Sony Ericsson Aino

The Good 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.

The Bad 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.

The Bottom Line The Sony Ericsson Aino's luscious display and multimedia offerings make it one of the better unlocked phones we've seen this year.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson has a knack for making beautiful multimedia-rich phones and it has certainly done so with the Sony Ericsson Aino. The Aino has a stunning display and a fantastic feature set that includes an 8.1-megapixel camera, a media player, Remote Play compatibility, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and support for AT&T's 3G network. It even comes with a handy dual-charging dock, which will charge both the phone and an included stereo Bluetooth headset. We weren't thrilled by the lack of a standard 3.5mm headset jack and the cramped keypad, but if you want a well-made phone that delivers a great multimedia experience, the Aino fits the bill. However, you will pay a price for it--the Aino costs $600 because it is not available with any carrier subsidies.

Design
The Sony Ericsson Aino has a fairly straightforward blocky rectangular design. Still, it does have rounded edges and a matte chassis that is quite attractive. Measuring 4.09 inches long by 1.97 inches wide by 0.61 inch thick, the Aino is a bit bulky and will likely make a dent in your pocket. It's no lightweight either at 4.73 ounces, giving it a very solid and sturdy feel in the hand. The Aino comes in both white and black.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sony Ericsson
  • Service Provider Unlocked
  • Diagonal Size 3 in
  • Weight 4.7 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, PictBridge direct printing, Radio Data Service (RDS), built-in stereo speakers, flash light
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model Unlocked

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