Sony has recently announced its new S series Sony-Ericsson S312 Mobilephone which is a candybar style dual-band GSM network ready mobilephone featuring 2.0-inch 265K TFT display, and integrated 2.0 Megapixels autofocus digital camera.
The tri-band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz and EDGE network ready Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone has 176 x 220 pixels, 2.0 inches, 265K colours QVGA TFT display and it features scratch-resistant Teflon coated surface.
The candybar style phone sports screen spread over top half and keypad below it and it offers instant video recording feature using a single dedicated video camera key and comes with illuminated shortcut keys along side of right side of the keypad for still camera function such as option for continuous or single shot, self-timer, white balance and option to start and stop LED flash.
The Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone comes with 15-MB shared internal memory and it offers Memory Stick Micro (M2) support with up to 4 GB maximum memory card. It comes with 1-GB memory card as package. The main internal storage memory allows storage of up to 1000 phone numbers in a 20 fields contact book and handset also offers 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls records.
Supporting Polyphonic 72 channels ringtones along with MP3 ringtones and AAC ringtones, the new Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone offers GPRS Class 10 connection with upto 48 kbps speed, and EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection. There is no WiFi connectivity or option for 3G connectivity though.
The Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone also sports Bluetooth v2.0 wireless connection with A2DP and offers USB v2.0 port for wired data connectivity. The mobilephone also offers USB Mass storage function for storing all sorts of contents for sharing between PC and mobilephone.
The EDGE Class 10 network connection offered by Sony Ericsson S312 phone allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.
The built-in Bluetooth v2.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.
Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone is equipped with standard fast USB v2.0 port (miniUSB port) which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
USB Mass storage Mode
The Sony S312 mobilephone also supports a USB mass storage mode, allowing storage of important files like documents, images, and music files. The USB mass storage mode does not require any special setup or software installation on any PC the handset is being connected to. Simply connect the handset to the PC running Windows XP or Vista using custom-supplied USB cord and press OK button to start the USB mass storage session and drag-drop files between PC and handset.
2 Megapixels Digital Camera
The Sony-Ericsson S312 mobilephone sports a top class powerful 2.0 Megapixels digital camera that offers 2.5x digital zoom (30 steps) – for both still and video shooting – at maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution and also offers autofocus, integrated LED flash and Auto lens cover.
The VideoDJ application in handset allows the user to add together several chunks of recorded or downloaded video clips to create a continuous video picture which can be further enhanced with music or sound clips.
The digital camera in Sony S312 handset is also equipped with autofocus technology (green ractangle display while shooting) and comes with a powerful integrated flash. The shooting mode supports various options for still and video recording under several adjustable shooting conditions.
In addition, Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone also captures videos in 320 x 240 @ 15 fps. Recording length is only limited by the available free space on the memory card. The handset does not spot secondary VGA resolution camera for video calling.
The Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone is equipped with full featured MP3 player, the Walkman Mediaplayer v3.0, which offers top-quality sound with hosts of media player features. The phone has integrated speakers and comes with high-quality Sony headphones. One can play, rewind, fast forward, equalise, shuffle tracks and create playlists – just like in any other digital music player.
An optional external dual stereo speakers can play music quite loud and clear. The Media Player supports MP3, AAC and MPEG4 files and file transfer is fairly fast using USB v2.0 interface. The handset also provides facility to gain access to an online music store directly for downloading music tracks straight into the handset.
The MusicDJ feature in Sony S312 allows the user to create their own polyphonic ringtone with the use of the built in instrumental sounds & rhythms.
FM Radio With RDS
The Sony Ericsson S312 mobile phone also features an integrated FM Radio with RDS and 20 station memory. The radio can be played through the loud speaker as well. The radio is stereophonic reception and the phone is capable of receiving very clear and stable signal without any interferences in the broadcast.
The RDS feature of FM Radion technology enables display of the radio station name or even additional information – like artist names or song titles and duration etc. The FM Radio offers 20 stations memory and allows frequency scale of 87.5 up to 108.0 MHz.
All the rest..
Weighing just 80 gms, the new Sony-Ericsson S312 mobilephone also supports MMS (Multimedia Message Service) for Multimedia text messaging allowing sounds, pictures, animations and formatted text in SMS message and its integrated image blog features allows sharing photos instantly by directly posting them onto any blog site.
Available in Dawn Blue, Honey Silver colors, the Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone’s some other features includes: built-in Image viewer and Picture editor/blogger software, Organizer, voice memo recording, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, RSS reader application, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, TrackID music recognition, and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Equipped with 930 mAh Li-Pol battery, the Sony Ericsson S312 mobilephone offers upto 400 hrs of standby and 8 hrs of talk time.
Sony Ericsson S312 Mobilephone Features
- Dual-band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
- Candybar Style
- 176 x 220 pixels, 2.0 inches, 256K-colours TFT display, Scratch Resistant
- 15 MB Internal Phone Memory
- Memory Stick Micro (M2) support, Upto 4 GB, 1-GB M2 memory stick included
- 1000 entries phonebook, 20 fields, Photo call, 30 received, 30 dialed and 30 missed calls record
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
- USB v2.0 port, USB Mass storage
- 2.0 Megapixels digital camera, 2.5x digital zoom, 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution, autofocus, LED integrated flash
- Video Recroding in QVGA, 320 x 240 pixels resolution, 15 fps
- MP3 Media Player, Supprts MP3, AAC, and MPEG4 file formats
- Integrated FM radio with RDS and 20 station memory
- Ringtones – Polyphonic 72 channels, MP3, and AAC
- Image viewer and Picture editor software, Blogging
- Voice memo recording
- Built-in handsfree Speakerphone
- WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, RSS reader Application
- Colors – Dawn Blue, Honey Silver
- Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-39) Standard battery
Stand-by: 400 hrs
Talk time: 8 hrs
- Dimension: 100 x 46 x 12.5 mm
- Weight – 80 gms
The Sony Ericsson S312 Mobilephone with integrated 2.0 Megapixels digital cybershot camera and FM Radio is available in India for the price of Rs. 6,100 (inclusive of all taxes) with one year warranty. Visit www.sony.co.in for more details.