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Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 452 reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The camera and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery and portability. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation.

performance, screen, camera, price, size

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments about the reliability and portability are mixed. There are some negative views about the battery.

camera, performance, price, screen, usability

battery

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia ION LT28i Factory Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone - International Version (Black)Sony Xperia ION LT28i Factory Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone - International Version (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Ion pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ion, or should that be Sony Xperia Ion, is a 4.6-inch display touting Android smartphone coming to AT&T in the US. Launched at

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Ion

 

First Look: Sony gets in the LTE, 12 megapixel game.

All told the Xperia Ion doesn't quite manage to wow us, but it's certainly a very capable handset that is sure to be a sound investment when it arrives in the Spring.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Raymond Lau (techgoondu.com)

Hands-on: Sony shows off Xperia ion in Singapore, no sticker price yet

 

Sony on Wednesday unveiled a range of smartphones for the region, with the new Xperia ion standing at its vanguard.

Sony isn’t talking prices yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as they do.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Ion

 

The Xperia Ion made its official debut at CES in January, and was billed as a US exclusive. However, Sony has since confirmed that the handset will be landing on UK soil - minus its support for LTE speeds.

This is good news for those of you after a Sony-branded high-end smartphone, as despite touting a near identical design to its Xperia S sibling, the Ion touts a whopping 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 Reality Display. The top-end specs don't stop there, as you'll...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Chapman (knowyourmobile.com)

Sony Xperia Ion review: first look

 

The latest Sony Xperia phone may have lost the word Ericsson from its title, thanks to some rebranding by the company, but it has also gained a lot in return.

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ion Review

 

Sony wasn't kidding around when they said they would only make smartphones and abandon feature phones completely. But we feel they've reached a point where it's a little ridiculous now and they seem to be getting really sloppy with their launches. A...

The video player is a little disappointing since you only get the stock Android player, which only plays MP4 and WMV. You do have options to stream video via DLNA though. The Xperia ion handles 1080p videos like a champ without skipping a frame. HD...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ion Review - Tech2

 

Sony wasn't kidding around when they said they would only make smartphones and abandon feature phones completely.

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!...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia Ion Review

 

The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old.

The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old. This is likely because it was 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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

 

Sony was the talk of town during CES 2012 back in January and the Xperia ion for AT&T was among the main reasons why. Launched alongside the Xperia S, the Sony Xperia ion took the great honor of being the company's first LTE smartphone. To make the...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; Tri-band 3G with 21Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Category 3 LTE network connectivity ; 4.6" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine;...

Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread out of the box doesn't cut it for a high-end device this far into 2012 ; Display has sub-par side viewing angles ; Underwhelming front touch buttons and side camera key ; Non-user replaceable battery

Let's be honest here - Sony missed a great opportunity with the Xperia ion for AT&T. Had the device hit the shelves shortly after its announcement, it would have enjoyed a flagship status and a higher price tag, along with the potential for selling in...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Sony Xperia Ion Review: Great Display and Camera, Old Software

 

The Sony Xperia Ion ($99 with a new two-year contract on AT&T) is an Android phone with exceptional hardware: It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and a massive high-resolution display powered by Sony's own Bravia display engine....

Great looking screen ; Takes above average pictures

Ships running an old OS ; Navigation buttons don't always work

The Sony Xperia Ion sounds impressive on paper, but has a few shortcomings that keep it from being on top.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:12
Continuous video playback time:3
Standby time (2G):400
Standby time (3G):350
Talk time (2G):10
Talk time (3G):4

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

3D recording: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.6 / 11.7 / 115.6 / 116.8
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:319
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1024

Messaging

Chat:No / Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AMR, LC-AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / AMR, eAAC+, LC-AAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AMR, MP3, MP4 / AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, VP8, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, MP4 / AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G, 4G / 4G
GPRS multislot class:10
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar:Y / Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
FM Transmitter: Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Maps with Street Viev and Lattitude / Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Maps with Street View and Latitude\n / Google Voice Search\n Google Talk with video chat\n Google Mail\n Google Calendar\n Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:APQ8060 / MSM 8260

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:2
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:13.2 / 16
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 10.6 / 13.3
Height :1.08 / 13.3 / 133
Weight:144
Width:6.8 / 68