Sony Xperia advance

Announced:
May 30, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 9, 2012

Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

320 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

165 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

54.59 %

Features:

Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video light, Digital image stabilization

Design

Dimensions:

4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches (111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm)

Weight:

3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 67

Colors:

Black, Yellow, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effects

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

8192 MB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSPA, UMTS

Battery

Capacity:

1305 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Talk time:

6.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback:

45.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

Stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

Sony Xperia advance is the US version of the Xperia go. A stylish but yet water and dust resistant smartphone. It is coming with a 3.5" scratch resistant mineral glass display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine and 5MP camera which is said to go from sleep to snap in just over a second. It is powered by 1Ghz dual core processor and is launching with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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