Sony Xperia ion
Sony Xperia ion
|Manufacturer||Sony Mobile Communications|
|Compatible networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900,
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (LT28h) 850/900/1700/1900/2100,
850/1700/1900/2100, UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (LT28at)
700/1700 (Bands 17 and 4)
|First released||2 March 2012|
|Predecessor||Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S|
|Successor||Sony Xperia TL|
|Dimensions||132 × 68 × 10.6 mm|
|Operating system||Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, Update to Jelly Bean 4.1.2|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060|
|CPU||1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 220|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Removable storage||16 GB internal, memory card support up to 32 GB|
|Battery||1900mAh internal battery|
|Data inputs||On-screen QWERTY keyboard|
|Display||4.55 in (116 mm) TFT LCD
720x1280 resolution (323 ppi)
|Rear camera||12.1 megapixels with 1080p video recording and 16x digital zoom|
|Front camera||1.3 megapixels HD 720p|
HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth 2.1,
USB on the go
|Other||Sony Entertainment Networks – Music and Video Unlimited*|
The device has a capacitive touchscreen display that measures 4.6 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 at 323 ppi with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine reality display. The glass that the screen was made from is also scratch resistant and the screen supports multitouch which is also capable of displaying 16 million colours. The phone features a 12 megapixels camera capable of recording high definition videos at 1080p at 30fps with continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer. It also has a front facing camera of 1.3 megapixels capable of recording 720p videos at 30fps. The device is equipped with 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.
The Xperia ion for AT&T (LT28at) was released with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread but it has received an update to Android 4.0.4 on 26 September 2012. The HSPA version (LT28h) came with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed while the LTE version came pre-installed with Gingerbread and then was updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. The Xperia ion is fully Facebook integrated with the Timescape UI with Twitter. The browser supports HTML, HTML5, XHTML, Flash and CSS 3. The phone is also integrated 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 Bluetooth connectivity and is also DLNA certified. Sony Xperia ion received the upgrade Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on 26 June 2013.
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- "Xperia ion HSPA – Developer World". Sony Mobile Developer World. Sony. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "Xperia™ SmartTags". Sony Mobile Communications.
- "Xperia™ SmartTags". Google Play.
- "Xperia ion HSPA Specifications". Sony Mobile Communications.