General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 Aino (a) for Americas
Announced 2009, May
Status Available. Released 2009, October
Size Dimensions 104 x 50 x 15.5 mm
Weight 134 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 240 x 432 pixels, 3.0 inches
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Limited touchscreen functionality
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
Memory Phonebook 1000 x 20 fields, Photo call
Call records 30 received, dialed and missed calls
Internal 55 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 8.1 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, video stabilizer, videocalling
Features Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront 3.5), RSS reader
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes, incl. motion-based + downloadable
Colors Obsidian Black, Luminous White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Wayfinder Navigator
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Remote play for Playstation 3
YouTube & Facebook applications
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1000 mAh
Stand-by Up to 380 h (2G) / Up to 367 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 31 h
Misc SAR US 1.00 W/kg (head) 0.95 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.74 W/kg (head)
If you’re a serious gamer, you’ve probably been feeling slightly left out all these years without a phone that properly “clicked” with what you love the most. Now all that is about to change. The latest Sony Ericsson Aino has got everything you’ve been missing in a phone.
Beyond that, the phone is similar to the Sony Ericsson W995 in terms of specs - 8GB memory card, BBC iPlayer support, standard SE interface and so on.
The Sony Ericsson Aino is the phone that finally brings PS3 connectivity to a mobile - bringing the best of Sony's brands to beat the multimedia prowess of the iPhone and Samsung i8910HD.
It's a mid-range effort, following just behind the Sony Ericsson Satio in the recent slew of releases from the brand, but it still tries to pack a wealth of functionality into its chassis.
The main talking point is the PS3 connectivity - but don't get too excited as it's not the PSP phone we've all been waiting for, more a device to make use of the considerable multimedia prowess of the PS3.
The top of the phone hides the lock switch for when the phone slider is shut - because this phone has an odd double life. By day/when slid up, it's a meek Sony Ericsson phone with a slightly long screen - physical keyboard and the normal interface.
But by night/when closed, it morphs into a multimedia marvel, with a touchscreen activated by a slide up arrow. It's an odd scenario, and one we'll go into later in the review.