I so badly wanted to buy this phone.. I think I ll go for satio.. apparently, this phone got touch screen issues.. software issue.. even sony ericsson agreed it is true..
Donia, 28 Nov 2009hiiii,i read ur opinion abt Aino..really i like this mobile so much ,& really i like SE gdddnn... moreHi Donia
the Aino phone will be available in egypt within 7-10 days.
always check mobileshop, rizkalla and radio talaat .
Donia, 28 Nov 2009hiiii,i read ur opinion abt Aino..really i like this mobile so much ,& really i like SE gdddnn... more@ Donia
I have given my opinion already. But further more about the design. I am a person who sees every detail in phone whether it be a creaking sound, loose battery or misaligned body. Aino has no such disabilities its a healthy phone :-).
Secondly you said that SE needs special treatment and care, I don't think so. I have used SE phone and they are very durable and long lasting. Non of my SE phones had any sort of even paint peeling (unless a person has acid sweating hands...just joking). I had K810i no problem, W880i no problem, C902 no problem (which a such a beautiful looking phone), K310 no problem etc. But yes Nokia phones are more strong (than SE) even if it falls away from your hands on what ever type of surface. But who's gonna throw their phone anyway?
Lastly a comment was put up for the Creaking Keypad of Aino. I get that sound too and it is "not a creaking keypad" by any means. I have a Nokia N95 and can give an example of creaking sound from it and the slider touching the keypad while closing (N95). Aino keypads are very sturdy and well fit. I can enlighten what that sound is about. Every pad is stuck/placed on a flexible sheet (I don;t exactly know what that sheet is called) but its something like a soft papery plastic, and the sound it makes is that from the keypad base sheet and nothing else. I get this same sound from my other phone in Nokia E66, the keys which are on the slider near by the D-pad area. They make that sound too. It's to give a soft touch feel to the keypad instead of the tic-tic sound. I agree the keypad in quite narrow but I got used to it soon as don't have hefty fingers also the palm needs some adjustments when using the phone in open slide mode. Lack of front facing camera is the only drop away but Aino can make video calls.
Sony Ericsson bites more than she can chew all of these features are too much for the conventional software, even their older phones had issues , i am not surprised that this one has as well
Aino and Satio have both now been recalled from sale in the UK due to bad software faults. Not again Sony Ericsson
A.F., 28 Nov 2009I got my Aino from Qatar as I live here. I got it for QR.1870 (USD 515) from Carrefore.
I hav... morehiiii,i read ur opinion abt Aino..really i like this mobile so much ,& really i like SE gdddnnnnn.
i want u to contact with u 2 know more about Aino,as i'll get it from aborad as i can't find it in Egypt till now ,and my SE W850 was stolen 7 months ago & i still waiting Aino to be my favourite mobile,
kindly tell me more about options & disadvantages especially the design as SE is always need a special treatment & care
jen jen, 28 Nov 2009in front of phone really no have cam? then how to use3G?? st the back??3g will be for internet...
Hi. By this time you all would have read on the home page regarding SE Aino pulled out from sales in UK.
however, i beg to differ. SE Aino is a realy good phone.
First off, the screen is really great. Colours are perfect and the 16M colours is on par with nokia's. Touch screen has NO ISSUES AT ALL absolutely since day 1 when i bought the phone. It is now the 2nd week im using it and NO Problems occured.
Battery is long lasting just like normal SE phones, NEVER encountered any sort of restart, NO hangs. the only drawback that i can say is the creaking sound on the keypad. Built quality is not up to expectations.
the keypad makes quite some noise when sms-ing speedily. I'm not sure if this is just my set or is it normal.
Firmware wise, all is good. The small lags may be due to the flash theme. Happens in other SE phones as well when entering menu.
ALL IN ALL, i'd highly recommend this phone to my friends. Apart from the keypad and lack of 3G video camera, the rest is fantastic :)
i am proud owner of this phone .i am using it for the past 3 months. i didnt find any problem regarding touch interface. it works really well.how this problem occured in uk itself.i am big fan of sony. this is my dream phone!
There really good phones, the only thing is that the battery life isnt that good, doesnt really last that long but the memory and the camera is great!
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2009i still insist Aino hasn't been pulled from the market.
check the carphonewarehouse webpage y... moreI got my Aino from Qatar as I live here. I got it for QR.1870 (USD 515) from Carrefore.
I haven't encountered any sort of software or hardware problems or defects or glitches. Battery is fine so far as I bought it newly I am playing with it a lot (2days flat after full charge). Numeric keys are fine for me, I didn't encounter bumping into the wrong key press. Slider quality is what I like about it. Very fluid. It's a spring action type so you just need to push a bit just like (Nokia E66). OS is good it never lagged or restarted for me any time. I suggest to change the theme only to a simple one or change the Icon to simple icon (without the animation of the theme) rest its fast. Screen is beauty very clear.
Only disadvantage is the limited screen, but that's what I like about it and bought it for, as I am not use to full touch to dial screen. Its a great thought idea form SE for users who want touch screen but want a dial pad/numeric pad too. Second is there is no front facing camera you will have to use the main camera for Video call.
No offense to anybody. I don't understand why a phone has to be criticized so much. For the past 2 weeks ppl are writing that this fone has so n so problem this n that. Getting pulled out from some stores. It's just a Phone, there is always an update which will sort out things. Only thing we have to look into is whether a phone should not have any sort of hardware defect or problems. I had a Nokia 5800 which I bought it the very first week of its launch and guess what it was a nightmare. The fone had so many bugs, freezes and the ear piece defect too. At that time no such store Pulled it out? nor there was any sort of BIG Breaking news on websites. Nokia then mended the software and defective ear piece and from then on that fone works great (Despite I sold it).
Thus, no such offence to anyone. I use both Nokia and SE.
Aino was not to my liking. It's just perfect in all areas apart from the screen. Fingerprint marks go on it so easily and when comparing it to the omnia i8910, I wish I bought that phone.
I am planning to buy Aino and would want any of you who owns it to suggest if this would be a rite choice cause I have no idea if the same problem persist in India too with concerned to Hardware and the Software of Aino or Satio????
Request any of you who own this to suggest the best.
faisal, 27 Nov 2009very well all but Fail why No Secondary CAM Front face no whyin front of phone really no have cam? then how to use3G?? st the back??
A.F., 27 Nov 2009Hello All,
I have just recently bought a SE Aino. I am writing this post in reference with th... morei still insist Aino hasn't been pulled from the market.
check the carphonewarehouse webpage you will find Aino available, only satio has been pulled.
also Mr A.F how much is the price of Aino and you bought it from which middle east country, have you encountered any problems with Aino and how is the battery performance, numeric keys, slider quality, speedy or laggy or restarting operating system, etc..., what the disadvantages that you felt with Aino.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2009hey people there are really issues considering the touchscreen but Aino is still on store and ... morebut they should have done this before they released it shouldnt they,,that goes for EVERY fone,,people are getting fed up of half baked mobiles and its getting worse,,i think the problem is they just chuck out too many different models of the same fone instead of getting just one right..