Review: Sony Xperia Ion

What’s unique about the Sony Xperia Ion, you might wonder. The smart device is the largest smartphone from Sony and is also the first LTE device from the company.

The device sports a 4.5-inch display with a metal rear that looks nice and stylish, but after a few months of hard use it could come up with scratches.

The 323ppi 720p display provides lovely colors, but outdoor visibility is far from good. Above all, the device lacks the automatic brightness sensor therefore you need to adjust the visibility of the screen for every scenario.

On the camera side, the device comes with two cameras a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

The Xperia Ion comes preinstalled with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and powered by a 1.5 GHz Scorpion Dual Core Processor. Other specifications include 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and the expandable storage capacity of 32 GB.

Verdict

Yes indeed, it is an excellent device with very significant features. But outdated software and hardware features could make it less compatible as time goes by.

Features

Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread with custom Sony skin

4.5-inch 1280×720 TFT display with Bravia Engine

1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 SoC w/ Adreno 220 GPU

1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage

12MP camera w/ flash and dedicated shutter button

WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, NFC

1900mAh non-removable battery

GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/1900/2100, LTE 700/1700/2100Mhz

133 x 68 x 10.8 mm

144g

 

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