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Sony Ericsson Satio & Samsung Pixon12 - 12-Megapixel Takeover!

Sony Ericsson Satio & Samsung Pixon12 - 12-Megapixel Takeover!



Overview

12 Reasons for 12-megapixel

So, it has come to pass that mobile phones and their integrated cameras have finally caught up to the dedicated compact cameras' megapixel count. What we're looking at today is the Sony Ericsson Satio and the Samsung Pixon12 - both equipped with 12-megapixel sensors. Both companies have lived up to their delivery promise, but whether it can live up to the imaging standards usually expected of this megapixel count is altogether another issue. And, would such 12-megapixel camera phones be a suitable replacement for point-and-shoot cameras of similar imaging resolution? There are a lot of factors to consider, such as the sensor size, white balance, imaging features and many more.

So, what it really boils down to is whether you'll go for the convergence route and just get the all-in-one device, or opt for multiple gadgets for specific situations and tasks. To aid you in your decision, we put both the Satio and the Pixon12 to the test.

Sony Ericsson Satio & Samsung Pixon12 Specifications

  Sony Ericsson Satio  Samsung Pixon12
Network: 
  •  GSM 1900 /1800 / 900 / 850
  • HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  •  GSM 1900 /1800 / 900 / 850
  • HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Operating system:
  •  Symbian S60 Version 5.0
  •  Samsung Proprietary OS
Display: 
  •  3.5-inch TFT touchscreen
  • 360 x 640 pixels
  • 16M colors
  •  3.1-inch AMOLED resistive touchsreen
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • 16M colors
Camera: 
  • 12-megapixel
  • Xenon flash
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus / geo-tagging / face and smile detection
  • 12-megapixel
  • Xenon flash
  • 28mm wide-angle lens with autofocus
  • Variable aperture / tracking touch autofocus / geo-tagging / face, smile and blink detection / wide dynamic range / Smart Auto mode / image stabilization / Beauty Shot
Video: 
  •  - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
  • Video recording resolution VGA @30fps
  •  DivX/XviD/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP4 player
  • Video recording resolution 720x480 @30fps, QVGA @120fps
Audio: 
  •  MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
  •  MP3/eAAC+/WMA/AMR player
Connectivity: 
  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS & Google Maps
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support
  • microUSB 2.0
  • WLAN 802.11b/g, DLNA
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support
  • microUSB 2.0
  • WLAN 802.11b/g
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps
Memory: 
  • 8GB microSD bundled / microSD expandability / SDHC supported (up to 32GB)
  •  microSD expandability, SDHC supported (up to 16GB)
Battery: 
  • 1000mAH
  • 1000mAH
Standby / Talk time 
  •  Up to 340 hours / Up to 4 hours 50 minutes
  •  Up to 456 hours / Up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Dimensions: 
  •  112 x 55 x 13mm
  •  108 x 53 x 13.8mm
Weight: 
  • 126g
  • 120g
 Price:
  • S$1098
  • S$998