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
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
Conclusion: Honestly people, the Sony Xperia ion would’ve been a downright success if it were launched months ago. At the time of its official unveiling, we were astounded by its commanding specs sheet, but seeing that it took an extremely long time coming to market, its appeal has lessened – even more now that we’ve experienced the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III for AT&T .
Pros: Killer $99.99 on-contract price, Sharp looking HD Reality Display, Sturdy construction, Heavy with Multimedia
Sony launches an LTE phone with a 720p screen in the US, but is it really ready for the big leagues?
24 June 2012
Summary: It might be a little unfair to compare the Sony Xperia ion to current flagships on AT&T, namely the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III. Both of those phones cost twice as much on-contract as Sony's offering. However, over the life of a two-year contract that $100 difference looks much less enticing.
Pros: Great 720p screen, Solid, well-built, LTE
Cons: Android 2.3, Camera doesn't live up to its megapixels, S3 processor
Summary: This seems like the season for big screen phones, and the latest to arrive on our shores (and our office) is the 4.55-inchdisplay toting Sony Xperia ion. Verily, a device meant to captivate people, albeit those with deep pockets. Looks good, performs brilliantly The Xperia ion is a stunner. Sony has used rich plastics for ion that give this device a classy look.
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia ion is one of the most powerful Android smartphones available in its price range. The only problem with it is that it is driving an older version of the Android software, one that is more than one clean step behind the latest flavor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As it is seemingly stuck with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is the Sony Xperia ion still worth a look?
Excerpt: Bildiğiniz gibi Sony, diğer markalar 4.3 inçin üzerine çıkmasına rağmen en büyük ekranlı akıllı telefonunu Xperia S olarak belirlemişti. Xperia S, 4.3 inç boyutuna sahipti. 2012'nin başlarında piyasaya çıkan bu telefon, artan ekran boyutu ihtiyacını karşılamak için geri döndü diyebiliriz. Tabii ki Xperia Ion ile.
Pros: Ekranı gayet güzel, Malzeme kalitesi iyi, Ergonomisi fena değil, Kamera kalitesi yüksek
Sony Xperia ion : un smartphone Android avec un grand écran
29 October 2012
Excerpt: Visant le même segment de marché que le Galaxy S3, le Sony Xperia iON se distingue par son grand écran HD 720p de 4,6 pouces proposant une résolution de 1280 x 720 pixels. Avec ce smartphone, Sony Mobile Communications surfe sur la tendance des terminaux à grand écran, sans pour autant se placer dans le même créneau que le Galaxy Note de Samsung, dont l’écran mesure 5,3 pouces.