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Sony Ericsson Satio review

 Review: October 2009  
 

Last updated March 2011

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The Sony Ericsson Satio is probably the best camera phone released, with its 12 megapixel camera and xenon flash.



 

Review

The Sony Ericsson Satio has enjoyed something of a rollercoaster ride. Released just in time for Christmas 2009, the initial batch was so appallingly bad that it was withdrawn from sale by all of the main UK retailers. Sony Ericsson worked hard to fix the bugs, and it seems that the latest version does what it says on the tin. We've modified our review to reflect the ups and downs of the Satio, but we're now confident that the phone works pretty well.

Sony Ericsson have been slow on the touchscreen front, dipping their toe in gently with the Xperia X1 and some limited touchscreen functionality on other phones. Meanwhile the rest of the world has charged down the touchscreen road at breakneck speed. Sony are now playing catch up with the release of the Aino (still only partially touchscreen) and the Satio. Still, they've gone in all guns blazing with the Satio - not only is it a full touchscreen media phone, but it runs the Symbian operating system and has a 12 megapixel camera and just about every feature that you could think of putting into a mobile phone.

The Satio is a fantastic phone to look at. A bit plasticky perhaps, but solidly built with a good weighty feel. It's narrower than an iPhone, and is a good size to hold. The widescreen display is a good size too, measuring 3.5 inches diagonally. That's the same size as the iPhone, but with more pixels, so no complaints there. The touchscreen feels reasonably responsive, despite being of resistive type (unlike the iPhone's capacitive touchscreen) but doesn't have the speed of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S. Behind the scenes lies the Symbian operating system, a powerful beast but with sluggish tendencies.

The camera is perhaps the headline feature of the Satio. It's a 12 megapixel monster with a xenon flash for extra brightness in low lighting. The camera is an outstandingly good one, and the Satio is arguably the best camera phone released to date. It's packed with features such as touch autofocus and face detection autofocus, as well as smile detection and BestPic, so there's no excuse for getting an out of focus picture or missing the best shot. We like the way that Sony have integrated touchscreen functionality into the camera interface, making the Satio feel very much like a real Sony digital camera. The Satio isn't a slouch when it comes to video either, using a LED video light to capture video after dark.

The Satio is an all-rounder, with full music support in addition to the outstanding camera. With a built-in FM radio, plus all the usual Sony gadgets like TrackID and album art, this has the potential to replace your MP3 player, although we're disappointed to see that once again Sony have missed off a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you're stuck with the supplied headphones or a Bluetooth headset. We're also a bit miffed that the memory is limited to 128 MB, which is peanuts for a phone of this calibre. Of course you can use the microSD card slot to store your photos and music, but rival smartphones commonly have gigabytes of memory built in nowadays. I guess that we should be grateful that Sony Ericsson has bowed to pressure and made the Satio microSD compatible, instead of forcing their own proprietary Memory Sticks on us.

The Satio is packed with all kinds of other goodies, such as aGPS with Google Maps, a good web browser with fast HSDPA downloading, email support with Exchange ActiveSync and WiFi support. The battery power is not so great. With a huge TFT screen, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth in action this shouldn't be a surprise. Turn off the features that you don't need to save juice.

So, it should be clear that the Satio is Sony Ericsson's blockbuster phone. It's got the lot, although in the year or so since its release times have moved on, and the Satio seems rather over-priced now. We'd choose the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 instead to be honest.


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Reviewed by connor from uk on 13th Feb 2012
one of the worst phones ever!!!!. the software is useless it freezes all the time it doesn't charge, i have had this phone replaced 6times by orange and i wonder why it has been taken of the market -_-
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Reviewed by che from ireland on 18th Jan 2012
I ran out of battery and I try to charge it then now it won't even turn on . the red light is there and then in a few min. it goes away. then i try taking the battery out and putting it back in but it didn't work. Its been 4 months that its not working, I let it be seen by the service center but they told me to pay expensive amount to update the software. please help what I will do. Until now I dont have a phone.
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Reviewed by gav from united kingdom on 1st Jan 2012
i have just been clearing all the apps and stuff from this phone before my upgrade arrives in a cople of days and now it works for the first time in over a year i dont have to tap the corner of the phone to get the screen working. after this phone i wont touch sony ever again i like sony phone but this is the 4th one in a row that has caused problem i had 2 k800s and a c901 before this the other 3 died before they were 12 months old this has at least kept going for my 24 month contract although never worked properly
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Reviewed by Sonia from England on 20th Dec 2011
Okay by far the best feature of the Satio is the camera. The wi-fi is good. Its pretty fast when it comes to downloading and all. Apart from that.. I dont really think its all that. Ive had mine over a year now, i used it for a while until it started playing up; mine kept on switching of so i just flung it to the back of my draw and kinda forgot about it.. I found it the other day and surprisingly its working now, after many months so im using it again. Urmm i find it boring, i dont think theres much you can do with it. It shouldv been an android phone. Woulda been more fun to use..
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Reviewed by Albert Laik from India on 16th Dec 2011
Usually, m a fan of sony ericsson. Specially the "K" series. My last phones before Satio was K850i, K790i, K550i.. Now, to be honest, there are some secret cons about SE when it comes to after sale services.. Don't expect that of "Nokia Care" Satio offers a very good plateform for photography with is 12.1MP camera which easily dominates the camera phone market. But the rest, is just a junk. GPS that never works from day 1, a resistive touch that can upset you with lots of spelling mistakes, wrong hyperlinks and a processor thats quite slow!
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Reviewed by martin budd from UK on 6th Dec 2011
Like its precursor, the P990, it has insufficient internal memory. This would cause the P990 to go slow or occasionally halt operation, and reportedly the Satio suffers from the same problem. Surprised that Sony haven't put this right. Other than that, a good phone with plenty of features. Handwriting recognition I find very useful. Martin, London UK
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Reviewed by erik bachicha from philippines on 5th Dec 2011
i love this phone
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Reviewed by Sambolina from UK on 25th Jun 2011
So disappointed with Sony Eriscsson Satio. Had it for a year and about two months ago it started freezing but only about once a week. Wish I had taken it back then, taken back today and it has gone off for repair so I am phoneless for two weeks! It was fab at first but seems to have gone downhill very quick. Have always loved SE phones but wishing now had not got it in first place!
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Reviewed by felicity from UK on 9th Jun 2011
this is by far the best phone i have had... Dropped it in puddles down stairs and more yet still working like new, had a little crashing issue after i had it bout a year but took it to a phone shop they done a few updates and what not and it worked fine again i love it, typing this on it :D
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Reviewed by A3 of Lagos, Nigeria from UK on 8th Jun 2011
Honestly, the only reason I'm giving the Satio a 3 is because it served me quite well for the better part of the last couple of years - and then 3months ago, it started acting funny. The touchscreen would be totally unresponsive. Sometimes, you touch the icon and another command is activated. Of course I'm aware of the touchscreen configuration - I just couldn't navigate there anymore. I have always used a SE (10yrs now; my last one was a P1i - which I still have but can't use because of the screen - age problems). Now my Satio has crashed. I backed up 4weeks before the crash. The guys down here have been at it for a week, trying to make sure its stable; yes it was revived, but crashed within 24hrs. Any advice please. Thanks
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Reviewed by Wallieeee, UK from UK on 7th Jun 2011
Have had mine for over 2 years now and I have never had a problem with sound being too low. In fact, mine can be TOO LOUD at times. Not had any other problem either. Ive decided to keep my phone and not have a new model with my new contract.
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Reviewed by sulaimani from UK on 12th May 2011
i had problem with my handphone sony ericsson satio,at the first time my keylock key on the left side is not functional at well.i must push several time to lock my phone,and now it cant be used anymore..i would like to fixed it but i dont know how to fixed..i'm begging to any body know how to fixed..please told me how to make it better..
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Reviewed by amber from UK on 9th Apr 2011
when i first got this phone i thought it was great never had a better phone... A few weeks later i was noticing problems the wifi would keep offering u to connect to your mobile internet i had to close internet and keep retrying ... The sat nav doesnt work it says no gps coverage and recently in media the option to go on music has disappered when originally choosing this phone it was between this and the nokia x6 u wish i would have gone for that tbh!!!!
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Reviewed by MC from UK on 13th Mar 2011
Complete junk! When it works, it has really good features, however, as often as it is functioning properly, it is not functioning properly. Internet times out, contacts get lost, very short battery life, and quite regularly 'call not allowed'. I would not recommend this phone to anybody needing a reliable handset.
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Reviewed by Christopher from UK on 23rd Feb 2011
Why,why,why,why,why did i get this phone! why does the 'GPS' NOT WORK? why does the internet Not work?, why does the wifi Not work? why do 'Google Maps' NOT EVER work? why does the battery suddenly die (of apparent boredem)? why is it SO HARD to send a text? and why does it have to hurt my fingers to write a text? why is it so slow? why does it only connect to my PC after continuous efforts, and NO its not a one off. this is my 3rd one! worse still... its a 24 month contract :( what did i ever do to deserve this constant misery.... Why??????
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Reviewed by Jim from UK on 25th Jan 2011
Had SonyE phones before but this one is a joke! Too many problems to list, can't believe they actually sold this piece of rubbish! Grrrrrr!
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Reviewed by belle from UK on 14th Dec 2010
i have my satio for over a year and yes it does have some problems but on the whole i like it very much.. it has gone in for repair just now .. takes great pics amd video ..stores all my music i would give it 3 out 5 stars
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Reviewed by catkin from UK on 12th Dec 2010
I LOVE MY SATIO. I cannot fault it at all. Had various phones all makes and models, had satio on upgrade, best phone I have ever had. Good internet, mssges, excellent camera, mp3. It is attached by umbilical cord! I cannot live without it! :-) Could do with longer battery life, charge every two days, but I continually faff on it, so not surprising?!
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Reviewed by Katie from UK on 7th Dec 2010
Love it!! brilliant phone, i love photography and ive taken some amazing pictures with this phone! compared it to my boyfriends Nokia N8 (also 12mega pixel)and beat it brilliantly! This is the only phone i have ever considered getting an upgrade to the same phone! Will never have anything else than Sony Ericsson now, have tried them all but Sony is the best!
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Reviewed by Anna from UK on 2nd Dec 2010
I've had my Satio for about 3 weeks now and it's by far the best touch screen phone ever. Camera quality is amazing Only downside is the loud speaker for calls. Not really worth calling it a loud speaker. Even a normal volume call turned up full blast is louder. All in all a really good phone. Far superior to my previous C905
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Reviewed by Richuk from UK on 22nd Nov 2010
0- Typing this on the satio to demonstrate. Woeled well whn I first got it, typong screen was a little slpw and gps took over 10mins to lock on. But it did at least work mostly. Then the updates from Se to improve the performance, battery lofe etc.... Ever since I updated the firmware using the Se tool, bugs have urfaced, +Screen typig still slpw to respond +wifi connection now drops and freezes tne symbian os ' battry remove to fix +bluetooth connection freezes os see wifi above for fix +Randomly freezes and looks lile its ppwered off, battery remove to fix. +Battery life still appalling +SE have completely abandoned all who bought this phone, no satisfactory response to faults on the equipment. This phone was broken by Se nd is not fit for purppse, now explori g legal optios to obtain a refund.
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Reviewed by C.Ip from UK on 12th Nov 2010
its a decent phone with lots of very useful features, but the main problem with the phone is that it crashes a lot and involves switching the phone off & on to rectify the problem. Also has massive power drains even though im a light user. The camera is fantastic though.(main reason why i got this phone)
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Reviewed by kirby barnes from UK on 11th Nov 2010
i have this phonee its actally the best phone i have ever had so i recomend you get it :) it looks liek a big phone but its not that bigg xx
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Reviewed by JosH from UK on 9th Nov 2010
I JUST BOUGHT THIS PHONE BECAUSE OF ITS OUSTANDING CAMERA FEATURES AND NO OTHER SMARTPHONES HAS LIKE THIS 12.1 MEGAPIXEL.. ALL OTHERS ARE 5-8 MEGAPIXEL WHICH IS SUCK!HEHE PEACE YU!
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Reviewed by josh from UK on 3rd Nov 2010
i love my sony erricson satio it is great. But sometimes it does run a bit slow
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Reviewed by catheine from UK on 31st Oct 2010
well i have had seven of these phone all with the same fault, i am now looking for a new relacement as this one is now starting to fail!! my advise do not buy!!phone is good when it works!!
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Reviewed by asp989@gmail.com from UK on 15th Oct 2010
the phone freezes quite a lot. and the phone hardly supports custom ringtones for specific contacts... thats most annoying.
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Reviewed by jelly from UK on 11th Oct 2010
love this phone, had no probs with it at all...camera amazing, does everything i want...however after 9 months of using it, it crashes now....so told vodaphone, and they replacing it with the nexus one...due to major probs sony have recalled this... still love this phone and sony need to get their act in gear...
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Reviewed by Markus from UK on 6th Oct 2010
No no no... Problems from the begining... Had SE phones since 1995.. But this is the last one... Entertainment phone!? What a joke!
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Reviewed by Dean from UK on 4th Oct 2010
I have had my satio for a while now and I have had a few problems but the phone is OK. Not great but OK. The camera is the best bit and it takes a good picture. But it does't seem as well supported like the other smart phones on the market. Had a problem with my GPS as it stopped getting a signal but here's a tip. press the red and green buttons in this order: red, green, red, red, green, red and you get the service menu goto service tests and choose gps and purge the information and it works fine after that.
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Reviewed by Mikey md from UK on 2nd Oct 2010
Terrible, terrible phone. Slow and cumbersome, unreliable, this is without doubt the worst phone I've ever had. I didn't want the iPhone because I'm concerned about becoming an iHuman with everything dependant on Steve Jobs but this non-phone is a joke. I have Sony Ericcson TV, DVD and stereo and thought that the quality would be automatically assured but I won't ever make that assumption ever again. Avoid at all costs.
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Reviewed by Daniel Fish from UK on 13th Sep 2010
i love sonys phone so it was a no brainer to get this, it has 1 good point the camera is fantastic but thats it, the touch screen is the worse thing ever, dont even try texting on it or u will end up swearing at the screen. if like me u love sonys phone avoid with all costs as this seems a rush job esp with touch screen
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Reviewed by Derek from UK on 11th Sep 2010
I've carried this usless hunk of metal and glass around with me for the last 12 months and I have still 6 month to go until the contract ends. The user interface appears to have been designed by monkeys and implemented by gibbons. It's so so buggy. The GPS just doesn't work. Even if it did the geo-tagging functionality is a joke. When choose the location porperty on an image it returns the file location on the sd card. The clock losses time. Signal quality is poor. The media player clicks with some codecs. Touch screen is slow and unresponsive and it doesn't implement gesture recognition. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS PHONE.
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Reviewed by Emma from UK on 7th Sep 2010
My Satio has just decided to die on me after about 6 months. It won't charge, it won't switch on and it won't accept updates via the support program on Sony Ericsson website. Can anyone help....please......other than this the phone is great
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Reviewed by sanz from UK on 5th Sep 2010
Now its 1 year... never had any problems with it. just upgraded software after purchasing it and its performance is OK. Camera is superb, in fact its best camera phone I have ever used. Touch screen is fine. I am happy with this phone and never experienced any of the problems mentioned in previous comments.
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Reviewed by mondo from UK on 19th Aug 2010
Got the Satio as an upgrade after sales people raving about it being an "iphone killer”...They said it was so much better than the iphone...the spec looked great, what with the supposedly 12 meg camera....but T-mobile never seemed to have one in the shop ready to demo ...they always said it was selling too fast. So when I got the nod that they were back in stock I went and got one ...where I was told I had 7 days cooling off period..(I even took the insurance out)...still no demo... I got it home and charged it up...went through the customary set up and transfer procedures...and was so disappointed...The screen was so unresponsive..I mean it was appalling. I gave it several chances but I must admit this was a real let down by Sony Ericsson, after all the hype and build up by the sales teams they certainly shot themselves in the foot with this model. I took the phone back next day to be told I had to see the manager about returns...He was off and wouldn’t be in for another 2 days...I went back and explained the situation and it basically fell on deaf ears...he didn’t want to know..! In fact he told I was either stuck with it for the duration of the contract (18 months) or alternatively I could sell it on eBay. (Can you believe that - a manager telling a customer to sell their new contracted phone on eBay to "buy out the contract” Well as you can imagine I was disgusted at this reaction and asked for details on the area manager, who he or she was, where I could speak to him/her, but they flatly refused to give me any information or even forward my complaint on. I therefore contacted the customer services and support department and once again they didn’t want to know. It has taken me over six months to find a name of someone in authority to which I could make a complaint to but once again this has been a waste of time, as they didn’t want to know either. So basically I am stuck with this Satio (which is still in the box by the way) for the duration of my contract and I’m still using an old K750, this is the second phone T-mobile have sold me a rubbish upgrade as the W810i which was supposed to replace the K750 crashed on me 3 times within 2 days of owning it...losing all my numbers /pictures/info etc...And again they didn’t want to know ...I should have learned from my first encounter with them, but as I liked the network and the price plan suited me I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but they have burned their bridges this time..! As soon as my contract is up ...I’m going for my original plan ...the iphone. So don’t even think about going for a Satio as they are unresponsive and still plagued with faults, and by all accounts Sony Ericsson have withdrawn it from their range... If i could give it no stars the i would and for T-mobile i would give negative rating.
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Reviewed by Mic from UK on 11th Aug 2010
Don´t get one, it just way too buggy for an expensive smartphone. Specs seem nice, and to be honest, webbrowsing (opera) and camera are OK, but the mediaplayer is worse (less responsive, struggling with high bitrates, clicks every minute or so) than the one in my dumb C702. GPS reliability is a laugh. Don´t expect SE to solve real issues with new firmwares, there probably won´t be anymore updates anyhow. So if you got yourself a Satio (or Vivaz, same sw) and even the slightest seems wrong with it, send it back and ask for a refund.
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Reviewed by sachin from UK on 11th Aug 2010
lovely mobile great phone
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Reviewed by Richard Miller from UK on 10th Aug 2010
The Satio has to be the most useless phone I have ever owned. Constantly crashing and freezing, menus changing on their own, music starting on its own, internet going online without any prompt from me, alarm clock keeps resetting itself and a whole host of annoying bugs. I would not even accept one as a gift after owning one for the last 7 months. The symbian software used is so old compared to the newer Nokia models. Have managed to sort most problems by myself as Three UK technical are about as much use as a chocolate guard but alas after only a few months usage the thing won't even switch on! STAY WELL AWAY!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Willow from UK on 9th Aug 2010
I have owned this phone for 7 months now and have to say it is fantastic. Nobody has yet shown me anything the iPhone can do that this thing can't match or better. I can only think some of the reviewers on here either haven't upgraded the software from the original release or are simply Apple fanatics. The camera wipes almost any other camera phone off the map (the iPhone was never on the map in terms of cameras) and its GPS locks on very quickly and with great accuracy even indoors. Battery life isn't great but setup correctly you will get 2 days out of it and I can live with that.
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Reviewed by Boom from UK on 28th Jul 2010
This phone is rubbish - I got my phone from buymobile.net...got a great deal on a orange net work at £40 per month. had it 3 days and the phone started to crash on me, so i sent it back. got another Satio replacement, 6 days later it started to go slow etc, so i wiped everything off and it was ok for about 2 hours then problems started again. The speker phone was terrible. In the end i asked for another replacement phone, and guess what same thing happened. Buymobilephone.net said that my warrenty had now run out and i was to contact Sony. What a waste of time they were...in the end i went a bought a cheap £10 phone. Whilst the old phones dont have any gizmos on them the battery lafe can last up to 7 days on those things (great for a festival) anyway back to the satio, i decided that i would sell my sation and buy a HTC desire phone. I have had it 4 hours and i love it. i will shout this in the hope that those of you that are looking for reviews for satio's or sony DO NOT BUY ONE THEY ARE RUBBISH AND A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!! THIS PHONE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE SHELVES AND SONY NEED TO STOP BEING SO GREEDY WITH OUR MONEY. SONY IF YOU CAN HEAR ME....YOU ARE A A RIP OFF!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Marcel from UK on 6th Jul 2010
Grrrrrr!! Everyone who keeps moaning about the Satio & Vivaz freezing up / turning off etc jus update to the latest firmware version, You will find they have fixed the vast majority of problems on both these phones!, nearly every and any mobile you buy nowdays has software issues untill you update it thats manufacturers rushing them out to stay ahead in the market, but 9 out of 10 times they end up great after updating.
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Reviewed by thami from UK on 26th Jun 2010
i hate that i have to charge my battery daily. i returned my phone for a new one and still experiencing the lowest battery life ever. secondly there is no where on the phone where one can chech how much battery life one has bfore the phone decides to switch on its own due to low battery. the 2.5hours does not fill up the battery, after 30min of using the phone and recharging the battery shows empty. not sure where the problem is as this is my second satio same problem.
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 23rd Jun 2010
I love this phone. The battery life is amazing when taking photos, thought it wouldn't last long but I took over a hundred photos and the battery was still pretty much full. The phone has frozen a couple of times but I just took the battery out and started it up again and it was fine. The only problem I found was the fact that the clock on the phone is constantly slow. I sometimes set it 15 minutes fast just so it might slow up to the right time but it still ends up being slow. Apart from that the phone is amazing.
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Reviewed by John from UK on 20th Jun 2010
I like the satio I have a red one. Camera is superb. touch screen is not so good Scrolling is a nightmare. It jumps forward and flies past what you want. But the worst function of this phone is the bluetooth connection to Sony Ericsson PC suit. It continually disconnects then re connects at random intervals. Sony support is total rubbish and all they do is blame my Notebook. I never had any problems with my Nokia N95.
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Reviewed by dr leonard p from UK on 17th Jun 2010
i have never experienced the glitches the other users here have had. its the ultimate phone for me. the 12 megapixel camera is awesome. touch screen is responsive (guys just adjust your settings, like you're supposed to). update your software and watch your complaints vanish. i love this phone.
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Reviewed by David from UK on 16th Jun 2010
I don't know which phone you guys are talking about but my Satio is the worst phone I've ever had. The touch screen is unresponsive, text messaging takes a lifetime, the apps are poor and expensive, calls are randomly made and images / videos randomly disappear. I hate this phone with every ounce of my being, and would gladly give it away for free if I wasn't bound for another 20 months to a contract I cannot afford to pay off. I can only vote one star, any lower than that isn't possible, but this phone deserves none.
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Reviewed by Gareth from UK on 13th Jun 2010
Got this phone last year and I am actually using my old k800i as this is the worst phone I have ever had. What does this phone do other than take/make calls and take pics?? Wheres the apps/games?? My girlfriend has an iphone and it is the best thing going. you can go to the app store and download apps within minutes. I would strongly advise people not to buy this phone as it is a complete rip off. If anyone can prove me wrong i would love to hear your views
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Reviewed by Vinay kumar from UK on 12th Jun 2010
I love satio
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Reviewed by Henry from tunbridge wells from UK on 7th Jun 2010
I am on my 4th satio in only 3 months and everytime I get another one it always comes with the same faults, such as screen doesn't light up when I get a call but the phone still rings, phone freezes, in texting the words are changed when a full stop is put at the end of a sentence, and I also can't get my keypad to stay on my screen when making a call. Its such a performance to get a working one. I have sent it back to sony ericcson and they said that they have fixed it but when I got it back it wasn't. I have also tried software updates and that didn't fix the phone either. Orange seem incapable of giving me a working one. If anyone is thinking of getting a satio, DON'T TOUCH IT WITH A BARGE POLE!!!!
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Reviewed by Jackie from UK on 26th May 2010
This phone is a complete nightmare! I got it in February and chose it because of the 12Mp camera. Reviews had said the bugs in the phone had been ironed out and anyway that if you went on SE's website and updated the phone regularly it would be ok. Not a chance! First it took me 3 attempts to actually get a handset that would hold a charge. This one just about functions but it constantly cuts out, I can rarely get an internet connection, you have to charge it daily sometimes a couple of times a day (today it was showing half battery life and it cut out anyway and all I was doing was writing a text??!). I tell you, this is absolutely the LAST SE phone I'm buying. SE should be ashamed of themselves - what a SHAM! And the audacity of the fact that we are locked into a TWO YEAR contract. This is going to be a looooong two years...
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Reviewed by Danielle from UK on 24th May 2010
good phone but a bit pricey:)
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Reviewed by parash from UK on 19th May 2010
i love dis mobile.great phone. Brilliant camera.
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Reviewed by darren fletcher from UK on 17th May 2010
i would like to say that i am still waiting four my satio to be delivered. i am not shure if this is the 6th or 7nth satio i have had, but none of them have worked rite, its arther seezed up,carn't get www, would'nt keep the screen picture four more than a minuate cos it would change back to a set image,i have to go through the insurance now because the phones 4u have stopped helping me wich four a 5oo pound phone is discracefull, this will be the 3erd phone now from the insurance and they come in different boxes and seem to get worse every time i get one back. there's supposed to be one comeing within the next 2 days, ha they said that last friday, i will let you know if this one work,s. not only that, its supposed to have an orange simble on the bottom of the phe and the last 3 have,nt. the last one,well the one thats gone back came with nothing but the phone and the charger no pen, no usb cables,no headphones,no memorycard. ii am sik as .... this has been going o n now 4 the last 6 months. is ther any advice you could possibly give me please.people say stop moaning its no there £500 thats been spent,and as far as i can see there,s more people unhapy than happy. untill i get the phone that i paid for i can not give it any rating.
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Reviewed by Debbie from UK on 11th May 2010
Got my satio on the day of release always had a SE loved my C905 the screen froze, I couldnt access texts uinless I went to entertainment and used conversations. Switched itself off which meant I was unaware people were trying to ring me. Had to take battery out and reinsert. Its had the software upgrade in December 09 and its been back for repair once more and indeed as I type its on its way back to Nuneaton. Vodafone have admitted to me they are "aware" of problems still. The main gripe is most of us are tied into 18/24 month contracts and I know my warranty is only valid one year and bearing in mind it has had to go back for repair my concern is what happens if after October this year it continues to be faulty. I admit the camera is fantastic but what use is a good camera on a phone that has spent more time being repaired than used.
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Reviewed by Patrick from UK on 3rd May 2010
Well it's May 2010 now, so a lot later than the earlier reviews. Had the Satio for just over a month and now on the first re-install of the software. The phone has been freezing, timing out on internet connections, GPS position tracking patchy, very slow to load pages and the user interface is hopeless for more demading tasks (e.g. the task we tried was: In am near Leicester Square, direct me to the nearest CWH shop. By the time we had googled CWH, found the likely nearest store and then tried to get the mapping to give us directions we found it easier to use one of those maps they hand out free to tourists). So the problems are certainly still there for some phones. A very bad first experience of a smart phone. Will NEVER buy a Sony Ericsson phone again for sure. And and when we took it to a CWH store in Oxford Circus on the w/e having owned it just over a month, ther first thing they said was 'you know this has been discontinued' and the software is rubbish they are not using it on their new phones!
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Reviewed by Joanne from UK on 2nd May 2010
I mainly picked the Satio as my next phone beacuse of the camera which, is the greatest feature about this phone. It'e easy to use & the pictures are amazing quality. The only poor points I can find with it is the volumne of the phone & the battery life. Overall tho a very good phone with which I am very pleased with.
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Reviewed by Anonymous from UK on 28th Apr 2010
@willow - Haha you gotta be kidding me. The k800i has only a 3.2 megapixel camera. The satio has 4x more. -.-'
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Reviewed by willow from UK on 28th Apr 2010
Hi onto my third today!!! Camera is the best but the rest is a long way from the k800i. My problem has been retaining charge, it "peaked" at 41/2 hours yesterday, used only for 2 texts and 1 short call in that time period from full charge. At two months old it lasted twice as long as my first (including the two changes of battery). Its just such a nuisance!! This is my last go with this model.
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Reviewed by Sean from UK on 22nd Apr 2010
I have had the Satio since its release. I also moved network from O2 to Vodafone. I had my first handset for three days and had to return it as it was faulty. I have to admit that this being the most advanced and expensive phone I have owned in the last 15 years, I was let down badly by the constant problems. I then installed the software update and the phone now works okay. It is very easy to use, even though it runs Nokia software (I have a Nokia works phone which obviously helps). The one problem that annoys me is the battery life. It will run flat in less than 24hrs even when on standby. I also cannot buy an iphone, as Vodafone won't sell me one on PAYG. This is a complete pain. The phone is going back for repair and I hope it gets lost somewhere. I can't believe the lack of Customer Care by Vodafone with regards to a replacement. I do not want a free iphone, I am willing to pay the £400+ for it and they still won't sell me one. I was a customer of O2 for 15 yea rs and guess where I will buy my next contract. Sony Satio would be a great phone if it the battery lasted longer. Vodafone would be better if they were O2.
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Reviewed by natural from UK on 21st Apr 2010
This phone is amazing it is the best phone that i have ever had and i have had many phones nokia sony ericson samsung i have had all and the satio is the best to the extreme the camera is amazing the phone is amazing to an extent i have also had an iphone and did not like it as much as i would have thought i prefer the satio must more if you have not yet got this phone you must buy it.
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Reviewed by Bob from UK on 18th Apr 2010
The orginal models were called back sometime last year, so the majority of the reviews on this phone were written with the old model. ive had this phone for a few weeks now, and i havent experienced any major problems with it so far. At first the touchscreen took awhile t respond, but once id used it a bit more this soon sped up. Also, its a bit of a fingerprint magnet so it may be worth buying a screen wiper that can attach to the phone. The 12.1 mega pixel camera is outstanding,the touch focus is simply brilliant. It's just as good, if not better, than all of my mates digital cameras. i like how you can choose between a QWERTY keypad and a standard mobile keypad and you also have the option to use the stylus included. Overal, im really happy with this phone, it takes awhile to get used to but its definitely worth a try.
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 11th Apr 2010
Wow. After 6 months with a terrible nokia X6 I got this 2nd hand. So much quicker and very responsive. Although it can still slow down and quit applications under pressure much more reliable than nokias effort. The large screen is great and supports BBC iplayer (again the X6 didn't). Reception is good and call quality excellent. Seems perfect. Apparantly early versions were terrible but mines a peach. The camera is awesome.
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 7th Apr 2010
had my satio well a week and its the biggest regret ever, took it back to carphone wearhouse today just tobe given another but oh wait yet again, no life in battery, no signal, slow, wont always let me write a message argh! do not buy!!!!
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Reviewed by bob from England from UK on 26th Mar 2010
i have this phone good camera good touch screen but lacks in volume not loud enough for me you may disagree but that is my opinion otherwise good phone and probably best Sony Ericsson.
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Reviewed by Dennis from UK on 15th Mar 2010
Sony Ericsson Satio is really a great phone. Almost perfect, 12.1 Megapixel Camera with Xenon flash and intuitive touch focus gives you stunning, high-resolution shots you’ll want to blow up big and keep, 16 million colours 3,5" and 16:9 ratio screen and wonderful music player, but there are some annoying parts in the phone such as freezing and sometimes the operation is slow. Maybe its Symbian OS is the main problem, not the Satio. LOL!
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Reviewed by Grattus from UK on 14th Mar 2010
Thought I should put the record straight after I slated this phone straight after it came out and it had "teething" problems. I have had firmware updates since my first review and as a result I now have an entirely different Satio. Battery life has improved to "normal" levels (for a smartphone), user interface has become so much easier to manage to the point that I finish what I'm doing almost as soon as I start. The touchscreen is fine, I can text as quick with this as I can with any other phone I have had, call quality is great, even the camera seems to have improved resolution. This isn't an iphone but provides all you could need from a phone apart from the stupid apps that most people seem to use the iphone for! (Sorry but iphone bores are everywhere!) Internet use is quick and easy on the big screen, picture messaging is simple and fast too. Speaking of which the camera is as good as any on the market, including the pixon12, C905 and N86. I have been a bit of a mobile phone magpie in the past flitting from phone to phone but this is a keeper. Good looks, improved battery life, ease of use plus all the bells and whistles you could wish for make this the phone to have!
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Reviewed by GTAFT from UK on 9th Mar 2010
Satio is basically running off a Nokia system S60, personally I hated Nokia phones (too slow and bulky) when i got this phone i was depressed that Sony Ericsson had completely lost any individuality, menu after menu, apps that don't shut down unless you go to the menu scroll down to exit then confirm the choice! Sony needs to wake up and smell the consumer! Famous for adding the first camera flash to mobile technology they have finally given in to LED flashes... instead don't worry about touch screen and focus on media perfection! Sony will never be able to match Apple and their own operating system, but enhanced media and media simplicity could make Sony actually stand out the crowd better and more effectively. For this reason I'm selling my Satio and going back to my very old but very reliable K810i!
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Reviewed by katy evans from UK on 8th Mar 2010
i got this fone because like many i was attraceted to the camera but upon using it i wouldnt recommend it to anyone , the camera is great but the touchscreen in unresponsive , it freezes often and trying to send a message is a huge task , its very uneasy to use stay away
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Reviewed by patrick wong from UK on 8th Mar 2010
no perfect phone_depending on your preference,really _to me this phone is awesome but like most techkies, I would love to see the casing in metal_excellent phone
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Reviewed by Billie from UK on 28th Feb 2010
I <3 This phone best phone iv ever had so easy to use !!!!!! U dont need a camera when you have this :D
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Reviewed by john from UK on 25th Feb 2010
the Satio this is my third phone, and still not happy , again it keeps crashing, the battery if lucky may be 2 days even with not using it , the first phone not have much softwear in that went back, second phone was faulty, now this phone as crashed 3 times and turned itself off may have to ring orange again, i have always had a Sony phone and think their phones have always been good, but very sad with this one
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Reviewed by Neil W from UK on 19th Feb 2010
My 1 star rating reflects the numerous issues I have had with the Satio. For the short periods it was working I would probably rate it 4 stars. On contract with Vodafone since Oct09 the phone would switch itself once or twice per week off or freeze for no apparent reason. Had to take the battery out to start it again. Battery life is really poor even with all the applications closed. Not sure if mine was part of the initial batch. Loaded the latest software downloads but same problem got worse, until it finally would not switch back on or charge. Sent for repair and told that liquid damage was responsible. Absolute Rubbish!! Condensation in the phone is the only way this could have happened(v cold outside and bringing back into a warm room) I suspect the Satio design propagates condensation build up. never had a problems with other Sony Ericsson models.
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Reviewed by Amir Samdani from UK on 16th Feb 2010
So far it is very good to me. I really love SE phones smart and high quality phones.
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Reviewed by discogibbonuk from UK on 13th Feb 2010
I've had my Vodafone branded Satio since launch and after hearing all the bad reviews and problems I obviously feared the worst, but I've not had a single problem! The Symbian operating system is very powerful although it can be very slightly laggy at times but when it does run the Satio is great. The 12MP camera might seem like a gimick to begine with but the quality of the snaps is briliant... Well done SE, after all the problems with the C905 and K850, finally a phone I can recommend!
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Reviewed by Saywhat from UK on 9th Feb 2010
I love my Satio, mainly because Im camera happy an this take the nicest and clearest pics, havent needed my proper camera since I got the phone...only one thing which is annoying me, there is a flashing envelope icon on the top of the screen, (the kind you would expect to see when you get a new msg) and when i press it it tells me my sim memory is full which it isnt, I called my service provider and they told me it is a common fault but exchanged the handset anyway but I still have the same issue. Reading the reviews I havent seen anyone mention this as a fault, is my service provider talkin nonsence??? and does anyone know hoe to fix this problem, I dont want to exchange for another brand, me and the satio were made for each other lol
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Reviewed by Rab C from UK on 7th Feb 2010
Used to love Sony's but slightly disgruntled with Satio as is exactly same operating sytem as Nokia N-series and express music range,still think this phone is cool in its own way loving the big screen and sony still managing to incorporate their filing system into the clumpy symbian software, although in pictures it does not allow you to view thumbnails like every other sony... why?
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Reviewed by Vidarsha from UK on 5th Feb 2010
I have waited to buy this phone for quite some time.....since last May to be exact. Initially I was quite disappointed at the negative reviews the Satio has received, and pushed back the decision to buy one. After prospecting the Samsung M8910 Pixon 12 (not available for sale in Sri Lanka - the local agent was of no help in bringing one down for me) I brought a Satio, with the firmware version R1CA037 pre-installed. I brought it mainly for the camera (the same reason I bought my previous SE model - K790). After using it for a week web browsing, texting, calling etc etc it has not yet crashed or hung even once. But, it's definitely not the perfect phone. I have a number of issues with the Satio: 1) Atrocious battery life - a 1000mAh battery is not enough for a device like this. the battery, a BST-33 is the same shipped with my 3 1/2 year old K790i. This needs at least a 1500mAh battery. 2) Low ring volume - This phone is no good as a alarm. Even a dog won't wake up to it's alarm. The reminder function is no good either. 3) A slow clock (perhaps this is an issue with my phone) - It loses about 15mins every 2 days while left unsynchronized with the network 4) No equalizer - This beats me all ends up. Verdict: Don't buy this phone unless you buy it because of the camera.
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Reviewed by the unknown from UK on 1st Feb 2010
exellent fone no probs what so ever after new updates
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Reviewed by mark t from UK on 31st Jan 2010
had the satio on orange for 6 weeks now, had no problems at all, the touch screen is very quick, the wap is also very fast to load up and download date n pictures, dont know why people are moaning about it, other than it should have a place for the stylesthe phone is cool
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Reviewed by ????? from UK on 29th Jan 2010
real good!! I KNOW))
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Reviewed by Brad from UK on 29th Jan 2010
Iv had this phone now for one week, and iv got to say its not a bad as people make out. (unless you get a bad one which could happen to any new device) UI isn't as upto date as some phones out there but saying that it does the job pretty well. There is no point trying to compare this to an iphone due to lack of app's, which when all said and done isn't a bad thing. UI is easy enough to use even if youve never had a touch screen before and its plenty responive enough. Camera = best on market. UI = good enough and easy enough to use. Battery = not bad for the size of the screen. Media = a monkey could use it. overall = great camera/media. good UI. Not bad battery for the amount its running.
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Reviewed by DAVID from UK on 29th Jan 2010
THE PHONE IS AWESOME,BATTERY LIFE IS AMAZING,I GET 2-3DAYS OF REGULAR USAGE.NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS MOBILE NOW.SEEMS LOTS OF OTHER SATIO OWNERS AGREE AFTER READING THE LATEST REVIEWS.
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Reviewed by Sultan from UK on 28th Jan 2010
great phone that has everything ! but the A-GPS is not what i expected, its slow and of course it has to connect with the mobile network which cost money! unlike a GPS device with preloaded maps that connects only with satellite (which what I hoped for) but that's nothng next to the battery problem! its ridiculous how it drained so fast! i keep it on charge all the time and still it dies off sometimes! its not my main mobile anymore.
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Reviewed by matt from UK on 24th Jan 2010
On My third satio since november. first two were big problems with numerous flts most of which people have listed here with freezing etc. Third one however, different ball game. If you like to take pictures on the go, this is the phone to have. I have always had a decent camera on my phone as I use it a lot, this however is in a league of its own, just amazing. Obviously phone and its apps dont compare to the likes of an I phone which blows everything away, but this is a different engine and what this does it does well. Only problem I have at the moment is an over the air install fault from vodafone. Only reason it didnt get a five was due to the firmware issues on first phones.
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Reviewed by Gary from UK on 21st Jan 2010
Not the best phone i've ever had but saying that no problems with it so far as i got it after recall. Very plasticy,so you have to be careful not to drop it. Menu is a bit basic but ok. Texting can be annoying on predictive when you try to put a x you get a w and can't tap to x. Menu is plain but do'es the job. Touch screen is not as responsive as an iphone, but if you want a good camera this is the phone ( just edge's my Samsung i8510 )Battery ok 2-3 day's. All in all would recommend it.
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Reviewed by Ray from UK on 19th Jan 2010
REVIEW NOTE: First off I just wanted to say that the 5 star is not an overall rating, the reason is that the things I bought the Satio for, it does brilliantly I had been shopping around for a new phone for a while but it was always apparent that the only 2 phones I really wanted were the iPhone and the Satio. The former is very fun and slick but has a very poor camera, what I really wanted was a good camera to use on nights out since I have never liked the idea of taking a seperate digital camera out. I wasn't really after any fun applications or anything, just the basics; a nice touch screen phone, good looks/design and a good camera. My last couple of phones have been SE and the cameras have varied from excellent (K800i) to quite poor (C902), the latter due to a very weak LED flash. So when I heard that the Satio had a 12 MP camera and a zenon flash it went to the top of my list. The camera is great and tbh its hard to tell between 9,10 and 12 MP but just having the option to go higher is nice. The touchscreen is a LITTLE resistive compared to the iPhone but its not a major worry and so far I've had no problems with it. It is simply the best camera phone on the market but if you're after the bells and whistles of the iPhone I'm afraid you'll be dissapointed. Though if you're after a relatively no frills, easy to use touchscreen phone with a powerful camera and a slick, smart design then look no further than the Sony Ericsson Satio!
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Reviewed by gord from UK on 17th Jan 2010
I am on my second Satio both have had same fault's worked fine first day then no link to PC unless I reboot phone then only for a few min's Grrrr My other problem with it is the lack of volume I use it for a alarm in the morning's it would not wake a baby up and you can not turn it up grrrr Other than that the phone has been good no problems at all. I to have had Sony phones since my first brick and apart from the K850I have had no problems so have to ask .Why did sony go to Nokia for software ? if I wanted a Nokia I would have got one. I have alway's found Sony phones easy to use but this is not Sony might have there name on it but the software page does say all right's Nokia !! why did Sony let all of us down with this phone ? If I can not get PC problem sorted I will be going back to my C 905 it is bulitproof
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Reviewed by Grant from England on 16th Jan 2010
This is my 3rd Sony Ericsson phone, and I love it. I've had it just under a month and have had no problems with it (except the menus being a bit slow sometimes). In regards to people saying you have to navigate through 5 menus to get it on silent, its not true, hold down the on/off button and it brings up a menu and choose silent from there. The camera on it is brilliant, 12.1 mega pixels the same as my mates new camera and it has pretty much the same features, including smile detection! To be honest it was either this or an iphone and I thought about it for a bit and am glad of my choice, the Satio looks better than an iphone, plus iphones are 2 a penny at the moment. Overall a great phone!
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Reviewed by Mahran from Syria on 16th Jan 2010
well i have to say that its an excellent phone ( but...) First and second and third :BATTERY and then Sound ....to tell you the truth... well i have to whisper to hear it playing I think that's all overall ..its a pretty good phone
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Reviewed by wsm from uk on 15th Jan 2010
GET ONE NOW !! THE PROBLEMS THEY HAD, HAS BEEN FIXED WITH THE UPDATES!! I HAVE NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER..ITS A REALLY GOOD PHONE, BATTERY SHOULD LAST FOR 2-3 DAYS IF USED FOR ONLY TXTS AND CALLS, THE BEST THING ABOUT THE PHONE IS ITS CAMERA...HOWEVER THE TOUCHSCREEN ISNT AS GOOD AS AN IPHONE BUT GOOD ENOUGH THOUGH AND A LOT MORE TO DISCOVER !!!!
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Reviewed by Tim from England on 10th Jan 2010
Acquired my Satio at beginning of December so may have missed the early bad batch. Previously had N905 which had the habit of turning itself off in the middle of calls. Satio rather complicatd to get to grips with and on line instruction book over 80 pages long. Like the touch screen but the radio doesnt tell you what channel you are on which the 905 radio did. Chose the phone for the camera which doesnt disappoint. Battery life is a bit on the shortside especially if you use the road sync function to push work related emails. Have had a couple of screen freezing moments and the radio appeared to disappear a few days ago. Hopefully the phone will grow on me but it isnt that bad.
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Reviewed by Nath Auty from UK on 9th Jan 2010
Only one major gripe with my brand new Sony Ericsson Satio is the battery life. Lasts roughly 20 hours when left on after charge. Then again, there's so much running when the phone is on, due to the myriad of features, that I guess its par for the course.
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Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 9th Jan 2010
I've been an SE fan since I can't remember when. The K800i was legendary and will always remain so, in my book at least! So I couldn't wait for the Satio to come out. Oh Dear. SE you've messed it up and messed it up BADLY. It constantly freezes, requiring the battery to be taken out, the touch screen is unresponsive, no 3.5mm jack and more faults too long to mention. Luckily I was within time to take it back so back it went. I went and bought the W995 instead and couldn't be more chuffed with it. It has a 3.5mm jack on top as well as Sony's propietary jack - so why have you gone back SE?! Your review was spot on. It is really a great camera, 8.1 instead of 12 but that's hardly noticeable. My words are dump the Satio and get the w995 instead - a marvellous phone and no sticky fingertips!
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Reviewed by bilbo from uk on 9th Jan 2010
Man, oh man, this is the phone that I have been waiting for. I have owned this phone for a good few weeks now and it is fabulous. Iam not sure about the problems other user have been getting but mine is superb. Firstly the phone is totally classy in it's gloss piano black. It looks and feels great in the hand and the camera sliding cover is quality. The overall feel of the phone is Class. Its not too heavy or bulky and just feel right in my hand. The screen is big, bright and crisp. The phone is based on the symbian OS which I personally really like....its easy to navigate, icons and clear and well laid out. The touch experience is really nice with a nice light touch only required. Pictures scroll easily and texting is easy with a number of ways to input text. I use the full size QWERTY option horizontally and can text fast with no problems. The camera is truly amazing and you really can leave your digicam at home. There are a host of features and settings to ensure really good pics, even blown up onto my PC monitor...its that good. The flash is strong for low light and makes a lot of difference. Videos are also very good. Signal quality and strength are outstanding, easily out performing my previous Nokia and my brother Iphone 3GS by a mile. This hangs onto a signal when all others have long since given up. Internet use is superb with good views and nice page layout. Browsing is fast and enjoyable. Overall this is the best phone I have ever owned or used. It is simply amazing with fantastic features, camera, screen and enjoyable user experience. I have heard there were issues with older firmware/software, but new latest software updates are available free on SE's website. For information my phone works perfectly, never freezes, is fast and responsive and Iam using this version of the software(SOFTWARE 1218-9500 R1CA037.DATE 29/11/09.CUSTOM REVISION 1225-9491 R1BA028.DATE 29/11/09.MODEL U1). Break the mould, do something different, this phone looks and feels class, and is superb in my opinion. Thanks SE for a great mobile.
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Reviewed by Suzanne from Scotland on 6th Jan 2010
I got this phone after upgrading from a Nokia N95-8GB. To begin with I loved everything about it; the touchscreen, the music player, camera and most of all the memory! However just before Christmas, the phone started to freeze, switch itself off and on again, not holding a charge etc. so I took it back to the Carphone Warehouse and got a replacement phone. Was working fine with messages to begin with but the same thing happened. Took it back again and it worked fine with them! Anyway I took it back today and got yet another replacement and guess what.......same thing again! Even tried switching sim cards but nothing. Sadly I'm stuck with this phone for another year since they won't let me change it! Sony Ericsson you should be ashamed! I certainly won't be buying another in a hurry thats for sure.
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Reviewed by sally from uk on 5th Jan 2010
THIS PHONE IS AMAZING,I THINK THIS REVIEW NEEDS LOOKNG AT AGAIN BECAUSE I HAVE NOT HAD ONE PROBLEM WITH IT.MUST BE THE NEW BATCH.DOES ABSOLUTLEY EVERYTHING,TEXTNG GREAT/NO NEED FOR PEN!INTERNET FLAWLESS!CAMERA FANTASTIC.I PREFER TO THE IPHONE ANYDAY.DONT LET THE PREVIOUS BAD REVIEWS PUT YOU OFF FROM GETTING THIS PHONE,I LOVE IT,BEST PHONE I'VE EVER HAD.
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Reviewed by RAZGRIZ from ENGLAND on 31st Dec 2009
MY GIRLFRIEND HAD THIS PHONE. BASICALLY A COMPLETE DISGRACE TO BE HONEST. COMPARED TO MY IPHONE THE SATIO IS A COMPLETE TOURIST. UNRELIABLE, POOR INTERFACE AND SHOCKINGLY SLOW. HOW A DEVELOPER AND MANUFACTURER LIKE SONY COULD DROP THE BALL LIKE THIS REALLY SURPRISES ME. THE CAMERA IS FINE, BUT REALLY 12MP JUST SLOWS THE DEVICE DOWN TERRIBLY. GET YOURSELF THE IPHONE AND SET YOURSELF FREE, AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING ALL THE BEST..:-)
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 30th Dec 2009
I ordered this phone before reading the reviews- if i had i wouldn't have ordered it! But to my great surprise i can't fault it, i find the messaging easy to use, browsing a dream, camera brill- No phone on the market has everything i wanted, the Omnia HD comes close, but even that has a missing lens cover. My only gripe with the Satio would be that i miss the sterio speakers of my N95!- Taking a shower is a bit dull without music!
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Reviewed by Jonsey from England on 29th Dec 2009
Having had Sony Ericssons for over 7 Years now and like most people I know what I like and Like what I know!! I have just got my new Satio having previously had the C905. At first I thought it seemed complicated against the C905 but having taken time to get used to it I think its absolutely fantastic. I didnt want to follow the trend like most people and get the iphone but did contemplate it for a short time as I love my gadgets. On thinking what I wanted out of my new phone I put the preferences in order 1) A Phone 2) The Best Camera avaiable (Only 3gb on iphone!!!) 3) syncronisation with Outlook for my diary, contacts and emails 4) An average web browsers for when I am on the move. All the other extras on this and other phones were just a bonus to me as the first 3 were secific needs. I have presently not had any software problems or slowness of use as other people have reported but I probably have the newer version software now available. For those people who want a sat nav, buy a sat nav, for those who want a P.C. buy a net book, it can however do these tasks very well but remember it is a phone with a mega camera that keeps you on the ball with the diary etc. Give this phone a chance you will get to love it as I have!!!
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