Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia J/ST26i / ST26a
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Sony Xperia J
4 October 2014
Summary: Sadly, the Sony Xperia J’s just not worth your time in late 2012: top notch phones that came out earlier this year, like the HTC One X and One S - and even last year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 - are around the same price on contract, and much more powerful, and easy on the eye.
Excerpt: Sony’s Xperia J is getting on a bit, but it’s still a part of the new Xperia family, some of which I really like. The Xperia J isn’t a good phone though, and it’s pretty costly for what it offers.
Conclusion: We find it hard to recommend the Xperia J despite its design, screen quality, camera and battery life. It doesn't do Android justice coupling mid-range positioning with a 1GHz single core processor.
Pros: Great screen, Long lasting battery, Beautiful design
Cons: Underpowered for price, Stuttery user interface, Camera exposure issues
Summary: Portfolio expansion. Sony is currently launching a torrent of new Xperia models on the market in order to satisfy all conceivable target groups. How will the 4-inch midrange model, featuring a clock rate of 1 GHz and a 512 MB working memory, fare in our tests and is the RRP of 239 Euros (~$323)...
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, Good workmanship, Long-lasting battery, Good screen, High contrast, Viewing angle stability, Memory expansion possible, The screen features a very high contrast at a good average brightness. Also, the screen is very stable in regards to viewing angles and provides good col...
Cons: Weak performance, Little working memory, Small internal memory, Does not render HD contents, Heavy bluish cast on pictures, A stronger SoC and a bit more working memory so that routine tasks and multimedia applications run more smoothly.
Conclusion: The styling of the company's flagship smartphone and a screen with more pixels than most people expect for the price give the Sony Xperia J a headstart over the competition. On the other hand, Sony had to make a lot of hard decisions to stay within budget.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.0" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) at around 245 ppi, Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset, 512 MB ...
Cons: Noticeable lag, Non-hot-swappable microSD slot, Image quality a bit of a letdown, No hardware shutter key, No DivX/XviD support, Feeble loudspeaker
Conclusion: Don't even bother, guys. We know that the Sony Xperia J seems like a worthy pick, especially since it carries a very reasonable price tag, but chances are you'll be disappointed by what you'll get in exchange.
Pros: Good display, Relatively decent battery life, Cheap
Cons: Performance is below par, Horrible camera, The lack of light sensor means you have to adjust the screen brightness manually, Annoying physical buttons
Summary: The basics The Sony Xperia J brings the styling and software of Sony’s top notch Xperia T phone downmarket. Like its Bond-backed bigger brother, it packs a curved plastic shell, but there’s a smaller four-inch screen and a lower power 1GHz processor and five megapixel camera.
Pros: There’s a lot to be said for the Sony Xperia J’s screen size - four inches, just like the iPhone 5. It’s not humongous, as many flagship Android phone displays now are (The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stretches a barely practical 5.5-inches across) - you can reach across it with one hand, and for many ...
Cons: While Apple, HTC and Nokia crack on with curvaceous, beautiful designs, Sony’s smartphone hardware is starting to feel a little lacklustre. The smeary black plastic looks and feels cheap, and though arced at the back, the 9.2mm deep phone seems very chunky indeed. In fact, it looks much too much ...
Summary: Sony and Samsung have got their names over so many electronics it’s fascinating. They make music players, televisions, computer and yeah one of the best smart phones too. Sony’s phones might not be as innovative but they are up there in style-design, built and being powerful.
Excerpt: In its new series of Smartphones, Sony has come-up Xperia J - an Android touch screen phone, which is based on the Sony Ericsson's 'Xperia Arc and Xperia Arc S' design. The phone is a striking combination of stylish design and stand-out screen size with clarity and affordability.
Summary: It seems to be raining Xperia smartphones of just about every size, configuration and alphabet extension these days. Cashing in on revived interest in its Xperia range, the handset maker has now added another handset to it, the Xperia J. But will it strengthen the range or confuse users?