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Sony Xperia ion Prices & Plans

Features

  • 4G LTE Capable
  • Android
  • 12 megapixels
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Talk time: Up to 10h
  • Standby: Up to 19d 10h 40m
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Average Score:

67/100

"During our time testing out the handset, the Sony Xperia ion didn’t drop any calls or fluctuate tremendously with its si..."
8/10 Stars

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Sony Xperia ion Specs

Display
TypeLED Backlit
Screen Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Screen Size4.6 inch (11.7 cm)
TouchscreenYes
Camera
Resolution12 megapixels
3D Resolution-
Flash TypeYes
Optical Zoom-
Digital Zoom-
Video Camera1080p
Music & Video
Music PlayerYes
Video PlayerYes
Video CallsYes
FM RadioYes
Audio FormatsMP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Video Formats3GPP, MP4
Memory
RAM1.02GB
Internal16GB
ExpandableUp to 32GB
Physical
Form FactorSlate
Width68 mm
Height133 mm
Thickness10.6 mm
Weight144 grams
AccelerometerYes
GyroYes
Connectivity
Main Connectivity4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed100Mbps
QuadbandYes
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
USB2.0
BluetoothYes
NetworksGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data NetworksLTE 700, 1700, 2100, HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100
Messaging
Push EmailYes
Text Messages (SMS)Yes
Picture Messages (MMS)Yes
EmailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
General
GPSYes
MP3 RingtonesYes
Battery (2G Talk)Up to 10 hours
Battery (Standby)Up to 19 days 10 hours 40 minutess
App StoreGoogle Play
Processor TypeDual-core 1.5GHz
Operating SystemAndroid
Release DateJune 2012

Sony Xperia ion Reviews

Average Score
(10 reviews)

67/100

80/100

"During our time testing out the handset, the Sony Xperia ion didn’t drop any calls or fluctuate tremendously with its signal strength. " 8/10 Stars

phonearena.com
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70/100

"Sony's Xperia ion may pale in comparison compared with some high-profile handsets that we've seen this year, but it still boasts a beautiful design that's hard for other manufacturers to beat." 3.5/5 Stars

asia.cnet.com
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70/100

"When it comes to capturing imagery, both still and moving, the Xperia Ion is unfortunately a mixed bag. On the plus side, the dedicated camera button will activate the camera automatically, and in a pinch, far more so than many other Android devices." 3.5/5 Stars

techradar.com
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70/100

"The battery life of the Xperia Ion is slightly more than the Xperia S. Under a standard daily usage load, the Xperia S lasts a day. This one will get you from one morning till lunchtime on the next day on a single charge." 3.5/5 Stars

thinkdigit.com
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Mixed

"Were we smartphone doctors, a prescription for an imminent Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, an aluminum body-lite diet and maybe even some dermabrasion for that mucked-up, logo-bedecked front face would be in order."

engadget.com
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70/100

"Unfortunately, viewing angles are narrower on the ion than other Android phones we've tested. For example, two people flanking the phone couldn't comfortably see the images displayed on the device. By comparison, the Galaxy S III and One X consistently delivered wide viewing angles and excellent contrast." 3.5/5 Stars

laptopmag.com
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68/100

"The front camera is quite good as far as front-facing cameras go, and the 1080p video is passable if not brilliant. " 6.8/10

theverge.com
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60/100

"Reaching the four haptic touch navigation buttons (Menu, Home, Back, Search) is also not hard, but we found them to be somewhat unresponsive. We often had to press a button a second time to get it to register. These may be touch buttons, but they require some pressure to work. " 6/10

digitaltrends.com
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60/100

"...I'm not a big fan of the Xperia Ion's display, which is dark and has a bluish cast, resulting in inconsistent colors. Photos on Web pages looked muted, while details in dimly lit sections of video were lost." 3/5 Stars

reviews.cnet.com
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50/100

"On paper, it’s nothing more than the Xperia S wrapped in a metal chassis with a microSD card slot. Is it really just this or is there anything more to justify the huge price premium? " 5/10

tech2in.com
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