Sony Xperia ion

Announced:
Jan 09, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Sony Xperia ion

Announced: Jan 09, 2012
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(4.00h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.5 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

323 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

63.48 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.20 x 2.68 x 0.42 inches (132 x 68 x 10.6 mm)

Weight:

5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Colors:

Black

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.1.2, 4.0, 2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1900 mAh

Talk time:

10.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1291 min)

Stand-by time:

16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)

Talk time (3G):

4.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17

Data:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Radio:

FM

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

This device is also known as Sony LT28at, Sony LT28i

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia ion LT28i

International version

Differences from the main variant:

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 13, 2012

FCC ID value:

PY7A8880001 link

FCC 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

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.08 W/kg

Body:

0.97 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.46 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.42 W/kg

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.42 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (323 ppi)

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.

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