hey. I'm from India i just got a hands on review on the satio at the sony store. It felt good in my hand. A bit bulky. I'm using a 5800 . The satio is way bigger than this but weighs less. It doesn't feel solid though. But fit and finish was good. The camera was really impressive. Very fast start up-shoot and save time. The os looks completly different and the phone was really fast. The screen being resistitve wasn't the best around but way better than 5800 or even n97. And yes the camera and video quality was undoubtedly awesome. The phone comes only in black for India. And is now priced at 34.000... And one more thing. The phone isn't pocket friendly. Its like a brick. But stylish though. And yes the speaker output is almost as good as 5800. And video quality was good but no divx support yet. Fingers crossed. Cuz the 3.5'' screen was a joy to watch videos.
Spoke to a rep today about Aust release date.
Should be Early November.
2 weeks left :P XD
The recording quality won't be massively more impressive than your N95 as they are both running VGA 30 fps... As stated previously with a digital zoom it really does lack the quality. I have used this handset though and it is very nice to use, alot of nice features. The only thing that really annoys me about SE is that they bring out these high tech symbian handsets with such potential and wonder why alot of their consumers complain about lag. There are now 1ghz proccessors available on the market and yet the only put in a 600mhz processor in this handset, so yet again hello freezing.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2009 Dude - it has a converter block, housing the mic into which you can plug what ever 3.5mm he... morewell.. actually it is quite an issue (but not that big as he say).. because, when u lose it then u cannot use the ordinary 3.5mm jack anymore, u need to buy the new 1 from SE.... if u forget to bring ur headset, then u cannot borrow from ur fren... that's the problem i have faced at least.. i hope se start to use 3.5mm jack...
Dude - it has a converter block, housing the mic into which you can plug what ever 3.5mm headphones into it.
In effect you can use your favorite 3.5mm jack headphones, with the mic.
Is it really that much of a issue for you ??
This phone look as if it is pregnant. And it does not have a 3.5mm jack (unforgivable, and enough reason not to buy the phone). If they get rid of the tummy fat and put in 3.5mm audio jack then it is a definite buy.
I got this phone yesterday as an upgrade on my contract and I've got to say, it is quite simply the best phone I have ever seen, let alone used, forget the iphone, this piece of kit IS the new must have phone, it is quite simply outstanding and well worth any kind of wait, I am a SE fan, my last phone was a C905, and tyhis knocks spots off anything anyone has produced, I have used the iphone and found it boring, slow and unuseable, and that as a mac user is a hard thing for me to say, but, quite frankly the iphone does not have the intuitiveness or features that this does and I've got to say that Nokia'sare boring and samey, Motorolas are just unusable and Samsungs must be an acquired taste because I have never liked them! Go and get this phone, if you take my advice, because you will LOVE it!! The pics are amazing and the touchscreen is so easy to use! Well done Sony Ericsson, TOP PHONE!!! :D
y everytime se took sooooooooooo loooooong to release phones in the market, se x1 took 10 months to released after its announcement, now happens to satio again, whats wrong with their company, come on se, learn something from samsung
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009Wow some of you GUYS can be the biggest babies. QUIT COMPLAINING! If you don't want to buy s... morewow.. this is place to give opinion.. whether it's complaining or complimenting.. u can see got people complaining but also got people complimenting the phone. If u ask to stop complaining then it leaves only praising as an option and it's not called opinion at all.. complain can help other people to decide whether to buy or not so other people can know the weeknesses beforehand... and pls, don't bring Jesus to your argument, it's quite disrespectful.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2009Wow some of you GUYS can be the biggest babies. QUIT COMPLAINING! If you don't want to buy s... moreoh yeah and there we have page to post our opinion.. honestly for god-damn sake, this is means showing feedback not complaining. This phone need 10 months to show up and N900 is almost around (dont mean to boasting on N900 but it sure a nice phone). If you have any complain about people saying some feedback then u can stop giving ur complain here and just buy ur goddamn phone.
Nice phone but... keep that VERY OLD port instead of a 3.5 audio jack...
I just don't know why SE still do that...
Wow some of you GUYS can be the biggest babies. QUIT COMPLAINING! If you don't want to buy something, don't buy it, NOBODY is forcing you. You guys say these companies are experimenting with your money? OF COURSE! That's their job! Companies, especially public companies! are out there to MAKE MONEY. If you guys can't get that idea through your thick skulls, may the spirits above have the most merciless pity on our souls! I swear you guys need to just man up and stop the complaining. The phone is slowly releasing through eBay, the wait is tough but the phone is coming out, people are giving their honest input so its time to STOP ASSUMING AND GUESSING and time to start listening to the real reviews, or just buy your own, THEN you can say something.
And yes we all know that Iphone is the best and no mobile can currently compete but they can sure try, every other fact right now is subjective. Each phones have their strength and weaknesses, just accept it.
Jesus, you are all just a bunch of kids...QUIT COMPLAINING!
Does anyone know if the Satio had handwriting recognition and if the GPS works independent of the service provider.
seriously.. i'm quite disappointed with se... used to be SE fans but not really now.. Idou takes too long to release. the other new model is not that interesting as the model is not much different from older 1.. SE tends to overprice the price.. I think SE need to put more effort or they will lose more of their fan..