Sony Xperia acro S
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Xperia acro HD SO-03D
|Manufacturer||Sony Mobile Communications|
|First released||3rd quarter of 2012 (global release)|
|Successor||Sony Xperia ZR|
|Related||Xperia S, Xperia acro HD
Sony Xperia acro HD SO-03D (Japan)
Sony Xperia acro HD IS12S (Japan)
|Form factor||Candy bar|
|Dimensions||126 × 66 × 11.9 mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.0|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 1.5GHz|
|CPU||1.5 Ghz dual-core Scorpion|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Removable storage||16 GB internal, up to max 32 GB on microSD/HC card support|
|Battery||Li-Po 1910 mAh (internal)|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer, 3-Axis Gyroscope|
|Display||4.3 inch 1280x720 px "Reality Display" TFT LCD at 342 PPI with Mobile BRAVIA Engine|
|Rear camera||12.1 megapixels with 1080p video recording and 16x digital zoom|
|Front camera||1.3 megapixels with 720p of video recording|
|Connectivity||microUSB, HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, aGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, ANT+, NFC|
|Other||Sony Entertainment Networks - Music and Video Unlimited*|
Xperia acro S fully builds on the success of Xperia acro HD in Japan, which was a bestseller in the country for NTT DoCoMo for 10 weeks since launch in March 2012. The only difference in the global version from the Japanese version is that Japanese-specific features such as infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV functionality are not included.
The phone has a capacitive touchscreen display that measures 4.3 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 at 342 ppi with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine reality display. It supports multitouch and is capable of displaying 16 777 216 colours. The camera has 12 megapixels with autofocus and also Exmor R for low light capturing. It is capable of recording video at 1080p with continuous autofocus, video stabilizer and the phone also features a front facing camera with 1.3 megapixels capable of recording video at 720p. The device features a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, which also supports 32 GB external memory with 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 and a HDMI port for viewing photos and videos on a TV screen. As a dust and water resistant device, it is equipped with a scratch resistant and shatter proof glass and with a dust and water resistant rating of IP57.
The phone is released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is Facebook integrated with the Timescape UI with Twitter. The browser supports HTML, HTML5, XHTML, Flash and CSS 3. The phone is also integrated with stereo FM radio with RDS, PlayStation Certified which allows users to play PlayStation Suite games, and is connected to the Sony Entertainment Network, allowing users to access Music & Video Unlimited. The device has WiFi and WiFi hotspot functionality with 4.0 Bluetooth connectivity and is also DLNA certified. Sony has confirmed that the phone will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
See also 
- "Xperia™ SmartTags". Sony Mobile Communications.
- "Xperia™ SmartTags". Google Play.
- "Sony Xperia acro S specs". Phone Arena.
- "Xperia™ arco S Specifications". Sony Mobile Communications.
- Sony blog 19 Oct 2012