Sony Xperia ion

price N/A launch Aug, 2012

phonecurry review summary prepared from 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

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  • Smartphone OS: Android 4.0 (Upgradeable to 4.1)


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


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


  • Internal Memory: 13.2 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot: Yes


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


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


  • 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


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


  • App Store: Google Play Store
  • Noise Filtration
  • FM Radio
  • 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
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