Sony Xperia ion hands-on
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2012, 03:13
With the debut of the Sony Xperia ion, it marks the first time we’re seeing a smartphone being built in-house – and no longer the result of the former joint venture. Yet another device that’s listed as being PlayStation certified, it’ll naturally pique the interest...
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3. darac posted on 10 Jan 2012, 04:36 13 1
i'm changing my mind regarding the design. lol. it's metal casing gives a whole other touch to the picture. a solid industrial look with premium finish, unlike the lg nitro and samsung cheapos.
top this with that sweet huge screen, fantastic camera, reasonable battery and an LTE and you get the best phone at the moment
4. marvellztune posted on 10 Jan 2012, 05:46 6 2
Let's just say bye-bye to single-core phones! :)
5. arcq12 posted on 10 Jan 2012, 06:14 5 0
hopefully it will come with ICS when it hit the shelves..
6. ayephoner posted on 10 Jan 2012, 06:23 3 0
im wondering about the playstation certification. will that just be by on screen controls? or will we finally see a decent control pad accessory? that could be pretty cool.
14. RamyRamz69 posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:36 5 0
Atleast we buy our Sony products to use them, not show off with specs that we never use.
17. XiphiasGladius posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:24 3 0
Amen to that! Specs wont matter if you cant even max it!
8. adjou posted on 10 Jan 2012, 06:48 11 0
Lol, coming from a person with a sgs2 avatar. Too bad you will have to stick with plastic, while I will be using a metallic phone! ;)
11. seylan posted on 10 Jan 2012, 07:31 3 0
Love it, I wish this version could be sold world-wide...but with the latest Snapdragon S4 Soc...I don't want to feel outdated!
15. RamyRamz69 posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:37 6 0
No one would really buy a Quad core phone if you ask me...too many problems. It will be just the same when Moto launched the first dual core phone in the world.
23. Jimstar posted on 10 Jan 2012, 17:45 1 0
That was actually LG with the Optimus 2X....though looking at the G2X here in the states, your point ironically still stands
22. xiobnb posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:43 2 0
buy the xperia s !! its the international version ! and it looks even better!!
16. hunted posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:49 0 8
why they have only 5 home screens? Sony get at least 7 screens for options
18. XiphiasGladius posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:27 2 0
Yeah agree, I think we better file a petition to SONY then...
19. Joshing4fun posted on 10 Jan 2012, 13:57 8 1
Sony is always a little behind others but with that comes true quality. It's the total package and that's what i really want in a phone and that's the kind of phone you can actually happily own for 2 years.
21. xiobnb posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:42 2 2
i want the xperia s !! the international version of xperia ion!!
24. rockstarlive posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:25 0 5
hey wait a min.......
it still says Sony Ericcson. LOL
25. Jyakotu posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:06 7 0
I honestly always felt that Sony had the BEST designs when it comes to Android smartphones. I also like their Timescape UI. Looks to be a solid phone for AT&T.
26. nando2do posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:37 2 1
why is so difficult to google to provide 4.0 to other developers other than samsung?? it just bought motorola and not even them have update their dual core phones to 4.0 yet. i just dont get it..
31. gammaSharma posted on 14 Jan 2012, 11:54 1 0
4.0 has been released for development from dec, 2011 to all phone manufacturer by Google. Its just the development and integration of the OS with the Drivers of each Manufacturer thats taking time.
For example there are many different parts on a phone from many manufacturers like different type of camera modules, display resolution, and other hardwares for which Device Drivers are to be Writtern and tested throughly before release.
Above that there is the Custom UI of various manufactures that needs to be integrated with the new OS again.
And moreover there are various Government and Environmental nomes the phone need to pass with the new OS in terms of radiation and all that takes quite some time depending on the Govt. in question.
So, have patience, your update is under development & Test cycle right now.
27. sumit919 posted on 11 Jan 2012, 03:07 1 0
Why is Ericsson still printed there on the top of the phone. On the other sites i saw images with just SONY written over them..looked way more stylish
28. adjou posted on 11 Jan 2012, 04:29 3 0
/they are sort of prototype, not the real thing that is releasing into the market.
29. rahuldasgupta8 posted on 11 Jan 2012, 05:19 1 1
New Sony Ericsson Xperia S is knowdout a very good smart phone but this time similarly we miss the xenon flash on this phone
37. spiderpig2894 posted on 21 Feb 2012, 06:48 1 0
xenon are rare in smartphones because the battery of the smartphone is enough to power its components and xenon do use a lot of battery power when used.
30. gammaSharma posted on 14 Jan 2012, 11:47 0 2
Xperia S is light year ahead on looks from Ion. I don't like the looks of Ion at all as it resembles every other android hand set out there namely motorola, philips, sharp, etc etc. It does not look like Sony even.
32. nexuspeer posted on 15 Jan 2012, 18:38 1 0
The Xperia Ion and its sister phone the Xperia S are great phones. They also will come with an optional Sony touchscreen accessory watch!
I had the pleasure to test all of them at this year's CES2012 and also recorded a short video.
See it here:
33. iDroidx650 posted on 15 Jan 2012, 23:44 1 0
This phone is great. good job sony! just don't launch it too late. We need this phone out before Spring to get some great sales.
36. rayman173 posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:47 1 0
I might switch out my windows phone for this android.......its quite appealing and I always liked Sony's interface