The camera is the real USP of the Sony Ericsson Satio, and definitely its most amazing feature. The resolution is 12 megapixels, which is truly excellent for a mobile device. The camera has a Xenon flash, thankfully replacing the usual LED one. The flash doesn’t have the power that one would expect, but it still is a step forward. In addition to the lens and the flash, the camera apparatus includes a small embedded light that can be used to focus on objects. Additionally, while using the camera application, a user can make use of the touch focus feature. This feature simplifies the process of photography, when the user taps on the object they want to focus on, and the phone centres the image on that object. The Satio also has other photo features, like geotagging and panorama mode.
The multimedia features of the phone are rather ordinary; the music player is standard and therefore disappointing. The video player has a few more functions, making it less of let down. Although the phone is a Sony, the audio leaves a lot to be desired, with weak sound output.
The file manager is classic Symbian, with all the imaginable options for organization. There isn’t much room for improvement in this area, since Symbian has one of the best file managers for mobile phone devices.
In terms of connectivity, the Satio has all the conceivable technology packed into it, including quad-band GSM and EDGE, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi compatibility, GPS and 3G network support. The phone has a fairly good phone browser with inbuilt Flash capability, which makes a nice change from other devices.