytes’ internal memory and includes an 8GB microSD card with expansion up to 32 GB. Battery life is rated at almost five hours’ talk time and 340 hours on standby from a full charge.


Specifications

Weight: 126g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth FM Radio Organiser Video player

2G
3G or UMTS
Autofocus
Bluetooth
Built-in handsfree
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
Email
Face detection
Flash
Flight mode
FM Radio
Game
GPRS
GPS navigation
HSCSD
Image stabilizer
Instant messaging
Internet
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
MP4
Multimedia Service MMS
Optical Zoom
Organiser
Quadband
SMS - text messages
Solid Bar
Stereo speakers
Stopwatch
Symbian OS
T9 Predictive Text
To do list
Touch sensitive
USB
VGA
Vibra alert
Video calling
Video player
Video recorder
Visual radio
Voice Command
Voice memo
WAP 2.0
Wi-Fi