Sony Xperia ion now priced at the low, low price of zero on contract, at Best Buy

Sony Xperia ion now priced at the low, low price of zero on contract, at Best Buy
It was somewhat of a big deal for Sony (and yeah, maybe AT&T felt a tingle too) when the Japanese manufacturer was able to get the Sony Xperia ion on to AT&T's smartphone lineup. Even better was the $99.99 price that the carrier bestowed upon contract signing customers purchasing the model. As its want, Best Buy has decided to get its inventory of the device moving out the door by cutting the price of the phone to zero. The deal is available to new customers or existing ones with an upgrade in their pocket, who sign a 2-year contract.

The Sony Xperia ion is equipped with a 4.55 inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. This works out to a high pixel density of 323ppi. Under the hood you will find a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. 16GB of native storage graces the unit, which can be expanded thanks to the 32GB capacity microSD card. Around back is the big deal, a 12.1MP camera with AF and LED flash that captures video in 1080p. A 1.3MP camera in on front for your self-portrait and vide chatting pleasure. A 1900mAh battery keeps the phone alive and Android 2.3 (remember that build?) is installed.

The Sony Xperia ion is nothing if not a stylish piece of kit to hold in the palm of your hand. And while your friends are dazzled by the looks of your new phone, wait until you tell them the price.

source: Phandroid

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Xperia ion
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware , 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



14. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

ICS here -> its lt28h rom but can flash over lt28i and lt28a! makes me want this phone :) :)

10. oister85 unregistered

Go Sony is your !!birthday!!. We going to party like is your !!birthday!!

9. diego87s

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

@RamyRamz69: Not only is the American version running Gingerbread, the LTE unlocked/international (LT28i) version of the Ion is too. I know because I own one. I want ICS or JB already!! Can't believe Sony is not doing anything about an update for this phone. >:(

11. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Eh....I live in Dubai, and I went to the Sony Mobile UAE page and this is what I found: Also, if you go to Youtube and search for Xperia Ion videos uploaded this week or month you're gonna see that it launched with ICS in Asia, Africa and Europe

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Never buy phones from vest buy again. They f**k up my data plan. But love the price. But im still waiting for the announcement of the xperia gx

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that is your problem - you went to vest buy...they only sell vests...

8. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

^i see what you did there....

12. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Good one lol

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I just don't understand why the international Ion launched with ICS while the American Ion launched with Gingerbread...

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

you are so desperate SONY

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

lol sony doesn't determine the prices best buy/AT&T does

2. BabyWade

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

At one point & time I actually wanted this phone pretty bad, but now I want the LT30/Mint.

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's an awesome deal, and it's sold accordingly.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yep, great deal and you can go to xda to upgrade the software

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