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Sony Xperia advance

Sony Xperia advance
3.5"
320 x 480 pixels
5 MP
RAM: 0.5 GB
MEMORY: 4 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 1305 mAh (5.50h 3G talk time)
Announced: May 30, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 9, 2012
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone
  • Small dimensions (4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches)

Cons

  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)

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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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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 67
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 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.

    • 165 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 ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 54.59 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Digital image stabilization

Hardware

  • 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, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Yes
  • 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.

    • 0.5 GB RAM / 8192 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1305 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 26 h (1589 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 21.7 days (520 hours)
      the average is 20 days (481 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 43 h (2593 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 19.2 days (460 hours)
      the average is 24 days (585 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 45.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 6.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effects
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSPA, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Flashlight, Calculator, Stopwatch
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Skype, Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 May 2012

Shopping information

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