Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sony Xperia Ion: Sonys Best Android Phone Yet


Sonys Previous Xperia Android phones have not really impressed me much,quality was lacking as was the Sony's front end u.i.At C.E.S this year though i happened to have heard something about the Sony Xperia Ion while in a meeting and had to go and see for myself what the fuss was about and i must say i was blown away.

Lets look at the Tech specs first..First off, it will be a 4G LTE(U.S) device, which is huge.Sporting a 4.6-inch 720p screen, the display is nothing short of stunning, and as it's powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor. A striking 12-megapixel camera is touted out back which we sampled a few pictures with and the results where the best Ive seen on any Smartphone the Sony Exmor R CMOS lens was doing a superb job of capturing some high quality pictures and with a 1gig of ram on board and 16gig internal memory..its is running Gingerbread but ICS WILL be ready for the phone soon after release..why not delay it till its ready come on Sony..
Seen have a clear winner here and yes the build quality and the fact it was stick thin also helped with its Visual appeal and finally Sony are getting to grips with there U.I and it only added to the Android experience instead of slowing it down..a great phone Sony well done and on Pre-order already at  Negri Electronics,we should see it in Europe and elsewhere in late February and indeed its smalling sibling the Sony Xperia S Is now due in early Feb.

Heres The Spec Sheet:

  • Large 4.6-inch touch display with Bravia Engine for clearer images outdoors
  • Built-in 12.1-megapixel Sony Exmor R CMOS lens with 3D sweep panorama and 1080p video recording
  • Snap, shoot and share pics and videos with the LTE network and a 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor
  • Runs Google's latest Android 2.3 mobile operating system with access to Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and Android Market

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17
BODY Dimensions 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm
Weight 144 g

- Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 4 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant glass

- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Timescape UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 86 kbps
EDGE Up to 237 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS, USB On-the-go support
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU Adreno 220
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White

- SNS integration
- ANT+ support
- HDMI port
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- TrackID music recognition
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1900 mAh
Stand-by Up to 400 h (2G) / Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 4 h (3G)
Music play Up to 12 h

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