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Overall 7

AT&T Sony Xperia ion review

18 November 2014
  • Excerpt: For decades, the Sony brand has stood above the competition in consumer electronics. Sony was considered the gold standard by which everyone else was judged. While the company has fallen from its glory days and its market share has suffered significantly due to competition from Samsung and LG, Sony products still have a unique style which ...
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Análisis de Sony Xperia Ion

3 November 2014
  • Summary: El nuevo teléfono Sony Xperia Ion está pensado para el público más exigente de los teléfonos móviles inteligentes . Tiene una cámara de fotos increíble, buena capacidad de reproducción multimedia y una pantalla lo suficientemente grande para no necesitar forzar la vista para disfrutar textos, videos y todo tipo de juegos desde el móvil.
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Better late than never

Gear Patrol
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: After buying out Ericsson’s share of their joint venture earlier this year, Sony’s inaugural run of solo-branded smartphones shows the Japanese heavyweight has no intention of ceding the market just yet to Korean competitors like Samsung and LG without a fight. The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch 720p display with a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, a 12 megapixel Exmor R camera sensor, NFC support, and PlayStation gaming certification.
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Overall 5

Sony Xperia ion Review

22 October 2012
  • Summary: I guess ‘old wine in a new bottle’ is how I would describe the Xperia ion. The phone is essentially an Xperia S with new overalls, a larger battery, slightly larger screen and a microSD card card slot. And for just this, Sony is asking for Rs. 36,000! That’s a good six grand more than the current price of the Xperia S . Like I said in the beginning, the ion just doesn’t have any place in the market right now, it’s a phone that should not exist.
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T) review: Elegant smartphone stumbles

20 October 2012
  • Summary: The $99.99 Sony Xperia Ion looks like a good Android deal but its weaknesses make it not worth even the budget price.
  • Pros: The affordable Sony Xperia Ion has solid call quality and swift 4G LTE that ties into Sony's vast entertainment empire.
  • Cons: Lackluster images and video belie the Xperia's claimed 12MP camera. It's also held back by an old processor and an outdated OS.
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Sony Xperia Ion: First Sony 4G LTE Mobile – Wow

30 September 2012
  • Summary: With careful pricing and an eventual international release, Sony could stand to make a mint off the Sony Xperia Ion: It is one heck of a mobile phone!
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Overall 7

Sony Xperia Ion

31 August 2012
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia Ion's persona makes you a fan instantly, and has no visible flaws as a phone. It has good looks and stable performance, while presenting you with excellent call clarity and fairly good battery life. However, things start to go wrong the moment the price tag comes into consideration. With the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X available in the same price bracket, the consumers cannot decipher any comparison in the favour of the Xperia Ion.
  • Pros: Very well built, Excellent call quality, 720p display is very crisp, Very pocket able despite bigger display, Classy and understated design elements, Camera quality brilliant in good lighting, Good battery life, Android ICS out of the box
  • Cons: Dual core processor fighting the quad cores, Brings us to the point of the perplexing price tag, Display doesn't have colour punch of an AMOLED
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T)

PC Magazine
17 August 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Ion is a quirky yet powerful media phone with terrific TV connectivity options and poor call quality.
  • Pros: Can be operated with a TV remote. 12-megapixel camera. NFC. Solid build.
  • Cons: Runs older version of Android. Poor phone call quality. Too much non-HD video bloatware. Bugs.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

12 August 2012
  • Summary: Sony Mobile has sure taken its time to deliver the Sony Xperia ion. The 4.55-inch device was first unveiled with the Xperia S about seven months ago at CES 2012 but has only recently resurfaced during a huge local Southeast Asia (SEA) event in late-June where five other Xperia devices were unveiled as well.
  • Pros: Classy and sturdy chassis, Comes with Android 4.0, Overall positive camera performance, Clean UI
  • Cons: Less than stellar handling experience, Battery life can be better, A tad expensive
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia Ion Review

20 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old. This is likely because it was first shown in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many things have changed since then, but the processor and operating system on the Ion have not. This phone runs on Android 2.3, which is two generations behind, and its processing speed isn’t in league with newer superphones like the One X and Galaxy S3.
  • Pros: Cheap $100 price, Top-notch specs, 12-megapixel camera, 4G LTE connectivity
  • Cons: Camera autofocus is slow, Navigation buttons unresponsive, Scratchable screen, Runs old version (2.3) of Android, Outdated processor compared to competitors, USB port cover is cumbersome
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