Expert Review of Sony Xperia Ion Black
Sony Xperia Ion comes with the dimensions 133mm x 68mm x 10.8mm and weighs 144 grams. The device is powered by the Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 along with Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset and a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor. The device comes with a massive 12 megapixel camera that features loads of other facilities. There is also a secondary1.3 megapixel camera just to add icing to the cake. The LAN is powered by Wi-Fi as expected, while the RAM is pretty formidable with 1GB allowing the user to have quick access to the application that the device has to offer. The internal storage capacity is also pretty impressive with 16GB while the user can further expand it up to 32GB with the help of the microSD card slot. The device comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1900 mAh that lets the user operate on the device for long hours without his or her work being cut out in the middle. Other features offered by the device includes a music player and a video player along with a FM radio in the multimedia department.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Xperia Ion comes with a 4.55 inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen that is powered by a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels along with a pixel density of 323 ppi. The screen also gives 16 Million colors and is protected by the scratch resistant glass.
Sony Xperia Ion comes with loads of multimedia features including the music player that makes sure that the user gets to listen to his or her favourite songs that are compatible with the formats MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. There is also the video player that makes sure that the user can watch videos with great quality and clarity. The video player is compatible with the formats MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV. The stereo FM with RDS feature makes sure that the user gets to access all the popular radio stations with ease and comfort.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Xperia Ion comes powered by a colossal 12 mega pixel camera that makes sure that the user can click pictures with utmost clarity and comfort. The camera comes backed by loads of features including autofocus and LED flash. The autofocus feature makes sure that the user gets to click pictures with absolute precision even when the hands of the user are shaky and not steady. The LED flash feature on the other hands make sure that the user can click pictures in the dark when the natural light is not satisfactory. Other features offered by the camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization. There is also a video recorder that allows the user to shoot videos with great quality. The video recorder is powered by the facilities such as continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer. If all this was not enough, the user further gets a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixel.
Sony Xperia Ion comes powered by Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot that makes sure that the user gets to connect with the web at a faster pace and download data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can further surf the web and access popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Internal and External Memory
Sony Xperia Ion comes backed by an internal memory of 16 GB which is huge. The user thus can store massive amounts of data including music files, games, images and videos. The 1 GB RAM makes sure that the user can access all the resources of the system at a faster pace. If by any means the memory of the device is not enough the user can further store more data by stretching the memory even further up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card slot.
Applications and Gaming
Sony Xperia Ion comes loaded with lots of games and applications that would keep the user entertained and engaged. Since the device is backed by the Android 2.3 operating system, the user can further download more from the web as the android market for apps and games is huge.
Sony Xperia Ion comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1900 mAh that makes sure that the user can operate on the device for long hours without his or her entertainment being cut short. The user further gets a talk time of Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 4 h (3G) along with a standby time of Up to 400 h (2G) / Up to 350 h (3G).
Sony Xperia Ion comes loaded with lots of data connectivity features including the bluetooth feature that makes sure that the user gets to connect the device with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also the GPRS and EDGE technology with the GPRS feature allowing the user to keep track of the desired destination with ease and comfort. There is also the Wi-Fi feature that allows the user to access the web and download data including songs, games, images and videos. The is also the access to NFC technology which is near field communication along with the standard USB port that makes sure that the user gets to exchange data with their computers and laptops.
Sony Xperia Ion as compared to Sony Xperia S has a camera of identical strength. Both the devices also have identical secondary camera strength. Sony Xperia Ion has a better battery life but Sony Xperia S has a better built-in storage capacity with 32 GB.