Three new Sony phones coming to the U.S. soon

Three new Sony phones coming to the U.S. soon
Sony fans in the U.S. will soon be introduced to three new handsets by the company - the Sony Xperia acro S, Xperia tipo dual and Xperia advance. By the looks of it, the manufacturer is looking to refresh its U.S. line-up from the low- all the way to the high-end.

If the names of these phones don't mean much to you, here's a brief summary for each:

Sony Xperia acro S: This is a top Android smartphone of the company, featuring a large 4.3" HD screen with Bravia Engine, 1.5GHz dual-core processor with Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Of course, it's running Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Xperia advance: The Xperia advance is the U.S. version of the Xperia go (here's our review). It's a rugged Android 2.3 smartphone with a 3.5" HVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It is IP67 certified, which means it's water and dust resistant. Obviously, the weak spot in this whole configuration is the low screen resolution, which kind of ruins this otherwise healthy package.

Sony Xperia tipo dual: And here is the low-end offering - an entry-level Android 4 smartphone with a 3.2" HVGA display, 800MHz single-core CPU, 512MB RAM and 2.5GB internal storage. The key feature here is the tipo dual's ability to load two SIM cards, hence the "dual" in the name.

Anyone excited? Well, the acro S does look pretty good, although not exactly a revolution. The handsets are currently listed on the manufacturer's own U.S. website as coming soon, and while no pricing info is currently disclosed, we guess Sony will be offering them unlocked (full price), not subsidized through carriers.

source: Sony via UnwiredView



1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Where's that xperia gx?

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

announce at iffa and its tx.. good that acro s comes to us!

3. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

ray you forget to state that the acro s is as proof as the advance (also known as XPERIA go), so basically we get the xperia s, only its water, dust, and shatter proof.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

If that is true, that is a HUGE selling point. I was about to post as to why all the rugged phones (Casio Commander, Motorola Admiral) have to be so low end? If the Acro S is truly rugged, then my enthusiasm for Sony just grew. Of the Android handset makers, Motorola, Samsung and Sony are the ones I would buy from.

5. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

it's true, check it here:

7. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

the acro s isn't the same as the xperia go. the acro s meets the industry standard ip55 and ip57 that means the phone is protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes. the go meets the industry standard ip67 that means Xperia go is protected against dust and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes.

9. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

that's true, my bad. but still, the acro s is still a rugged sexy phone.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

SONY NEEDS TO PUT THIS either on AT&T OR T-MOBILE. but still waiting WORD FOR THE RUMOR XPERIA T or GX. sorry forget the new name

8. I.P.H.O.N.E

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2012

I LOVE SONY PRODUCTS But I think non of there phones are on par with the OneX or S3. The Gx seem's okay!

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I wish Sony made more CDMA devices. It was surprising how Verizon got the Xperia Play, but they had to sacrifice their beautiful UI for the standard Android UI. *sighs* And of course Sprint NEVER gets any Sony phones. Ever.

12. the_EDJ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

I would snatch up a high end CDMA Sony phone on Sprint day one. Three of my last 4 phones have been HTC, I'm burnt out on HTC. The Galaxy S3 just doesn't impress me visually. Hardware looks and touchwiz = bleh. I wouldn't make it through two years with the phone. C'mon Sony, take my money!

11. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

It's time for all phones to be penta-band by now. Also, it is an absolute shame that Sony Came out with the light bar (which distinguished their products from all other rectangle smartphones on the market), but they're phasing it out and now making everything (including flagships) look like mid-range crap.

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