Sony Xperia Ion Review

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Sony Xperia Ion was announced on January 2012 but was released after 6 months later on June 2012. So you can definitely make out that Sony has been working for a long time on this Xperia smartphone which was all ready to set it’s mark in the market. Sony Xperia Ion was launched as one of the strong contender to compete against  high end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.

Let’s check out some cool features of Sony Xperia Ion.

Display
It has a 4.55 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen will be something to watch out for. The capability of viewing the videos in HD, it is an experience in itself also the Scratch proof glass gives it more durability and makes it strong to go through rough conditions. It’s 720 x 1280 pixels gives good display quality.

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Sony Xperia Ion is equipped with 12MP primary camera with LED flashand with 1.3MP front camera for video chatting. The 12MP camera comes with so many features that you will always be eager what new can you do on your clicks. Sony Mobiles is known is known for its large range of cameras so it’s 12MP cam will be something to watch out for. Sony have not just stunned the users by the ion’s hardware but also worked on the OS pretty well. It is released with Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is included in Jelly Bean update list .

Processor And RAM
Its Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon dual core processor and 1GB RAM gives awesome 1.5 Ghz speed and helps in multitasking, multiple windows can be opened and the performance is really good. Browser is smooth and scrolling is faster. It comes with Android 4.0(ICS) during its release. Also the HD gaming is a treat to look out for with it’s smooth interface, functioning and speed.

Memory
It has a 16GB internal memory and microSD card slot having the capacity of 32GB memory card. So you get more space to store your pictures, data and your favorite songs.

Body
It is just 144 grams in weight which is pretty heavy for the phone of this size. Its back panel is stylish and made up of stainless steel and aluminium finish.It is covered with rubber texture at the top and bottom which makes it scratch proof also gives a good grip to hold. It has a volume rocker and camera button at the right. Also the power button is located above volume rocker at the right hand side. The 3.5mm headphone jack is located at the top.At the left is hidden beneath the cover is the USB and the HDMI port. It’s back metallic panel is available in Red and Black.

Battery life
It has a standard Li-ion 1900mAh battery which gives good battery life but compared to other smartphones it is less. It has a large screen so it will suck up most of the battery power to keep the backlit on. It gives about 400h in standby mode and about 10h in 2G and 4h in 3G mode.

Verdict
Sony Xperia Ion looks like a really good phone with the awesome screen clarity and 12MP camera adds an ace to its features. It was built to give tough competition to the best smart-phones in the market. It is priced at the reasonable price of nearly Rs.28,990 in India.

MachineHappy Ratings:

LOOKS- 4/5

PERFORMANCE-4/5

FEATURES-3.8/5

Sony Xperia Ion price in India – Rs.28,990