Sony Xperia Ion HSPA Price in Pakistan

Sony Xperia Ion HSPA Price in Pakistan

Update: 07 Mar, 2014
Rs. 32,000

Sony Xperia Ion HSPA Review

After the instant success of smart phones, the mobile phone market is buzzing with new releases one after the other. Sony may not be a very popular brand in mobile phones but that certainly hasn’t stopped it from making great phones with brilliant features, like the Sony Xperia Ion HSPA.

There’s no denying the fact that the Xperia Ion is a beautiful phone, inside out. From its physical appearance to its performance and features, everything is top notch. The phone has an extremely slim and smart build. 133mm in height, 68mm in width and 10.8mm in height combined with a weight of 144 grams, covered in an all black metallic suit makes the phone a stunner. Furthermore with its 4.55 inch LED, backlit LCD screen, with a capacitive touch screen, resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, the phone has amazing display credibility. The added multi touch and scratch-resistant glass protection makes it even more beautiful and valuable a feature.

The Sony Xperia Ion operates on an Android Operating System of v2.3 Gingerbread; this can be seen as a slight disadvantage as the Android phone generations have moved to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. On the brighter side, though, the phone has a chipset of Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon and a Dual-core 1.5 GHz central processing unit. It comes with an internal memory of 13.2 GB and a 1GB RAM; despite the tremendous amount of data storage available, the phone also has an external memory card slot that supports micro SD cards of 32 GB. All these great features make the phone’s performance faster and devoid of all time lags.

Since it’s established that the phone works fast enough let’s talk about how well it communicates. Well, it works on a micro SIM, supports 2G, and 3G and a lot more. The Xperia Ion also allows data packaged of GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, and has a speed of HSDPA. It comes with a Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and a USB port that allows for PC synchronization.

Now let’s take a look at the multimedia side of the phone. We’ve already established the good quality display that the phone holds which obviously enhances your multimedia experience of viewing photos and videos on this phone.

Furthermore the phone has a primary camera of 12 megapixel that comes with autofocus, LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilization. It also has a secondary camera of 1.3 mega pixel, and a great video quality with continuous autofocus. The sound quality of MP3 playing is also good enough to do justice to the rest of the features. The phone has Radio, supports Java, runs a HTML5 web browser and has GPS.

With a battery life of Li-Ion 1900 mAH, that gives a stand by time of 400hours, talk time 10 hours, and music playing up to 12 hours; this phone is a great smart phone that can readily compete in the market. Given that its price range is quiet high, it can be justified by all the above mentioned features.

Sony Xperia Ion HSPA Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 2012, April
  • Status Available. Released 2012, June

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Up to 86 kbps
  • EDGE Up to 237 kbps
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) Yes
  • 3G (Speed) HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) 400 h (2G) / 350 h (3G)
  • Talk Time (Approx.) 10 h (2G) / 4 h (3G)
  • Music Play Time 12 h

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU Capacity Dual-core 1.5 GHz
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
  • GPU For Graphics Adreno 220
  • Internal Memory 13.2 GB (12.9 GB user available)
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM 1 GB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)
  • Body Weight 144 g (5.08 oz)
  • Body Dimensions 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm (5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
  • Colors Black, Red

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps
  • Photo Editor No
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
  • Audio Player Support MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support Yes

Sony Xperia Ion HSPA Features

  • 4.55 Inches LED-backlit LCD, Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 144 g Weight
  • 13.2 GB Internal Memory (12.9 GB user-available memory) with 1 GB RAM
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus Back Camera with LED flash
  • 1.3MP Camera for Video Calling
  • Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.1
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Available in Black and Red Colors
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player and MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • Internet Features: Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar and Google Talk etc
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1900 mAh
  • Stand-by up to 400 h (2G) / up to 350 h (3G)
  • Talk time up to 10 h (2G) / up to 4 h (3G)
  • Music play up to 12 Hours