Sony Ericsson Zylo

The Zylo has a catchy name to go with its cool slider designed casing. This mobile phone supports 3G technology & focuses on its straightforward communication features & entertaining music features. The Sony Ericsson Zylo is from the same Sony Ericsson family as the Sony Ericsson Spiro, but these phones differ dramatically in features & integrated technologies with the Zylo having a high specification of features. Music can be enjoyed when the user is on their travels as this compact slider phone comes with a Walkman® music player complete with album art display, easy to use music controls & a shake control feature. Communicating with friends via the phones messaging service could not be easier, as the user can select their desired service to communicate with friends. An integrated Facebook™ application provides the user with an uncomplicated communication features with all the users Facebook™ compatible friends. Looking good & staying in touch with others is possible with the Sony Ericsson Zylo.

Appearance & Size
The Zylo supports a neatly shaped casing which is compact in size thanks to the handsets slide opening design. A chunkier feel to the handset gives it a solid feel when the casing is both in its slide closed or open position. Its dimensions are compact measuring 10.3cm in height, 5.2cm in width by 1.6cm in depth when the handset is closed. With a choice of three colours the user can express their style by choosing a swing pink coloured casing for a snazzy & feminine look, or a jazz black coloured casing for a sleek & distinguished look or opt for a chacha silver coloured casing which gives a sophisticated look to the Sony Ericsson Zylo. When in its closed & opened position the user can view & use the 2.6 inch colour screen, as well as the well placed navigation key, music keys & call keys which are situated beneath the screen on the top section of the slide open casing. On sliding open the handset the lower section of the casing slides smoothly under the top section to reveal a small but beautifully design keypad with easy to operate individual numeric keys which can also be used for alphabetic character entry.
Imaging, Media & Entertainment
The heart of the Zylo is expressed through it music features which include a Walkman® music player & a FM radio feature. When playing music on the Sony Ericsson Zylo the handset truly comes alive with easy to view album art display, smoothly operated music controls & a wide range of music & sound features which allow the user to gain the best music experience possible from this stylish slider phone. The Zylo supports both clear bass & clear stereo sound features. A SensMe music storage feature means the user can store music in relevant categories to suit their mood whether the users feels happy, sad, romantic or in the party mood, their music can be stored to reflect the way the user is feeling. A TrackID™ music recognition feature allows the user to hear a song they like the sound of when the user is out & about, & by simply recording a section of the song being played the user can find out all the relevant details needed to get this song on their phone. The TrackID™ feature will provide the user with the name of the song, the artist or band performing the song & the album name the song is from, so thereafter the user can purchase this song & add it to their mobile music collection. The Sony Ericsson Zylo also comes with a shake control feature allowing the user to control their music by shaking their handset & a PlayNow™ music download feature allowing the user to download new ringtones within seconds. A 3.2 megapixel camera allows the user to enjoy capturing still pictures & moving videos, which can be viewed & played back on the Zylo for entertainment. A built in 2 x digital zoom means the user can gain a close up shot or a shot with distance, for a picture with surrounding including. There is a variety of imaging focused features which means the user can capture & store their pictures with the best quality finish & overall look. The Zylo supports a photo fix feature & a picture geo tagging facility, plus the user can take a shot & post it on Flickr® or Picasa™ directly from the Zylo. For entertainment the user may choose the view funny or informative clips on YouTube™ & the user can upload their own clips within seconds if required. For those gaming enthusiast the games feature on this 3G phone provides a 3D gaming experience & for the fitness enthusiast there is a Walk Mate feature allowing the user to count steps on their mobile handset.

Communication & Messaging
Communicating with friends is what mobile phones were designed for & the Sony Ericsson Zylo does not fail to provide its user with user friendly call features, messaging services including email & social network compatibility. Its built in messaging service allow the user to communicate with others using the best service available for both the user's needs & their contacts messaging compatibility. The Sony Ericsson Zylo supports SMS text messaging complete with a predictive text input method & it has a highly user friendly conversation style layout. It supports instant messaging which is an online messaging service allowing the user to chat to friends when their friends are showing as available or online, by using text & symbols to communicate. The user can create, send & receive emails on the Zylo which supports Exchange ActiveSync®. Multimedia messaging allows the user to share pictures or video clips complete with sound or music & with text to other MMS contacts. There is a built in Facebook™ application which provides instant access to the users Facebook™ account & allows the user to share all their fun moments with other Facebook™ friends from their mobile phone. Calling is easy on this phone as it comes with a many call features to make communicating easy for the user including a video call feature, speaker phone call feature, & an easy to manage & access phone book which stores all the user's contacts.

Technology & Internet
Accessing the Internet via the Access NetFront™ browser is easy thanks to the clearly labelled Internet icon & the user can enjoy web feeds, a Google™ search facility & bookmark their favourite websites. The battery provided with the Sony Ericsson Zylo will give the user up to four hours GSM talk time or approximately three & a half hours of 3G HSDPA talk time when fully charged. Its 3G HSDPA & HSUPA technologies provide high speed connectivity for the user when needed. The Zylo works over HSDPA 900, HSDPA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 networks providing 3G coverage & GSM coverage when required. On connecting the Zylo to other devices the user can use either a Bluetooth® connection or a USB connection depending on the other devices connectivity options & the users preferred method of connectivity. High speed data transfer rates can be gained when transfer data thanks to the phones built in EDGE technology. It comes with 260 megabytes of internal memory built into the Zylo plus the phones memory capabilities can be extended by adding a compatible MicroSD™ memory card into the designated memory card slot. This memory card slot can support up to a further sixteen gigabytes of memory.

Sony Ericsson Zylo Specifications & Features

2.6 Inch TFT 262k Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

3.2 Megapixel Camera
2 x Digital Zoom
Geo Tagging
Photo Fix
Photo Feeds
Video Record
Video Player
Video Streaming
Video Call (Main Camera)
Picture Wallpaper
Wallpaper Animation

SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Exchange ActiveSync®
Instant Messaging
Conversation Messaging
Predictive Text Input
Sound Recorder

Walkman® Music Player
Album Art Display
FM Radio RDS
Shake Control
Clear Bass
Clear Stereo
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
MP3 & Polyphonic Tones

Java™ Games
3D Games
Phone Book
Alarm Clock
Flight Mode
Speaker Phone
Vibrating Alert
Music Call
Auto Rotate
Walk Mate
Facebook™ Application


Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
HSDPA 900 & 2100

Access NetFront™ Web Browser
Web Feeds
Google™ Search
YouTube™ Compatible

Memory & Talk Time
260 Mbytes Memory plus MicroSD™ Memory Support up to 16 Gbytes
4 Hours GSM Talk Time
3.5 Hours 3G Talk Time
339 Hours GSM Standby
403 Hours 3G Standby
2 Hours Video Call Time

Weight & Size
115 g
103 x 52 x 16 mm