Brilliantly designed entertainment hub
The Sony Xperia ION comes with innovative entertainment features in the form of xLOUD experience, Timescape integrated with Twitter, motion and 3D gaming and TV launcher. These come apart from the phone’s ability to support all the basic social networking apps and various mp3 and video formats. You can also take advantage of the stunning camera accompanied by an equally brilliant display. Overall, a power-packed mediabox in your pocket.
Sony has lagged behind in the U.S. smartphone market, but the company hopes to turn a corner with its first post-Ericsson smartphone, the Xperia ion. The device leverages many of Sony\'s unique assets, including its own sensor for the 12-megapixel camera and a mobile version of Sony\'s TV Bravia engine for the 4.6-inch HD display. Plus, the ion taps into Sony\'s wide array of media content and is PlayStation certified. Add in 4G LTE speeds and NF...
Pros: Bright and sharp 4.6-inch 720p display; Superb 12-MP camera; 4G LTE at value price; SmartTags feature lets you control the phone from a keychain
Cons: Ships with older Android Gingerbread 2.3.7; Heavier and thicker than competing smartphones; Capacitive buttons hard to read; Tinny audio from speaker; ;
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 252 ratings)
Overall: I did not buy this phone from Flipkart, nevertheless I want to share my experience with this phone with other prospective buyers.nnPros:n-----n- Excellent 12MP Camera. Better than the one in any other phone. Pictures are of great clarity and quality.nn- PowerSaver is a good featurennCons:n-----n- Its been not even 3 months and my phone refused to get charged. Took it to the Sony authorized service center at Vadapalani, Chennai. The engineer checked the phone for 2 hours and asked me to submit the phone to them for deeper investigation! Then came the shock - I called them the next day and was informed that motherboard has to be replaced and this would take a minimum of 10 days time! The only consolation being the device is in warranty still!nn- The length of the usb cable that is provided for charging the phone is very very short. Have never seen such a short cable for any device before. Highly impractical designing.nn- Phone has a Micro HDMI port, but no cable is provided in the box. nn- The phone has 4 touch buttons at the bottom. One of them was not responding properly to taps! Beware of this defect. Check before you buy. nn- Does not come with access to Sony Entertainment Network (as told by the sales guy at Univercell - purchased it there). India is not in the list of those countries where access to Sony Entertainment Network is providednn- Also sensed a problem with bluetooth connecting to my car bluetooth system. Did not have the same problem with other phones.nn- Beware that the battery cannot be detached. Its a single unified body at the back