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Sony Xperia V

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Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.0)  
Dimensions5.08 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (129 x 65 x 10.7 mm)  
Weight4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  
RuggedSplash, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 57  
ColorsBlack, Pink, White  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches  
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels  
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

342 ppi  
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFT  
Screen-to-body ratio60.75 %  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera
Camera13 megapixels  
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)  
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging  
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus  
ModelMSM8960  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait  
Graphics processorAdreno 225  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024.0 GB RAM  
Built-in storage8 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1750 mAh  
User replaceableYes  
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
  
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
  
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 16 h (960 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 22 days (517 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
  
Music playback18.00 hours  
Video playback4.00 hours  
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, Miracast, MHL  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n  
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
HDMIvia microUSB  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 2012  
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

06 Dec 2012  
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0060 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.86 W/kg  
Body0.73 W/kg  
Product Specific Use1.21 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.22 W/kg  

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