Design and Specifications
Sony Xperia Ion is one of the best devices in Xperia lineup. It has a rectangular bar design that makes it look stylish and elegant at the same time. The phone features a 4.55-inch HD LED-backlit LCD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and has pixel density of 323 ppi. The device has a powerful combination of 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM that certainly makes the phone fast and smooth. Adreno 220 GPU inside let the games run smooth so can make the most of it. The phone runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and it can be upgraded to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The device comes with a few tweaks of Timescape UI that makes the user interaction better than stock Android. The phone has a micro-SIM card slot so only mini SIM cards are compatible with it. The dimensions of the phone are 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm (5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in) respectively and it weighs 144 grams.
Camera and Multimedia
The device sports a 12 MP top-notch camera with LED flash. The camera is so powerful that it can capture images at a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels and it can record full HD videos at 30 fps. The camera offers wide variety of focusing and filtering options such as face detection, smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and many more. The phone has a 1.3 MP secondary camera for making video calls through 3G or Wi-Fi. The phone is amazing to browse through Internet content and watch videos. The LED-backlit LCD screen is wonderful to watch videos and play games. The phone has xLOUD audio filter technology that enhances the audio experience on the phone.
Connectivity and Features
The device only has 2G and 3G network support. It does not support 4G so you can call it a little left behind but in other cases the phone is worth it. The device has Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) that is good for browsing Internet at lightening speed. The device lets you share your mobile data though Wi-Fi by turning on the Wi-Fi hotspot. It ships with Google service applications such as Gmail, Hangouts, YouTube and many more.
Battery and Storage
Xperia Ion packs a 1900 mAh Li-Ion battery that offers up to 10 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time. The device comes with 13.2 GB of internal storage out of which 12.9 GB is available for the user. The storage on the phone can be extended via micro SD card slot.