Since late 2009 there is already the Sony Ericsson Satio 12 megapixel camera. But even still now, mid-2010, this Smartphone on Symbian based still belongs to the best camera phone on the market. With 12 megapixels and Xenon are the mobile Flash as a small digital camera. More about scope of delivery, handling and camera of smartphones our test!
Processing and design
Processing of the Sony Ericsson Satio is basically for the first time good: it lies well in the hand and the look is consistent. Below are three buttons: left menu button and right the hang up or cancel find the option button in the middle button. The connections can be found on the sides of the phone, what you can see on the pictures. Mixed emotions arise at the sight of the chrome trim (unfortunately the photos not so good to see!). They are plastic and have an appropriate look, but not too negatively striking in the overall concept. Very high quality, the camera cover made of aluminium, however, affects the back of the Sony Ericsson Satio. These covered the lens, is made of aluminium and can be with very pleasant haptics and push. Unfortunately even the top of the camera phone is considerably thicker than the bottom through the cover of the camera but, so a relatively chunky impression. Overall, is the Sony Ericsson Satio but an elegant appearance. At this point, therefore images of all pages follow:
in the small box of the Sony Ericsson Satio is pretty much the known standard delivery, as he now cell phones and Smartphones of every price range is known. In addition to some paperwork, the most users probably – I do that here – be left leave, there’s still a Sony Ericsson headset, charger and PC – connection cable. In addition, there is a 8 gb micro SD card. Space to accommodate the large photos is so from the outset provided! Is still the supplied stylus (pen to the use of the touch screen) worth mentioning and the leather case. Looks not only chic but preserves also the display.
Here a photo of delivery – shot with the Sony Ericsson Satio with automatic settings and 9 mega pixels (possible maximum were 12 mega pixel):
Operation, hardware and features
the Sony Ericsson Satio is first and foremost a Kamerhandy, but not only! For this, it can then do a little too much, just get hardware technical. The Sony Ericsson Satio with a 600 MHz processor, fired a brief overview: Is what will probably be enough for all common applications. There are HSDPA for quick download (+ HSUPA for fast upload of data, like E.g. photos). Wi-Fi is also integrated, as well as netzunterstütze (A-GPS) navigation. There’s also an FM radio, in which the headset acts as an antenna as icing. The touch screen of the Sony Ericsson Satio is resistive, i.e. he responds to pressure and not on the charge of the finger so that the operation can also less sensitive as a capacitive touchscreen. But, I can say that one becomes quickly accustomed to press a little bit more – unlike the iPhone where you literally strokes across the screen. To show the differences, I once put the Sony Ericsson Satio next to an iPhone 3 G at full screen brightness. There, you can see that the iPhone is slightly brighter. Even in direct sunlight, the display of the Satio is relatively hard to read, what with the iPhone but also is not much different. Despite equal big diagonal of 3.5 ″ the iPhone display has a slightly larger.
When using the Sony Ericsson Satio with Symbian is although from the outset not optimally equipped, because in General Symbian intuitiveness is not just said, but Sony Ericsson has integrated a your own user interface. With various shortcuts on the home screen you can quickly access his favorite contacts or look at the recent photos with a liquid display program.
That is not only practical, but looks great! Otherwise the operation makes a good, though not great impression: positive note is, that all menus display upright as well as across, what detects the Sony Ericsson Satio per position sensor. Also dominates the system multitasking, so that multiple applications can run in parallel. With a long press on the Center button, the open applications appear and can be so called or stopped. The integrated browser is relatively fluid, but long no more iPhone or Android can keep competing. When Symbian mobile is available but luckily the Opera browser, which significantly improves the Internet experience. He is beautifully managed MediaPlayer. Noble simplicity with animated background images prevails in this area. The input of messages via a virtual number pad, a small QWERTY keyboard (for the stylus), or a large QWERTY keyboard, which is then to use in landscape mode (according to choice). Still, a handwriting mode is integrated, which is rather but probably regarded as a gimmick. Test way, we have installed a navigation program on the phone (Tip: Sygic mobile). The GPS signal even without network support was found in about one to two minutes and we could easily get from A to B. Conclusion to the operation: the fastest and most liquid operating system is Symbian, but if one is accustomed, operations go quickly out of hand. The user interface of Sony Ericsson is meaningfully integrated and looks good.
, By the way: If you connect the Sony Ericsson Satio on your PC, you need connect the device via USB only. It is recognized and you can access it immediately, without having to install extra software. It’s always more practical than the iPhone with iTunes …. You can download a few clicks for example photos of the Sony Ericsson Satio on the PC, play music on your mobile phone or push an application in the folder that contains the installation files. So simple it can be super!
Camera in the test – digicam killer?
, You’ve seen already a test image in good light conditions (see scope of supply). Whether the camera is digital camera replacement? It can be relatively difficult. The camera is certainly sufficient for simple claims and also for party shots and interiors in moderate light the camera is sufficient. In good light conditions the quality even at low to mid-range digital cameras however, and also features the Sony Ericsson Satio with camera not too: auto focus and smile are just a few features, the Sony Ericsson here integrated. Even a continuous recording is possible! But: Overall the camera slightly higher claims can certainly no longer keep up with a digital camera. This is due above all to the relatively slow shutter function. The Flash range is also particularly short in low light conditions. Without the Flash, but always the small sensor basic sure that images are noisy pretty fast is with cell phones. Still, In the field of mobile phones and Smartphones, there are but currently few alternatives. I would even say the Sony Ericsson Satio is currently the best camera phone on the market!
Test conclusion to the Sony Ericsson Satio
Advance was one said: the Sony Ericsson Satio is no iPhone. You get no perfectly smooth and fluid operation. It is clear whom and who attaches less value, receives with the Sony Ericsson Satio a Smartphone with top camera, full facilities and good workmanship. For that you have to live with Symbian, which has advantages: plug the phone to the PC and photos directly down copy and music on it is already great! Total safe a buy recommendation for a camera phone, but also a full-fledged Smartphone with great features.