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Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL
alaScore 88

874 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 874 reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony xperia VSony xperia V

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and camera are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reception, and many are less positive about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia sola MT27i-RED Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, and 3.7-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Red)Sony Xperia sola MT27i-RED Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, and 3.7-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Red)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia V review

 

A water-resistant, 4G capable smartphone

Decent screen ; Playstation certified ; NFC ; 4G

ICS not the slickest ; Not available in UK ; Waterproof worry

The Sony Xperia V is a respectable mid- to high-end smartphone and as long as the 4G connectivity doesn't drain the battery and the water resistance tag doesn't let us down in our full review, it looks set to be a strong contender in the LTE market.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

The second in Sony's trio of smartphones announced at IFA is the Xperia V. While not being quite as exciting as the flagship Xperia T, there is still a

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia V

 

Sony has a good thing going with its latest smartphones. We've seen it with the Xperia Z and Tablet Z, now it's going mid-range via the V.

Waterproof, good value for money, 4.3" screen, LTE enabled

Sony includes the navigation buttons onscreen, lens not as wide as we would like, volume rocker a bit small

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia V

 

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia V

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Sony Xperia V “Bond phone”

 

It could well be an affordable LTE phone to bring in the masses, if telecom operators price it attractively when it goes on sale on December 8.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Sony Xperia V: первый взгляд

 

Sony Xperia V: первый взгляд

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

 

It won't be long before those full-HD five-inchers start stealing the show and the older Xperia generation should be preparing for life in their shadow. It doesn't mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time.

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE Cat3 DL 100 Mbps UL 50 Mbps ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit Reality LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2;...

No JellyBean at launch ; Relatively modest battery capacity ; Video recording fails to impress ; No hardware shutter key ; Comes across as overpriced

We're obviously reviewing the Xperia V at a time when the eyes of the Sony faithful are set elsewhere. It's been a year since the Japanese went solo and, although they've blown hot and cold thus far, they seem to have found their pace. With a couple of...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia Z - The 5-inch Contender

 

The Sony Xperia Z is Sony Mobile's first in many areas - first quad-core, first 5.0-inch device, first full HD display, first to support HDR video recording and so on. Will the latest Android 4.1 flagship device revive the company's flogging sales? We...

Adequate 1920p display ; Classy design ; Buttery performance ; Dust and water resistance ; Almost Vanilla Android UI

Major fingerprint magnet ; Below average battery life ; 13-megapixel camera not up to expectations

The Sony Xperia Z might very well be the best Sony Mobile phone thus far - powerful with a speedy quad-core Snapdragon processor, solid build quality, angular design and a competent 5-inch display. Of course, this is topped with LTE and NFC...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia V Review! [video]

 

Sony might not be one of the top manufacturers of phones currently (at least in the US), but how does its new, waterproof device stack up? Josh is here to give you the rundown.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia V - The Bond Phone

 

There aren't many choices when it comes to affordable LTE devices, but here's one up for consideration: the dual-core, Android 4.0 Sony Xperia V shares the stage with the recently announced HTC One SV and Nokia Lumia 820 for the niche and growing...

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:18 / 31
Continuous video playback time:4
Standby time (2G):300 / 430
Standby time (3G):400 / 430
Standby time (4G):270
Talk time (2G):6.55 / 7
Talk time (3G):7
Talk time (4G):270

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Blue / Pink / White
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.9 / 9.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
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: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3.5G, 3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

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

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: 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, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8960 / S4

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:320
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07 / 1.3 / 12.9
Height :1.07 / 11.6 / 12.9
Weight:120 / 126
Width:5.7 / 6.5