Sony Xperia V
Xperia V at IFA 2012
|Manufacturer||Sony Mobile Communications|
|Compatible networks||2G GSM/EDGE/GPRS: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA+: 850, 900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE: 800, 850, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
|First released||Q4 2012|
|Predecessor||Sony Xperia P|
|Successor||Sony Xperia Z|
|Related||Sony Xperia acro S, Sony Xperia go
Sony Xperia AX SO-01E (Japan)
Sony Xperia VL SOL21 (Japan)
|Dimensions||129 mm (5.1 in) H
65 mm (2.6 in) W
10.7 mm (0.42 in) D
|Weight||120 g (4.2 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or Android 4.3 (Jellybean)|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960|
|CPU||1500 MHz dual-core Krait|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Removable storage||32 GB, microSD or microSDHC|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
|Display||4.3 in diagonal with 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen
TFT 1280×720 (342 ppi) display
|Rear camera||13 megapixels back-side illuminated sensor
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
|Front camera||0.3 megapixels VGA|
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
|Other||Available in black, white and pink|
The Sony Xperia V is a smartphone designed, developed and marketed by Sony Mobile. Unveiled on 29 August 2012 in Berlin, the Xperia V belongs to Sony's handset line up of the second half of 2012, which includes the flagship Xperia T and the entry-level Xperia J. The 4.3-inch (110 mm) device employs a 1280×720 (720p) pixel resolution display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera, while protected by a water-resistant outer skin.
The device was officially announced by Sony on 29 August 2012 in Berlin along with the Xperia J and T. The device is water and dust resistant which is similar to the Xperia go and Xperia acro S. It is slated for a release during the fourth quarter of 2012.
The phone has a capacitive touchscreen display that measures 4.3 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 342 ppi equipped with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 which enhances the display of the device. It is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colours and supports multitouch. The camera of the device has 13 megapixels capable of 16 times digital zoom with Sony's Exmor R for low light capturing. It is capable of video recording at 1080p HD and also video calling. The phone also features a VGA front facing camera with 0.3 megapixels. The device has a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB RAM, internal storage of 8 GB and an external slot for storage expansion up to 64 GB. The device is also NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled which can be used with Xperia SmartTags, or for low value financial transactions, as NFC becomes more widespread in use, with the appropriate applications from Google Play. The device also features a micro USB connector with USB on the Go support It also has a scratch resistant and shatter proof glass and a dust (IP5X) and water resistant (IPX5/7) rating, similar to the Sony Xperia acro S.
The phone is released with Sony's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich integrated with Facebook and theainment Network]], allowing users to access Music & Video Unlimited. Other than that, the device also has the Walkman music player with a manual equalizer and is DLNA certified.
The operating system can be upgraded to Version 4.3 Jellybean from 29 January (see bottom of page), with Android version 4.4 KitKat under official investigation 
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