Sony Xperia Ion is finally available in US starting at $50 with two years commitment
Contrary to the older Android 2.3 and the dual-core Snapdragon S3 chip, the Sony Xperia Ion sports a 4.6 inch HD Reality display (1280 x 720), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 12MP camera that is equipped with Exmor R sensor and capable of 1080p video recording, NFC and PlayStation certification.
It’s been almost half a year since the Sony Xperia Ion made its first and only appearance at CES, but it is finally available in the US. The Xperia Ion can be purchased by agreeing to a two year commitment and shelling out $100 at AT&T or for $50 at Sony or Best Buy.
Now if anyone is guessing that the Xperia Ion has all things latest and updated then he/ she is probably wrong. Strangely, the Ion offers a mixed package of then and now.
To be clear, the Xperia Ion runs on the outdated Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 paired along a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor. Contrary to this, the Ion sports a 4.6 inch HD Reality display (1280 x 720), 1GB of RAM, a 1900 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage and a 12MP camera that is equipped with Exmor R sensor and capable of 1080p video recording.
And that’s not all; the Sony Xperia Ion comes with NFC and PlayStation certification, and the battery offers an impressive 6 hours when put to its maximum. So, considering that the Ion comes with an older version of Android, it doesn’t lacks when it comes to hardware and software or performance.
The Xperia Ion weighs around 138.9 grams and is 11.7mm in thickness. Other specs include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro SIM, micro HDMI, micro USB, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 720p front camera.
The Xperia Ion could have been one of the heavy-weight contenders with the latest Android OS and an upgraded processing chip, but it’s not to be so. However, the low pricing along with the NFC and other specs could still lure-in consumers.