Sony Xperia ion

Description

Sony Xperia ion is the first phone that is just Sony (no Ericsson here), which was expected after Sony bought the Ericsson share out of the joint venture. It is landing exclusively on AT&T's LTE network, just to spice things up. It is the first dual-core Xperia phone; it features 4.55" HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 16GB of internal memory, plus a whopping 12MP camera with Exmor R sensor. As was mentioned, the Sony Xperia ion will sport LTE connectivity, rounding up a pretty formidable Android high-end, which we can't wait to get our mitts on, and give this 12MP camera on the back the review treatment. Sony claims that it takes under two seconds to get the camera from standby mode to image capture, so speed will be on our side with the humongous 12MP sensor as well.

This device is also known as Sony LT28at, Sony LT28i

Cons

  • Thick body (0.42 inches)

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Display

Size: 4.5 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 323 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 63.48 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Processor: Dual-core, 1500 MHz
GPU: Yes
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (4.1.2, 4.0, 2.3) Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 1900 mAh
Type: User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Front: 1.3 MP
Dimensions: 5.20 x 2.68 x 0.42 inches (132 x 68 x 10.6 mm)
Weight: 5.08 oz (144.0 g)
Colors: Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 17(700 b)
UMTS: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE, HSPA, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: TV-out
Radio: FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
HDMI: Yes
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced: Jan 09, 2012
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Alternative variants

Sony Xperia ion LT28i

International version

Differences from the main variant:
UMTS: 900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3
FCC approval:
Date approved: Jul 13, 2012
FCC ID value: PY7A8880001 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 1.00 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.24 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.24 W/kg

Sony Xperia ion LT28h

HSPA+ only version

Differences from the main variant:
Other: NFC
FCC approval:
Date approved: Aug 01, 2012
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0200 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.08 W/kg
Body: 0.97 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.46 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.42 W/kg

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T

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