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Sony Xperia ion launches – already down to $50

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Sony Xperia ion launches – already down to $50
Well that was fast. You probably already checked out our review earlier today of the new Sony Xperia ion. As we previously reported, this Android powered handset from Sony launched today on AT&T for $99 with a new two-year commitment.

If you liked what you saw in that review and decided to pull the trigger on this one, do yourself a favor and skip AT&T’s website and go directly to Best Buy or Sony. Both sites are currently offering the Sony Xperia ion for just $49.99 with a new contract.

While the device didn’t exactly blow us away, we did find its $99 price point quite alluring. Shave 50% off of that and Gingerbread might not look so bad after all.

source: Best Buy & Sony

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posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:26

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1209; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


its really not bad a phone but bigger names like HTC samsung and apple will kill it in sales. Need to market it right.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:40 2

2. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I like this phone a lot but I don't know about the camera on it. I don't care what the reviews say. The camera on the Xperia S is so-so and I can vouch for that myself. The samples I've seen from this device on this site are also disappointing. Honestly, the camera is the part of the phone I use the most and I need a good camera. I still think it is a good buy though.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 20:55 2

3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Now that's something. Next year dual-cores will be free on contract. Wooopeeee :p

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 21:02 1

4. x01hst (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I already got from AT&T on today.......... :(

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 23:08

5. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


At least this one doesn't have that cheap acryllic tacky glow bar. The thick and square design and curved back is very ugly and not good to hold. In fact, it looks EXACTLY like the cheap remote that came with my bargain bin Vizio TV. Remove the buttons, slap a screen on there, voila! The square and flat profile with the excessive curve on the back are not a good ergonomic combination. Why is Sony using this same exact design on EVERY SINGLE one of their phones? Even Samsung phones look slightly different from each other. Sony probably misplaced their design team under a seat cushion and is just resizing the current design using MS Paint. Also considering Sony is suppose to be such a top LCD maker, why do all their screens look so terrible, with very poor viewing angles and strange colors and oversharpness? Coupled with umimpressive 12MP camera, choppy video, choppy UI performance even though it's suppose to be minimalist and dual-core, poor battery life, etc., why would you get this phone even if it is on sale for cheap? You can get older models like the Galaxy S II or the Nitro or the Razr for equivalent or cheaper price.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 23:30 4

6. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Talk about being cynical. Sony has some of the best designs around.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 06:41 2

7. BabyWade (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


After reading the review the Xperia Ion is no longer a phone that I would consider buying, thought Sony would at least spice it up a little bit. Hope the GX comes out soon.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:25 1

8. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Bye bye lumia 900....

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:27 1

9. ryq24 (Posts: 439; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


maybe sony read the reviews of phonearena and theverge.com which give this ion a not so good marks.

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