The Sony Ericsson Aino is a phone which comes with a plethora of functionality. In some respects the level of technology included within this handset is hard to believe. It packs an amazing amount of features within a compact casing. In fact the handset measures 104 mm x 50 mm wide and is only 15 mm thick.
A 3 inch TFT capacitive touch screen is one of the integral elements of this handset. It offers stunning imagery by virtue of its ability to display up to 16 million colours and experience within a pixel screen size of 240 x 432 pixels. With limited touch screen functionality this handset provides effective functionality in a simple and user-friendly manner. An accelerometer sensor provides the means to auto rotate imagery dependent upon the orientation of the camera. The handset also provides a variety of alert types included within the package as well as the ability to download polyphonic, MP3 and AAC ringtones. A speakerphone which comes with stereo speakers is also provided.
The phone comes with an internal memory of 55 MB, however most packages include an 8 GB card which can be utilised within the microSD slot. In fact the slot can be utilised to expand the memory up to 32 GB if required. Entertainment is provided by an MP3/MP4 player and a stereo FM radio. In addition the handset comes with a remote play for PlayStation 3 feature, YouTube and Facebook applications as well as an organiser and a voice memo facility.
Connectivity is provided by GPRS, EDGE, Blue tooth and USB. Internet access at speeds of up to 7.2 MB per second are provided by the HSDPA connection whilst the Wi Fi connection offers the ability to access nationally available hotspots.
An 8.1 megapixel camera which operates at 3264 x 2440 pixels is provided with this handset. In addition to aid photo taking the camera also provides auto focus, touch focus, face detection and geo-tagging. An LED flash is also provided for illumination. For those who prefer the medium of video, the camera also doubles up as a video capture device and will record at VGA quality and at 30 frames per second and also comes with the additional feature of a video stabiliser. Video calling, a popular feature with many, is also available on this handset
The Sony Ericsson Aino is a handset which is already turning heads. Its level of functionality empowers its owner with the ability to conduct a huge variety of tasks whilst out and about. It provides this functionality with a level of simplicity that endears the phone to the public.