Specs summary

Screen
3"

The Sony Ericsson Aino's screen is 3 inches with 240 x 432 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
55 MB

Internal memory is 55 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 780 minutes (2G), 270 minutes (3G).



We don't really find the Sony Ericsson Aino exterior breathtaking. It rather takes a somewhat conservative approach and an unassuming touch-only look, when it's not opened.

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

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GSMArena

The first phone by Sony Ericsson to sport a widescreen and touchscreen display

Sony Ericsson Aino is without a doubt one entertaining slider. It does pretty much all the stuff the other Sony Ericsson feature phones do, but does it better. It brings in some heavy multimedia firepower such as a PS3-inspired touch menu, a large 3-inch touchscreen, VGA@30fps video recording.

Of course, Wi-Fi and GPS are also in the mix to make the device that much more tempting. The Remote Play feature, initially developed for PSP, enables users to control and access media content on Playstation 3 from their phone....

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Sony Ericsson Aino is without a doubt one entertaining slider. It does pretty much all the stuff the other Sony Ericsson feature phones do, but does it better. It brings in some heavy multimedia firepower such as a PS3-inspired touch menu, a large 3-inch touchscreen, VGA@30fps video recording.

Of course, Wi-Fi and GPS are also in the mix to make the device that much more tempting. The Remote Play feature, initially developed for PSP, enables users to control and access media content on Playstation 3 from their phone.

Unfortunately, we don't really find the Sony Ericsson Aino exterior breathtaking. It rather takes a somewhat conservative approach and an unassuming touch-only look, when it's not opened.

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PhoneArena

Excellent multimedia capabilities along with unhandy keypad

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Now it´s about time we use our imaginary scales, weight up the positive features of the handset against its shortcomings and see if it´s ultimately worth it. On the one hand, we´ve got excellent multimedia capabilities – great camera, super audio quality through the boxed Bluetooth hands-free and a large screen ideal for videos. On the other, the browser is quite bad, the keypad is unhandy and the touch-sensitivity of the screen is limited, meaning you would have to open the slider anytime you need to do even simple things. Oh, we almost forgot something really important - the retail price tag of the Sony Ericsson Aino is about $645...

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Now it´s about time we use our imaginary scales, weight up the positive features of the handset against its shortcomings and see if it´s ultimately worth it. On the one hand, we´ve got excellent multimedia capabilities – great camera, super audio quality through the boxed Bluetooth hands-free and a large screen ideal for videos. On the other, the browser is quite bad, the keypad is unhandy and the touch-sensitivity of the screen is limited, meaning you would have to open the slider anytime you need to do even simple things. Oh, we almost forgot something really important - the retail price tag of the Sony Ericsson Aino is about $645.

The latter prevents us from being able to recommend the Aino. Don´t get us wrong, this is a truly capable multimedia handset that will keep you entertained all the way. In time, you will even get used to the touch-sensitive menu and the whole idea about the screen and its limited functionality. Unfortunately, the rather steep price tag places the handset in the vicinity of the Samsung OmniaHD i8910, Omnia II i8000 and Pixon12 M8910 and this is, by all means, a losing battle. They offer better video capture functionality, DivX and Xvid video playback, and the former two are smartphones equipped with larger displays.

Similarly to the Sony Ericsson Satio, the Aino rolls out too late to make a difference. If the handset had been released at the beginning of the year, it could have stood a chance against the multimedia cell phones. The market has, however, developed really fast and the Sony Ericsson Aino looks obsolete at the end of 2009.

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CNET

A mild-mannered slider phone by day, and confusing touchscreen device by night

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Sony Ericsson's Aino is proof that the higher you reach the harder you can fall. This phone looked like it had huge potential, but, in the end, just gave us a pain in the Aino. Sporting groovy good looks, it's packed with innovative features, including the ability to remotely control your PlaySta...More

Sony Ericsson's Aino is proof that the higher you reach the harder you can fall. This phone looked like it had huge potential, but, in the end, just gave us a pain in the Aino. Sporting groovy good looks, it's packed with innovative features, including the ability to remotely control your PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, its huge range of interesting features is poorly organised and occasionally nonsensical.

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Don't waste your money

Sony Ericsson U10i - DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! I hate it. Touch screen stopped working after two days. It is very slow between screens. The battery lasts about four hours and as far as I can tell I have everything that uses energy turned off. The camera might be 8 meg but you'd better have patie...More
Sony Ericsson U10i - DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! I hate it. Touch screen stopped working after two days. It is very slow between screens. The battery lasts about four hours and as far as I can tell I have everything that uses energy turned off. The camera might be 8 meg but you'd better have patience and a steady hand if you want a good photo. Even worse at night. Defintely rushed. Or at least Sony Ericsson did not care enough about quality control. I cannot believe that they did not know of its problems before releasing. They can’t respect their customers. I will never buy a Sony Ericson again. I have had this useless phone for two weeks and am already researching a replacement. Not sure whether I will disrespect my friends enough to give it away. I will probably throw against the floor. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. If you like the features, buy a chinese knock off, it can't be any worse and may come with slots for two sim cards. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! Should be rebadged as Anus instead of Aino! Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 29, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 55 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 780 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 270 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Luminous White, Obsidian Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.0 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 134 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 432 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps Walkman player
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