Sony Xperia Ion

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
Sony Xperia Ion

Sony Xperia Ion - Price: Rs.27990 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  2. 12 MP Primary Camera
  3. 1.3 MP Secondary Camera
  4. 4.6-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  5. 1.5 GHz Scorpion Dual Core Processor
  6. Full HD Recording
  7. Wi-Fi Enabled
  8. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
Sony’s first ever LTE smartphone, the Sony Xperia Ion is a phone with a list of specs that will make your jaw drop. The Xperia Ion uses the Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and is powered by the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion, Dual Core processor with 1 GB RAM. This killer combination gives you amazing speed and undoubted reliability. The Xperia comes with a 4.6 Inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that supports 1280 x 720 pixel HD resolution and 16 M colours. The Timescape user interface allows for easy use of the phone.

With a 12 megapixel primary camera that offers 16 x digital zoom you won’t be needing another camera on your trips. The amazing picture quality is further enhanced with nifty features like 3D Sweep Panorama, LED flash, Auto Focus and Geotagging that make taking pictures on the Xperia lots of fun. The phone also comes with a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera and supports HD video recording.

The Xperia Ion is quite the entertainment package and comes with an FM radio3D and Motion Games as well as a TV Out Port. The music and video players support a number of formats and xLOUD Audio Filter Technology gives you amazing sound quality.


It’s quite evident that Xepria has been designed with the future in mind and the phone’s bold rectangular bar design certainly makes it look like a device from a Sci-fi movie. The scratch resistant display is backed by Sony’s Bravia engine that delivers increased image quality. And with sensors like the accelerometer and proximity sensor you can enjoy enhanced toggling capabilities.

Storage and Battery

The Android Xperia has an inbuilt memory of 13.2 GB (12.9 GB User Memory). The memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD or micro SDHC cards. Powered by a 1900 mAh battery the Xperia supports up to10 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 4 hours on 3G. The phone delivers standby time of up to 400 hours on 2G and 350 hours on 3G.

Connectivity and Features

The phone is equipped with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB tethering so you can stay connected no matter where you are. Send and receive emails, browse using the Android browser and stay connected with friends using Facebook and Twitter. The Xperia Ion also makes quite the travel buddy with A-GPS and Google Maps. Other useful applications on this phone include Google Talk, Gmail and Android Market. The Xperia has Bluetooth a micro USB port as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Overall, the Sony Xperia Ion is an ultra modern machine dressed in stunning design.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Ion

In Sales PackageCharger, Battery, Headset, Warranty Card, Handset, USB Cable,
User Manual
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync)
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
Handset ColorsBlack, White & Red
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor1.5 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion, Dual Core
GraphicsAdreno 220
Size4.6 Inches
ResolutionHD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Color16 M
Other Display FeaturesScratch Resistant, Auto Rotation, Gesture Input, Bravia Engine,
Screenshot Capturing, Pinch-to-Zoom
Primary CameraYes, 12 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 1.3 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes, 1920 x 1080
HD RecordingHD, Full HD
ZoomDigital Zoom - 16x
Other Camera Features3D Sweep Panorama, Auto Focus, Face Detection, Geotagging,
Image Stabiliser, Red-eye Reduction, Self Timer, Video Light,
Scene Recognition, Smile Shutter, Touch Focus
Size68x133x10.6 mm
Weight144 g
Type1900 mAh
Talk Time10 hrs (2G), 4 hrs (3G)
Standby Time400 hrs (2G), 350 hrs (3G)
Internal13.2 GB (12.9 GB User Memory)
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory1 GB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail, Adobe Flash 11
Pre-installed BrowserAndroid
3GYes, 21.1 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP 1.2, EDR, AVRCP 1.0,
HFP 1.5, HSP 1.1, OPP 1.1, PAP 1.0)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports eAAC, MP3, WAV
Video PlayerYes, Supports 3GPP, MP4, H.264, H.263
Sound EnhancementxLOUD Audio Filter Technology
RingtoneMP3, Polyphonic
SAR Value1.02 W/Kg
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor,
Magnetometer, Gyroscope
Additional FeaturesNFC, MMS Enabled, Airplane Mode, Alarm Clock, Calculator,
Calendar, Timer, Stopwatch, HDMI Support, Security,
3D and Motion Games, Sound Recorder, Predictive Text Input,
TV Out Port
Important AppsFacebook, Google Talk, Twitter, YouTube, Google Voice Search,
Google Search, Android Market, Gmail
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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