Sony Ericsson Aino sizzles - 8.1MP cam, capacitive touch at Rs. 28, 950/-
7 June 2010
Summary: Sony Ericsson Aino is a prolific performer in the camera & multimedia segment achieving consistent scores across all the tests and truly stamped its authority, as one of the best high-end mobile phones to be tested.
Pros: Introduces Remote Play - support for PS3 console, Top notch multimedia performance, Excellent build quality
Cons: Lacks HD video recording capability, Limited touchscreen functionality, Definitely expensive
Excerpt: If you’re wondering what the name Aino (no apparent model number) means, your guess is as good as mine. It means different thing in different languages. In Finnish it can be a person’s name that means ‘The Only One’, in Japanese it’s the native name of ‘Man’ and a race of people that came before the earliest Japanese settlers. The handset is obviously neither.
Conclusion: Like I have said before, this isn’t a smartphone, and with a pricetag at $600.00. I just don’t see how it’s worth it. I’ll have to admit that it is very stylish since it is a long phone and the 8.1 megapixel camera, while not the greatest, is quite impressive. I also love the multimedia interface and how the touchscreen is dedicated for it but the biggest mistake was to not include a 3.5mm headphone jack which will turn consumers away from this device.
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Pros: The Sony Ericsson Aino has a beautiful display, an intuitive interface, great multimedia features, Remote Play compatibility, Wi-Fi, GPS with Google Maps and geotagging, and good call quality. We also like that it comes with a desktop charging dock plus a stereo Bluetooth headset.
Cons: The Sony Ericsson Aino's touch-screen interface is limited to the media browser, it has no 3.5mm headset jack, and the navigation keys are a little small. Some may find the price tag a little steep.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Aino is definitely suited to people who currently use this form factor of a slide out key board. It’s jam packed with features and seems to perform fairly well. As you have probably gathered it’s not my cup of tea but like most devices this all comes down to personal preference and what you are going to use the device for.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Aino U10i doesn't bring anything new to the table with its moderately strong vibro alert, a bit too loud ring tones and decent call quality.
This device is actually a twin of W995, added with a touch-sensitive screen that works only in the closed state. How many people do need such a limited screen size? It seems to be sensor-like, but not always. The confusion arouses at once. The answer is the device sales – only a few need such a functionality.
Summary: Boasting the ability to control and access multimedia content wirelessly from a PlayStation 3 console, Sony Ericsson's Aino mobile phone also features a 3in touchscreen, Wi-Fi and an 8-megapixel camera.