Sony Ericsson Anio Review


Welcome to the Sony Ericsson Anio review/information page.  The SE Anio is marketed as a feature and fashion phone so it has some interesting functionality included.  Again at the airport we gave it a quick test and thought it was pretty decent.

For a phone with a large screen and a slider it was surprisingly light and thin.  The quality of materials is pretty good plastic too with hints at former SE design and quality.  The Anio is a touch screen phone although it has a slide out keypad.  As a bonus you also get a desktop stand and a matching bluetooth wireless headset.  The screen resolution is also pretty good too.

The user experience is pretty good too, using the latest FLASH based interface, which means some nice screen transitions and animations however it is nothing exceptional.  It is also a relatively quick phone without any significant lags so overall a very good impression.  However the it is also a hybrid touch screen phone where some of the functions can be controlled by the screen but the rest rely on the hardware buttons.  It’s all a bit weird like the Samsung’s version so needs to be improved.

All your communication options are available. SMS, Voice, MMS, Email and MS-Active Sync.  The Anio can do it all and some more thanks to what is getting to be a decent Netfront web browser with RSS capabilities.

Once again like most SE phones the Anio is packed with the latest hardware for 2010.  It features 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Web browser with FLASH, A-GPS and a 8Mp camera so all the latest and probably essential features of a mobile phone in the years ahead. You also get a app that allows you to use the phone as a controller for your PS3 which actually works quite well but still no match for a regular controller.  You could probably control other devices through the Anio since it has DLNA but known SE propriety bias it is unlikely to be compatible with the latest equipment – only time will tell.

Overall this is something different to the iPhone and if you don’t need or want to spend you cash on largely useless apps then this is a perfectly good alternative.  Just don’t pay too much for it.


  • Sony Ericsson Anio
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 85-/900/1900/2100 (Dependent on country)
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbits data speed (download)
    HSUPA 2 Mbits data speed (upload)
  • Design
  • L104 x W50 x D15.5 mm
    Weight 134 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 432 x 240
  • Camera
    LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    640 x 480 pixel main video camera 24FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to 280MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 16Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio with RDS
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    BST-43 3.7V 1000mAh
    Up to 13 days Standby
    Up to 10 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    From $xxx AUS 2010 (Outright)