Good phone. Lots of software available as it symbian s60v5( good move by sony).
Gr8 looks, display, camera.
os works smooth n fast.
simpler stylus, better battery( to utilize full potential of 12M camera) and more internal memory(as other phones hav more) would make it unbeatable for yrs to come.
N97 over Satio:
1. 32 GB internal vs. 8 GB card
2. QWERTY vs. N/A
3. Micro USB and 3.5 mm jack vs. Fastport
4. 1500 mAh Li-Ion vs 1000 mAh Li-Po
5. Magnometer (Digital Compass) vs. N/A
6. FM Transmitter vs. N/A
7. Stereo Speakers vs. Mono
Satio over N97
1. 12 MP "State of Art" camera vs. outdated 5 MP
2. Face and smile detection, touch focus vs. N/A
3. Xenon+LED vs. Dual LED
4. ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz vs. ARM 11 434 MHz
5. PowerVR SGX graphics vs. N/A
6. 256 MB RAM vs. 128 MB RAM
7. OpenGL 2.0 vs. OpenGL 1.1
8. 126 gr vs. 150 gr
9. 13 mm vs. 15.9 mm (It's somewhat for the QWERTY)
10. Tabbed UI vs. Simple Widget UI
11. HSDPA 7.2 MB vs. HSDPA 3.6 MB
Note: I hate Nokia not for its phnoes. The reason is somehow political.
Been using nokia phones since 1996. Never satisfied. Had my first SE phones in 2006, W810i, and since would never turn my head from SE. Might this phone to be my 7th SE phone. SE's quality makes myself fail to be a phone collector. I almost never go to the cellphone shop coz my phones still working gooooowd
Satio is great. Read a lot of software, tech and battery problem. To those that are planning to get Satio, I personally do not encounter any of the problems mentioned. Battery life is good - It lasted for 4 days with usage on phone calls, messaging and occasional media functions. Of coz, if there is connection of wifi or bluetooth, battery usage will be shorter. As for software and tech, there is no lagging, screen froze, auto restart etc. Slight lagging when I switched from screens or application. It is very minimum though. And i strongly believed that happens to other mobile phone brands as I have used nokia, samsung and iphone.
Read a few of the comments below and I couldn't believe some of it.
1) My satio comes with a 1 year warranty
2) Battery life lasted 4 days with moderate usage. Note I keep tinkering with the phone and played media.
If some dealers don't have the satio available it's probably because it's sold out? The SE website itself says "Possible limited market availability"
First time Sony Ericsson user. Nokia user for 12 years (changing phones every year). Been using my Satio for approximately 6 days now. I also carry an iphone and the new Treo.
Report : SIMPLY WONDERFUL.
It's a joy using the satio. It's very simple to use. Both the hardware and software shortcuts make navigating a breeze. I say this in comparison to the Treo. There are so many additional functionalities that you don't find on a Nokia phone. Especially love the mark all feature, file sorting, highlight, and multiple keyboard options.
In comparison to the iphone, I still choose the satio because of the enhanced features and I prefer the overall format, interface flexibility, camera, built-in speakers, and the overall look.
To get the full experience, you have to calibrate the resistive screen. When calibrating, make sure you don't tap too hard.
The available programs are top notch. Particularly appreciate the media players.
Ocasionally, you may experience a bit of time when switching screens. Take note i say a BIT. It's really, not a deal breaker. One blink and you're okay.
WONDERFUL phone. I'm a convert to SE and I have a feeling I'm never going back.
brynn, 21 Nov 2009An alternative comment,
,I have had ericsson fones and never had a problem and around that ... morei completely agree with u...
well, iv had the beauty sony Z5, very simple phone but loved it, still have it but doesnt work anymore its dead, the battery puffed, lol.
the sony and ericsson should divorce if they want to survive as phone makers...
Sonier, 21 Nov 2009Nokia N97 is the best phone in the planet, this is good too!!only camera!!Best phone in the planet but faulty os, underpowered cpu, no GPU, 128m ram just like the old n95 8g, self harming lens cover and the list goes on...
very true, does freeze, lose signal etc. I know I own one. Other then that though awesome handset.
lol its sad but true, this wont kill the iphone, nothing will, its basically coming in and taking over the entire market.
First i used to have C905 for one year never occures an error
now i have the satio for 2 weeks working like charme mostly when using multimedia internet apps and games
it freeses simtimes when mading several calls waiting for the update withing 2 weeks as SE replied to me
Nokia N97 is the best phone in the planet, this is good too!!only camera!!
Great phone , been using it for few days now. No freezes or anything .Anyway i expect an update soon to make the user experiance even better !
Dont listen to everyone's opinion because they arent true >
RC turn off your blue tooth ,battery life is extended a bit. Any1 got problems taking pics with the new satio. I can get it to focus on any object further than 2 ft away from me
STOP BLAMING SONYERI, 21 Nov 2009For those of you who havent figured it out yet: Symbian is owned by NOKIA, SO any (if any) ... morethats not true. symbian is owned by nokia, but SE made a change in the UI of Symbian not Nokia. so the fault is SE in changing the UI. and when you change something, the chances are high that there will be a lot of errors and bugs.SE most release a software update to fix the bugs and errors.
An alternative comment,
,I have had ericsson fones and never had a problem and around that year 2000 my sister had a sony j6 in blue or j something a bit unsure and loved it and again no probs...I said in an earlier post they should split and would like to see what sony could do on their own ui and with their expertise,,come on, sonys be known since i was a kid as a company that shrank and produced top electronics..this is just turning into a farce and can say the handsets ive had by s/e are terrible..My k770i is not useable now after 7 months ,,xperia was good but heavily slow ,,p990i was a big joke and really wanted to go all the way with others and sue to get our money back,,and so on yet w900i and k750i were some of the best handsets on the planet..It does happen with other company and voda uk have withdrawn the n97 now due to software..I now believe people who say we are guinea pigs are correct and who the hell tests these things??? seriously who is testing these things cause they didnt test the p990i??