Sony Xperia Ion

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.55-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
  • Front Camera 1.3MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 1900mAh
  • OS Android 4
Market StatusReleased
Release DateAugust 2012

Sony Xperia Ion Summary

Sony Xperia Ion mobile was launched in August 2012. The phone comes with a 4.55-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. Sony Xperia Ion is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (APQ8060) processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia Ion runs Android 4 and is powered by a 1900mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Ion on the rear packs 12-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia Ion is based on Android 4 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Sony Xperia Ion is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts a Regular-SIM card. The Sony Xperia Ion measures 133.00 x 68.00 x 10.60mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 144.00 grams. It was launched in Black and Red colours.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia Ion include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v2.10, NFC, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 23rd October 2021, Sony Xperia Ion price in India starts at Rs. 20,107.

Sony Xperia Ion Full Specifications

Alternate names LT28h
Brand Sony
Model Xperia Ion
Price in India ₹20,107
Release date August 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 133.00 x 68.00 x 10.60
Weight (g) 144.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1900
Removable battery Yes
Colours Black, Red
Screen size (inches) 4.55
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (APQ8060)
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Operating system Android 4
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 2.10
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Regular
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • How does it fare after a year of use?
    Sahil Shah (May 2, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    When it was launched in mid 2012, Sony was hardly known for its Xperias in India. There was a Samsung wave and almost all smartphones sold were Galaxy branded. This device has been with me more than a year and it fared pretty well with the tasks thrown on it. Obviously cannot be comparing it with today's highly specced devices, here's the detailed review: Design and Ergonomics: It has a flat front with no buttons, squared edges and a curved back. At its thickest part it is more than 10mm, but is very comfortable to hold the device thanks to its curved back. Fitting nicely in the palms it has a screen size of 4.55 inch, comfortable to use with one hand. Display: It has a 720p display with good viewing angles powered by Sony Mobile Bravia and X Reality engine. The display is pleasant to look at and colours look very natural. Camera: It has a 12mp camera which takes great daylight pictures. Lowlight pics look grainy owing to its small aperture. Camera software could have been improved for better overall performance. Performance : Powered by Snapdragon S3 it was fairly outdated at launch. It handles all tasks very well but playing latest graphic intense games will not be a pleasant experience. A ram of 1GB powers thw phone but free Ram is very less leading to problems during multitasking. Battery life: It carries out its task for maximum a day at medium usage(Web browsing half hour, playing games like subway surfer for a hour, keeping myself updated with Facebook). Durability: It has taken many blows but thankfully didn't break. Just a few scratches was all. Software: Using the Timescape UI, it is very minimalistic and User friendly. Launched with ICS, was updated to Jelly Bean 4.1. It is pretty outdated for today's standards but Qualcomm ended supporting the chipset. Using better chipset by Sony would have made a better overal experience. Conclusion: It was one of the best phones one could have bought at that moment. Needing no repairs and giving no problems after a year is very good. Its display and camera were its USP back then and it fares pretty well for me even today.
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