Sony-Ericsson Satio, Aino Launched and Priced

Sony-Ericsson Satio, Aino Launched and Priced




Yesterday, Sony-Ericsson Philippines officially launched their new flagship phones — the Sony-Ericsson Satio and Sony-Ericsson Aino.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend and took pictures but according to Calvin over at PTB, here are the suggested retail prices of both phones:


 

Sony-Ericsson Aino
sony-ericsson aino
3.0″ display screen @ 432×240 pixels
8.1 MP camera w/ autofocus, IS, LED flash (3264×2448 pixels)
55MB internal, up to 32GB on microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g w/ DLNA
FM radio with RDS
Accelerometer Sensor
HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
GPS with A-GPS support
Bluetooth with A2DP
Remote play for Playstation 3
Price: Php23,950

Sony Ericsson Satio
sony-ericsson satio
3.5 inches display screen @ 360×640 pixels
12.1 MP @ 4,000×3,000 pixels autofocus camera
Xenon flash, video LED flashXenon flash
Accelerometer Sensor
128 MB internal storage
256 MB RAM with microSD support (up to 32GB)
16GB on microSD
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 3.6 Mbps
Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS with A-GPS support
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
Price: Php32,500

Not bad at all. I was expecting them to be much more expensive. Hopefully, we’d be able to get some review units to feature here.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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43 Responses

  1. Whee lumabas na yung gusto kong cellphone pamasko!

  2. Paul Pisig says:

    When I bought a new Compaq Presario laptop last September, I told myself that it would be my birthday gift for next month (October). October came and I bought myself a Nikon D3000 Kit + 55-200mm additional lens + SB 600 flash as a Christmas gift to myself. November came and SE releases my much-awaited SE Satio. Sigh. Oh well, this will be a New Year’s gift to myself.

    Ang hirap maging single!!! Walang nagbibigay sa iyo ng gift. Hahaha. (This is the bottomline) :p

  3. domob says:

    @ Paul Pisig
    don’t you see the bright side? You clearly don’t need to have someone to fulfill your wants and you can be the one giving gifts to a special person you know. Giving is better than receiving :)

    Sir Yuga, any info about the phones’ video recording capabilities?

    Hearing about the SE’s new ‘Rachael UI’ concept, I think I’ll wait :\

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvsl5IBSZh0&feature=player_embedded

  4. @ Paul

    Its better being single than married when it comes to shopping… Trust me on this one… I know it because I am married for 10 years now… He he he…

  5. Raou says:

    @domob, thanks for reminding me about Rachel!!! i actually prepared my 2009 x-mas budget & i already pinned an SE phone for my personal gift.. but thinking about the cool UI that SE is cooking, i think i’ll just wait for Q1 2010.. ;-)

  6. xoxopig says:

    how much kaya to sa dubai?dun ako mgpapabili.haha:)

  7. n95 says:

    ito ba yung idou?

  8. yatah! says:

    hindi ko nagugustuhan yong designs nila..

  9. bertsan531 says:

    @xoxopig
    Wla p d2 nyan maybe b4 xmas,but definitely much cheaper here in Dubai coz its tax free here..

    Nice phones, but I wait for Rachel first hehehe…
    by the time its available the price of this 2 phone will be lower ….

  10. berkano says:

    I’ll pass and wait for their androids to land here

  11. Sony Ericsson Satio looks so nice yet so pricey..

  12. 8.1 MP will be the best asset of this.

  13. myke says:

    will be saving my pocket money for this

  14. myke says:

    ^ aino’s touchscreen only works on media functions pfftt!……. no need to save my euro’s then

  15. Kite says:

    How bout the Sony Ericsson Kita? When will it be out?

  16. pangseling says:

    I contacted sony ericsson support center and I was told that Aino is priced at 26,890 while the Satio is 34,990 it’s a bit expensive because you can get good phones for just about the same price but I do like the Aino concept it’s different and the bluetooth headseat is something else. SE has good quality but I’m having second thoughts about purchasing the Aino because of the price although it’s a good phone according to some european reviews so I don’t know it’s a gamble and i’ll just have to find out.

  17. Neo says:

    nanghinayang na ako tulog sa tagal lumabas ng satio, nabili ko na budget ko ng c905, sabi nila october lalabas na raw satio, next Q4 nlg ulit ako papalit ng phone.

  18. jan says:

    this is the perfect phone for me!

  19. Von says:

    Wow. Ito yun pinapangarap ko phone, yun SE Satio.
    And its relatively cheaper as compared to other SE high-end phones SE used to released in the past.

  20. markdaniel63 says:

    Satio (idou) 29,950 Sm Bacoor
    Aino 23500 Sm Bacoor
    gusto ko sanang Bumili SAbi nila Hindi naman masyado Fully Function
    :) i Love Sony
    Pero Ayaw kong Isugal ang naipon hahaha
    TAma Na Sakin ung W960i na mahal din hahaha

  21. Shanzky says:

    hmm.. ano bang mas maganda.. Nokia 5800 or Se aino??
    kung hindi isasama ung megapixel ng camera??

  22. precious says:

    hey guys! i highly recommend SE satio… id say its d best camera fon i have at d moment. got it 2days ago here in ireland. & it cost me 429euros. i think its mch cheaper here coz it only cost me 30k converted to php. pero halos pareho dn pla, ndi nrin ngkalayo ang price. & shansky, mei friend me, sbi nya sirain dw ang nokia 5800.

  23. TINA says:

    I love SE phones ever since the release of T610 (the one Lucy Lui used in charlies’ angels) Im scouting for new unit (as gift for myself) & on top of my list are SATIO & X1a. Pero nakita ko yung X10 (fell in love…) Im thinking abt saving till the release ng X10… sana nga lang lumabas dito sa ‘Pinas…

  24. precious says:

    bmli rn me ng xperia x1 about 2mos ago…. ndi xa mgnda… as in! mxdong complicated, tpos sbrng poor ng battery life… kya aun… bnenta ko po khit sbrng nlugi tlg ako. ung x10 nkita ko, mukng mgnda nga,

  25. Tsariz says:

    Where in SM Bacoor is this available?Theprice posted by Markdaniel is much cheaper in Festival

  26. The iPhone is a very smart phone; it has very advance technological features compared to other phones on the same league. But on the other-hand the all new Satio from Sony Ericsson is a beast compared to the iPhone.

    The Sony Ericsson Satio is a very intelligent device incorporates with 12.5 megapixel onboard camera and 3.5 inch widescreen (16:9 aspect ratios)

  27. anya says:

    hi!.. can somebody post some list of stores (within metro manila) of where i can buy SE Satio?.. and if possible, please include the prices they offer to it.. i really want this phone.. i hope i can get it on a low price than expected before 2009 Q4 ends.. thanks!!.. ^_^

  28. jessieRN says:

    I just read the reviews of the Sony Ericsson Satio at Cnet. In this website all tech enthusiasts around the globe discuss the Satio’s specifications(like the camera,battery life, and etc.).they also pointed out some GOOD and not so BAD reviews about this ultimate smartphone:HERE ARE THE FOLLOWING

    GOOD:Responsive touchscreen • Excellent 12MP camera • Good media playback • Great connectivity

    Picture quality during our tests ranged from good to great, depending on the lighting situations. Daytime shots, especially in warm afternoon light, are gorgeous, but night-time shots tests the image sensor’s sensitivity and the results tended to be extremely noisy. We also saw some of the worst red-eye in night shots that we’ve ever come across — even subjects across a room had glowing balls for pupils like burning hot coals.

    BAD:Poor battery life • Signal issues • No 3.5mm headphone socket

    The lack of a 3.5mm headphone socket is a big letdown in our books, but if you can get past this you’ll find the Satio is quite a media hub. The media menus are clear and well designed, which is the same Sony Ericsson experience you find across its Walkman range. From the home screen you can access this menu using a dedicated on-screen media key, or by pressing the mechanical media key on the right side of the handset. The 360×640-pixel display looks fantastic playing back video content, and the Satio will recognise WMV, 3GP, MP4 and Real Video media files.

    IN SHORT:Our time with the Satio marks the fourth opportunity we’ve had this year to experience the phone in person, and each time we’ve seen a significant improvement in performance. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where we don’t see any performance lag when moving through the menus or switching applications. Sony Ericsson has refined this interface to a point where we have no reservations in highly recommending this touchscreen experience.

    Areas where we remain reserved are in regards to battery life and cell tower signal reception. The battery life is bad, but not unusually so for a touschscreen with a large display. As with many phones in this class, the Satio’s battery lasts for about a day, and we found ourselves charging it each evening. The reception issues were more concerning, with the Satio losing the ability to make calls or send messages in areas where few phones struggle, like train stations for example. Those familiar with the iPhone will know about this trade off; exceptional performance in a few key areas — the camera and media playback in the case of the Satio — at the expense of phone functionality under certain circumstances.

  29. deywet says:

    a very nice phone,, love the camera,, 12.1 megapixel,, very good!!

  30. rovi says:

    hmmm…wala pa po ung gusto ko ung xperiaTM X20? hmmm, aun ang inaabangan ko eh…hehe hope lumabas na sya bago mag march…

  31. roweLL says:

    sony ericsion satio is the best for me..!!!

  32. me says:

    Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio Satio satio Satio Satio Satio

  33. me says:

    It seems more like a phone in a camera than a camera in a phone. :D :))))))

  34. kei cee says:

    I love SE phones and i really want the saito!!! my phone now is still my W900i bought way back April 2006 w/c cost about 30k. And im proud to say i dont have any problem with the phone kahit many times na sya nahulog.. SE phone quality tested.. Hoping SE Saito also has it.. waaah I want one..

  35. Meynard says:

    I want the Sony Ericsson Ainoâ„¢. Where can I buy that?

  36. nanerbz says:

    I just got my sony ericsson aino, switched from nokia N82. It’s a pretty good multimedia phone, though the quality of pictures taken from the N82 is far better, mainly because of the Xenon flash compared to the Aino which only has LED flash. Pictures at night are not too good.

    The touch UI is pretty solid. The touchscreen as you know it only works when the phone is closed, and is purely for multimedia function. Although You can use the touchscreen also for browsing by downloading and installing opera mini 5. This browser works flawlessly with the Aino.

    Sound quality is good and I am enjoying using the bundled bluetooth device where i use my Skullcandy headphones with. You just have the bluetooth handsfree daily if you are to listen tons of music all day.

    Overall, I think it’s a pretty solid phone. no problems with it so far.

  37. nanerbz says:

    I just got my sony ericsson aino, switched from nokia N82. It’s a pretty good multimedia phone, though the quality of pictures taken from the N82 is far better, mainly because of the Xenon flash compared to the Aino which only has LED flash. Pictures at night are not too good.

    The touch UI is pretty solid. The touchscreen as you know it only works when the phone is closed, and is purely for multimedia function. Although You can use the touchscreen also for browsing by downloading and installing opera mini 5. This browser works flawlessly with the Aino.

    Sound quality is good and I am enjoying using the bundled bluetooth device where i use my Skullcandy headphones with. You just have to charge the bluetooth handsfree daily if you are to listen tons of music all day.

    Overall, I think it’s a pretty solid phone. no problems with it so far.

  38. sheena says:

    i love sony ericsson satio.. next phone ko ganito na.,, wahahha… bibili tlga ako,, love it =)

  39. Jewel says:

    which is better, sony ericsson aino or nokia n97?
    please answer..:) my mom’s finally buying me a phone later and i cant decide…:(

  40. raye says:

    hi yuga,, any updates on the recent price of hi phone.. torn among w995, aino & satio… which one’s better.. hope you could reply..
    thanks

  41. it is quite sad that most train stations these days are horrendously overloaded ”

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