Sony Xperia ion

Launch: Aug, 2012

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Review Summary based on 8 expert review(s)


  • Classy and understated design elements
  • Very good build quality
  • Nice display with sharp details, high pixel density of 323 ppi, neutral color production, and acceptable viewing angles
  • Android interface skinned with Sony's UI
  • Good camera
  • Great video player

  • Capacitive buttons feel unresponsive at times
  • Power, volume, and camera buttons are barely raised and difficult to feel out
  • No light sensor, for automatic brightness
  • Browser has some noticeable jerkiness with pinch zooming and kinetic scrolling
  • Loud speaker is mediocre with its distorted tones and weak volume output
  • Low volume earpiece

Click through to read the 8 expert reviews:

1. Phone Arena 2. Engadget 3. Pcworld 4. Igyaan 5. Tech2 6. Thinkdigit 7. TechRadar 8. Hindustantimes

Video Review, handpicked by phoneCURRY

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Android 4.0 (Upgradeable to 4.1)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4.6 inches medium
  • Screen Resolution: 720x1280 pixels (~ 319 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD, Scratch resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz, Dual Core
  • RAM: 1 GB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 13.2 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1900 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 400 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 10.00 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 144 gm medium
  • Thickness: 10.6 mm medium

Camera

  • Camera: 12.1 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization, Exmor R, Video Light, Video Stabilization
  • Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP

Music

  • Music Player
  • FM Radio
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • TV Out, via HDMI
  • DLNA
  • NFC

Apps

  • App Store: Google Play Store
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer
  • Youtube App
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Noise Filtration
  • BRAVIA Engine
  • xLOUD loudness enhancement
  • 3D and Motion Gaming
  • PlayStation Certified Device
  • Sony Entertainment Network (Music Unlimited, Videos Unlimited)
  • Music Recognition
  • TV Launcher
  • WiFi Direct
  • ANT+ technology
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the "magic score" for a phone!

Brand Value-for-Money Rating

average phonecurry internal rating for other phones launched by this brand
6-month average
3.07/5
Good
12-month average
3.04/5
Good

Brand Perception

brand perception based on brand equity surveys
Very Good

Service Quality Rating

overall service/support rating, taking into account both density of service network, and service quality perception based on user surveys
Good

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