Sony Xperia Ion Review: A Powerful Smartphone in High-End Segment
After launching a series of high-end and amazing smartphones, Sony has added one more fabulous Xperia device on its list. The manufacturer has launched a striking Sony Xperia Ion smartphone that comes packed with a lot of specs that demand more attention from people. Read the Sony Xperia Ion review to know more about this all new and sexy gadget.
Elegant Design :
The most attractive feature on this device is its elegant screen that sports 4.6 inches of HD display. Due to its fine display color and long screen, the phone looks more eye-catchy. More than this, the 4.6-inch 16M color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touch display gives complete viewing even when it is taken at outdoors. The screen is bright and is very clear. So, the users can easily browse through the apps, pictures and other things. The display of this device does not feature Super AMOLED screen, but at least it has HD technology integrated.
After seeing Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia U, the design of this smartphone does not really amaze us. If compared this device with other high end smartphones in the market, this device is relatively heavier with 5.08oz and is also thicker at 0.42-inch. The weight increased due to the use of brushed metallic material that easily attracts dirt. Other than this, the build quality of Xperia Ion is very good and adds to the elegance than any other plastic-like devices. Though the device does not share that design style which we have found on HTC One X and Nokia Lumia 900.
The Ion offers 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) and sports scratch-resistant glass and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine for added experience.
Excellent Camera :
Another best spec about this smartphone is its spectacular 12 megapixels autofocus camera that comes loaded with LED flash and geo tagging. The camera also features multi angle shot which is hardly found in other high end smartphones. The picture quality is excellent and is better as compared to the HTC One X. The camera also features 342ppi that improves the display quality. The powerful 12MP camera offers 1080p video recording and is a great choice for those who do not want to carry a separate camera for video shooting and clicking pictures.
Other than the primary camera, the Xperia Ion also holds 1.3 megapixel front facing camera that also offers 720p video recording feature.
Abundant Memory :
This is a true high end smartphone and comes with 16 GB in-build storage. If this seems less then Sony has also provided microSD card slot for additional memory of up to 32 GB.
Other Features :
Going beyond the display quality, the phone runs smoothly and gives good response, mainly due to the advanced integration of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System. And to support this amazing OS, the device is loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual core processor. This dual-core feature offers amazing performance where two cores act smartly in boost the speed. Besides, you can enjoy multitasking due to the dual-core processor. Multitasking is further supported by a 1 GB RAM which seems common these days for such powerful smartphone. The phone weighs 144 grams which means it is a little bulkier than the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3. However, it has got both sleek and style to flaunt. The screen features cold glass and the top and bottom of the device boast soft-touch plastic.
The phone supports Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band 3G (HSDPA – 21Mbps / HSUPA – 5.76Mbps). The phone features three LTE network connectivity options which would like by many. The dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 220 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, and Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset altogether offers good performance that would cater to the requirements of users. The camera offers 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second with stereo sound and continuous autofocus.
For connectivity, the Sony Xperia Ion smartphone supports GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA, microHDMI port (TV launcher), microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1, voice dialing, stereo FM radio along with RDS, standard 3.5 mm headset jack, 16GB internal memory and microSD card slot, Deep Facebook integration, Adobe Flash 11 support, PlayStation certified, and accelerometer and proximity sensor.
Long-Lasting Battery :
The all new Sony Xperia Ion gives a talktime battery backup of up to 10 hours as said by Sony, but expect the battery to flush its power soon if the music is played and apps are run for little longer. On the other hand, if you wish to carry several batteries along with you to change and use then this is not the ideal choice for you.
This high-end Sony Xperia Ion is priced at Rs. 36,999 and worth the specs provided by Sony.
The Xperia Ion gets a lot of appreciation in the market for its camera, battery, display, and user interface. All these features along with memory, processor and OS make this camera worth a lot. You can count on video recording which is really very good and it comes along with active noise cancellation. All the Android apps are available along with browsing apps provided on Play Store. Wi-Fi could bring a little problem as it takes some time to locate the network. Those who seek for gaming smartphone, this one can be a good choice as it is a Play Station Certified device that offers sync option. The screen clarity will give you more pleasure while playing games. All in all, if you are looking for a smartphone in range of Rs. 30,000 then Xperia Ion is the best choice that comes with almost all required features along with additions to give extra-ordinary experience.
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