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
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.
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 10:11 AM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 11:06 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 11:43 AM 0
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.
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 2:08 PM 0
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!
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 9:53 PM 0
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.
posted on Aug 15, 2012, 9:20 PM 0
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