Yet another Sony smartphone, the 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 radio, 3D 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 Xperia 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 to 10 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.